Fiadone, A Corsican Dessert & A Giveaway

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Fiadone

I realize that I never posted a recap of my BlogHer Food experience and although work being the primary reason, well...I really don't have another reason. Many bloggers were doing such a good job at putting into words all the feelings experienced during that weekend that I commented on theirs instead of writing mine. I did go to BlogHer Food with some goals such as deliberately meeting some folks to see if my first online impressions matched my second in real life ones but also to let the unexpected guide me to meet new faces or take part in amazing conversations.

That's how I met Michael (deliciously devilish), and Stephen (super talented photog), told Aida Mollenkamp I digged her shoes of all things, had an Oprah moment in the conference hotel bathroom with Tami and Jeanne and finally crushed hard on this little firecracker of a woman, Georgia Pelligrini. And I also digged her boots. No I don't have a foot fetish, I just have major crushes on strong women, marrying beauty and fearlessness.

Simple Pleasures

Georgia could be a model. Instead she roams the world to discover "culinary artisans across the world, who are fighting to preserve their food traditions." She compiled 16 of them into a book "Food Heroes" that came out this past September. Listening to Georgia's enthusiasm about the people in each story was like drinking moonshine. It's sweet, powerful and it burns your eyes it's so good. I promised myself to order a copy as soon as I got home. Georgia beat me to it and sent me one with a little note telling me to check the chapters on the two artisans in France.

For the next 30 minutes I was in another world. It's one thing to tell the story of someone. It's another thing to tell someone's story. Georgia knows how to do just that. In no time I was back on the hills of my childhood, running among the olive trees and picking fresh figs to eat on the way back from school. I wanted to read about all the other people in her book and without realizing it, night had fallen while I was deep into the story of Bill Best, the seed librarian in Berea, Kentucky.

Fiadone

There's something comforting for an historian like me to know that some people make a life out of preserving food traditions. As Ruhlman said during the conference, "food is our humanity" and these people are our humanity keepers. Keeping traditions alive is a testament of our ability to understand passion for quality and care. I see that every Saturday morning when I go to the farmers market in downtown Charleston. We have genuine artisans among them, people with the skills of working their product in an ethical and organic fashion. To pass their passions and a bit of their story on to us everytime we go and take the time to chat for a couple of minutes.

It's a special treat to see these farmers' eyes light up with every question I ask or when I tell them what I cooked or baked with the produce or meats I got the week before. There is an exchange far beyond that of goods and paper bills. There is humanity. I always feel a little closer to that when I can buy a product in its raw form and turn it into something else, simply by applying the teachings of other artisans I met when I worked in restaurant kitchens. Food artisans and food lovers would be miserable without one another.

Last Four

I was really excited to get the first delivery of fresh goat's milk of the morning the other day at the market. I bought more than two people would consume in one week and I know the people at Joseph Fields Farm thought I was a bit strange. I had a plan. I had been craving faisselle, a soft large curd cheese I grew up eating and wanted to make a few batches with goat's milk for a change. I think if I were to become an artisan, I would raise goats and make cheese. I am serious.

I made so much faisselle that I quickly had to think about ways to use it. I love it barely drained from its whey with a bit of honey and a sprinkle of walnuts in the Winter. In the Summer, I like to mash up so raspberries and sugar along with it. In the Fall? Well...I had never thought about that one. Yet. Until one of our friend mentioned that his work stint was over with here and he was moving back to his native Corsica. I told him to come over for dinner and I would make Fiadone with the fresh faisselle I had just made.

Draining Goat Cheese Faisselle

I have spent very little time in Corsica but it was enough to fall in love with its people, its landscape, its energy and its food. One thing I loved almost as immediately as it hit my lips was the Corsican dessert Fiadone. It's really a cross between a flan and a cheesecake and usually made with brocciu, or brousse, a slightly curdles soft cheese made from cows or goats. All I had to do was make the faisselle, drain it as I would fresh cheese and we were in business.

