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Blogwatch: Making Tangerine Salt

Adam Kuban 2 comments

Writer, cooking teacher, and private chef Eric Gower, who blogs at The Breakaway Cook, has the skinny on making tangerine salt. "The salt is a wonder," Gower writes. "It turns a lovely shade of yellow-orange, smells fresh and toasty citrusy, and, sirenlike, beckons me to use it every time I go near it." I'd never really given tangerine salt much thought until reading Gower's words, but it sounds like a simple luxury that's both affordable and easy enough to make daily. Related Cook the Book: The Breakaway Cook... More

Sunday Brunch: Fluffy, Herby Scrambled Eggs

Serious Eats Ed Levine 3 comments

Finding good brunch dishes when you're trying to watch your weight is not easy, so I was thrilled to come across this delicious scrambled egg recipe in The Breakaway Cook, by Eric Gower. Once I added in an ounce of... More

Cook the Book: Clay-Pot Ginger Pork with Figs and Pickled Fennel

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 3 comments

It's a little late today, but I guess I wanted to wait a bit before parting with The Breakaway Cook for the week. It's a little chilly, windy, and rainy today as I'm writing this so Clay-Pot Ginger Pork with... More

Cook the Book: Miso Soup with Fennel and Ginger

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 5 comments

Today's recipe from The Breakaway Cook is an adaptation of Japanese miso soup. Instead of using the traditional seaweed-bonito broth known as dashi, author Eric Gower replaces it with something that's probably a little more familiar to Western cooks—chicken stock.... More

Cook the Book: Pasta with Peas, Sausage, and Mint

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 4 comments

As the week winds on, Eric Gower, the author of The Breakaway Cook, keeps impressing me with the simple but delicious-sounding recipes in this book. I haven't cooked his Pasta with Peas, Sausage, and Mint yet, but rest assured, I'm... More

Cook the Book: Minty, Boozy Chicken

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 5 comments

As Eric Gower says in his book The Breakaway Cook, "this is like pouring a cooked mojito over stewed chicken." The drink's signature ingredients of rum, lime, and mint—along with garlic and other flavorings—mix well with the juice from the... More

Cook the Book: Spicy Corn Salad

Serious Eats Ed Levine 7 comments

Corn salads are one of my favorite dishes to serve in the summer, when freshly picked corn is readily available just about everywhere. Eric Gower's is particularly full-flavored and zesty, perhaps because of the habanero pepper he throws in. If... More

Cook the Book: 'The Breakaway Cook'

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I must admit I had never heard of The Breakaway Cook or its author Eric Gower before fellow Serious Eater Alaina Browne told me about them. And I must admit I was skeptical about any book that has the following subtitle: Recipes That Break Away from the Ordinary. But when I took the book home and read it, damn if there weren't recipes I wanted to cook on just about every page. Gower's recipes are simple, easy to follow, and incredibly appealing. As usual, thanks to the good folks at William Morrow Cookbooks, we are giving away ten (10) copies here on Serious Eats. To enter, just tell us what one ingredient you have discovered that's taken your cooking to... More

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