Beyond the Plate

Best of Sur le Plat 2019
Happy new year to all of the Sur le Plat fans that have faithfully followed me and let me know
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bloody mary
Celebrate the New Year with these Recipes
It’s the close of the first year, 2019, for Sur le Plat and time to review our favorite recipes. It’s
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Culinary Reminiscences: Family Food Memories and Holiday Traditions
I just finished reading “Potlikker Papers, A Food History of the Modern South” by John Edge. I have spent many
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Latest Recipes


Peanut Sauce with Cold Rice Noodles

A good sweet, tart and spicy peanut sauce should be part of every cook's repertoire. Peanut sauces are used by...

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Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp cakes are served in many areas throughout Asia. They are sweet with the flavor of fresh shrimp and best...

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Blackberry Jam Cake

Jams add moisture and intense fruit flavor to cakes and tarts like this blackberry jam cake. This loaf cake is...

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Welcome to My Kitchen!

I love anything associated with food and creating beautiful, eye appealing and tasty meals. I love to use my antique damask linens, heirloom silver, family china, odd wine glasses and pieces from my pottery collection. “Sur le Plat” represents the entire planning process from menu details, going to the market or the grocery, ironing the linens, setting the table, cutting fresh flowers or greenery from the garden, and preparing the fresh ingredients for a meal. It’s about creating an ambience and a story to share with family and friends as we celebrate food together.

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