Thursday, July 2, 2015

It's the 4th of July! Time to make this glorious Rhubarb Crumble Pie with a scoop of Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream


Today, we pair two recipes. One is from that doyenne of desserts, Martha Stewart in her “Martha Stewart Pies and Tarts” (Clarkson Potter 2011) and the other is from David Lebovitz in his “The Perfect Scoop” (10 Speed Press 2007).  The Paris-based Lebovitz knows his way around ice cream and this very easy recipe proves it.
Together they’re proof that Strawberries and Rhubard are soul mates. The sweetness of the berries is perfect companion to the crisp, tartness of rhubarb.  Rhubarb is sometimes called the ‘Pie Plant’ as its emergence this time of year seems to make every baker run out and put it to work.  The strawberries are particularly welcome this year after what was likely the worst winter in memory in the East. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tyler Florence's Asparagus Grilled Cheese with Poached Egg


         I have been a fan of Tyler Florence for years.  There are no fewer than 11 of his recipes on Chewing the Fat.  His cookbook, “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson-Potter 2006) is among the most dog-eared in our collection.  When Chef Florence took off from Charleston, SC, he first came to New York and brought with him many recipes tinged with Southern accents.  In 2008, he moved to San Francisco and ever since, his cooking has taken on a decidedly West Coast edge. Candidly, when I received my copy of “Tyler Florence Fresh” ( Clarkson Potter 2012), I astonished at the makeover.