I know not everyone has access to fresh goats milk to make faisselle for this dessert and the good news is that you can substitute ricotta or well drained yogurt in the same proportion. It is light and refreshing and you can really boost up the flavors anyway you want. We like it with loads of lemon zest but orange or freshly cut pear slices on top would be perfect for the season. Hope you give it a try!

Food Heroes

In the spirit of celebrating food crafters and food artisans all over, Georgia is graciously offering two copies of her book to two lucky readers. I dare say lucky because you will want to get on a road trip and visit them all after reading this book! All you have to do to win one of two copies of Food Heroes by Georgia Pellegrini is to leave a comment on this post between today Tuesday November 2nd and Sunday November 7th. One entry per person, no anonymous. That's it...

I monitor comments manually and I am going out of town for the rest of the week so if you don't see your comment right away, give me at least 48 hrs before emailing me about it.

Where am I going? I am heading to Indiana to photograph Caitlin's, from Engineer Baker, wedding. It's my wedding present to her and J and after our engagement session here this summer, I could not be more excited. I took the week to be with them and give her some bridal shots, document the making of the wedding cakes (yes....she's doing her own wedding cakes), the rehearsal dinner and of course the ceremony. Those lovebirds are so adorable together...I will try my best to post snapshots!

Fiadone


Fiadone, adapted from "Fromages Frais Maison" by Cathy Ytak

Serves 6-9

1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 cup drained faisselle or ricotta cheese

Line an 8x8-inch sqaure pan with parchment paper, butter lightly and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 375F and position a rack in the middle.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and the eggs until pale. Add the lemon zest, cornstarch and salt and whisk until blended. Add the drained cheese and whisk well.
Pour into your prepared pan, place into the oven and lower the heat to 350F. Bake for 45 minutes. The cake does not rise, it gets dark around the edges and a knife inserted in the middle should come out clean. Let cool for a few minutes before sharing.

To make faisselle without the traditional molds (what I do at home):

Heat up 4 cups of raw milk or whole milk (cow or goat) and 1 cup of Greek yogurt (full fat) into a large saucepan until the mixture reaches 30C.
In the meantime, place 6 drops of rennet (found at healthfood stores) in the bottom of a large, super clean, bowl.
Once the milk mixture has reached proper temperature, slowly pour it into the bowl with the rennet. Give one turn with a wooden spoon and let sit.
Do not move your bowl or stir again. Leave it alone for a least 6 hours. Very carefully transfer to the fridge. Try not to shake and move the bowl too much to prevent the curds from breaking lose before they are ready.
After another 4-6 hours, the faisselle is ready to be broken into and to be drained to the consistency that you prefer.

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Beth said...

I love reading about food and would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

vlp08 said...

The book sounds wonderful. I hope I win!

vlp08 said...

The book sounds wonderful. I hope I win!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

I would love to readore about how you made that goat cheese.

smalltownoven said...

Beautiful. I would love to go to Corsica one day. I hear wonderful things!

Erin said...

The dessert sounds amazing. We will have to try that some time. Also I am extremely intrigued by the book. I will have to add it to my pile of books to read.

Angie Clossey said...

Just found this site.Looking forward to browsing the site.

Cindy Ruth said...

I would so love to win this book. It sounds like it would be so interesting. And another great post from you.

diva in training said...

Hi! I'm a recent follower, and fellow foodie/musician/student living near you in Columbia, SC. I had been meaning to say hi anyway, and what better post than this?

So, hi! And travel safe to the wedding. She is quite ambitious to bake all of her cakes, but so calm about it that I think she'll make a great engineer.

Jade said...

Yay! I love reading, and food, and reading about food ... this book sounds wonderful!

sydney85 said...

Have a wonderful time in Indiana and I would love to win a copy of Food Heroes.

masperle@austin.rr.com

Brianne said...

