Author: shadymorels

Simple Sous Vide Beef Shank

Originally, I imagined that any cheap cut of meat cooked with the sous vide method would emerge tender and juicy after many hours. This is simply not true. I have learned that sous vide cooked meat can emerge tender, flavourful, and even medium rare but bizarrely enough […]

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Sous Vide Five Spice Pork Belly with Lime Emulsion

This dish was the result of an entire night dedicated to sous vide pork belly. Three variations were conceived based on the original base recipe, and this one emerged the unanimous favourite among the testers. It was an unforgettable experience, and I’m also grateful that I didn’t inadvertently put anyone into […]

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Mayonnaise

If you’ve never made real mayonnaise before, your life is about to change. It’s actually an insult to mayonnaise that we call the store bought, processed, fallout-proof oil emulsification by the same name. Real mayonnaise is extremely easy to make after you understand the process, […]

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The Nicaula

Who doesn’t want a cocktail named after them? Like Paula and Nicole, this cocktail is very interesting, while also sweet, balanced, and complex.  Mezcal is an amazing spirit. It is the scotch of tequila, but plays a little bit more nicely when it comes to […]

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About

Welcome to Shady Morels. What you’ll find here is the result of an obsession with creating food. Inspiration comes from local ingredients, simplicity, the west coast, and a nose-to-tail philosophy. You have to eat, so life is food. Why not live and eat well? Enjoy […]

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