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All you need to know for 2017 Inman Park Restaurant Week

Risotto di frutti de mare at Sotto Sotto. / Photo credit Reynolds Group. If you find yourself eating dinner in Inman Park more often than not — and who would blame you?
New pizza concept coming to DeKalb, North Fulton, Intown Atlanta

New pizza concept coming to DeKalb, North Fulton, Intown Atlanta

A new pizza concept is making its debut in metro Atlanta with three locations. The Local Pizzaiolo has already signed three leases, according to Tomorrow’s News Today. One shop will be located in Toco Hills in place of the now-shuttered Toco Hills Coin Laundry at Toco Hill Promenade at 2947 N Druid Hills Road NE — the space will be renovated and expanded to accommodate more customers...
Taco Tuesday: Get three tacos and a beer for $13 in Midtown

Taco Tuesday: Get three tacos and a beer for $13 in Midtown

Get three tacos and a beer at ONE. midtown kitchen every Tuesday. HANDOUT / Mia Yakel. Taco lovers can enjoy three different tacos plus a Cerveza Tecate at ONE.
Find out how to support Atlanta chef battling cancer for second time

Find out how to support Atlanta chef battling cancer for second time

no. 246 is hosting a fundraiser for its sous chef, who is battling cancer. / Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.
Buy This: Two appliances and one kitchen tool you do not want to be without

Buy This: Two appliances and one kitchen tool you do not want to be without

Spring has officially arrived! Time to take stock of your kitchen cupboards and update your kitchen appliances and tools. We love the upgrades to these particular kitchen tools. And the introduction of a new must-have appliance for our kitchen arsenal. Sous Vide Your Dinner Tonight Sous vide is more than a trend. It’s a very real cooking method moving from restaurant kitchens to home kitchens...
Get a free, cool Italian ice in celebration of spring in Atlanta today

Get a free, cool Italian ice in celebration of spring in Atlanta today

Get a free Italian ice today at Rita’s. HANDOUT / Vault Communications. Spring signifies warmer weather and to celebrate, Rita’s is giving away a free, cool cup of Italian ice to everyone from 12-9 p.
Jai Ho now open off the Beltline and other top Atlanta food news from the week

Jai Ho now open off the Beltline and other top Atlanta food news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta. Nan at the newly-opened Jai Ho in Morningside.
These three Georgia restaurants made a list of top 100 U.S. ‘hot spots’ for 2017

These three Georgia restaurants made a list of top 100 U.S. ‘hot spots’ for 2017

Smokey Sake at O-Ku Sushi. / Photo Credit: Kelsey Schulz The temperatures in Georgia are starting to warm up — and three Georgia restaurants are following suit.
This Atlanta brewery made a list of top breweries in the country

This Atlanta brewery made a list of top breweries in the country

Cheers to beer at SweetWater Brewing tours and tastings. / CONTRIBUTED BY SWEETWATER BREWING CO. Raise your glass to one of Atlanta’s biggest craft brew success stories.
Is this Georgia spot the best place for barbecue in the South?

Is this Georgia spot the best place for barbecue in the South?

Pulled pork, Hoppin’ John, hush puppies and a cold beer from Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons.
Popular Ponce pizzeria to close after more than two decades

Popular Ponce pizzeria to close after more than two decades

The McLeod Nine pizza at Cameli’s / AJC file photo A pizza place that made its home next to “Murder Kroger” since 1996 is reportedly set to serve its last slice next month.
Feast your eyes on the 12 burgers you can get for $7 in Gwinnett next week

Feast your eyes on the 12 burgers you can get for $7 in Gwinnett next week

If there’s a better combination than  a juicy burger and a cold beer, we haven’t found it. Explore Gwinnett apparently agrees — from March 19-25, the county will host Burger +  Brews Week, a celebration of burgers and beer pairings at 12 participating restaurants. Pay $7 for a burger (tax, beer and gratuity not included) and get a beer pairing chosen by the chef. Participating...
Get these ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired wines before the last season starts

Get these ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired wines before the last season starts

