Recipe Roundup: August 19, 2011

recipe roundupThe blogosphere’s sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let’s face it—a bit daunting. Our new recipe roundup feature does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook! Here’s what we’ll be making over the course of the next week: Summer Squid Salad [Beyond the Plate] Lightly grilled squid tossed with olive oil and fennel makes for a summer salad. Peach–Whiskey Barbecue Chicken [Pioneer Woman] A little messy, but oh-so-satisfying. Gluten-Free Brownies [David Lebovitz] Omitting flour leads to the

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Recipe: Fried Peaches with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Fried Peaches with Cinnamon Ice Cream It’s hard to improve upon a perfectly ripe peach—an earthly boon that Alice Waters champions as “the most delicious food”—but Nicholas Farina’s recipe for fried peaches might just manage it. The chef of Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar batters up juicy yellow peach halves and fries them until golden and gently crispy, then crowns them with scoops of custardy cinnamon ice cream. It's a tasty dessert that’s sure to test all minimalist resolves.

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The Bookshelf: Shinin' Times at the Fort

Shinin' Times at the Fort

If you're ever in the Denver area and on the hunt for bona fide Western food, look no further than the Fort, a majestic, adobe-style restaurant run by proprietor Holly Arnold Kinney. Since its hand-carved wooden doors opened in 1963, the Fort's menu has channeled the early-19th-century frontier, with game meats, indigenous vegetables and grains, and Native American dishes always composing its regular offerings. It's no surprise that this landmark of regional American cuisine attracts foodies and American history buffs alike. Holly will join us at this Wednesday's Beard on Books (12:00 noon in the Beard House dining room) to speak about the Fort's vibrant history and the "New Foods of the Old West" that she proudly serves. And if you'

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Recipe Roundup: August 12, 2011

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The blogosphere's sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let's face it—a bit daunting. Our new recipe roundup feature does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook!

Here's what we'll be making over the course of the next week:

Corn, Buttermilk, and Chive Popovers [smitten kitchen] Justify your purchase of a single-use pan with these puffy golden biscuits.

Chocolate–Olive Oil Zucchini Bread [Seven Spoons] Just when you thought zucchini bread couldn’t get any better, along comes a loaf that's loaded with half

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Recipe: Summer Vegetable Terrine

Summer Vegetable Terrine After two months of slicing them for salads, pastas, and everything in between, you might think you’ve exhausted all options for summer squash, but this colorful, summery terrine from Tāyst’s Jeremy Barlow will revive your appreciation for this vegetable’s versatility. Seasoned with an unexpected duo of lemon verbena and tarragon, the dish is then baked until tender. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Crackling-Crusted Scallops with Tabasco Sauce and Tasso Ham Candy

Crackling-Crusted Diver Scallops with Tabasco Sauce and Tasso Ham Candy In this Cajun-style recipe from Louisianan chef Scott Varnedoe, scallops are hugged in a porky crust of powdered cracklings, then napped with a buttery Tabasco sauce. Varnedoe plays up the porcine factor by adding candied shards of smoky tasso ham, a regional specialty that's woefully hard to come by beyond Bayou Country, but thick-cut sliced bacon or pancetta work well in its place. Get the recipe here, and don't forget to serve some of

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Recipe: Jasmine Tea Sorbet

Jasmine Tea Sorbet There's no better antidote to a humidity-cloaked day than this elegant and mellow sorbet from Ty Bellingham of New York's Kittichai. The icy treat gets its breezy, floral character from jasmine and Earl Grey tea leaves, while coconut milk adds a refreshing sweetness. Get the recipe here. Looking for more ways to cool down? We've got more frozen dessert recipes here.

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Recipe: Pork Dumplings with Soy, Chile, and Cilantro Sauce

Chile–Pork Dumplings Jehangir Mehta's turmeric and cinnamon–peppered pork dumplings arrive at the table with a fiery sauce that will tempt even the most self-restrained eater to double dip. Get the recipe here.

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