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Entries from TurboChef tagged with 'Food' Truffle Mac & Cheese
“Please tell me we get to eat this,” my wife says anxiously after I have spent what is apparently far too much time taking a photo of our new favorite mac & cheese recipe. You see, this is no ordinary macaroni & cheese. It is the ultimate comfort food creation from renowned Chef Guenter Seeger, currently collaborating with TurboChef to develop a collection of recipes for the newest installment of the TurboChef cookbook - concentrating on fresh, readily available ingredients and simple preparation. For those who can’t wait until the cookbook is published (like myself), I offer a sneak peek of the good things to come. Guenter’s truffle mac & cheese has quickly become a favorite among the TurboChef staff working on the cookbook project. I tried it out this weekend and now have a guaranteed winner for any and all upcoming family gatherings. The thing that always strikes me about Chef Seeger’s dishes – and this one is no exception – is how you can taste each unique ingredient individually, yet they all work in perfect harmony together, even when you suspect they might not. I mean Panko bread crumbs, white truffle oil and nutmeg? Not your typical shopping list for mac & cheese, at least in my kitchen, where the southern cooking I grew up on often dictates the menu. But the result is nothing short of sensational. And the best thing about it? Even I can cook it now. In four minutes. Enjoy the recipe: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 (17.5 ounce) package rustichella d’ abruzzo maccheroni or other tubular shape 2 cups heavy cream 3 cups (750 ml) low-sodium chicken broth 8 ounces grated Gruyère cheese ½ cup Panko bread crumbs ¼ chopped flat leaf parsley, for garnish White truffle oil Fresh ground...
Tart D’ Alsace
Traveling around the country conducting cooking demonstrations gives me exposure to many different foods. We are always looking for new and interesting flavors. On one such trip, while shopping at a Trader Joe’s in Atlanta, I came across a unique frozen flatbread pizza-like product called ‘Tart D’ Alsace’. When I picked up the box to examine it, a shopper in the store said, “ Oh, those are really good.” I bought 10 boxes. Alsace is an area located along the west bank of the Rhine between Germany and France. Between the 17th and 20th centuries Germany and France had a tug-of-war about who owned this region but King Louis XIV of France ultimately won. Today, the cuisine and the wine are influenced from both countries. Tart Flambé or Alsatian onion tart is a classic recipe of the region. The scratch recipe uses Crème Fraiche, bacon or ham, onions and a flour-based dough crust and takes about 20 minutes to bake at 400°F. The frozen tart I bought is made by Maitre Pierre and is based on a 100-year-old-recipe made with Crème Fraiche, caramelized onions, ham and Gruyere cheese. When you read the package instructions, they say to bake the tart at 475 degrees F for 10 minutes. So how do I do that in a TurboChef oven? Simple: Select Bake > Pizza > Frozen > Thin crust. The oven will bake it for 2 ½ minutes from frozen. I placed it right on the rack and it came out perfect. I recently bought a house in Santa Fe, New Mexico and I wanted to have a few neighbors over for hors d’ oeuvres and drinks. I thought, “why not serve the ‘Tart D’ Alsace’”? They have a Trader Joe’s in Santa Fe so off I picked one up. We had...
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