Looking for recipe in december 1994 bon appetit
Hi - my first post was for the december 1998 bon appetit magazine. I was looking for a coffee cake recipe, however some of you kindly managed to check out this magazine and it was the wrong one! Anyway, I've tracked down the cover that I remember (on eBay of all places, but they don't have any more copies of it) and it is the December 1994 issue of BA...if anyone has a copy, I would appreciate your taking a look at it and letting me know if you have the recipe for an apple coffee cake. The recipe was very simple, using apples, buttermilk, vegetable oil and it had a streusel topping.
Have you tried Epicurious.com? Don't they have a data base of Bon Appetit ( and Gourmet) recipes?
Here's the advanced search page. Plenty of coffee cakes but none that seem to meet all your criteria.
This one comes close
Wrong month and year, but right mag and similar ingreadiants. Some of these mags seem to recycle photo themes...are you sure about the dayes?
I saw that on the other post.....why did you have to tell me that? Now I will ruminate about what I am missing out on! I had almost 20 years worth of Gourmet and was going to cancel my subscription rather than deal with throwing them away . Then I found epicurious...Oh well....now I found Chowhound!
I have Gourmet back to 1993, and HAVE TO GET RID OF THEM. Or at least some of them. Does anyone know if there is a particular year in which the recipes all make their way onto EPI, or is it only partial even in more recent years? I dread going through all those mags looking for old favorites before they hit the trash.
I've found that most of the ones I can't find are from RSVP (restaurant recipes) or in the entertaining section which focuses on dinner or an event at someone's home with their personal recipes.
MMRuth, do you have Gourmet mag back to 1991? My favorite all-time cheesecake was in a back issue, if you happen to have it. It's in the 3/91 issue and is a rum raisin streusel cheesecake from a place called Stumptown Station.
While I'm at it ; )
If anybody has these recipes, I'd be forever indebted. I have a best-of recipe binder and just have partial notes or missing pages, but have
the mag dates and page #s:
Honey Pecan Fried Chicken (BA 1/86, p 8)
Shrimp Etouffe (BA, 4/89, p. 20)
Barnacle Bill's Spinach Cassserole (Gourmet, 10/89, p. 170)
Green Beans with Bacon and Walnut Dressing (BA, 1/90).
rubee: the link below for the honey pecan chicken is almost the same as BA, only difference BA only uses 1/2 cup honey
shrimp or crawfish etouffee-6 servings
1 28 oz can italian plum tomatoes, drained, juices reserved
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup each finely chopped celery, green bell pepper
1/4 cup all purpose four
1-1/2 tsps minced garlic
1/2 tsp each cayenne, dried thyme crumbled
1/4 tsp dried basil, crumbled
salt & pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
6 flour tortillas
1 lb uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined or cooked crawfish tail meat
dice 1/2 cup tomatoes (reserve remained for another use
)in large skillet over med. heat melt butter, add onion, celery, pepper and cook about 5 mins. reduce heat to low add flour and stir 5 mins. do not brown. mix in next 4 ingredients, salt & pepper to taste, stir in wine & tomatoes, bring to boil, reduce heat & simmer 8 mins. stirring occasionally, adding addl tomato juice to thin if necessary.
cook tortillas in oil until golden brown on both sides (approx 2 mins) add shrimp or crawfish to sauce, cook 2 mins. spoon over tortillas and top with cheddar & sour cream
bacon-walnut dressed green beans
8 bacon slices
1/4 cup each veg oil, peanut oil & red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove minced
salt & pepper
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1-1/2 lb green beans
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
3 mushrooms sliced
cook bacon in skillet until crisp, remove skillet from heat. drain bacon, cool & crumble into bowl. stir oils, vinegar & garlic into drippings in skillet, season with s/p and pour over bacon. add nuts and let sit 1 hr. cook beans until crisp tender approx. 8 mins. drain and place in a serving bowl. pour dressing over and garnish with onion mushrooms.
