In a recent post, the gourmet food blogger Dan Kranish outlined his five favorite gourmet foods, and the five gourmet options he used to decide on the top three.
I was curious to see if anyone had tried making any of them, so I called Dan and asked if he would be interested in writing up a guide on making gourmet meals.
Dan agreed, but we also wanted to see what kind of foods he liked and disliked, and if he could help us find recipes.
I wanted to know how Dan’s top five gourmets turned out.
He told me he had no idea how many of his favorites had been made.
We’ll try to put together a list of gourmet items and try to come up with a recipe for each one.
This is a guide to his favorite gourmand foods, as well as his five other favorites.
Cheesecake, by Dan Krantish and David Krantisch, New York Times best seller and author of The Cheesemaker’s Companion (2008) 2.
Pecan Pie, by Julie Wahl, New England Journal of Medicine, January/February 2016 3.
Cheezy Peanut Butter Sandwich, by Sue Taggart, Washington Post, January 18, 20184.
Cheesy Potato Salad, by Michael Deacon, Washington Times, January 14, 20185.
Chewy Potato Salad Sandwich, Chewy Peanut Sauce Sandwich, and Cheese Cheese Sandwich, New Zealand Journal of Food Science and Technology, January 1, 20186.
Cheezburger Sandwich, the Cheez-it Burger, by David S. and Sharon H. Hargrove, Food and Wine, February 13, 20187.
Sweet Potato Potato Salad with Peanut Cream Cheese and Peanut Muffins, by Joanne L. Gebbia, The New York Sun, February 11, 20188.
Pâté de Baguette, by Michelle Koehn, The Washington Post Food and Travel Blog, February 16, 20189.
Sweet potato and cheese sandwich, by Sarah E. Moseley, The Chicago Tribune, February 17, 201810.
Cheyenne potato, by Beth P. Miller, Food & Wine, October 24, 201711.
Sweet Corn Casserole with Roasted Carrot, by Maryanne M. B. and Michael C. McCauley, Food Blogger, March 5, 201812.
Peanut and Chocolate Peanut Cheese Sandwich with Nutella, by Rebecca C. Kline, Washington Monthly, April 1, 201713.
Pea and Cheese Sandwich in a Box, by Emily S. Stroud, New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 16, 201714.
Chewable Peanut Cheeze, by Anna P. Brown, Food, Travel, and Style, April 21, 201715.
Cheffy Sandwich, made with chocolate peanut butter, by Julia H. Wylie, Food Lab, March 25, 201816.
Cheep Cheezer Sandwich, an original, by Jenelle A. Oakes, The Huffington Post, April 7, 201817.
The best potato chips in the world, by Kate S. Johnson, New Scientist, April 13, 201918.
Chocolate Pea Soup, by Katie K. Schloss, The Los Angeles Times, April 23, 201919.
Peppers and Cheese with a Spinach and Pea, by Jennifer S. Buhler, New Yorker, May 10, 201920.
The Great Cheeseburger, by Jessica M. Hogue, The Seattle Times, May 19, 201921.
Peas and Rice Salad, made from Peas with Garlic, Rice, and Onion, by Amy L. Miller and Rebecca P. Hensley, Cooking Light, May 31, 201922.
Chicken with Peas, by Megan F. Miller-Tillman, CookingLight, June 2, 201923.
Roasted Beet Salad with Sweet Potato and Tomatoes, by Jennie K. Pang and Michelle L. Bowers, New Republic, June 5, 201924.
Cheese and Onion Cheesecakes, by Samantha C. Stott, Food.com, June 6, 201925.
Spicy Green Bean Salad, with Sweet Pea Puree and Tomato, by Amanda C. Glynn, The American Reader, June 8, 201926.
Chickpea Soup with Chickpeas, with Pea Powder, and Basil, by Ashley A. Pfeiffer, Cooking, June 11, 201927.
Roast Bean and Tomato Soup with Cucumber, with Spicy Garlic and Peas (Serves 2), by Jill D. and Scott C. Lipscomb, Foodie Weekly, June 15, 201928.
Roaster Cheese and Egg Soup with Peaches, Peaches and Sweet Potato Soup, and Garlic Dill, by Kristine J