Lateral Cooking – Niki Segnit Giveaway

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Lateral Cooking: One Dish Leads to Another by Niki Segnit was released in the UK last autumn and now has made it to the US. This title is a companion to Niki’s best selling The Flavor Thesaurus. Niki strives to teach us the fundamentals of flavors so that we can be less dependent on recipes and become a more intuitive cook. That being said there are over 800 recipes and techniques shared in this impressive volume. Filled with illustrations and detailed information on various dishes this is a book that every cook of any level will appreciate.

Special thanks to the publisher (Bloomsbury UK and Bloomsbury USA) for providing two recipes for our members to try now as well as providing four copies (2 US and 2 UK) in our giveaway below.

Sweetcorn griddle pancakes
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Venezuelan cachapas are a type of sweetcorn pancake made by grinding fresh kernels with salt, egg, and butter. The variety of corn used in Venezuela is so starchy—the kernels release a pearly liquid when pulverized—that no flour or milk is needed to create a luxuriously thick batter, stippled with nibs of whole kernels. Once cooked, the pancake is folded over a generous helping of queso blanco, the mild, white, Latin-American cheese you might replace with some mozzarella or halloumi. This recipe works for the sort of sweetcorn widely available in the U.K. and U.S., but without the authentic starchiness, you do have to rely on the egg and a small amount of flour to make the batter cohere.

For about 18 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 4 ears’ worth of sweet corn kernels
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour 
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • Butter or bland oil to grease the pan
  • Mozzarella or halloumi, tomatoes and cilantro – optional

1. Blend the corn kernels with the flour, salt, and egg.

2. Let rest for 20 minutes.

3. Over a low-medium heat, wipe a heavy-based frying pan or flat griddle with a little bland oil, butter, or a mixture of the two. Flick a drip of batter on the griddle to check for cohesiveness and add more flour (or more egg) if it doesn’t hold together. Watch like an overprotective parent, as the sweet corn’s natural sugars make these pancakes prone to burn; they should be about 7- to 8-in in diameter.

4. Fold the pancakes over some mozzarella or grilled halloumi with cilantro and sliced cherry tomatoes.

Tomato & carrot 
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I am a veteran of too many carrot soup recipes. Most are okay, some almost good, but few are worth writing home about. Same goes for tomato. Leafing through a book of Arabella Boxer’s Vogue columns, I came across a recipe for both: carrot and tomato soup. It hadn’t even crossed my mind. Carroty meh + tomatoey zing = amazing. Boxer’s original recipe was for a cold soup, with lots of buttermilk added at the blending stage, but I was just as taken with it hot from the blender, sans buttermilk. Note the absence of additional aromatics. Not so much as a bay leaf. It’s one of those heaven-sent combinations that would be diminished by embellishment.

For 4 servings 

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced 
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled
  • 2 cups tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock 
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Buttermilk for a garnish

1. In a saucepan, gently soften the onion in the butter for 8–10 minutes. If you’re using butter, take care that it doesn’t start to burn.

2. Chop the carrots into coins and sweat them with the onions for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for another few minutes.

3. Pour in the chicken stock (double-diluted if you’re using a cube) and season with sea salt, ½ tsp sugar and some pepper. Simmer gently, lid on, for 35 minutes.

4. Cool a little, then blend. Thin with stock or water, if required. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Reheat gently before serving. Ladle into bowls and decorate with a scant cup of buttermilk.

Thanks to the publisher for providing four copies of the above-referenced title in our giveaway open to EYB Members in the US and UK. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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131 Comments

  • maci234  on  October 23, 2019

    Cobbler

  • hellmanmd  on  October 23, 2019

    I have my eyes on Spanish pork & almond stew.

  • HattiesPincushion  on  October 23, 2019

    The sweetcorn griddle pancakes look delicious so I’d like to try those first

  • matag  on  October 23, 2019

    Gnocchi Parisienne/choux pastry variation: cheese (Gougères)

  • chagascon  on  October 23, 2019

    I’m interested to try one of the stew variations like duck with chocolate & Marsala or Carbonnade

  • bopper  on  October 23, 2019

    Kachori

  • Siegal  on  October 23, 2019

    I want to make fatoush

  • Shelley.b  on  October 23, 2019

    Cobbler

  • LeMinou  on  October 23, 2019

    Almond & raspberry macaroons

  • thetinkhams  on  October 23, 2019

    Buns variation: ginger [buns]

  • tennyogirl  on  October 23, 2019

    Yeast-risen bread variation: chestnut

  • bookmark77  on  October 23, 2019

    Almond & raspberry macaroons

  • bookmark31  on  October 23, 2019

    sweetcorn griddle pancakes

  • Username123321  on  October 23, 2019

    Almond & raspberry macaroons

  • Natlovesgib  on  October 23, 2019

    Yeast-risen bread variation: croissants

  • bookmark58  on  October 23, 2019

    The Almond & raspberry macaroons.

