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Sunday, September 26, 2010
Carmela Soprano's Grilled Meatball and Sausage Skewers and Anna Sultana's Fenek bit-tewm u bl-Imbid (Rabbit with garlic and wine, Maltese Style)
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Okay. Even though I've finished and returned Julia Powell's latest book Cleaving, I'm still under the influence of her obsession.
in 1/2 cup of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano along with 3 ounces each of sliced prosciutto
(or mortadella) and provolone to throw Tony off the scent.
This can also be prepared by placing half of the meat mixture in a 9 x 5 loaf pan, placing the 2 eggs in the centre, then topping off with the rest of the meat.
If you prefer a crusty top, don't cover the meat.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
You think you know somebody.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I just got through reading Julia Powell's latest book Cleaving. The subtitle says "A story of marriage, meat, and obsession".
Trim and tie like a roast to even the thickness
Add the meat.
Cover and marinate up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Place the broiler pan 4 inches from the heat.
Grill or broil about 15 to 20 minutes, turning with tongs.
The meat thermometer should be inserted in the middle
and read 150º to 155º F.
Cover with foil and allow to stand 5 minutes.
It'll be pink and juicy.
Fan out on a serving platter.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Julie Powell should've come to Winnipeg.
Oksana tells her, "We don't expect so much, maybe. Or we're happier because we know what we want."
A woman asks, "What is the center of your life."
Julie makes a date to meet her ex lover. He rattles off a grocery list of the crazy things she did. She agrees she acted nuts.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Great food, great times.
What's not to love?
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Last week I wrote about how food has become more than just something we have to eat to live. Cookbooks have developed from simple how-to manuals into rollicking tales of adventure the author had, usually in some far off land, while hunting for the perfect peach, wine or bottle of olive oil.