'Avec Eric' on Serious Eats
These Cornmeal Biscuits with Honey Butter from Eric Ripert's Avec Eric are a biscuit-cornbread hybrid and just the kind of Thanksgiving bread that's quick enough to be totally doable. The dough comes out of the food processor moist enough to shape but thankfully not at all sticky. They're simple to roll out and shape, and out of the oven in a little over 10 minutes. They are light and fluffy with a great cornmeal crunch, and when spread with the sweet-salty honey butter, totally irresistible.
It's about the time of year when I start missing missing summer produce—when I grow a bit bored of butternut squash and wonder if there are any other fruits out there aside from apples. The solution to this late fall,...
This whole roasted tenderloin recipe is a holiday dinner ace up your sleeve—one you can easily serve (and impress) in about an hour, including resting time, with some simple herb-roasted potatoes that can be roasted simultaneously. When dealing with tenderloin this size, variations in temperature are a given—you'll have slices ranging from rare to well, pleasing a variety of meat eaters. Once sliced, the tenderloin is sauced with a red wine reduced with red wine vinegar and shallots, then finished with a sizable knob of butter, a sauce that is simple, rich and absolutely delicious.
This Grape, Almond and Radicchio Salad with Black Olives from Eric Ripert's Avec Eric pairs radicchio and endive with crunchy, salty almonds, and juicy, sweet green grapes for a salad that alternates bites of bitter leafiness with more friendly sweet and salt. Feel free to replace the radicchio with escarole, swap the grapes for orange segments, or trade almonds for walnuts.
The first season of Avec Eric took Eric Ripert on culinary journeys everywhere from hunting wild boar in Chianti to swimming with stingrays in the Cayman Islands, with plenty of guest appearances from food world celebs and enough recipes to make for a fantastic cookbook. The newly released Avec Eric is the companion cookbook to the series, complete with gorgeous photos, in depth info from the episodes and, best of all, recipes to recreate dishes that you've seen on the show. Enter to win a free copy here.