Monthly Archives: July 2009

Last Minute Homemade Pizza Party

We’ve been experimenting with Whole Foods fresh pizza dough (you can buy it from the chefs at the pizza station in the ready-to-eat section of the market; it’s only $2.99 for a ball of dough big enough to make two … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Cookbook: Faux Pastor

The taco is our household’s favorite way of using up leftovers: any little bit of last night’s protein (be it fish, chicken, pork, beef) can be chopped up, seasoned in a vaguely Mexican manner, and then served with fresh chopped … Continue reading

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10 Things To Do With Brown Butter

Brown butter is a magical thing we’ve been exploring at the family table. My wife and I tell ourselves that the less meat we eat (due to my wife’s increasingly vegetarian leanings) the more we can indulge other fatty delights, … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Scamp of Approval: Smitten Kitchen’s Birthday Cake

This week’s Gastrokid Scamp of Approval goes to longtime blogger couple Smitten Kitchen for their awesome recipe for bday cake. It’s classic, iconic, platonic ideal of a two layer yellow cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. In this age of … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Market Report: Summer Blueberries

You go through life thinking you understand things. Like blueberries. And then you eat Southern California blueberries in mid July from a farmer who knows what they’re doing. And then you understand what a blueberry can be. The Nicholas Family … Continue reading

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Sausage with Sagey White Beans

There's a bistrolike minimalism to this dish that is so easy, it feels almost criminal to take credit for cooking it. The fresh sage leaf makes it taste fully homemade. Makes 4 servings About 1 pound sausage (precooked chicken or … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Cookbook: Tuscan Steak for Toddlers

Of all the cuts of meat in the world, there’s perhaps nothing more iconic in that kids’ book sort of way than a porterhouse, with its unforgettable T-bone that makes appearances in Richard Scarry books and Road Runner cartoons. Keep … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Media Blitz Rumbles to Life

…well, almost. Honestly, we couldn’t be more thrilled than by the Q and A that appears in the August issue of one of our very favorite magazines, Cookie. It’s pegged to our forthcoming cookbook and is on page 30 of … Continue reading

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Introducing Gastrokid’s Fast Family Meal Recipe Tweets

Dear Gastromoms and dads. Sign up for our twitter feed for daily (or nearly daily, depending on our families’ schedules) for realtime dinnertime (or lunchtime or snack-time or restaurant-time or farmer’s market-time) reports from Gastrokid US and UK HQ. Admittedly … Continue reading

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Pork with Caramelized Milk Sauce

This super-succulent pork loin simmered in milk became all the rage after London’s River Cafe convinced chic Londoners that a dish needn’t be pretty to be pretty darned delicious. Best of all, when the pork is cooked, the milk has … Continue reading

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