On the Menu: North Carolina Luxury

Scott Crawford and Steven Greene A calming oasis just outside Raleigh, the magnificent Umstead Hotel and Spa is a much sought-out destination for food-savvy travelers. At Herons, the hotel’s elegant eatery, executive chef Scott Crawford, a 2011 JBF Award semifinalist, and chef de cuisine Steven Greene fuse art and nature in their locally sourced and strikingly presented Southern-inflected menu. The duo will bring their oh-so-lovely cuisine to the Beard House this Friday; take a look at the menu below, then click here to make a reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Yuzu Explosion with Cilantro, Peanuts, and Spices Champagne Jelly with White Raspberries and Mint Bay Scallops with Lime Oil and Basil Flowers Pairing: Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée NV Dinner Sunchoke Vichyssoise with Dungeness Crab

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Strawberry Recipes

Tri-Star Strawberry Shortcake


Cooling Salad with Strawberry Dressing
Proving that strawberries aren't just for dessert, Andrea Beaman blends them with balsamic vinegar to make a dressing for this refreshing salad.


Strawberry–Rhubarb Crunch
Leave the homemade pie dough for another day and use the springtime filling of strawberries and rhubarb in this in-a-snap crunch.


Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Grand Marnier–Soaked Strawberries
The last thing we want to do on a hot day is break a sweat in the kitchen. This

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Cool Apps: JBF Editors Pick Their Favorite Food Apps and Sites

BF Editors Pick Their Favorite Food Apps and Sites

Yelp Monocle
We might not always count on the reviews, but the ability to hold up your phone to find out what restaurants are in the vicinity lets you weigh the best options based on where you are at that very moment.

 

Gourmet Live
Proving that you don’t need coated paper stock to offer exciting features and mouthwatering photography, Gourmet is getting a new life.

 

Oysterpedia
This app from NYC’s Mermaid Inn restaurant lets you read about all kinds of East and West Coast oysters and store
info about your favorites to reference each time you hit up the raw bar.

 

YouTube
It’s not an app, but if you’re curious about a particular cooking technique, chances are you can find a video of someone demonstrating it. A few months ago we wanted to make handmade cavatelli, and we found a clip of a journalist making them with her Southern Italian grandmother.

 

Instapaper
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Hot Apps

Hot Apps
Ever since cavemen put flame to flesh, technology and food have been intertwined. Check out this piece by JBF editor Alison Tozzi Liu on the hot apps and other technologies that are changing the way we cook and eat.

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This Month's Best Recipes

pissaladièreDoug Filoni's pissaladière

Here are our recipe tester's favorite recipes from the past month:

Pissaladière Enjoy a taste of Provence with this traditional puff pastry–based tart, which is topped with anchovies, olives, and goat cheese.

Braised Rabbit with Herbed Dumplings Succulent rabbit, tender choux dumplings, and whatever you fancy from the farmers' market.

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Wine Wisdom: The Virtual Oenophile

Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings

One of the most plugged-in wine personalities we know, Natalie MacLean leads the new-media pack. We got in touch with the JBF Award winner to hear what she had to say about her new app, Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings, and the survival of traditional media.


JBF: Tell us about your new app. What are the coolest features?

NM: Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings just launched a few weeks ago. It’s essentially ten apps rolled into one. It’s available for iPhone and BlackBerry, with a mobile site for other smartphone platforms. We're currently testing the Android version.

With this new app, you can walk into any store and use your phone to scan a wine bottle’s... Read more >

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