Relishes typically contain cooked and pickled vegetables; the one here is mouth-tinglingly tangy. James Syhabout of Oakland, California's Commis makes it by pickling shallots, capers, pistachios and pink peppercorns overnight in Champagne vinegar and olive oil. It's awesome on tomatoes, but he also likes using it on fish.
My main beef (ha) with chicken noodle soup is the "stuff" to broth ratio. So when a soup has like 2 1/2 noodles in the whole bowl and a measly bite or two of chicken, well, I'm disappointed, to say the least. If I wanted to drink flavored hot water I'd have some tea instead. But this soup is swimming with the good stuff. Or, should I say "wading" since the broth isn't really that deep at all. I will warn you though: this soup is not as innocent as it might look. Danger Will Robinson: these tiny peppers pack a punch. Would you believe there are only two of these wee firey pods in an entire batch of this soup (all 4 servings of it)? And you will most definitely know they are there; you'll feel it from your tongue to your ear drums. Let's be honest: chicken soup is already a surefire cure for colds. Add to that the fact that spicy foods do wonders to clear out the sinuses... that pretty much makes this soup the be all, end all of cold remedies. But that's not to say you can't enjoy it Stay up to date!
Every year for his birthday, Tim Hollingsworth's mother makes him cheesecake with canned cherries on top. In his clever version, he substitutes goat cheese for the cream cheese and glazed cranberries for the cherries.