Chocolate! Baguette! Olive Oil! Sea Salt!

by | Feb 1, 2009 | Food | 6 comments

Here you see the recipe that I tore out of the Portland Press Herald, ripping it with my teeth, hands shaking. I barely read the Press Herald’s food section any more, especially not the recipes, especially since now we’re getting the New York Times. But while skimming the menu for some article about tapas, the title of this recipe seared itself deep into my brain, and, being the sweet + salt addict that I am, I jumped up, ran twice in a circle to survey the room for scissors, and then just tore the recipe out sans scissors, sans neatness, lest I somehow forget to remember this whole brilliant foodie concept.

At the risk of sounding like I need to change the name of this blog to “Sweet and Salty All the Time” — just look at the wondrousness going on here. You take a baguette, slice it up, drizzle on very good olive oil and very good salt, sprinkle on very good chocolate, and broil briefly. I am already in trouble after reading in Wondertime that you can take good chocolate and just sprinkle sea salt right on it (because…why not?). All I can say is it’s a darn good thing I don’t generally keep baguettes around the house.


  1. Julie

    That recipe looks amazing! I’d be so psyched if someone brought me a tart with salt sprinkled all over it.

    I hate to break it to you, but you might want to get used to cooking with Nora attached to your leg. The kids are all over me when I cook. You can get the to help, or you can give them snack buffet on the floor, but they always end up wrapped around your legs.

  2. Anne

    Chocolatebaguettewitholiveoilandseasalt chocolatebaguettewitholiveoilandseasalt chocolatebaguettewitholiveoilandseasalt chocolatebaguettewitholiveoilandseasalt

    I need to lie down.

  3. Christina

    yeah- i am aware she’ll be attached to my legs for a while- but we’re at a total destructive stage right now where there is no focus, just random pulling out of drawers and throwing the contents on the floor, digging in the trash, etc. So I only cook more complicated dishes when Erik is home- and he’s rarely home!

  4. sarah

    Ditto Anne.

  5. sutswana

    I love Anne Mahle and actually go out of my way to read her stuff on Wednesdays. Somehow I missed this one, though. Thanks!


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