In this image released by HBO, Lena Headey appears in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”/ (HBO via AP)   Read The A List: The faces, places, dishes and drinks defining the Atlanta dining scene right now Read more stories like this by liking Atlanta Restaurant Scene on Facebook, following@ATLDiningNews on Twitter and @ajcdining on Instagram.
Review: Neighborhood pleasures at Poor Hendrix in East Lake

Review: Neighborhood pleasures at Poor Hendrix in East Lake

It is a truth universally acknowledged, to paraphrase Jane Austen, that a community in possession of good fortune must be in want of a neighborhood bar and restaurant. Over the last number of years, the East Lake neighborhood has become exactly that. New residents have flocked there for good reasons. It is a charming neighborhood full of trees and old homes and young families happy to be close to...
Make Linton Hopkins’ larb with in-season cabbage

Make Linton Hopkins’ larb with in-season cabbage

Alex Johnson is the new farm manager for Burge Organic Farm in Mansfield. A transplant from Busti, New York, she’s no stranger to farming. Until she moved here, however, what she knew about farming was in a very different climate with a totally different growing season and what she refers to as “snow challenges.” Johnson graduated from the State University of New York College of...
Gigantes hard to find but worth a try for Fogo de Chao dish

Gigantes hard to find but worth a try for Fogo de Chao dish

Gigantes are large lima beans and they’re not that easy to find. The chefs at Fogo de Chao suggest that if you can’t find gigantes, you use chickpeas instead. You can purchase canned chickpeas, or cook dried peas by soaking them overnight and then draining, covering with fresh water and cooking until tender. <<More must-make recipes from metro Atlanta restaurants 6 cups cooked...
Record temps deliver seasonal crops sooner

Record temps deliver seasonal crops sooner

If you use the seasons as your guide for grocery shopping or for ordering at restaurants, you might be doing a double-take these days. Local strawberries already? It’s not just fruit, either. Asparagus, onions, pea tendrils — they are all coming sooner than normal. “I never saw asparagus in February. Normally, it would get in in April,” said Cory Mosser of farming consultant...
Crawfish boil in Midtown, new restaurant opening specials and more in metro Atlanta this week

Crawfish boil in Midtown, new restaurant opening specials and more in metro Atlanta this week

Enjoy a bevy of specials this week at Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill as part of grand opening festivities.
How to celebrate National Pi Day in Atlanta: Deals, recipes and more

How to celebrate National Pi Day in Atlanta: Deals, recipes and more

Cracked pie from Dovetail Math lovers and food lovers might seem like strange bedfellows, but there’s at least one day that brings the two groups together.
Food truck and beer concept coming to Alpharetta

Food truck and beer concept coming to Alpharetta

Tex’s Tacos is on the roster at Truck & Tap, coming to Alpharetta. / Photo from Truck & Tap”s Facebook page If you’re a fan of metro Atlanta’s food trucks and you like beer, a concept coming to Alpharetta will be right up your alley.
Find out which Krog Street Market restaurant is closing at the end of this month

Find out which Krog Street Market restaurant is closing at the end of this month

Croque Monsieur at The Luminary. / AJC file photo Chef Eli Kirshtein has decided to close The Luminary at Krog Street Market.
Buy This: Italian products you can find in Atlanta

Buy This: Italian products you can find in Atlanta

This week we celebrate all things Italian! Spicy Calabrian peppers! Chefs love the distinctive flavor of Calabrian peppers, small hot Italian cherry peppers that usually come to us in the States packed jars of olive oil and preserved with a little salt. Tuscany at Your Table in Virginia-Highland offers prepared Italian foods like Tuscan Soup, panini and Orecchiette with Broccolini. But their shelves...
Yebo Beach Haus to return and other metro Atlanta food news from the week

Yebo Beach Haus to return and other metro Atlanta food news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta. Yebo Beach Haus will soon return after turning into Yebo Ski Haus for the winter.
Drinks are $4 during Sunday brunch at this Buckhead BBQ joint

Drinks are $4 during Sunday brunch at this Buckhead BBQ joint

While indulging in cocktail specials, order brunch faves at Smokebelly BBQ during its new Sunday brunch service.
Tasty China coming to Smyrna

