The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends: New Recipes, Stories, and Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show by Sally Swift

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  • Tomatillo salsa with fresh cheese from El Cardenal in Mexico City

    • Waderu on September 01, 2014

      Made this salsa - added some lime and when it was too thin, added some leftover guacamole. Didn't eat it with cheese. Added it to black beans, corn and yellow pepper.

  • Brown sugar-chile flank steak

    • TrishaCP on October 10, 2018

      This was a fine but not especially exciting marinade.

  • Buttermilk-garlic slaw with smoky paprika

    • twoyolks on August 02, 2020

      This was a pretty generic cole slaw recipe with the addition of a slight paprika flavor.

  • Paradise's ravioli of ricotta and mascarpone

    • twoyolks on April 13, 2020

      The ravioli were nice but the filling was extremely liquidy and with large ravioli the filling leaked out as soon as you cut into them.

  • Five-nut caramel tart

    • twoyolks on November 12, 2018

      The hardest part of this recipe is buying all the different type of nuts. The tart is great, almost like a better version of a snickers bar (minus the chocolate).

  • Not Boston baked beans

    • chawkins on February 03, 2015

      We find this a little bit too vinegary for us, even after I cut the vinegar amount by a third and added a quarter cup or so more brown sugar. I'm hoping it'll mellow out and be better tomorrow.

  • Summer tomato pudding

    • chawkins on August 03, 2015

      Very good but quite involved. First you have to make the tomato sauce, then you have to grate the nutmeg, the Parmesan for the custard mixture and slice the other cheese, Jarlsberg in my case, then assemble. I wound up having an extra half cup of custard mix, the 8x8 dish was filled to the max. I baked according to direction for the various temperatures covered then uncovered, and at the end of the time period, the internal temperature of the mixture was only 137 degrees, not the 200 required, so had to put cover back on, ramped up the temperature and baked an extra half an hour.

  • Wild mushroom and walnut pâté

    • hillsboroks on December 22, 2014

      This is a great make-ahead party recipe and the flavor just gets better as it sits. I scooped a bit out if the pan into a small serving bowl for a holiday buffet and let guests spread it onto assorted crackers. This is a recipe I will make again.

  • Mustard-glazed red cabbage with apple

    • rpepper on November 06, 2017

      Great recipe. Allow about an hour for the broth to cook away

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Reviews about this book

  • Oregonian

    Lynne Rossetto Kasper's voice, so vibrant and reassuring on the radio, rings out of this book's pages, as does her uncanny knack for using stealth ingredient... in unlikely places.

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  • Kitchn

    I really can't say enough good things about this cookbook. In the same way that listening to an episode of TST feels like sitting down to a cup of tea with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, so does this book.

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  • ISBN 10 129916319X
  • ISBN 13 9781299163195
  • Published Sep 20 2011
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 352
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House
  • Imprint Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

In this enticing follow-up to their first book, Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift, host and producer of The Splendid Table public radio show, celebrate Saturday and Sunday—those two days of the week when the pressure is off, time becomes your ally, and you get to slow down and dig into cooking in a different way.

In The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends, Lynne and Sally take you on escapades for a deeply pleasurable experience. They want you to head to different neighborhoods and markets, gather up ingredients, and embrace new cooking techniques and flavors that will carry over into your everyday meals. They include backstories about the rituals and reasons behind particular dishes (such as why lettuce figures into southern Chinese New Year celebrations) and take you deep into the aromatic aisles of ethnic markets and neighborhoods.

Loyal listeners to The Splendid Table radio show know Lynne and Sally's insatiable curiosity about the intersections between food and life and their belief that what goes into our mouths transcends taste. Their curiosity fires exciting flavors and new takes on dishes we'll want to eat every day of the week.

Here are 100 recipes for weekends, when you can enjoy the journey of cooking rather than just the destination. The recipes are accessible and their directions easy to follow whether you're a rookie or more experienced in the kitchen. Begin a meal with Rice Paper Rolls of Herbs & Shrimp or Mahogany-Glazed Chicken Wings. Try Scandinavian Broth with Scallop–Smoked Salmon Drop Dumplings; Barley Risotto with Saffron, Corn & Chives; or Sichuan-Inspired Pickled Vegetables. Main courses include Yucatán Pork in Banana Leaves; Timbale of Sweet Peppers, Greens & Hominy; and Leg of Lamb with Honey & Moroccan Table Spices.

Readers will also find lots of variations and ideas for leftovers in "Work Night Encores," expert wine pairings, and musings—plus the stories, quips, and history that Splendid Table fans have come to love. The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends in an essential addition to any cookbook shelf.


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