Food

Top 10 recipes of 1997:

  • Recipe: Blackberry creme fraiche ice cream

    Recipe: Blackberry creme fraiche ice cream

      Note: Charity Ferreira's love affair with creme fraiche began when she tasted it as a topping on a brownie at a Paris restaurant when she was 18. Though creme fraiche is taken for granted by French cooks, it is overlooked by many American cooks. But Ferreira, a former Times Test Kitchen intern...

  • Recipe: Kao soi

    Recipe: Kao soi

      Note: We have former Times Test Kitchen intern May Parich to thank for getting her mom, Surapee, into our kitchen. Parich had raved so about her mom's Thai cooking that when her parents came out from St. Louis in November for a visit, we invited her mother to come to the Test Kitchen and show...

  • Recipe: Lemon meringue tart with champagne vinegar sauce

    Recipe: Lemon meringue tart with champagne vinegar sauce

    Note: We love pies. We publish pie recipes throughout the year, and we devoted two covers to pies and pie-making. But the pie of the year, we all agree, was Nancy Silverton's lemon meringue tart from her book "The Food of Campanile" (Villard, $35), which we printed in time for Thanksgiving. Silverton...

  • Recipe: Vietnamese beef noodle soup (Pho bo)

    Recipe: Vietnamese beef noodle soup (Pho bo)

      Note: When Sacramento restaurateur and cookbook author Mai Pham and her family arrived in the United States in 1975 after the fall of Saigon, beef noodle soup (pho bo) was one of the things they desperately missed. In Vietnam, steaming bowls of pho were a part of daily life. In their early days...

  • Recipe: Stuffed shrimp in a silk wrapper

    Recipe: Stuffed shrimp in a silk wrapper

      Note: This is the second recipe from Surapee Parich, mother of former Times Test Kitchen intern May Parich. The dish makes a wonderful dinner party appetizer or pass-around hors d'oeuvre. DIPPING SAUCE 3 tablespoons Thai chile paste 1/3 cup vinegar 3/4 cup water 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon...

  • Recipe: Chinese American Thanksgiving turkey with rice and sausage stuffing

    Recipe: Chinese American Thanksgiving turkey with rice and sausage stuffing

      Note: Each year before Thanksgiving, we print our tried-and-true turkey recipes. Each year, however, we also give you something new. The hands-down winner of the year's new turkeys was Ken Hom's steamed turkey stuffed with sausage and glutinous rice from his new cookbook, "Easy Family Recipes...

  • Recipe: Lemon risotto (Risotto al limone)

    Recipe: Lemon risotto (Risotto al limone)

    Note: In the risotto chapter of his new cookbook, "A Passion for Piedmont" (Morrow, 1997), Matt Kramer stresses the simplicity of risotto, and none exemplifies this simplicity better than the Lemon Risotto, which we excerpted from his book in October. Kramer reminds us that in Italy, the risotto...

  • Recipe: Bruschetta with fresh shell bean puree and mixed mustard greens

    Recipe: Bruschetta with fresh shell bean puree and mixed mustard greens

      Note: We believe in using fresh, seasonal ingredients, as do the country's best chefs. Of course, not every chef has the time or space to maintain a home garden. Evan Kleiman, chef-owner of Angeli Caffe on Melrose Avenue, has created a small organic garden in a narrow space behind her '20s-era...

  • Recipe: Perfect potato latkes

    Recipe: Perfect potato latkes

      Total time: 45 minutes 4 baking potatoes, peeled 1 large onion, grated 1 tablespoon lemon juice 4 eggs 3 tablespoons flour Pinch baking soda 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Oil Grate potatoes using food processor or fine shredder. Immediately transfer to large bowl, and add onion,...

  • Recipe: Basic gorditas

    Recipe: Basic gorditas

      Note: Novelist and frequent Food section contributor Michelle Huneven got hooked on gorditas in Guanajuato, Mexico, and brought her obsession home with her, single-mindedly perfecting the art of making the "little fatties" and throwing gordita parties. When we tasted her gorditas last January,...

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