Posts for July 15th 2008
The recipe reminds me of an updated steak salad. Rather than using lettuce, it calls for shredded Napa cabbage, making for the perfect side of slaw.
A surprisingly large percentage of you say you sometimes wear a bib while eating. So perhaps you will appreciate this more formal bib option, Dress For Dinner Napkins ($5.95 for 20). With a necktie printed on the paper, this napkin dresses up a T-shirt when tucked into your collar. Pretty funny, though I don't think I'd actually don one. What do you think?
Whether you just got married, made the move in together or simply want to turn over a new leaf, make sure you have the guides to basic cooking fundamentals.
Start out with the gastronomic essentials featured below, which range from classic cookbooks by the world's foremost chefs to quick and simple meal ideas. Follow up with specialty books like Party Basics For the New Nesters. It's a newlyweds guide to hosting fabulous fetes!
Already have a solid cookbook library? This collection makes a great wedding gift — and it won't be sold out on the registry.
The other day I was frantically searching for my gazpacho recipe when a slip of paper caught my eye. It was a handwritten recipe for my grandmother's whiskey sauce. Seeing her loopy handwriting instantly made me long for the signature gravy-like sauce she used to serve with steak.
It got me thinking about my most treasured recipes. The recipes behind meaningful dishes from important moments or figures in my life. Although I haven't tasted Nan's whiskey sauce in years, the recipe is one that I will always hold close to my heart.
How about you? What are your most treasured recipes? What makes them so special?
This Summer, peaches have moved from being an ingredient in desserts to being the star of savory dishes. From salads to satays, peaches are popping up in places out of the ordinary. I decided to give this trend an experiment by making this roasted vegetable pasta. After all, what better way to celebrate peach season than to center a main course on the beloved stone fruit?
Roasting the peach, as well as the vegetables, makes everything sweeter, and lends a smoky depth to the overall flavor. If you prefer less tart peaches, swap the traditional yellow peach with a white peach. Peaches at the store not looking so great? Ripen them at home. This recipe is great for vegans and vegetarians, but for added protein, toss in sliced chicken breast. To check out the savory peach trend in a scrumptious pasta dish, read more
- Wow your geek friends with a Pac-man cupcake cake.
- Wow your geek friends with a Pac-man cupcake cake. — Slashfood
- Suggestions for making the perfect wedding toast. — Chow
- Speaking of weddings, here are five tips for picking the best caterer. — GlamDish
- What exactly is fondant. — Baking Bites
- Do you have what it takes to win a Major League Eating competition? Find out when you play Nintendo Wii's new Major League Eating: the Game. — Serious Eats
- Use a bundt pan to easily remove corn kernels from the cob. — Simply Recipes
- Celebrate the season's first tomatoeswith rosemary, garlic, and a grill. — The Kitchn
- Chinese officials have confirmed that dog meat will NOT be served at any restaurants connected to the Beijing Olympic games. — The Epi-Log
A housewarming party is similar to an open house in that guests will stop by at random times. Instead of slaving over the stove, serve a simple menu of Spanish style tapas that are delicious warm, cold, or at room temperature. Start by putting together a large antipasto platter with your favorite cheese, crackers, marinated vegetables, and charcuterie. Supplement this with a few homemade nibbles. Warm rosemary olives, stuffed mushrooms, and eggplant mozzarella roll-ups are scrumptious and filling. To learn how to make these tasty appetizers, read more
With a store bought pie crust, a quiche comes together in minutes. This quick quiche features crab meat, fresh herbs, and grated cheese mixed together in a warm, fluffy custard.
Once you have the technique down, you can make hundreds of quiche variations. Sun dried tomatoes, red bell peppers, or sautéed mushrooms would be delicious substitutes for a vegetarian version. Don't have crab meat? Stir in chunks of peppered turkey or cubes of ham.
To look at the recipe, which also makes a great leftover for lunch, read more
Recently at Waterbar, here in San Francisco, I ordered the fish & chips. I was blown away when the waiter brought out an entire rock cod — eyes, fins and all! The fish was battered and deep-fried whole for my eating pleasure. I immediately began to dig in, but some of my friends sharing the gigantic entrée were a little more hesitant. How about you? Could you stomach this unique version of fish and chips?