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Feb 18.2014 – Parmesan Crisps by Thomas Keller

Hosted & produced by Barbara Nosek

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A one-ingredient wonder from Keller’s “French Laundry” cookbook

1/2 c finely grated Parmesan-Reggiano {from a moist piece of cheese}  You’ll also need a Silpat or alternative {see Notes}

Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat. Sprinkle about two teaspoons of the cheese in one corner of the Silpat. Use your fingers to spread the cheese into a 2″ circle. Repeat with the remaining cheese – you should have about 12 rounds.

Bake for 8-10 min, or until they are golden brown. Use a small spatula to transfer them to paper towels. They will still be soft when they are removed but will stiffen as they cool. Store the crisps in an airtight container for up to two days.

Notes . . . chef Keller shows this in the cookbook as an accompaniment for English pea soup but likes to serve them with other soups, with salads, and as a “holder” for such toppings as his goat cheese mousse which is also featured in the French Laundry cookbook . . . he also emphasizes how important it is to use freshly grated cheese . . . a search on Yahoo suggests that parchment paper or even a baking sheet with a non-stick surface could be used in place of Silpat.

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Feb 14.2013 – Join the Kerry fight, Keller kudos & recipe tc, foodie auction/foodie fest

Hosted & produced by Barbara Nosek

Happy, tasty, Valentine’s Day!

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Go Kerry! . . . Anybody that knows rockin’ chef Kerry Simon is certainly not surprised to find that his spirit is way stronger than the malady that is trying to Simon, Kerry - headshot & descriptake him down. Now you can help him in his fight against Multiple System Atrophy. {Kerry: “I have it. It sucks”}

And he adds, “There is no cure. There is no treatment. But there is much we can learn, and much more we can and must do.” To that end he is hosting a night of star quality cuisine and entertainment.

Among the participating chefs, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, Charlie Palmer, Rick Moonen, Michael Mina, Megan Romano, and more. And the entertainers? Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Vince Neil, Slash, Sin City Sinners, and more.

Feb 27, 7p-9p, at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center, 888 W Bonneville in Las Vegas. “Star” tix $1,000, “Roadie” tix $500, details on the site.

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Kerry Simon  Details & tix for Fight MSA  Simon restaurants

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Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary . . . have to say it inKeller, Thomas - French Laundry - table setting triplicate to marquee , chef Thomas Keller as he celebrates 10 years at Per Se in NYC, 10 years at Bouchon in Las Vegas, and 20 years at the world acclaimed French Laundry in Yountville CA.

Come along with us next Tuesday as we feature his recipe for savory, versatile Parmesan Crisps from the French Laundry cookbook.

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Bid your way to foodie fun . . . here’s an online auction that offers “extravagant getaways, insider experiences, gourmet dinners, unique selections of rare 2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction Festival Passes for Twowines and extraordinary luxury goods.” One interesting parlay possibility: bid here to win two passes to the 2014 Jackson Hole Wine Auction Festival {site shown}.

This current event is the work of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and benefits student scholarships and teaching facilities at Florida IU’s school of hospitality. Continues through March 5. Also check their site for details about the upcoming SOBE Wine & Food Festival, Feb 20-23.

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Tune in next Tuesday for Thomas Keller’s recipe for Parmesan Crisps