Thursday, September 13, 2007

Panade, Potato and Tomato Soup, Steamed Artichokes

Dinner 9/13


Yukon Potato and Yellow Tomato Soup

Steamed Artichoke

The calender may not say it's Fall yet for another 10 days or so, but Panade on the menu tells you the earth has already tilted back the other way...

At its core, panade is simply a savory bread pudding -- Caramelized cippolini onions, wilted dinosaur kale, toasted day-old ciabatta, homemade veg stock and FYH Monterey Jack soy cheese all are transformed by three hours in a 250F oven.

Texturally, you've got the crunchy top layer and the creamy filling underneath, fused together into a sumptuous one-dish meal.

Adapted mainly from the "Zuni Cafe" cookbook, with a little Paula Wolfert thrown in...

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