A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes by David Tanis

By David Tanis

Ignore getting again to the land, David Tanis simply desires you to come back to the kitchen

For six months a yr, David Tanis is the pinnacle chef at Chez Panisse, the Berkeley, California, eating place the place he has labored along Alice Waters because the Eighties in making a revolution in sustainable American food. the opposite six months, Tanis lives in Paris in a seventeenth-century condo, the place he hosts intimate dinners for associates and paying visitors, and prepares the meals in a small kitchen outfitted with not anything greater than an outdated range, a bit counter area, and a handful of wellused pots and pans.

This is the e-book for an individual who desires to assemble and feed buddies round a desk and nurture their dialog. It’s no longer approximately displaying off with advanced suggestions and imprecise components. Worlds clear of the showy meals community personalities, Tanis believes that the main enjoyable meals—for either the cook dinner and the guest—are continually the simplest.

Home chefs can simply re-create any of his 24 seasonal, market-driven menus, from spring’s Supper of the Lamb (Warm Asparagus French dressing; Shoulder of Spring Lamb with Flageolet Beans and Olive enjoy; Rum Baba with Cardamom) to winter’s North African convenience foodstuff (Carrot and Coriander Salad; poultry Tagine with Pumpkin and Chickpeas). better of all, Tanis is an interesting advisor with a real present for phrases, whose soulful method of meals will make any kitchen, gigantic or small, a hot and compelling position to spend time.

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Serve hot, and carve tableside. grilled chicken with apple compote Serves 4 Preparation 10 minutes Cooking 20 hour This dish was inspired by the flavor of kokum, a fruit very common to the Indian west coast, which is used in various dishes to impart a naturally sour taste. When this note of sourness is combined with apple compote, it gives an addictive sweet and sour taste to the dish. A trip to an Indian grocery store or an online source is needed to get the kokum. Although there is not a real substitute for the flavor of kokum, I suggest replacing it with raisins if necessary.

Garnish with cilantro sprigs. yellow pear and cherry tomato salad with cumin Serves 4 Preparation 15 minutes tropical fruit salad with chili lime vinaigrette Serves 4 Preparation 15 minutes I call for pineapple and mangoes in this recipe, but feel free to add other sweet fruits from the tropics, like papayas, kiwis and melons. The red onions, chili flakes and balsamic vinegar complement the sweetness of the fruit. I love the sweet and tart flavors of cherry and pear tomatoes. When mixed, they are appetizing on their own.

3 Heat the clarified butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes on both sides, until brown. 4 Add the coconut milk, bring to a boil, and then add the chili peppers and fresh coriander. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and stir in the lemon juice. poultry 43 golden roast chicken with green chili and spices Serves 6 Preparation 15 minutes Cooking 1 hour The delicate flavors of the spices with the whole chicken make this a one-of-a-kind dish that is just right for a special occasion.

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