I came up with this recipe for a Hanukkah feature I wrote in the 2010 holiday issue of Rockland Magazine. Of course, the potato latke is de rigueur on any Hanukkah menu, but why not serve latkes with other seasonal ingredients, I wondered? That’s when sweet, delicate butternut squash came […]
Appetizers & finger foods
These bite-sized latkes are superb! The cayenne-spiced crème fraîche is perfect with the sweet, mellow beets.
I came up with this recipe after searching high and low in several gourmet markets and finding nothing that fit the image I had in my mind’s palate for these deliciously cheesy and light little twists.
Perfectly vine-ripened tomatoes are sweet rather than acidic and exquisite in this heirloom tomato salad with bocconcini (fresh mozzarella) and basil. This version of the classic Italian Caprese is an easy and delicious recipe.
An easy and super-flavorful recipe with video instruction for roasted asparagus (in the oven) with burrata, Tahitian Lime Oil from O Olive Oil and sorrel chiffonade.
These Parmesan-crusted fennel fritters are tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside! Served with a Meyer lemon dip, they are irresistible… Viviane Bauquet Farre guides you through each step of the recipe with pictures and detailed instructions.
Quinoa with Piquillo Peppers, Cured Olives and Frisée: A versatile and easy recipe that can be a sophisticated appetizer or a salad served family style. Viviane Bauquet Farre also shares her recipe for how to cook quinoa the perfect way, with step-by-step photos and instructions.
A super delicious cheese fondue recipe with Tequila and chipotle. It’s easy to make and a great party food! Serve it with bread cubes or with chunks of grilled meats, blanched but-still-a-bit-crunchy broccoli or cauliflower florets, cherry tomatoes, fingerling potatoes boiled until just tender… or whatever you love with cheese!
Burgundy okra makes the most delicious shoestring fries. They are crispy and still a bit chewy and incredibly addictive – No slime factor in this okra recipe!
For the last several years now, one of my favorite tapas to prepare on Sunday afternoons is Pimientos de Padrón. Luckily for us, one of our local farmers, Bodhi Tree Farm, specializes in heirloom vegetables and has grown these tiny Spanish peppers very successfully. I must say that each year […]
Beet tops are high on my list of favorite leafy greens, and a quick way to prepare them is to sauté them with garlic and chili pepper flakes. (Leafy greens taste so much more flavorful with a bit of spice!) Served on top of toasted baguette slices, the tender, warm […]
Roasted Asparagus with Pink Grapefruit, Pine Nuts and Lemon Infused Oil. There are many ways to cook asparagus: blanched, streamed, braised, sautéed , roasted and even grilled on an open fire – but preserving their crunchiness, no matter what cooking method you use is key. Here Viviane Bauquet Farre demonstrates how to roast asparagus to perfection in a video. A quick and easy recipe for grilled asparagus that makes a fabulous appetizer.