Last summer, I had a blast cooking up a fresh head of radicchio into these delightfully simple tartines. I photographed them, savored them, blogged about them…and then I failed to have another bite of radicchio for six months.
I love the taste and the texture of radicchio, and I love how it’s as good seared or grilled as it is raw (that’s a versatile lettuce for you!). It was great last summer, but you have to believe me that it’s incredibly satisfying now, when I’m in winter mode–that’s no mood for fresh vegetables at all mode. I make a …
Without being melodramatic, the ingredient that puts the disaster in most of our kitchen disasters comes from the pantry. Grains, from rice to millet, are some of the most challenging items to cook and serve right. Not only are they prime for over- and under-cooking (or both!), but they can also be somewhat lackluster, wanting for flavor. Still, we like to make them part of our diet, not only because many of them are incredibly healthful, but also since they are truly delicious when we don’t mess them up.
Here are our tips & tricks for getting grains right, which, …
Tropical Chocolate Bark
Makes 30-40 pieces of bark
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1.5 pounds good-quality milk chocolate
1 1/2 cups mixed dried tropical fruit, such as papaya, pineapple, and mango, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup coconut chips
1/2 cup puffed rice cereal
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped salted cashews
4 ounces good-quality white chocolate (should contain cocoa butter)
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in 20-second intervals in the microwave. You want it to be just melted—don’t let it bubble or burn. As it’s melting, stir it occasionally with a heatproof spatula.
Remove the chocolate from …
EVENT: Spring Break! with BGSK
VENUE: Phoebe’s “Beach Bungalow, “Flatiron
PARTY SIZE: 20
TYPE: Spring Break Buffet
MENU: Fish Tacos; Cilantro-Lime Crema; Cabbage Crunch; Mango Salad; Spicy Black Bean Dip; Mini Pulled Pork Tacos with Fennel Slaw; Tropical Chocolate Bark
With the launch of Small Kitchen College, and students everywhere migrating to tropical locations, we’ve been hankering for a little old-style, cheap-booze kind of fun. We’ve also been doing a lot of party planning for the book, which is now less than two months away, and so to give ourselves …