Tag: cookbook

Adam is a genius, that’s all I’ve got to say.

Last month a Serious Eats contributor cracked the recipe for In-N-Out’s Double Double Animal Style burger. Adam wanted to have a few friends over to try it out, so that’s what we did yesterday. An In-N-Out cookout. And it was pretty darn excellent.

This was actually the experimental prototype he made on Saturday while I was at BlogHer, but I didn’t get any pictures of yesterday’s finished burgers. In fact, I barely saw them. All I saw were grabbing hands and devouring mouths. They disappeared so fast that I’m amazed we didn’t all fall into food comas shortly after.

The recipe (which I’m not going to post here, just follow the link above) is super complicated and involves grinding your own meat for patties. The patties need to be 40% fat, which you just can’t get already ground. Adam lovingly prepared the proper size patties, chilled them as directed…it was a beautiful thing.

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This is another cookbook that I found in the bargain bin at The Strand and use all the time. Francine Segan has filled this book with trivia and great ideas for meals covering a wide range of movie genres. It’s just really fun, and the food is good.

Last night I made the Beef Tenderloin with Pink Peppercorn Sauce (from the Romantic Dinner For Two chapter), and Adam made mashed potatoes. He makes The Greatest Mashed Potatoes Ever, so that is always his kitchen job.

Prepping the beef.

This is the yummy and ridiculously easy sauce (I tweak almost all recipes, so this has more heavy cream than the recipe calls for).

Adam’s mashed potatoes, in our Kitchenaid stand mixer (greatest kitchen tool evah!). So delicious!

UPDATE 6/8/08: Here is the actual recipe for the steak (I’ll have Adam write the mashed potato recipe another time):

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