The moment is here! Election Day is upon us and I can't stop scrolling through Twitter, reading the news, checking 538. It's enough to make a person batty, which is why baking is such a tonic right now. It takes you out of your head and into the kitchen.
So may I recommend, on this Election Day eve, that you make Nicole Rucker's Banana Cake?
Technically, it's a fermented banana cake, but I didn't have time to ferment the bananas. I also made a few other substitutions along the way, which had Nicole rolling her eyes on Instagram, but the resulting cake is so comforting and cozy but also special and a little flashy, especially if you broil the top.
CLICK HERE for the recipe. Here's my friend Diana having some on my porch; she gave it four stars on Yelp.
Also on the blog, another comforting dish: a honeynut squash soup that I made with homemade chicken stock (a quick one), apples, ginger, and -- the secret ingredient -- yellow miso.
It would be a cozy thing to make tomorrow night. CLICK HERE for the recipe!
In other cooking news, I made Ali Slagle's chicken piccata recipe from NYT Cooking with chicken breasts and whole lemon slices and lots of capers. It was a hit.
I served it with roasted cauliflower, which worked nicely to soak up the sauce.
On Halloween, we attempted to take Winston out in his pizza costume, but he wasn't having it. When we got back, I made the monster cookies I love making from Sally's Baking Addiction.
On Friday, I interviewed Jake Cohen on my Instagram Live! and it was a great conversation about how we both integrate our gay and Jewish identities. Plus, he showed us what's in his fridge.
CLICK HERE to watch. I have some exciting Instagram Lives coming up in the next few weeks; not sure if I'll do one this week with the election and everything. We'll see.
Here's what caught my attention on the web this week:
Apparently, there's lots of drama on the Crockpot Facebook group;
This Wallace Shawn essay on Donald Trump made a lot of sense to me;
If you need another stressbaking idea, try Smitten Kitchen's morning glory breakfast cake;
Or this chocolate, dulce de leche, and vanilla marble cake on David Lebovitz;
Done with your pumpkin? Time to cook it;
Here's Nik Sharma's Grub Street Diet;
And here's the obituary for the legendary Cecilia Chiang, who died this week at 100.
That's all for this week folks!
Good luck getting through the next 24 hours (or 48 hours or 72 hours or however long it's going to take until we know the election results).
Until next time....
Adam (The Amateur Gourmet)