What Are Some Good Recipes From "The Talk"?

What Are Some Good Recipes From "The Talk"?

Tanya Holland's rice salad and Susan Feniger's cheddar grits with bacon and red chard are two recipes from "The Talk." Holland and Feniger are accomplished, successful restaurant owners and award-winning cookbook authors.

To make Tanya Holland's rice salad, cook 2 cups of long grain white rice according to package instructions. Cool the rice, and then toss it in a large bowl with the kernels of 1 ear of corn, 1 small diced zucchini, 1 bunch thin asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces and 1 cup slivered almonds.

Also toss 1/4 cup diced pickles, 1/2 cup dried currants, 1/4 cup each thinly sliced basil and mint and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. In another smaller bowl, whisk together 2 cloves garlic grated on a Microplane, 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil.

For Susan Feniger's cheddar grits recipe, add 1 pound unsalted butter, 4 cups heavy cream, 8 cups water and 1 tablespoon salt to a large pot . Bring to a boil, and then slowly whisk in 5 cups instant grits. Keep whisking until the mixture thickens, and then whisk in 4 cups packed grated cheddar.

Cool the grits on two half parchment-lined sheets, cut into 2-inch cubes and set aside. Saute 4 cups of bacon cut into batons and 1 1/2 red onion, julienned. Add the cubed grits and saute. Toss with 5 bunches red chard, julienned. Add salt to taste, and stir to wilt the red chard.