Comfort Food and Easy Entertaining

As a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor I am often asked "What do you enjoy cooking when you're at home on a weeknight or entertaining guests at your table?" I started this blog to answer that question. Here I will share with all of you the recipes that I find delicious and comforting. Many of the recipes are my own versions of classic dishes, some are contemporary twists on old ideas, and some are discoveries I made while perusing my grandmother’s vast collection of cookbooks dating back to the early 1900’s. Please enjoy these videos. I have also included links to some of the published articles I have written recently. Please feel free to comment here or email me directly with any questions, comments or general thoughts. My email address and information on my catering, private chef and private cooking classes can be found on my website: www.portlandcomfortfood.com

Southern Corn Bread

1 comment:

Robert said...

Type up of recipe:

Southern Corn Bread:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place cast iron skillet in oven while preheating.

1 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 Tbsp bacon fat
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
pinch baking soda

Begin by whisking eggs. Combine all remaining ingredients (except bacon fat) in a bowl.
Mix together until a thick batter is formed.
Place bacon fat into hot skillet and melt.
Pour batter into hot skillet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.