126. Mexican Corn Soup p.87

126. Mexican Corn Soup p.87

There’s no online recipe for this one.
I just don’t know about summertime soups. The Book has dozens of cold soups based on fresh sweet fruit and vegetables. I can’t say that they appeal to me very much. In part it’s the dissonance of cold soup that bugs me, but I’m not even a huge fan [...]

1 December 2007 | Soups, The Book | 7 Comments
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80. Broiled Polenta with Tomato Sauce p.266

80. Broiled Polenta with Tomato Sauce p.266

The recipe
This recipe uses The Book’s Basic Polenta recipe as it’s main ingredient. The basic polenta is a great no-fail staple recipe. Here it’s dressed up by stirring in some cheese, putting it under the broiler, and topping with a very simple tomato sauce.
I served this as part of a vegetarian dinner. It was nicely [...]

24 August 2007 | Grains and Beans, The Book | 2 Comments
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9. Brown-Buttered Corn With Basil p. 534

9. Brown-Buttered Corn With Basil p. 534

Again, no recipe for you today but this side dish is so easy you really don’t need one. I browned butter in a heavy bottomed pan, and added corn kernels, salt, and pepper. When the kernels were tender (around 4-5 minutes) I stirred in some torn basil leaves.
I think the proportions were [...]

13 March 2007 | The Book, Vegetables | Comments Off
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7. Colombian Chicken, Corn, and Potato Stew p. 370

7. Colombian Chicken, Corn, and Potato Stew p. 370

the recipe
This is a stew is thick and rich. I made it in the middle of July. What was I thinking? It may have gone something like:
me: I feel like chicken.
ME: But it’s hot out, and your apartment is already 35 degrees.
me: Don’t people in hot countries eat chicken?
ME: You’re right, it’s hot in Columbia… [...]

11 March 2007 | Poultry, The Book | Comments Off
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