As Food You Can Eat finishes its second year, those of us who are regular recipe contributors want to thank you, the reader, the supporter, the critic, and the taker-of-sides.
The core group of chefs, Cousin Matthew, ButcherBakerToiletryMaker, and me, remain in the kitchen. BigDamnHeroes, Loveshaq, Sedevilc, Lemmy, and HammerZeitgeist all popped in with random posts. And if you would like to share a recipe, please send me a message – the more the merrier!
I’ve linked to a few of the recipes below, but you can find them all by clicking on the Food You Can Eat Category.
ButcherBakerToiletryMaker took us on a journey through his grandmother’s recipe box in addition to his own favorite recipes. He also provides step-by-step photos, which I find extremely helpful. His recipes include main courses, side dishes, and lots and lots of desserts and sweet treats. His masterpieces (or those of his grandmother) included Saucepan Brownies with Ganache, Pumpkin Squares, Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares, and a professional-grade Vienna torte. Butcher also featured foods with a New Mexican flair, including Green Chile Stew and Pollo con Arroz.
Cousin Matthew landed squarely in the midcentury modern school of cooking with an occasional detour into celebrity recipes and amazingly rich European offerings. Cousin M gave us Sophia Loren’s Tiramisù and David Niven’s “Jansson’s Temptation”, excellent appetizers such as Bacon and Cheddar Toasts and Endive Leaves With a Cheese-Walnut Spread and Salmon Mousse, and a lovely Trout Almondine.
I kicked in a mixed bag, heavy on seafood and deserts with the occasional soup. One of the things I most delight in is when a recipe causes contention and side-taking. For example, who knew that celery soup is not universally beloved, and some people (you know who you are) do not find the Bundt cake to be dessert perfection? I offered up many a Bundt cake, including the Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake, the Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake, and the Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake.
I hope that you have enjoyed the Food You Can Eat feature during 2021; cooking became a bit more important as we continued to isolate to varying degrees. To all DeadSpinterites, Happy New Year and Bon Appetit!
FYCE will move back to three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, in 2022.