Tasty China coming to Smyrna

Hot and numbing dried beef at Tasty China in Marietta. AJC file photo Smyrna is about to get a whole lot more spicy.
OTP Irish pubs to knock back a Guinness in honor of St. Patty’s Day

OTP Irish pubs to knock back a Guinness in honor of St. Patty’s Day

There’s nothing quite like the jovial, spirited vibes of a classic ol’ Irish pub—especially come March 17.
Learn how to make Saltyard’s poke tacos for Lent and beyond

Learn how to make Saltyard’s poke tacos for Lent and beyond

Poke tacos from Chef Nick Leahy at Saltyard. / Photo by Matthew Wong It’s Lent season, which means, if you observe it, you’re likely looking for ways to dress up your fish.
Bao wow! Five spots for delicious Taiwanese buns in Atlanta

Bao wow! Five spots for delicious Taiwanese buns in Atlanta

I’m not certain of the first time I saw a restaurant in intown Atlanta serve gua bao, but I am fairly certain the menu didn’t call it that. Maybe it was seven or eight years ago at Miso Izakaya, when chef Guy Wong was beginning to make his name with an Old Fourth Ward restaurant. Back then, Wong’s folded, steamed buns stuffed with pork belly or crispy duck were turning heads on Edgewood...
Not 2 bothered that one season rules at Kitchen Six

Not 2 bothered that one season rules at Kitchen Six

Kitchen Six has got a numerical shtick that I entirely approve of. On the menu there is a rotating roster of six comforting “bites,” six starters and six entrees. The desserts? Well, those are six, split: there are three. I love a tight, focused menu like this. Not only does it make the job of ordering easy, but also a chef with a small menu has the time to make every dish stand out. So...
My daughter wants to be a chef. Can you help?

My daughter wants to be a chef. Can you help?

On Feb. 9, I opened my email to find the following message: “I need a little help and have a very strange request. My daughter, Olivia, who is 8 years old, is wanting to be a chef when she grows up. I’m looking for restaurants that have female executive chefs and I’d like to take her and let her meet them and have a meal at their establishment. I am looking to inspire her to work...
Duck’s Cranberry Pear Relish is easy to make at home

Duck’s Cranberry Pear Relish is easy to make at home

Cindy Diamond sent us this recipe with a note it’s something they prepare each year, a holiday favorite for their customers. The addition of pears to the cranberries is a little unexpected but just as seasonally right as cranberries with apples. They add a little orange extract to the mixture to bump up the citrus and recommend a good quality extract like the ones from Nielsen Massey. You&rsquo...
A bounty of local Irish Pub dishes for St. Patrick’s Day

A bounty of local Irish Pub dishes for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish actor Peter O’Toole once famously quipped that his three favorite Irish foods were all Guinness. But nowadays, Irish cooking isn’t about paucity. It has become much more sophisticated, with explorations of the island’s bounty of local seafood, meat, dairy and produce. And even what was once considered the most basic pub grub has taken more sophisticated turns. In honor of St...
UPDATED: Here are 86 women-owned metro Atlanta restaurants, food businesses

UPDATED: Here are 86 women-owned metro Atlanta restaurants, food businesses

Jenny Levison, who owns Souper Jenny. / MATT KEMPNER / AJC International Women’s Day on Mar. 8 celebrates women and the work they do every day.
First Look: Camps Kitchen & Bar delivers ‘eclectic American’ to East Cobb

First Look: Camps Kitchen & Bar delivers ‘eclectic American’ to East Cobb

Camps Margherita Pizza and Beet and Burrata salad. Photo credit- Mia Yakel. Camps Kitchen & Bar recently opened in the former Paper Mill Grill space in East Cobb.
Buy This: Three food products for the baby in your life

Buy This: Three food products for the baby in your life

It’s spring and there are babies everywhere. Baby birds, baby flower buds and baby people! Stock up on these items to give your baby a delicious spring. Swiss-Designed disposable baby bibs These adorable disposable bibs come in stylish designs suitable for boys, girls and everyone. They’re tear resistant and recyclable. The generous size, 11-by-9-inches, covers lots of baby frontage and...
Find deals, specials during Johns Creek Restaurant Week this month

