Posts for August 27th 2012
Vegans beware! Cochon Heritage Fire is a celebration of mouth-watering, carnivore-friendly fare. Last Saturday, prominent local and visiting chefs (including Jason Vincent from Chicago's Nightwood, the 2012 Grand Cochon winner) convened at the River Terrace Inn in Napa to dish up a variety of enticing bites, highlighting heritage breed goats, lamb, pigs, rabbits, foraged mushrooms, and wild birds.
We can't wait to see Britney Spears on The X Factor when it premieres Sept. 12! She's been hard at work — and looking fantastic while doing it — at the auditions for the past few months. To celebrate the new season of The X Factor and Britney's debut as a judge, we're giving away an exciting trip where one lucky winner and a friend will fly to Los Angeles to get the A-list treatment, all before meeting Britney in person as part of our I'm a Huge Fan series! We're looking for one of Britney's biggest fans, so prove that's you by taking our quiz and see if you can get them all correct. Check out the official rules here. Hurry, the contest ends Aug. 28 at noon PDT. And don't forget to catch Britney on the new season of The X Factor on its two-night premiere Sept. 12 and 13.
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Upon opening, the Chardonnay held so much promise. A robust perfume of toasted wheat, brown butter, and toasted oak filled the air. Yet on the tongue, it was sharp, citrusy, and pucker inducing, much like preserved lemon. While this particular style of Chardonnay might be too overwhelming for daytime drinking and light salad lunches, a well-chilled bottle would play nicely with creamy Gruyere, or butter-slathered seafood, spritzed with fresh lemon wedges. The 2010 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay may not have the exact smoothness of the Chardonnays I crave, but it's a worthy bottle to pair with late Summer and early Fall suppers.
- Fall's food TV lineup — Zagat
- A first look at the official True Blood cookbook — Eater
- A sweet archive: 600 pictures of vintage candy wrappers — The Kitchn
- Chamberlain Farms cantaloupes could be the source of the salmonella outbreak — Delish
- The story behind the oldest aged cheddar in America — Grub Street Chicago
- Readers hilariously comment on a recipe for old-fashioned ice — Kitchen Daily
- Magic in the middles: a recipe for chocolate peanut butter cup cookies — MyRecipes
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When we received canisters of the Republic of Tea U-Matcha ($18), our eyes lit up as our imaginations brewed all the possible matcha-flavored recipes we could create. Thus far, I've made matcha tea three ways and matcha salad dressing. Nicole gets a serious surge of excitement over shortbread, which inspired her take on matcha shortbread. As for me, marshmallows are my most coveted sweet, which means I had to develop this recipe immediately.
Instead of the more commonplace addition of vanilla extract, add a matcha slurry of the tea whisked with a little water. The mallows are coated in a vibrant jade powder, made of confectioner's sugar, cornstarch, and matcha. As for the flavor, those who love matcha and green tea will find these pillowy treats don't skimp out on the roasted, earthy green tea flavor. If the bitterness of matcha's a bit much for you, feel free to scale back to the amount listed in the recipe.
Either way, these matcha marshmallows are slightly grassy on the nose but taste like a foamy, sweetened green tea latte. Eat the marshmallows alone or toss them in hot milk chocolate or a tea latte. Swirl them into ice cream or frozen yogurt. I'm even dreaming up a Japanese-style s'mores recipe . . . More on that later, but for now check out the matcha marshmallow recipe.
An American classic soars to new heights with the addition of lobster, thanks to eatthisatethat.
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