I was asked to take this photo for last week’s Dining section for a story about how to cook a great burger…indoors or out. What ensued was a totally incredible social media response with so many Twitter notifications that I needed to turn my phone off. It always amazes me when something really resonates with a broad audience. It seems like such a simple equation after the fact…a classic food item…made accessible…with a cool twist…and an evocative picture. The perfect recipe for viral food.
Maybe I missed something over the past ten years but I had to ask myself that question when I got this assignment. It turns out that since the publication of the Jerusalem Cookbook these spice mixtures are really making their way into the mainstream. This week’s Recipes for Health focuses on dukkah used in salads, as a fish dredge, for crudite as a dip and as a topping for poached eggs. It is quite delicious. Pictured here is the peanut dukkah. Give it a try.
The lovely Elyse Inamine over at First We Feast graciously asked me to be part of their “Show us you Food Porn” series and I was happy to oblige. Go check it out.
This week we shot a series of Gluten Free muffins both sweet and savory for Martha’s Recipes for Health column. These are a cheddar cheese and Dijon mustard muffin in and antique Ecko muffin pan.
Melissa Clark’s Chocolate Thanksgiving Desserts