I missed at least 2 posts, but I did actually cook! I had the bright idea to present totally different papers at conferences only 3 weeks apart, so I’ve been writing a lot lately and haven’t had much time for the bloggy stuff.
This will be a photo-heavy post.
Merveilleux. I made them. Should’ve listened to Mardi on the Cs&Cs post. They were huge, irritating to frost, and absolutely delicious.
Farro salad. I knew I’d like this one. I roasted butternut squash and kohlrabi for the veg, along with the radicchio. Lovely. Realizing that I prefer more acid in my dressings than Lebovitz, so I added some white wine vinegar to the final product.
Caramel pork ribs. I was uncertain about this one, feeling gun-shy after the spectacular failure with the ribs in AmFT. This worked out fabulously for us! The kid and hubs like it and even I, generally not a fan of ribs, ate it.
In the meantime, I’ve been cooking up an everyday storm with Diana Henry’s Simple (it really is) and the newly-received Vivian Howard work, Deep Run Roots.
From Simple: roasted grape and goat cheese tartine; shrimp, fennel, and tomato pilaf; lemon and ricotta cake (that one with kid’s help); and baked sweet potato, chorizo, mushroom, and egg;
From Deep Run Roots: cucumber blueberry salad. I’ve also made the watermelon and pork shoulder red curry and the watermelon rind pickles (neither pictured here, but all wonderful)
Finally, one of my conferences was in Bogotà, Colombia. They’re having a real food Renaissance there with a number of high-profile, highly-pedigreed chefs opening restaurants there. It shows. We also went on a 2.5-hour graffiti tour that really made us see the city in a entirely different light from that time forward.
Restaurants we visited: Criteríon (best one of all!), Harry Sasson, Restaurant Leo, Cantina y Punto, and Sant Just Traiteur.