The original ingredients were adapted from a restaurant I frequently visited in the Bay Area. I would often purchase the garlic spread by the pint so I can enjoy it at home. For many years now I have learned to perfect the recipe in order to differentiate from the original…thus making it my own.
Here’s a classic sandwich for a distinctive palette…a great combination of sweet and savory, yet light sandwich served on a grilled French Baguette. A perfect paring alongside a bright, crispy green salad!
I cannot begin to tell you how much I adore A Country Cook’s Kitchen cookbook! The author has done a tremendous job putting together timeless, rustic recipes from making artisanal breads, farm-house-style cheeses, preserving vegetables, curing meats, churning your own butter and soft cheese, baking cakes, pastries and biscuits…not too mention the page-turning arrays of heirloom, artisanal and organic food photography. I am not a sponsor of this cookbook, nor any of the others I might have mentioned or will mention in the future–to make that clear, but my rule of thumb is, if I find something worth sharing…word of mouth is truly the key to do so. Pay it forward, right?
Onward, one of the culinary skills I am trying to hone into is bread making, thus, whenever I post something on Instagram with regards to making bread, I immediately title it Bread-Making 101 because I am at the novice stage of baking. You can only imagine the excitement I feel after peaking through the lit oven door and watching the development of the dough as it swells and rise before my eyes! It was beyond exhilarating…