By Camille Glenn

A souvenir cookbook encouraged by way of the vintage meal of vacations earlier, from the writer of THE background OF SOUTHERN COOKING. it is divided into nineteen vacation menus, which salute seasonal actions from "Trimming the Tree" to "Ringing within the New Year." A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB'S strong cook dinner e-book membership choice.

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2 cups homemade chicken stock 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy or whipping cream 3 shallots, peeled and minced, or 2 slices onion � red bell pepper, finely slivered � cup water 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 pint fresh oysters, chopped, with their juice 1 can (8 ounces) clams, with their juice, or 1 cup minced fresh clams plus ½ cup juice (fresh clams come whole and must be minced; canned clams are usually pre-minced) Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste Cayenne pepper to taste 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, for garnish (optional) Chowder crackers, for serving 1.

The lemon juice is not essential, but it adds a delightful touch of freshness. Never use malt vinegar! Wine vinegar makes a far superior vinaigrette. COUNTRY SQUIRE COOKIES This is one of the most delightful—and easiest—Christmas cookies I know. It lends itself to many variations—it can be made by hand, quite plain, or put through a cookie press if that is your wish. It is a merry Christmas addition to a cup of tea. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, but not overly soft 1 cup sugar, or ¼ cup light brown sugar and ¾ cup granulated sugar 3 large egg yolks 2½ cups sifted all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder � teaspoon salt 1½ teaspoons cognac vanilla (see page 29) or 1 tablespoon cognac 3 tablespoons chopped unsalted pistachios or pecans (optional) 1.

We spent many Christmases with Frankie, but that one remains the most vivid in my memory. I have planned the tree-trimming menus as best I could with dishes that can be cooked ahead, but some things, to be delicious, must be done at the last minute. To be really wonderful, food must be made of the freshest and highest-quality ingredients. Christmas comes but once a year and it is supposed to be the merriest time—let’s make it so—and very beautiful, just like Aunt Frankie’s peacocks. CHILI POT ROAST WITH GREEN CHILI TOMATO SAUCE Spain was the first European nation to lay claim to the territory we now know as the state of Alabama.

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