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  • “Caramelized Leeks Enhance the Flavor of Cast-Iron Roast Chicken”

    “Caramelized Leeks Enhance the Flavor of Cast-Iron Roast Chicken”

    Cast iron is the best. Cast iron’s heat retention properties are unmatched by tempered glass, stainless steel or any other vessel. The pan can be heated first to cook a whole bird, which means that you don’t have to flip it and the underside won’t look unappealingly pale or flabby. Advertisement BannerIngredientsFour servings 1 Whole…

  • An Introductory Handbook on Soft Shell Crabs for Novices

    An Introductory Handbook on Soft Shell Crabs for Novices

    The first batch of soft shell crabs for 2009 has arrived at Grand Central Oyster Bar in Manhattan and other places. Advertisement BannerRobb Walsh, a Houston Press food critic and crustacean expert, highly recommended Jim Gossen as our soft shell crab guru. Gossen was fishing with crawfishermen in the Atchafalaya Basin when we spoke (always…

  • “Tofu Marinated in Tamari in a Deconstructed Sushi Bowl”

    “Tofu Marinated in Tamari in a Deconstructed Sushi Bowl”

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  • Top 5 Gut-Protecting Spices that Aid Digestion and Promote Healthy Bowel Movements

    Top 5 Gut-Protecting Spices that Aid Digestion and Promote Healthy Bowel Movements

    Food can be…confusing. Do you need to avoid gluten at all cost? Avocados eaten as quickly as possible? Well+Good nutrition experts will set the record straight on food. They’ll cut through the hype, the hand-wringing, and give you the most complete information about what you should and shouldn’t put into your body. See All Advertisement…

  • Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken with Crispy Bread and Tangy Greens

    Spicy Honey-Glazed Chicken with Crispy Bread and Tangy Greens

    This weeknight recipe uses chicken fat to produce crispy skin, toast that’s golden, and a dressing with a rich, schmaltzy flavor. We start by cooking the chicken in a cold pan to encourage a gentle and thorough rendering of the delicious fat. This will be used for the greens, bread, and dressing. The skin of…

  • Recipe for Dry Ribs Memphis-Style

    Recipe for Dry Ribs Memphis-Style

    Memphis dry ribs, traditionally, are cooked on charcoal at medium heat. They’re then brushed with vinegar every 15 to 20 minutes and finished with a dry spice rub. The result? The result? Advertisement BannerWhy this recipe works The ribs are given a beautiful mahogany colour and tangy taste by a vinegar mop combined with dry…

  • Thanksgiving Recipe: Stuffed Pumpkins with Quinoa, Cranberry, and Feta

    Thanksgiving Recipe: Stuffed Pumpkins with Quinoa, Cranberry, and Feta

    This Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe is a simple and delicious way to impress your family and friends this Thanksgiving! Ingredients1 large squash or 6-8 mini squashHalf cup cookedQuinoa Coconut oil, 1 tbsp1 large onion, dicedQuartered brown mushrooms – 250gRemove stems from 2 large stems of kale and chop finely3 tbsp of water1 tsp dried ThymeSea Salt…

  • “Over 20 Nourishing Foods to Ease Period Discomfort and Boost Your Mood”

    “Over 20 Nourishing Foods to Ease Period Discomfort and Boost Your Mood”

    Food can be confusing. Do you need to avoid gluten at all cost? Avocados eaten as quickly as possible? Well+Good nutrition experts will set the record straight on food. They’ll cut through the hype, the hand-wringing, and give you the most complete information about what you should and shouldn’t put into your body. See All…

  • Empanadas with Argentinian Chicken Filling

    Empanadas with Argentinian Chicken Filling

    This recipe was created in honor of BA’s Gaby Melian, whose mother told her to leave out the green pepper if she wanted to make a true chicken empanada. In Argentina, a hard-boiled yolk is often added to the mixture, but Gaby and her family prefer it without. Here are step-by-step directions. Get the recipe…

  • Storing Fish in the Refrigerator: Tips and Guidelines

    Storing Fish in the Refrigerator: Tips and Guidelines

    The fishmonger is back at work in my local farmers’ market, so I can easily get super-fresh fish to cook for the weekend. The best way to enjoy fresh fish is to consume it as soon as possible after purchasing it. However, you may find yourself in a situation where you can buy it on…

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