Monthly Archives: February 2015

New “Recommendations” page

I’ve created a new “Recommendations” page calling out the recipes that I recommend particularly highly. (This is just a summary of the other pages under the “Recipes” menu.)

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Other people’s recipes: Lan Lam’s Vegetarian (vegan, even) Chili for Cook’s Illustrated

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I’m not a fan of a lot of vegetarian fare: all too often the major flavors, especially the protein sources, are things I don’t care to eat. That goes doubly for vegan food, since without eggs and dairy many of … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Diane St. Clair’s Buttermilk coconut blondies (sort of)

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Usually when I do one of these recipe posts, I try to follow the original procedure as closely as possible — especially for bakery. But in this case — from Diane St. Clair’s The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook (p. 188) … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Rosetta Costantino’a Torta Caprese

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If it seems to you like I’ve spent a lot of time over the past year baking from just a handful of cookbooks, you’d be right. Leaving the same books in a pile on one’s dinner table can have that … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Joanne Chang’s caramelized onion and bacon quiche

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I’m always on the lookout for recipes that will give me reasonably low-calorie lunches and dinners, because my diet doesn’t leave a lot of room for thousand-calorie meals. (Alternatively, I’m always on the lookout for reasonably low-calorie meals so I … Continue reading

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My recipe: Macaroni and cheese with bacon and scallions

Every so often I make something that’s entirely my own. I wanted to have macaroni and cheese for this long holiday weekend, and after checking out some possibilities in Marlena Spieler’s Macaroni and Cheese, I decided that I might as … Continue reading

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Recipe quick take: Ovenly’s Salted dark chocolate pudding

It is absolutely true that I panned this cookbook (Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin, Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery) on Amazon, for what I thought was a particularly unforgivable editorial error. But there were … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Christopher’s oven-baked potato and red pepper tortilla from Joanne Chang

Long title, short article. This recipe, from the “breakfast” chapter of Joanne Chang’s Flour, too (p. 93), was developed by Flour’s opening-day savory chef, Chris, and then reworked by Chang’s husband and fellow restaurauteur Christopher Myers. It’s a pretty straightforward … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Ming Tsai’s Chocolate five-spice flourless cake

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I do not know when I first saw this recipe, but I do know where: it was on Ming Tsai’s PBS series Simply Ming, and that season he was still doing the “Asian ingredient, Western ingredient” thing. The featured ingredients … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: fighting words from Zoe Nathan

I have never had a piece of sous vide meat that is better than a properly grilled steak or a properly braised brisket. Sue me, shoot me, burn me at the stake, but that is what I believe. — Zoe … Continue reading

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