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How to Make the Most of Gorgeous Late-Summer Tomatoes

Source: Grub Street NY

I didn’t really intend to spend a recent afternoon elbow-deep in tomatoes, but the timing was right: I came into 30 or so pounds of “seconds” — organic, gorgeous, but imperfect — and quickly turned that into sauce. It was a bit of a production — …

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This Real Ranch Dressing Is Fantastic on Just About Everything

Source: Grub Street NY

Homemade ranch dressing is infinitely better than store-bought: It’s free of artificial ingredients — especially if you make your own mayonnaise — and the flavor is much fresher and brighter. It’s also endlessly versatile, and you can mix in other ingredients as you see fit. (I’ve included a few below.) The …

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This Fried Chicken Is the Easiest, and Best, I’ve Ever Made

Source: Grub Street NY

I’ve made fried chicken for as long as I’ve been cooking, but I might go five years without making it. I began with a Paula Peck recipe that contained cinnamon in the coating — not bad, I still do that occasionally — and cooked the chicken mostly covered. …

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This Berry Pudding Is the Perfect Midsummer Dessert

Source: Grub Street NY

This lighter, simpler version of a trifle is among the best ways to showcase summer berries. Cooking them into a quick compote brings out their sweetness and natural juices, which soak every bite of the cake. (The cake is easy to vary, too: Pound cake is dense enough to hold …

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This Tomato Crumble Is the Perfect Summer Side Dish

Source: Grub Street NY

The topping on this cobblerlike pie is a savory streusel that miraculously holds up in the fridge for a day or two without getting soggy. When you’re shopping for cherry tomatoes, make sure they’re all relatively the same size, so they cook evenly. You can serve this as a main …

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I Am Obsessed With These Charred-Carrot Tacos

Source: Grub Street NY

I am obsessed with carrots. I came close to writing about the 100-odd true “baby” carrots I grilled over the weekend with a friend, but instead of that, I want to pass along a new recipe. Recently, I was at the Solid Sound festival in North Adams, Massachusetts, …

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How to Make Mark Bittman’s Simple, Satisfying Veggie Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

These burgers are fantastic served on a bun with the usual fixings, no matter which bean you use, but I will say that black beans are my fave. If you start with well-seasoned, cooked-by-you beans, the results are even better. Like almost all veggie burgers, these hold together better if …

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These Buttered Carrots Are So Good I Eat Them by the Drawerful

Source: Grub Street NY

I don’t remember the first time I ate roasted vegetables, but it wasn’t among the first of my eating or cooking experiences. What’s now a cliché — a mixture of, like, potatoes, turnips, celeriac, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, garlic, onion, you name it, doused in olive oil — was not …

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What I’ve Been Up To

Source: Grub Street NY

Grub Street and New York Magazine are honored to welcome our latest columnist: Mark Bittman. Bittman, a familiar name to anyone who cares about food, was a New York Times columnist for 20 years, is the award-winning author of 20 acclaimed books, has starred in multiple television series, and is …

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What to Cook During Tomorrow’s Snow Day

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Source: Grub Street NY

Tomorrow, you have definitely heard, New York will get hit with a little bit of snow. The National Weather Service predicts there could be an accumulation of 20 inches, which would make it one of the heaviest recorded snowfalls in the city’s history. If you’re lucky enough to …

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12 Foods That Will Help You Be at Least a Little Healthier in 2017

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Source: Grub Street NY

It’s a new year, in case you just woke up from your friend’s party. That means you’re maybe freshly committed to living a healthier, fitter life (for a few weeks anyway). No matter what your goals are for the year, Grub has some advice on foods you need to get. …

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A Gingerbread City Guards Its Secrets

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Source: NY Times Food

In Torun, Poland, the holiday cookie and its recipes are shrouded in mystery.

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You May Never Have to Worry About a Dirty Whisk Again

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Source: Grub Street NY

Whisk Wiper’s creators claim it not only cleans whisks, but also serves as a stand to keep your counters clean. You can even salvage residual post-stir batter. Hard to say how well this will consistently work, but the act of cleaning a whisk is an act of frustration. So this …

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Please Enjoy These Intense, Hilarious Recipe Videos Delivered in Scorching Heavy Metal

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Source: Grub Street NY

Want to learn to bake a birthday cake and still maintain your brooding rocker edge? Heavy-metal cooking tutorials are officially a thing, thanks to Denver-based metal vocalist Linzey Rae’s “Metal Kitchen,” which may be single-handedly improving the quality of fare enjoyed by the hard-rock set.

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In Seismic Domestic Reversal, Men Are Cooking a Lot More These Days

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Source: Grub Street NY

According to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina, who used statistics from the American Time Use Survey, men’s presence in the kitchen has increased pretty dramatically since 1995. Why? Well, it’s likely a perfect combination of marketing, social-media inspiration, and increasing gender-role fluidity.

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