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From left: Fish and Chips, Malt Vinegar Slaw

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SET THE SCENE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Serving a meal on disposable dinnerware is easy:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Just gather a few basic materials, and it’s a wrap!

                                                                                                                                    RECIPES BY NICK FAUCHALD; FOOD STYLING BY VIVIAN JAO; PROP STYLING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FISH AND CHIPS                           BROWICE CREAM SANDWICHES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SERVE IN Origami    boxes                SERVE IN Parchment    wrappers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MATERIALS Craft or butcher paper,        MATERIALS Parchment     paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           rubber stamps or markers (optional)      (available at grocery stores),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PREP Cut the paper into 12-inch          Johnson & Johnson first-aid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           squares and decorate with stamps         waterproof tape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           or markers. (For folding instructions,   PREP Cut the paper into 5-by-6-inch

                                                                                                                                    BY LUCY ATTWATER; ORIGAMI BY YUKIKO KODA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           visit          rectangles. Wrap each sandwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SHORTCUT Instead of folding the          like a present and seal with tape.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           boxes, double paper lunch bags           SHORTCUT Wrap in aluminum foil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and snip off or roll down the tops.
                          Call it a disposable feast:                     very great dinner party ends with an hour or two of                                                                                                                                       SPICY CHICKPEA SNACK MIX
                                                                          dirty work—unless you can figure out a way around the
                    At this smartly designed party,                       dishwashing. Graphic designers Willy Schwenzfeier and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MALT VINEGAR SLAW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SERVE IN Chinese   takeout boxes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SERVE IN Paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Craft or butcher paper,
                       the dinnerware gets tossed.                        Patrick Fenton have invited friends over for a casual                                                                                            MATERIALS Paper takeout boxes            colorful stickers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ($5.50 for 50,,           PREP Cut the paper into 8-inch
                                                               summer supper, and they’re serving all of their food on, in or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           disposable chopsticks ($.60 for          squares, roll into a cone shape
                                  PHOTOGR APHY BY JIM FRANCO   wrapped with paper. After the guests polish off the last of the                                                                                             30 pairs,           and seal with a sticker.
                                                               ice-cream dessert, every cup, plate and makeshift origami bowl                                                                                              SHORTCUT Ask a Chinese restaurant        SHORTCUT Serve in paper or
                                                               will go in the trash. Total cleanup time: 2.5 minutes.                                                                                                      to sell you boxes and chopsticks.        aluminum-foil muffin cups.

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       SH OP
                                                                                                                                                                                       Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                                       MAKES 8 SANDWICHES
                                                                                                                                                                                       PREP TIME 30 min (plus freezing)
                                                                                                                                                                                       COOK TIME 12 min

