. . . it tastes good! Here’s an appetizer spread we created for the Oakland Ballet: skewers of brie & apple with maple syrup, and dates filled with mascarpone and gorgonzola. And a little garnish of finely chopped green onion . . .
Not sure what to serve your vegetarian guests at your Holiday Table?
Polenta is always a wonderful choice on a cool day – filling, comforting and gluten-free! Try this version with a Latin twist:
- Cook the polenta according to package directions and pour into an oven-proof serving dish.
- Sauté thinly sliced onion, garlic, chilies, bell pepper in olive oil, and pour over cooked polenta.
- Add fresh chopped cilantro, cream, fresh cheese (queso fresco or feta), and pecorino. Place into a hot oven until heated through
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If you had grown up in Switzerland like I did, you would know that chocolate is one of the four food groups. When I first moved to this country, good dark chocolates were hard to find but, thankfully, that is no longer the case. You’ll even find a great selection of chocolates at your local drugstore . . . who knew? If you open the chocolate drawer in my kitchen, you’ll see a selection of some of my favorites, like the many flavored dark chocolate varieties now available from Lindt.
For chocolate desserts – e.g. mousse, flourless chocolate torte, triple-chocolate fudge brownies – I use dark chocolate with a high percentage of cacao. Great selections are available at Caillebaut, which you can purchase online, or at your friendly local Trader Joe’s market.