Find deals, specials during Johns Creek Restaurant Week this month

Get 10 percent off your bill at Maverick’s Cantina during Johns Creek Restaurant Week. / AJC file photo North Fulton residents can gear up for a week of their favorite food with a sweet price starting this weekend.
Atlanta restaurant owner to open new Asian concepts in Roswell, Chamblee

Atlanta restaurant owner to open new Asian concepts in Roswell, Chamblee

Sushi rolls at The One Sushi+ / Photo from The One Sushi+ Facebook page An Atlanta restaurateur with three established businesses is planning to add two more by the end of the year.
Exhibit, restaurants dish out sustainable innovations

Exhibit, restaurants dish out sustainable innovations

Are you one of those shoppers who gets paralyzed in the grocery aisle? Not only are there a zillion types of crackers, cookies or chips to choose from, but if you check labels, you can fixate on calories, grams of fat and sugar, or ingredient lists that will make you second-guess your eyeglass prescription and your ability to read English. Ah, but why are you even holding that box of processed food!...
Learn how to cook with in-season Barese chard

Learn how to cook with in-season Barese chard

Farmers are just as interested in growing something new as we are in trying out a delicious new vegetable. Linda Scharko of Scharko Farms says she waited two months to get her hands on the seeds for Barese chard, an heirloom Italian variety of the vegetable we think of as “Swiss” chard. “The seed catalogs said it would be a good substitute for the choys. We find the choys are tasty...
The old Prohibition space is getting turned into two new Italian eateries

The old Prohibition space is getting turned into two new Italian eateries

The old Prohibition space / AJC file photo Add two more new concepts coming to the old East Andrews Entertainment District, now known as Andrews Square.
Unexpected star dish at Luda’s airport restaurant isn’t fried chicken

Unexpected star dish at Luda’s airport restaurant isn’t fried chicken

Battered catfish at Chicken + Beer at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is an unexpected star on the menu.
Love food? Make sure these 6 events are on your list for March

Love food? Make sure these 6 events are on your list for March

Celebrate oysters at Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar. / AJC file photo Wine, brunch and chocolate are all on the menu next month with these March events for food lovers.
Learn to make beignets with Venkman’s chef Nick Melvin

Learn to make beignets with Venkman’s chef Nick Melvin

Chef Nick Melvin It’s time to laissez les bon temps roulez, and nothing says “Let the good times roll” like some freshly-made beignets.
Atlanta Braves change policy on bringing outside food into SunTrust Park 

Atlanta Braves change policy on bringing outside food into SunTrust Park 

The Atlanta Braves have changed the policy regarding food and beverages that fans are permitted to bring into the new SunTrust Park.  Beginning this season, ticketholders will not be allowed to bring in outside food. Exceptions will be made for infant food and for special dietary restriction items, according to a Braves spokesperson. Fans bringing in such food items may enter through any...
Can blueberries beat the ‘baby blues’ in new mothers?

Can blueberries beat the ‘baby blues’ in new mothers?

Could the super-food we know as blueberries be any more super? Maybe. A new study by researchers in Toronto finds that a dietary supplement regimen of the powerful antioxidants blueberry juice and blueberry extract can help ward off the “baby blues.” The temporary mood swings and sadness experienced by many new moms can sometimes lead to more serious postpartum depression. In the study...
What can restaurant pros teach you about the secrets of great service?

What can restaurant pros teach you about the secrets of great service?

Sit down, chefs. Simmer down, restaurant critics. And, yes, put a sock in it, Yelpers. It’s time for the servers to speak. It’s true that we go to a restaurant for the food. But how we experience that food is up to the person who serves it — the waiter or waitress who takes your order, gets it to your table and ushers you through your meal. If they do it right, they can make a good...
Meatless recipe: Quinoa is godsend for making gluten-free quiche crust

Meatless recipe: Quinoa is godsend for making gluten-free quiche crust

Homemade quiche can be a problem for cooks who don’t like to play with pastry dough, as well as diners who want to steer clear of gluten. Enter quinoa, a protein-packed, grain-like seed that’s been nourishing people for more than 3,000 years. A safe and healthy alternative to wheat, cooked quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is a perfect building material for a tasty — and...
Frugal Traveler: Come for the beer, stay for the vistas

