What We're Reading: July 9, 2014

 

Crumbs Cupcakes shutters all of its stores as the company teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. [HuffPo]

 

Could a little-known Moroccan fig liquor be the next Smirnoff? [NPR

 

New studies call the supposed benefits of fish oil into question. [Live Science

 

Louisiana spent nearly $1.3 million on food stamps for deceased individuals. [The Times-Picayune] ... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Pizza

 

The perfect weeknight dinner? Pizza. And not the kind that comes in a cardboard box. If you make the dough ahead of time, homemade pizza comes together very quickly: just crank up your oven, roll out the dough, throw on some toppings, and you'll be sitting down to a takeout-free meal in 10 to 12 minutes.

 

Quick Pizza Dough
This easy recipe can be made entirely in an electric mixer and yields enough dough for two 14-inch pizzas or four 10-inch individual pies.

 

Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula
Lightly dressed arugula and salty prosciutto top this pie from Wolfgang Puck. The chef puts a teaspoon of honey in his dough, but the dish would work just as well with the dough recipe featured above.

 

Pizza Margherita... Read more >

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On the Menu: June 6 through June 12

Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, June 7, 7:00 P.M. Southern Sweethearts At MiLa, named for their home states of Mississippi and Louisiana, co-chefs Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing serve their cultivated Southern fare to captivated New Orleans diners. The celebrated husband-and-wife team has earned nonstop raves from critics like Brett Anderson of the Times-Picayune, who praised the chefs’ “artful and ingredient-driven” cuisine. Tuesday, June, 8, 7:00 P.M. Sustainable Seafood Feast Sam Talbot charmed viewers on Top Chef, and he plans to do the same at his upcoming restaurant at the

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On the Menu: April 25 through May 1

Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, April 26, 7:00 P.M. Sustainable Seafood Feast At the intimate Copper Beech Inn, acclaimed executive chef Tyler Anderson finds inspiration in the Connecticut River Valley, creating New England–inflected modern American dishes. An alum of Vermont’s Equinox and Colorado’s RockResorts, Anderson has designed a magnificent menu for this feast, pairing pristine local produce with the finest sustainable seafood. Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 P.M. Le Cirque Spectacular Though the recent multimillion-dollar reopening of Le Cirque marked a new era in the storied restaurant’s 30-

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