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The Food Almanac: Monday, July 29, 2013

The Food Almanac: Monday, July 29, 2013

Today's Flavor
Today in 1977, July 29 was proclaimed by the City Of Buffalo, New York as Chicken Wing Day. Buffalo is the logical home of the Buffalo chicken wing, but beyond that stories differ as to how hot wings were invented. Most of the stories credit the Anchor Bar's owner Teressa Bellissimo with the creation.

Buffalo-style chicken wings are first into their natural three segments. The wing tips are discarded. The drummette and the two-bone "flat" sections are seasoned and fried, without a batter. Then they're tossed in a sauce made by emulsifying butter (or margarine, say some people) into Louisiana-style hot sauce. The ensemble is completed with blue cheese dressing (or just blue cheese) and celery sticks.

The fast-food industry grabbed hold of Buffalo chicken wings as soon as it was clear that they'd become popular. Of course, they messed around with the formula, using a batter on the chicken, sometimes using boneless "wings" (really cut from other parts), and leaving out the blue cheese or celery. And you don't even want to know what the sauce is made from.

Hot wings are sold all over America now. Here in New Orleans, the chefs at Mr. B's came up with a great variation: same dish, but with oysters instead of chicken. Ralph Brennan, on whose watch that was developed, took the idea with him to the Red Fish Grill, where it's become a signature dish.

Gourmet Gazetteer
Wing is a town of about 150 people in central North Dakota. It's a forty-seven mile drive from Bismarck, the state capital. It's named for Charles K. Wing, who planned the town in 1911. The terrain is pockmarked by glacial lakes, most of them small. The restaurant in Wing is the Chat 'n' Chew, right in the center of the town. They'd better darn well fry good chicken wings.

Edible Dictionary
poulet Rochambeau, [poo-lay roh-sham-BOE], French, n.--A rich Creole-French entree consisting of a boned chicken half atop a thick slice of grilled ham, topped with two sauces. The first is a somewhat sweet brown sauce, the second a classic bearnaise. The dish was invented at Antoine's in New Orleans in the late 1800s. It has since spread to a few other restaurants. It's named for Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, a French nobleman who fought in the American Revolution with Lafayette.

Deft Dining Rule #432
Only order chicken on the bone. If the chicken dishes in a restaurant all involve boneless, skinless chicken breasts, none of them will be very good.

Music To Eat Carefully By
On this date in 1974 Mama Cass Elliot, the soaring female lead voice of the Mamas and the Papas, died of a heart attack. It was rumored that this happened while she was eating a ham sandwich, but that seems not to have been true. What a voice to lose!

Swinging Into Dinner
On this date in 1988, the last Playboy Club in America closed its doors. The Playboy Club was a chain of self-consciously swinging restaurants owned by Hugh Hefner's Playboy Magazine. The waitresses wore the famously revealing bunny outfits. We had a Playboy Club in New Orleans in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was on Iberville Street next to La Louisiane. Among the people who worked there was Joe Cahn, the Commissioner of Tailgating, who ran the bar. After it closed, it became Anything Goes, a silly theme restaurant. Except for its last few years, you had to be a member to get into the place. I dined at the Playboy Club only once: a private party for the staff of The Driftwood, the campus newspaper at UNO. I remember an overcooked filet mignon.

The Saints
This is the memorial day for St. Martha. She was a contemporary of Jesus and Mary, who actually visited her at home, according to the gospels. For that reason, Martha is a patron saint of almost everyone in the hospitality trades: cooks, waiters, hoteliers, servants, laundry workers, maids and butlers.

Food Namesakes
Steve Frey, a pitcher for the Phillies, was born today in 1963. . Nancy Kassebaum Baker, formerly a U.S. Senator from Kansas, was born today in 1932. She didn't use her married name in the Senate. Today in 1676, Nathaniel Bacon was accused of being a rebel, after he organized British colonials to fight the Indians.

Words To Eat By
"As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I'll take roast chicken and dumplings."--Hattie McDaniel.

