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185. Tomato Barbecue Sauce p.479

185. Tomato Barbecue Sauce p.479

There’s no recipe for this one on Epicurious.
This barbecue sauce is meant to accompany Lillie’s North Carolina Chopped Barbecue, which we’ll get to next time. It’s apparently the style of barbecue sauce popular in Lillie’s part of North Carolina, and is best served slathered over chopped pork barbecue. It probably works well on most grilled [...]

9 August 2008 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 4 Comments
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178. French Pea Soup – Potage-Saint-Germain p.96

178. French Pea Soup - Potage-Saint-Germain p.96

The recipe
I was really excited to try this soup. I went looking for a pea soup recipe in The Book, expecting to find a hearty split pea version with ham hocks, instead I got this spring vegetable centric Potage-Saint-Germain. It wasn’t really what I was looking for that night, and the idea of mint in [...]

6 July 2008 | Soups, The Book | 5 Comments
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177. Baked French Toast p.650

177. Baked French Toast p.650

The recipe
The blurb for this recipe suggests that it’s an easy and fuss-free way to make French Toast. I couldn’t disagree more. This looks like a scaled down restaurant recipe to me, and what works for breakfast for hundreds doesn’t necessarily make much sense when serving six. The idea with the recipe is to make [...]

2 July 2008 | Breakfast and Brunch, The Book | 2 Comments
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170. Tomato, Garlic, and Potato Frittata p.632

170. Tomato, Garlic, and Potato Frittata p.632

The recipe
The Book’s blurb before the recipe suggests that this dish is equally good as a breakfast dish, or for dinner. I’m not convinced that it belongs in the breakfast section at all. I wanted to make a fritatta as a simple way of doing eggs for a crowd, but this dish is actually more [...]

2 June 2008 | Breakfast and Brunch, The Book | 4 Comments
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162. Onion Soup Gratinée p.114

162. Onion Soup Gratinée p.114

I can’t find a recipe for this soup online.
Typically onion soup is a socially acceptable excuse for sitting down to half a pound of melted cheese. Trying to maneuver those long strands of gooey cheese into ones mouth without getting it all over your front is a social bonding experience best shared with close friends. [...]

14 May 2008 | Soups, The Book | 5 Comments
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160. Cranberry Walnut Tart p.786

160. Cranberry Walnut Tart p.786

The recipe
Cooking is a learning process, and a lot of lessons just need to be learned the hard way. There are a host of excellent kitchen habits that food educators are desperate for us to get into, such as, reading the recipe all the way through, verifying that you have all the ingredients, doing things [...]

23 April 2008 | Pies, Tarts, and Pastries, The Book | 5 Comments
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136. Mushroom Barley Soup p.113

136. Mushroom Barley Soup p.113

The recipe
This soup suffers from a serious branding issue. If it had been billed as barely soupy barley stew, with extra barley, some carrots, and hardly any mushrooms at all, I would have known what I was getting into. The blurb for the recipe talks about all the contrasting mushroom flavours and blah blah blah, [...]

7 January 2008 | Soups, The Book | 1 Comment
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135. Green Mayonnaise p.887

135. Green Mayonnaise p.887

The recipe
This mayo is meant to accompany the Poached Salmon in Aspic. I wasn’t quite sure why an aspic covered fish, served with aspic on the side, needed a mayonnaise as well. My guests didn’t eat much of this mayo with the salmon, possibly because I didn’t make it obvious enough that they were meant [...]

24 December 2007 | Sauces and Salsas, The Book | 2 Comments
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111. Wild Rice and Toasted Almond Pilaf p.262

111. Wild Rice and Toasted Almond Pilaf p.262

The recipe
I messed this dish up quite badly, so badly I’m not sure it’s fair to count it. The main ingredient is 2 cups of wild rice, without further specification. I’m not a big rice eater, and I’d never cooked wild rice before. I went to the health food store and got two cups of [...]

27 October 2007 | Grains and Beans, The Book | 1 Comment
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106. Whipped Horseradish Cream p.893

106. Whipped Horseradish Cream p.893

Unfortunately there’s no recipe online for this one.
Beef and horseradish is one of those great combinations, the fiery sinus clearing slap-in-the-face of horseradish works really well with the succulent richness of beef. It’s not much good with other meats, but beef and horseradish is a love story for the ages. In this preparation horseradish is [...]

20 October 2007 | Sauces and Salsas, The Book | 2 Comments
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