If you're yawning at the thought of turkey, stuffing and mashed, then we've got the right menu for you. Chef Jose Andres, famous for modern twists on traditional Spanish fare, put together an exclusive Thanksgiving tapas party menu for Shine. These delicious recipes, hand-picked by Chef Andres, were taken from his widely popular cookbooks including his latest, Made in Spain, and from the menu at Bazaar Restaurant, his latest hot spot in the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, CA.
Marinated Idiazábal Cheese with Rosemary
(Queso Idiazábal Marinado al Romero)
3 garlic cloves
1 pound Idiazábal cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 sprig fresh thyme
1½ cups extra-virgin Olive Oil from Spain
Split open the garlic cloves by placing them on a chopping board and pressing down hard with the base of your hand or with the flat side of a knife.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, coating the cheese
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If you're yawning at the thought of turkey, stuffing and mashed, then we've got the right menu for you. Chef Jose Andres, famous for modern twists on traditional Spanish fare, put together an exclusive Thanksgiving tapas party menu for Shine. These delicious recipes, hand-picked by Chef Andres, were taken from his widely popular cookbooks including his latest, Made in Spain, and from the menu at Bazaar Restaurant, his latest hot spot in the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, CA.Read More »from Jose Andres’ Thanksgiving tapas party menu
Is it just me or do we all need to re-learn how to cook this huge bird again every Thanksgiving? I asked Alex Guarnaschelli, host of The Food Network's The Cooking Loft, and executive chef at Butter Restaurant in NYC to break down the basics so we can finally learn how to really cook a turkey. Thanks to Alex, maybe we can now commit this one to memory or at least have it saved on our desktops for next year. Oh and don't let the number of steps scare you - we're walking you step-by-step through this one!Read More »from How to really cook a turkey
Let's start her FAQs:
How big does the turkey need to be?
A good rule of thumb is 1½ pounds of turkey (factor and exclude the weight of the carcass) per person. What kind of turkey? Like a lot of poultry these days, there are quite a variety of turkeys (all raised in different ways, fed different foods) to choose from. I love Heritage brand the most but those types of birds are raised in such a way that the meat is leaner and can be slightly tough. I also love a good ol' supermarket
The funny guys at Thrillist made me lose my appetite this week when they featured this "unique" roll that's being served (with a straight face) at a sushi joint in LA.Read More »from Turkey sushi: Gross or delicious? You decide
This Thanksgiving sushi special, topped with gravy, is action-packed with roasted turkey, rice, dill, chives, avocado, sprouts and cucumbers and even comes with the traditional Thanksgiving sides.
Understanding that we're clearly not in Tokyo anymore, Toto, does the turkey roll sound delicious or disgusting to you?
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Are you baking cookies, cakes or brownies for the holidays? Is there a lasagna that keeps the invitations coming or a soup that makes your family swoon? If you're stumped, here are 14 great homemade cookies for all tastes and if you want to play it super safe and not leave any person taste preferences to chance, I'd go with the chocolate chip cookie recipe from Cooks Illustrated or Martha Stewart's classic and "perfect" pumpkin pie.Read More »from Wanted: Homemade goods that make great gifts
What's your homemade special recipe that's great for gifts?
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- Maggie Nemser, Shine staff | Shine Food – Wed, Nov 19, 2008 1:03 AM EST
A friend recently started calling me Mag-a-muffin so I decided that it was probably a good time to slam the cabinet on my muffin addiction. To start my anti-muffin movement on a high note, I popped into a cute breakfast place this morning for a delicious omelet.Read More »from Official American serving size: 7 eggs per omelet?
