I pass by the Buttercup Bar and Grill every time I go to visit my Mom and Dad. I've never eaten there, but after watching Debbie Shahvar make this on a local tv station today, I'll be sure to stop by the next time I'm in the area. Meanwhile I'm posting this because I don't want to lose it. Make sure to allow pie to chill for several hours.
I am posting this recipe in honor of one of my favorite Uncles, Edward. I snuck some leftovers from out of the fridge while on a family vacation. I must have almost wore out the hinges on the refrigerator with the amount of times I opened and shut the fridge door taking spoonfuls of the flaky crust and tender beef. I went years and years without ever having another bite of anything quite like it. My Uncle Ed is still one of my favorites and so is his beef wellington. I'm hoping this one will do in a pinch. From Claire Robinson
I love Baklava and this take on the traditional gets a bit of tang from the citrus. This should be kept at room temerature. Tip: Use California apricots for a tart, pronounced apricot flavor or Turkish apricots for a sweeter, mellow flavor. From Fine Cooking
This carrot salad is representing the Middle East for ZWT 6. Orange flower water is distilled from bitter orange blossoms and is used to flavor drinks, salads, and desserts. Chef Evie Lieb adapted the recipe from The New Book of Middle Eastern Food.
This recipe is representing Greece for ZWT 6. Keftedes (meatballs) are a favorite treat all over Greece whether they are made of ground meat, chickpeas, fish roe or vegetables. The vegetable ones made with Santorini tomatoes are especially good. From Bon Appetit Tastes of the World.
This salad has a fresh taste from the mint, parsley and lemon which contrasts with the crunchy pine nuts. You can make this in advance by tossing in the tomatoes, pine nuts, and herbs right before serving. From Everyday Greens: Home Cooking from Greens, the celebrated Vegetarian restraunt.
From Weir Cooking in the City by Joanne Weir. This dish was one of her favorites during an afternoon of Turkish meze. This can be made a day in advance making it perfect for entertaining. (Make sure to refrigerate it and then bring to room temperature before serving.)
Mr. Picky Eater claimed this to be the best sandwich he has had in the US. This is one good sandwich! You can adjust the heat to your taste by cutting back on the chipotles, or adding extra like I did. The recipe makes extra sauce so you may want to cut it in half, freeze some for later or leave it thick and serve some with chips. I'd also suggest adding extra avocado, cause it tastes so good. From Ingrid Hoffman.