as mentioned in last Friday’s food column, more recipes for end of summer tomatoes will be posted here soon. meanwhile, keep picking!
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Monday, September 20th, 2010
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Ah yes, my intentions. Last time I posted I promised to treat my blog like my sourdough starter–i.e. not neglecting it. Today it took a link to The Wall Street Journal, no less, to remind me that I have not kept my promise. “Was That Blob in Your Kitchen Born in the Gold Rush?” is the title of the (front page) article, and it is well worth a quick read. Plus, it has a terrific no-knead bread recipe. I’d better get into the kitchen to check the starter…. here’s the link, if you’re interested: http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052702304628704575185842461583472-lMyQjAxMTAwMDAwMzEwNDMyWj.html
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
As mentioned in this Friday’s column, here’s the tuna pate recipe , adapted from The Way We Cook. According to the book, Sheryl Julian has been making this for almost thirty years, and guests always wonder what’s in it. I have made it in numerous cooking classes and it is always a hit. Remember to let it mellow for at least half a day for the flavors to blend, then serve it at room temperature.
Tuna Pate with Capers
1 can or jar (6 to 7 1/2 oz) light tuna in oil, drained
8 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
cayenne pepper and fresh lemon juice, to taste
1/4 cup capers, drained
Place the butter and tuna in a processor and pulse until smooth; add the pepper and lemon juice and pulse again. Check the seasoning, and adjust it as needed; add the capers and pulse again for 30 seconds, just to distribute them but not mash them.
Transfer to a small bowl and smooth the top; cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least several hours, or as long as a few days. Serve with crackers or pita chips.
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Here they are, as promised a week or so ago. Photos–a little yellow around the edges, I must say, of my first column. Published on November 6, 1985. Wow! Did I look different!
And I wrote differently, as well. The style seems a little more stilted, but then, so was the process. I would interview someone, or visit a food store (as in Damson & Greengage), then come home and write my column, longhand, on a pad of paper.
Next I would type it up, perhaps making a few changes here and there, then place it in an envelope and give it to my partner to deliver to The Enterprise office first thing Monday morning. Hoagy was working at the High School then, so she dropped it off on her way to work.
Then the column would be somehow magically transposed into authentic newspaper writing, and next it would appear in the Tuesday paper for all to see. I had often said I wanted to follow it through, step by step (sort of like a recipe) to see how all that happened, but alas, I never did.
Now it’s too late for that, as computers have made our lives so much easier in terms of writing and delivering, to say nothing of editing (and spell checking too!).
So take a look at what’s here, and tell me what you think!
Click on the page(s) if you want to read…
Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Thursday, February 18th, 2010