Said craving occurred most recently when I was flipping through an old magazine, and happened upon a 15-minute recipe for oven-toasted egg, pâté, and gruyère sandwiches. No more than 16 minutes later, it seemed, I was enjoying the crunch of a broiled baguette melded with the earthiness of Marcel et Henri pâté and a runny fried egg. Currently lusting after the same? Then get the recipe when you keep reading.
Rich, creamy, and luxurious, pate is one of my favorite foods. However, it's not something I consume or make on an everyday basis. In fact, before Saturday, I had never made pate. That's why I thought it would be an excellent gift for myself (I would learn the process of making pate) and my girlfriend Erica (she loves pate too).
Although the recipe is simple and straightforward, you will need a food processor. The hardest part is pushing the chunky pate through a fine sieve — don't skip this step though, it's required for a silky, smooth texture. If you're a fan of pate, you'll love this homemade variation. I gave two jars to Erica and kept one for myself! To look at the recipe, read more
Although my birthday starts at 9 p.m. on a Saturday, I want to offer my friends snacks to nibble on throughout the night. Since the kitchen at 15 Romolo is still under construction, I'll make an assortment of easy appetizers that are best served at room temperature.
Marinated mushrooms and prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks are delicious starters. Chicken liver pate on crostini will suit the palates of my foodie friends and pair nicely with a goat cheese pesto torta. For these wonderful recipes, read more
At the Artisan Cheese Festival, I was browsing the cheese display with my mom when she did something totally out of the ordinary. She's not an adventurous eater, but to my surprise she took a gigantic chunk of vegetarian pâté! I love regular pâté, but was a little wary of the bright orange, green, and white thing that rested on my mom's plate. I wish I could say it was absolutely delicious but it just wasn't. The texture was weird and the flavor odd. We were both glad we tried it, but aren't running out to purchase buckets of vegetarian pâté. How about you? Would you eat this vegetarian pâté?
I've found us the perfect item for a special holiday edition of Would You Eat This. You may have heard of duck or goose paté, but how about reindeer paté? It's a paté made from cuts of Swedish Artic Reindeer meat, cognac and spices. It's supposed to go great on buttered toast with a glass of brandy. It makes me sad to think I'd be munching down on Dancer, Prancer or one of Santa's other reindeer, however it probably wouldn't stop me from trying it. How about you guys, would you give it a try?