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Reviewed Lentil Soup with Chili Oil: Zuppa di Lenticchie

Oct 23, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Mario has some fabulous recipes, but I thought that this needed tweeking.
I agree w/ previous review that it lacked a depth of flavor - on it's own - but the chili oil
was genius! It was super-thick, and I continued to add stock/water to thin. The dish still
turned-out thick. It did seem unappealing, but the chili oil and...

Reviewed Simple Bolognese

Oct 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

This was a simple recipe to prepare, however, it seemed a bit too oily and thin, so I elected to add a 6 oz can of tomato paste to thicken it. I also salted & peppered throughout the vegetable-rendering process, to layer the flavors. I then added cup of very good red wine to add another dimension of flavor. ""

Reviewed Blue Corn Tortilla Crusted Crab Cake in Spicy Carrot-Mango Broth and Mango-Green Onion Relish

Oct 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Can we add a 6th star to this recipe rating? I am late in posting a review, and I have prepared this over a dozen times! It is absolutely one of my husband's and my top 5 favorite recipes of all time! Bobby Flay is THE MASTER OF SAUCES! Seriously, this chef knows how to create a flavor-packing chemistry in his dishes. If you love crab,
if...

Reviewed Swiss Chard Tart: Pasticcio di Bietole al Forno

Oct 15, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Wow! I've never cooked with red Swiss Chard much - but this dish absolutely changed my mind! It took a bit more time to prepare than it seems, and I would rate it "intermediate". It was rich, moist, and baked so gorgeously! After learning more about the nutritional value of swiss chard, I absolute would choose it over spinach. [This recipe is...

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