I’m cooking my way through Stephanie Le’s book Easy Gourmet. She is the very talented and original writer who won this year’s “Blog of the Year” in Saveur Magazine’s annual food blog awards. I’ve always wanted to cook my way through an entire book and, in fact, one of the reasons I started blogging was to get myself to crack open my thousands of cookbooks and actually cook from them. Since I am in the process of re-formatting my blog, organizing and cataloging my “recipes” and adding pages and features, as well as wanting to delete about 50% of my early posts containing many jaundiced iPhone pictures, the timing seemed perfect when Stephanie’s book arrived yesterday.
One of the things I noticed immediately is that the sandwich chapter contained some truly original and creative recipes that I’d never seen before and wanted to make right away. I decided to start simple, and was driven by the fact that I’d just bought haloumi this week for a semi-charcuterie plate dinner we had last night.
Obviously I am not including a recipe here, just photos!
*Note: I was not asked to post about cooking through this book, nor am I receiving any compensation or anything else . . . just spreading the love!!!
*Also, the biscuits are brought to you by my favorite place in L.A., Red Bread, who’s been on vacation for a whole month and just today reappeared at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. I went a little crazy with the biscuit photos, I know.
Okay, that’s enough of the biscuits.
Preparing the haloumi was a snap and I adapted Stephanie’s recipe by using ghee, which I had on hand.
Now time to assemble the sandwiches. Essentially I did no cooking, no thinking and no shopping for these tasty little sandwiches!