Pantry Essentials for Different Cuisines. (Did You Know Kataifi?)

A pyro-gastronomical experiment ~
One fire, one goat, many cooks

"Michael Pollan invited California's Bay Area cooks to create a meal using a single wood fire, a whole goat, local and seasonal produce"

Here's the conceit: Build a single wood fire and, over the course of 30-plus hours, use it to roast, braise, bake, simmer and grill as many different dishes as possible...
Read more: The 36-Hour Dinner Party;
"Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life." ~Jean Paul Richter (

Delightfully yours, Food Meditations

Pantry Essentials
~ Ingredients - Versatile, appropriate for many different cuisines, and add lots of flavor to your dishes...
Read more: 8 Essential Pantry Items;

~ Oils can be derived from a number of plants, seeds, cereals, fruit and nuts. All oils are an extremely concentrated form of energy...
Read more: Oil : Recipes and helpful tips;

~ A great list of Asian ingredients...
Read more: Asian Ingredient Guide;

The Art of Breadmaking
Nothing can compare to picking up a freshly baked loaf when it is just coming out of the oven. The smell and texture are intoxicating...

Read more: A Loaf of Tartine Bread;

Off-Beat Ingredient
Kataifi, (say kuh-tuh-EE-fee), is a style of phyllo pastry that looks like it has been passed through a shredder. Adds crunch to sweet and savory dishes...
Read more: What the heck is kataifi? ... Perhaps you sighted it here first;

The Wild Side
The term 'game' applies to wild animals and birds, also includes birds and animals once caught in the wild that are now raised domestically...
Read more: Game : Recipes and helpful tips;

Sugar and Spice
Another look at the rich flavors and cooking techniques appropriate to fall. Here a collection of recipes incorporating a spice...
Read more: Sugar and Spice and Everything Cinnamon: 12 Recipes;

Good Gravy - You Can Do It:
Mastering good gravy is not difficult. Just be forewarned, you'll hear requests for more once you master this technique. Great for open-faced sandwiches, too...
Read more: The Hard Part is Making Enough;

Lasagna Fare
So far, 2010 has been a big year for lasagna in the world of extreme food news. First, there was the 100-layer lasagna and...

Read more: Does Olive Garden's Deep-Fried Lasagna Count As Food Porn?;

Healthy Corner
~ The short answer is four hours, but there's a lot more to it than that...
Read more: How long can food be out of the fridge before it kills me?;

~ Eggs can last weeks, cereal up to a year past the 'use by' date...
Read more: Feel lucky? Some food good past 'use by' date;

Time to start thinking outside the chicken-bun...
Read more: Chris Elam: Cheap Protein: Are You Stuck in the Drive-Thru Lane? (RECIPES, PHOTOS);

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Appetibilis - Appetizing Posts of the Day
~ Tender Steamed Carrots with Chopped Rosemary;
~ Quick & Healthy Indian Chickpea Stew;
~ Dinner for One…or a Crowd « Kitchen Confidante
~ Ingredient Spotlight: Dark Brown Muscovado Brown Sugar;
~ Zucchini, Tomato & Gorgonzola Puff Pastry Tart Recipe;

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Looking for recipes, etc? Check also:
~ The Recipes Hunter collection...
~ The Andante Con Gusto Daily on Twitter

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