Monthly archive November, 2009
Smoky & Spicy Thanksgiving Menu

Smoky & Spicy Thanksgiving Menu

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone is thoroughly stuffed and satisfied. This menu is my attempt to reconcile an American holiday that for me, has suddenly shifted from a typically frigid November to a muggy one (it was 104F on Sunday here in Sydney!). I spent my holiday with a group of my new friends here...
Soren Emil Carlsen - Spice-Rubbed Turkey with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Soren Emil Carlsen – Spice-Rubbed Turkey with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Thanksgiving, or Turkey Day as it is affectionately dubbed, is not complete with the glistening roast bird set as the centerpiece of the meal. In 2007 I had the pleasant experience of discovering that the tiny oven in my London flat would not accommodate the giant bird I bought to roast. After a bit of...
Vincent van Gogh – Chipotle Sweet Potato Mash with Fresh Lime

Vincent van Gogh – Chipotle Sweet Potato Mash with Fresh Lime

The dark and dreary interior of the Potato Eaters is a stark juxtaposition to the colour and the flavor of the sweet potato mash. With Thanksgiving being such an important meal in the North American calendar, I felt it was appropriate to include a painting of a familial supper in this series. The subjects of...
Louis Comfort Tiffany – Pumpkin Chipotle Tartelette with Beetroot Jam & Chevre

Louis Comfort Tiffany – Pumpkin Chipotle Tartelette with Beetroot Jam & Chevre

Liz from the beautiful blog Zested was one of my first ‘regulars’ here on Feasting on Art and she replied to my open call for still life suggest. Cotán’s Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber was given the recipe treatment and lucky for me, Liz saved a doozy of a suggestion for our...
Julian Opie - Green Beans with Red Onion & Mustard Vinaigrette

Julian Opie – Green Beans with Red Onion & Mustard Vinaigrette

This recipe was a last minute addition to my Thanksgiving menu last year after landing in Brisbane during a heatwave and realizing that my butter-heavy winter dishes from the Midwest would not do. The salad was delightfully light and refreshing and was the only dish to be finished at dinner. It was not until making...