Here is a rustic European hybrid of tarts and pies reminiscent of the galettes found all over France. Its charm lies in its imperfections.
This is a wonderful dinner party dish, because it takes so little work for such a dramatic effect. It is also delicious cold.
Barley is a great substitute for risotto, especially when you don't have a lot of time to spend stirring the pot.
Cooking watery or fibrous root vegetables like celery roots, turnips, carrots, rutabagas, and beets with a little white rice ensures that they will be exceptionally creamy and have a very pure flavor.