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Recipe Roundup: August 26, 2013

Anya Hoffman

Anya Hoffman

August 26, 2013


Recipe for Corn Madeleines with Crème Fraîche and Ratatouille, adpated by the James Beard Foundation

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 bites from our favorite blogs. Here are the dishes we're eyeing this week:

Gin-Marinated Olives [101 Cookbooks]

An irresistible hors d'oeuvre: warm, buttery Castelvetrano olives dressed with olive oil, lemon peel, Serrano peppers, and a splash of really good gin.

Corn Madeleines with Crème Fraîche and Ratatouille [JBF]

Cornmeal and fresh corn give these savory madeleine cakes a rich, summery flavor. Topped with a traditional ratatouille, they’re the perfect canapé for the season.

Beef Carpaccio [NYT]

The secret to making superlative carpaccio at home? Buy the best grass-fed beef you can find, and chill the plates before serving.

Blueberry Jam with Lemon and Thyme [Saveur]

A hint of thyme adds depth to this gorgeous preserve.

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies [BA]

Few additions can actually enhance a perfect chocolate chip cookie. But a sprinkling of flaky sea salt takes this classic treat to a whole new level.