Words To Drink By
"Rum's not drinking, it's surviving!"--Robert Shaw as Romer Treece in the movie "The Deep."


The Food Almanac: Monday, July 29, 2013 - Recipes

I'm not sure how it got its name, but Roadside Chicken is one of the most delicious grilled chicken recipes I've made! The secret is in the marinade.

As I sit and and write out this post and look at this picture, I am reminded of how awesome this grilled chicken recipe is! Wow, is about all I can say. When I saw the post on my blog friend's Nicole's blog I bookmarked it. Like so many recipes I save in various ways, it got somewhat lost in the stack. (I'm so guilty of this!)

But, a few weeks after I saw it on her blog, I again saw it pop up on my facebook feed through another source that was sharing the recipe. Ah. social networking. When I saw it the second time, I just knew it was going on the week's menu!

Thanks to the oil and sugar in the basting sauce (which is more like a tasty vinaigrette) the chicken chars beautifully on the grill. Word of caution though, you do need to be careful to tame down any flare ups. According to Prevention Magazine, the best way to snuff out flare ups is by quickly closing the lid of the grill. You can also keep a spray bottle of water handy, if you need it.

I love that the chicken is marinated first. The vinegar in the sauce helps tenderize the chicken and the salt and sugar do a sort of brine thing. That gives the chicken extra flavor and keeps it moist.

You will most likely find everything you need for the marinate/basting sauce in your fridge or pantry. I did make a separate basting sauce like Nicole called for in the original recipe, but if you marinade the chicken long enough, I think you might even be able to skip the basting step all together and still have delicious and lovely chicken. Just add the oil called for in the basting sauce right to the marinade if you do skip this step.

I ended up only using about a 1/4 cup of the extra sauce I made, and that was even with pouring some over some sliced tomatoes too. (Which was also awesome!) Nicole suggests using all dark meat (legs and thighs) for this recipe. I made legs and two bone-in breasts. I liked both, but like Nicole, I preferred the legs.

I did start the breasts before the legs, to adapt to the increased cooking time they needed. Because they required more time on the grill, they were more apt to cause flare ups and go a little darker on the char. Remember for food safety, the government suggests cooking your poultry to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.


Creamy feta fish cakes on buttered cabbage

These pilchard fish cakes were the surprise hit of the Freshly Blogged competition so far with my family. A surprise because I’d never served them pilchards before and never would have thought the kids would eat them. I think the image problem is to do with the name – ‘pilchard’ just doesn’t sound very appetising – it’s not until you realise that they are actually just big sardines that you can start to get enthusiastic about them. Or maybe that’s just me?!

I’d been thinking about making fishcakes recently anyway, but hadn’t got around to it, so this was a great opportunity to experiment. They worked out so beautifully that they are going to be on the family recipe list from now on – a brilliant way of making a meal that tastes luxurious, rich and creamy, but is actually very cheap to make. and it can be one of those emergency store-cupboard meals for those times when you haven’t been shopping for a week and feel like something more than just pasta again.

And cabbage is another humdrum vegetable that too often gets a bad name served boiled into oblivion. Here it is gently braised with butter until soft and sweet with plenty of black pepper as a foil, and it is a whole other food stuff that you might even persuade kids to like!

The challenge ingredients this week were: Lucky Star pilchards, cabbage, brown rice, green beans, feta: They are all quite humble ingredients that conjure up 50s Britain for me, a culinary desert according to many, but also a time of traditional nursery comfort food, which when done well is delicious. Done badly and featuring as school dinners. well that’s another story! Luckily these turned out unlike any school meals that I can remember.
We could add two fresh ingredients (I went for lemon and parsley) and any spices.

Please go and see and vote for my recipe here on the Freshly Blogged site. Voting is open until 11am Monday 5th August.

The recipe and inspiration as posted for the competition follow:

Creamy feta fish cakes on buttered cabbage

Pilchards may be a store-cupboard staple, but too often they sit on the back of the shelf, ignored and waiting in vain for a chance to shine. These fish cakes are that chance, giving them a starring role that will certainly have me buying them regularly now, in fact my husband liked them so much that he insists on it!

