Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Filet Mignon and Mad Men

My dear husband and I have been watching a lot of Mad Men lately...we just started with season I on DVD about two weeks ago and now we're in the middle of season II. It's an amazing show. Amazing. It does, however, make him want to smoke again (he quit in May) and it makes me want to eat 1960's-style square meals. At Fairway (aka: mecca, where I belong) on Saturday, I decided we should have steak as our Sunday dinner. My dear husband decided to kick it up a notch and suggested filet mignon. I've made it before and screwed it up, so this time I committed to researching the preparation first. I checked Youtube for videos and found one with Christopher Kimball, the Cooks' Illustrated test kitchen guru know-it-all guy. He makes me hate Alton Brown with his brainiac posturing. Christopher is much humbler and pleasant to watch. In any case, I followed the directions to a tee (au poivre avec fleur de sel, c'etait parfait!) and it came out juicy and pink and delicious. We ate it while watching Season II, episode III of Mad Men. A perfect Sunday feast!


  1. As much as I love Cooks Illustrated, I have yet to follow one of their recipes. I have tried Alton's suggestions for cooking a turkey last Thanksgiving and again earlier this year for fun. On both occasions they were perfectly cooked.

  2. I love Cook's Illustrated. I have been getting Saveur for as long as I can remember but I'm trading it in.