Cornbread

Serves 8-10
INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons bacon fat, lard, or butter
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2½ cups fine cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Melt fat in large cast-iron skillet; cool slightly. Beat eggs until light. Add buttermilk and cooled fat, leaving a little fat in the skillet. Keep skillet warm. Separately, mix together cornmeal, [...]

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Herbed Calamari with Chive Blossom Garlic Aioli

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
Vegetable oil for deep frying (about 2 cups)
¼ cup lemon juice
½ cup buttermilk
1 pound squid with tentacles, cleaned and sliced into thin rings
½ cup flour
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup breadcrumbs (fine)
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped superfine
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped superfine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped superfine
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, ground fine
Chive Blossom [...]

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Herbed Polenta

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
6 cups water
Salt
2 cups yellow or white cornmeal
½ cup parmesan, grated
½ cup milk
½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
Freshly cracked black pepper
PREPARATION
Bring water and salt in a heavy bottom saucepan to a boil, add cornmeal, and whisk well. Reduce heat to [...]

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Pear Rosemary Upside-Down Cake

Serves 8-10
INGREDIENTS
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), separated
1 cup sugar, separated
3 medium pears, skins on, cored and cut into wedges
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
¾ cups cornmeal
¾ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
1½ teaspoons coarse salt
3 large eggs
½ teaspoon teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup heavy cream
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Melt [...]

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Roasted Jalapeno Poppers with Cilanrto

These faux poppers allow you to concentrate on the party and not on the difficult job of stuffing jalapeños while yielding greater taste satisfaction!

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