Best Food Reading for 04/17/2017

Recipe: Joy the Baker’s Shakshuka With Feta and Parsley “With its spicy tomato sauce and poached eggs, Shakshuka is exactly what you need for that weekend brunch spread, says Joy Wilson in her new cookbook” tags: f Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg and Lemon-Mustard Sauce Recipe on Food52 “The sauce…

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Best Food Reading for 01/22/2017

Best Buffalo Brussels Sprouts – How to Make Buffalo Brussels Sprouts “Even if you hate vegetables, you won’t be able to stop eating these highly addictive (and totally disguised) pan-fried Brussels sprouts. Serve with buffalo sauce FTW.” tags: f Cheesy Brussels Sprout Dip – Baked In “Regardless of whether you’re…

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General Reading for 11/20/2016

Pecan Pie Truffles Recipe – NYT Cooking “These festive truffles from Hannah Kaminsky, a columnist at VegNews Magazine, combine the rich flavors of pecan pie under a thin layer of smooth chocolate. Like traditional rum balls, these offer a slightly alcoholic kick, so be sure to monitor any underage guests.”…

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Best Food Reading for 03/18/2016

Naan (Indian Leavened Flatbread) Recipe | SAVEUR “Unlike some other staple Indian breads, which are unleavened and crafted from durum wheat flour, or atta, fluffy naan is made with all-purpose flour and yeast. Traditionally, the dough is slapped against the chimney wall of a clay tandoor oven and baked over…

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Best Food Reading for 02/21/2016

Spanish Braised Chicken with Sherry and Saffron (Pollo en Pepitoria) “To make pollo en pepitoria that was rich but balanced, we brightened the lush nut- and egg yolk–thickened sauce with canned tomatoes (more consistent year-round than fresh tomatoes) and a little lemon juice. Adding some of the braising liquid to…

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Best Food Reading for 02/08/2016

How to Make Buttermilk Ranch in a Jar “My homemade dressing doesn’t try to emulate store-bought versions, because if that’s what you’re craving, then only the original will do. Instead, I’ve come up with a tangy rendition, packed with herbs and with enough body to coat greens and vegetables without…

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Best Food Reading for 01/05/2016

6 Tips (and a Recipe) for the World’s Greatest Spaghetti and Meatballs | Epicurious.com “We spent hours in the Epicurious test kitchen developing a hearty tomato sauce and tender, flavorful meatballs. Sunday suppers will never be the same.” tags: f spaghetti meatballs Julia Child The French Chef- The Omlette Show…

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Best Food Reading for 12/31/2015

Poutine Recipe | SAVEUR “The province’s gastronomic achievements may reach dizzying heights, but Quebec may forever be known as the place where poutine began. An unabashedly savory collage of french-fried potatoes, beef gravy, and squeaky-fresh cheese curds, poutine is perhaps the ultimate late-night snack. This recipes comes to us from…

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Best Food Reading for 12/23/2015

Cardamom Butter Crescents Recipe – NYT Cooking “The egg whites in the batter keep these buttery shortbread-like cookies crumbly and light (and provide a place for all those spare egg whites you accumulate during holiday baking). The cardamom flavor is pronounced, so use the freshest cardamom you can find. These…

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Best Food Reading for 12/18/2015

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes with Monterey Jack and Chipotle Recipe – Justin Chapple | Food & Wine “Chipotles in adobo have a rich and toasty heat that flavors the creamy sauce for this luscious gratin.” tags: f potatoes Pizzoccheri Gratin Recipe – Jonathon Sawyer | Food & Wine “In Northern Italy,…

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Best Food Reading for 12/17/2015

Spaghetti and Meatballs All’Amatriciana recipe | Epicurious.com “Spaghetti and meatballs get spiced up with a classic Italian sauce. All’amatriciana hails from Amatrice, a town northeast of Rome. Classic all’amatriciana sauce is made from tomatoes, guanciale (salt-cured pig’s jowl), and hot peppers. Here, bacon stands in for the guanciale.” tags: f…

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Best Food Reading for 12/11/2015

7 Showstopping Prime Rib Roasts to Make for Christmas | Food & Wine “A tender, juicy prime rib roast is the perfect Christmas dinner centerpiece. Not only will it be the most impressive (and delicious) thing on the table, but it’s also easy to make.” tags: f christmas prime Classic…

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Best Food Reading for 12/02/2015

IBM Watson Outputs Recommended Original Turkey Recipe for Holidays – Fortune “When asked if Watson had a preferred roast turkey recipe, an IBM spokeswoman said such a simple dish is “a little less typical of the types of recipes Chef Watson will generate.”” tags: f ibm watson turkey Bread Crumb…

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Best Food Reading for 11/06/2015

Carrot Ginger Soup | The Splendid Table “This bright soup is super healthy with a flavorful kick. The addition of orange juice intensifies the flavor.” tags: f carrot ginger soup Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes Recipe – Bon Appétit “We wish we could take credit for this double-dairy, paprika-dusted masterpiece of…

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Best Food Reading for 11/05/2015

How to Understand and Enjoy Cheesesteaks | Lucky Peach “Philadelphia and cheesesteaks: two nouns synonymous in the annals of our national culinary lore. Popular history goes that sometime in the 1930s, Pat and Harry Olivieri operated a hot dog cart in South Philly, one that would soon become Pat’s King…

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Best Food Reading for 11/02/2015

