I have been living in NY for 6 years. I've been to culinary school and have worked in restaurants throughout my stint here and have yet to eat at Gramercy Tavern. Am I in for disappointment? Is it all hype?
Where should I eat on my 1 year anniversary? Somewhere that won't break the bank, but somewhere that is special and delish!
I often turn to Chez Panisse Vegetables when I have a vegetable rather than an idea for dinner, and this summer squash risotto recipe caught my eye. It's a fairly standard risotto recipe—butter, onions, wine, stock, and rice—which means the flavor of the zucchini or summer squash and fresh herbs emerges.
The Tangelo-Tangerine Puddings from Seasonal Fruit Desserts by Deborah Madison have a lot of good things going for them. First off they're a gorgeous, vibrant shade of orange that brings to mind all sorts of happy things (sunshine, sherbet). Secondly, they are the perfect summer dessert—less than five minutes of heat on the stovetop then a chill in the fridge means you won't suffer from the dreaded summer kitchen sweats. And lastly, they are dairy-free, gluten-free, and even vegan if you opt to sweeten them with agave instead of sugar or honey.