I love talking to the farmers and artisans at the farmers market. They're a wealth of information (who better to ask how to showcase their wares?). Thanks for hosting this giveaway and have a wonderful time at the wedding!

julie said...

those look super easy and yummy! also, what a fabulous book. happy tuesday!!

NanaBread (Jeanne) said...

I would love to own a copy of Georgia's book. It's so beautifully done.

NanaBread (Jeanne)
heynanabread@yahoo.com
www.insidenanabreadshead.wordpress.com

Corey :) said...

I am absolutely in love with food traditions, and the stories of people trying to preserve them. I would love to read this book - if I don't win (but I hope I do!) I'm going to check it out at my local library.

Kelly said...

You are a generous friend! I would love to win this cookbook.

lauraelih said...

Your Fiadone looks beautiful! I too, dream of someday having goats, and maybe some sheep in order to drink their milk, make cheese and spin wool. In the meantime, however, I will spend way too much money at the local creamery :) Would love a copy of the book.

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

This dessert sounds amazingly light and simple, and the book sounds wonderful!

Have a great trip!

Quiet Lady said...

This sounds like an amazing book. I love to hear other people's stories.

Melissa said...

That looks amazing! Can't wait to try it

emily said...

Great giveaway! That book sounds amazing.

Ginny said...

Delicious! That cookbook looks amazing! :) Right up my alley!

Laurie said...

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

Georgia Pellegrini said...

Reading your blog nourishes my soul. Thank you for reading my book and for your kind words, and most importantly I'm so glad to know you! Enjoy Indiana :)

Stephanie said...

Sounds like an awesome book!

Gosia said...

I know I would love to read the Food Heroes. Your sentiments in regards to tradition, artisan food efforts, and respect what we buy and eat are all mine, as well. Raising goats and making cheese is a viable option, after all. Mine would be milling my own grains to bake artisan breads. Loved the post!

Cate Holst said...

Wow, I would so love to win Georgia's book. Thanks for offering the give-away

LadyWild said...

That cookbook looks amazing.

Jeanne said...

I sure wish that we had fresh goat's milk at our farmers market! How lucky you are. The faisselle and fiadone look incredible!

jamie said...

i'm supposed to be dieting, but what the hell. this looks good. i'll do an extra mile this weekend.

Lora said...

I love your blog and would LOVE a copy of this delish book!

Jill said...

You are one of my favorite food photographers. You take the best pictures :D

And I'd love to win a copy of this book!

Meg said...

Beautiful pictures!

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

If I'm not lucky enough to win this book I'll buy it. The role of people like Georgia Pellegrini and the food heroes she portrays is at one end of the spectrum counterbalancing the food atrocities that big business forces on us as portrayed in the film Food Inc. We need more people like her. Thanks for showcasing (and tbe delish photos as always).

Laura said...

I'll throw in my entry for the book - and look forward to seeing wedding pictures!

purple-elephantss said...

hope i win :)

purple-elephantss.blogspot.com
purple_elephantss @ yahoo.com

Tahoe Grrl said...

Please sign me up for a copy of Georgia's book!

Messy Kitchen, Frazzled Cook said...

What a wonderful idea and how perfect that she has published! We must all work to keep traditions alive and passed on to future generations.

Foodiva said...

I checked out all your links and found out a whole other world of brilliant bloggers, so thank you for sharing about them with us! I may not be a Food Hero (yet), but the way G. Pelligrini lives her amazing life is thoroughly inspiring!

Ellen said...

this little treat looks fantastic! as does the book. thanks for the giveaway.

Lori said...

Are we all artisans if we preserve tradition? If we preserve the old ways? Perhaps the book can explain that. Nevertheless, I am a purist and look forward to reading about like-minded people.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

kydoime said...

hey,
I was planning to bake a cheesecake these days, maybe I'll try this one as you say it's similar to cheesecake..but I have a concern about using goat's cheese because last time I baked cheesecake I used ''white cheese''-not sure if it's available everywhere but it's similar to goat's cheese in texture and the result was a not even cream thick watery liquid :D Maybe it was because I didn't drain it before using kike you said?

