We challenged our team to make a favorite dish from the Go Ahead Tours cookbook—and, whether it's a meal from traveling on tour or a hometown favorite, they delivered! See the dishes they picked, get the recipes, and whip up your own meal at home to join us in the Go Ahead Tours Cookbook Challenge.
I guess crêpes remind me of my trips to France! Paris is one of my favorite cities. The first crêpe I ever had was on a cold November evening under the Eiffel Tower. The crêpe kept me warm and I just remember sitting there staring up at the tower lit up, thinking, wow.
My partner and I were looking for an escape—we wish we were in France right now! So we made the ratatouille, lit some candles, and pretended we were at a bistro, rather than Boston (most of the credit goes to him!).
I love recipes that are easy with minimal ingredients so that the ingredients shine. When I saw that brigadeiros have four ingredients, and can all be done without turning on the oven, and had a lot of chocolate—I just had to make some!
I really love custards and creamy desserts like panna cotta; I’m not a pie or cake or pastry girl really (not too huge on sweet desserts at all, truth be told). I’d never made it before, and it looked delicious!
Well, I had all the ingredients in the house, and it was vegetarian—but most importantly I’m from North Carolina originally, and cornbread reminds me of home!
I chose puttanesca because it's one of my favorite pasta dishes! I always used to order this dish at a local Italian restaurant I would go to with my family. I’ve made it before but I’d never made the version in the Go Ahead cookbook so I’d thought I would give it a go!