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yellow tomatoes

I’ve been thumbing through my new/old copy of the Café Boulud Cookbook, considering what my next recipe would be and then who’s the guest judge of Top Chef this week?  Daniel Boulud with his cute smile and melt-the-cockels-of-my-heart accent.  Oh, the timing is impeccable, I tell you.  So what’s next?  I’ve already done a lovely chilled melon soup so maybe Onion Soup with Braised Beef Shanks?  No, it’s too hot.  Potato Gratin Forestier?  No, I’m too fat.  Candied Yellow Tomatoes?  Huh?  I kept coming back to the tomatoes, turning the idea over in my mind, trying to figure out what it would look like, taste like.  I’ve certainly seen tomato desserts over the years though I’ve never made one myself.  Is it too weird?  Would it be just awful?  If you think about it, technically the tomato is a fruit.  And fruit can be candied.  So is it really that far of a stretch?  Well, we’re about to find out.

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lots o books
I have a cookbook addiction.  There I said it.  I have hundreds easily but I’m a little afraid to count and really know.  They take over my dining room in a general organizational scheme – baking here (but bread over there), Asian on this shelf, vegetarian on that one.  Italian up here but French down there.  Reference books on the highest shelf, all purpose books in the middle for easy access.  The most recently used are stacked on my kitchen counter, waiting to be put back on the shelf.  A big fat pile is next to my couch – either just read or waiting to be read.  A tall stack of new purchases is on one of my dining room chairs waiting for a home.  I may need to move soon, just for more space. (more…)

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