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Foodsite Magazine Picksday Friday week of Dec 26

EPICURIOUS Delicious holiday menus presented with the recipes for each item.Foodsite Magazine

NC SWEET POTATOES Sweet potatoes can be appetizers as well as a side vegetable.

TOURING AND TASTING Interesting California appetizers using figs, halibut, juniper berries and other tasty treats.

CAFE DES ARCHITECTES, SOFITEL, CHICAGO IL

  • Hudson Valley Foie Gras
  • Hamachi Sashimi
  • Green Acres Acorn Squash Salad
  • Carolina Marinated Quail
  • Housemade Baked Brie
  • Seared Arctic Char
  • Diver Scallop and Pork Belly
  • Catalpa Grove Lamb Duo
  • Amish Chicken Ballantine

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Cheddar Cheese, Still Special

Cheddar cheese has a pedigree!  cheddar

As the original Cheddar, from southwestern England, it originally was accorded high regard for just being Cheddar and made in the town of Cheddar and in its surrounding four counties. It also earned for itself the moniker “Orkney Scottish Cheddar.” However, in this country Cheddar has become quite disrespected selling as pre-grated, pre-shaved, smoked, substituted or down-right faked, in cans to be sprayed about, in canned soups for Cheddar flavoring, machine sliced, processed and sometimes in a jar! Continue reading

Foodsite Magazine Picksday Friday week of Dec 19

EPICURIOUS Delicious holiday menus presented with the recipes for each item.

Menu Sampling   CAFE DES ARCHITECTES, SOFITEL HOTEL, CHICAGO IL

  • Hudson Valley Foie Gras
  • Hamachi Sashimi
  • Green Acres Acorn Squash Salad
  • Carolina Marinated Quail
  • Housemade Baked Brie
  • Seared Arctic Char
  • Diver Scallop and Pork Belly
  • Catalpa Grove Lamb Duo
  • Amish Chicken Ballantine

Continue reading

Eggnog, So Seasonal

Eggnog has become quite sophisticated in later years in our family. As a kid, I had a mom Holiday Eggnogwho had a firm rule, “Never leave home with an empty stomach?” She then taught me our humble eggnog recipe, which involved lightly beating an egg in a medium drinking glass, filling it to the top with milk and adding a dash of sugar, plus a touch of vanilla. So, it was “down the hatch” and out the door!

Now, we hold back all eggnog for the high holidays. The eggs are yolks, the milk is cream and the best part is the generous glug-glug of bracing booze. Below are some of many spikes people choose for their eggnogs. Continue reading

Foodsite Magazine Picksday Friday week of Dec 12

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Menu Sampling  HOTEL HASSLER, ROME, ITALY (on the Spanish Steps) 

Foie Gras and Red Miso-Seared Mackerel
Breaded Scallops stuffed with Buffalo Mozzarella
Deer Saddle cooked in Morellino wine with Blackberry Crust
Honey-Breaded Fried Eggs with Samron
Steamed Ravioli with Rabbit and Black Olives
Blue Lobster with Vervain Risotto
Sole and Shrimp in Kombu Broth
Casserole of Pigeon and Artichokes Continue reading

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