Yesterday, the Saveur kitchen staff cooked up lots of delicious, hearty food, and delivered it to the disaster relief center set up by the Gerritsen Volunteer Fire Department. We hope everyone is able to cook dinner again in their own home kitchens soon!
This simple yet sophisticated, airy yet intense concoction has been a hit with home cooks in America at least since the New York Times published its first recipe for the dessert in 1955. Suddenly, it seemed that every hostess was beating egg whites to perfection, folding them into melted chocolate, and chilling the mixture in crystal bowls for dinner parties.
To pair with the Fox Run Lemberger, chef Dano Hutnik, of Dano's Heuriger on Seneca, in New York's Finger Lakes region, gave us the recipe for this lamb stew; the rich meat is a natural match for the spicy, fragrant wine, and the red's bright fruit complements the dish's parsnips and fennel.
New York deli man Arnold Reuben claimed he was the first to serve cheesecake. But it was his competitor, Leo Lindemann, who hired away Reuben's pastry chef to re-create the dessert at his place, Lindy's, and made it an icon.
A hearty beef stock serves as the base for a rich soup of mushrooms and barley, a more elegant (but no less satisfying) version of the New York deli staple, elevated with fresh thyme and a squeeze of lemon juice.
The New York City restaurant Penelope serves a cult-favorite sandwich called the John Oliver: fresh goat cheese and a generous serving of kalamata olive tapenade together on (yes, really) toasted cranberry walnut bread. It's an uncanny pairing: sweet, nutty, briny, and creamy all at once.