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So I'm having a wintry dinner party, and want to start with your woodsy wild mushroom soup....where do i go from there?

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Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 6 years ago

Tell us more--how many people? Formal or informal? Food preferences? # of courses you want?

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added almost 6 years ago

mmm...forest foods....think about some game, maybe a slow-braised venison shoulder flavoured with juniper...I do so prefer winter foods!

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added almost 6 years ago

Check out all of the wonderful braised short rib recipes on food52! I made short ribs for 14 people the other night and it was a huge hit and was wonderfully warming. You can make them up the day before (which was recommended) and then heat them up before your guests arrive. This will leave time for side dishes and appetizers the day of the party.

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pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added almost 6 years ago

Pork shoulder here would complement the woodsy mushrooms. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added almost 6 years ago

Dessert: Oeufs a la neige -- I found it in The Joy of Cooking (not in Julia Vol I as I expected, by checking my eatyourbooks.com account). It's the perfect ending!

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added almost 6 years ago

If I started off a meal with this soup, I would want mushrooms in every course. I would be craving and not satisfied if that was the last of the mushroom. A meal showcasing the mushroom itself. We do that alot in the Pacific Northwest region during wild mushroom season.

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Anita is a vegan pastry chef & founder of Electric Blue Baking Co. in Brooklyn.

added almost 6 years ago

That sounds so good. If I were going to follow this up it would be with a crisp polenta pizza. You just make polenta on the stove, spread it into a thin layer, and bake it. Then you can top it like a pizza.

A nice wintery dessert would be pumpkin stewed with cloves and a little brown sugar, served over your favorite ice cream. If you want to dress it up even more you could sprinkle the plates with almond streusel (pulse 1 c almonds, 2 tsp coconut oil or butter and 1/4 c brown sugar together in a food processor).

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added almost 6 years ago

How about salmon or other "cold water fish?"