Posts for February 28th 2008
These have been all over the internet, but I couldn't risk a single one of you not seeing these Edible Bacon Cups. They're filled with salad, so that makes it healthy, right? — Not Martha
While Emeril Live may be a thing of the past, we can now look forward to Emeril Green, a daily show on Planet Green, the new eco-lifestyle network from Discovery. The new network is launching this Summer and Emeril Green begins in July. The series will highlight Emeril's love of fresh, top quality foods and will be shot entirely on location at Whole Foods locations across the country. He'll share how to create great meals using quality produce, meats, and seafood, and he's hoping to try and inspire families to use fresh and seasonal ingredients. Here's what he had to say:
Since my early days as a chef, I've always been passionate about using the freshest quality ingredients from farmers, fisherman, and ranchers. I try a little harder every day to think greener and be respectful of our environment and our resources. On Emeril Green we'll unearth how easy and fun it is to cook with what's fresh, tasty, and in season and find smart ways to make each day a little greener for you and your family.
Personally I think it'll be refreshing to see this side of Emeril. The BAM! antics always make me forget that he's a solid chef with a lot of skill.
What do you think? Will you tune in to Emeril Green?
Normally I always serve a signature cocktail at my parties, but in the case of a wine and chocolate tasting, no hard alcohol is necessary. Instead be sure to have several different types of wine to pair with each chocolate course. If you don't know a lot about wine ask your local wine shop owner to help you. Explain what you are making — chocolate and brie sandwiches and chocolate orange cake — and that you want some wines that will complement these treats.
If you don't have a relationship with a local wine shop owner, check out my tips for pairing chocolate and wine when you read more
The other day I ended up at the San Francisco outpost of Tom Colicchio's 'Wichcraft. While there were plenty of delicious-looking sandwiches on the menu, my eyes gravitated to their cupcakes. They're similar to the old-school Hostess cupcakes: rich chocolate with a white creamy filling, chocolate ganache, and a bit of white frosting drizzled on top. They clock in at $2.75, and they have nothing to do with sandwiches, but don't they look tasty?
I've been wanting to make a seafood soup for a while and when I came across this recipe for a mussel and chorizo soup in the current issue of Food & Wine magazine, I knew I had to make it.
Made with Spanish flavors, the combination of mussels and chorizo is excellent and the delicious broth — a fragrant blend of clam juice, cream, and saffron — requires extra bread for dipping.
Instead of purchasing the pricey imported Spanish chorizo, I used a less expensive, Mexican-style chorizo. I regretted this decision — the chorizo was very hard and didn't put out a lot of fat — and when I make this soup again I'll splurge on the Spanish chorizo.
Whatever chorizo you use, you'll need the recipe so read more
Not that Starbucks needs any more free publicity — which is what some folks are calling their retraining shutdown — but last night on The Daily Show, correspondent Jason Jones talked about the shut down. In this clip, Jones tries to figure out what to do during the "full-caffeine eclipse." My favorite parts include when he asks his local deli owner for a fancy drink only to be greeted with a completely blank expression. Or perhaps it was when he wanted to know where the "douchebags with laptops" were.
Tell me which part is your favorite, watch the clip when you read more
Although you could take the time to make a pastry crust, for a super quick, weeknight version of quiche, use a store bought piecrust. The simple filling — eggs, sautéed onions, grated cheese, and fresh parsley — can easily be modified to your liking. Leftover vegetables, ends of cheeses, and mixed herbs can all be stirred into the egg mixture before being baked in the crust. For a more hearty version, add cooked ham, bacon, or roasted chicken.
Once you know the basic recipe — which is absolutely delicious on its own — the creative possibilities for quiche are endless. Get it now and read more
In Los Angeles' sea of frozen yogurt, one place dares to offer real ice cream. Milk on Beverly Blvd, is an ice cream parlor/sandwich shop/bakeshop that holds nothing back when it comes to flavor and taste.
Recently, on a trip to LA, my brother and I hit up Milk to try out some of their tasty treats. It was lunch time, but their ice cream parlor menu — check out a pic of it below — was much more captivating, so we skipped straight to dessert. To read about what we ate, read more