Food

In the Kitchen today…

What: Moroccan Carrot Salad with Ginger Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This salad is intensely spicy, both in flavor from the cumin and coriander, and in heat from the cayenne and fresh ginger. There is also a hint of bitter from the spices. Next time, I will either lower the measurement [...]

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Cookbook of the Month: March

March was a simple decision. Even after cooking exclusively from it all of February, I am not ready to be done with The Art of Simple Food. So, it gets another month of undivided attention. There are plenty more recipes to fill an entire month of cooking. That makes me happy. Honestly, this list of recipes (not [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This saffron-infused salad is enjoyably intriguing.  Every taste is accounted for: sweet, salty, sour, savory, spicy, and even floral. Waters gives two ways to make it: one where the ingredients are simply tossed over freshly-baked sweet potatoes, and one where the saffron and ginger get [...]

February Cookbook Review: The Art of Simple Food

I am so loathe to part with cooking from this anthology daily, I may just carry it through as an addition to March's featured cookbook. It has captured my heart, and I have a hankering to work through it until I know it. As it is, I have only scratched the surface. Alice Waters' The Art of Simple Food [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Winter Fruit Compote Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This was surprisingly wonderful. A host of dried fruits (golden raisins, cherries, apricots, apples, and currants) are reconstituted in fresh-squeezed orange juice, vanilla bean seeds, star anise, and orange zest strips until plump. And it only takes 5 minutes. This is by [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Oatmeal Currant Cookies Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters Waters says that these cookies are made crisp by "the mixing together of baking soda and boiling water before adding them to the batter." However, because I used Super Sweet blend (1 Tablespoon) + 1 Tablespoon molasses instead of granulated and dark brown [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Onion Tart Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters The onion tart is the perfect example of Alice Waters' philosophy. In her introduction to her cookbook, she says, "Let things taste of what they are." This, together with her love of organic, local ingredients and her support of family cooking and family meals, is what [...]