We assume by now you've gotten your humdrum, every day Christmas dessert recipe traditions out of the way and are ready to close the big meal with something new. You've never had Christmas cookies unless you've had them sandwiching eggnog buttercream. Get your fix of sweet and tart with white chocolate-topped raspberry-poached apples. Go nuts. 'Tis the season.
Winter dishes probably come naturally to chef Magnus Nilsson. We're talking about a guy whose acclaimed restaurant, Fäviken, is situated in the often frosty highlands of Sweden, after all. In this exclusive preview from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Mind of a Chef, Nilsson demonstrates his delicate technique for preparing one such wintery dish, poached turbot, with a summery twist: incorporating preserved sunflower in multiple forms.
We all love ourselves some candy canes and eggnog come Christmastime. But how much do we really love these two holiday staples? Do we love them enough to wear them — literally? The answer is yes, apparently, for two NBA superstars, as that's exactly what Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant will be doing during their Christmas day games this year.
Qui has been one of Austin’s most difficult tables to snag since opening last year. Franklin Barbecue is, well, have you seen the line that forms outside before it opens every single day? For one night only, the chefs behind the two immensely popular restaurants — Paul Qui and Aaron Franklin — are collaborating to cook dinner. Ladies and gentlemen, this is going to be a meal for the ages. Details, right here.
You may have seen our post earlier today on the top Googled recipes and cocktails of 2014. To absolutely nobody's surprise, chicken recipes are at the top of the list, followed closely by meatloaf, banana bread, pancakes and chili recipes. First, let us just say: branch out, folks. But if chicken's really what you're after (and statistically, it is), here are 10 recipes tailored for the search engine junkie in all of us.
Earlier today Google released data illustrating their top recipe, cocktail and beer terms for 2014. Not surprisingly, chicken is the top search term. Fried, baked, tetrazzini — it’s a national obsession. But drilling down further into the list reveals that Americans still have an unwavering sweet tooth, are always stumped on the perfect pancake prep and most certainly love a little guacamole (on football Saturday and Sundays at least).
"Soufflé is culinary term with so much baggage. It sounds scary, but actually, it's just a bit of cheese and some egg whites," says British culinary authority and cookbook master Nigel Slater. Make these invidicual savory puddings as an impressive side dish or dressed-up lunch and don't be afraid to get a little cheese rind in there for body and texture. Meticulous cheese-grating won't get your spoon into that soufflé any faster.
So, what is Andy Milonakis doing with Adam Pally (of The Mindy Project) and Los Angeles chef Kris Yenbamroong (of Night + Market)? Well, there is uni, dry-aged ribeye and the Thai version of packaged ramen noodles involved. Check out the new episode of Fat Prince.