Monday, 22 November 2010

Holidays Tasty Delights : Classic, Healthy and Unconventional

Holiday foods ~
Unconventional Thanksgiving Recipes ~

"From Chinese sausage stuffing to Louisiana seafood pie, our most food-focused holiday doesn't have to be a cliche"

Kitchen Challenge - Every week, a challenge to create an eye-opening dish within a capricious themes and parameters. Here are the best, most personal or unconventional Thanksgiving dishes...
Read more: Your best unconventional Thanksgiving recipes; salon.com




"The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot, but the unconscious does not—which is why St. Augustine thanked God for not making him responsible for his dreams." ~Carl Gustav Jung; Psychology and Alchemy, 1953

Delightfully yours, Food Meditations





Travel bites
~ Portland, the Oregon city is America's new food Eden, a confluence of every fertile trend in contemporary gastronomy...
Read more: Portland: A Culinary Tour of America's New Food Eden; time.com

~ A bit of brunch; independent.ie
~ A hungry adventurer explores Marrakech; boston.com
~ Passing on a Guidebook, Looking for What the Locals Eat; nytimes.com




All things French
Chilly, stinky, damp. Can this be heaven? Reporting from Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, France, on a love affair with Roquefort...
Read more: For the love of Roquefort; latimes.com
Also: Roquefort, France: Where the blue blood of blue cheeses lives; latimes.com





Edible landscapes
~ Today's home gardeners might not think twice before planting 'Dinosaur' kale or 'Ichiban' eggplant...
Read more: Rosalind Creasy's garden won't let you grow hungry; sfgate.com

~ Gathering seeds for a growth enterprise; washingtonpost.com







Thanksgiving tips
~ Gluten-free - The fourth Thursday of November is typically a flour-heavy feast – from roux gravy to bread stuffing to pumpkin pie...
Read more: 5@5 – Vanessa Phillips and Tryg Siverson; eatocracy.cnn.com

~ Rice, white or brown, makes a good substitute for bread or cornbread in dressing or stuffing, especially for those on gluten-free diets...
Read more: Rice is just right for gluten-free stuffing; bradenton.com




Cooking tips
On a mission to research all kinds of kitchen shortcuts that will enable to streamline operations, reduce mess, and prolong the perishables’ staying power...
Read more: Weird Science: Kitchen Shortcuts That Work; divinecaroline.com




~ Thanksgiving stuffings and side dishes often call for chanterelles, mushrooms...
Read more: Chanterelle mushrooms enhance Thanksgiving dishes; sfgate.com

~ TreeHugger writer Kelly Rossiter has whipped up (and sampled!) nine delicious vegetarian recipes - so you can pack your menu full of tasty delights...
Read more: Weekday Vegetarian: 9 Thanksgiving Recipes, Tried and Tasted; treehugger.com

~ Gravy - With a few store-bought staples, it's surprisingly easy, and worlds better than anything you'd get out of a jar...
Read more: The Food Lab Thanksgiving Special: Why You Should Make Your Own Gravy; seriouseats.com




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Pantry notes
~ Salt cod is dried, salted cod that needs to be re-hydrated and de-salted before use...
Read more: Salt cod : Recipes and helpful tips; bbc.co.uk

~ Tasting Notes: Varieties of Apple; saveur.com
~ Pasta Types (glossary); thenibble.com
~ Broccoli hybrid broccolini, or broccoletti, has pleasant, mild taste; washingtonpost.com


Food and exercise
Going beyond carbs and protein to identify which snacks go best with which sports...
Read more: Which Snacks Go Best With Which Activities?; thedailybeast.com







Healthy corner
~ Study explains why Mediterranean diet prevents heart disease; foodconsumer.org


Check also:
~ the ockstyle digest
~ the gluten free etc... daily
~ the andante con gusto daily





Pear and Blue Cheese MillefeuillesImage by ockstyle via Flickr


Appetibilis
~ Tarte Au Citron Recipe; taste.com.au
~ Cranberry Chutney; food-soil-thread.com
~ Pistachio-Orange Cocktail Cookies Recipe; leitesculinaria.com
~ François Payard’s Brown-Butter-Roasted Pears; nymag.com
~ mum’s Christmas pudding; insidecuisine.com

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