Brie Crostini With Cranberry Salsa. Contrast Podcast Festive Fifty 2013 Voting Time!

Brie Crostini With Cranberry Salsa

The shortlist is in for the Contrast Podcast Festive Fifty 2013. If you would like to weigh in on the final results, here is your chance to vote. James, who handles the stats, has outlined the instructions.

1. From the list below, pick your 10 favorite songs
2. Arrange them in order from 1-10 with 1 being your most favorite.
3. If you choose to, you can give a negative vote to any one song.
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5. Send your vote to The votes are due by midnight 11/24 PACIFIC Time. That’s 3 am 11/25 on the East Coast and 8 am 25/11 in the UK.

A$AP Rocky – 1Train
Alice Boman – Waiting
Allison Crowe – Words
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Arcade Fire – It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes
Atoms For Peace – Dropped
Bahamas – Please Forgive My Heart
Bastille – Pompeii
Baths – No Eyes
Capital Cities – Safe and Sound
Chance the Rapper – Interlude (That’s Love)
Charlotte Church – Glitterbombed
Chrvches – The Mother We Share
Chvrches – Recover
Cuddly Shark – Broken Arm
Daft Punk – Doin’ it Right
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
David Bowie – Valentine’s Day
David Bowie – Where Are We Now
Dawes – From a Window Seat
Deerhunter – Back to the middle
Dessa – Fighting Fish
Dessa – Skeleton Key
Eels – Kinda Fuzzy
Elvis Costello & The Roots – Walk Us Uptown
Escondido – Black Roses
Fe – She Came
Fitz and the Tantrums – 6AM
Fitz and the Tantrums – Out of My League
Foals – Late Night
Foxygen – San Francisco
Frank Turner – Recovery
Frightened Rabbit – Dead Now
Half Moon Run – Full Circle
Here Is Your Temple – So High
High Highs – Open Season
Hive Bent – The Observer
Internet Forever – Cover The Walls (Dreamtrak Diamond Sound)
James Blake – Retrograde
James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier
Janelle Monae – Dance Apocalyptic
Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N.
Jason Isbell – Cover Me Up
Jason Isbell – Songs That She Sang in the Shower
John Grant – Black Belt
John Grant – GMF
Johnny Marr – The Messenger
Joseph Arthur – Saint of Impossible Causes
Josh Ritter – Joy To You Baby
Josh Ritter – New lover
Kanye West – Blood on the Leaves
Kanye West – Bound 2
Katie Herzig – Nothing! Shhhhhhhhhhhh
Kopecky Family Band – Wandering Eyes
Kurt Vile – Wakin On a Pretty Day
Lana Del Rey – Ride
Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful
Laura Mvula – Make Me Lovely
London Grammar – Strong
Lorde – Royals
Lorde – Tennis Court
Luke Haines – Rock & Roll Animals
Man Man – Head on
Mavis Staples – I like the things about me
Midlake – Antiphon
Moby – Almost Home
MS MR – Hurricane
New Politics – Harlem
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street
Nine Inch Nails – Copy of A
Olafur Arnalds – So Close
OMD – Helen of Troy
Phosphorescent – A Song For Zula
Pixies – Bagboy
Pixies – Indie Cindy
Possessed by Paul James – Songs We Used To Sing
Public Service Broadcasting – London Can Take It
Run the Jewels – Get It
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
Sam Baker – Isn’t Love Great
San Fermin – Sonsick
Savages – Husbands
Sigur Ros – Isjaki
Sigur Ros – Kveikur
Smallpools – Dreaming
Sparrow & The Workshop – Shock Shock
Speedy Ortiz – Tiger Tank
Steve Adamyk Band – Had a Heartattack
Steve Mason – Oh My Lord
Superhuman Happiness – Baby can I hold you tonight
Teleman – Steam Train Girl
The Boxer Rebellion – Diamonds
The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build a Home
The Civil Wars – The One That Got Away
The Head and the Heart – Shake
The Joy Formidable – Silent Treatment
The National – Don’t Swallow the Cap
The National – I Should Live in Salt
Tiny Ruins – Cold Comfort
Tom Odell – Another Love
Tricky – Nothing’s Changed
Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
Vampire Weekend – Ya Hey
Vanilla – Fancy Clown Re-flip
Vienna Teng – The Hymn of Acxiom
Volcano Choir – Comrade
Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running

Here’s a festive starter that is perfect this time of year. The cranberry salsa packs a punch of flavor without too much heat. It’s wonderful served over creamy brie on a crisp slice of baguette as well as by itself with crackers.

Brie Crostini With Cranberry Salsa
Brie Crostini With Cranberry Salsa


2 cups fresh cranberries
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 small red or green jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced
Brie, sliced
1 baguette, sliced
Olive oil


1. Process the cranberries in a food processor until finely chopped.

2. Place cranberries in a bowl and add the green onions, jalapeño, sugar, a pinch of salt, cilantro, lemon juice, zest and ginger. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
 Cranberry Salsa
Cranberry Salsa

3. When ready to serve, place sliced baguette on a sheet pan and brush the tops lightly with olive oil. Bake at 350℉ for 5 to 7 minutes or until toasted. Top toasted baguette with a slice of brie and a bit of the salsa.

Serves 8
Brie Crostini With Cranberry Salsa

I’m a fool for all things Ben Folds. Broken Piano makes my 2013 Festive Fifty list.

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