A Country Weekend
Saturday, August 22, 2015
It's the weekend. And you are - if only in your dreams - in the country. In June 1984 Gourmet offered a few recipes to celebrate summer.
I particularly like the idea of this cold lettuce soup - accompanied by what were - at the time - very racy hot pepper toasts. Today I'd probably use Sriracha - and top them with some of the fresh hot peppers which are starting to fill the stands at the farmers market.
And for dessert - how about this frozen cappuccino? You'll note two things about this retro recipe: it was long before the coffee craze, so it asks for nothing more than instant coffee powder. (The truth is that instant espresso powder was a Gourmet staple for years.) It also predates the egg crisis, when salmonella became a household word, so while the whites remain raw the recipe lacks the now-ubiquitous warning about danger lurking in uncooked eggs.