So, my husband introduced me to an online food publication called Food52. It’s an amazing resource for anyone who can cook and offers very practical and helpful info for those of us that really want to cook but may be slightly dysfunctional in the kitchen. Some of their go-to topics: 20-Dollar, 20-Minute Meals, Dinner vs. Child, Sunday Dinners and Kitchen Confidence with tutorials on ‘The Best Way to Boil an Egg’ and ‘How to Know When Chicken is Done.’ The photographs that accompany each feature are a reason to visit the site all by themselves; they are a reminder that cooking and presenting food correctly is truly a work of art.
The picture above is from a section called ‘Not Recipes’ and the topic is ‘How to Make Any Risotto in 5 Steps,’ with whatever you have handy around the house. I’ve never made Risotto but after reading this I really want to!
To end this post on a sweet note, how about ‘Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs,’ submitted to the site by some wonderful person who has now given me the resources to make and eat an embarrassing amount of these this Spring in the privacy of my own home. Check it out!
Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs
Makes around 15 eggs, depending on size.
Via the instructables.com
½ cup Lyle’s golden syrup
6 tablespoons butter, softened
½ teaspoon salt
3 drops orange blossom water (optional)
1 vanilla bean, seeds removed (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cup powdered sugar
¼ to ½ teaspoon yellow food coloring
12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (or 1 bag bittersweet chocolate chips)
See what I mean about the pictures; they make you want to cook!
In summation, awesome site…worth adding to your short list.