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Sunday Suppers at Lucques

Glenys's picture

Sorry, should have been Lucques.

I've long been a fan of Suzanne Goin's cooking for many reasons and no surprise, the book is as she. Thought I'd bring it up because there's no use waiting for another spring and summer to cook with her seasonally. We had wild spring onions in the market the other day so I did the Saffron Chicken with Parmesan Pudding, Spring Onions and Sugar Snap Peas. The chicken was marinated in a olive oil and saffron, a little thyme and eventually seared with the pan brownings used to sauté the vegetables, simply finished with a little saffron butter. The Parmesan Pudding is really a dead easy. Although it's egg enriched, it's really a pudding, it begins with a roux so it's really like a soufflé that didn't get the whites. Everything was simply seasoned but bright flavours. Delicious.
The ragoût of Morels with Crème Fraîche, Soft Herbs and Toasted Brioche was the perfect vehicle for local morels. The dessert was the Tarte au Fromage with Lemon Cream and Blueberry Compote. Using commercial puff sheets, this tart is dead easy and each layer of is tangy and not overly sweet. The filling has ricotta. A good one to try with all summer berries.

Also did a starter which we all loved- Fava Bean Purée with Oil Cured Olives, French Feta and Garlic Toasts. This I'd try again with pasta.

Yes I'm enthused because it reflects my tastebuds, which is what anyone wants from a cookbook but heck, I even think the cakes sound amazing, so that tells you something! For all you seasonal eaters, it's a joy.


Edited 5/14/2006 4:38 pm by Glenys

MadMom's picture

(post #62724, reply #1 of 119)

Yummmmmy.  Is the title of this thread the title of the book?  Looks like another one I want, I neeeeed, I have to have!



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SallyBR1's picture

(post #62724, reply #3 of 119)

Allow me to help you, my friend

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400042151/sr=8-1/qid=1147658634/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-2253784-9980014?%5Fencoding=UTF8

 


 


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(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

schnitzel's picture

(post #62724, reply #4 of 119)

...or $9.95 from Zooba ;·)


SallyBR1's picture

(post #62724, reply #6 of 119)

I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, I am SOOOO glad I resisted getting it last night!

Zooba.... amazing prices! How do you find this kind of deals? I am a member now, which means I need to go to acting school.

Hard work ahead to find out the correct performance as I open yet another package from UPS with yet another cookbook inside

(le sigh)

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

Jean's picture

(post #62724, reply #13 of 119)

Do you have to buy  a book every month? How does it work?



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SallyBR1's picture

(post #62724, reply #15 of 119)

I would say it is a book every couple of weeks. More or less.

Of course, the Omnivore's Dilemma doesn t count, because it is not a cookbook. (le sigh)

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

Jean's picture

(post #62724, reply #16 of 119)

Ooo that's too often. What happens when they've sent the last book on your list?  Do they just send a random selection? I'm thinking that this is not for me even at such an attractive price.



Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.  Will Rogers


http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
transona5's picture

(post #62724, reply #17 of 119)

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Jean's picture

(post #62724, reply #18 of 119)

Thanks, so it's 10 bucks a month, come hell or high water and you're committed to a minimum of 3. I'll stick with my used books, one at a time, and get what I really want. I don't want to be charged for not getting a book, and I don't want to buy a book I don't really, really want and Need.



Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.  Will Rogers


http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Sondra's picture

(post #62724, reply #25 of 119)

I agree with you, Jean.  I am always so tempted to do the club thing, but since I seem to manage to find most of my books for better prices than $9.95, I think I'll stick with that.  I do have to wait a few months to get a book until used ones become available online, but so far, I've been able to restrain myself and do that.  It's not easy, lol, but it works for me.  Will power, rofl, that's really a joke when it comes to cookbooks, isn't it?????

Risottogirl's picture

(post #62724, reply #19 of 119)

I am pretty sure it is only once a month - at least my subscription works that way.


I have not run out of books yet so I don't know what they do. There are some very good deals. I do not think their search engine works too well though - at least with the cookbooks, it is hard to separate the wheat from the chaff to be sure the good ones get on your list.


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62724, reply #20 of 119)

It is only once a month - I was talking about my general orders - that I place all over: amazon, used books, etc etc

I had not realized that the zooba thing is a club - now, of course, I am building my list, which means trouble.

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

Jean's picture

(post #62724, reply #22 of 119)

which means trouble.


Exactly!  I am completely out of shelf space and am way behind in my cookbook reading, and I just  ordered the Lucetti book - used - through abebooks.com. 


