Snack

Oct 25

Meet Crostini’s Big Brother: The Open Face Broiled Sandwich

Call it what you will, an oversized Crostini or an Americanized Smørrebrød, the open face toasted or broiled sandwich can be as simple or complex as you wish and typically can be prepped with ingredients found in the refrigerator. The simplest of open face sandwiches that most of us are familiar with is the broiled …

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Oct 22

Faux Gras – Silky Smooth Chicken Liver Pate

Chicken Liver Pâté is one of those things that can divide a group of people, and most of the people in the euurgh! camp, probably haven’t even tasted it. They are just put off by the idea of chicken livers. Since this chicken liver is silky smooth, I’m sure that everyone would it if you …

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Oct 14

Tip-top Tapenade

Though tapenade is best know as a dish from Provence, France, there exists very similar olive pastes throughout the Mediterranean. The word ‘tapenade’ hides a history in one of its ingredients, capers. In Provence, the caper plant is called ‘tapenei’, and capers used to be stored in vessels filled with olive oil. The capers were …

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Oct 02

Crostini topping ideas

In some ways, Italy’s Crostini is similar to Denmark’s Smørrebrød in that they are both open sandwiches. Though smørrebrød tends to be eaten as lunch, crostini tend to be appetizers or antipasti. Crostini are small pieces of toasted bread, usually Italian or French, topped with a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables or even just herbs or olive …

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Sep 24

Step by step photo guide to make fresh homemade mozzarella

Homemade mozzarella is not as complicated as it first seems, and of all the types of homemade cheese it is certainly one of the easiest to make, and with this simple step by step tutorial, you should be able to become a cheese maker in no time. First you will need to gather your cheese …

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