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July 14th, 2019

Clafouti (Cherry Flan) from Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Volume One (1) (Vol 1)

It is a delicious baked custard, but I found my cherries lacking in flavor. I wish I'd taken the step to soak them in a liqueur (like the next recipe in the book states). Or maybe just a little cinnamon... read more >

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Cooking from the Heart: 100 Great American Chefs Share Recipes They Cherish

By Michael J. Rosen, Richard Russo (Foreword)
Broadway - 2003

13th August 2012

John's Cure : page 196

Reasonably good cure. I used it on ribs and found it a bit too salty for my taste, but my family thought it was fine. Nothing revelatory here, but for a cure, that's not a bad thing.

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13th August 2012

Plum Barbecue Sauce : page 197

This was a big hit in my house! I had to do a fair bit of improvising due to the lack of ingredients like tamarind sauce and plum vinegar at my local mega-mart, but the overall flavor worked as a not-too-thick barbecue sauce with a distinct fruity note. It was good on ribs, but I bet it would be terrific with poultry (or a larger cut of pork).

I'm still trying to decide what I think about the fact that this is a sauce which requires a lot of ingredients and a lot of chopping. It makes a lot of sauce - I'll probably make it in a pot, not a pan, next time - so perhaps the work pays off in volume.

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