Coq Au Vin

Recipe: Cooks Illustrated (alternative Bon Appetit) Total Time: 3 hrs Review: Zak’s life can be divided into two eras, the before and after of having Buvette‘s Coq Au Vin.  Ever since that moment his life has been defined by the constant seeking and recreation of that meal.  All to no avail. (He says the same … Continue reading Coq Au Vin

FRIED CHICKEN

Recipe: Cooks Illustrated’s Easier Fried Chicken Total Time: 2 hrs Review: We first found this recipe when Zak and I started dating in college. It was the first time we used buttermilk in anything, and I thought it was ingenious that you put the spices in with the marinade. The acid in the buttermilk helps … Continue reading FRIED CHICKEN

A Nice Lasagna

Recipe: Small Victories Cookbook Total Time: 6 hours Review: I love this lasagna. Julia Turshen describes it as a “A Nice Lasagna” that she’ll make for a friend’s birthday, and I just love that description. Super simple ingredients that are all handmade and come together beautifully. I’m not sure if I had ever had lasagna … Continue reading A Nice Lasagna

Focaccia

Recipe: Bon Appetit Prep Time: 1 1/2 days Special Equipment: Kitchenaid stand mixer (you may be able to mix the dough by hand though) Review: I’ve been wanting to make focaccia ever since I had it at a friends house and it was the salty, crispy, and olive-oil-ey bread of my dreams. Then I saw … Continue reading Focaccia