New Spain

New-Spain

I’m having a ginger moment. This moment has lasted months, actually. It got started on summer vacation and has stretched happily into cooler (colder!) temps. Since July, it seems like every time we’ve eaten out, bartenders have been mixing up cocktails with a whole lotta ginger. Smoky mezcal and ginger beer, ginger margaritas, even a… 

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Chicken Stir-Fry with Celery + Peanuts {and a Cookbook Giveaway!}

Chicken Stir Fry

When we see a book titled Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, we think, “Yay! A kindred spirit!” But we’re not so sure Food + Wine Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin’s “mistakes” are quite the same as ours. Our mistakes usually end in tears–or at least in a frantic attempt to kill the smoke alarm. That said,… 

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Salted Apple Bread

Salted Apple Bread

I’m a bit of a lazy baker. Which means, I don’t have time for yeast. Well, actually, I have plenty of time; I just don’t always feel confident with yeasted dough recipes. (Unlike Fran, who can—and will—bake anything that catches her fancy, no matter how many ground artisanal flours, special piping tools, or advanced proofing… 

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