Video: Scallops with Apple Gastrique

 

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Don’t be daunted by the term “gastrique” in this recipe—this bright, fruity sauce is simply a matter of letting apple cider reduce to a soft syrup, which you can do while pulling together the rest of this elegant yet simple weeknight meal. Featuring tender seared scallops, root vegetables, and Brussels sprouts, this all-in-one dish gives you the flavors of winter without weighing you down. Watch the... Read more >

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What We're Reading: November 5, 2015

 

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What We're Reading: September 28, 2015

 

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What We're Reading: November 18, 2014

 

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What We're Reading: October 22, 2014

 

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What We're Reading: October 20, 2014

 

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Sustainability Matters: September 12, 2014

 

Congress has passed a bill preventing the US Environmental Protections Agency from exerting the pollution controls outlined in the Clean Water Act. [Food Politics]

 

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What We're Reading: September 11, 2014

 

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Daily Digest: May 15, 2014

 

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U.S passes France in annual wine consumption. [NPR]

 

USDA-proposed beef imports from Brazil give American ranchers cause for concern. [NPR]

 

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