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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 279

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S THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 3FN, - Food cooks faster in convection oven CAFE RESTAURANT BAR SUSHI BAR OCEANFRONT DINING CAFE RESTAURANT BAR SUSHI BAR 0CEANFR0NT DINING Sample Our New Menu Items Sample O jr New Menu Items egg whites. Almost all the fat, Grilled Scallops Over Baby Greens with Green Apple, Snapper St. Martin sauteed with Bananas. Lemon & Toasted Almonds. Blackened Ribeye Steak Au Poivre with Boursin Cheese Full Service Sushi Bar Thurs-Mon 5pm-l 1 pm Shiitake Mushrooms, & Sesame Soy Vinaigrette Pan Roast of Littleneck Clams & Andouille Sausage Full Service Sushi Bar Thurs-Mon 5pm-1 1 pm Open 7 Days 1 1 am-2am Open 7 Days 1 1 am-2am i 6 SOUTH OCEAN BOULEVARD DELRAY BEACH 6 SOUTH OCEAN BOULEVARD DELRAY BEACH 1 SOUTHWEST CORNER OF ATLANTIC AVENUE A1A 278-7878 ; I SOUTHWEST CORNER OF ATLANTIC AVENUE A1A 278-7878 Aril - uJYii i wkzir rHTA r.-ji ; Q: Could you give me some information on convection ovens? And another question, how much cream do you get out of a gallon of milk? Peggy, Jupiter A: Convection ovens have the same kind of heating element as regular ovens. But there is a difference: In the convection oven, a built-in fan cir- culates the heated air throughout the oven cavity, unlike the conventional oven where the compartment radiates heat throughout. This difference in heat transfer gives convection ov 'v SMf Gholam Rahman Kitchen Counselor ens some advantages. Foods, especially meat and poultry, cook about 25 percent faster and also more evenly. And since fan-forced heat circulation eliminates any hot spots, you don't need to change the position of pans during cooking. , , To convert regular-oven recipes, here is a rough guideline: Lower temperature 25 and cut baking time 25 percent for roasting poultry, meat, fish, etc. For cakes, cookies and other baked goods, reduce heat 50 but keep time the same. For best results, however, consult the guide book that came with your particular oven. As for your second question, you can't get cream at home out of today's homogenized milk. It just won't clot up on top as it did with fresh, unhomogenized milk. P Q: What is the difference between pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce? D.B., West Palm Beach T- 'A: Basically they are both the same and can be used interchangeably. The common flavor in both is based on oregano, parsley and basil. The only difference I can think of is that pizza sauce is a bit thicker so it stays on and doesn't make the crust soggy. Q: I would like to cut down on eggs. Is there a substitute when a cake recipe calls for whole eggs? Anonymous A: A generally acceptable substitute for each whole egg is two NOT JUST A SPORTS BAR r- vr; .it V 'tM i ' ! dt shack! Don't take read what are saying: ""Decio's is unique. Maybe aphenometwn-..Robert Toff 11097 Showtime-Senfind... clVisthebestinto! VyoStneongiflr' "y UisthenghtpW lWarrCreek .riijiii. n our word for it, our customers , m i "Everytime I'm in town I come to Decio S for a great Italian meal!" J. Caparelli Harrisburg, PA . nFt Lauderdale, FL 'wegSpW . -.i.ti nar""s .niioi "We really loves "D. 'ecioi I u "eci's is deikfouZi' I My parents 1 1 , fansrrom Boca QQ19 rnu- Learn how to bake breads from scratch "Your homemade soups and pastas are outstanding. The veal dishes are excellent." D P.!... . D U ... CT including saturated fat, as well as cholesterol are contained in the yolk of the egg, so this switching should eliminate most of the un desirable aspect of eggs for diet ers and heart patients. The reduction in fat may make the cake drier, however. Adding about Vi cup of apple sauce or prune puree should improve the results. Another option may be to add back some fat in a more ac ceptable form such as canola oil, which has no cholesterol. It is very low in the "bad" saturated fat and very high in the "good monounsaturated fat. Q: Can you give me a recipe for making kumquat preserves? Thanks. Several readers A: Here is a recipe for kum quat preserve and a variation for marmalade. Kumquat preserves 1 quart kumquats 2 cups sugar 3 cups water IV2 cups light