FOOD FUN: Giant Meatball

March 9th is National Meatball Day. Check out the giant meatball from New York restaurant and nightclub Lavo, available today. Served in a six-inch cast iron skillet, the meatball rests in a sausage ragu, topped with whipped ricotta and garnished with a basil chiffonade (ribbons). Want to make your own giant meatballs? Here are two…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Swedish Meatballs & The Other Meatballs Of Europe

[1] Classic Swedish meatballs (here’s the recipe from The Kitchn). [2] Some people like lots of the sour cream gravy (here’s the recipe from The Recipe Critic). [3] Frozen meatballs from Ikea, in beef/pork, chicken or vegan. [4] Frozen mashed potatoes from Ikea. [5] Sour cream [6] Dill (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [7] Lingonberry preserves…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Roast Your Roots

While we wait for spring vegetables to appear, we’ve been eating lots of root vegetables. Root vegetables have sustained mankind through millennia of winters, because they last for long periods in cool temperatures. Before the advent of modern refrigeration, root cellars provided vital cold storage that kept a family fed through the winter. Growing underground…
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RECIPE: Crispy Chicken Thighs Two Ways

[1] Chicken with kale and olives, recipe below, made with [2] chicken thighs, [3] Tuscan kale and [4] castelvetrano olives (photos 1-3 courtesy Good Eggs, photo 4 courtesy Maiden Lane Restaurant | NYC).   Every time we see chicken thighs on sale, we load up and make recipes like these, plus a big vat of…
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FOOD FUN: Chicken Salad Without The Sandwich

Like chicken salad, but trying to cut back on bread? If you want to avoid the bread, croissants and wraps, there’s always a scoop of chicken salad on greens, in lettuce cups, or stuffed into a bell pepper, tomato, or avocado half. But we thought these ideas from Willow Tree Farm add allure to a…
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