Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Harry's Famous Fish Fry, excerpt from Love at First Bite


Harry’s Famous Fish Fry

4 cups cooked rice
About 2 pounds fresh fish fillets, such as filet of sole, whitefish, or salmon filets
3 or 4 green onions, sliced, including green parts
5 to 7 fresh mushrooms
2 medium zucchini
¼ cup of Lemon juice
2 cups sauce, cooled slightly
Parchment paper or aluminum foil

Harry’s Secret Sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup cornstarch, mixed with 1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoon grated Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

HARD

Directions: In a medium-sized saucepan, heat chicken broth and wine over high heat, stirring in approximately half of the cornstarch mixture. While continuing to stir, cook the mixture until it thickens; reduce heat to low and then add the seasonings. Let cool slightly before assembling the fish packets.

The assembly of the packets starts with four 18- by 15-inch sheets of parchment (or aluminum foil). Fold each sheet in half to make 9- by 15-inch pouch. Place one-fourth of each of the ingredients—rice, green onion, mushrooms, fish, other veggies, lemon juice, and Harry’s secret sauce—into each pouch. Seal and place packets on a baking sheet in a 425° oven for 20 minutes.

Edward Cullen's Cornflake Chicken Recipe


Kevin, you are such a gourmand.-Pam, The Office TV Show

I cooked my way through Julia Child’s Cookbook and now I am half way through the Twilight Cookbook. Last night, I
cooked Edward’s Cornflake Chicken.-Kevin Malone, The Office TV Show

Edward’s Cornflake Chicken

10 drumsticks, washed
3 cups of cornflake cereal, crushed
¼ cup of vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Heat oven to 425 degrees. Remove skin off of drumsticks and wash and dry chicken thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels. In a large baking dish, pour oil and dip and roll chicken in the oil. In a large plastic sealed type bag, place 3 cups of cornflake cereal, salt and pepper to taste and seal. Make sure all air is out of the bag, and crush cornflakes with a wooden spoon or a rolling pin. Next, take drumsticks one at a time and place in the crushed cornflakes, reseal plastic bag and shake until chicken is thoroughly coated with the crushed cornflakes. Place chicken drumsticks in an ungreased 8 x 11.5 baking dish and bake for forty five minutes, uncovered. Serves 10.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Love at First Bite, second edition

Love at First Bite:
The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook
By Gina Meyers

SINK YOUR TEETH INTO MOUTH-WATERING RECIPES STRAIGHT FROM THE PAGES OF THE “TWILIGHT” SAGA

“I cooked my way through Julie Child’s cookbook and I am halfway through the Twilight Cookbook. I just made Edward Cullen’s Cornflake Chicken.”
--TV character Kevin Malone from NBC’s hit series, The Office, episode “The Delivery”
Whether you’re ‘Team Edward’ or ‘Team Jacob,’ a Twi-hard, Twi-mom or even a Twi-dad, there is no doubt the international phenomenon known as Twilight has had a cultural impact on society, including our kitchens. Now the delectable delights interwoven throughout the Twilight saga can be found in pop culture writer and cook Gina Meyers’ new book, Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook – guaranteed to please the appetites of any mortal.
Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook offers a satisfying array of mouth-watering dishes inspired by or from the Twilight films and books, that anyone of any age can cook with ease and enjoyment. To help the reader determine the skill level involved in preparing each dish, the recipes are labeled “easy”, “medium”, or “hard”. One fork means “easy”, two forks, “medium”, and three forks means it is a “difficult” or “hard” recipe.
In the pages of Love at First Bite, you will find delicious dishes straight out of the book’s pages including:

• Harry’s Famous Fish Fry
• Wolf Pack Waffles
• Edward’s Cornflake Chicken
• I Dare You To Eat Pizza, Edward
• Jacob Black’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich
• Vampire Venom Punch
• And so much more!

In addition to the recipes, you’ll also find:

• Cast lists for Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse
• A Twilight Party Planning Checklist
• Bella’s Prom Planner
• 101 Random Bits and Pieces of Twilight Saga
• Invaluable resources on upcoming Unofficial Twilight conventions, and Twilight cooking classes
• And much more!

Give into your epicurean temptation and sink your teeth into Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook. The recipes will leave you breathless and hungry for more!
Gina Meyers is best known for her pop-culture television trivia books and cooking expertise related to the Twilight Saga and the iconic television show Bewitched. From an early age, she had a passion for the culinary arts, experimenting in the kitchen with baking breads, muffins, cookies and cakes. For 7 years, Meyers taught a plethora of entertaining and fun cooking classes for kids from Easy Meals in Minutes to Storybook Cooking and Crafts. She has been a television consultant for Popstar! Magazine, Columbia Pictures Television and Nickelodeon Magazine. She is a featured business expert at business.com and is the San Jose Examiner’s cooking guru. Meyers has a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and owns a Publishing firm, Serendipity Media Group.
Website: www.unofficialtwilightcookbook.blogspot.com
Love At First Bite can be purchased from www.iUniverse.com, www.amazon.com and all major booksellers

Twilight Teen and Author Siobhan Marsh


Hi, I really enjoyed talking with you at Borders. I already read both your books, and can't wait to make the squash and tomato parmesan as soon as our backyard garden matures! I also appreciated that you had a vegetarian version of the enchiladas. (real vegetarian, not Cullen vegetarian, lol)
I was telling you a bit about how I'm an aspiring writer, too. My first real job is adapting a children's book into a play. I think the hardest part is that it's a Christmas book, and I'm writing it over the summer. Of course, I was thrilled to be approached by the author, and I'm grateful for the work.
Other than that, I've been writing screenplays. This August, I'm going to the Willamette Writer's Conference in Portland, Oregon, where I'll be pitching my work.
Do you have any advice for someone like me, who's just starting out as a writer? I'd appreciate any knowledge you have to share!
Thanks,
Siobhan Marsh