Frugal Traveler: Come for the beer, stay for the vistas

I’m a fairly big guy — 6-foot-3 with plenty of mass to soak up alcohol — but I was being particularly careful as I hopped (no pun intended) from brewery to brewery in San Diego. Touring the dozens of worthy beer options in the sprawling, beautiful city requires a car, and I was being conservative with my intake. But this Electric Youth coffee pale ale from Thunderhawk Alements was...
A chocolate malted you can scoop

A chocolate malted you can scoop

The summer after I moved back to Brooklyn from Manhattan, I created a weekly ice cream ritual. I’d run 2 1/2 miles to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, order a chocolate malted and devour it on the sweaty walk home. Surely the 5-mile round trip would mitigate some of the damage done, I’d tell myself. I always asked for a double portion of malted milk powder blended into the drink. It made...
A classic salad gets a tropical twist

A classic salad gets a tropical twist

Salade Nicoise is the kind of French bistro concoction that looks casually composed but follows a specific regimen: olives, green beans, oil-packed tuna, anchovies, tomatoes, hard-cooked eggs and potatoes, served with a spiky vinaigrette. This recipe, from Nadia Damaso, a 20-year-old Swiss food blogger (EatBetterNotLess.com), omits the olives and anchovies and then perks things up with a blender mango...

Divisions at the dinner table can have long-lasting consequences

There is a father in my neighborhood who is eager to feed his three children well. He buys organic foods, limits sugar and has planted a backyard garden with his kids. He says his wife undermines his efforts, bringing sweets and packaged foods into the house, offering dessert every night and letting the kids graze until they aren't hungry for dinner. He and his wife bicker about this constantly, often...
7 Day Menu Planner

7 Day Menu Planner

4/ 2 Family Sunday Serve the family your own Roast Chicken with brown rice and gravy today. Alongside, try delicious Zucchini Casserole Au Gratin (see recipe), fresh broccoli spears and dinner rolls. For dessert, buy a blueberry crisp (frozen). Plan ahead: Save enough chicken, rice, gravy, zucchini casserole and crisp for Monday. 4/ 3 Heat-and-Eat Monday Make Open-Face Chicken Sandwiches for a quick...
Post-Whole30: What I learned after a month without dairy, grains, alcohol or sugar

Post-Whole30: What I learned after a month without dairy, grains, alcohol or sugar

Back in February, I wrote about my decision to embark on a new food journey: the Whole30. For those unfamiliar, Whole30 is a lifestyle program (I hesitate to call it a diet, because it goes a few steps beyond just telling you what to eat) which encourages eliminating “psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups” from your body for a full...
Fresno food blogger takes vegan food to a new level

Fresno food blogger takes vegan food to a new level

It took just one documentary about animal agriculture to convince Ashley Hankins-Marchetti to become vegan. The documentary, “Cowspiracy,” raises the argument that livestock are harmful to the environment. Although there is still a lot of debate over the issue, Hankins-Marchetti’s mind was made up. No more meat for her. After watching the movie, she and her wife, Ashlee Marchetti...
Potatoes in an herb state of mind

Potatoes in an herb state of mind

Potatoes never go out of style, and nor do herbs. So when they are combined, you get au courant yet down-to-earth balancing flavors. Potatoes never go out of style, and nor do herbs. So when they are combined, you get au courant yet down-to-earth balancing flavors. Whether the potatoes are baked, roasted, stuffed, fried, boiled and buttered, and mashed or smashed, herbs are fantastic team players...
Gather round, we’re making empanadas

Gather round, we’re making empanadas

Some foods are made for a crowd. To consume them, yes, but also to make them. Empanadas are one of those foods. These filled pastries are popular in South America, joining a long list of such handheld pastries that are a part of many cultures: Think pasties, calzones, turnovers, Hot Pockets — you get the picture. Empanadas likely originated in Portugal, but are believed to have been influenced...
Below luminous ice, a bounty of mussels