Vermont Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Recipe – NYT Cooking “To some, Cheddar is synonymous with Vermont, even if it is produced in several other states, too. For most, mashed potatoes are an absolute essential for a proper Thanksgiving table. Combining them seems natural, whether customary or not. Using two-year-old aged Vermont…

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Best Food Reading for 10/28/2015

The Fight for Authentic Barbecue – The New Yorker “Rocky Mount is within the eastern North Carolina sphere of influence, where barbecue means the whole hog, chopped, with a vinegar-based sauce that is flavored with pepper. To the west of the DMZ lies territory controlled by the forces of what…

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Best Food Reading for 10/20/2015

Recipe: Slow-Cooked Brisket and Onions — Slow Cooker Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn “Brisket has some of the richest natural flavor of any cut of meat. It needs very little other than a good sear, which helps concentrate the flavor, and a small mountain of lightly caramelized onions…

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Best Food Reading for 10/16/2015

The Ultimate Guide to Soy Sauce | Epicurious.com “Light vs dark, naturally brewed vs chemically produced: here’s how to know which sauce to buy.” tags:f soy sauce Rosemary Chicken, Bacon and Potato Soup | Food & Wine “Potatoes and bacon make this hearty chicken soup extra satisfying.” tags:f rosemary chicken…

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Best Food Reading for 10/08/2015

Salmon, Red Quinoa, and Arugula Salad Recipe | Epicurious.com “Spicy harissa, a hot pepper sauce, plays off sweet raisins perfectly.” tags:f salmon quinoa salad 10 Vital Grill Tips from the World’s Biggest Barbecue Competition | FWx “Last weekend, 618 teams—both professional and amateur—and over 50,000 fans descended upon Arrowhead Stadium…

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Best Food Reading for 10/07/2015

Why Is Everybody Freaking Out About Coal-Fired Pizza? | Food Republic “The century-old tradition has become increasingly fashionable outside of its usual environs” tags:f pizza The Only Thing Better Than Vodka Sauce Is Spicy Vodka Sauce – Bon Appétit “The magic trifecta of shallots, garlic, and tomato paste combine to…

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Best Food Reading for 10/05/2015

Potato Side Dishes | Food & Wine “We love these tasty, comforting potato side dishes that range from scalloped potatoes to lemony roasted fingerlings.” tags:f potato Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe – Ian Knauer | Food & Wine “Roasting the butternut squash makes for a tender and creamy sauce.” tags:f squash…

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Best Food Reading for 09/24/2015

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away | Serious Eats “But there’s also a mysterious, myth-packed lore when it comes to cast iron pans. On the one hand there’s the folks who claim you’ve got to treat your cast iron cookware like a delicate…

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Best Food Reading for 09/14/2015

Cajun Shrimp Stew With Potatoes “Authentic Cajun dishes typically include three important ingredients, bell peppers, onions and celery. These are combined with aromatic herbs and spices such as cayenne, bay leaf, black pepper and parsley. This creates a distinctive flavor which has now become unique to Cajun cooking. The main…

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Best Food Reading for 09/08/2015

Foolproof 2-Minute Hollandaise | Serious Eats “Unraveling the mysteries of home cooking through science.” tags: f Hollandaise Super Eggs Benedict | Egg Recipes | Jamie Oliver “I do love eggs Benedict. Hot fluffy muffins are important, but really good wafer-thin smoked ham is essential. For fun, I’ve given you a…

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Best Food Reading for 09/05/2015

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from Seed | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building tags: f Avocado Fresh Plum Tomato Sauce Recipe : Food Network “Recipe courtesy of Talluto’s. SHOW: Ciao America with Mario Batali” tags: f plum tomato sauce Pork Shoulder Roast with Citrus Mojo…

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Best Food Reading for 08/28/2015

SAVEUR Basics: How to Make Compound Butter | SAVEUR “That’s why we love compound butters. Anything you can imagine—herbs, zests, salts, seaweed, cheeses, chiles, jerky, syrups, fruit—can be incorporated into this instant condiment. Depending on the ingredients, compound butters will keep for a very long time in the fridge, and…

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Best Food Reading for 08/25/2015

Inside the Maple Syrup Beat: Reporter’s Notebook – The New York Times “Until I wrote about a very unusual robbery three years ago, I really did not know much about the industry that produces most of the syrup bottled by Maple Joe and other processors around the world. It is,…

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Best Food Reading for 08/17/2015

No Sugar Dry Barbecue Rub Recipe – Food.com “Gives a rich full American barbecue flavor. Rub it on whole or chicken pieces, pork, beef or fish. Low cost to make and stores well without refrigeration. We sometimes sprinkle on salads for a sparkling flavor.” tags: f barbecue sugar recipe dry…

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What I’m Reading on 10/14/2014

Hungarian Meatballs recipe on Food52.com “This recipe is a weekend project, best attempted with a friend. But believe us, after doing all the chopping and measuring, you will not be let down. Bogre’s meatballs defy gravity, and the spicy sauce pulses with paprika, rosemary and mushrooms. A few tips: mix…

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What I’m Reading on 12/28/2013

Homemade Sriracha “The keys to this much-improved homemade Sriracha were a longer fermentation and the addition of smoked sea salt and xanthan gum. The change that made the biggest difference, however, was mixing in some green jalapeños and serranos. The milder green peppers mellowed out the up-front heat present in…

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