Recipe Roundup: November 18, 2011

mashed potaties

The blogosphere’s sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let’s face it—a bit daunting. Our recipe roundup does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook! My All-Pie Thanksgiving Fantasy [SE] Turkey pie with a layer of cranberries. Sausage stuffing pie. Green bean casserole pie. This is Thanksgiving dinner like you've never seen it before. Warm Romanesco and Radicchio Salad with Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette [SF Gate] A gorgeous Thanksgiving side or just your new favorite

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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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July's Best Recipes

Crispy Lamb Ribs with Sherry–Honey Glaze and Minted Yogurt SauceDBGB's delicious lamb ribs

Heirloom Beet Salad with Blue Cheese, Cucumbers, and Cumin–Raisin Vinaigrette It's a good thing this recipe yields plenty of extra vinaigrette—you'll want add a splash of it to every other salad you make this summer. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Fig Ketchup Marc Forgione brings us this grown-up take on a childhood favorite.

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Lenox Salad Set Contest: And the Winner Is....

We're happy to announce that N. Reinheimer of Raleigh, North Carolina, is the lucky winner of the Lenox salad set! Thanks to everyone who played. You can see all of our readers' ideas for summer salads here.

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Readers’ Summer Salad Ideas

salad The markets are bursting with bright, beautiful salad ingredients—and after going through the responses from this week’s salad contest, we’re feeling more inspired than ever. Check out our commenters’ favorite summer salads for some great tips on how to create your own. From effortless versions plucked straight from the garden to elaborate creations that make use of the grill, you’ll find ideas for every palate. Hearty Salads: Baby spinach with seared sirloin steak, and crumbled Gorgonzola, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette. Shaved fennel with crispy prosciutto, raspberries, Greek extra-virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar, and fresh mint. Octopus, shrimp, squid, and smoked salmon with avocado, fennel fronds, white wine, olive oil, crème fraîche, and

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Recipe: Heirloom Beet Salad with Blue Cheese, Cucumbers, and Cumin–Raisin Vinaigrette

Heirloom Beet Salad with Blue Cheese, Cucumbers, and Cumin-Raisin Vinaigrette Buttressed with a moderate hardiness that helps them thrive during a large chunk of the year, good old reliable beets can get lost amidst the bushels of showy summer veggies at market. But take one bite of this tangy and sweet beet salad from Larry LaValley and you’ll wonder why you ever forgot about them. The dish is a great side to eat right now, but its rich and nutty vinaigrette, made with sherry, raisins, and cumin, gives it staying power into fall and early winter. Get the recipe here.

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Contest: Win a Lenox Salad Set!

Lenox Scoop Salad Set
Now that summer is officially upon us, we're weaning ourselves off of our local lunch spots and bringing in salads (lots and lots of salads) made from the abundance of greens in our CSA boxes. Got any fresh ideas? Tell us how you make your favorite summer salad in the comments section, Facebook, or Twitter (use hashtag #JBFsalad) by the end of the day on Tuesday, July 12. We'll pick a winner at random on Wednesday, July 13, and send the winner a three-piece Scoop Salad Set from JBF House Purveyor Lenox.*


*Official Rules: To enter, respond with your favorite summer salad ingredients in this blog's comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter with the hashtag #JBFsalad by 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. JBF staff will pick a

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June's Best Recipes

Wild Mushroom Stew with Egg YolkOrange–Marcona Almond Salad with Pineapple Granita Beat the summer heat with this simple, elegant, and refreshing salad from Jehangir Mehta. Chilled Sorrel Soup with Jonah Crab Salad and Jerusalem Artichokes Michael Lomonaco may be known for steaks, but this tangy soup proves that he also has a way with lighter fare. Wild Mushroom Stew with Egg Yolk Use any combination of wild mushrooms in this rich stew from Clyde Common's Chris DiMinno.

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