July 15, 2016
Makes 8 servings For the topping: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed For the filling: 4 cups blueberries 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh...
July 3, 2016
Nice As F*#k (Love's Way ***) This week's three-woman supergroup - on the heels of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs' self-titled album - is Nice As F*#k , the indie trio fronted by Jenny Lewis, with Erika Forster of Au Revoir Simone and Tennessee Thomas of The Like. The band that debuted at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally has surprise-released this nine-song, self-titled debut, complete with an amusingly grandiose bio by Father John Misty. Under the byline "God's favorite evolved male music journalist," he calls the trio "objectively the best all-female band in the last 25 years (like that should even matter, you know, do you describe RADIOHEAD as an 'ALL OPPRESSOR BAND NO YOU DON'T')
March 11, 2016
Makes 6 servings 1/4 cup flour Fine sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 21/2 pounds chuck or other stew beef, cut into 2-inch cubes, patted dry 3 tablespoons flavorless oil, such as canola, or more as needed 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic (green germ removed), finely chopped One 12-ounce bottle Belgian, abbey, or brown ale or beer, such as Chimay 11/2 cups no-salt-added beef broth 21/2 tablespoons brown sugar (light or dark)
December 17, 2015
Makes 8-10 servings For the topping: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 8 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the filling: 2 to 3 (depending on size) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 2 to 3 pears, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1 cup fresh cranberries 1/4 cup granulated sugar Pinch of fine sea salt 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-12 Pyrex glass casserole.
August 21, 2015
Pie with sweet Jersey blues Vernick Food & Drink's blueberry pie is widely known to be a thing of beauty - and, for a brief moment, you can take it home with you. Vernick's pastry chef, Jennifer Sokoloff, will bake a limited number of pies, with Jersey berries and brown sugar topping, for take-home customers willing to commit to ordering ahead and picking up the dessert on their lunch hour. - Samantha Melamed Vernick Blueberry Pie for Two, $12, order by Aug. 28 at http://vernickblueberrypie.bpt.me and pick up Sept.
June 26, 2015 |
D'Angelo has a lot of lost time to make up for. The Virginia soul man, who played a sweaty, muscular, unrelenting, nearly two-hour show at the Keswick Theatre on Tuesday, has been more absent than present during his two-decade career. After his debut, Brown Sugar , in 1995, the singer born Michael Eugene Archer struggled with writer's block and took five years to release its follow-up, Voodoo . But that was nothing compared to the layoff - elongated by alcoholism and personal problems - between that classic of sultry, simmering funk and its successor.
July 8, 2013
Tip of the Week Summer eating Barbecues are a great part of summer. Here are some tips about what to eat and what not to eat: Don't eat . . . ribs. They are one of the worst foods on the menu because they are much higher in fat than they are in protein. If you have a craving for ribs, make them baby back as opposed to spare ribs. Eat . . . grilled or rotisserie chicken (sans skin). This is the best entree because it is loaded with lean protein, which also helps you feel fuller longer so you don't munch on excess calories.
February 21, 2013 |
"THEY SAY we are all a paycheck away from being homeless, and I had that week when the paycheck didn't come," said February's Top Cook, Andrew Rothstein. That was seven years ago, when he lost his job and his home. Through his own research, Rothstein, 63, found a small house in Sicklerville, N.J., where he now enjoys his kitchen and finds cooking is a way not only to get away from problems, but also to help solve them. "I find you can save a lot of money by price comparison and using coupons," he said.
January 10, 2013
Makes 4 servings 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the ramekins 2 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground ...
December 21, 2012 |
For most people, the Christmas ham conjures images of a clove-studded spiral of pink and smoky-sweet meat. But in our cure-your-own era of nose-to-tail charcuterie, those who have tackled the project of a "fresh" ham - one that's not been cured, cooked, or smoked - know the holiday centerpiece can be something altogether different. Think more of a traditional roast pork writ large, a majestic 20-pound joint of pig with a band of skin wrapped around its shanks - still scored like a crackly pinecone, but with meat inside that's white and savory with juice.