The Whimsical Wife said...

I love artisans... keeping the traditions alive! Your blog is the highlight to my day! Thanks for the post and giveaway!

Lisa said...

That book sounds amazing and the perfect way to relax after I finish exams next week!

Phoebe said...

wow! I definitely want to read this book! Hope I win..

Eunice Chen said...

The book looks like a good winter evening read, thanks for the post and giveaway!

Bellameru said...

Mmm, I love fiadones! I might make some tomorrow with yogurt... Or maybe right now. ...<3

Elisabet Figueras said...

Wonderful post!
You are a hero too sharing with us your traditions and your recipes.
Thank you!

Ravenous Rowie said...

Wow! What an amazing wedding gift! I'm sure it will be appreciated for years and years! I am totally excited about this giveaway! Books are my obsession, next to baking! Thanks for the great opportunity!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That Fiadone looks marvelous and so do your lovely shots! A great giveaway.

Cheers,

Rosa

hannepa said...

The book sounds great!

Kavey said...

How can anyone resist entering the competition? Yes, please!

As always, salivating over your recipe and photographs!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous, as always. I don't know anything about Corsica, but now my interest is piqued. And artisan food has been a personal passion since forever. I think, in a strange way, it comes from the DIY, frontier-esque spirit of my family.

Dominique said...

Un nouveau livre de cuisine? cela me tente bien...

m said...

That's so funny, I'm always dreaming of giving up my job at University and buy some goats and cows and retreat to the Aegean coast here in Turkey... I can already picture my son running around, collecting the fresh eggs... Great post! and a wonderful recipe...

Miriam said...

When I'm old(er) I want to take photos just like these ones... ;)

My Little Expat Kitchen said...

What a wonderful dessert. I love these milky concoctions. Thanks!
Magda

Romy said...

I'm collecting books I want to read on a very long plane ride I'm taking in a few weeks - this book looks like it would complement my stack perfectly! Hope I win it! :)

Coconut and Vanilla said...

I'm also following Georgia's blog and I love her. As I would to hav a copy of her book, which is on my Amazon wish list, since it came out ;).

tantemele said...

You really make a wonderful description of the book. I have already bookmarked it. The recipe looks also fantastic, we will try it out soon

irene said...

I always wanted to try making my own cheese, looks delicious, thanks!

egidija said...

beautiful as usually...

Deepa said...

What a lovely cake recipe, I love ricotta cheese.
I hope I win the book! :)

Delphine said...

I would love to win this book ! Thanks to Georgia for the contest : xxx

Leah said...

Like you, I'm fascinated about the history of things - people, places and food. This book sounds like it's right up my alley!

Anna @londonfoodieny said...

I've never heard of these before but I love the way they look! Are they a bit like a cheesecake?

Juliana said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to read the book.

Megan said...

This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for writing about it and for the giveaway.

Elaine said...

The book sounds amazing. Have a wonderful time at the wedding!

CatNoir said...

So enjoy reading your blog...always a treat. Would love this book!!

Carla said...

Thanks the chance at a great giveaway, sounds like a wonderful book!

carmen said...

The book sounds amazing. Have a great trip!

runningcarmie at gmail dot com

Alanna Kellogg said...

What a tribute on so many levels ... add my name to the list!

PS I've cut spam to virtually nil by using Blogger's new spam-reporting functions. Oh and I see from the note that you "don't accept anonymous comments" but in fact, you are. :-)

linda said...

lovely post…you are so honest & classic & it is my delight to read your posts.
thank you for including me in this great giveaway.
all the best!

Zach & Erin Ward said...

My husband and I have also decided to one day keep goats to feed our goat cheese and cheese-making obsession...The book sounds wonderful. I will definitely read it regardless if I win or not.

JAntoinette said...

Beautiful, as always. Food Heroes is definitely going on my Christmas list.

enqi! said...

