Food doesn’t get more colorful than these bright Purple Majesty potatoes, and recipes don’t get much simpler than this one, from chef Michael Anthony of New York City’s Gramercy Tavern. This recipe, published by the Smitten Kitchen blog, was adapted from one published in New York magazine.
Thanksgiving preparations can get complicated, but your sides don't have to be. Prepare any of these scrumptious, simple sides, from creamed Brussels sprouts to maple butter mashed sweet potatoes, in no time at all.
Let vegetables steal the show with these scrumptious, seasonal, and meat-free Thanksgiving dishes, from hearty sides like soy braised kabocha squash ora sweet potato and kale gratin, to savory main courses like spiced vegetable patties or a multilayered eggplant and goat cheese terrine.
As Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert says, "Italians take every ingredient they know and make a feast of it." According to her, "there are few ways to create happiness more efficiently than by cooking for yourself and others." In honor of the movie staring Julia Roberts, we chose perhaps one of the most famous simple Roman pasta sauces, made with black pepper and aged Pecorino Romano. It is sure to restore your appetite for life! Buon appetito.
In the movie Mostly Martha, two disparate personalities vie for control of the kitchen. But they agree on the making of gnocchi together, and from there a romance blooms. As Chef Martha says, "Gnocchi have to be prepared with great care, that's all. With gnocchi you have to take your time." Good advice to consider while making our recipe for gnocchi with brown butter and sage. We recommend you use real Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Traditionally, ratatouille is a French Provençal dish of stewed vegetables that, while tasting marvelous, often look somewhat muddy as the colors bleed together. Not so in the movie Ratatouille, where the dish is presented in Technicolor glory. Smitten Kitchen has created a ratatouille that is as beautiful and tasty as the one in the film.
Meals help keep families together. That message is evident in the movie Soul Food, where Big Mama creates mountains of goodness that her entire family enjoys on Sunday evenings—dishes that even one of the greatest Southern cooks, Edna Lewis, would praise. Taylor Takes a Taste celebrates both of these Southern cooks with his version of macaroni and cheese.
I'll admit it: I'm a bona fide Thanksgiving side dish fanatic. Give me stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, and green beans, and that otherwise compelling 15-pound turkey doesn't garner a second glance. But one side dish I've tried my darnedest to love, without a modicum of success, is cranberry sauce. Continue...