The fish cakes are inspired by the best of British comfort food think of all those once exclusively nursery dishes that have been re-invented as gastro-pub favourites. These are made with rice rather than the more usual mashed potato and flavoured simply with parsley and lemon zest, to complement the richness of the oily fish, a surprise creaminess added by melting feta. Cabbage braised in butter (and oh so sweet) seems to go down well even with kids who don’t usually touch the stuff, and then there is the fresh lemony crispness of a green bean salad to round everything off.

This is an incredibly economical and delicious meal that you could serve up to royalty and make them very happy!

Ingredients
Fish cakes
1 cup PnP brown rice
2 ½ cups vegetable stock
1 tin Lucky Star pilchards in tomato sauce
Zest of 1 large lemon
6 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
100g PnP feta cheese
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons flour and more to coat
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for frying

Green bean salad
500 g green beans topped, tailed and halved
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
50g PnP feta cheese

Buttered cabbage
1 medium cabbage
30g butter
3 tablespoons water
Salt and pepper

Method
Fish cakes
Cook the rice in the stock in a covered pan, until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender but still retains a slight bite. Spread on a plate to cool.
Break the pilchards into fairly small pieces, removing any spine cartilage as you go. Put aside the excess sauce from the tin.
Break the feta into small pieces.
Once the rice is fairly cool, mix in the lemon zest, parsley, feta and pilchards. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the beaten egg and 3 tablespoons of flour and mix gently. Form the mixture into patties and dip into the extra flour to coat them on both sides. At this stage the patties fall apart very easily so handle them carefully. Makes about 10.
Put the fish cakes in the fridge to firm up until everything else is ready.

Heat enough oil to cover the base of a frying pan. Gently slide in as many cakes as will fit without crowding. Leave to cook for 2-3 minutes until a crust has formed underneath. Turn very carefully and cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Remove onto a warm plate covered with kitchen paper, while you cook the next batch. Serve hot.


Green bean salad
Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Add the prepared green beans. Cook until al dente, tender enough to bite through but still crisp. Drain and cool under cold tap for a few seconds. Put them in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Just before serving add crumbled feta cheese and finely chopped parsley.

Buttered cabbage
Shred the cabbage into fine strips. Put it into a heavy based pot with a lid. Add the water and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. During the last five minutes, remove the lid so that the last of the water boils away. The cabbage should be tender and buttery, with no excess liquid.

If you like the sound of this recipe you can vote for it on the Freshly Blogged site until Monday 5th August. thanks so much for your support! xx


Bizarre Foods That Are Eaten In India

India is a land of surprises. The landscape, people, food, culture never fails to surprise us with its variety and uniqueness. Coming to the food, India has a variety of cuisines. Every part of the country has its own unique delicacies. We all know about the mouth watering delicacies of India. But how many of us know about the unusual and bizarre delicacies of India?

There are many parts of India where you can find some 'unusual dishes' cooked either in an unconventional manner or with some bizarre ingredients. So, if you thought Indian food was all about masala dosa and butter chicken, then you are in for a huge surprise.

Check out these bizarre foods that are eaten in India:


Monday, July 29, 2013

Parmesan Cheese Corn on the Cob - Grilling Time Side Dish

Believe it or not. This was a lunch. Nothing else, just wonderful fresh sweet corn hot off the grill.

You probably have seen the commercial for the dog snacks where the cartoon dog goes storming around the house mumbling "BACON, BACON, BACON, Gotta have some BACON". Well, picture me doing the same thing about sweet corn. This time of year I gotta have some sweet corn!

Just last week I did a post on Grilled Corn on the Cob - Simple Recipe for Fresh Corn . As you can see from this photo, I usually grill my corn in the husk. Just looks more authentic. But yesterday i bought a dozen ears that had already been stripped of the hairs and husks. No problem, just used aluminum foil to wrap the ears. I have tried grilling corn without husks or foil and have not been happy with the results. Takes all of the liquid out. Me, I like Sweet Juicy corn. use something (husks or foil) between the HOT grate and the corn.

