Chef’s Log 79: Finnished (Welcome to Syö-mi)

Salutations homo sapiens (although I hesitate to use that term given the original meaning of the word ‘sapien’). Loyal readers, as well as casual readers who happened to glance at the blog on that particular day, will recall that I made a rather significant (some might say game-changing) announcement approximately 1 year ago, human time. I am now pleased to confirm that this event has indeed come to pass. I have spent the last few months exploring, observing and meticulously documenting the culinary habits and culture of what is now my new home—Finland. Continue reading

Chef’s Log 70: An Ode to the Irish Baileys Cheesecake at The French Window Patisserie

O dessert most divine, surely you do not belong on this humble Earth
Most would have used boring old wine, but the Baileys added such a thrill
Your complexity and depth of flavour had no perceivable dearth
No matter how many spoonfuls I had, I just could not have my fill

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