Our weekly roundup of what the two of us have written over on Serious Eats.
Ham and Pear Crisp with Spiced Butter
The butter used to coat the bread is mixed with ground coriander, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice creating an almost Christmas-y aroma, which plays off the sweetness of the pear and the ham perfectly.
Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Soup
Instead of simply blending all the vegetables, only the roasted tomatoes, carrots, and garlic are pureed. The eggplant and chickpeas are roasted and then simply folded in, adding a distinctive texture and flavor.
Roger Ebert's Chicken with Fragrant Rice
This is the kind of comfort-food dish that everyone should have in their repertoire. It's adaptable and foolproof, fragrant with garlic and ginger, full of tender nuggets of chicken, and delicious.
Yam Neua (Grilled Beef Salad)
The mix of extreme spice, acid, fat, and bitter is completely addicting, especially during the warm summer months.