As you can see in the photos from this cook session, I got plenty of grill marks and yet had very tender juicy kernels.

  • 6 Ears of Fresh Peaches and Cream CORN
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, FInely Minced and crushed into paste
  • 1 Pinch Coarse Grind Salt
  • Additional 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese for garnish
  • Pinch of Paprika for garnish
  1. Remove all husks, hairs from each ear of corn.
  2. Mix 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Mayo, Garlic and Salt together. Generously brush this mixture on the corn.
  3. Wrap each ear tightly in Aluminum Foil
  4. Grill over HIGH DIRECT Heat on the grill, turning about 3 minutes per side,
  5. Allow to rest for a couple of minutes before unwrapping.
  6. Just before serving, garnish with additional cheese and Paprika
  7. Serve HOT and Enjoy!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop. Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat. Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts. even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons. Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Allergy Free Crockpot Taco Dip

Brown the ground beef and drain.
Add in 2 T of taco seasoning with 2/3 cup beef broth.
Let simmer until most of broth is absorbed.
Put pinto beans in food processor and process while adding some beef broth and 1-2 T of taco seasoning.
Place ground beef on bottom of crock pot.
Layer diced onion on top.
Next, add the black beans.
Then spread the tomatoes on top.
Spoon the pinto bean mixture over the tomatoes and spread evenly.

You could also add some Daiya cheese on the pinto beans with some crumbled tortilla chips on top for more of a casserole dish. But we like ours as a dip so we keep the chips on the side.


The Food Almanac: Monday, July 29, 2013 - Recipes

This blog has been a great outlet for me over the years, and has served to be a source of fun, mainly as an outlet to share what I've learned through my own food adventures. I have shared what has worked for me as I've gone gluten-free, soy-free, and grain-free. What keeps me going is my love of the both the gluten-free and healthy blogging community, because I know that if there were not blogs from awesome home cooks when I went gluten-free years ago, I would have felt so lost. Every so often I get a comment from a reader about how much they loved the recipe, and this is what keeps me going. Even though I am very busy, I don't think I ever want to stop having a blog. It's a place to come to share my cooking excitement. While I may not post as frequently as I used to when I was in college, keep my page bookmarked, because you'll never know when something new and tasty will show up.

Another thing that I love about food blogging is the chance to share what I've made with friends and family. I can refer them to my blog after they try a dish of mine, instead of writing them a recipe card. Then if they wish to, they are able share it with their friends, too. I am a big fan of education of all kinds, and I love that (for somethings anyways) the internet is a catalyst for sharing information about food, cooking recipes and techniques.

One thing that always gets me about having a recipe blog though, is the "need" to post something new. Years ago when I wasn't as busy as I am now, this wasn't as hard. Seems like I always had something cooked up, photos taken and ready to share. Now that I am in medical school, I have virtually no time to create a new recipe, get all the measurements right, take pictures I'm actually proud of, and share it with you all. While I am still doing a fair amount of cooking new creations in my own kitchen, I am cooking as I go, and honestly, to keep track of every single spice and ingredient is tiresome. I have never had the patience for that, and that is one reason why there aren't as many savory lunch and dinner recipes here, because after you read an ingredient list with over five spices, who is really going to benefit from reading about my dish? As the number of ingredients and complication surrounding the recipe making increases, the possibility of people making and enjoying my recipe decreases.

The way I cook in my kitchen is half planned, half spontaneous. I like to make a plan in my head of what I want to make for dinner, which is usually a protein and two vegetables, and then go from there. For instance, that week I may discover that I am out of grass-fed ground beef, so I'll defrost some chicken, fish, or steaks instead. Then, when I go to the farmers market or local grocery store, I may find that the lettuce or vegetable I was planning on buying doesn't look very good that week, isn't available, or is either not on sale or overpriced, so I have to buy another kind of veggie to enjoy. I like to call this style of cooking "rolling with it." There is still a budget and a plan, but there is room to play. Why would I choose to buy the more expensive pink lady apples to eat that week, when the fuji apples look just as good and are on sale? That's how I roll.