Hello! I would love the book! :)

Helena said...

I just love how some people (like you) can touch me just with words :)

Brandi said...

I would love to read this book! And thank you for the idea of making cheese with goat's milk. I like to leave it to the professionals, but I have make ricotta many times so why not try using goat's milk cheese? Yippee!

Molly Ann Cartwright said...

Sounds like a great book.

Courtney said...

This would be a wonderful read, I'm sure! Thanks for the chance to win!

Monica M. said...

Oh, I would love this book. I love reading about different cultures and their foods. Very interesting. This dessert sounds exquisite too.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful post. Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks!!

Erin said...

We review books about sustainable agriculture and food traditions at www.farmbrarian.com, and we'd love to get our hands on a copy of this great book!

nagi said...

thank you so much for posting about this book and offering a giveaway. Food Heroes sounds like a must have!

Vakker Pike said...

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Maria said...

Love this treat! Have fun at the wedding. I can't wait to see a few of your photos. Give the bride and groom a big squeeze:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Adore your photographic skills.
Cant wait to get hold of this book :)

darbyoshea said...

This books sounds right up my alley! I'd love to read it!

MoiraElizabeth said...

I am so excited about this giveaway!!!

MoiraElizabeth

Christi said...

The book sounds great...this will be a great read in the winter months to come!

mary said...

I would love to win this book - it sounds like the perfect thing to curl up with and escape!

TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

I just started reading Chef Georgia Pellegrini's blog a few months ago and I LOVE IT! I love her ability to go everywhere and kill, clean, butcher, and then cook her own food. She's totally inspirational, I would have to put her as one of my "Food Heroes".

Lizzabell said...

My Birthday falls on 7th Nov, the book would be a lovely gift!
Thanks in advance! ;-)

squirrelbread said...

An inspiring post, and that fresh goat cheese looks amazing! Have a blast at the wedding.

Cheers,

*Heather*

Tracy Grant said...

Here in Traverse City, Mi. area their are quite a few farmers and artisans that would be excellent for a second book!
I would love to read the first :)
I do have access to fresh goats milk..they are plentiful around here. I hope to give this a try.

colleenriordan said...

Oh dear. I promised myself I would stop trying for these giveaways but book + food? I think I need a copy.

Soma said...

It sounds like an amazing book!

the recipe is calling my name. So simple but elegant.

Alyssa D said...

Perfect timing! My roommate and I just purchased fresh ricotta last night but used so much less than intended, and I was wondering what I should do with it so it didn't languish away in the fridge. I found my answer. Sounds delicious!

martina said...

Beautiful post, full of passion... enjoy the wedding
Martina

Carla said...

I have some ricotta cheese that I was wondering what to do with it. Perfect idea.

jabreb said...

Would love to read Food Heroes - thankful for the wonderful people who preserve our food cultures/methods.

Sudhana said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the awesome looking recipe!

Julia said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! I look forward to trying it. When I was a teenager, I had a pen friend from Corsica and have always wanted to visit the island.

If you're near Indianapolis on your trip, be sure to check out Traders Point Creamery. It's the best milk I've had since moving to America from Australia. The chocolate will knock your socks off!

juliaelmer at hotmail dot come

Elana said...

I'd like to throw my digital hat in the ring for this book - looks fantastic!

Helene said...

uAlannah: let me address your points: I use the new Blogger spam filter too and I still like to monitor comments myself. It's a personal preference.
As far as anonymous comments, if someone uses the anonymous and adds a name or an email address, some sort of recognition that they are not a robot, in the comment box, I publish it. They are not anonymous anymore, they just decided not to sign in with an email account.
The only true anon comments I let pass are the ones from family members like my mother who still don't know how to comment after 4 years. They usually email to tell me so.

Laima said...

This dessert sounds delightful, and the book sounds wonderful!

Skoticus said...