Below luminous ice, a bounty of mussels

For eight months a year, the flat bay around the village of Kangiqsujuaq in far northern Quebec freezes beneath a white expanse of ice and snow, leaving ravens and foxes as rare signs of life, along with Inuit and their dogs. Throughout the winter the Inuit hunt seal and caribou, and they fish through the ice for arctic char. But in the coldest months, when the ice is thickest, some venture beneath...
An easy grain bowl built on roasted tofu, broccoli - and a killer dressing

An easy grain bowl built on roasted tofu, broccoli - and a killer dressing

Sometimes it feels like I'm running a fast-casual restaurant out of my home kitchen, with a nightly clientele of just two. What grain would we like for the base of our bowls? What protein? What vegetable? What dressing, and what crunchy topping(s)? That's when things are working the way I've planned, and I've got all of the above - in multiple choices, sometimes! - waiting in the fridge or freezer...
Set the stage for spring with these 5 wines

Set the stage for spring with these 5 wines

This week's recommendations include two Bordeaux-style red wines: an elegant cabernet sauvignon from Paso Robles and an intriguing blend from one of Virginia's top producers. Then, explore a high-end sparkling wine and a juicy cava rosada from Spain, plus a tasty Portuguese rosé that fits our budget for relaxed patio sipping. Think spring! 3 Stars Spain, $45 Raventos i Blanc is trying to elevate...
Review: Try street food indoors at Atlanta’s Halal Guys, Yumbii

Review: Try street food indoors at Atlanta’s Halal Guys, Yumbii

Selling food on a street corner has long been one of the quickest ways to start a business, though it is hard work. The overhead is low, but that means one must brave the elements and stake claim to turf. Few last long in the business. Every once in a while, though, a street food vendor becomes so successful that they leave the street to sell food indoors, just like everybody else. In Atlanta, two...
Review: Kicky fun (if not spicy kick) at CT Cocina & Taqueria

Review: Kicky fun (if not spicy kick) at CT Cocina & Taqueria

When I’m going to a cube-shaped cafe (or to be precise, cocina/taqueria) in a suburban shopping center, I don’t expect to be swept off my feet. I brace myself for a functional, fluorescent-lit box, for dropped ceiling tiles and a single wall of windows. I know I’ll easily overlook this unavoidable tableau if the food is fabulous and the staffers are lovely. So I was truly shocked...

Copper Coin closes its doors in Brookhaven

There’s one less place to get coffee and a bite to eat in Brookhaven. Copper Coin announced on its Facebook yesterday that it would be closed moving forward: The coffee shop — which served breakfast, lunch and dinner — opened in 2015 at 705 Town Blvd. NE, replacing Baci by Cafe at Pharr, which closed in October of that year. A location at 400 Chambers St. in Woodstock remains open...
A wine lover's trifecta: The right maker, a singular grape, a good price

A wine lover's trifecta: The right maker, a singular grape, a good price

The vinoscenti seek out wines of terroir, those that taste of a place and could come from nowhere else. The great vineyards of the world command exorbitant prices for their wines. Those of us who love to experience this singular expression of the grape but can't always afford the most prestigious cuvées seek out wines from similar but less exalted regions. And when we find a talented winemaker...
Pressure cook your way to ‘Flavortown’ with Guy Fieri

Pressure cook your way to ‘Flavortown’ with Guy Fieri

When celebrity restaurateur Guy Fieri isn’t going “off the hook” or “out of bounds” during travels for his Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” he’s in an apron at his Santa Rosa home, cooking for his family. At least, that’s what he tells us in the introduction to his sixth cookbook, “Guy Fieri Family Food: Kitchen Tested, Home...

What are the best snacks before bedtime?

Q: I know it’s not good to eat close to bedtime, but I get hungry. What are the least harmful things I can eat — or drink — say, an hour or two before going to bed? A: It’s hard to resist late-night cravings, but try to limit your bedtime nosh to 100 or 200 calories, 300 calories tops, said Isabel Maples, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and choose...
Cooking with kids: Making mac and cheese from scratch

Cooking with kids: Making mac and cheese from scratch

If your household includes children, you likely lost count long ago of the number of bowls of macaroni and cheese you’ve made, ordered at restaurants, microwaved or poured out of a box. As if by some collective agreement, the stuff becomes locked into our food psyches from an absurdly early age, the very definition of comfort food. There’s good reason for this, of course. A bowl of pasta...
Should you measure flour then sift or sift then measure?

