197. Balsamic-Roasted Pears with Pepper and Honey p.809

197. Balsamic-Roasted Pears with Pepper and Honey p.809

The recipe
This is how dessert should be, simple, elegant, and not too heavy. I’m rarely in the mood for a slice of cake right after dinner, and the yen for creamy or frozen treats is even more infrequent. However, a cheese plate is always a welcome addition to a meal. I associate this kind of [...]

7 November 2008 | Fruit Desserts, The Book | 2 Comments
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163. Grilled Tuna with Warm White Bean Salad p.299

163. Grilled Tuna with Warm White Bean Salad p.299

The recipe in the book is similar to this one on Epicurious, except that the book calls for larger (6 oz) tuna steaks.
This dish was a triumph. As I’ve mentioned before my dining companion isn’t a fan of fish, and the book has 95 Fish and Shellfish recipes for us to get through. While she’s [...]

14 May 2008 | Fish and Shellfish, The Book | 2 Comments
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157. Sicilian Meatballs p.222

157. Sicilian Meatballs p.222

I can’t find a recipe for these meatballs online, but I can’t stand to think that the internet will go without it for another day.
3/4 cup fine fresh bread crumbs from Italian bread (crusts discarded)
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup (2 3/4 oz) whole almonds with skin, toasted
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 pound ground beef chuck
1/2 [...]

11 April 2008 | Pasta, Noodles, and Dumplings, The Book | 3 Comments
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130. Pasta with Tomato and Basil p.206

130. Pasta with Tomato and Basil p.206

Unfortunately there’s no recipe for this one.
This is a recipe for September. It has only a few ingredients, and they’re available year round, but the rest of the year it’ll be a pale imitation of itself. This incredibly simple pasta sauce starts with browning garlic slices in olive oil, then adding chopped tomatoes and basil [...]

10 December 2007 | Pasta, Noodles, and Dumplings, The Book | 4 Comments
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113. Rosemary Focaccia p.606

113. Rosemary Focaccia p.606

The recipe is the same as this one, but linked recipe forgets to list the water and salt for the dough in the ingredient list (they are in the recipe description).
I should start off by saying that this was absolutely delicious. It didn’t rely on rare ingredients or novel taste experiences to get there. It [...]

29 October 2007 | Breads and Crackers, The Book | 3 Comments
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2. Saltimbocca p. 456

2. Saltimbocca p. 456

The version in The Book is very similar to this one with a slightly different ingredient list. I’ll give it to you here
8 thin veal cutlets
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
16-24 fresh sage leaves (each about 2 1/2 to 3 inches long)
8 thin slices prosciutto (about 1/4 pound total)
1/4 cup olive [...]

7 March 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | Comments Off
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