As I've been cooking for several years now, I do realize that there are some things that I do in the kitchen that people would benefit from hearing about. That's why I've shared some things that I do rather frequently, like making nut mix for my mom (when I'm visiting home), making ice cream in the summer, roasting off some squash fries, whipping up a batch of protein bars for easy eating on the go, and putting together a fun breakfast bowl when I have the time.

Sometimes I feel insecure about my blogging platform since I don't share many of my dinner and lunch meals. I cook as I go, layering on the flavors, and that's hard for me to capture in an adequate enough way that I feel proud to present it in a post.

I would love to do a vegetables series, where I showcase my favorite (basic) ways to cook my favorite vegetables, so you may see this in the future one day. This would be less complex and something easy for me to share with you all. But for now, I am enjoying making whatever I want in the kitchen, and bringing you all to a recipe when I both have time, and delicious results.


The Food Almanac: Monday, July 29, 2013 - Recipes

When I was trying to come up with sides for my recipe swap, these delicious Bang Bang Chicken Skewers, I remembered my friend Mary Ellen raving about grilled broccoli. She's made a few variations but this Grilled Sriracha Broccoli sounded like the perfect accompaniment to the chicken skewers.

I've never grilled broccoli before but I think it's my new favorite way to prepare it. I used my charcoal grill since I needed it for the chicken skewers, but I'll definitely try my indoor grill pan as well. I had 3 broccoli crowns so I should have doubled the sauce - it was delectable. We were dragging our pieces through the sauce left at the bottom of the baking dish. So, so good.

The broccoli had a nice smoky flavor and the heat from the sriracha wasn't too overpowering (I used maybe 2 teaspoons) and was offset by the sweetness from the hoisin sauce. I can't wait to make this one again.

Grilled Sriracha Broccoli
As seen on Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations

4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (more or less depending on your tolerance for spice)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 large head of broccoli cut into three sections

Whisk the first five ingredients to make the glaze.

Pour the glaze evenly onto the broccoli and spread with a brush.

Place flat side down on a hot grill. Grill 4 minutes, flip and grill 2-3 more minutes until charred and slightly tender. Serve immediately


The Food Almanac: Monday, July 29, 2013 - Recipes

We've had a few good sunny and warm weeks here in Estonia, with temperatures hovering above 20 C on most days (that should be around 70 F). Warmer on some days, with occasional showers. A nice summer indeed.

The weather also determines the food, of course. Ice teas, panzanella and fattoush salads, gazpacho-style and kefir-based cold soups (sweet and savoury) - all these feature heavily. Ice-cream as well, both homemade and shop-bought (Estonian major ice cream makers have come up with some nice flavours, and there's the expensive, but delicious, local organic ice cream brand now, La Muu). Various berries from the farmers market stalls and straight from the bush in our backyard. Proper summer food :)

I love watermelon and feta salads and have shared few recipes here on my blog: watermelon and feta salad with olives, watermelon and feta salad with lime, watermelon and feta salad with roasted pepitas and balsamic glaze. Still, I was thrilled to discover an alternative fruit and feta cheese salad using blueberries instead. I spotted the recipe over @ the improvised life, and vowed to make it as soon as bilberry season begins. At the end I ended up using large blueberries instead, as I thought they'd be easier to chase with a fork and a knife on a plate than our smaller forest bilberries.

(See the end of the post for more blueberry and feta salad ideas).

Blueberry and Feta Salad with Mint
(Mustikad feta ja mündiga)
serves 1, can be easily multiplied

a large handful or two of blueberries
crumbled feta cheese
few mint leaves, chopped, if too large
sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
extra virgin olive oil

Place the blueberries into a shallow plate, crumble the feta cheese on top and sprinkle with mint. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle about a teaspoonful of olive oil on top.

