In case you missed them, here’s a wrap up of our favorite blog posts of the week. Read, get inspired, and start cooking!
|Ingredient Spotlight: Celery
Celery is at its best in winter, so now is the time to breathe new life into a staple: shave it into a crisp salad, or use the leaves as a garnish. Read on for more tips and ideas!
|Whole-Wheat Penne with Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting cauliflower caramelizes it and brings out its sweetness. Try it in this spicy, Sicilian-style recipe tossed with whole-wheat pasta, capers and fresh herbs topped with crisp bread crumbs and nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
|Meet the Maker: Jamie Cantor of Platine Bakery
Meet Jamie Cantor, chef and owner of the Los Angeles bakery Platine. Here, we ask her all about how she got started, her favorite things to bake, and why she can’t imagine doing anything else.
|Recipe Roundup: Healthy Desserts
Satisfy your cravings for sweets with wholesome winter desserts that won’t leave you in a food coma. Here are some of our favorites!
|Celebrate Mardi Gras!
Next week marks Mardi Gras, a celebration of indulgence (there’s a reason they call it Fat Tuesday!) To celebrate, we’re sharing some rich, spicy, bold New Orleans party dishes that capture the spirit of the Big Easy.
|Orange Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding
After baking, this dessert transforms into a puffy, golden pudding that melts in your mouth. Then, it’s gilded with a thin layer of tangy orange marmalade.
|How to Sow Seeds Indoors
Whether you’re replenishing last year’s crops or adding new varieties, now is the time to start your seeds! Sowing your seeds indoors gives you an early jump on the growing season — here’s everything you need to know.
|Weekend Project: New Orleans-Style Beignets
With Mardi Gras up on us, what better time to make a batch of sweet, crisp, fluffy beignets? Our recipe makes a bunch, but no one can eat just one of these bite-sized treats. Our suggestion: invite some friends over, and dig in!
|Party Planner: Awards Party
Even if you’re not walking the red carpet, you can still celebrate awards season like the rich and famous. Invite friends for a fun and glamorous awards viewing party, kicked off with fancy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
|Tuna Tartare with Sesame
Don’t shy away from preparing raw fish. Look for sushi-grade tuna at a fish market, work quickly, and this dish will be a success! The Asian flavors of ginger, soy, chile and lime juice highlight the clean, silky taste of the tuna, and a scattering of sesame seeds delivers a nice crunch.