Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Fall Into Comfort Food
We stopped by the farmer's market Saturday -- very little corn, very few tomatoes, plenty of pumpkins. It's officially Fall. My daughters picked out their front porch pumpkins, and I had to start thinking goodbye to meals built around fresh vegetables.
Time to look toward throwing a dozen things in a pot, cooking them for a good while and seeing how they all get along. Something like beer-braised sausages with caraway, fennel, juniper berries, McIntosh apples and sauerkraut. Beef stews with red wine broth. Roasting things that go well with riesling. Barbecuing meats that go well with football games and make men feel manly. Yeah! Pass the beer.
Comfort food. I read something recently about economic hard times. People eat more comfort foods, drink a little more wine. After all, it's an investment with a guaranteed return.