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All About Roux

If you’re feeling the spirit of Mardi Gras, you may be inspired to try your hand at a Cajun or Creole recipe, like gumbo or shrimp etouffee. The key to many of these flavorful, complex dishes is the roux, a cooked flour and fat mixture that thickens, colors, and flavors […]

Soups & Stews

Beef Chili

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 3 lb boneless beef shoulder 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds, or 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds, or 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon sweet chili powder 1 tablespoon medium hot chili powder 1 tablespoon smoked Spanish paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 […]

Allergen Friendly, Main Dishes

Beef in Massaman Curry Sauce

Makes 4 to 6 servings Massaman curry is the mildest of the Thai curries, but it is often very rich, with the flavors or cardamom, cinnamon, and cumin. You can find massaman curry paste at most Asian markets, but in pinch, you can replace it with easier-to-find red curry paste. […]

Main Dishes

Gnocchi with Duck Ragoût

Makes 4 to 6 servings This recipe is a favorite of our students in our Cuisines of the Mediterranean class at The Culinary Institute of America. The main ingredient in the dish is the gnocchi, served with a perfectly made duck ragoût to accent those fluffy little pillows.

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More than a Trend: Bring Birria to Your Own Kitchen

If you spend any time on social media, you’ve surely seen photos of crispy, griddled birria tacos. Just the sight of them stops any foodie in their tracks. Melted cheese, golden brown and lacy around the edges. Tender meat, rich from hours stewed in chiles and tomatoes. And, of course, […]

Soups & Stews

New Mexican Green Chile Stew

Makes 5 servings Ingredients 1 cup dry white beans, soaked in water overnight 1 3/4 lb pork shoulder, cut into large dice 1 quart chicken stock 12 oz Anaheim peppers 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups small-dice onion 2 tablespoon minced garlic 3 cups medium-dice russet potatoes 1 tablespoon […]

Soups & Stews

Seafood Gumbo

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper Pinch freshly ground black pepper Pinch cayenne Pinch hot paprika Pinch dried thyme Pinch dried oregano 1 tablespoon canola oil or unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups diced onion 1 1/2 cups diced […]

Main Dishes, Soups & Stews

Spicy Kimchi Stew with Pork

Makes 8 portions Kimchi is salty, a little sour, and sure, sort of funky, but definitely in a great way. This fermented chile-rubbed cabbage and scallion mixture is a great base for dishes, like this stew, and the easiest side to add some new flavors to old favorites, like roast […]

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Win The Big Game with a Super Chili Spread

Are you ready for some chili? We aren’t quite sure how chili and football became forever linked, but we know we like it. And while a hot bowl of chili is perfect for any old Sunday, we think the Big Game calls for a super chili spread! This year, don’t […]