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Add Splash of Magic to Baked Desserts with A Glass of Coteaux du Layon, Loire Wine

May 20
In pairing notes for their Umami Apple Pie recipe, Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosariol, authors of The Flavour Principle (Harper, May 2014) suggest one can "add a splash of magic to baked desserts" with a glass of Coteaux du Layon, a sweet Loire Valley wine made with Chenin Blanc grapes. I happened to taste Coteaux du Layon Clos de la Motte (2007) from Domaine des Deux Vallees last Thursday at Spring to Loire tasting in...
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Tablespoon 55 Proof Liquor or Brandy, Roasted Duck Noodle Soup from Thailand, the Cookbook

May 21
From salad to soup, after Green Papaya Salad from Thailand: The Cookbook (Phaidon Press, May 2014) by Jean-Pierre Gabriel, here's a soup recipe. Roasted Duck Noodle Soup Adapted from THAILAND: THE COOKBOOK by Jean-Pierre Gabriel Origin: Central Preparation time: 30 – 40 minutes, plus standing time Cooking time: 2 hours Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS For the roasted duck:  1 x 2¼ - lb./1-kg whole duck, cleaned without giblets  ¼ cup (2⅔ oz./70 g) salt...