Recipes gone wrong
The minute I saw the recipe online, I knew it was the pie I wanted to make for Thanksgiving. It had cheddar cheese worked into the crust, a savory contrast against the apples. It had a crumbly, buttery streusel topping studded with walnuts. And, wowzer of wowzers, it had chilies tossed into the fruit for [...]
I wish I had a wood-burning pizza oven like the one above, which is in Bologna. During my 2005 Italian cooking class we were lucky enough to bake pizzas in this special oven, which heats to over 700 degrees Fahrenheit. As you might imagine, pizza cooks in about .08 seconds at that temperature. Sadly, I just have a [...]
Actually, there is nothing ooh-la-la about the lentil soup I made last night, but I couldn’t resist the pun. I admit, I chose the recipe from Recipes from Provence because it was labelled “easy” – simply combine lentils, water, chopped onion, garlic, a bay leaf and cloves, cook until soft and then puree. Yes, it [...]
I love cranberries. They seem so festive and distinctly American (though they’re not). When I read about the cranberry tart with polenta crust in the NYT’s dining section last Wednesday, I knew I had to make one, too — it sounded so unique and seasonal, bright and tart (ahh! inadvertent pun).