January's Best Recipes

January's best recipesAna Sortun's fattoush; the Meatball Shop's meatballs and polenta

Here are our recipe tester’s favorite recipes from last month: Ana Sortun's Fattoush with Escarole, Parsley, and Sumac This delicious and refreshing Arabic salad helped us trim down after the gluttony of the holidays. The Meatball Shop’s Spicy Pork Meatballs with Spicy Meat Sauce and Soft Polenta At New York City's Meatball Shop, customers can choose their own adventure on the mix-and-match menu of meatballs, sauces, and sides. This trio is the most popular combination.

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Recipe: Cider-Soaked Tenderloin

Cider-soaked pork tenderloin
The hours-long cider marinade takes a little planning ahead, but this maple-glazed pork tenderloin recipe is otherwise a snap. It's shown here with apple slaw and cauliflower purée, but we're thinking that roasted Brussels sprouts would be a perfect, effortless side.

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Eye Candy: A Top Chef at the Beard House

Richard Blais and team in the Beard House kitchenTop Chef All-Stars contestant Richard Blais and his team pose for a photo in Beard House kitchen after preparing a meal of the chef's signature creative cuisine. Check out photos of the food here.

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On the Menu: January 30 through February 5

Walking up the Beard House back stairs Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, January 30, 12:00 P.M. Winter Harvest Brunch A standard-bearer for elevated comfort food, Buttermilk Channel has earned raves from critics and a local following devoted to the restaurant’s seasonal home-style cooking. Come see what all the fuss is about when chef Ryan Angulo brings his wildly popular brunch to the Beard House. Sunday, January 30, 12:00 P.M. Friends of James Beard Benefit: Tustin, CA Longtime Beard Foundation supporter Zov Karamardian will be joined by Food Network stars Michael Symon and Anne Burrell for this fantastic weekend benefit, which includes an extravagant dinner and exciting cooking demonstrations. Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 P.M.

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Recipe: Buttermilk Biscuits with Parsley and Sage

Recipe for buttermilk biscuits with parsley and sage Bostonians have been known to double park their cars and risk tickets to wait in line for these tender biscuits at Joanne Chang's Flour Bakery and Cafe. Luckily, we have the recipe right here.

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Eat this Word: Bollito Misto

bollito mistoWHAT? Boiled dinner fit for a prince. This hearty mix of tender meats originated in northern Italy and is considered a menu mainstay of Piedmont, Lombardy, and Emilia. Though it varies slightly by region, the typical mix of seven meats includes beef, veal, chicken, capon, cotechino (a type of sausage), tongue, and traditionally, half of a calf's head. The boiled meats are served with a variety of condiments, but the only one required is bagnetto verde, a blend of parsley, garlic, and anchovy similar to salsa verde. The humble dish was a favorite of Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele, who was rumored to steal away in the night with friends to the small town of Moncalvo outside Torino to savor the rich, brothy stew. Its time-consuming preparation has brought this modest meal out of the home and into fancy Italian restaurants, where the different meats are often served from specialized carts and carved tableside. WHERE?

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