November 13, 2009

Foodie Vocab #20: Au Poivre

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: au Poivre (adjective). Pronounced: \ō-ˈpwäv(rə)\

Please choose the most appropriate definition for au Poivre:

a.) Covered with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned (as under a broiler).
b.) Garnished with fruit or vegetables that are cooked until tender in a seasoned liquid.
c.)
d.) Served with a generous amount of usually coarsely ground black pepper.

BONUS: Every week I choose definitions that resemble other foodie vocab words. For extra credit, identify the other definitions being used. Find the answers in next week’s foodie vocab!

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November 10, 2009

Cooking With Stephanie Izard!

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Ever make fresh ricotta cheese? How about with Stephanie Izard? Last night I had the pleasure of attending a Whole Foods cooking class taught by the Top Chef Season 4 Winner and learned how to make fresh ricotta from scratch and how to incorporate this great cheese  into both sweet and savory dishes.  A Chicago chef, we cheered her on during her season of Top Chef and have been following every bit of info about her upcoming Chicago restaurant (breaking news about it later in this post).

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November 9, 2009

Get Free Cookie Mix For A Drop In & Decorate Party!

A couple years ago we wrote about a great cause called Drop In & Decorate where bakers and non-bakers alike get together to decorate cookies for donation. Already in its eighth year, this tax-exempt nonprofit organization founded by food writer Lydia Walshin of The Perfect Pantry is still going strong. And this year, they have added an extra incentive!

But who better to tell you about the event than the founder herself? Take it away Lydia…

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November 6, 2009

Foodie Vocab #19: Brioche

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: brioche (noun). Pronounced: brē-ˈōsh

Please choose the most appropriate definition for brioche:

a.) A light slightly sweet French bread made with a rich yeast dough.
b.) An egg-rich yeast-leavened bread that is usually braided or twisted before baking and is traditionally eaten by Jews on the Sabbath and holidays
c.) A brown crust formed on food that has been cooked au gratin; also : a dish so cooked
d.) A flaky confection of crushed sesame seeds in a base of syrup (as of honey)

BONUS: Every week I choose definitions that resemble other foodie vocab words – choose the right answer and then identify  what the other choices are describing in the comments and get extra credit!

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