What We're Reading: July 20, 2015

 

One NYC restaurateur wants you to give spaghetti-in-a-cone a twirl. [Gothamist

 

Stop wasting money on chicken cutlets and break down the meat yourself. [Serious Eats

 

How corn grew from fuel for slaves to the cornerstone of the American diet. [WaPo

 

Dig a spoon into the terroir of yogurt. [NPR

 

Meet mofongo, the unofficial food of Puerto Rico. [Bon Appétit

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Eye Candy: Porcini–Goat Cheese Cavatelli with Spring Peas and Preserved Lemon

 

At Sonoma County’s intimate Backyard eatery, husband-and-wife chefs Daniel Kedan and Marianna Gardenhire—who met while working at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc and Bouchon—cook only with ingredients grown, raised, or line-caught locally. At their Beard House dinner last month, they brought their mindful cooking to the Big Apple, showcasing early summer's varied and colorful bounty. A highlight of the evening was this bright Porcini–Goat Cheese Cavatelli with Spring Peas and Leaves and Preserved Lemon. One bite of this light-as-air cavatelli was enough to transport us across the country to a picnic table in their very own California Wine Country oasis.

 

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Kid-Friendly Food Everyone Will Want to Eat

 

In theory, we're not fans of kids' meals. In theory, we don't believe children should be allowed to fill their plates with only white food, or that one should have to transform broccoli and red pepper strips into artful renderings of scenes from the Lego movie in order to get one's children to eat vegetables. Food is food, right? We need to man up and stop serving our kids chicken nuggets shaped like Disney characters.

 

But, as anyone who is responsible for the feeding and watering of small humans at least three times a day knows, it can get a little exhausting. No matter how adventurous your kids are, some nights they just don't want to taste the parsley-flecked lamb stew or authentic Andalucian white gazpacho you made for dinner. Some nights they don't even... Read more >

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Eye Candy: Duck Heart Lasagne with Corn, Black Truffles, and Crispy Quail Egg

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After serious stints at Michael Mina, Cyrus, and the French Laundry, chef Rogelio Garcia now helms the kitchen at Napa’s acclaimed Angèle. At his recent Beard House dinner, Garcia wowed guests with his signature Wine Country–inspired fare, including this inventive lasagne layered with rich duck heart, sweet corn, earthy black truffles, and topped with a crispy fried quail egg​. We're booking the next flight to Napa.

 

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What We're Reading: May 20, 2015

 

Not sure if your steak is done? Try poking your face. [Food52

 

These days, buying organic doesn’t necessarily mean avoiding Big Food. [FWF

 

Can the USDA really go through the 29,000 comments they received about the new Dietary Guidelines? [Food Politics

 

Meet testaroli, the pasta that’s also a pancake. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 30, 2015

 

Stop throwing your spaghetti at the wall: pasta myths debunked. [The Kitchn

 

Why it’s so hard to find fresh baby corn. [Serious Eats

 

Movie theater chains are testing Cheetos-flavored popcorn as a way to draw more viewers. [FWF

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Video: How to Make Farfalle with Duck Ragù

 

We're excited to announce our partnership with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll share instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.

 

Gabe and Katherine Thompson’s intimate downtown restaurants offer discerning New York City diners soulful Italian cuisine with a modern spin. For their recent Beard House dinner, this powerhouse husband-and-wife team crafted a... 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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What We're Reading: December 3, 2014

 

Are you a ziti, farfalle or rotelle? Discover your pasta personality. [Food & Wine]

 

75,000 square feet of ethnic grocery adventures is now a reality at the new Food Bazaar in Queens. [Gothamist]

 

Little critters with a big appetite: a new study shows that NYC insects eat more junk food than humans do. [TIME]

 

The USDA reports on a very berry revolution, with significantly increased consumption of berries in the past decade. [NYT]

 

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Daily Digest: February 12, 2014

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A new restaurant in Shanghai caters to American expatriates by offering American-style Chinese food. [NPR]

 

Russ Parsons tastes and ranks packaged sardines. [LAT]

 

While Barilla considers 3D-printing elaborate pasta shapes, let's travel back to the Architects' Macaroni Exhibition, where Japanese architects showcased their ideas for futuristic noodles. [Smithsonian]

 

Whether you're a pastry pro or a baking newbie, there's a Valentine's Day cake recipe for you. [... Read more >

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