Food and Drink

Test Kitchen Playlist: Don’t talk with your ears full!

Having spent most of my adult life working in professional kitchens, I’ve come to realize that there are just some indispensables when it comes to cooking properly. Yes there’s sharp knives, quality pans, comfy shoes, an organized recipe/prep list, blah, blah, blah. But most importantly, you’ve gotta have the right jams. Cooking is fun, and the great thing about fun […]

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How to Make Mulled Wine

If you’re feeling the holiday spirit or just deep into a Game of Thrones binge, you may get the hankering for a citrusy, spiced cup of warm Mulled Wine. Mulled Wine is nothing new. In fact, it has been around for centuries and there are many different ways to make it. Some people add brandy, some people add apple cider. […]

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Edible Flowers: Marigolds

Last week I tackled Gardenias. This week, I took a look at marigolds. The Ancient Welsh used to believe that marigolds had the ability to predict the weather. If the flower blossoms were closed, a storm was said to be approaching; however, if the blossoms were blooming, they celebrated the outlook of better weather and overall happiness. No wonder the blooms are […]

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Ginger–Juice It!

Ginger… everyone’s favorite underground rhizome. It’s chock full of vitamins/nutritive benefits and has this lovely tendency to make things (sweet dishes, savory dishes, boozy beverages, not-so-boozy beverages, scented candles—you name it) more deliciously robust, fragrant, spicy, and all-around awesome. Even as a perennial ginger junkie, I especially love the root’s warming qualities as we ease into cooler weather. One of my […]

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Making Lunch for the Week

Let’s get something straight—I am NOT a morning person. That being said, waking up early to make a healthy lunch every day is just not an option. I would rather feast from a vending machine than sacrifice my last 20 minutes of sleep to pack my lunch. Pathetic, but the truth. And since I cook dinner at night, I find […]

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Autumn Spiced Apple Chips: Two Ways

Fall is in the air—and in our coffee mugs, on our stovetops, and within our ovens, as well. The changing of the season means gorgeous burnt red leaves and crisp, breezy weather. But the part of this season I yearn for year-round are the incredible fall flavors that epitomize October. Butternut squash and kale have become ever-present in my kitchen. Pears and pumpkins are […]

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Edible Flowers: Crystallized Gardenia Petals

When I was a kid, I ate inedible things as if I were a goat, attempting to stick bugs in my mouth and passing over a plate of carrots for a bundle of dandelions. I quickly learned that both bugs and flowers belong in the ground, but now I’m not so sure (though bugs are still foreign to my palate…). Flowers […]

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High Road Craft Ice Cream and Sorbet’s First Annual Pro-Am Cobbler Gobbler

Our Cooking Class columnist and author of the upcoming book, Mad Delicious, Keith Schroeder opened a new ice cream and sorbet  facility in Marietta, GA this month. Keith is the creative genius behind High Road Ice Cream and Sorbet. To help celebrate the new facility, 6 pro-am teams prepared fresh cobbler and served it up with plenty of High Road’s ice cream last weekend. […]

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Today’s Special: Drop Biscuit Chicken Potpie from Chef Cory Bahr

Among fall’s root veggie heroes, humble turnips rarely get their due. But there’s so much to praise: Toothy and succulent, peppery and sweet, turnips add amazing complexity to hearty cool-weather cooking. “Growing up, they were a big part of my life, and now as a chef, I really appreciate how versatile they are,” says chef Cory Bahr of Cotton in […]

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Five on Friday: Breakfast for Dinner

September is National Breakfast Month, which means I’ll be chowing down on chilaquiles and frying up some challah French toast. And while I love sitting down to these staples in the morning, I often want breakfast at dinnertime, too. As it turns out, I’m not alone in my cravings. According to a recent survey conducted by Krusteaz, 91 percent of Americans eat breakfast […]

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