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November 05, 2006

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Joyce

Lovely new way to enjoy cauliflower. Thanks for the idea. One of my faves, usually just quickly oven roasted with spray of evoo and a dusting of Italian bread crumbs with a pinch or two of aleppo.
This cheese and quince treatment will seem decadent!

rowena

Hi Stephanie,

I just saw your reply about me associating oregano with mexican cooking! Funny thing is this...oregano is most used in southern Italy, whereas northern not so much. At least in the recipes that I cook (which are mostly from the north), oregano hardly ever shows up! Rosemary yes, sage DEFINITELY! I quizzed my husband on this and he pretty much said the same thing. It just goes better with tomato-based dishes as opposed to the butter-rich cuisine of the north.

rowena

Forgot to comment on this post! Yow, quince paste?! I broke out in a laugh when I moused over the link...igourmet.com!?! When I was still on the islands that was THEE site from which I bought 150 bucks worth of european cheese! (mostly french and italian of course).

Lisa (Homesick Texan)

I'm not a huge cauliflower fan but since in this recipe it's just a vehicle for the manchego, quince and almonds I can't wait to try it!

Bea at La Tartine Gourmande

What an interesting combination of ingredients. I am a big fan of Manchego cheese, but had not heard about quince paste before. Thanks for this great idea! I am curious now to try!

Yvo

Mmm, this looks/sounds so delicious... the combination of ingredients just sounds right. I'll have to attempt this recipe sometime in the coming weeks (not this one as I've been bad and ordered from FreshDirect three times already. Kept forgetting things or they'd leave them out of my order. Yummy. I don't think I've tried quince straight... will have to try some :)

Stephanie Beack

Joyce - it is decadent, but not overwhelmingly so. Best to serve it with something bright and light.

Rowena, aha. Therein lies the difference re: oregano! I forgot you are in the North. My hot southern/Sicilian blood compels me to reach for oregano now and again. Why am I not surprised you and I both have helped keep iGourmet in business??

Lisa, right on, it is the vehicle. Let me know what you think of it after you've tried it out.

Bea, welcome to Scrumptious Street! What a pleasure to have you visit. Let me know what you think of the quince and manchego.. it's also a hit at my cocktail parties. Skewer small pieces of manchego and quince and they'll nibble all night. The two work so very well together.

Stephanie Beack

Yvo, careful -- you may just become addicted! Isn't FreshDirect great? Although, my last two orders have been slightly skewed too so maybe they're a little overloaded at the moment. Let me know when you get to this, I think you'll like it.

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