  • KitKatCat  on  October 23, 2019

    Fritters

  • DarcyVaughn  on  October 23, 2019

    Croquettes variation: olive

  • jr0717  on  October 24, 2019

    Unstirred rice variation: aubergine, chickpea, apricot & pine nut (

  • catmommy9  on  October 24, 2019

    Chowder variation: mussel & garlic

  • Agaillard  on  October 24, 2019

    Really curious about : Velouté variation: saffron, pastis & tomato? 😉

  • dbranigan27  on  October 24, 2019

    I would like to try Religieuse.

  • MarciK  on  October 24, 2019

    Wow, this is a fascinating cookbook. There are so many, but I think I’d start with:
    Brioche variation: sausage

  • ella1912  on  October 24, 2019

    Cobbler

  • kmn4  on  October 24, 2019

    Halva variation: saffron, rose, cinnamon & almond (Zerde)

  • lpatterson412  on  October 24, 2019

    Corn tortillas!

  • sarahawker  on  October 24, 2019

    Crêpes, Yorkshire pudding & popovers variation: pandan

  • ravensfan  on  October 24, 2019

    Curry roti

  • fmd518  on  October 25, 2019

    Corn tortillas!

  • NaomiH  on  October 25, 2019

    Gnocchi Parisienne/choux pastry variation: cheese (Gougères)

  • AArgersi  on  October 25, 2019

    Those corncakes, for sure!!!

  • dan031082  on  October 25, 2019

    Soda bread

  • kimtrev  on  October 25, 2019

    I would love to try the saag gosht

  • hrk  on  October 25, 2019

    Gingerbread variation: coffee & cardamom

  • percussion03  on  October 25, 2019

    Cornbread variation: butternut squash, feta, and chilli

  • t.t  on  October 26, 2019

    Yeast-risen bread variation: croissants

  • Plumbobmummy  on  October 26, 2019

    Curry roti

  • carajanehunter  on  October 26, 2019

    The sweetcorn griddle pancakes sound delightful

  • COllif  on  October 26, 2019

    Venezuelan cachapas

  • Sttlady  on  October 26, 2019

    Risotto variation: butternut squash and fennel.

  • ecolucy  on  October 26, 2019

    Lentil, apricot and cumin dal sounds good!

  • Shelmar  on  October 26, 2019

    Soufflé: cheese soufflé

  • MeerkatSilverleaf  on  October 27, 2019

    Refried Bean Pupusas! Get in my belly

  • Laura1  on  October 27, 2019

    fatoush

  • Isis1981uk  on  October 27, 2019

    The Taco shells

  • RuthHarwood  on  October 28, 2019

    Gingerbread variation: coffee & cardamom

  • ChrisU_AU  on  October 28, 2019

    What a shame AUS Members aren’t elligible 🙁

  • dbielick  on  October 28, 2019

    Croquettes variation: asparagus

  • monica1962  on  October 29, 2019

    Lentils au curry

  • maggz19671  on  October 29, 2019

    Kachori

  • hdh74  on  October 29, 2019

    cobbler

  • jigglesfrog  on  October 29, 2019

    Flatbread & crackers variation: cinnamon [flatbreads]

  • Lora724  on  October 29, 2019

    I would try the Calzones.

  • thecharlah  on  October 29, 2019

    Gumbo variation: sweet potato, leek, butter bean & filé

  • debbiehb  on  October 30, 2019

    Flatbread & crackers variation: oatcakes

  • jtjohns  on  October 30, 2019

    The tomato-carrot soup looks like a great starting point…

  • chefthomas  on  October 30, 2019

    Taco shells

  • lhudson  on  October 30, 2019

    I need to up my bread game so I wold like to start with the Brioche

  • HArlow  on  October 30, 2019

    Brioche

  • Sfgordon  on  October 30, 2019

    I would try the chocolate and Sichuan pepper brioche

  • lapsapchung  on  October 31, 2019

    Brioche variation: Brie 1

  • hbakke  on  October 31, 2019

    Ricotta gnocchi variation: lemon

  • claudina  on  November 2, 2019

    Sweet corn griddle pancakes

  • Mathildespantry  on  November 2, 2019

    I can’t wait to try variations for my vegan family members and find something pleasing for my new Somalian friend 🙂

  • banba1  on  November 2, 2019

    Soda bread

  • Dendav  on  November 3, 2019

    Cobbler

  • LaurenE  on  November 3, 2019

    Almond & raspberry macaroons

  • tcjanes  on  November 4, 2019

    Yorkshire pudding.

  • Bellroyd  on  November 4, 2019

    Almond & raspberry macaroons

  • mpdeb98  on  November 4, 2019

    Gnocchi Parisienne/choux pastry variation: cocoa – chocolate pastry éclairs

  • Elve56  on  November 4, 2019

    Curry roti, I would like to utilize more chickpea flour in my cooking.

