Recipes

1:26am

Wed November 27, 2013
Food

Squash Your Thanksgiving With Tips From The Test Kitchen

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 11:23 am

Joe Keller Courtesy America's Test Kitchen

Squash is the ultimate Thanksgiving food, not turkey. So says Chris Kimball, host of the PBS show America's Test Kitchen.

"Of all the things they served in that first Thanksgiving, there might not have been turkey," Kimball says. Early revelers may have dined on small birds or venison. "The one thing we know they did have was squash. So, if you want to go back to the first Thanksgiving, this is the item to start with."

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3:36pm

Fri October 25, 2013
Recipes

Death Becomes Whimsical On Dia De Los Muertos

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 5:55 pm

Melissa Block/NPR

On the Mexican Dia de los Muertos holiday, the living remember the dead. Some believe they are communing with the deceased. While it may sound morbid, Pati Jinich, a Mexican-born blogger, food show personality and author of Pati's Mexican Table, says it's a joyous occasion.

"People get ready to welcome people — those who have deceased and that presumably have license to visit just once a year," Jinich told All Things Considered host Melissa Block.

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4:47am

Wed October 9, 2013
Craft Beer

Your Favorite Beer May Become Your Favorite Ingredient

Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 10:10 am

Peter Ogburn for NPR

Craft beer is having its moment. Microbreweries and craft beer operations are thriving, and weekend warriors spend hours in the garage honing recipes and sharing test batches. Beer is what friends drink when they get together. It's fun. It's accessible. You rarely see people sipping glasses of wine at a tailgate or a backyard barbecue.

Wine is what people think of for fine cooking — steaks with red wine reduction and mussels with white wine sauce. However, beer has a place on the stove, too.

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1:05am

Fri September 13, 2013
The Salt

The Secret To Making It Through A Yom Kippur Fast? Kreplach

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 10:11 am

Kreplach, a special Jewish holiday dish that can be made essentially out of leftovers.
Courtesy of Caren Alpert

To mark the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, Jews fast from sundown to sundown. But before the sun sets, friends and family gather to enjoy one final meal. And for the Jews of Eastern Europe, that meal traditionally includes kreplach.

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4:07pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Found Recipes

This Football Season, Grab Some PB&J And Spread Your Wings

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:20 pm

Sunny Anderson came up with the recipe when trying to find new flavor combinations for chicken wings.
John Lee

The regular NFL season has officially started, which — for many viewers — means hours of excitement (and angst) fueled by chips and dip, sliders, nachos and, of course, chicken wings.

Sunny Anderson, a personality on the Food Network and author of Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food For Real Life, is a big fan of wings.

"Wings are great because they're primal. First of all, you're eating with your fingers; you're gnawing meat off the bone, you know what I mean, and there's a good meat-to-skin ratio," she says.

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