Last April, I wrote a post about leaving stock out on the stove top claiming that it would be safe to eat provided that you brought it to a simmer before eating. Indeed I’ve been doing this for a decade with no ill effects. On twitter and on the post itself, I received voluminous responses. One response, from a large-animal veterinarian, noted that it was entirely possible for heat-stable toxins, not bacteria, to persist, making the stock unsafe. I revised the post with the vet’s valid warnings with links to the CDC’s warnings on the particular bacteria. But the response was so strong, I suggested in an email to NYTimes food section editor Pete Wells, that this would be a great story. I’ve left stock out on the stove top for up to three days Read On »
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Donna and I spent half the day yesterday shooting the promotional video for our new book, out next month, and I figured I should ask our videographer, Cynthia Albanese, to shoot as much video as possible. So in addition to describing the book, I also roasted a chicken, made stock and made a soup from the stock to demonstrate The Generosity of a Chicken. We had fresh corn, tomatoes from the garden and everyone loves the dynamic flavor the lime juice gives this soup, the richness of the avocado, and fresh crunchy tortillas, so that’s what I made. When you’ve got delicious stock on hand, you’re five minutes away from dozens of possible meals. I could have used left over chicken and some noodles, I could have cooked potatoes in it, pureed it, finished it Read On »
Can’t decide between a traditional rich creamy recipe or a tangy one. Try a little bit of both with a creme fraiche cheesecake, via NYT.
For Friday’s weekly grill post I want to feature green beans. These are awesome on the grill. Strictly speaking, you don’t need a grilling basket, but they do make the work much easier. (I offer these at OpenSky for those who follow.) Baskets are fairly common these days and they do make all kinds of grilling of stuff that might fall through. If you don’t have a basket, this same technique and recipe will work with asparagus as well. I like to toss the green veg in olive oil to which I’ve added smashed or minced garlic, and put them over high direct heat, tossing or turning them every few minutes or so. They cook in about 7-10 minutes. If you like heat, add some dried red chilli flakes. If you like seasoning that goes Read On »
Been so busy recently have scarcely had time to post. Just got back from taking James to camp :( My chief videographer and dessert innovator. I was in Boston talking salt on Simply Ming. I was in NYC working on confections with Bouchon Bakery head chef Sebastien Rouxel and putting together a pitch for a chef drama with some friends. I came home to find a great new ice cream book from Ohio’s own Jeni Britton Bauer! Salt, sweets, ice cream, and an unused photo donna shot for the new book due out in fall: salted-caramel! Of course. Caramel is one of those awesome no brainer dessert sauces that more people ought to do at home. Takes 10 minutes tops, uses inexpensive ingredients, and is easy ( just be sure to use a really big Read On »