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The no-effort washboard stomach

ALEXANDRA SHIMO December 25 2006
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The no-effort washboard stomach

ALEXANDRA SHIMO December 25 2006

TODAY’S SPECIAL...

WINE

As a leading practitioner of “molecular gastronomy,” which calls for manipulating flavours using techniques developed in chemistry, Chicago chef Homaro Cantu has created a recipe for “lasered wine.” It calls for clamping a vanilla bean inside an inverted wine glass, then searing the bean with a “class-IV laser.” The resulting caramelized vapour coats the wine glass, into which Cantu pours red wine.