Ostreoidea Adventure  (Fried Bivalves on Fruity Slaw)

Originally posted on butternutplace:
Breaded oysters on a slaw of lettuce, kiwi, green apple and avocado According to my friends at Wikipedia: “The word “oyster” is used as a Common name for a number of different families of saltwater Clam Bivalve Mollusc  that live in Marine (ocean) or Brackish water habitats. In some species the valves are highly calcified, and many…

A Yokatta! Super Bowl Sushi

Originally posted on butternutplace:
Of all the crazy things I could have done for Super Bowl food this year, I ended up with sushi.  The driving factor was that I had a small but pristine piece of salmon from Number 1 Son’s Alaska fishing job sitting in the fridge just begging to become gravlax or…

Top 5 Cookbooks for Home Cooks

Originally posted on butternutplace:
Yes, I love The French Laundry Cookbook, but it is not my go-to tome for weeknight and special event dinners.   What I seek out when needing reliable, tasty, appealing, healthy dishes is found in the following cookbooks.  In reviewing these selections, I am struck by the fact that, with the exception…