I disagree with Cook’s Illustrated.
Shocking, isn’t it? I just finished reading the latest issue (I want to try their butternut squash risotto), and I have to say, I was pretty disappointed with their findings in the canned whole tomatoes taste-test. Why? My beloved Muir Glen Fire-Roasted Tomatoes ended up at the bottom of the list, in second to last place. Oh, the Jonsauce is SO GOOD with them! You strain the tomatoes and boil the reserved liquid down into tomato sauce. It’s tangy and wonderful. Of course, my Jonsauce is kind of to the point where it’s better as a stew than a spaghetti sauce, which I guess defeats the purpose.
Also, I guess they don’t sell S&W products on the East Coast. They’re my favorite plain canned diced tomatoes. And the best garbanzo beans, bar none. Trader Joe’s canned whole tomatoes with basil are pretty good and quite inexpensive, and I love the Muir Glen Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies for salsa and tortilla soup.
I made a berry crumble on Friday, inspired by the latest Good Eats episode. My recipe is similar but differs slightly from the official Food Network version- I’ll post it soon.
I’ve been perusing Mediterranean Street Food a lot. I want to make r’ghäyef and baraziq.
We Love Katamari, the sequel to Katamari Damacy, comes out on the sixth of September (according to the guy I talked to at EB Games, although everywhere I look, the date seems to be different). I’m very excited.