Video: How to Make James Beard's Deviled Crab


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If James Beard said, “I have maintained all my life that this is the best cooked crab I have ever known,” then, well, you just have to make it. The love child of the classic crab... Read more >

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It's Valentine's Day and You Should Go For It

A home-cooked Valentine's Day dinner should be a little over the top. Roast chicken stuffed with foie gras? Bring it. Pasta carbonara topped with Dungeness crabmeat? Of course. Dark Valrhona chocolate baked into individual soufflé cups? It's a special occasion. Now's not the time to hold back. Give it your all with recipes like these:


Roasted Chicken for Two

Can chicken be sexy? This one is.


Crab Carbonara with Meyer Lemon, Black Pepper, and Parsley

You could eat this Lady and the Tramp–style, but chances are you're not going to want to share.


Blackberry-Glazed Lamb Chops

Perfectly cooked, bone-in lamb chops say, "I care enough to buy... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Pasta


Reinvent pasta night with a bowl of one of these impressive but easy-to-make carb-laden entrées.


Crab Carbonara with Meyer Lemon, Black Pepper, and Parsley

Dungeness crabmeat and a squeeze of Meyer lemon juice give the classic carbonara company-worthy panache.


Pappardelle with Duck and Juniper Ragù

Red wine, brandy, and citrus zest intensify this rich, hearty winter dish.


Rao's Cappelletti con Prosciutto e Radicchio

Cappelletti is similar to a freshly made mini tortellini. You can substitute store-bought cheese tortellini or ravioli.

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Recipe Roundup: Simple Summer Seafood


Summertime is all about the water—whether you're swimming in it or eating from it. We crave seafood this time of year, but we like to keep it simple with ceviches, seafood salads, and sandwiches that come together quickly so we can spend less time in the kitchen and more time on the beach.


Lobster Rolls

Is there anything better than sweet chunks of fresh, chilled lobster tossed with mayonnaise (Hellman's, of course) and served in a warm, buttered bun? With cooked lobster meat made ahead of time (or better yet, left over from a lobster boil the night before) this New England classic couldn't be easier to make.


Summer Crab and Tomato Salad

JBF Award winner Donald Link serves this light, flavorful salad with simply dressed watercress... Read more >

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October's Best Recipes

Butternut Squash Soup with Curried Pears and Toasted Pecans

Crab Carbonara with Meyer Lemon, Black Pepper, and Parsley Meyer lemon gives some extra vibrancy to this beloved dish of pasta tangled with crab and bacon. Butternut Squash Soup with Curried Pears and Toasted Pecans You can never have too many variations on this indispensable fall soup in your recipe box. Substitute apples for the pears if you have a lot on hand.

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Recipe: Nico Romo's Curried Crab Soup

Nico Romo's Curried Crab Soup This makes-itself soup from Nico Romo of Charleston's Fish gets some big kick from red curry paste and sriracha.

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Eye Candy: Maine Crab Cones

crab cones Mitchell Kaldrovich of Sea Glass served these Maine crab cones with almond–bacon crumbs during the reception that preceded his New England–style Beard House dinner. See more photos from his elegant menu here.

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