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Ruth’s Favorites

In Food on April 7, 2009 at 3:21 am


Gourmet has unveiled its monthly “Ruth’s Favorites” for May. From the looks of the recipes listed here, I’m going to guess the new issue will be the Italian issue? I hope so. I absolutely love this annual issue: Italian food is always about quality ingredients, with very minimal effort–and I spend my semester abroad in Siena, Italy, so I have a natural soft spot for the Italians. I’m always looking for unique ways to cook white beans and I love this rustic version baked with the upcoming bounty of  beautifully sweet cherry tomatoes. I can’t wait to cook this dish and serve it with a roasted sea bass and sauteed greens.


Party at Martha’s house!

In Food on April 6, 2009 at 5:31 am


I don’t often check out the Martha Blog on her website, but when I saw that the title today was “Dinner Party” I just had to take a look. What does Martha Stewart, the woman responsible for bringing feminism back into the kitchen, serve for a dinner party?And WHO is invited?? Turns out it was a “business” dinner party with the likes of whom we’ll never know, and she not surprisingly recruited the head chef at Benoit, in Manhattan. Chef Pierre Schaedelin created a menu around the pristine  spring produce that Martha undoubtedly grew in her backyard: Warm Salad of Spring Vegetables – Green Pea JusOsso Bucco – Risotto Milanese with Saffron – Pavlova – Passion Fruit Sorbet. 


Buy This Make That

In Food on April 4, 2009 at 5:29 pm

re-cauliflowerrisotto6081Gourmet has a great new online feature called Buy This, Make That. They’ve created a wonderfully simple, alphabetized chart of ingredients you wouldn’t normally think to use in your cooking, like grapes, mango chutney and matzo meal, and have a few interesting recipe links that utilize these overlooked ingredients. My personal faves include the Cauliflower Risotto with Brie and Almonds, and the Pineapple Mango Chutney Dip with Curried Walnuts.