- Films to look forward to this Fall
- How to make easy Champagne risotto
- Katy Perry and John Mayer do date night despite breakup rumors
- Fall for all the new nail colors of September
- Hot Dem! Good-looking liberals we love to love
- See Drew Barrymore's lovely, laid-back maternity style
- Ways to wear Fall's totally chic (and comfy) loose trousers
- Get the Treaty Room's classically cozy appeal
- Video: Kirsten, Isla, and Lizzy on good friends — plus, new On the Road info!
- Ways to save on gear for a new baby
- Try these MPG capris: tailor-made for the dancer in you
- CelebStyle: Hollywood's affair with Céline's luggage tote continues
- When high fashion meets tech
- A maxi skirt fit for the season
Posts for September 5th 2012
Rejoice, Top Chef: Just Desserts fans! Season one winner Yigit Pura has a new San Francisco patisserie, Tout Sweet, opening this Saturday, Sept. 8. Billed as a French patisserie inspired by Northern California produce, this très chic pastry shop is sure to tempt all but the most stalwart sweets-averse. For those of you living outside the SF Bay Area, don't fret: chef Pura is currently penning a cookbook titled Sweet Alchemy, due out next Fall, and has plans for eventual nationwide expansion.
Is there anything that quite beats brilliantly colored berries or long beans at a nearby Summer stand? We think not, which is why we challenged you to take at least one stroll through the farmers market and share your finds via Instagram. From squash blossoms to heirlooms to carrots for days, here are some of the season's best.
Keep us in the loop by uploading your photos to Instagram and including the hashtag #savorysight in your caption; who knows, you might be featured next go-around! And make sure to follow YumSugar on Instagram (username: heyyumsugar) for delicious inspiration. If you don't use Instagram, then don't worry: you can always upload your Summer food photos to our Savory Sights community group.
Source: Instagram user poolovesboo
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- The seven most exciting food streets in America — Zagat
- Finland opens a "pop-down restaurant" — Eater
- Find out if you really think like a cook — Yahoo! Shine
- Seattle's Best is coming out with bacon-flavored coffee — Delish
- The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is coming out with a cookbook — Grub Street NY
- Prepare an epic, multicourse superfood meal — Refinery29
- How long does baking soda last? — Kitchen Daily
- McDonald's opens all-vegetarian restaurants in India — TreeHugger
Making jams and pickles involves more than just throwing the contents into a glass jar; if you plan to store the canned item for several months, the cans must be processed using a method of suctioning the seal of the cans to preserve the jar's contents. But before attempting any recipe that calls for canning, it's important that you have all the equipment on hand, especially if you are making jam or pickles for the very first time. Here are the essential items you'll need and the purposes they serve:
- Fine mesh sieve or chinois: If you are making jam and need to strain the fibrous skin and seeds of the cooked fruit, a fine mesh sieve or a chinois is the easiest way strain the juice. The Williams-Sonoma chinois strainer, pestle, and stand ($70) is a jam-making life-changer. Simply place a bowl under the nifty stand, and with the other hand, use the pestle to extract every last drop of cooked fruit juice from the chinois.
- Jar funnel: It's important to prevent any liquids from contaminating the spiral seal on the outside of the glass jar. To do so, use a jar funnel like this Norpro stainless steel wide-mouth funnel ($8) to cleanly deposit the jam or pickled vegetables into the jar.
- Pressure cooker: These deep, large vessels make it easy to boil water faster and to submerge several glass jars in the water. Pressure cookers are used to sterilize the glass jars prior to filling them with jam or pickles. Then after the jars are filled, they go back into the pressure cooker for processing. This Fagor nine-piece pressure canning set ($115) is great for newbies, because in addition to the pressure cooker, it also contains all the canning equipment.
- Glass jars with metal seals and lids: Ball and Kerr mason jars are the most well-known brands on the market, and for the best deal, buy them in bulk. Some sources will say that you can reuse the glass jar, but the seal and lid should be replaced after each use. Others have reused the items without any problems. If you notice any rust forming or if the seal does not snap when processing, discard the items and swap them out for new ones.
I'm about to out myself in a big way: until relatively recently, I found cooked kale's cruciferous twang a bit off-putting, unpalatable even. Despite the overarching food-world wisdom praising its greatness (what other vegetable has a news-worthy slogan?), somehow, I just couldn't get into the leafy green. That is, until kale met miso.
Both kale and miso bring potent flavors to the table, yet when paired together, something magical happens, and I can't help but snap up these crispy snacks with near maniacal intensity. And while kale and miso on their own are quite the treat, I like to gild the lily with a generous dusting of tingly and fragrant shichimi togarashi. This spice blend is technically optional, and could be replaced with red chili flakes or the like in a pinch, for such a minor investment (I found mine in the Asian section of my local supermarket for less than $2, it's also available online) it provides a big payoff.
For those curious: shichimi means "seven spice," and is generally composed of a blend of ground chili pepper, Sichuan pepper, orange peel, black-and-white sesame seeds, nori, ginger, and hemp seed, all of which meld together into a super-spice far greater than the sum of their parts.
Risotto is an instant crowd-pleaser, but when you add a little bubbly into the mix an old favorite immediately gets a delicious makeover, as dmash demonstrates.
This dish is simple, but looks fancy and is the perfect recipe to entertain guests with.
For the full recipe, check out her blog and be sure to upload your latest food-related obsessions with us in the YumSugar Community. If you're on Instagram, then join us by tagging your pictures with the hashtag #savorysight.