It’s one stop shopping for both the review and the side dishes at NJMonthly.com! The Ryland review – by my sometime-boss and tough cookie Eric Levin – represents the first “extraordinary” rating bestowed by the magazine in a decade. I dare you to not laugh out loud at Levin’s reporting on being imprisoned in the men’s room.
While you’re at the magazine’s website, take a gander at the collection of holiday side dishes I’ve glombed from chefs and cookbook authors around the state. Among these jewels:
Tuscan Kale with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins from Chef Matt Sytsema of Griggstown Quail Farm
Orange Ginger Carrot Puree from Aaron Philipson of Blue Bottle Cafe
Cranberry Acorn Squash from Carol Byrd-Bredbenner’s Fresh Tastes from the Garden State
Potato Turnip Bake from me.
btw: These sides work equally well with ham, so keep them in mind if that’s your Christmas dinner centerpiece.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!