Sustainability Matters: March 28, 2014

 

A novel migration: due to severe drought in California, state and federal officials are using tanker trucks to transport juvenile salmon from hatcheries to the Pacific Ocean. [NPR]

 

Which is better for air pollution, a gas or electric range? [Treehugger]

 

How many food deserts are in your city? Discover how large cities compare to each other and view interactive access maps with Walk Score. [Grist]

 

Walmart's annual report reveals the company's reliance on SNAP recipients and the financial repercussions of benefit cuts. [... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 2

Drinks

Photo by Tiffany Smith 

 

Here's what's on the Beard House calendar next week:  

 

Monday, February 3, 7:00 P.M. 

Tavern Comfort 

When he's not tending to his herd of heritage-breed pigs, farmer and chef Dan Fox is generating buzz for Heritage Tavern, one of Madison's most anticipated restaurant openings of the past year. Join Fox and his team as they prepare a feast fit for the well-traveled locavore.

 

Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 P.M. 

Passion for Flavor 

An exciting homage to sustainable cuisine, this dinner is also a true family affair. Husband-and-wife team Ted and Cindy Walter of the renowned Passionfish restaurant have designed a seafood-focused menu of their exquisite French-inspired cuisine which will be paired with impeccable wines from Ryme Cellars, which is run by... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: On the Grill

Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata

 

There's nothing like a smoky, grilled piece of meat or fish to remind us why we love summer. (A six-pack of ice-cold beer doesn't hurt either.) Here are some of the grilled dishes on our current must-cook list:

 

Grilled Salmon with Summer Salad
A salad of corn, tomatoes, and basil dressed with a Dijon vinaigrette transforms perfectly cooked salmon fillets.

 

Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata
Hanger steak only needs a brief sear on the grill, while the peperonata comes together in about 20 minutes.

 

Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Pancetta
Easy. Fast. Addictive.

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Recipe Roundup: December 2, 2011

collard greens

The 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! Green Grits [SE] In this recipe from Andrew Carmellini’s cookbook, American Flavor, a Southern classic gets spicy in the company of cilantro, chilies, and onions. Lamingtons [David Lebovitz] After a recent trip to Australia, David Lebovitz offers a recipe for Lamingtons,

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Recipe: Hot-Smoked Salmon with Yuzu–Honey Mustard

Hot-Smoked Salmon with Yuzu–Honey Mustard

Looking for a way to keep the spirit of summer alive as the temperature ticks downward? Try this smokin' salmon dish. You'll need to build a makeshift smoker, but don't be intimidated: this instructional video from Chow.com will show you how it's done.

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Recipe: Salmon with Papaya Salad, Crispy Salmon Skin, and Nuoc Nam Sauce

Though spring is officially here, it may be awhile before the weather completely catches up with the calendar. Take a seasonal leap in the kitchen with this cuisine-spanning salmon dish, which features punchy papaya salad, panisse (a lightly fried chickpea flour cake from France’s Nice region), and nuoc nam (a pungent fish sauce used throughout Vietnam).

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