Wednesday, January 18, 2017

La Truffade Auvergnate

The Music:
Picturesque Pieces by Emmanuel Chabrier
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67515
The Recipe:
A truffade is a hearty dish of potatoes, bacon and cheese from the Auvergne region of central France, where Emmanuel Chabrier grew up.

In many ways it's similar to an American breakfast skillet and can be easily modified as desired. as the recipe's author Ken Broadhurst points out,

"Adding onion to the truffade is unconventional — but it sure is good. The famous French chef Joël Rebuchon, who specializes in potato dishes, has published a recipe for truffade in which he cooks the potatoes with garlic. I even found one recipe that includes diced tomatoes in the mixture!

"I think Jack cheese or young white Cheddar would be good cheeses to make the truffade with. Instead of bacon, you could use little chunks of ham, or even chicken or turkey (especially smoked varieties)."


Making you hungry? Then just click here.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Moroccan Chicken with Green Olives and Lemon

The Music:
Petrushka, by Igor Stravinsky
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati, conductor
London 417 758
The Recipe:
Reminiscent of Rodney Dangerfield, that Moor in Stravinsky's Petrushka just doesn't get enough respect. So we offer today in his honor a Moroccan-inspired recipe that features chicken, green olives and a blend of seasonings that is exotic enough to be interesting without taking over.

Take a walk on the (slightly) wild side by clicking here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sister Schubert's Banana Pecan French Toast

The Music:
Piano Sonata in A major, D. 959
by Franz Schubert
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Philips 475 628
The Recipe:
Our search for an appropriately Schubertian recipe turned up this award winner from Nadine Mesch of Mt. Healthy, Ohio. She was the winner of a contest sponsored by Sister Schubert's, a company that specializes in dinner rolls, biscuits and the like.

Close enough.

This looks like a great one to add to your list of brunch selections, and to get all the details, just click here.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Austrian Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding

The Music:
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D.810,
"Death and the Maiden,"
by Franz Schubert, arranged for string orchestra
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, conductor
Alpha 265
The Recipe:
According to globalgourmet.com, "Austria has one of the most transcultural cuisines in Europe," one example of which is this delicious Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding (which is quite a bit different from that stuff out of a box we're used to here in the States.)

Make your own by clicking here.

Guten appetit, and thanks for listening.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Grand Marnier Souffles

The Music:
Requiem, Op. 9 by Maurice Durufle
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano; Orfeon Donostiarra Choir, Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, Michel Plasson, conductor
EMI 556878
The Recipe:
OK, time for something special for a special occasion and special guests. As described on Epicurious.com:

"These individual vanilla soufflés include a surprise layer in the middle: almond cookies soaked in an orange liqueur syrup."

Now doesn't that sound special? Get cracking by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Black Forest Cake

The Music:
Keyboard Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830,
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Angela Hewitt, piano
Hyperion 67191
The Recipe:
You can't celebrate one of the all-time great composers in all of western music with just any old recipe. No, Johann Sebastian Bach demands something special. And here it is.

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, the famed Black Forest cake.

Just look at it. What a masterpiece of the baker's art.

You can make it your own by clicking here.

This week's recipes are underwritten by the Grosse Pointe Fresh Farms Market

Monday, January 9, 2017

Russian Sirniki (Cheese Pancakes)

The Music:
Concerto for Violin No. 2 in C-sharp minor, Op. 129,
by Dmitri Shostakovich
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Helsinki Philharmonic,
John Storgards, conductor
Ondine 1239
The Recipe:
From the RecipeZaar website we found this tasty pancake variation for your next Sunday brunch. As described by Lori:

"These Russian Cheese Pancakes are delicious served hot out of the pan, the outsides still crispy, the insides creamy. They are very easy, and the dough can be made ahead. Sirniki are usually served as a brunch or breakfast dish, or as a dessert, with sour cream or jam."


Of course, you don't have to wait til Sunday to serve them, and to get the complete lowdown all you have to do is click here.

This week's recipes are underwritten by the Grosse Pointe Fresh Farms Market

Friday, January 6, 2017

Frozen Peanut Butter Mousse Squares

The Music:
Symphony No. 7, "Sinfonia Antarctica,"
by Ralph Vaughan Williams
London Symphony Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, conductor
Chandos 9088



The Recipe:
To go with the frozen grandeur of the South Pole, a frozen dessert sure to provide a happy ending. As described by "Fluffster" on RecipeZaar:

"This is wonderful! My sister sent me this recipe to try, after telling me about it. You will love it! Easy to make, simple directions, and just plain delicious!"

Interested? Then get the scoop by clicking here.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Russian Pirozhki

The Music:
All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Phoenix and Kansas City Chorales, Charles Bruffy, director
Chandos 5148
The Recipe:
Today we offer these traditional Russian delicacies to go with Rachmaninoff's a cappella masterpiece. The recipe was posted by Rex on the allrecipes.com website, who says,

"I'm Russian, and this recipe has been handed down from my grandma. They taste delicious, and are a great comfort food (or any other food)."

And they just look so darn cute, too. Get all the details by clicking here.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Chocolate Truffle Brownies

The Music:
Symphony No. 2 by George Chadwick
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Chandos CHAN 9334
The Recipe:
Imagine this: a fragrant pan of home-made brownies, hot out of the oven, brimming with the promise of culinary ecstasy in the near future.

Talk about the thrill of anticipation!

Well, if you click here, you won't have to settle for just a mental picture of these beauties.

This week's recipes are underwritten by the Grosse Pointe Fresh Farms Market.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Poached Salmon in Dill Sauce

The Music:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, by Edvard Grieg
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano; Berlin Philharmonic,
Mariss Jansons, conductor
EMI 557 562
The Recipe:
This is a very attractive and delicious entree that's gotten rave reviews, like this one:

"You will not believe how easy this is to make! It makes a very elegant starter, it’s easy to cook for a crowd and ahead of time, and believe it or not, it is fully South Beach Diet low carb compliant."

Get on board by clicking here.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Champagne Jello Shots

The Music:
Symphony No. 4 in A minor by Jean Sibelius
New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Sony 47622
The Recipe:
Care to ring in the New Year with a tasty bit of whimsy?

The author of this recipe, Erica, describes herself as "a dentist with a baking obsession."

"I love the idea of reflecting on the past year and getting psyched up at the opportunity for new beginnings.  Jello shots are always a crowd-pleaser with my friends. Dipped in some sanding sugar and topped with sparkly toothpicks, they’re simple and festive with a healthy dose of bubbly for a New Year’s Eve party."

Get the lowdown by clicking here.

As always, please use adult beverages responsibly, and Happy New Year from your music-loving friends at WRCJ!