Newly added to ckbk - Making Dough by Russell van Kraayenburg
Christmas lunch sorted
No matter how many office parties or meetups with friends and family the coming weeks hold, Christmas Day itself is central to the holiday season. And for the cook of the household that can mean a lot of work and expectation. Tip one: delegate. Tip two: take your time to look through the wealth of Christmas recipes and resources on ckbk to make your Christmas lunch a pleasure to cook and eat.
The quintessential Christmas nut, joining the clementine in the toe of stockings across the land, the walnut is grown in temperate regions. One of a family of trees that includes the pecan, walnuts have been gathered and eaten since pre-historic times.
Walnuts can be eaten green, but as unripe walnuts are very sour, they are mostly pickled, or preserved. Half-ripe walnuts are a great Middle Eastern delicacy preserved in syrup. Walnuts are of particular culinary importance in France, where individual varieties are named and prized, and where fine walnut oil can be found.