First of all, I have to jump, shout and point a finger toward this afternoon’s The Essence of Emeril. Not just because Emeril’s da man, but also because he’s centering the episode around…..cue the special music….BUTTERMILK!
The amazing recipes he’ll be whipping up:
Buttermilk Battered Fennel Fries with a Creamy Buttermilk Dipping Sauce
Check out the ingredients in the Creamy Buttermilk Dipping Sauce –
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and coarsely grated
3/4 teaspoon salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
I know, I know…I’m all captivated, agog, anxious, jubilant, avid, eager, joyous, excited, flabbergasted, open-mouthed, and thunderstruck, too. He had me at Buttermilk.
The second recipe launches the whole experience all over again.
White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Macerated Berries and Buttermilk Ice Milk
“White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake ” – that phrase, alone, puts a mile-wide smile on my face.
By the by, a few (okay, 7!) lovely readers have e-mailed me within the past week asking if I could list more shows in my What’s on the Food Network Today scrollers. One scroller is to the right and one is on the Main Website. I said, “NO!” —Just kidding, of course I said it’d be my pleasure, because it is. I honestly have no idea why I started listing the line-up where I did (with Paula Deen’s second show of the dsy), but now I’ve begun listing them with Tyler’s morning show. That’s actually when I turn the Food Network on, myself. Tyler gets the ball rolling and, usually, Alton wraps it up (sometimes Rachael has the honors) at night.
Thanks SO MUCH for all of the e-mails, by the way. I love hearing from you! If you ever have a recipe or recipes you’d like to share with everyone else, e-mail it to me and I’ll add it asap – along with your name, of course. If you have pictures and a story that goes along with it, send them, too!