January 28th, 2003 - Issue 49
The Dishrag
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IN THIS ISSUE
1. Love Lures: Luscious Valentine's Recipes
2. Love Potions No. 4: Drink Ideas to Bewitch Your Lover
3. Beyond Kiwis, a James Beard Foundation Wine and Food Event
4. Chef Michael Schlow
5. Sweet Spot: Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Bonnet
6. StarChefs Culinary JobFinder's Top Five Jobs
7. StarChefs Did You Know?
8. A Romantic Breakfast Treat

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1. Love Lures: Luscious Valentine's Recipes
Fuel your love's passion with these aphrodisiac recipes from seven hot Miami chefs.
http://starchefs.com/cgi/ro.cgi?http://starchefs.com/features/aphrodisiacs/volume_07/html/index.shtml

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2. Love Potions No. 4: Drink Ideas to Bewitch Your Lover
Liberate your inner Cupid or Aphrodite with these tempting cocktails.
http://starchefs.com/cgi/ro.cgi?http://starchefs.com/love_potions/volumne_04/html/index.shtml

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3. Beyond Kiwis, a James Beard Foundation Wine and Food Event
Experience the flavorful mosaic of New Zealand food and wine in the Big Apple. On Wednesday, January 29, 2003 from 6:30-9:00 PM, James Beard Foundation Greens invites you to attend the third annual New Zealand Wine Fair at the Puck Building.
http://starchefs.com/cgi/ro.cgi?http://www.jamesbeard.org/greens/events.shtml

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4. Chef Michael Schlow
New York flair and New England ingredients are his equation for success. StarChefs introduces Michael Schlow of Café Louis, Radius, and Via Matta in Boston.
http://starchefs.com/cgi/ro.cgi?http://www.starchefs.com/chefs/MSchlow/html/index.shtml

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5. Sweet Spot: Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Bonnet
StarChefs' January featured Pastry Chef, Jean-Francois Bonnet of Atelier in New York, brings artistry and flavor to ice-cream sandwiches. It's ok for adults to indulge with this school-lunch favorite.
http://starchefs.com/cgi/ro.cgi?http://starchefs.com/chefs/pastry/JFBonnet/html/index.shtml

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6. StarChefs Culinary JobFinder's Top Five Jobs

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    7. StarChefs Did You Know?
    Sun, fun, wine and food await you at the second annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival which takes place in the heart of Miami's South Beach Friday, February 28, through Sunday, March 2, 2003. Surprise your Valentine with this spectacular treat!
    http://starchefs.com/cgi/ro.cgi?http://www.starchefs.com/news/rumbles_murmurs/html/index.shtml#miami

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    8. A Romantic Breakfast Treat
    Wake your partner with the seductive scent of this simple recipe.

    Ricotta-Cottage Cheese Pancakes
    From Breakfast in Bed by Jesse Ziff Cool, HarperCollins, 1997
    Adapted by StarChefs

    Yield: 2-4 servings

      Ingredients:

      • 1 cup unbleached white flour
      • 1 Tablespoon sugar
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • 1 teaspoon baking powder
      • 4 eggs
      • 1 cup ricotta cheese
      • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese
      • 3/4 cup milk
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • Vegetable oil

      To prepare pancakes:

      • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. In another bowl, beat the eggs with the ricotta, cottage cheese, milk, and vanilla. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring just until blended. Do not overmix.
      • Heat a griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat, and lightly grease it with vegetable oil. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Drop the batter onto the hot pan by heaping Tablespoonfuls. When the pancakes are bubbly on top and nicely browned on the bottom, flip them. As they cook through, transfer them to a baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven while you cook the rest of the batter.

      Serving suggestions:

      • Top pancakes with fresh fruit, dried fruit, or fruit compote.

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