What We're Reading: July 1, 2015


Scientists suggest saving that bread basket for dessert. [NPR


Don't settle for potato salad or corn on the cob: spice up the offerings at your July 4 cookout with these spins on traditional sides. [Serious Eats


With or without seeds, this tip will have you carving up watermelons like a pro. [The Kitchn


Impress your friends by serving sorbet in citrus boats. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 29, 2015


You can totally feel virtuous about turning your banh  into a salad. [Serious Eats


Want to get the most out of your local farmers’ market? Crack open a couple cookbooks. [Food 52


Vintage menus tell the story of Los Angeles’s culinary heritage. [USC


If you have to eat gluten-free crackers, make sure you at least get good ones. [... Read more >

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Recipes: Memorial Day Cookout


With Memorial Day approaching, we're eagerly anticipating the official kickoff to grilling season. On the menu for the weekend? A breezy cocktail, soy-marinated steak, a mind-blowing (seriously) macaroni salad, and port-poached rhubarb paired with creamy homemade ricotta and walnut crumble.


Gin-Gin Mule

Lime juice + mint + gin + ginger beer = a drink that you'll make over and over again all summer.


Grilled Marinated Sirloin with Crisp Ginger, Garlic, and Black Pepper

A smart chef trick: right before serving, top a simple dish with aromatics tossed in hot oil.


Macaroni Salad

Bear with us. Macaroni salad made with homemade mayonnaise is in a category by itself. This version from James... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 20, 2014

Dulce de Leche


The Uruguayan soccer team's performance is suffering due to lack of dulce de leche. [NPR


Was your goat’s milk from Whole Foods was milked by an inmate? [The Atlantic


The U.S. government asks Europe to ease restrictions on genetically-altered food. [NYT


A new Swedish study links summer cookout foods to heart disease. [NBC


Can working in a restaurant make you a nicer... Read more >

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