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16 Great Bites from the Los Angeles Food & Wine Grand Tasting

Katie Robbins 1 comment

Last weekend marked the first annual Los Angeles Food & Wine (yes, that's the full name), an occasion where, according to the posters that popped up around town "Celebrity Meets Celebrity Chef." Many stars of the kitchen made an appearance at the Lexus Grand Tasting, a two-day affair at L.A. Live downtown, which paired 30 chefs each day with some 200 wineries. It was a race with the clock and the stomach to make it around the room, gobbling up as much pork jowl and Pinot before time was up or extreme satiety set in. Here are some of our favorite bites. More

Cook the Book: Eggs in Hell

Serious Eats Michele Humes 5 comments

In Rick Tramonto's Italian take on shakshouka, eggs are cracked straight into the spicy tomato sauce that gives them their devilish name, and baked until set but tender. With a grating of Parmesan and plenty of toast for dipping, it's... More

Cook the Book: Goat Cheese and Ricotta Pancakes

Serious Eats Michele Humes Post a comment

Photograph from _Nezemnaya_ on Flickr Short of la grande dame Deen herself, I doubt anyone would serve Rick Tramonto's Italian-style pancakes with extra butter. The silver dollar cakes are crammed so full of goat cheese and ricotta that all you... More

Cook the Book: Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

Serious Eats Michele Humes 2 comments

Photograph from cerolene on Flickr A slow braise is warming from the moment you preheat the oven to that last, luscious bite of the fork-tender meat, and your kitchen smells deliciously inviting through it all. It's just the season for... More

Roasted Parmesan-Creamed Onions

Serious Eats Michele Humes Post a comment

The following recipe is from the February 4th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! The magic of the allium family—members include garlic, shallots, onions, and leeks—is that, on exposure to... More

Cook the Book: Pork Porterhouse with Pancetta-Dried Cherry Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Michele Humes 4 comments

Photograph from ctaloi on Flickr Today's Cook the Book recipe, pork porterhouse with pancetta-dried cherry vinaigrette, has been outlined very stringently by authors Rick Tramonto and Mary Goodbody; it calls specifically for thin porterhouse pork steaks, to be cooked over... More

Cook the Book: Pecorino Custard with Tomato Sauce

Serious Eats Michele Humes 1 comment

Wheels of Pecorino-Romano. Photograph from shansby on Flickr Rick Tramonto's Pecorino custard with tomato sauce is a bread pudding with a difference (or two.) First, it's a savory appetizer, not a dessert. Second, the custard-soaked cubes of bread we associate... More

Cook the Book: 'Osteria'

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The colder the weather, the more I crave bold, straightforward flavors. And if they're delivered with lashings of rich, warming sauce, so much the better. This is just the sort of food that restaurateur Rick Tramonto delivers with his fifth cookbook, Osteria. Written with Mary Goodbody, it's a collection of more than 150 Italian country-style recipes from Chicago's Osteria di Tramonto, laid-back sister restaurant to the award-winning Tru. In Tramonto's kitchen, laid-back doesn't mean simplistic or slapdash. It does mean flavors that are more comforting than delicate, and portions that are meant to be ladled rather than stacked precariously. Think of the dishes in this book as very high-end family food—food, that is, for a family celebration and not a... More

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