Recipe Roundup: Labor Day Menu

Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata

 

Pat yourself on the back for all your hard work this Labor Day Weekend with an al fresco feast that highlights end-of-summer bounty. Serve addictive starters with a juicy steak, lots of veggie sides, a refreshing cocktail, and an all-American dessert for a crowd-pleasing affair. Let this long-weekend playbook take the menu-planning off your plate (we are celebrating the labor movement, after all): 

 

Corn Fritters
These sweet-and-salty fritters celebrate a summertime staple, and are guaranteed to disappear faster than you can fry them.

 

Vadouvan-Spiced Deviled Eggs
James Beard's curried deviled eggs get a stylish... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Savoring Summer Fruit

Honeydew Soup

 

August’s bittersweet final days may be upon us, but our CSA boxes and farmers’ market totes still overflow with succulent summer fruit. A few weeks ago, we shared our ultimate guide to fruit desserts, but we know you can’t subsist on sweets alone. To help you revel in the season’s delights without overdosing on cobblers, crisps, and other sugary treats, we’ve compiled a roundup of savory fruit recipes, from chilled soups to crisp salads and gooey sandwiches.

 

Alaskan Dungeness Crab Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Melon
Herbaceous lemon verbena and sweet melon lend a subtle elegance to this simple, refreshing crab salad. 

 

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Daily Digest: March 17, 2014

Expiration

 

Do pantry items really go bad on those expiration dates? Learn which expired food are still okay to eat. [Fox News]

 

It's no secret that Americans dig Guinness, but this dark stout also has a strong following in Africa. [Smithsonian]

 

​Galangal may look like an odd nub of ginger but it is surprisingly sweet and tangy. Learn how to use it in your next meal. [Zester

 

Here's eleven things you probably didn't know about Guinness. [Food Republic]

 

Sonic seasoning: how sound pitch can affect the... Read more >

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JBF Partners with the Clinton Foundation to Launch America Cooks with Chefs: The 800 Calorie Challenge

 

We're excited to announce our new partnership with the Clinton Foundation to launch America Cooks with Chefs: The 800 Calorie Challenge, a cooking competition that will pair six lucky home cooks with six celebrity chef “trainers,” including JBF Award winner Tony Mantuano and Mary Sue Milliken, to create healthy, approachable meals. An online video series will feature an episode with each duo as they take part in an intense, one-day “cooking well kitchen camp” at the chefs’ restaurants, working together to redesign a recipe around healthy nutritional guidelines without sacrificing taste or presentation. The contestants will then attend the 2015 Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) conference in La Quinta, California, where they will bring their new skills to a live cooking challenge at the conference, where a panel of celebrity judges will select a winner.

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Tastebud: Use Your Lemon

lemons

 

“If you’re not cooking with lemons, you’re not really cooking.” This proclamation, uttered by JBF Award winner Sean Brock during his Taste America: Washington, D.C. demo, cast some existential doubts over my own culinary chops. Was I using lemons enough? When had I last bought one to simply to have on hand, without a specific use in mind? If my food hasn’t been seasoned with lemon, is it even food?

 

Well, sure it is, but with unmet potential. Lemons are high in acid, and, like salt, acid triggers your saliva glands. The dissolving power of saliva helps our taste buds derive more flavor (in other words, greater enjoyment) from our food. Zippy lemon also energizes heavier ingredients, transforms texture, and is a great value. Lemon perks up my pancakes, massages my kale salad, and lends a backbone to my cocktail. Whoever coined the phrase, “Now you’re cooking with gas!” had it wrong. They should have invoked the omnipotent lemon... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Dave Arnold

Mixologist Dave Arnold on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On this week's episode of Taste Matters, Dave Arnold, who presides over the forward-thinking mixology program at New York City's Booker and Dax, joined Mitchell Davis to discuss the true meaning of being a chef, mixologist, and food enthusiast. From finding inspiration in local ingredients to using high-tech equipment, chefs are inventing new dishes, techniques, and crafts to keep up with the rapidly expanding industry. Dave also explains how home cooks are evolving, as well—with the vast amount of information available online, people are learning to cook and bake through experimentation at home rather than from first-hand instruction. Listen below to learn more:

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Recipe Roundup: September 16, 2011

eggplantThe blogosphere’s sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let’s face it—a bit daunting. Our recipe roundup does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook! Here’s what we’ll be making over the course of the next week. Red Wine–Chocolate Cake [Smitten Kitchen] This irresistibly fudgy and boozy cake comes together very quickly. Assidat al-Boubar (Pumpkin Halvah) [Saveur] This luscious sweet-and-savory spread is making us eager for this fall's pumpkin harvest. Spicy Melon Salad [Lottie + Doof] Melon reveals its savory side in this Asian-inspired

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Recipe Roundup: August 26, 2011

zucchiniThe blogosphere’s sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let’s face it—a bit daunting. Our new recipe roundup does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook! Here’s what we’ll be making over the course of the next week. Zucchini Gratin with Salsa Verde [I Made That!] A step-by-step guide to cheesy, squash-filled goodness. Hazelnut–Plum Crumb Tart [Smitten Kitchen] This gorgeous, pink-stained tart boasts two layers of brown sugar crumble: one for the topping, the other for the crust, Flash-Cooked Curried Salmon [Mark Bittman] A Middle East-inspired dish

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Recipe Roundup: August 19, 2011

recipe roundupThe blogosphere’s sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let’s face it—a bit daunting. Our new recipe roundup feature does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook! Here’s what we’ll be making over the course of the next week: Summer Squid Salad [Beyond the Plate] Lightly grilled squid tossed with olive oil and fennel makes for a summer salad. Peach–Whiskey Barbecue Chicken [Pioneer Woman] A little messy, but oh-so-satisfying. Gluten-Free Brownies [David Lebovitz] Omitting flour leads to the

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Recipe Roundup: August 12, 2011

summer vegetables

The blogosphere's sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let's face it—a bit daunting. Our new recipe roundup feature does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook!

Here's what we'll be making over the course of the next week:

Corn, Buttermilk, and Chive Popovers [smitten kitchen] Justify your purchase of a single-use pan with these puffy golden biscuits.

Chocolate–Olive Oil Zucchini Bread [Seven Spoons] Just when you thought zucchini bread couldn’t get any better, along comes a loaf that's loaded with half

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