Recipe Roundup: Cooking for a Crowd

Joanne Bondy's farmer's macaroni and cheese

 

It's been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy touched down in New York and New Jersey, but many of the hardest hit communities are still reeling. For those of us who live nearby and want to help, providing food to those without power or running water is a great way to get involved. Most FEMA and community-organized relief sites will accept donations of homemade food, and hot meals are particularly appreciated. Here are a few of the recipes we turn to when cooking for a crowd:

 

Baked Orzo with Eggplant and Mozzarella [Smitten Kitchen]

Adapted from a recipe by vegetable maestro Yotam Ottolenghi, this hearty yet not-too-heavy baked pasta is perked up with a pinch of lemon zest and pillowy bites of fried eggplant. Canned tomatoes can be substituted for fresh when out of season.

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Recipe: Ricotta Soup with Fried Eggplant

Ricotta Soup with Fried Eggplant We can always count on simple soups to get us through these final stretches of chilly weather. Here's a delicious and easy one from the team at the renowned Vetri in Philadelphia. The silky ricotta broth and crunchy eggplant garnish will perk up those winter-weary taste buds.

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Recipe: Tawa Baingan

Tawa BainganThis Indian recipe for roasted eggplant and spiced mashed potatoes comes from chef Vikram Sunderam of Rasika Restaurant. A tawa is a flat and sturdy pan used in Indian cooking, but you don’t need one to make this dish: the tawa's American cousin, the griddle, will work just fine. (Baingan simply means eggplant.)

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Staff Recipe: Eggplant Focaccia

Eggplant"When I can find them, I use a variety of eggplants of different sizes and colors to make an attractive pattern and to give a more complex eggplant flavor," says JBF Vice President Mitchell Davis of this summery focaccia from his cookbook, Kitchen Sense.

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