Monday, October 17, 2011

Peasant Food

We are getting back to simple this week with our theme of Peasant Food.

Peasant Foods are rustic, traditional dishes that are specific to a particular culture and made from inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients and are usually homey and humble fare.

Peasant Foods were so called as they were the diet of peasants, tenant or poorer farmers and their farm workers, and other cash-poor people, making them perfect for today's economy.

Characteristic recipes often include hearty one-dish meals like soups, stews and casseroles, vegetables, beans, breads and pastas, so it should be easy to find a Tessa Kiros recipe to make and enjoy!

Make and post your Peasant Food post by Sunday, October 23rd. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

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If you missed the From the Orchard theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the fruit-filled fare that everyone made! Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Tessa Kiros right if you've linked up, please be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!

We can't wait to see what kind of delicious Peasant Food you discover!

(Paintings from top: 1. Peasants Breaking Bread, 14th Century Paris / 2. Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace, Vincent van Gogh / 3. The Afternoon Meal by Evert Pieters / 4. Woman Grinding Maize, Diego Rivera / 5. The Meal by Paul Gauguin)

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Peasant Food-Tessa Kiros* Participants

1. Mika-Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach and Cornbread
2. Pierce - Rustic Roast Chicken with Delicious Potatoes
3. Heather ~Soutzoukakia
4. Michelle~Baked Chickpeas
5. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Rigatoni with Tomato, Eggplant, and Ricotta
6. Deb in Hawaii--Baked Feta w/ Lettuce Salad
7. Kayte - Sausages and Beans
8. Natashya - Rice Pudding
9. Kim - Risotto with Fried Egg
10. Andreas - Pasta with Pumpkin


Mika said...

I am loving the themes! It really pushes you to dig a little deeper in the cookbooks and find something you feel matches the theme of the week. I really enjoyed this one! I guess I'm a peasant at heart...... ;)

NKP said...

Lovely! I love the pictures, very creative. An art history lesson - so inspiring!

NKP said...

Mika - so glad you like them!
I agree, there is something about peasant food that is soul-satisfying.

Heather S-G said...

I have always loved "peasant food"...they hominess...earthiness...rustic quality. You chose such fantastic illustrations this week, Deb. I feel cozy ;)

NKP said...

Pierce's Rustic Roast Chicken with Potatoes is up!
(no, my linking services do not cost extra. ;-)

Heather S-G said...

My Soutzoukakia is up. So. Darn. Tasty.

Michelle B said...

Made Baked Chickpeas (or chicken pebbles) this week. I saw that Deb made this over the summer and liked it. We also thought it was very good. Really liking Tessa Kiros!

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

My peasant dish is up, using eggplant and parsley from my garden :) So proud since it was our first every "garden". Fun theme this week, almost everyone needs the eat like a peasant these days!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I just posted Baked Feta along with a Lettuce Salad--simple, rustic and very enjoyable.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Michelle--glad you enjoyed the chickpeas too. I really liked them when I reviewed the book. I may have to make them again some time for IHCC.

Kayte said...

Sausages and Beans, it has some fancy Italian name Salsicce e Fagioli, but basically it's jazzzed up beanie weenies! :-) And delicious!

NKP said...

Rice pudding in da house! Mmm, I think I need to go visit the fridge now...

Kim said...

My risotto with fried egg is up. Loved this week's theme!

Andreas said...

Post is up.

Great illustrations this week.