corn syrup OR honey Prepare kumquats by washing thoroughly and cutting a Vi-inch slice in each one to prevent crack ing when cooking. Cover with water in large ket tle and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain. In another large kettle, boil sugar with 3 cups fresh water for 5 minutes. Add drained kumquats and bring to boil again. Cool and set aside overnight in the refrig erator. The next day, add V2 cup corn syrup and bring to boil again. Cool, and refrigerate overnight. Repeat the corn syrup boil two more days. (Three separate addi tions of corn syrup, total.) On the fourth day, divide kumquats into sterilized canning jars and seal. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. For marmalade: Combine 2 cups thinly sliced kumquats, 3 cups thinly sliced oranges, IV2 quarts water and xh cup lemon juice. Boil until peels are tender. Measure and add 1 cup sugar for each cup fruit mixture. Boil rapidly to gelling point, stirring occasionally. Ladle into sterilized jars and process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. ries of 2-hour cooking seminars beginning at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the resort at 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. "En tertaining for the holidays" is the theme of the December classes. Free for hotel guests; $25 for the public, with all proceeds going to Connor's NurseryThe Children's Place. For reservation, call 582-2800 and ask for the concierge. Dec. 13 Gingerbread house: Chef Marshall teaches how to make from scratch and decorate a gingerbread house for your Christmas display. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Florida Culi nary Institute, 2400 MetroCenter Blvd., West Palm Beach. $75. Call 688-2001. B To have your food event list ed, items must be sent two weeks in advance to: Food Calendar, co The Palm Beach Post, Food Dept., P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. from bottom of double boiler. Add sugar to butter mixture and stir well to blend. Beat in eggs until smooth. Add salt and flour and stir well to blend. Stir in vanilla ex tract. Spoon batter into greased and floured 8-inch square cake pan. Bake brownies at 350 degrees until top is glossy and firm, about 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Makes 9 servings. Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting 2 tablespoons butter 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese 2 ounces semlsweet chocolate, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup powdered sugar Beat together butter and cream cheese in bowl with electric mixer. When light, stir in chocolate and vanilla. Mix until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in powdered sugar until frosting is light and creamy. i "The best veal Marsala I've ever had!" Chris Swensen Chicago, IL Try Decio's yourself and you'll agree, Italian Restaurant is the r BUY ONE DINNER ENTREE GET THE 2ND ONE I of equal or lessor value. Nol valid with other offers. One coupon per couple. I ! 12 OFF! I with coupon-not valid with sunset dinner-no discount cards 121197 Family Owned: 1877 West Hillsboro Boulevard (West Side of Military Trail) Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (954) 570-9800 Dec. 6 Bread baking II: Chef Schmidtke will teach how to CZ make a vari ety of breads from scratch. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Florida Culinary Institute, 2400 MetroCenter Blvd., West Palm Beach. FOOD CALENDAR $75. Call 688- 2001. Dec. 6 Fresh fish cookery: Chef Carreiro will teach how ; to select and prepare fresh fish and shell fish. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Florida Culinary Insti-tute, 2400 MetroCenter Blvd., : West Palm Beach. $75. Call 688- ;2001. Dec. 10 and 17 Cooking : classes: Four Seasons executive ', chef Hubert Desmarais and pastry chef Thomas Worhach offer a se Ambiance and cuisine excel The best minestrone soup inFlorida!" I. Stapes kl-.Ny t ax f "nedinnersareenZ-.,, mygranr?r?W , vivew w-- j Wha cnJ ' V most con--. most resU our homemade Italian cuisine best in the area! Fellini ($25.95), a house specialty. Chef Elio sautees a tender veal chop in a rich wine sauce and tops it with porcini mushrooms, pate de fois gras and creamy Bel Paese cheese. Seafood lovers will love Felinni's Salmone Al Pepe Verde ($18), a fresh filet of Norwegian Salmon sauteed in a delicious green peppercorn and Cognac sauce. Also noteworthy is Felinni's fabulous Risotto of the day a delicious dish that will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. Desserts at Fellini are delicious and reasonably priced. The Tiramisu ($5.25) is as good as it gets: rum-covered lady fingers layered with mocha Marscapone I : . t . f...i at Boca Raton's Fellini Rist oranfe. ,!