Yay for giveaways! Food books are my very favorite types of books...probably why I follow your awesome blog. --Scott Morris

Ria Mathew said...

This book is going to be a great read.

Just like her, I made my own wedding cake (15 Feb 2010). But the only difference was that, I made it on the day of our wedding and it was such a crazy wacky day and I don't have a single pic of the cake-making process! She is so lucky to have a person like you to document it. I wish I could marry Jobin once again, just so that I could ask you to click some pics of me baking/decorating our wedding cake.

Hope you have an amazing time in Indiana :)

x

kate said...

i use faisselle often at work in making sorbets, i love its tanginess, but i did not know it was so easy to make at home! as always, an amazing post and love the book suggestion!
bisous

With Style and Grace said...

A sincere thank you for the continuous inspiration from creating in the kitchen to behind the camera lens! My favorite part about the Holidays is recreating my grandmother's recipes, taking photos and sending them to her. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway!

Laura said...

I wonder if I could use farmers cheese to make this--it looks so good! And easy.

Great giveaway, too.

rudie2shoes said...

Oh the book sounds fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway!

Madeleine said...

Corsica is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. And with my love of flan and cheesecake, this recipe is going on the top of my list of things to make this weekend. Les doigts croisés -- je veux gagner!

Fashion Tidbits said...

ooooooooooooooooh gimme!!! :)

DJ said...

I'm a regular reader of ur blog..and I absolutely love it..
Thanks for the giveaway..

Amanda Hawkins said...

Here's to the luck of the draw! And to delightful food.

Michelle Stiles said...

Thanks for sharing this book. It just went on my wish list!

Cheers!
M.

DeeDee said...

This has been added to our weekend dessert menu! Thank you and safe travels.

Carolyn said...

I never cease to be amazed at what one can do with homemade cheeses. Thanks so much for the recipe and the opportunity for the giveaway.

Chelsea said...

The book sounds fantastic! Fingers crossed.

Merci beaucoup!

elizabeyta said...

This dessert sounds fabulous! It is something I must try.

The book is on my library list :)

Blessings,

elizabeyta

Italian and British Daughter said...

I come from a family of Chefs so it is in my blood...this book sounds like a wonderful read as is your beautiful Blog!! ~Thank you~

Teresa said...

The Fiadone sounds wonderful, as does the book. I love reading oral histories and this seems right up my alley. I'll have to check it out.

Rhamantus said...

Hello! I have been reading your blog for a few months now, though this is my first comment. Just wanted to tell you how much I love your photographs. They are beautiful! Very few people can take an everyday item like an egg and make a photo of it a work of art. :)
I think that book sounds interesting, too. There's a lot of junk food out there, and it's heartening that there are people out there who want to preserve authenticity in food.

Kristin said...

"Food Heroes" looks like a wonderful read!

Stephanie said...

lovely post! crossing my fingers that i will win that awesome looking book.... :)

Anonymous said...

As a foodie, this book sounds delightful and informative!

Manette

Ivona@SugarsticksParties said...

A beautiful post as usual :)

Jan said...

what a fun book!

Tim S. said...

I need something new to read, and this looks good. Pick me!

Misty said...

Ohh, love goat cheese! The book looks great too.

Jessie said...

The book sounds wonderful! And the Fiadones look delicious!

Kate @ Savour Fare said...

Oh, I was interested in Georgia's book before, but now I'm fascinated! And have fun at the wedding!

Sarah J said...

that book looks great. thanks for give aways

LJ said...

i love the way that food and culture influence each other. it would be amazing to win and read that book!

Krista said...

I would love to have this book, thanks.

Faythe said...

Your clear recipe instruction and lovely photographs convince me that I should absolutely try making this. The book sounds wonderful.

B said...

Fantastic! I can't wait to try this recipe, thank you!

Delishhh said...

Nice giveaway! Would love to read it.

saveMeEHJeBus said...

omg. i would love to win this book! thanks for the opportunity!

Nikki said...

Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful sounding book by Georgia Pellegrini. That you are able to feature this artisanal food book with us, helps make our connection with foods and world more personal.

Alison said...

Thanks for introducing me to another cheese to try making. I hope one day to have some fresh water buffalo milk to play with (I've got the buffs but they're not breeding yet). The book looks really interesting, too.

Foodiebia said...

I just recently started reading your blog. It is so beautiful and inspiring.

Adi said...

Enjoy the wedding! Thanks for the giveaway.

adiluria [at] yahoo [dot] com

Yoshiko said...

your post about food artisans was so moving. regardless of whether i win the giveaway, i definitely will read this book!

Jessica said...

Oooo... I love books! All kinds of books and I love your blog! Thanks for the recipe, also.

Skye said...

Yay for people who devote their lives to perfecting one corner of the universe. It adds up! I will probably buy the book if I don't win one here =)

dlew said...

I need a vacation!

alex chukas said...

I love your blog and everything you are representing. Georgia's book sounds fascinating and sounds like a wonderful read!

Kara said...

How cool! My sister found a ricotta cheesecake recipe once, I wonder if this is similar? I shall have to make it for her

tanya said...

I will definitely read this book. Would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity and the always beautiful blog.

Mindy D said...

This recipes sounds divine!

Adri said...

commenting!!!

You are my food hero, Helene!

terri said...

sounds like an amazing book--wonder if my public library has it yet?

Tiffany said...

Aah- how I would love to visit Corsica!

theartfulgardener said...

Interesting concept for a book. She has the spirit of a true hunter-gatherer. Sounds like a fun read.

theartfulgardener said...

Sounds like an interesting book!

Trish said...

I've been following Georgia's blog for a bit. I'm a big fan (of yours too) - I love her writing and her concept of 'slow' food. Yet, I haven't read the book yet. I am intrigued by her 'members only' section. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is so lovely and your photos are breathtaking.

Jamie said...

This book looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing

Caroline said...

This sounds great! I'd love to be able to check it out. Thank you!

Britney said...

goat cheese and a good read is a terrific combo...would love to give it a try. :)

Weekend Cowgirl said...

I am making this dessert this week. It looks perfect. Would make a great tea party dessert.

Wordfly said...

Would love to win a copy of this book! Sounds fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

jacqui said...

What a great idea for a book, I'd love to have a copy! Faisselle sounds like an interesting dessert, I'll put it on my must make soon list!

charlene020 said...

I LOVE, LOVE anything made with fresh goat's milk - I am fortunate to have a source that keeps me well stocked. I am most assuredly going to make this wonderful dish this week-end! I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance to enter and enjoy your time in Indiana!

Carmen said...

What a cool idea for a book :)

Hettar7 said...

such few ingredients to create a dessert that sounds so good. i'm in.

Goat Lady said...

This looks tasty. I have also had dreams of being an artisan goat cheese maker. I lived with dairy goats briefly and made some goat cheese and would love to do it again. And then I could make things like this all the time.

Jayne said...

I've tried making soft cheeses before last year. I thought it was some phase... as with, you know, stuff like jackets and boots. But then, I've been thinking about the sheer wonder of being able to produce my own cheese. Thanks for the reminder. I think I'll be making some very soon :-)

Love,
Jayne

jayne [dot] leepj [at] gmail [dot] com

Ho Ho Ho said...

Sound like a good read... would love to try one (eventhough I am from downunder)

Mrs. G said...

Sounds like a great book!

Marilyn said...

This book sounds great as does the recipe for Fiadone.Can the faisselle be made with sheep's milk or coconut milk? I have someone who is highly allergic.

I recently modified your galette recipe using teff instead of millet, goat's milk, and lemon juice and Earth Balance vegan butter stick for this person and she really enjoyed it.

Next I'm going to play with your gluten free puff pastry to see if it can be made without the butter.
I'm thinking the Earth Balance with a little lard perhaps..