  • babiafi  on  November 4, 2019

    curry roti

  • cake17uk  on  November 5, 2019

    Sweetcorn, pea & black bean fritters

  • sgreiff  on  November 5, 2019

    Sodabread, scones & cobbler variation: yogurt & nigella seed (Peshwari naan)

  • Livia  on  November 6, 2019

    Lentil, apricot and cumin dal

  • BMeyer  on  November 6, 2019

    pork and almond stew

  • Lesevans6  on  November 7, 2019

    Spanish Pork and Almond Stew.

  • AJL123  on  November 7, 2019

    Almond and raspberry macaroons sound amazing

  • jamoosh  on  November 8, 2019

    yeah!

  • MiMi60  on  November 9, 2019

    Almond & raspberry macaroons

  • LizyB  on  November 9, 2019

    cheese souffle

  • themasterkey3000  on  November 9, 2019

    Tomato and carrot soup

  • chaszigmundgmail.com  on  November 10, 2019

    Cornmeal pancakes

  • jezpurr  on  November 11, 2019

    Fudge variation: coffee & walnut!!!^_^

  • EmilyR  on  November 12, 2019

    Kachori … my daughter’s favorite!

  • lydiasa  on  November 12, 2019

    I would love to try the chocolate mousse.

  • charligx  on  November 13, 2019

    Almond & rasberry macaroons!!

  • Ishtar  on  November 14, 2019

    Fatayer

  • RSW  on  November 14, 2019

    Scones

  • hillsboroks  on  November 15, 2019

    I would love to make the Elderflower Custard Tart.

  • Linda04101  on  November 15, 2019

    The tomato and carrot soup sounds good to me. It’s cold today.

  • jenmatt  on  November 15, 2019

    Griddle pancakes variation: mac ‘n’ cheese

  • purrviciouz  on  November 16, 2019

    duck stew with chocolate and marsala

  • Bake4one  on  November 17, 2019

    Gumbo

  • michelle666  on  November 17, 2019

    Corn tortillas

  • stargirl  on  November 18, 2019

    Griddle pancakes variation: mac ‘n’ cheese

  • AnnaZed  on  November 20, 2019

    Flatbread & crackers variation: chickpea, spinach & nigella (Missi roti)

  • elsid22  on  November 20, 2019

    Soda bread.. I’ve always wanted to try that!

  • fujirw  on  November 22, 2019

    Curry roti.

  • Waderu  on  November 23, 2019

    Sweetcorn griddle pancakes

  • Dannausc  on  November 23, 2019

    Crackers

  • brigs03  on  November 24, 2019

    Sweercorn griddle pancakes

  • silversand  on  November 25, 2019

    Biscuits variation: custard

  • nkeesom  on  November 26, 2019

    Roti

  • kimbolarson  on  November 26, 2019

    Pesto scones. Where have these been all of my life?

  • RickPearson54  on  November 30, 2019

    kachori

  • clairew137  on  November 30, 2019

    sweetcorn griddle pancakes

  • moralla  on  November 30, 2019

    all the chowders

  • ceejayen  on  November 30, 2019

    I like the sound of Flatbread & crackers variation: cinnamon [flatbreads]

  • Karla123  on  December 2, 2019

    Fattoush…sounds delish!

  • JessHeilman  on  December 4, 2019

    Almond and raspberry macaroons

  • uk2nl  on  December 5, 2019

    Dhokla variation: red pepper & chorizo

  • IvyManning  on  December 5, 2019

    Potato paranthas for sure!

  • Aljeff  on  December 6, 2019

    Bought this for my sister in law and a friend

  • Aljeff  on  December 6, 2019

    Fattoush
    Bought this for my sister in law and a friend

  • pluckypuddin  on  December 6, 2019

    The almond and raspberry macaroons sound amazing. I’ve never made them before so would love to give them a try.

  • Jesmondgirl  on  December 6, 2019

    I would try the mayonnaise variations

  • AEA  on  December 6, 2019

    Almond & raspberry macaroons

  • lenode  on  December 7, 2019

    Babas & savarins variation: banana & spice!

  • sheridarby  on  December 7, 2019

    Almond & raspberry macaroons

  • janinex  on  December 8, 2019

    Chocolate Truffles would be my first choice, but this book looks amazing so I’d love to win

  • savforrester  on  December 8, 2019

    Excited to try Fattoush!

  • DimensionAEB  on  December 8, 2019

    I would like to try the almond & raspberry macaroons.

  • Sand9  on  December 8, 2019

    Beignets x

  • SueJC  on  December 8, 2019

    Gnocci

  • PaulaCheadle  on  December 8, 2019

    Almond & raspberry macaroons

  • andyszym  on  December 8, 2019

    Curry roti

  • hnwidden  on  December 11, 2019

    Sweet corn pancakes!

  • kbennall  on  December 12, 2019

    chinese pancakes

  • Annalee94  on  December 14, 2019

    Cobbler

  • lacinda1968  on  December 14, 2019

    Cobbler

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