More blueberry and feta salad recipes:
Blueberry and feta salad with poppyseed dressing by Laura @ Real Mom Kitchen
Blueberry, cucumber and feta salad by Stacie @ One Hungry Mama
Blueberry feta salad with toasted pecans by Courtney @ The Fig Tree: Vegetarian cuisine from around the world
Blueberry, almond and feta salad @ Savvy Mom
Blueberry and grapefruit salad with mint and feta by Briat @ Thought for Food
Blueberry feta cheese salad by Alessandro @ Curative Cuisine
Watermelon, blueberry and feta salad @ Skinny Muffin
Cold pasta salad with asparagus, blueberries, feta and basil by Rowena @ She Knows
Blueberry, cucumber, feta salad by Sharib @ My Judy The Foodie
Salad with feta, blueberries and almonds by Catherine @ Albion Cooks
Blueberry and feta salad by Sues and Chels @ We are NOT Martha


The Food Almanac: Monday, July 29, 2013 - Recipes

Overnight Sponge Dough: Mix well into a dough and leave overnight in the fridge.
215g bread flour
130g fresh milk
2g dried yeast

Bread Dough:
90g bread flour
12g fresh milk
30g egg
7g dried yeast
5g salt
50g sugar
12g milk powder
45g butter (I substitute with cooking oil)

  • Knead all the ingredients including the overnight sponge dough (except the oil) into a smooth dough. Then add in the oil. Knead until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Proof the dough until it doubled in size.
  • Knock out the air in the dough and divide into 10 equal portions. Shape them into round balls. Cover and rest for 15 minutes.
  • Roll out each dough and add the butter filling. Seal tightly to prevent filling from leaking out during baking.
  • Place the dough into individual paper casing and cover. Proof until doubled in size.
  • Pipe the filling onto the dough before baking in a preheated oven of 185 deg C for about 20 minutes.
  • Beat everything together and chill in the fridge. Divide into 10 equal portions.
  • Beat butter and icing sugar until combine. Gradually add in beaten egg and coffee.
  • Fold in flour.
  • Fill a piping bag with the mixture and set aside.

18 comments:

Hi Veronica. Thanks for the recent visits to my bog. Question:I followed you for a while but why can't I see your latest updates on my dashboard? All this while I thought that you have stopped blogging. Did you set a special setting for this?

I've seen many version of mexican buns before but I think this is the 1st time of seeing in a cupcake liner version. I like the idea as the bun looks tall & round. I'll bookmark this but in the past, I didn't have much luck with overnight dough. Not sure it is something to do with the weather?

Question again: Do you need to take the overnight dough out & back to room temperature before mixing?

Question: I promise this is my last question. What's the size of those cupcake liners that you are using? Thanks

Hi Jessie, thanks for dropping by. I am puzzled to hear that my updates didn't appear on your reading list. I didn't change anything setting. Wonder if it happen with other bloggers too. I loved working with overnight sponge dough as I found that it yields a much softer bread. It is easier to knead if it is brought back to room temperature. First time I made, I forgot to bring back to rom temp and it took me a long time to knead till elastic. I got those cup liners from Malaysia, the base measurement is 7.5 cm and the top is 9.5 cm.

When you made the "homemade char keoy teow," I saw the update, then, don't know since when, I have stopped seeing your updates. This roti boy also didn't appear in my dashboard too! OK, will take this recipe home. Wish me luck with that. If they are successful, when I post it, I will give a shout of your name, hahaha!

I found out that since 5 months ago, it stopped all updates, I have no idea why. I wonder what happened. As I am not computer savvy, I am stuck now. If you know how I can rectify this problem, please, please let me know. You don't need me wishing you luck, you are already an expert in making bread. Looking forward to see your Roti Boy.

Veronica, I think I'm not much better than you when it comes to this IT thing. What I can suggest is to go back to your blog's setting/comment/layout, study it one by one to see whether you have accidently touched on a certain button. Why don't you check with other friends to find out whether they can see your recent updates? May be it is only my problem to view?


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