190. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream p.855

190. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream p.855

The recipe
This is ice cream for the lazy, if you have an ice cream maker you can get this cheesecake version will only take up about 20 minutes of your time. There’s also less decision making to do. For regular ice cream you make a custard and heat it until it just coats a spoon, [...]

30 August 2008 | Frozen Desserts and Sweet Sauces, The Book | 5 Comments
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175. Maple Walnut Ice Cream p.858

175. Maple Walnut Ice Cream p.858

The recipe
People asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, and I told them that my heart’s fondest desire was an ice cream maker. Somehow this struck my extended family as hilarious. My dining companion, who had a lot to do with me getting a Kitchenaid mixer the previous Christmas, understood that I wasn’t [...]

20 June 2008 | Frozen Desserts and Sweet Sauces, The Book | 3 Comments
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167. Crème Citron, Chilled Lemon-Wine Mousse with Raspberries p.840

167. Crème Citron, Chilled Lemon-Wine Mousse with Raspberries p.840

There doesn’t seem to be a recipe online for this one.
My dining companion has gone on a major citrus based dessert kick. If we’re flipping through the book talking about a menu, she’ll inevitably pick a lemon flavoured confection. The only things that can top lemons and limes in her books are rosewater and lavender [...]

22 May 2008 | Puddings, Custards, Mousses, and Souffles, The Book | 8 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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137. Ratatouille p.586

137. Ratatouille p.586

The recipe
Everyone, or at least everyone who cares about food, has a stockpile of formative food memories, often centred on parents and grandparents doing things the way they’d always been done, or traveling experiences where the zeitgeist of your food universe is overturned by a brand new culture. The list of culinary luminaries who trace [...]

7 January 2008 | The Book, Vegetables | 1 Comment
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131. Pesto p.889

131. Pesto p.889

The recipe
I’m so happy I made this pesto. I went up to the market, and paid a nice lady twelve dollars for an enormous bucket full of perfectly fresh and amazingly fragrant basil. I got my bounty home and I was ready to go into industrial pesto production mode. Unfortunately I’d forgotten that a bushel [...]

12 December 2007 | Sauces and Salsas, The Book | 5 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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124. Berry Tart with Mascarpone Cream p.777

124. Berry Tart with Mascarpone Cream p.777

The recipe
I was impressed with this tart, it’s very simple, beautiful, and delicious. I’m not fond of precious pastry bag tricks, or marzipan statuary on my desserts. I prefer the natural good looks of fruit, or decoration that’s an extension of the dessert making process. I tend to bake cakes, dust them with icing sugar, [...]

29 November 2007 | Pies, Tarts, and Pastries, The Book | 1 Comment
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117. Lemon Parfaits p.839

117. Lemon Parfaits p.839

Unfortunately there’s no recipe for this available online.
This is the inaugural post for the Puddings, Custards, Mousses, and Soufflés chapter of the book. Part of my plan for this summer was to get around to working on this chapter, as well as the Frozen Desserts section. This recipe is the sum total of those efforts. [...]

7 November 2007 | Puddings, Custards, Mousses, and Souffles, The Book | 2 Comments
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116. Grilled Cornish Hens with Basil Butter p.392

116. Grilled Cornish Hens with Basil Butter p.392

The recipe for this one isn’t online, but it was so good I’m going to give it to you here.
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (1 1/4- to 1 1/2- pound) Cornish hens, rinsed and patted dry
Stir together butter, [...]

6 November 2007 | Poultry, The Book | 4 Comments
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