Just thought I'd mention that I recently found the recipe for the Rum Raisin Streusel Cheesecake in one of my folders. It was a recipe request from a restaurant in Montana called Stumptown Station, chef Becky Saunders (Gourmet 3/91). I just made it this weekend when asked to bring dessert to a CH friend's home. I forgot how good it really is. E said it's one of the best cheesecakes he's ever had, and I agree - rich and creamy (3 lbs of cream cheese!) with a gingersnap crust and a streusel topping made with raisins soaked in rum. I'll post the recipe sometime this week.
I have to say, I'm so intrigued by everyone's devotion to the BA and Gourmet recipes. I suppose if you tried a recipe and loved it, you'd want to hang onto it, and I understand the appeal of keeping the November and December issues, but I cannot imagine hanging on to 20+ years of magazines! Do you refer back to just the recipes you've tried? And how many do you try each month! Or, do you flip back and look at even the recipes you didn't try?
I just started subscribing to Gourmet about a year ago. I think I cooked my first recipe from the magazine just recently (and it was good!)...and I really love their 10 minute and 20 minute weeknight recipe sections, so, I fear I might get hooked! But, so far, I've just snagged the recipes and tossed the magazines. Am I making a giant mistake?
Hmmm...maybe I'll save the Easter issue, too. I think it's too late for 2008's, alas.
What a great idea to organize them by month (rather than by year) so that it's easy to find recipes that are in season.
However, I just don't think I'm going to hang onto the other issues. I just can't afford to collect anything more!
re: The Dairy Queen
I'm another collector of BA and Gourmet (Victoria too, I confess!) and there's not a day that goes by that I don't reach into my magazines for something to look at and be inspired by. I am not that great about following a recipe to the letter unless it's a bread or baked item. I never tire of them, and I can't imagine not having them.
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Don't do it! Don't start! The magazine collection is a cruel mistress. I've bought binders and indices from Gourmet, and magazine storage boxes from TArget, and it's still taking over my spare room. And now that the internet is at hand, unlike 1993 when I started this...who really needs them?
But they're so beautiful, and when i start to throw them away, I flip through one and think "WOW , I don't remember THIS article," and then I sit down and read it, and the urge passes....
It must be inherited. My grandmother had a ROOM full of Reader's Digests in paper grocery bags. I attribute my rather good verbal SATs to doing 20 years worth of "Word Power" quizes as a child.
danna, You just brought a much needed laugh to my day. I am such an enormous packrat, so you're right to caution me before getting too sucked in. What I've been doing thus far is flipping through the mags, identifying the recipes I want, then going to gourmet or epicurious and grabbing the recipes electronically. Yes, all of the gorgeous photos are lost and all of the context is loss, but at least I have the recipes.
Cooking Light publishes an annual volume each year containing all the recipes in the mag that year. I suppose Gourmet and BA don't do that?
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If you tear out all the ad pages that don't have editorial content on one side, they take up quite a bit less room. Now that I think of that, I may go through them and rip out all the ads in the older ones. In the meantime, the handyman is coming to install another shelf next week.
I have it:
Bon Appetit Dec. 1994 R.S.V.P.
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake from Chanterelle's. Edmonds, WA
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup plus 2 tbsps firmly packed golden brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
4 tsps ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1tsp baking soda
1tsp baking powder
1 pound Granny Smith or other tart green apples, peeled, cored, chopped
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 325. Butter and flour 9 inch square pan. Mix flour, brown sugar, sugar, 2-1/2 tsps cinnamon, salt & ginger in large bowl. Add oil and stir until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer 3/4 cup of mixture to small bowl. Stir remaining 1-1/2 tsps of cinnamon into mixture in small bowl and reserve for topping. Mix baking soda & baking powder into flour mixture in large bowl. Add apples. Whisk buttermilk and egg in another small bowl to blend. Add to apple mixture and stir just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle reserved topping evenly over.
Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer to rack and cool slightly. Serve coffee cake warm or at room temperature.
Just noticed this thread for the first time, and since people are asking for recipes, I thought I'd give it a try. Sometime in the mid- 1990s -- I'm almost positive it would have been between '93 and '96 - BA had a recipe for a really great salad dressing made with chutney. I'm pretty sure it was in the section where readers request restaurant recipes. I lost my copy, and the recipe is not on Epicurious. Does this ring a bell with anyone?