Thanksgiving Recipe: Alex Guarnaschelli’s Miles Standish Stuffing


Even though her mother is the acclaimed cookbook editor Maria Guarnaschelli, when we asked JBF Award–winning chef Alex Guarnaschelli of New York City’s Butter for her favorite Thanksgiving dish, it was her father’s recipe for this savory stuffing that she shared with us. “My father calls this the Miles Standish stuffing,” she told us, “because it contains pepperoni and mozzarella, two ingredients he jokingly insists they were eating on the Mayflower.” This recipe makes enough to stuff a 16-pound turkey. Guarnaschelli suggests wrapping any excess stuffing in aluminum foil and putting it in the bottom of the roasting pan so the turkey drippings flavor it as it cooks—another technique she learned from her dad.... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 28, 2015


The real story behind mold: get the scoop on your cheese plate’s origins.​ [NYT]

Hot dog lovers, rejoice: Chicago's food carts are legalized! [Thrillist]


Back to the grind: the surprising reasons why you should a meat grinder to your kitchen wish list. [Bon Appétit]​

Don't have a chance to go apple picking this fall? With this apple pie–flavored sidecar, you'll forget you never stepped foot in an orchard. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 28, 2015


Go Italian by way of the Mason-Dixon line with this recipe for cornbread panzanella. [Food52


Kombucha may be the darling of the probiotic food scene, but it can be a dangerous choice for recovering addicts. [MUNCHIES


If you’re not cooking fish whole, you’re missing out. [NYT


From salads to pancakes to pasta and more, sweet summer corn can brighten up any dish. [Serious Eats


Four questions to help you buy better coffee. [... Read more >

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Recipe: Jeweled Farro Verde from Chef Jeff Jackson of the Lodge at Torrey Pines

Jeff Jackson's Jeweled Farro


The landmark James Beard House, located in New York City, is often described as the culinary world's Carnegie Hall: its prestigious guest-chef series hosts more than 200 acclaimed chefs each year.


For food lovers outside of the Big Apple, there's the Celebrity Chef Tour, whose events are modeled after the typical Beard House experience: a reception featuring passed hors d'oeuvre and wines, followed by a multi-course tasting prepared by the country's most talented chefs. We like to think of it as a traveling symphony.


This year the Tour has already swung through Chicago, Nashville, Cambridge, Denver, and more. The next stop? The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, where JBF Award winner Carrie Nahabedian and... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 7, 2015


Learn how to navigate the funky waters of stinky cheeses. [Food52


Daniel Maurer remembers Josh Ozersky and his role in the early days of food blogging. [Grub Street


Your mother's recipes can be more than just recipes. [NYT


The tyranny of pizza choice is making you fat. [MUNCHIES


Upgrade your midday meal with an office lunch swap. [Bon Appétit... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 7, 2015


You can use miso for a lot more than just soup: get to know the pros and cons of the condiment’s most common varieties. [HuffPo


Could vitamin-fortified candy actually be good for you? [FoodNavigator


Don’t confuse your Crock-Pot for a slow cooker. [The Kitchn

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What We're Reading: February 11, 2015


Talk about a sugar high: a Belgian chocolatier has developed snortable cocoa powder. [Eater


Federal daycare meals are about to get their first revamp since the 1960s, but do the new regulations go far enough? [Civil Eats


The American love affair with cheese goes all the way back to the Colonial era. [Serious Eats


The benefits of freezing your tofu, and other... Read more >

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Roasting: Our Favorite Way to Cook in Winter


Roasting is our go-to cooking method during the colder months. A hot oven, a generous pour of olive oil, and a sprinkling of salt is all you need to produce simple but spectacular dishes. But with a little bit of finesse, the technique can also yield sophisticated results, as in the following recipes:


Roasted Clams with Herb Jam and Chorizo Butter

Slices of crusty bread provide a bed for the clams in the roasting pan, and are perfect for sopping up the paprika-spiked chorizo butter.


Roasted Pineapple with Prosciutto

A welcome alternative to prosciutto-and-melon, this playful appetizer is made with a pineapple that's been roasted whole.


Smothered Pork Roast

This tender pork shoulder... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 24, 2014


A panettone you won’t want to re-gift: find the real deal in Philadelphia. [Serious Eats


Forgo the roasting on an open fire and tackle a few new chestnut recipes. [HuffPo


A new study questions the health benefits of the paleo diet. [FoodBeast


For Slovakians, Christmas dinner means carp in the bathtub. [NPR


Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions by rebooting your lunch routine. [... Read more >

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Throwback Thursday: The Beard House Latke Cookoff


The star is on the tree at Rockefeller Center, Salvation Army bells jingle on every corner, and the scent of pine needles permeates the streets of New York. But while everyone else is trimming their trees and decking their halls, the shorter days and yuletide decorations make us think of an old Beard House tradition—the Latke Cookoff. This annual event of amateurs and professionals ran from 1996 to 2001, and our own executive vice president Mitchell Davis won the inaugural potato playoffs. For this TBT, we’re featuring an artist’s rendering of Mitchell in his moment of victory, along with his winning recipe, which can also be found in his cookbook, The Mensch Chef. The secret to his spuds? His mother Sonny’s ratio of one onion for every two potatoes. And as everyone knows, you don’t argue with a Jewish mother. Check out the recipe here... Read more >

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