A winning combination of ingredients make up this incredibly simple sandwich.
This inspired sandwich recipe may come from the cookbook,
But it’s so dead-simple and utterly delicious that you might just want to eat it morning, noon, and night.
“Ciabatta with Balsamic Blackberries, Coppa di Parma, and Mustard” is from that cookbook (Chronicle Books), of which I received a review copy.
It’s from the talented, James Beard Award-winning cookbook writer,
Meike Peters, who lives in Berlin.
She has a natural knack for combining a few ingredients in novel ways to come up with dishes you can’t help but crave.
This book is all about relishing and re-imagining the noon-day meal. As Peters so rightly notes in her book, “Lunchtime can easily be as exciting as dinner; we just need to keep pour recipe choices realistic.”
Summer plums and homemade pistachio frangipane are front and center in this delightful galette.
There’s no question that this dessert is absolutely, positively plum good.
After all, it’s loaded with summer’s juicy, sweet plums.
And they rest on a layer of homemade, creamy, rich pistachio frangipane.
“Plum Pistachio Galette” is from
“Sheet Pan Sweets” (Union Square & Co., 2022), of which I received a review copy.
It’s by Seattle’s Molly Gilbert, a cooking instructor and former recipe tester for
magazine, who has become an authority on sheet-pan recipes, with this her third book on the topic. Saveur Read more
A jumble of colorful summer peppers and stone fruit star in this lively tasting salad.
Besides ones from my own home state of California, the wines that I find myself probably sipping most come from our neighbor to the north — Oregon.
Especially because Pinot Noir happens to be one of my favorite varietals, and grows exceedingly well there.
So, I couldn’t have been more overjoyed to see a new cookbook that highlights not only Oregon’s more than 50-year-old wine industry, but its rich food traditions found at its storied wineries.
“Oregon Wine & Food” (Figure 1), of which I received a review copy, is by my friend and colleague Danielle Centoni, who wrote it with fellow food writer Kerry Newberry.
The book spotlights 40 of Oregon’s top wineries, with two signature recipes from each one that each come with a wine pairing.
Chunks of strawberry chocolate dot these chewy-licious cookies.
Other gals may covet a Prada purse or a pair of Louboutin heels.
This Food Gal? For the longest time, I had my eye on strawberry chocolate.
That would be the
Valrhona Strawberry Inspiration Baking Chocolate that I spied online.
It’s white chocolate thoroughly combined with freeze-dried strawberries to create the prettiest-in-pink baking chocolate discs.
At $20 to $29 for an 8-ounce bag online, they were a splurge to be sure.
The color of these Valrhona chocolate discs is just dazzling.
But I’m worth it, right?
At least that’s what I told myself when I finally went for it.
You won’t believe how easy and fast it is to make this grilled pork tenderloin with cherry couscous salad.
Pork has a thing for fruit.
No matter its form, shape or preparation, pork’s wiles prove irresistible to most any fruit, resulting in a most magical coupling.
If you still have some of this season’s cherries at your fingertips, use them to make “Buttermilk Pork Tenderloin and Grilled Cherry Salad” to get the gist.
This simple grilling recipe is from the new
“Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking With Fruit” (Chronicle Books), of which I received a review copy.
Abra Berens, a Michigan-based chef and former farmer, who definitely knows a thing or two about fruit. Read more