Best Food Reading for 03/15/2016

U.S. Wins World Championship Cheese Contest for the First Time in 30 Years | Food & Wine “We know that America makes amazing cheeses, but for all too long our delicious domestic offerings have gone underappreciated by the rest of the world. Finally, though, our curds are getting the praise they…

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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 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 12/11/2015

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 11/16/2015

Pumpkin Gruyère Gratin with Thyme recipe | Epicurious.com “Any kind of firm, sweet pumpkin or squash can be used for this recipe. If you want a shortcut, you can buy pre-cubed butternut squash. Just make sure the surface of the squash looks fresh and moist.” tags: f pumpkin gruyère Stuffing…

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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 10/16/2015

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 10/11/2015

Ratatouille Toasts with Fried Eggs Recipe – Zoe Nathan | Food & Wine “Enchiladas aren’t just for dinner! Your brunch party guests will love this morning time twist.” tags: f eggs brunch Persian Herbed Frittatas with Fenugreek (Kookoo Sabzi) Recipe | SAVEUR “This variant of the classic Iranian frittata-like egg…

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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 10/03/2015

Here’s the Original Bananas Foster | SAVEUR “Ralph Brennan of the legendary Brennan’s in New Orleans shares the inspiration behind one of the Big Easy’s signature sweets” tags: f bananas foster Baked Pasta Dishes | Food & Wine “These comforting recipes include star chef Grant Achatz’s perfect mac and cheese,…

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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 08/25/2015

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 08/22/2015

A Craft Beer Lover’s Guide to America | Food & Wine “With Portland, Oregon, as their epicenter, America’s genius brewers are opening new tasting rooms, taprooms and massive beer gardens. Here, exciting updates in the craft-beer movement.” tags:f craft beer america food This Man Is Making Kimchi Taste Like Bourbon…

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What I’m Reading on 10/22/2013

Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives | ZDNet “Never forget that Ubuntu Touch is what Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, sees as Ubuntu’s real future. The Linux desktop is great, but it shows little sign of paying back Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth’s investment. Ubuntu’s commercial future lies with the OpenStack…

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Will video games make desktop Linux into a killer consumer platform?

I had an interesting email exchange over the weekend with a reader of this blog who was wondering if video game producers targeted desktop Linux as platform then would this significantly increase adoption of Linux over Windows? Alternatively, those same producers could help ensure that their games worked under Windows…

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