Tag Archives: Side dishes

Puree of Mushrooms with Braised Celery

No restaurant is attached to this dish, although I am apt to believe it is associated with Forum of the Twelve Caesars to accompany the Filet Mignon Caesar Augustus that precedes it. An excellent, if dated, side dish. I especially enjoyed the braised celery in beef stock.


Carciofi Vignarola (Garnished Artichoke Hearts

Every now and again you run into a total train wreck when you try new recipes. I will chalk most of the blame up to my inexperience with artichokes but I found the proportions all over the place, the cooking time under and the seasoning lacking. For a book that in some ways lacks in vegetable heavy dishes this one should have really combatted that deficit. Unfortunately, it just didn’t come together for me.