A la Plancha
Cooking "a la plancha" is virtually smoke-free, energy efficient and sears like a dream—it’s not hard to see why this technique has become so popular lately. Many ingredients benefit from a little time on these traditional Spanish flattops, from tender green beans to hearty beef tenderloin.
News of McDonald’s new test burger spread quickly through the blogsphere today. Because bloggers stumbled across at least two markets where the new English Pub Burger is being tried, there’s no doubt as to the composition of the item: A one-third-pound Angus patty dressed with grilled onions, steak sauce and Dijon mustard, served atop an “artisan” bun, in keeping with the fast-food trend of using better bread.