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How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

<b>By Martha Rose Shulman</b><p>I was so saddened by the recent death of food writer Penelope Casas. I never met her, but I've long depended on her work for my own research. Her first cookbook, <i>The Foods & Wines of Spain</i>, was published in 1979 and was for decades the only act in town if you wanted to know …

Wild Side: (Duck) Chin Up at Ken Kee in Chicago's Chinatown

<b>Editor's Note:</b>While we're all familiar with the usual dishes around Chicago like pizza and Italian beef, there's a whole world of adventurous food in Chicago from bugs to offal. Dennis is ready to explore the wild side of the dining scene.<p>You know, I'm only two posts into Wild Side (this one being …

Taste Tour: Countdown of Boston's Three Best Restaurants

Chop Simple, Flavorful Fattoush

Spice up meaty meals with this Middle Eastern salad<p>There’s plenty you can do to elevate grilled meat: buy the best stuff, use a killer rub, cook it right. But you can also make meat taste meatier by serving it with a side dish that brings out its best.<p>Fattoush thrives in that supporting role. …

Recipes

20 Ways To Get Your Kimchi Fix

We have a giant, soft, garlicky spot in our hearts for Korean recipes, especially when there's kimchi involved. This fermented cabbage pickle ranges from sour to salty, funky to fiery and mellow to all-out stinky.<p>Kimchi is more than having a renaissance right now. It is turning up all over the …

The Only Banana Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need

Sure, there's a plethora of banana bread recipes out there on the net and in cookbooks, claiming to be the best. However, I think this is pretty darn good for a banana bread recipe and is as easy as making banana bread can be. Yogurt and oil is used, which I find is a combination that always …

13 Lobster Recipes to Make While Lobster Is Cheap

From stews to salads to paella to tacos, 13 recipes that take advantage of near record low lobster prices<p>Whoa, lobster is getting cheap! <i>The New Yorker</i> ran a piece last month on how Maine lobster prices have been at an all-time low for over a year now. It's not good for the fishermen, what with …

Reality Check: 'Roo Burger at Slater's 50/50

<b>Slater's 50/50</b> isn't one to hold back with their monthly burger specials. I've seen everything from burgers speared with celery sticks, to patties wrapped up in a flour tortilla with nacho fixings and deep-fried, chalupa-style. This month's creation isn't just no exception, it's probably the …

What Are the Saltiest Cheeses?

A few weeks ago I asked people on Facebook what nutrition questions they want answered. This time, I got a question that surprised me: "What cheeses …

25 Tasty Hamburger Alternatives That Are Actually Good For You

Obviously, fatty beef hamburgers rule. But red meat should be a special treat because it isn't that great for us.

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Not much we can say about this other than GAH. @white_lightning

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook Now Available in the U.S.

American shores have yet to be graced with a restaurant from popular Israeli-born British chefs <b>Yotam Ottolenghi</b> and <b>Sami Tamimi,</b> but the duo are coming stateside with the release of Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, the follow-up to bestsellers <i>Plenty</i> and <i>Jerusalem.</i> A compilation of <b>140 recipes</b> from the …