We don't talk about or review restaurants here at The Kitchn (we're all about the home cooking) — but that doesn't mean that we don't visit them or enjoy them! And we also get a lot of inspiration from restaurants, especially when we get stuck in a dinner rut. Why not turn to a restaurant menu for inspiration?
Oh, dear. We're in trouble. Until recently, gorging on the incredible offerings of Momofuku Milk Bar were limited to actual trips to New York City. But now recipes for their famous crack pie and irresistible compost cookies have started circling the web - and our kitchens. Have any of you actually made these recipes yet?
Q: I am fairly new to Indian cuisine but I recently tried something called Malai Kofta. I loved it! The sauce was like velvet, with loads of heavy cream.
I researched this recipe online only to be faced with recipes using tomatoes. The dish I had definitely did not include tomatoes. I think the main ingredient must have been pistachios. The sauce was very light green in color, very creamy, and was served with the koftas and sprinkle of nuts on top.
Any ideas for better web research, or does anyone have a recipe to something similar?
Q: This past fall I dined at Osteria Via Stato in Chicago. That night, there was a seasonal special on their board: Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter sauce.
That "special" ravioli was the most fantastic meal I have had in as long as I can remember. I wasn't enamored of the idea of Pumpkin Ravioli, because I couldn't see liking pumpkin in ravioli, but it was exquisite. The crisped sage and brown butter sauce lent a subtle, nutty crispness to the dish.
Do you know how I can possibly find this amazing recipe, or one very similar to it? I have turned up many recipes for pumpkin ravioli, but none whose ingredients seem to truly capture the essence of the insanely delicious meal I had that night.
It's cold and snowy outside, and we would like to give our breakfast egg a little zing and a kick for extra warmth. These deep-fried eggs are a little work-intensive for a weekday morning, but oh they look so good!
Over the last few weeks we've published several recipes for hot, frothy, foamy espresso drinks that give you that cheery taste of holiday coffee without the hefty coffee shop bills. Here's a quick recap!
Recreate this special holiday treat at home at a fraction of the cost! Instead of using those expensive bottled syrups, I figured out a way to make the gingerbread syrup from scratch, and it is so yummy. I'm sure that you guys could find other ways to use this syrup. It makes the kitchen smell so good while it's bubbling on the stove.
Here's a new recipe to add to the list of ideas for quick and flavorful couscous. We're nicknaming it "Couscous Veneziana," as it was inspired by the toppings on our favorite Veneziana pizza at London's PizzaExpress (a rather more elegant chain than the name suggests)...