                                                                                                                                                                                       1½ sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter,
                                                                                                                                                                                           plus more for greasing
       NO-FUSS FRYING A tabletop                                                                                                                                                       ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
       fryer makes for easy cooking.                                                                                                                                                   1½ cups granulated sugar
       We used ours to precook
                                                                                                                                                                                       2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
       the potatoes (instead of
                                                                                                                                                                                       2 large eggs
       boiling them) before the final
       fry—this dirtied one less pot,                                                                                                                                                  1 cup all-purpose flour
       and the kitchen stayed cool.                                                                                                                                                    Pinch of salt
                                                                                                                                                                    Bourbon Iced Tea
                                                                                                                                                                                       1½ quarts ice cream (any flavor),
                                                                                                                                                               Spicy Chickpea
                                                                                                                                                               Snack Mix
                                                                                                                                                                                       1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a
                                                                                                                                                                                       12-by-16-inch jelly-roll pan or rimmed
                                                                                                                                                                                       baking sheet with aluminum foil,
                                                                                                                                                                                       tucking the foil around the edges of
                                                                                                                                                                                       the pan. Butter the foil.
                                                                                                                                                                                       2. In a medium saucepan over low
                                                                                                                                                                                       heat, melt the butter. Remove from
                                                                                                                                                                                       the heat and whisk in the cocoa
                                                                                                                                                                                       powder, sugar and vanilla until
                                                                                                                                                                                       smooth. Add the eggs, 1 at a time,
                                                                                                                                                                                       stirring after each addition. Add the
                                                                                                                                                                                       flour and salt and stir until smooth.
                                             Hosts Willy Schwenzfeier (center) and Patrick Fenton (right) deal with paper every day, designing business                                3. Scrape the batter into the prepared
                                             cards, wedding invitations and brochures at their graphic-design studio, Swayspace ( They                                  baking pan and smooth into an even
                                             print most of their work, including the invitations to this party, on antique letterpress machines.
                                                                                                                                                                                       ⅛-inch-thick layer. Bake until the
                                                                                                                                                                                       surface feels dry, about 10 minutes.
                                                                                                                                                                                       (The brownie should be soft.) Let
                                                                                                                                                                                       cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Invert
      Fish and Chips                                       golden at the edges, about 3 minutes per           Malt Vinegar Slaw                                                        the pan to release the brownie and
      8 SERVINGS                                           batch (allow the oil to return to 325° between     8 SERVINGS                                       WEB                     carefully remove the foil. Using the
      PREP TIME 30 min                                     batches). Transfer the partially cooked            PREP TIME 30 min (plus chilling)                                         pan, press down firmly on the brownie
      COOK TIME 1 hr                                       potatoes to paper towels and let cool while                                                                                 to flatten. Let cool 30 minutes,
                                                           you prepare the fish.                              1 head green cabbage, shredded                                           pressing occasionally to flatten.
      Vegetable oil, for frying                            2. Heat the frying oil to 375°. In a medium        1 head radicchio, shredded                                               4. Cut the brownie into 2-by-4-inch
      4 large russet potatoes                              bowl, whisk the beer into 1½ cups of the flour     1 large carrot, coarsely grated                                          rectangles, discarding the tough
      One 12-ounce bottle of beer                          until smooth. Season the fish with salt and        1 small red onion, thinly sliced                                         edges. Working quickly, spread a
          (preferably ale)                                 pepper. Place the remaining ½ cup of flour on      1 cup mayonnaise                                                         1-inch layer of the softened ice cream
      2 cups all-purpose flour                             a plate. Dredge the fish in the flour, shake off   ¼ cup coarse-grain mustard                                               onto a brownie, top with a second
      3 pounds cod or haddock fillets,                     any excess flour, then dip in the beer batter.     ½ cup malt vinegar                                                       brownie, wrap in parchment paper
          cut into 1-inch strips                           Slowly lower the battered fish into the hot oil    2 tablespoons granulated sugar                                           and freeze immediately. Repeat with
      Salt and freshly ground pepper                       and fry, a few pieces at a time, until golden      Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)                                   the remaining brownies.
      1 teaspoon chili powder                              brown, about 4 minutes per batch (allow            Salt and freshly ground pepper
      ½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning                         the oil to return to 375° between batches).        Hot sauce
      Malt vinegar                                         Transfer the fried fish to the prepared baking     ½ cup hulled sunflower seeds
                                                           sheet in the oven and keep warm.
      1. Preheat the oven to 200°. Line a baking           3. Meanwhile, stir together the chili powder,      In a large bowl, combine the cabbage,
      sheet with parchment paper and place in the          Old Bay Seasoning and 1 teaspoon of salt.          radicchio, carrot and onion. In a small
      oven. In a deep fryer or a deep pot fitted           With the oil at 375°, fry the potatoes a           bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise,
      with a candy thermometer, heat 3 to 4 inches         second time, in 3 or 4 batches, until crisp        mustard, malt vinegar, granulated sugar
      of oil to 325°. Peel the potatoes and cut into       and golden brown, about 4 minutes per              and lemon juice and season to taste with
      ½-inch-thick sticks, placing them in a large         batch. Remove the chips to fresh paper             salt, pepper and hot sauce. Toss the slaw
      bowl of cold water as you work. Soak for             towels to drain and immediately season             with the dressing, cover with plastic wrap
      5 minutes, drain and pat dry. Fry the                with the spice mixture. Serve the chips            and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, then
      potatoes in 3 or 4 batches until slightly            with the fish and malt vinegar.                    toss with the sunflower seeds.

114                   DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY                                                                                       

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