In this monthly series, I commit to cooking whatever is on the cover of Bon Appetit, Saveur or maybe some other food magazine. There’s a reason these particular dishes are on the cover – they’re usually the best recipes in the magazine.
I guess you could say I cooked the cover of Bon Appetit’s October 2014 issue, if you’re willing to overlook the facts that I didn’t make my own sauce, got lazy and didn’t make homemade crust (even though I know how to now), forgot to buy fresh mozzarella and just used the cheap stuff, and only used one type of soppressata. I mean, sometimes life just happens. Also, many of Bon Appetit’s recipes are simply too complicated for me. And I’m willing to guess that if they’re too complicated for somebody who spends half her day in the kitchen, then they’re probably too complicated for the average Joe. Regardless, the combination of soppressata and fennel was a winner.
Speaking of The Average Joe, I noticed while I was in Italy that there were A LOT of guys named Fabio around. Most of them were just totally average looking. So, I’m thinking that in Italy, The Average Joe = The Average Fabio?
For more recipes straight from the cover of food magazines, check out my Cook The Cover Archive!