We celebrated Fall with seasonal food.
Stephanie’s appetizer…Ciabatta Pizza with Gorgonzola, Walnut Pesto and Pears. OMG, ladies and gentleman you must make this appetizer. The walnut pesto is simply HEAVEN! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Ciabatta-Pizza-with-Gorgonzola-Walnut-Pesto-and-Pears-232686
Next up was Selena’s Fall Salad. Fresh and delicious! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/fall-salad-recipe/index.html
The main event was Nicole’s rustic and amazing Pork Loin with Fig and Port Sauce. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/pork-loin-with-fig-and-port-sauce-recipe/index.html
Nicole’s Roasted Potatoes and Katie’s Honey Glazed Parsnips and Carrots were the perfect accompaniment and would also make great side dishes for Thanksgiving. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Honey-Glazed-Roasted-Carrots-and-Parsnips-233404
I admit, it is not the prettiest presentation. (I certainly have ideas on how to improve and perfect this for next time) but boy is that cake batter delicious. Highly recommend it! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pineapple-Upside-Down-Pumpkin-Gingerbread-350121
In other local epicurean news, I just purchased the Junior League of San Francisco’s Cookbook, “San Francisco Entertains”.
I’ve been reading through the cookbook and there are some very interesting recipes that I’m looking forward to trying. Besides several recipes from local celebrity chefs, members contributed their recipes and each was triple tested. The recipes with the highest scores made the book. I also appreciate how there are menu suggestions for every occasion.
For more information and to purchase…http://www.jlsf.org/sf/npo.jsp?pg=fundraiser&article=530&tab=Overview