Food

The Top 10 recipes of 2002:

  • Recipe: Strawberry preserves

    Recipe: Strawberry preserves

      Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes plus 8 hours standing This recipe works best with weights (how would you know if you were a few strawberries short of a pint?). Use equal amounts of fruit and sugar. We've listed approximate volume measures if you don't have a scale (2 pints...

  • Recipe: Our office burger

      Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Servings: 4 Caramelized onions 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon 2 onions, sliced (about 4 cups) 1 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon ketchup 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2-3 drops liquid smoke 1/4teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1. Heat...

  • Recipe: Bread and butter pickles

      Total time: 35 minutes, plus 24 hours standing Servings: 2 quart jars 2 pounds pickling cucumbers 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon coarse salt 5 black peppercorns 2 bay leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons dried red pepper flakes 1/2 head garlic (peeled and crushed)...

  • Recipe: The House macaroni and cheese

      Total time: 1 hour Servings: 6 2 3/4 cups milk 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon allspice 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 2 3/4 cups grated extra-sharp raw goat's milk Cheddar 1 1/4 cups shredded Fontina 2 cups grated Gruyere 1/2...

  • Recipe: Chocolate sparkle cookies

      Note: These are best with chocolate that is 70% cocoa. Total time: 1 hour, plus 8 hours chilling Servings: About 36 cookies 1/2 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature 2 eggs 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for rolling 3/4 cup ground almonds Powdered sugar, for...

  • Recipe: Slow-rising pumpkin-thyme dinner rolls

    Total time: 30 minutes, plus 2 hours standing and 8 hours chilling Servings: 18 dinner rolls 2 ( 1/4-ounce) envelopes active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees) 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar...

  • Recipe: Artichoke stew with pecorino Romano

      Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 1 1/2 pounds small boiling potatoes, cut into small bite-size pieces 2 pounds medium artichokes, cleaned and cut up, about 4 artichokes 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes 2...

  • Recipe: Chicken Mangalorean

      Total time: 1 1/2 hours Servings: 6 2 cloves garlic 1 (1 1/2-inch) piece ginger root 2 1/2 teaspoons oil, divided 2 onions, cut in fine dice 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick, broken in half 6 cardamom pods 10 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2...

  • Recipe: Chicken braised with figs, honey and vinegar

      Total time: 1 hour, plus 12 hours chilling Servings: 4 4 chicken legs (about 1/2 pound each) Salt About 2 tablespoons mild-tasting olive oil 1 onion (about 1/2 pound), root end trimmed flat, peeled and cut into 8 wedges About 1/2 cup dry white wine About 2 tablespoons dry white vermouth About...

  • Recipe: De Pomaine's country tart

      Total time: 1 hour Servings: 8 Pastry 1 ( 1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/3 cup warm water 2 cups flour, plus more for rolling 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-sized pieces 2 egg yolks 1. Stir the yeast and the sugar into...

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