((,) !'.' L, DIQII I nir W custard, then topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa. Fellini's also boasts an extensive and reasonably priced wine list, featuring some hard-to-find selections from Italy. While dining at Fellini you'll enjoy live music by pianist Ray Triano, playing your favorite songs. Joining Rino as Fellini's maitre d' is Mio, one of Boca Raton's best. Fellini also offers private rooms for intimate dining and larger special events - Rino will be happy to make the necessary arrangements for your special meal. Il I I i iff Chocolate cream cheese tops heavenly brownies E Boca Raton, already home to a number of great restaurants, just landed what may be one of Palm Beach County's finest. In just a few short months, Fellini Ristorante has become a dining destination for the area's culinary cognoscente. The ambiance is warm, sophisticated and chic much like Fellini's owner, Mr. Rino Cola, who for years served as maitre d' at the popular Westbury Manor in New York. Rino, with his warm personality and impeccable style, makes each and every guest feel as if they are dining at the home of good friends. Presiding over Fellini's kitchen is Rino's co-owner Chef Antonio "Elio" Galante, formerly of Westbury Manor, the Palm Restaurants in New York City, Capricio's on Long Island and La Strada in Greenwich, CT. With this talented trio at the helm, diners can expect to enjoy a truly memorable meal in an atmosphere of warmth and quiet sophistication. Chef Elio prepares classic Italian dishes that keep diners coming back again and again. Start your meal with one of his famous antapasti dishes such as Cozze Mariniere ($6.50), fresh mussels sauteed in wine, shallots, mini RISTORANTE ITAUANO 1600 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton (Between Glades Rd. i 20th St in the Rag Shopping Center) (561)416-9404 urn. -( '."' Dinner Mon.-Ttiurs. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. 5p.m.-H p.m. Reservations: Recommended Dress: Casual, but dressy herbs and a touch of cream. Or you might prefer Carpaccio Di Manzo ($8.25), thinly sliced filet mignon served raw with truffle oil, shaved Reggiano cheese and rugola. As you might expect, pasta reigns supreme at Fellini. Two of the most popular dishes are Penne Mare Terra ($16main course), an aromatic melange of fresh shrimp, garlic, rugola and sun dried tomatoes, and Gnocchi Dolce Vita, ($16main course), tender potato dumplings in a savory, roasted veal sauce topped with shaved Reggiano cheese. Pasta dishes aren't the only stars at Felinni, however. You'll want to try Costata Di Vltello MMvl ! By Bev Bennett Los Angeles Times Syndicate ; My best food insurance is a perfect brownie recipe. '. - I can ruin the rice and the meat ; lean bounce right off the plate, but ; Vhen I serve this dessert, the rest :of the meal fades in a fog. With the ' first bite of Chocolate Brownie 1 Heaven, all else is forgotten. ; These brownies are fudge-like ; when chilled. For ease in serving, pre-cut brownies as soon as '. they're frosted and refrigerate at ; least 1 hour for frosting to firm up. Chocolate brownie I heaven 1 cup unsalted butter 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate ; IVi cups sugar ; 3 eggs, beaten V teaspoon salt ' 34 cup flour ; 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ; Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows) ' ' Combine butter and chocolate .'in top of double boiler set over ' simmering water. Allow to melt, .stirring occasionally. Remove pan Before You Pack? Open the Travel section in Sunday's Palm Beach Post. You'll find great i vacation ideas that'll get you packing."'- eft - m mm J tttlm ZJeadi Ibst

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