But the pie I personally make for Thanksgiving and other holiday meals isn’t even a pie. It’s a lemon cream tart. I don’t care if you think this is sacrilege; I am more than comfortable with my decision. (I also, depending on the size of the gathering and the preference of my guests, serve a pecan hickory pie and/or an apple pie. I am neither Scrooge nor the Grinch. I want everyone to have what they want.) I make the lemon tart because it is what I want and because it is the single most superior dessert for a meal that was 42 piles of carbs on a plate, a coma-inducing stack of turkey or ham or prime rib, and likely more than one glass of wine. Even if you wait until after the major cleanup before you serve dessert, you want something to awaken the palate, not deaden it. You want something light and bright and perky and acidic, something just sweet enough to count as dessert, but far from so sweet that it will set your teeth on edge. Any pie that makes you say … [Read more...] about Lemon cream tart is an unexpected hero of holiday desserts
Lemon and ricotta tart
Don't let the crocs and the voodoo dissuade you, mon cher: There's just one week left to enter LeMons New Orleans (aka "Laissez les Crapheaps Roulez," 23-24 May at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose LA). Get those apps in no later than midnight on Saturday, 28 March 09, or you cry in your gumbo without us. Click here to apply. … [Read more...] about LeMons Cars To Take On BABE Rally Cars In New Orleans Drag Race Action!
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet before Sunday’s Tony Awards, Tina Fey said there has been no progress on the 30 Rock revival that Jane Krakowski teased back in April, but she did pitch a pretty sweet consolation prize. After noting that Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman have indicated a few times that they’d be willing to do some kind of Parks And Recreation reunion/revival, Fey suggested that they should just combine the ideas and do a “Liz Lemon/Leslie Knope spin-off.” … [Read more...] about Sure, Tina Fey would do a Liz Lemon/Leslie Knope spin-off with Amy Poehler
BRETT: Yes. But until you’re really made aware of the true systemic problem that this country has, that the world has, but it’s very special in the United States, I missed a lot. When you see that all the way from housing projects to microagressions, I was made significantly more aware of it. I wanted to understand in a deeper way what the most important person to me was going through. And then I just also witnessed it firsthand of how it would happen to her. Something that was really innocuous in the past, potentially, I saw as insidious now. I really got the full sense of how I had acted in certain cluelessly racist ways throughout growing up. I did these three Adult Swim specials, for instance, that were dinner specials. The third one was on race and for that I was like, “We need an inclusive crew.” And then I realized, well why didn’t I say that for the other two specials? … [Read more...] about Director Janicza Bravo Skewers White-Guy Comedy Tropes in the Extraordinary
You’ve long been able to purchase bags of frozen meatballs, but their garbanzo bean-based veggie balls (you know, GRÖNSAKSBULLAR) are a new addition to the IKEA ball family. With corn, peas, and pieces of bell pepper, these flavorful little guys are like a springier, not-fried falafel. … [Read more...] about How to Hack the IKEA Food Market
What is your fixation with black-on-black crime? You repeatedly being it up as if black people aren’t aware of violence in our communities. Contrary to what you apparently hypothesize at the secret, global white-people meetings after you share banana-bread recipes and Pinterest posts, black people aren’t home cabbage-patching and clanking together Champagne glasses filled with grape Kool-Aid every time another black man falls victim to a violent crime by someone of the same race. It bothers us, too, but here is the thing: … [Read more...] about Open Letter to White People Who Are Obsessed With Black-on-Black Crime