Warning! Cookbookmania is a strange communicable disease and this forum serves as its vector. So far, no known cure, and can be controlled only by preventing access to either the internet , a charge card, or both. So far it hasn't been proved to be fatal, but its tendency to  promote secretive and duplicitous behavior, furtive trips to the mailbox, etc. puts the sick host in jeopardy from angry spouses.




Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.  Will Rogers


http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
transona5's picture

(post #62724, reply #23 of 119)

I softened the guilt by looking at it as $2.50 per week. I spend nearly twice that much daily on a pack of cigarettes.

And I can always find room for a few more bookcases...

 

 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62724, reply #24 of 119)

Cookbookmania indeed

The attenuating factor in my case - hubby is constantly buying stuff on ebay. Golf shoes, shirts, tools....

I am a very low maintenance kind of lady... no money whatsoever spent on makeup, hairdressers, no shoemania, very little money spent on clothes (Ross addict, refuse to spend more than 10 bucks for anything.. :-)

Soooo, all things considered, I guess cookbookmania is not that bad - plus, he gets to profit from my obsession....

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

Adele's picture

(post #62724, reply #26 of 119)

Ross addict, refuse to spend more than 10 bucks for anything.. :-)


It's sort of scary how alike we are.   LOL 


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62724, reply #27 of 119)

Not to mention the neat-freakness... :-)

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

pamilyn's picture

(post #62724, reply #28 of 119)

Sally you sound like me only I shop rummage sales for my clothes. I just spent $130.00 for three GARBAGE bags full of clothes. Ralph Loren, Talbots, Piere Carden and on and on. Unbelievable. Pamilyn

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The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

shoechick's picture

(post #62724, reply #29 of 119)

Just an FYI for us Canucks... Sunday Suppers is in the latest Good Cook offer.  $31.99 cdn.

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transona5's picture

(post #62724, reply #8 of 119)

Shame on you. At least I stopped at five. : )

 

 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62724, reply #2 of 119)

I knew that clicking on this thread was going to be a huge mistake....

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

Wolvie's picture

(post #62724, reply #5 of 119)

I've made the chicken dish you mention and the fava bean starter - excellent, as you report.  I'm hoping to find some fresh morels, but that may be a bit beyond this area.


This was one of the cookbooks I purchased in March, and I've really been enjoying it.


 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).

 

Risottogirl's picture

(post #62724, reply #7 of 119)

This book is right up there with Jody Adams' and Judy Rogers' books, IMHO.


When I do turn to recipes, it is most often these three books I turn to.


 



Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay


Edited 5/15/2006 10:01 am ET by Risottogirl

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Lee's picture

(post #62724, reply #9 of 119)

Sounds yummy.  I bought the book in February or March and agree that it's a winner.  I highly recommend the mustard/herb roasted pork loin; flageolet gratin, roasted radicchio and tapenade to accompany lamb (I served it with leg of lamb instead of rack of lamb), and the braised chicken with saffron onions and fregola.  The date relish garnish is interesting, but we weren't wild about it.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62724, reply #10 of 119)

I can hardly wait for the book to arrive!

(will this ever ever end????)

 


 


"The beauty of a Sally is how neatly she can be divided"
(CookiMonster, Dec 2005)

Lee's picture

(post #62724, reply #11 of 119)

(will this ever ever end????)


LOL!  Of course not!

Sondra's picture

(post #62724, reply #12 of 119)

Of course, it will never end.  Dunno about you, but I definitely do not want it to end.  I LOVE to buy books online, and look for them at the mailbox every day until they arrive.  And then I put off things I should be doing to sit down to give the book a thorough look. 


Now I have to go off and look at this cookbook to see if I HAVE to HAVE IT!

Wolvie's picture

(post #62724, reply #14 of 119)

you were my enabler - you did good. ;-)

 No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it


THOMAS HOBBES, Leviathan, part 2, p. 237 (1950).

 

Lee's picture

(post #62724, reply #21 of 119)

Glad you like it!

Risottogirl's picture

(post #62724, reply #30 of 119)

Last night I did the Sauteed Alaskan Black Cod with endive and hazelnuts. Very nice. I love sablefish and frankly, the Nobu recipe with miso everyone loves bores me to tears, so I'll do this again.


I have an abundance of fiddleheads so they were on the menu as well as a first - with a warm pancetta dressing (SO's request, usually he'll only eat them steamed with balsamic).


And the little Cowgirl Creamery "Farallon" cheeses I brought from SF. And the mini (almost micro LOL) rhubarb tatin, of course.


I like her Saffron Chicken with Parm Pudding too. I have pea shoots and spring onions!Hmm...maybe tomorrow, it seems we are destined to have rain all weekend :(


                Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor



Bobby Flay


Edited 5/27/2006 4:41 pm ET by Risottogirl

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay