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1) Figuring out how to do comparative effectiveness research is complicated.

2) If you're comparing Code Pink to Glenn Beck, you've lost the equivalence argument.

3) Ta-Nehisi Coates has a nuanced, thoughtful take on Huckabee's clemency problem.

4) Brad Plumer has a thoughtful and nuanced take on the climate change e-mails.

Recipe of the day: Smitten Kitchen has a thoughtful and nuanced take on braising Brussels sprouts.

I'll be on the Rachel Maddow show at 10:40 eastern (it's an hour later due to the president's speech), providing a thoughtful and nuanced take on health-care reform.

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Full disclosure: I freakin' love brussels sprouts. Here's the best preparation I've come up with:
wash sprouts
chop proportionate amount of shallots
put sprouts and shallots into cast iron pan
add liberal amount of olive oil
add tamari
add black pepper
roast covered on an open-flame grill, medium heat, until cooked to texture of your preference.

This can be done in the oven, surely, but preparing them on the grill adds a smoky, rich dimension that I've been unable to capture any other way.

Additionally, the shallots mesh with the sprouts incredibly well. Sure, onion and garlic will do the trick, but shallots are absolutely perfect. I intend to try leeks as well, thinking it may have the same impact as shallots.

Posted by: deanlambrecht | December 1, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Brussels sprouts are only classified as 'food' because they're the perfect distance weapon in a food fight: they're small and compact, so they can be thrown at a target across the room with great accuracy. And they make a satisfying SPLAT! on arrival.

This is a Brussels sprout's highest and best use.

Posted by: rt42 | December 2, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Oh please, anything cooked with enough bacon or pancetta is edible. Anything.

Posted by: J_Bean | December 2, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

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