November 12, 2004 - Issue 74
The Dishrag
newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE
  1. You're Invited to the Miami Rising Stars Revue
  2. Thanksgiving Turkey Tips 2004
  3. Adult Apple Cider from France
  4. Food For Fuel - A Runner's Diet
  5. Featured Sommelier: Paul Tanquay, SushiSamba, New York
  6. The Sushi Chef Who's a Cut Above the Rest
  7. Star Vintner: Annvers, Australia’s Boutique Wine
  8. Top 5 Jobs on StarChefs JobFinder
  9. Top 10 Bestselling Cookbooks
  10. Recipe for Cranberry Crisp with Fresh Cream by Star Chef Bradley Ogden

If you like food. A lot. Visit www.starchefs.com
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Thanksgiving Recipes and Wine Pairing Ideas from Turning Leaf Wines
This year, welcome the holiday season with a host of new ideas for delicious meals and festive goodies to savor and share. Find easy-to-follow recipes that will create a truly special holiday dinner, all complemented perfectly with a Turning Leaf wine. Click here. Click here.
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1. You're Invited to the Miami Rising Stars Revue
Taste a galaxy of culinary brilliance at StarChefs Rising Stars Revue. Join us for this gala walk-around tasting featuring the signature dishes of Miami's hottest up-and-coming chefs. Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 7-9 pm at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Culinary students and chefs are invited to attend the JobFinder Career Seminar at 4 pm. Admission to the seminar is FREE. Read more.
http://www.starchefs.com/chefs/rising_stars/2004/miami_revue/index.shtml

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2. Thanksgiving Turkey Tips 2004
Got a turkey? Now what? Terrance Brennan, Rozanne Gold, James Clarke, and Ross Martin share their tips and recipes for cooking up a splendid Thanksgiving feast. Read more. http://www.starchefs.com/thanksgiving/2004/html/index.shtml
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3. Adult Apple Cider from France
French hard ciders adopt a more wine-like approach than their American and English counterparts that makes them subtle, complex, and great partners with food. Read more.
http://www.starchefs.com/wine/features/html/french_ciders.shtml

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4. Food For Fuel - A Runner's Diet
Every year the New York Marathon inspires people all over the country to take up running. We asked Joel Antunes and Jacques Torres - two chefs who are veteran marathoners - for their training recipes. Read more.
http://www.starchefs.com/features/runners_diet/html/index.shtml

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5. Featured Sommelier: Paul Tanquay of SushiSamba, NY
Paul Tanquay mixes together sake, cachaga, and wine to keep pace with SushiSamba’s cross-cultural cuisine. Read more.
http://www.starchefs.com/wine/ask_Sommelier/wine.php

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6. The Sushi Chef Who's a Cut Above the Rest
Chef Kazuo Yoshida is the master of ceremonies at Geisha Restaurant of Manhattan's Upper East Side. He possesses a keen insight into the future of sushi, and mixes the past with the present in his culinary creations. Read more.
http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/career_center/cool_careers/sushi_chef.php?s=-1&t=j

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7. Star Vintner: Annvers, Australia's Boutique Wine
A small producer in the land of giant conglomerates, Annvers Wines produces traditional, high-quality wines by focusing on the details. Read more.
http://www.starchefs.com/wine/starvintners/html/annvers/annvers.shtml

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8. Top 5 Jobs on StarChefs JobFinder
StarChefs has partnered with Jessica's Biscuit® eCookbooks to bring you the greatest selection of cookbooks at a steep discount, including on these best sellers. Now offering free shipping on purchases of $25 or more!

  1. Executive Chef
    Counter Restaurant & Wine Bar
    Executive Chef Wanted for Exciting Opportunity
    New York
    http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=176700&positionid=

  2. Pastry Chef
    Juniper Beans
    Experienced Pastry Chef Sought in NY
    New York
    http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=176683&positionid=

  3. Executive Sous Chef
    Hotel Zaza
    Four Diamond Properties Seeking Chef to Join Our Team
    Arizona, Texas
    http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=176661&positionid=

  4. Line Cook
    Dickie Brennan's Bourbon House
    Work in the French-Quarter with Chef Jared Tees
    Louisiana
    http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=176564&positionid=

  5. Pastry Sous Chef
    Fairmont Hotel, Chicago
    Pastry Position Available at Four-Diamond Luxury Hotel
    Illinois
    http://www.starchefsjobfinder.com/js-jobinfo.php?s=-1&t=j&v=176561&positionid=
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9. Top 10 Best-Selling Cookbooks
StarChefs has partnered with Jessica’s Biscuit® eCookbooks to bring you the greatest selection of cookbooks at a steep discount, including on these best sellers. Now offering free shipping on purchases of $25 or more!

  1. Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten
  2. Bouchon by Thomas Keller
  3. The Gourmet Cookbook by Ruth Reichl
  4. King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion
  5. Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pepin
  6. Simple Pleasures by Alfred Portale
  7. Marcella Says... by Marcella Hazan
  8. All About Braising by Molly Stevens
  9. New Best Recipe by Cook's Illustrated
  10. King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion
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10. Recipe for Cranberry Crisp with Fresh Cream
Chef Bradley Ogden of Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV
Adapted by StarChefs

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cranberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2½ Tablespoons Minute tapioca or 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Zest of 1 small lemon
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons sweet butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream, whipped lightly

Method:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place cranberries in a bowl and gently toss with sugar, tapioca and lemon zest until coated. Set aside.

Mix flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon by hand or with a pastry blender. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

Place cranberry mixture in a baking dish, cover with topping and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the cranberries are soft and the topping is crisp. Cool and serve with whipped cream.

Wine Pairing:
An off-dry sparkling wine such as the Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui 2003

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Newsletter Editor: Amy Tarr
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