July 31, 2009

Foodie Vocab Lesson #5: Panna Cotta

Every Friday at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!

This week’s word is: panna cotta (noun). Please choose the most appropriate definition for a panna cotta. (No cheating!)

a.) A thin Italian pancake often topped with fruit and other sweet ingredients.
b.) a glazed earthenware cooking dish with vertical sides and a tightly fitting lid, generally rectangular or oval.
c.) an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar, mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set.
d.) a confection, originally from France, made by layering ingredients in a small glass. It can be either sweet or savoury, making a dessert or snack.

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The Chocolatiest Brownies I’ve Ever Made


What do you make for a chocolate lover upon his return from a 3.5-week- work trip to a country with very limited amounts of chocolate? Why, the chocolatiest brownies you could fathom, of course! Ordinarily I would contest the amount of chocolate my boyfriend would ideally like in his brownies but this time I knew I had to go all out. He was chocolate-deprived and who was I to deny him?

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July 29, 2009

Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Mushrooms and Slow Roasted Tomatoes


If summer isn’t reason enough to celebrate the taste of tomatoes, this recipe is.  I’ve always liked tomatoes – served raw in salads, cooked up in sauces, even tomato ketchup! If it’s made from a tomato, I like it. But rarely do I eat a dish that focuses on the tomato. That’s why when I saw this post on Serious Eat, I knew this slow roasted tomato spaghetti recipe was for me.

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July 28, 2009

Celebrating Milk Chocolate Day on Twitter


Did you know today is National Milk Chocolate Day? You can pull out that Hershey’s chocolate bar and chow down or you can treat yourself to special milk chocolate recipes like M-m-m Milk Chocolate Brownies or Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake! Where do you find them? On Recipe4Living’s Twitter account!

Follow @Recipe4Living on Twitter for Milk Chocolate Recipes!

Not sure how to use Twitter? Instructions after the jump!

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