Gluten-Free Quiche

My mother has a lot of friends who are boat people.  People who built their wooden boat by hand or restored an old fishing boat or catamaran before sailing it to New Zealand, or Fiji or Hawaii.  She married one of them when I was nine (my dad John Berry).  I wholeheartedly approved of the…

Potato, Celeriac, Fennel and Leek Gratin

There are so many ways to make a gratin.  You can use any kind or combination of root vegetable (winter squash, mushrooms and artichokes are also good).  Traditionally a gratin is topped with parmesan or gruyere cheese, but any delicious, aged, hard cheese will work.  I am currently in love with Midnight Moon aged goat gouda which…

Duck Fat Soup (Squash Panade with Red Wine)

This soup was originally called Squash Panade with Red Wine and it is from Chez Panisse Vegetables (one of my favourite cookbooks).  It is basically a french onion soup.  Deana Acheson re-named it duck fat soup after a particularly good dinner party many years ago. I only make this dish once a year because it…