Thank you for all your great ideas.

Miki said...

I have a friend whose partner is allergic to cow's milk. This will be perfect to take to their potluck this weekend!

Helene said...

Marilyn: sheep's milk yes, coconut milk...I have no idea. That would be an interesting one to try. I am thinking that the lack of animal protein in it would not work but I don't know for sure.
For the puff pastry, if your friend is vegetarian, you might want to skip the lard though.

Cherry said...

Thanks for the offer! Come on, lucky draw!

Alli G said...

Two of my favorite things, food and travel. Looks like a great read.

Carole said...

The fiodone sounds delicious, and I know I would love the book.

Rachel said...

1. I love your blog.
2. I love Caitlin's blog, and can't believe she is baking her own wedding cake.
3. I might have to go find some local dairy and eggs so that I can make this scrumptious-looking dish!

The InTolerant Chef said...

I like to make simple cheeses. Do you think I could use junket tablets instead of rennett? I have used them in the past to make simple bocconcini. And would pasteurised goats milk work as well as fresh?

my life be like said...

Thank you so much for sharing about this book. It sounds amazing. I really want to read it. Blessings to you!

Daisy said...

I love food, i love books...

Rachelino said...

Thank you so much for the introduction to G. Love her site!

Madeleine said...

fingers crossed. always love your photographs and recipes

emily garnhart said...

i was looking for my friend blog about how to get your ex boyfriend back and i bumpt

your blog and it look cool.. :) i will visit here again.

Amy said...

Wow, you made me want to get a copy of the book right the way! See if I have any luck here! :) Thank you for the giveaway.
I couldn't agree with you more on your feelings about getting fresh produce from the farmer's market! That's one of the main reasons why I love shopping there so much as well.
I'm sure you'll have a blast at Caitlin and J's wedding. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your amazing photographes.

Debbie D. said...

Thank you for the wonderful offer. Looking forward to trying the cheese, dessert and seeing wedding pictures!

Cherie said...

Yay for preserving traditions! Moving to our little farm on the hill has made me realise more than ever how important it is we don't lose our food traditions. Working with the seasons and our own instinct for food connects us to something much bigger than 'what's for dinner?' How fantastic that Georgia is spreading the word so deliciously!

Mary said...

Both the recipes sound wonderful, and I know I'd be up all night reading this book too!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I know the photos will be amazing and the wedding will be beautiful.
What a wonderful recipe, Helen - you may be sure I'll be trying it with my homemade ricotta (once you go homemade there's really no way back to store-bought). :D

You always have the most amazing giveaways - thank you, sweetie!
xx

tiken said...

thanks for the giveaway!
Amazing pics, as always :)
hugs from Paris.

wanderluck said...

This looks amazing - fresh, easy and clean for a nice fall dessert. Topped with a simple compote? Yum.

Also, another note: I ♥ Bill Best. I met him when I was (much) younger, when Mom was still living in the state. Thanks for giving me the way back to Bill now that I'm back in KY and can help with his mission. :)

Kate

Shawna said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love her boots, too!

The Urban Baker said...

Helene, I love your recap and your story telling. My experience was equally great, it truly is a wonderful community we have been blessed to be a part of! As always, your photos send me to the moon and back!

cimorene5 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I always enjoy seeing your pictures and reading about your culinary adventures.

Jessica said...

Ummmmm goat cheese! This giveaway is amazing, i've peeked at the book, but really want to read it and share with my family!

Martha said...

This sounds like a fantastic book!

We are so lucky in Charleston to have such a wonderful group of true "artisan" farmers - it is not something that I have found anywhere else I have lived.

Cheri Witmer said...

This would be wonderful to win!

Rhonda said...

The Fiadone just looks so yummy, wish I could be one of your taste testers. I really love wedding photos, doesn't matter if I know the happy couple or not, just looking at the happiness re-enforces my Cinderella condition. And thank you both for the book give-away.

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