Saturday, December 10, 2011

Soba Dashi from "Tampopo"

Entered in this week's Whole Foods Market contest "Your Best Broccoli Recipe": our recipe for Soba Dashi, from Cooking with the Movies: Meals on Reels. This is from our chapter on the film Tampopo (a real classic of a movie, highly recommended).

P.S. Here is our recipe for Soba noodles, which are pretty difficult for those not used to Japanese cooking.

5 c. light buckwheat flour
2¾ c. unbleached white flour
2 Tbsp. salt
2 egg yolks
2 c. hot water

Blend the flours and the salt together in a large bowl. Stir in the eggs and 1⅓ cups water, then mix well. (Try to keep lumps from forming.) Continue working the flour until a smooth dough is formed, adding the remaining water as needed. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and form into balls. Place in a bowl and allow to sit, covered, for 2 hours.

Sprinkle a work surface with some buckwheat flour and roll out a ball of dough, about ⅛" thick, making the length about twice as long as the width. Continue this process until all balls have been rolled out. Slice the dough in halves, and stack them. Using a very sharp knife, and with one long and continuous stroke, cut the dough into noodles about ⅛" wide. Try to keep them as uniform as possible. Allow the noodles to dry about 20 minutes. They are now ready to add to the Soba Dashi.

Vegetable Cholent

Entered in Whole Foods Market Cooking contest "Your Best Broccoli Recipe"--our "Vegetable Cholent" from Cooking with the Bible: Recipes for Biblical Meals.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"Cooking with the Bible" now in Russian

Just received today: our copies of the Russian edition of Cooking with the Bible: Biblical Food, Feasts, and Lore.