What We're Reading: April 27, 2015


Bad news for those of us who enjoy eating our feelings: sugar and stress are related. [NYT


Texas ranchers strive for the perfect rib-eye. [NPR


We're crazy about ramps: learn best ways to cook them. [Huff Po


Making ceviche doesn't have to be reserved for the professionals. [Bon Appétit


Famous chefs have an important message for seafood consumers: eat the little fish. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 21, 2014


Discover the history of the doughnut in honor of National Doughnut Month. [Zester Daily]


A guide to fall's most grill-worthy vegetables. [Serious Eats


You’ll never guess the secret ingredient behind perfectly chewy chocolate chip cookies. [WaPo


The green tomato gets a culinary makeover: new recipes and ideas on how to use this underrated ingredient. [NYT


Skip the candy aisle and make these DIY Halloween treats. [... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Labor Day Menu

Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata


Pat yourself on the back for all your hard work this Labor Day Weekend with an al fresco feast that highlights end-of-summer bounty. Serve addictive starters with a juicy steak, lots of veggie sides, a refreshing cocktail, and an all-American dessert for a crowd-pleasing affair. Let this long-weekend playbook take the menu-planning off your plate (we are celebrating the labor movement, after all): 


Corn Fritters
These sweet-and-salty fritters celebrate a summertime staple, and are guaranteed to disappear faster than you can fry them.


Vadouvan-Spiced Deviled Eggs
James Beard's curried deviled eggs get a stylish... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 31, 2014



Obama eats ribs in Kansas City to prove he is still in touch with the everyday folk. [US News and World Report]


Simple pleasures: one woman, a campsite, and a feast of softshell crab. [National Geographic


In light of the expired meat scandal, McDonald's Japan releases tofu McNuggets. [Food Beast


Fun food factories to visit on your next road trip or vacation. [Food Republic


A day in the life of the iconic Planters Nutmobile. [... Read more >

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Recipe: Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata

Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata


This summery Italian-inspired recipe is packed with flavor, yet can come together in under an hour.


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Recipe: Smoked Pineapple–Braised St. Louis Spare Ribs with Blackberry Barbecue Sauce


When you break out the grill this holiday weekend, take your al fresco menu up a notch with these show-stopping ribs from Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q. The award-winning pitmaster uses a couple of surprising ingredients to give this recipe a fruity twist. Serve with a classic potato salad and lots of napkins.  


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What We're Reading: July 1, 2014



Scottish officials ask President Obama to lift the import ban on haggis. [The Guardian


California Governor Jerry Brown repeals "glove law" for food service workers. [SF Gate


A new study shows that giving your kids a little junk food is better than banning it altogether. [Today


As the cupcake trend continues, edible wrappers are the next big thing. [Food Beast


How battlefield chocolate helped accomplish sweet victory. [... Read more >

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Recipe: Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata


As summer hits its crescendo this week, we'll be cooking with as many of the season's exuberant flavors as time allows. Thanks to this easy but satisfying recipe from Andrew Matthews of BLT Prime, we've aready got bell peppers, Roma tomatoes, and basil covered. The colorful trio is quickly sautéed into a classic Italian peperonata, which is then crowned with simply seasoned and swiftly seared hanger steak.


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