A repost — I know it's a cheat for someone who hasn't posted for so long, but I am posting over at Broken Eggs, you know. I wrote this so long ago we forgotten all about it, haven't we? At any rate, it's what I'm having for dinner.
Never underestimate the ability of a recipe to fail miserably. You can follow the directions, choose your ingredients with care, watch the clock carefully, and still — landfill fodder. Even such a venerable publication as Gourmet gets it wrong sometimes.
In the latest issue of Gourmet (which features models instead of food on the cover--I flipped through diligently to see if Quebeçois chefs were as gorgeous as they are talented, but apparently they're just as ordinary-looking as our chefs and didn't make the cut for the cover), an article promising quick and easy meals was obvious bait and I, of course, fell for it.