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5 Things to Eat This Month
Pizza with Sausage and Whipped Cream
Nancy Silverton, co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza and Mozza2Go in Los Angeles, was so in love with the sausage and cream pizza she discovered at an Umbrian restaurant that she asked the chef to show her how he made it. When she went back to the kitchen, she saw that the heavy cream had been whipped, so it was spreadable. This is her "number-one favorite" out of all the pizzas she serves, which appears in her new book, The Mozza Cookbook. Here's the recipe.
Whether you pick your own or buy them at the greenmarket, apples are hitting their stride this month. September varieties include Gala, Paula Red, McIntosh, Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Ultragold, Cortland, Jonalicious, Red Delicious and Jonagold. Find out what to do with these quintessential fall fruits--aside from eat them out of hand, that is--at OrangePippin.com, which catalogs more than 600 varietals, from Aceymac to Zuccalmaglio's Reinette.
A Concord Crush
Dark blue or purple-skinned concord grapes show up most often in wine or juice, but their tangy flavor also shines with vodka and lime juice. New York's Gramercy Tavern serves a seasonal concord grape cocktail made with whole grapes and a grape puree that's so tasty, you'll forget all about the end of summer margaritas by the pool. Beyond their lovely aromatics, concord grapes also contain a miracle nutrient: Polyphenols, which can reduce the risk of heart disease. Get the recipe here.
Prince Liam's Peanut Butter Cookies
Forget for a moment that these cookies are both and crisp and chewy (which is no small feat; the secret's in the shortening). The real reason to make these treats and others from Cookies for Kids' Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook, out this month, is to support pediatric cancer research. All of the author's proceeds from the book will go to the cause, which is getting extra attention in September, National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.
Hitting theaters September 23, Toast is a love letter to the tastes and smells of food writer Nigel Slater's childhood. See the movie, which stars Helena Bonham Carter as Slater's stepmother, and then make yourself a crunchy, buttery piece of toast (cinnamon sugar topping optional).
9 seasonal fall recipes to savor
Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
Baked Cinnamon Apples with Honey-Sweetened Farmers Cheese
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