Eye Candy: Cacio e Pepe with Egg Noodles, Manchego, and Oregon Black Truffles


“Water & Wall, where creative meets delicious,” reads the headline of Tom Sietsema’s glowing Washington Post review of the Arlington, Virginia restaurant. The credit goes to chef and owner Tim Ma, a Momofuku Ko alum, who recently served his creative and thoughtful mid-Atlantic cuisine at the Beard House. With an evening filled with contrasting flavors, textures, and temperatures (including but not limited to: foie gras croquettes, pickled quail, and live scallop with cold soba noodles), Ma delighted palates and intrigued taste buds with his eclectic menu.


And nowhere else was Ma’s expert technique and care for ingredients highlighted more than with his silky... Read more >

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

Photo by Tom Kirkman


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.


View this event's menu and details here. For upcoming Beard House dinners,... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 26, 2015


With Memorial Day behind us, it's officially grilling season, so bust out your charcoal for these recipes. [Huff Po


Urban farms are giving away their fruit for free. [NPR


Make your food dreams a reality: a new site promises recipes from your favorite films, TV shows, and books. [The Kitchn


Hold onto your prosecco glasses: there might be a bubbly shortage. [Yahoo!Food


Would you fly for food? [... Read more >

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Recipes for Your LIVE Beard Awards Viewing Party​


The culinary industry's biggest night goes down this weekend, so start planning a gathering with your food-loving friends for a screening of the James Beard Awards! On Monday, May 4, the 2015 ceremony will be streamed live from Lyric Opera of Chicago, where your favorite food world stars and hometown heroes will take the stage to claim their silver medallions. No viewing party would be complete without a selection of decadent and crowd-pleasing canapés, so whip up these elegant bites from past Beard Award winners, and you’ll be voted Outstanding Chef in your own circle. 


Easiest Chicken Liver Mousse


Every party spread needs a luxe, spreadable treat. This one comes from Jamie Bissonnette, our 2014 Best Chef: Northeast and co-... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 17, 2014


Turn your slow cooker into a party punch bowl with these hot cocktails. [Epicurious]


From bánh mì to saison, a look at how food words enter American dictionaries. [Boston Globe]


If you like to load up on the hot sauce, does it make you more of a man? According to a new study, yes it does. [TIME]


The perfect holiday dessert combo: candy cane cookies. [The Kitchn]


When food takes the stage, there's no saying who's real and who's acting. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 9, 2014


Frying tips just in time for Hanukkah. [Epicurious


Senior policy adviser on nutrition, Sam Kass, to leave White House at the end of the month. [The Hagstrom Report]  


Dairy cows on the lam hold up highway traffic. [The Daily Meal


You’ll never guess how much the world's largest truffle costs. [Grub Street


Avoid these olive oil pitfalls. [FR


Bon Appétit weighs in on the hottest new... Read more >

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Market Haul: November 14, 2011

The seasonal parade of root vegetables begins with a CSA box filled with hardy, early winter offerings. Celery root, leeks, and potatoes are calling out to be made into soup, while the tiny leaves of red kale would be delicious rubbed with olive oil and served raw in a lemony salad.

The Haul: Leeks, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, celery root, daikon radish, baby red kale, chioggia beets

The Menu Ideas:

Truffled Potato–Leek Pierogi with Chive Crème Fraîche [JBF]

Black truffles bring these easy-to-make dumplings into special-occasion territory. For an everyday version, substitute minced cremini mushrooms sautéed in butter.

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Recipes: Mother's Day Tea

Shuna Lydon's rose petal–vanilla bean shortbreadShuna Lydon's rose petal–vanilla bean shortbread

Instead of taking Mom out for the requisite brunch this Mother's Day, why not throw a tea party in her honor? Keep things simple with this selection of decadent homemade sweets. Rose Petal–Vanilla Bean Shortbread These rose petal–flecked cookies have a wonderful crumbly texture and a delicate sweet, floral flavor. Homemade Mallomars Make your own batch of these gooey, crunchy, chocolate-covered marshmallow

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