foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

ad hoc’s whole roasted chicken on a bed of root vegetables

Test chicken #5 is a two-fer.  Not only is it part of my roasted chicken hunt, but it also comes from the ad hoc cookbook.  That’s right, I’m a cooking … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

bon appétit’s ricotta tortellini

These are actual tortellini made by my hands.  For real.  As you may have already surmised from the photo, I’m not an Italian Nona keeping a blog for grins, but … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

cooking light’s roasted fig and arugula salad

I thought my procrastination on the last of garden posts might be good for wintery nostalgic posts where I could talk about days of ice, snow and sub-zero temperatures and … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

alton brown’s b&b chicken

Welcome to Test Chicken #4.  This chicken actually reigned supreme for a bit, despite its overly crispy appearance (I promise that this looks far worse in photograph form than in … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

ferran adria’s noodles with shiitake & ginger (almost)

One of my favorite episodes of No Reservations was his feature on the last day of Ferran Adria’s El Bulli in Costa Brava.  For years, books featuring the cutting-edge cuisine … Continue reading

February 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

greek roast chicken with caper butter, roast lemons and skordalia

We’re up to Test #3 in the roast chicken hunt…and this one didn’t hail from a magazine.  Instead, I’ve gotten this from Mindy Fox’s book A Bird in the Oven … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

ad hoc cream of cauliflower soup with red beet chips

If you’re looking for visually stunning, ad hoc’s cream of cauliflower soup has it in spades.  Oh, it also tastes awesome.  Double-bonus.  Did I mention that with some organization on … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

bon appétit’s spicy pork with asparagus and chile

What’s not to love about a dish involving pork, asparagus, spice and a timeline that has you eating in about half an hour?   I certainly haven’t found anything to quibble … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

eating well’s pan-roasted chicken & gravy

I told you there was a roasted chicken project afoot.  Welcome to Test 2! Test chicken 2’s method comes from Eating Well Magazine and includes a gravy.  Who doesn’t love … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

jaques pepin’s puerto rican pork and beans

Inspired by a the Cookbook of the Month thread over on Chowhound, I decided that a recipe from Jaques Pepein’s Essential Pepin was in order.  How can you not love … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

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