tinybanquetcommittee's Profile

Title Last Reply

Turkish Köfte

An update to my previous comment: I did try cooking these in the oven and not under the broiler (specifically, in a cast iron grill pan) and I was pleased with how they turned out, nicely browned & with great flavor. I drizzled some of the lamb juice over the flatbreads before warming them in the off-but-still-hot oven. Delicious with the suggested sliced onion, sumac and yogurt.

Feb 01, 2011
tinybanquetcommittee in Recipes

Turkish Köfte

I'm finding the instructions for this recipe a bit confusing as to making these indoors using the broiler -- it sounds like one is meant to turn the broiler on but do the cooking in the oven, not under the broiler -- I suppose I could give the very hot oven a try but I have cooked this sort of thing under the broiler in the past and that's worked well for me.

Feb 01, 2011
tinybanquetcommittee in Recipes

Veggie Christmas Dinner Fare

Last Thanksgiving I posted a recipe for stuffed squash on my blog (<a href="http://tinybanquet.blogspot.com/2007/..." target="_blank">here</a>) and I think it would be good for Christmas too, but this year I might try something like a chestnut and wild mushroom pie. Something with really extraordinary mushrooms can be very festive. If you want another Indian dish, a mushroom biryani might be very nice.

Pastry Puffs That Look Catered

It has been a long while since I last looked at Chow so I'm not yet sure how long this feature has been running, but I am very curious as to the reasoning behind rating the marketing of these products. I completely understand (and rather like) the idea of rating processed food, but since when is branding so interesting to food people that it shares equal billing with taste? I know that the NY Times's food & lifestyle coverage takes it for granted that press releases are as breathtakingly interesting as anything else in life, but the last time I checked I didn't encounter that point of view on this site.

Nov 18, 2008
tinybanquetcommittee in Features

Does It Matter Which Side of the Foil Goes on the Outside?

Ha, I am glad to know I'm not the only person who has wondered about this but habits are so hard to break - I will very likely go on putting the dull side facing out. Or facing in, when I have something I want to be protected a bit.

Nov 11, 2006
tinybanquetcommittee in Features