After waiting a significantly long time for eggs, I started wondering what was going on and when my omelet finally arrived I immediately knew the cause of the holdup. I was shocked. It was literally the largest omelet that I've ever seen. While from a taste perspective it was super legit, fresh market mushrooms, fried goat cheese and roasted tomatoes, all perfectly distributed, I couldn't help but wonder why on earth it was a family size. I eyed the monstrosity with awe; it felt wasteful and over the top. When I asked the waiter how many eggs were used in the making of my monster and he told me that they always use seven. Seven eggs? I think that anywhere in the three to five neighborhood is normal, but seven seems like an egg
- Maggie Nemser, Shine staff | Shine Food – Sat, Nov 15, 2008 1:21 AM EST
Every Thanksgiving, I proudly tell my mother that I've really cut down on my Diet Coke intake. You see, I know it makes her happy to hear and I'm being honest because I haven't cracked one since I left my apartment, about 8 hours ago.Read More »from 6 Things that I must eat and drink before I see my family
We all have things that we won't eat or drink in the presence of our family, without receiving massive lectures. There are also the foods or drinks that are not allowed in our home (sugar cereal, anyone?) or accessible in our towns. So now is the time to indulge, (in moderation, of course) before we ship off for a few days of cold turkey.
Here's what I will miss desperately while I'm home for the holidays. What will you crave?
1. Diet Coke
2. Red Mango frozen yogurt with Cinnamon Toast Crunch & yogurt chip toppings
3. My boyfriend's perfect market salad
4. Sandwiches that I build
5. A honey raisin muffin from my local coffee shop
6. Anything that isn't stew, lasagna, a casserole or fare that even remotely resembles a potluck
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It's Thanksgiving time; do you know where your issues are? Every Thanksgiving seems to bring out the best and worst in us.
It's that intense night of the year when you introduce your boyfriend to your family. It's the time when you have a heart-to-heart with your sis, in the cold backyard, that fills your heart and blows your precious Skype sessions out of the water. It's the year your uncle reminds you that you're still a wimp because you passed on the 10-mile family hike, uphill. There's something about sweet, sweet Thanksgiving that always manages to heighten our emotions and bring issues (or those we've resolved) right to the surface.
Sometimes you're in a place in life when you're walking on sunshine and nothing can penetrate your happy mojo. Then there are the years when things don't go down like a spoon full of sugar. You know the years I'm talking about - the ones where you're not quite as strong as your former resilient self - the self with the long beautifulRead More »from What are your pre-Thanksgiving jitters?
My friend called me the other day lamenting his lunch choice of a Quiznos sub. He felt heavy and wished that he instead went for a Subway sandwich. I felt his pain, but there's a time and a place to do the Quiz. There's something to be said for their stick-to-your-ribs sandy, but I do love how Subway fills you up without weighing you down.
What do you think? Subway or Quiznos?
If you're sick of your significant other's signature mac and cheese or simply want to give an aspiring chef a new hot cookbook, here are five of the best beginner cookbooks for the new chef. They make great holiday gifts and are all under 25 bucks.Read More »from 5 Best beginner cookbooks to give a novice chef
For the dude's dude who wants to improve his microwaving "skills"
A Man, A Can, A Plan, (Amazon, starting at $9.39)
For the semi-able cook who wants to learn to how make everything (literally)
The 1997 Joy of Cooking (Amazon, starting at $25)
For the little pumpkin who's never cooked a day in his or her life
Paula Deen's My First Cookbook (Yahoo! Shopping, (starting at $9.52)
For the gourmand with a dash of attention deficit
Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything (Yahoo! Shopping, starting at $9.49)
For the truly new cook who can barely boil water, but wants to get the basics down immediately
How to Boil Water: Life Beyond Takeout (Yahoo! Shopping, starting at $11.47)
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- Maggie Nemser, Shine staff | Shine Food – Fri, Nov 7, 2008 7:22 PM EST
This week was a doozy. The days felt super short and my heat-free apartment, super cold. I suddenly realized something -- it's officially hot chocolate time. No more of this "get ready for" business. The time is now which would explain my hankering for warm drinkable chocolate in a cup. I did a little digging to find a homemade hot cocoa recipe worthy of that first sip of the season and there it was, Tyler Florence's mean cup of cocoa.Read More »from Tyler Florence's hot cocoa and homemade marshmallows = magically delicious
This recipe for hot cocoa and homemade marshmallows is relatively simple but it calls for a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and pinch of patience.
Stay warm and drink up!
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