'Farm to Fork' on Serious Eats
The following recipe is from the July 22 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! One might expect that a New Orleans-based chef like Emeril Lagasse is a big meat eater,...
Once I brought the beets and chard home I turned to the pages of Farm to Fork by Emeril Lagasse for a bit of inspiration. And what I found was this Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut Dressing and Cheese Crisps. Roasted beets? Yes, please. But raw chard? I had never used it in its raw state but the young chard that I brought home had much thinner, softer leaves that seemed like they would work beautifully in a salad.
This Tomato, Zucchini, and Leek Galette with Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese is a perfect example of Emeril's newfound reverence for fresh produce. Ripe summer tomatoes, zucchini, and leeks are seasoned with just a touch of salt and white pepper, layered on a bed of herbed goat cheese and puff pastry. It's a gorgeous and simple dish that lets the true character of the ingredients come through with all of its summery goodness.
These Cheesy Herbed Popovers from Farm to Fork by Emeril Lagasse are possibly even simpler to put together than other recipes that I've made in the past, since all of the batter ingredients are simply whizzed together in the blender. The popovers are a wonderful way to use any leftover chunks of cheese and miscellaneous herbs that you have on hand.
I recently encountered the kind of dilemma that only occurs in mid-summer. I was packing to go away for the weekend when I noticed the bowl of beautiful, perfectly ripe tomatoes sitting on the counter. The problem? The tomatoes would be way past their prime by the time I returned Sunday night. As I sat pondering their fate, I flipped through the pages of Farm to Fork by Emeril Lagasse and came up with an ideal solution: this quick Spicy Tomato Jam.