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Summer is winding down, but it's not too late to pre-order the Brooklyn Copper Cookware 3 Quart Small Casserole or to get one of the last 2018 Summer Sets!

3 Quart Small Casserole

The Small Casserole is compact enough to come to table but deep enough to fill the ladle again and again. It's what you've come to expect from Brooklyn Copper Cookware: 3mm copper, hand-laid tin, custom Stork iron handles, and like all the best cookware and cooking, it’s made by hand. Topping it off, as with our other casseroles, is a complementary cover.

Three quarts is the perfect size for easy summer suppers. Place a preorder now and you'll be enjoying recipes like Savory Summer Squash Soup (a little further down) before you know it. Click on the button below to provide your information and we'll contact you when your Small Casserole is available and it's time to finalize your order.

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Savory Summer Squash Soup

Serves 4 as a starter, 2 as a main

This recipe originates in Liguria, in the hills along Italy’s north-western coast, and is one of the few from this region to flavor using Parmesan cheese over anchovies. Stewing Parmesan rinds is a great way to impart deeper, funkier umami effects, and the rinds can be reused several times.

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices thick uncured Bacon
  • Refined Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, coarsely chopped
  • Up to ½ cup dry Vermouth
  • 1 - 1.5 pounds Zucchini, Crook Neck, Yellow, or other summer squash, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock
  • Bouquet Garni (thyme, sage, basil, rosemary, parsley, etc.)
  • Thumb-sized chunk of Parmesan rind
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method:

Film the bottom of a deep pot (minimum 3 quart) with olive oil. Heat gently.

Cut the bacon into 2 inch slips and lay into warm pot, cooking until floppy, just barely crisping the edges. Remove and drain, reserving drippings in the pot.

Turn up your heat slightly and add chopped onion, cooking until glassy. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until garlic is faint brown and onion has begun to brown.

Deglaze with ¼ - ½ cup vermouth, stirring to reduce slightly.

Add squash, stock, reserved bacon, parmesan rind and bouquet garni. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, venting slightly.

When the squash is soft enough to mash with a spoon, remove the pot from the heat, remove the bouquet garni and parmesan rind (wrap and refrigerate the rind for another use), add grated parmesan and, preferably using an immersion blender, purée until smooth. If you do not have an immersion blender, ladle batches into a stand blender or food mill and purée smooth, returning to pot when finished.

The fats will emulsify with the starch from the squash and simmering reduces liquid volume by about 20%, which combine to produce a satisfyingly thick soup. You’ll thin it slightly with a final treatment of fresh lemon juice, but if the soup is still too thick, fold stock or water a tablespoon at a time over low heat to reach desired consistency (don’t reboil or you’ll lose the fresh acidity of the lemon). Season to taste, portion and drizzle with EVOO just prior to serving.

We recommend bringing this to table with a selection of brined olives, bread sticks (or ciabatta), soft cheeses and a stony dry white wine (such as Vermentino).

If you’re figuring out what to do with the inevitable end-of-season bumper crop of squash, this recipe freezes very well - just hold off on the addition of the last dosing of lemon juice and EVOO.

Buon Appetito!

Farewell to Summer and the Summer Set!

Sales of our Summer 2018 Set have been brisk! If we don't sell out first we'll close this special right after Labor Day, so don't delay if you want to take advantage of our seasonal bonus offer.

1 Quart Saucepan and 9.5" Sauté with covers

The BCC Summer 2018 Set features the pieces that, no matter how far and wide your batterie de cuisine is fated to range, are always included. We're offering them as a set to help you, or someone lucky enough to know you, get started on the right foot.

For a limited time, your 5.5" Flat Cover is on us!

PURCHASE YOUR SUMMER SET

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