Writing about pot roasts, I mentioned that a long slow simmer is more traditional in some parts of the world than others. For it to make sense, you needed both cold weather and plentiful fuel – both common in Northern Europe.
The cool weather is coming in – as are the Fall vegetables. Butternut and acorn squash instead of zucchini and pattypan, beets, carrots and parsnips joining (not yet replacing) the peppers and tomatoes… And hot soup is starting to sound like a good idea. This […]
The fastest and easiest way to pull several disparate foods together into a Real Meal is to add a sauce. You can pour it on top. (Gravy.) You can cook one or more components in it, for the flavor. (Spaghetti and meatballs, macaroni and cheese.) […]