Three simple techniques will transform any good soup recipe (like, let’s say, Thai-style chicken soup with basil; curried-squash and red-lentil soup; or tortilla soup with chiles and tomatoes) into something downright magnificent.
The flavors of this meal—including mushroom strudel; paprika veal shanks; tiny dumplings with dill; roasted Brussels sprouts with caraway seeds; and apricot almond linzertorte—step nimbly from Budapest to Vienna and back again. Wine advice on page 79.
80 Roll with It
Preparing a basket of fragrant homemade rolls doesn’t have to take all day. Beautiful buttermilk fantails, tender parmesan pull-aparts, and savory rye walnut rolls can each be prepared in just 45 minutes activetime or less.
96 Cooking Class
The least expensive cuts of meat tend to be the toughest. That’s where braising comes in handy. It makes frugality a true virtue—and a delicious one at that. Recipe on page 108.
100 You could be only a few simple steps away from baking fresh-from-the-oven rolls … paprika gets pretty … we’ve never met a dumpling we didn’t like, and galushkas are no exception … the best way to tackle a terrine.