Gourmet

Nov 08

Ricotta Gnocchi
Delicious beyond words…
recipe here

Ricotta Gnocchi

Delicious beyond words…

recipe here

Nov 07

Canned Tomato Confusion
Kemp Minifie clears it all up:

Do you get confused in the canned tomato aisle of the supermarket? I sure do. Canned tomatoes come in so many different forms—whole peeled tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato purée, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, etc.—that it’s enough to drive you crazy!

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Canned Tomato Confusion

Kemp Minifie clears it all up:

Do you get confused in the canned tomato aisle of the supermarket? I sure do. Canned tomatoes come in so many different forms—whole peeled tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato purée, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, etc.—that it’s enough to drive you crazy!

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Nov 06

Chocolate Cherry Charlottes
We freeze the chocolate filling for these charlottes before baking them. 
Find out why here

Chocolate Cherry Charlottes

We freeze the chocolate filling for these charlottes before baking them.

Find out why here


Nov 05

It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month!

Peanut butter is delicious on its own, but it’s also great at lending its creamy, crunchy nuttiness to a wide variety of dishes. With popular preparations like cookies, pies, PB&J sandwiches, puddings, and cakes, it’s hard to choose just one. But, we want you to tell us:

What’s you favorite thing to make with peanut butter?

It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month!

Peanut butter is delicious on its own, but it’s also great at lending its creamy, crunchy nuttiness to a wide variety of dishes. With popular preparations like cookies, pies, PB&J sandwiches, puddings, and cakes, it’s hard to choose just one. But, we want you to tell us:

What’s you favorite thing to make with peanut butter?

Olives of the Roman Countryside

If you could fly like a bird over the campagna romana where it fades toward the hills, you would see it clothed in a broad, silvery gray cloak of olive leaves. Those trees are the pride of all Italy’s oil production.
For the ancient Italic peoples, the olive tree symbolized not only the fertility of humans and of the earth but also peace and a serene life. Thus, it easy to understand why this plant has traveled the centuries clothed in an aura of sacredness. The oil produced by its fruit was an essential food on poor tables, ever since the time of republican Rome; its oil served to light the lamps, its dregs were a good fertilizer, and its wood, considered precious, could be burned only on the altar of the gods. And the olive tree is indissolubly linked to the advance of Mediterranean civilization. In the imperial period, the tables of the Roman gourmands made a distinction between the sapid oils of Sabina and the lighter oils of Liguria¹The strong, heavy oils from Spain and North Africa were primarily used to fill lamps.

keep reading

Olives of the Roman Countryside

If you could fly like a bird over the campagna romana where it fades toward the hills, you would see it clothed in a broad, silvery gray cloak of olive leaves. Those trees are the pride of all Italy’s oil production.

For the ancient Italic peoples, the olive tree symbolized not only the fertility of humans and of the earth but also peace and a serene life. Thus, it easy to understand why this plant has traveled the centuries clothed in an aura of sacredness. The oil produced by its fruit was an essential food on poor tables, ever since the time of republican Rome; its oil served to light the lamps, its dregs were a good fertilizer, and its wood, considered precious, could be burned only on the altar of the gods. And the olive tree is indissolubly linked to the advance of Mediterranean civilization. In the imperial period, the tables of the Roman gourmands made a distinction between the sapid oils of Sabina and the lighter oils of Liguria¹The strong, heavy oils from Spain and North Africa were primarily used to fill lamps.

keep reading

Nov 04


Souffléed Gnocchi



Serves6
Active time:35 min
Start to finish:2 hr (includes chilling)

April 2005
Souffléed and pillow soft, gnocchi cooked in a variation on alla romana puts to rest this starch’s reputation as a heavy hitter. If you’re making this entire menu in a single oven, put the souffléed gnocchi in the oven to bake after the fennel and carrots have been roasting for 10 minutes.


3 cups whole milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup semolina (3 oz; sometimes labeled “semolina flour”*)
3 large eggs
3/4 oz finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (7 tablespoons, see Tips)



Special equipment:
a 2-inch round cookie cutter; a 2-qt shallow baking dish




Bring milk with salt to a simmer in a 2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderately low heat. Add semolina in a slow stream, whisking, then simmer, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, 12 minutes (mixture will be very stiff). Remove from heat and stir in eggs 1 at a time, then stir in 6 tablespoons cheese and 3 tablespoons butter. Spread gnocchi mixture into a 1/2-inch-thick slab on an oiled baking sheet using a lightly oiled rubber spatula, then chill, uncovered, until cool to the touch, about 10 minutes.


Cut out rounds from gnocchi mixture with cookie cutter dipped in cool water (incorporating scraps as you work) and gently transfer rounds (they will be very soft), slightly overlapping, to buttered baking dish. Chill gnocchi, uncovered, 1 hour.


Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 450ºF.


Melt remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and brush over gnocchi, then sprinkle with remaining tablespoon cheese.


Bake in upper third of oven 10 minutes, then switch dish to lower third of oven and continue to bake until gnocchi are slightly puffed and lightly browned, about 10 minutes more. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Cooks’ notes:
Unbaked gnocchi can be chilled up to 1 day, covered after 1 hour.
*Available at Italian markets, specialty foods shops, and farawayfoods.com.





 Recipe by   Maggie Ruggiero  
 Photograph by   Quentin Bacon

Souffléed Gnocchi

Serves6
April 2005
Souffléed and pillow soft, gnocchi cooked in a variation on alla romana puts to rest this starch’s reputation as a heavy hitter. If you’re making this entire menu in a single oven, put the souffléed gnocchi in the oven to bake after the fennel and carrots have been roasting for 10 minutes.
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semolina (3 oz; sometimes labeled “semolina flour”*)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 oz finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (7 tablespoons, see Tips)
  • Bring milk with salt to a simmer in a 2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderately low heat. Add semolina in a slow stream, whisking, then simmer, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, 12 minutes (mixture will be very stiff). Remove from heat and stir in eggs 1 at a time, then stir in 6 tablespoons cheese and 3 tablespoons butter. Spread gnocchi mixture into a 1/2-inch-thick slab on an oiled baking sheet using a lightly oiled rubber spatula, then chill, uncovered, until cool to the touch, about 10 minutes.
  • Cut out rounds from gnocchi mixture with cookie cutter dipped in cool water (incorporating scraps as you work) and gently transfer rounds (they will be very soft), slightly overlapping, to buttered baking dish. Chill gnocchi, uncovered, 1 hour.
  • Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Melt remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and brush over gnocchi, then sprinkle with remaining tablespoon cheese.
  • Bake in upper third of oven 10 minutes, then switch dish to lower third of oven and continue to bake until gnocchi are slightly puffed and lightly browned, about 10 minutes more. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Cooks’ notes:
  • Unbaked gnocchi can be chilled up to 1 day, covered after 1 hour.
  • *Available at Italian markets, specialty foods shops, and farawayfoods.com.

Recipe by Maggie Ruggiero

Photograph by Quentin Bacon

Oatmeal Scones
Not just for breakfast, old-fashioned oatmeal adds crunch and character to everything. But also excellent for breakfast.
recipe here

Oatmeal Scones

Not just for breakfast, old-fashioned oatmeal adds crunch and character to everything. But also excellent for breakfast.

recipe here

Nov 03

cooking-confessions:

Chocolate Chip and Candied Bacon Pancakes with Nutella Maple Syrup
For the candied bacon:
6 strips thick cut bacon
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
For the syrup:
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
For the pancakes:
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
For full recipe click here.

cooking-confessions:

Chocolate Chip and Candied Bacon Pancakes with Nutella Maple Syrup

For the candied bacon:

For the syrup:

For the pancakes:

For full recipe click here.

Nov 02

poplipps:

The amazing Lobster B.L.A.T. bacon, avocado, and tomato at Lexington Brass #Uptown

This looks great…right about now, please…

poplipps:

The amazing Lobster B.L.A.T. bacon, avocado, and tomato at Lexington Brass #Uptown

This looks great…right about now, please…

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Sandy on Tumblr: Beating the Hurricane Blues
The disaster wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast dwarfs anything that most of us have ever experienced. But the response to that disaster from the community has humbled and gratified those of us who work at Tumblr. We want to recognize a few of the people and organizations doing amazing work related to Sandy, and we want to make it clear that the credit for that work rests entirely with them. Obviously this is just a tiny fraction of the massively diverse and positive response. For more, be sure to check out the Hurricane Sandy tag.
Cool Tumblrs Doing Cool Things
• Dr. Dave Ores - A doctor on Manhattan’s Lower East Side providing free medical services to his stormstruck neighbors, among other humanitarian acts.• The Moosehead - Photographer Nathan Hoang has some amazing pre-/during/post-Sandy shots.• Is Twitter Wrong? - A mini-Snopes that’s done a lot of yeoman work disproving various fake “news” photos of menacing weather, storm damage, etc.• Momofuku - The NYC restaurant powerhouse is hosting three events today in various locations to benefit the Red Cross.• Pith - The prolific Jesse Chan-Norris has produced some of the most immediate and amazing storm photos to come out of New York, bar none. If you’ve been on Tumblr this week, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve seen his work.• Change.org - Publicizing services and circulating a number of petitions and initiatives to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.• Humans of New York - Our pal Brandon Stanton is of course out on the streets photographing his fellow New Yorkers with the usual aplomb and care.• Jen Bekman Projects - Donating proceeds from particular artworks to hurricane relief.• Shapeways - The 3D printing company blogged their efforts of getting back together post-Sandy.• Casey Neistat - Photog and avid biker, combining both passions for some unique photos & video of Sandy in New York.• Scott’s Pizza Journal - Very Important: Where can you still get a slice in NYC?
Hurricane Sandy Tumblrs
• Working from Home During Sandy - The staff of Bonobos doing business outside the office.• Hurricane Sandy Blog - A dedicated Tumblr from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.• Sandy Hates Books - Cleanup and fundraising for the Sandy-damaged powerHouse Arena bookstore and event space.• Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Zone A - Two guys, their cameras, and a typical neverending quest for battery charging, food, and/or beer.• Governor - Rebuilding a restaurant in New York’s DUMBO neighborhood savaged by Sandy.• Lydia Callis’ Face for NYC Mayor - Devoted to the adoration of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s on-camera American Sign Language interpreter (see also).
Media Tumblrs
• WNYC’s Transmitter - Like the radio station, WNYC’s Tumblr has stayed up thanks to listener/reader support. They’ve turned in excellent coverage and service alerts before, during, and after the storm.• The Atlantic - Tying in hurricane stories from the Atlantic’s main site, plus the Atlantic Wire and the Tumblr community generally.• The Daily - News Corp’s iPad mag putting some of their best storm content on their Tumblr as well.• Gawker - The flagship of Gawker Media (and its various siblings) moved backup sites to Tumblr after their datacenter was flooded, and their storm coverage and editorial style are a natural fit.• BuzzFeed - Also temporarily housing their newsgathering on Tumblr post-flood, BF farmed out a wide range of coverage and collection via their subject-oriented Tumblrs as well as their staffers’ blogs — notably Scott Lamb, Ryan Broderick, and Andrew Kaczynski.• Mother Jones - Mixing in activism and local storm response with national news and politics
— Photo by Noah Kalina

storyboard:

Sandy on Tumblr: Beating the Hurricane Blues

The disaster wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast dwarfs anything that most of us have ever experienced. But the response to that disaster from the community has humbled and gratified those of us who work at Tumblr. We want to recognize a few of the people and organizations doing amazing work related to Sandy, and we want to make it clear that the credit for that work rests entirely with them. Obviously this is just a tiny fraction of the massively diverse and positive response. For more, be sure to check out the Hurricane Sandy tag.

Cool Tumblrs Doing Cool Things

Dr. Dave Ores - A doctor on Manhattan’s Lower East Side providing free medical services to his stormstruck neighbors, among other humanitarian acts.
The Moosehead - Photographer Nathan Hoang has some amazing pre-/during/post-Sandy shots.
Is Twitter Wrong? - A mini-Snopes that’s done a lot of yeoman work disproving various fake “news” photos of menacing weather, storm damage, etc.
Momofuku - The NYC restaurant powerhouse is hosting three events today in various locations to benefit the Red Cross.
Pith - The prolific Jesse Chan-Norris has produced some of the most immediate and amazing storm photos to come out of New York, bar none. If you’ve been on Tumblr this week, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve seen his work.
Change.org - Publicizing services and circulating a number of petitions and initiatives to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Humans of New York - Our pal Brandon Stanton is of course out on the streets photographing his fellow New Yorkers with the usual aplomb and care.
Jen Bekman Projects - Donating proceeds from particular artworks to hurricane relief.
Shapeways - The 3D printing company blogged their efforts of getting back together post-Sandy.
Casey Neistat - Photog and avid biker, combining both passions for some unique photos & video of Sandy in New York.
Scott’s Pizza Journal - Very Important: Where can you still get a slice in NYC?

Hurricane Sandy Tumblrs

Working from Home During Sandy - The staff of Bonobos doing business outside the office.
Hurricane Sandy Blog - A dedicated Tumblr from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
Sandy Hates Books - Cleanup and fundraising for the Sandy-damaged powerHouse Arena bookstore and event space.
Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Zone A - Two guys, their cameras, and a typical neverending quest for battery charging, food, and/or beer.
Governor - Rebuilding a restaurant in New York’s DUMBO neighborhood savaged by Sandy.
Lydia Callis’ Face for NYC Mayor - Devoted to the adoration of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s on-camera American Sign Language interpreter (see also).

Media Tumblrs

WNYC’s Transmitter - Like the radio station, WNYC’s Tumblr has stayed up thanks to listener/reader support. They’ve turned in excellent coverage and service alerts before, during, and after the storm.
The Atlantic - Tying in hurricane stories from the Atlantic’s main site, plus the Atlantic Wire and the Tumblr community generally.
The Daily - News Corp’s iPad mag putting some of their best storm content on their Tumblr as well.
Gawker - The flagship of Gawker Media (and its various siblings) moved backup sites to Tumblr after their datacenter was flooded, and their storm coverage and editorial style are a natural fit.
BuzzFeed - Also temporarily housing their newsgathering on Tumblr post-flood, BF farmed out a wide range of coverage and collection via their subject-oriented Tumblrs as well as their staffers’ blogs — notably Scott Lamb, Ryan Broderick, and Andrew Kaczynski.
Mother Jones - Mixing in activism and local storm response with national news and politics

— Photo by Noah Kalina

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