March 6, 2011
If there were any dish the could compete with fondue as the most popular food in Suisse, I think it would be rösti. Actually, I’m pretty sure rösti is probably more common than fondue in many places. Rösti is essentially a fried potato pancake, and the possibilities for customization are truly endless. Several regions en Suisse have their own versions, but the simplest is comprised of simply grated potatoes, salt, and some type of fat for frying. In restaurants I have been to, it’s not uncommon to see rösti served with meat, or fresh green vegetables. With the sight of beautiful asparagus finally reappearing again I knew they would be perfect for our rösti.
March 2, 2011
Today starts the rally.
I am so thrilled to announce to you this brand new monthly collaborative blogging event, the Gluten Free Ratio Rally. Our goal? To determine the ratios of ingredients that work together to create successful, flavorful gluten free food.
Ruhlman taught the world the simplicity of ratios in his book – that if you know the ratios of ingredients, you can play with just about any recipe and then make it your own. We need that freedom in gluten free recipes as well. Nothing seems more daunting when switching to gluten free than dealing with feeling stuck by thinking about foods that can no longer be enjoyed. How often have we stood there in our kitchens, staring at our old family cookbook on the counter at a complete loss for how to go about making a dish gluten free? Or even just trying to find the right substitutions because our local grocery store doesn’t happen to sell teff flour or xanthan gum? And yet we do not have to feel limited! I owe a lot to my husband’s gluten intolerance – learning to cook without gluten has truly opened up the entire world of the kitchen to me.