Pumpkin is so popular today that there is hardly anything that hasn’t had a pumpkin variation. Some of them are no-brainers, others are so far-fetched that I don’t understand who is buying them, much less eating them.
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You’ve likely seen persimmon in the grocery store and then shied away from it, not quite sure what to do with it.
I haven’t been consistently happy with my oatmeal cookie recipe for a while. Sometimes they turn out perfectly ‚Äî fairly flat, chewy and moist in the middle, with crinkly, caramelized edges (not cakey or rounded) and a butterscotch-esque flavour. Other times, they don’t follow orders, staying too puffed, or becoming a little dry and less damply dense than I crave.
With the exception of ooey-gooey potato concoctions, side dishes rarely get any respect. Most of us devote our love and attention to the protein in the centre of the plate and then throw together some kind of vegetable and/or starch as an afterthought. Here, however, is a pilaf fully capable of stealing the limelight from the usual star of the show.
For a holiday so widely celebrated, the traditions surrounding Christmas are as unique as the ornaments that decorate your tree. From decor, songs, stories and gifts, Christmas looks a little bit different in every home across the world, but of course, here at The Culinary Institute of America, we’re especially interested in what’s on the table.
Summer may officially be the season of green salads, but wintertime versions have advantages that make them worth exploring.
My father and grandfather, both no longer here, loved nothing better than a serious steak dinner at their favourite steakhouse, Peter Lugar’s, in New York City. If there was something to celebrate, an out-of-town guest to impress or the desire to indulge an extravagant comfort-food craving, there was one clear choice.
You can’t beat hot-from-the oven, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside, buttermilk biscuits.
Digging into the Thanksgiving Day feast is a joy, but preparing it takes work. This Green Salad with Pear Dressing is a simple but elegant first course, and it will take some of the stress out of the gig. And bonus! it’s lighter than the usual holiday recipe. How did we do it? By swapping out some of the oil in favour of a very flavourful pear puree.
At The Culinary Institute of America, we are firm believers that fresh food is the best food. That’s why the storeroom at our Hyde Park, New York, campus sends out tons of fresh fruits, vegetables, and proteins to all of our kitchen classrooms every day. We like teaching students to use seasonal, fresh ingredients so that the plates they create are flavourful and nourishing.