Happy Hour: How to Make Cucumber Margaritas

Photo: Emilie Baltz


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Forget kale juice or wheatgrass shots: our new favorite way to drink our veggies is by mixing up this ultra-refreshing cucumber margarita recipe from JBF Award winner Rick Bayless.... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: March 7, 2013

blood oranges


What are your weekend cooking plans? Here are the recipes we're eyeing to cure a case of the winter-that-just-won't-quit blues.


Blood Orange Margaritas [Smitten Kitchen]

This brilliantly hued, sweet-tart cocktail is an enticing alternative to hiding under the covers until spring.


Bulgur Maple Porridge [NYT]

There's only so much oatmeal a person can eat. A warm, nutty porridge of lightly sweetened bulgur topped with nuts and dried fruit is a welcome substitute.


Irish Lamb Stew [Simply Recipes]

For a slightly simpler preparation and meltingly tender results, ask your butcher to de-bone a leg of lamb and chop it into... Read more >

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Recipes from the Best of Best: Rick Bayless's Margaritas

Rick Bayless's recipe for margaritas


For Cinco de Mayo's indispensable boozy accessory, we're turning to margarita authority Rick Bayless, who won our Outstanding Chef award in 1995. When he's shaking up a round of his classic margaritas, Bayless favors the crystalline silver variety of tequila, which has a distinct but clean flavor that shines in mixed drinks. Get the recipe here. 




JBF has recently released The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs. This must-have book features delicious, signature recipes from every winner of the Foundation’s Outstanding Chef Award. When we went to press, space required that we omit some surplus essays and... Read more >

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