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Paddy's Day Pie: Versatility of shepherd's pie is perfect for St Patrick's Day and beyond

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

With Saint Patrick's Day falling on a Saturday this year, the annual celebrations honoring Ireland's patron saint are likely to be livelier than usual, as people of all nationalities and all walks of life have the opportunity to feel Irish for at least a day. In restaurants and at home parties, there will be plenty of Irish stew, corned beef and...Read more

Postcard From Paris: Chez Papa

PARIS -- Stopping in Paris for a few days on my way to the wine regions of France has become a ritual. There's usually a trip to Willi's Wine Bar on the Right Bank. Willi's has always served exceptional wine, but the cuisine was somewhat rustic. It has recently upped its game in the kitchen, for which I am grateful.

Joel Robuchon's l'Atelier,...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Turn to dark chocolate for a heart-healthy treat

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Environmental Nutrition

EN investigates the not so dark side of eating chocolate.

The mighty Mayans touted it as the "Food of the Gods," and ever since millions of palates have been held hostage to the seductive, silky ways of chocolate. Beyond its feel-good factor, partly in thanks to a mix...Read more

Seriously Simple: Celebrate Easter with braised spring lamb

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Easter signifies the beginning of spring, so what better dish to celebrate the holiday with then young spring lamb and fresh peas right out of their shells?

I love this dish from Alex Guarnaschelli's book "The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart" (Clarkson Potter, 2017) Filled with easily accessible recipes, this is a wonderful volume to keep ...Read more

EatingWell: In complete hominy

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Hominy is made by soaking dried corn kernels in lime to remove the tough hull and germ. The result looks like puffed-up corn, perhaps most notably enjoyed in the Mexican soup posole. In this healthy chicken stir-fry recipe, the hominy is added along with the vegetables to make a hearty dinner. Look for hominy in cans in the Latin section of ...Read more

The Kitchn: Bunny bread is fun, fast and festive

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Easter bread comes in all different shapes and sizes, from hot cross buns to the Greek Tsoureki I grew up with -- but it has never been quite so adorable or easy. These Easter bread bunnies are quick to make and finished with a delicious surprise.

At our Greek Easter celebration you'll ...Read more

The Kitchn: Served sweet or salty, this Passover plate is a treat

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Passover lasts an entire week. A very, very long pizza-less and pasta-free week. Fortunately, bubbes have come to the rescue. Over many generations, some pretty inventive grandmas and great-grandmas have come up with Passover-friendly dishes to sustain their ...Read more

Chef maps roots in New England in new cookbook

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"Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots" by Matt Jennings (Artisan, $35)

You could say that Matt Jennings has been following the chef's playbook. He's got four nominations for James Beard's Regional Best Chef award (Northeast, for his former Providence, R.I., restaurant Farmstead and his Boston restaurant Townsman), four wins at the pig ...Read more

Here's how to make shakshuka, the egg dish with the awesome name

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Suddenly, it seems like shakshuka is everywhere.

Restaurant menus. Food Network how-to shows. YouTube videos. And on breakfast, lunch and dinner tables in homes across the country.

Maybe the dish's ascendancy can be traced to cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi. In his bestselling "Jerusalem" and "Plenty" tomes, the Israeli-born London chef ...Read more

Chicken-fennel soup doubles down on flavor and on fighting sniffles

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The chicken buttons her feathered lab coat, tucks a clipboard under wing and turns to her work: curing the common cold. Her efforts have yielded Chicken Soup, the standard of care in many a household. Served steaming hot, it reduces congestion and -- by keeping the patient happily at home -- cuts down on contagion. Important contributions to ...Read more

How to shop Asian grocery stores and stock your pantry

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Walking into an Asian grocery store for the first time can be a daunting experience. Many of the labels aren't in English, or the English is misspelled or indecipherable. You're left with reading tiny type on the back or trying to mime to someone who may not speak English fluently.

But don't be intimidated by these obstacles. We've broken down ...Read more

Instant Pot is only as good as the cook who uses it — here's how to be better

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Remember when there were no food processors? My mom, a "gourmet" cook before "foodies" existed, used just a blender and a hand mixer until the mid-1970s when home cooks started buying this new appliance. All of a sudden, dishes that had been out of reach to the home cook tumbled into daily meals. Pesto, bread and pastry doughs, emulsified sauces...Read more

Beef Stew in a Dutch Oven

Recipes / ArcaMax Chef /

Everyone’s family has a story. And an Irish family might even throw in a little blarney just to keep it interesting.

In my family there are a couple of stories I’ve heard over-and-over again that I thought were true. Here are two...

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Teeling Irish whiskey aims to challenge norms with barrel flavors

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It's a delicate line. How do you craft something that's recognizable yet wholly unique?

That was the question Alex Chasko, along with Jack and Stephen Teeling, asked themselves when they set about opening the first new distillery in Dublin in more than 125 years. They knew they wanted Teeling Whiskey to "challenge the norms of what it means to ...Read more

Mango, kale, avocado and more in US can all be traced to one man

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The history of food in the United States can be divided into two periods: before David Fairchild and after David Fairchild.

Fairchild, who lived from 1869 to 1954, was a botanist and adventurer who traveled around the world at a time when few people ever left the country. He went to other countries, sometimes braving dangerous conditions to do ...Read more

Israel's winemaking more global, contemporary than ever

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The modern, large-scale experiment with wine continues in the country known today as Israel.

Maybe "contemporary" is a better word than "modern." The claim could be made that the Holy Land's modern wine industry began in 1882, when Carmel Winery was founded by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, of the legendary Chateau Lafite Rothschild in the ...Read more

Best Bites: Campbell's Well Yes! Mediterranean-Style Wedding Soup

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Natural ingredients, whole grains and a hefty dose of protein make this soup stand out from the rest of the canned crowd. What everyone else in the world calls an Italian wedding soup, this has a simple, pure, unmuddled taste that is satisfying, clean and good. So it seems almost churlish to ask what the deal is with the weird, springy turkey ...Read more

Spring ahead with vegetarian chili

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

"Spring ahead! Fall back!" That's the simple memory device we've all been taught to remember which way to reset our clocks when daylight saving time begins (on the second Sunday in March) or ends (on the first Sunday in November). The practice aims to give people an extra hour of sunlight after their working days during springtime and summer.

I...Read more

Whiskey-glazed cod the perfect meal for St. Patrick's Day

Recipes / Quick Fix /

Cod, a popular Irish fish, is coated with an Irish whiskey sauce for a quick dinner that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or for any quick dinner. Fresh chives add flavor and green color to celebrate the day.

Broccoli and Potatoes complete the meal. Start the potatoes first and the entire meal can be made in 20 minutes.

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We tried McDonald's new fresh beef patty. The question is: Is it good?

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CHICAGO -- McDonald's announced Tuesday that its Quarter Pounder burgers and Signature Crafted burgers will be made with cooked-to-order, fresh beef patties.

After listening to customer suggestions, like they did for all-day breakfast, the burger chain determined that customers wanted a juicier, fresher burger. Monday, the company announced ...Read more