Tag: Vegetables

Raclette with Marinated Meat and Vegetables Recipe

Servings: 4Prep time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 1/2 hours Ingredients the necessities:2 pounds|900 grams red, white, fingerling, or gold potatoes (thin- skinned and golf ball– size)3 tablespoons kosher salt2 pounds|900 grams raclette cheese2 small jars (or 8 ounces from the olive bar) cornichon pickles for the meat:1 cup|250 ml extra-virgin olive oil1/2 cup|70 grams whole […]

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Sourdough Tempura Veggies with Tomato Jam Recipe

Servings: 4Prep time: 15 minutesTotal time: 1 hour 30 minutes Ingredients for the tomato jam:1 1/2 pounds|675 grams diced tomatoes3/4 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup white vinegar 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced1 sprig thyme for the sourdough tempura batter:4 1/2 ounces|125 grams refreshed starter 3/4 cup|200 ml beer2 tablespoons vodka1/2 cup|70 grams fresh wheat flour 1/2 […]

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How to Break Out of the Children’s Menu Trap

In most restaurants in America, the children’s menu is where you’ll find the least nutritious foods: Chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, pizza and French fries are the standard “kid friendly” offerings. But that wasn’t always the case. In the 1920s and ’30s, restaurants offered their youngest patrons their healthiest meals. Back then children’s menus were designed […]

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Ratatouille, Simplified and Just as Satisfying

Breaking from Julia Child isn’t easy — except when it comes to ratatouille. For most other French classics, I’ll do whatever Julia, the doyenne of French cuisine, commands, down to blanching, peeling and seeding that very last tomato. But after spending one too many August afternoons glued to the stove, patiently ministering to each separate […]

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Urban-Farming Camps Have Kids Asking, Where’s the Healthy Food?

Standing between two buildings on 127th Street, a group of campers on the cusp of adolescence mulled over a change in schedule. Normally, they would spend the morning planting and gardening as part of Harlem Grown, a youth development nonprofit that uses gardening and cooking to teach and empower children in Harlem. But on this […]

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How to Tell if That Peach Is Ripe? Ask Southern California’s ‘Produce Hunter’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Shopping at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, Karen Beverlin reached into a five-pound box of tart Belle Magnifique cherries, grabbed a couple and ate them. Tart cherries are tricky to size up at a glance: Flavors can range from gently tangy to very sour, and just looking at them offers no […]

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The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?

Low-carbohydrate diets have fallen in and out of favor since before the days of Atkins. But now an even stricter version of low-carb eating called the ketogenic diet is gaining popular attention, igniting a fierce scientific debate about its potential risks and benefits. Both the Atkins and ketogenic diets encourage followers to cut carbs from […]

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Secret of a New York Farm Stand’s Success: An Eye for the Next Big Thing

NORWICH, N.Y. — At first glance, the Norwich Meadows Farm stand at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan looks like any other, with its rows of onions and lettuce, and a banner with the words “fresh” and “organic” in big green letters. But there’s something the chefs who regularly crowd the stand know that other […]

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10 Ways to Lower the Cancer Risk of Grilling

Many people would be surprised to hear that grilling carries potential cancer risks. But each year, the American Institute for Cancer Research publishes guidance for “cancer-safe grilling,” cautioning consumers to avoid two types of compounds that have been tied to cancer. These compounds, called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic amines, get generated when food, especially […]

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Arby’s Has Invented a Carrot Made of Meat, and It Smells Like Insecurity

If you haven’t read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead recently (or ever), then congratulations, you’re neither Paul Ryan, nor an insufferable jerkwad. Early in the novel, its extremely unlikeable central character, Howard Roark, is expelled from his college architecture department, because he just wants to be an individual, man! Before he’s kicked out, the dean of […]

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