Welcome to this week’s “Taste Matters” where I serve up some tasty tidbits for your week! I share a reader rave review, weeknight menu inspiration, a themed weekend entertaining menu, recipe roundups including my latest Parade.com post, my current cookbook crush, a kitchen tip or two and even some food for thought for living your best life!
Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup delivers delicious Thai-inspired comfort and warmth in a hurry!
Anne said: “Okay, Carol. I just completed my marathon soup session. You win!!! I made beef barley, chicken barley, Moroccan red lentil and your Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Lentil Soup. Oh my. The reviewers here are really telling the truth. I love this!! I only added 2 tablespoons [curry paste] but might go for the full 3 tablespoons next time. Thank you!”
Thank you, Anne!
THEME: WINTER CULINARY ESCAPE TO THE TROPICS
Ask your guests to wear their best Hawaiian shirts!
Crab Mango and Avocado Salad with Chile – Lime Dressing in Endive Leaves — From A Chef’s Kitchen (Pictured Below)
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America’s food heroes unite to benefit No Kid Hungry in this one-of-a-kind collection. From the likes of Ruth Reichl, Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill, Francis Lam, host of NPR’s Splendid Table and 97 more gifted chefs, food writers and entrepreneurs comes a collection of recipes truly from the heart. When asked what they cook for the people they love, they answered in America, The Great Cookbook.
Nathalie Dupree offers up her Grits with Greens and Shrimp, Andrew Zimmern shares his Cold Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles and Melissa Clark of Food52 shares a simple yet flavorful Cod with Roasted Asparagus and Green Onions.
America, The Great Cookbook, compiled and edited by Joe Yonan is a fun and interesting compilation with engaging stories.
Everyone loves brownies and they’re so easy to make for a special treat. However, cutting them can be tricky. Here are some tips!