125. Chicken with Cornmeal Dumplings p.373

125. Chicken with Cornmeal Dumplings p.373

The recipe
I had The Book for a while before I started The Project, and this was one of the recipes I used regularly before The Book and I got serious. Making it again emphasized how much The Project has changed my cooking style. The biggest difference is that I actually read the recipe this time [...]

30 November 2007 | Poultry, The Book | Comments Off
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118. Frisée Salad with Lardons and Poached Eggs p.139

118. Frisée Salad with Lardons and Poached Eggs p.139

The recipe on Epicurious helpfully notes that frisée is curly French endive, The Book does not. I really don’t know much about salad greens and this one stumped me. I thought it was the curly lettuce I picked up, but I was wrong. My dining companion is a salad impresario, she has an eye for [...]

12 November 2007 | Salads, The Book | 8 Comments
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104. Beef Tenderloin with Cornichon Tarragon Sauce p.416

104. Beef Tenderloin with Cornichon Tarragon Sauce p.416

The recipe
Some good friends were coming to dinner, and I wanted to make something a bit special. When I’m looking for dishes suitable for an occasion, beef tenderloin is frequently at the top of that list. I had frozen part of the tenderloin I used for the Twenty-First-Century Beef Wellington so it was an easy [...]

18 October 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 2 Comments
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102. Spaghetti with Handfuls of Herbs p.204

102. Spaghetti with Handfuls of Herbs p.204

I couldn’t find a recipe for this online, but this is more a concept than a specific set of instructions anyway. The idea is to toss spaghetti with extra virgin olive oil, butter, minced shallots, and any and all herbs growing in the garden. The pasta is then sprinkled with bread crumbs which you’ve toasted [...]

8 October 2007 | Pasta, Noodles, and Dumplings, The Book | 1 Comment
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92. Baked Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Cups p.634

92. Baked Eggs and Mushrooms in Ham Cups p.634

The recipe
The eggs are really pretty, taste great, and come in manageable individual sized portions. It’s not really practical to do fried eggs for a crowd, you end up spending all your time at the stove, and the toast gets cold. The solution is often scrambled, or poached eggs. Scrambled are nice, but a bit [...]

15 September 2007 | Breakfast and Brunch, The Book | 5 Comments
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55. Riesling Braised Sauerkraut and Apples p.575

55. Riesling Braised Sauerkraut and Apples p.575

The Recipe
This is kind of a funny recipe. It takes the “and the kitchen sink” approach toward sauerkraut. This version starts with packaged sauerkraut, then braises is with two kinds of apples, onions, shallots, slab bacon, Riesling, chicken stock, thyme, juniper berries, and a bay leaf. It was already getting a bit busy flavour-wise at [...]

18 July 2007 | The Book, Vegetables | Comments Off
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52. Corriander and Mustard Seed Chicken p.367

52. Corriander and Mustard Seed Chicken p.367

the recipe
I made this dish for friends in Brooklyn. I chose it because it looked simple, and didn’t seem to call for any hard to find ingredients, so I was fairly confident I could make it in an unfamiliar kitchen. Unfortunately I struck out looking for whole mustard and coriander seeds at the mega mart. [...]

14 July 2007 | Poultry, The Book | Comments Off
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