Monday, January 26, 2015

Midday Entree: Brooklyn Peach Crumble

The Music:
Symphony No. 2, "Ascendant," by Jack Gallagher
London Symphony, JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Naxos 8.559768
The Recipe:
We honor the composer of today's Entrée with a simple dessert from his hometown.

Peaches, oatmeal, butter and a few seasonings are all it takes to put together a homey dessert that will have them coming back for more. Get the lowdown by clicking here.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Midday Entree: Parisian Eggs en Cocotte

The Music:
Symphony in C major by Paul Dukas
French National Radio Orchestra.
Jean Martinon, conductor
EMI 826116
The Recipe:
This is one of those simply amazing dishes that are guaranteed to add a touch of elegance to any table. No one has to know it's actually easy to make.

How easy? Well, according to thekitchn.com,

"We can even do it half-awake on a Saturday morning while we're waiting for the coffee to brew. Oh, and then the absolute luxury of dipping that first piece of buttered toast into the warm yolk. Yes, we'll be making these eggs this weekend. What about you?"

You can try it yourself by clicking here.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Midday Entree: Ukrainian-Viennese Torte

The Music:
Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 99,
by Franz Schubert
Isaac Stern violin;
Leonard Rose, cello;
Eugene Istomin, piano
Sony 64516
The Recipe:
Today's a day to stretch the envelope. May we suggest a special occasion masterpiece, Ukrainian Viennese Torte, from epicurious.com, where we're told it

"... originated in the city of Lviw in western Ukraine, probably based on the Viennese tradition of baking."

Not for novices, but worth the time and effort. Get the lowdown by clicking here.

Guten appetit, and thanks for listening.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Midday Entree: Polish Beer Sausage

The Music:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, by Frederic Chopin
Krystian Zimmerman, piano;
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam,
Kyril Kondrashin, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 463 048
The Recipe:
Are you a meat and potatoes person? Then this could be right up your alley. As described by D.J. Ness on the allrecipes website:

"...the beer broth is nothing short of amazing. I like to use whatever is in the fridge. Ales, lagers, and wheat brews work best. Did I mention this is an incredibly easy, one-pot dish that kids love? Hope you like it!"

Just remember, as with all recipes, to use the best quality ingredients you can find. Get the particulars by clicking here.

Smacznego, and thanks for listening.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Midday Entree: Hot Toddies


The Music:
Symphony No. 7, "Sinfonia Antarctica,"
by Ralph Vaughan Williams
London Philharmonic, Bernard Haitink, conductor
LPO 0072
The Recipes:
Today, something to help you fight the chill. Here are several authentic hot toddy recipes that should do the trick. You can pick your favorite by clicking here.

Bottoms up, and thanks for listening.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Midday Entree: Turtle Pumpkin Cheesecake

The Music:
Ballet Suite, Cinderella, by Sergei Prokofiev
Mikhail Pletnev & Martha Argerich, piano
Deutsche Grammophon 4748172
The Recipe:
It's not widely known that once Cinderella's coach turned back into a pumpkin it retained its humungous dimensions. So, what to do with all that mass of orange squash?

Well, here's a start. Just click here (and repeat until you've used it all up).

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Midday Entree: Chicken Piccata

The Music:
Psalm 103 by Alfonso Ferrabosco
The Huelgas Ensemble
Paul Van Nevel, director
Harmonia Mundi 901874
The Recipe:
Today's recipe shares its Italian heritage with our composer, and was a favorite of the Fair Margaret Anne.

Onions and garlic, of course, enhanced with a splash of sherry and the kick of fresh lemon juice create a refreshing treat for your palate. And it works equally well with turkey breast or veal cutlets.

Find out all you need to know to make this classic Italian dish by clicking here.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Midday Entree: Pepperoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

The Music:
Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, by Antonin Dvorak
London Philharmonic, Vernon Handley, conductor
Chandos 7123
The Recipe:
Here's something we stumbled across that looks so intriguing, we're anxious to give it a try.


A low-carb pepperoni pizza? Really?

Yes, and it's gluten-free, too. The secret is the humble but ever so versatile cauliflower. Amaze your friends by clicking here.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Midday Entree: Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte

The Music:
Symphony No. 1 in B-flat minor by Sir William Walton
Royal Scottish National Orchestra,
Sir Alexander Gibson, conductor
Chandos 241-10
The Recipe:
Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte. Don't you just love the name? This symphony of decadence comes to us courtesy of one of our west coast web listeners, Ron Moore, who calls it, "one of the most stunning chocolate desserts ever. I've made it several times and it is always a hit. Cut small pieces and keep the caloric information to yourself."

Help yourself to the details by clicking here.

Bon appetit, and thanks for listening.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Midday Entree: German Lentil Soup

The Music:
Noblissima Visione by Paul Hindemith
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Naxos 8.572763
The Recipe:
As you'll see when you click here for the recipe, there's a lot more to this than just some broth and a few lentils.

It gets cold in northern Germany, just like it does here, and winter soups are expected to be hearty, just like this.

Guten appetit, and thanks for listening.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Midday Entree: Cuban-Style Ground Beef Picadillo

The Music:
Miami Grands by Michael Torke
Miami Piano Circle, Georgi Danchev, conductor
Ecstatic 92251
The Recipe:
"Picadillo" is the Spanish word for hash, but that hardly does this versatile recipe justice. An attention getting blend of contrasting flavors, this dish not only goes well served over rice or filling tacos, it could easily stand on its own in a bowl, like chili.

The ground beef, green olives, raisins, cumin and other seasonings combine to give it a unique tang. Could be just the thing for your next tailgate party.

Check it out by clicking here.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Midday Entree: Czech Sauerkraut & Sausage Soup

The Music:
Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81, by Antonin Dvorak
Menahem Pressler, piano; Emerson Quartet
Deutsche Grammophon 439 868
The Recipe:
Is there anything that can restore chilled bones better than a warm bowl of home-made soup?

One thing that we find attractive about this recipe is not only is it hearty, there's a tang to it that adds just enough zip to make you smile. You can begin recuperating from these frigid days by clicking here.

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