Should you measure flour then sift or sift then measure?

A: These are the two most commonly asked baking questions to the Free Press Test Kitchen. When it comes to sifting flour it all depends how the word sifted is used in the ingredient list or recipe directions. If a recipe calls for “1 cup flour, sifted,” measure the flour first and then sift it into a bowl. If a recipe calls for “1 cup sifted flour,” sift the flour first and...
Gnocchi are demanding. These dumplings are not.

Gnocchi are demanding. These dumplings are not.

One of the great things about serving a roast for Sunday supper is that it tends to cook itself. Slip it into the oven, and you're free to do just about anything else - including focusing on the vegetables and other so-called "sides." This recipe is for a side dish that deserves star billing. It's a variation on the Italian potato dumplings known as gnocchi, which are often made with russets...
The cost can be debated, but meals on wheels gets results

The cost can be debated, but meals on wheels gets results

Meals on Wheels has been delivering food to older people in the United States since the 1950s. Last year it served 2.4 million people. This week, after President Donald Trump released his budget proposal, a furor erupted over the program’s future and effectiveness. Let’s look at the evidence. Trump’s budget proposes big cuts to discretionary spending. In a news conference Thursday...
Pot to pair with wines? Sonoma embraces possibilities

Pot to pair with wines? Sonoma embraces possibilities

In the heart of Northern California’s wine country, a civil engineer turned marijuana entrepreneur is adding a new dimension to the art of matching fine wines with gourmet food: cannabis and wine pairing dinners. Sam Edwards, co-founder of the Sonoma Cannabis Co., charges diners $100 to $150 for a meal that experiments with everything from marijuana-leaf pesto sauce to sniffs of cannabis flowers...
Learn to make S & S Cafeteria’s cornbread muffins

Learn to make S & S Cafeteria’s cornbread muffins

The folks at S & S Cafeteria were happy to share their recipe. They make it seven dozen, 14 dozen or even 28 dozen at a time. We’ve scaled it back for home cook use although it will still make quite a few. Wrap in foil and freeze what you can’t use right away. Then keep them wrapped in foil and reheat in a 250 degree oven. It’s the high temperature used for baking and the teaspoon...
Dave & Buster’s is coming to Alpharetta and 250 jobs are coming with it

Dave & Buster’s is coming to Alpharetta and 250 jobs are coming with it

Soon folks in Alpharetta won’t have to drive to Marietta, Lawrenceville or Duluth when they want to eat, drink, play and watch sports in the same building. Dave & Buster’s is on the way. The venue combining tasty food with arcade games is hiring now for its Alpharetta location, which is set to open on May 22. The company, founded in Dallas, Texas, plans to hire more than 250 employees...
This dish will please the gluten-free crowd – and everyone else

This dish will please the gluten-free crowd – and everyone else

Mediterranea baked feta in red sauce. Photo credit- Mia Yakel. Dish of the Week:  Baked feta in red sauce at Mediterranea Dining out can be tricky for those who suffer from celiac disease.
In Spain, a restaurant reimagines the famed El Bulli

In Spain, a restaurant reimagines the famed El Bulli

Having opened seven restaurants in eight years, Albert Adrià did not need to open another. Adrià, 47, has explored the intersection of modern Spanish cuisine and other traditions more than perhaps any other chef. Five of his restaurants are in the same neighborhood here, creating a kind of culinary theme park that lures some 100,000 diners — half of them foreigners — in a...
Roero is an Italian wine region you should know

Roero is an Italian wine region you should know

Roero is the place by the places. It’s the wine like the wines, and the wines we’re talking about are all made of the nebbiolo grape variety, and they all come from Piedmont in northwestern Italy. But there are differences, and the difference that favors Roero is price. I like to think of the red wine of Roero (there’s a white, too, and we’ll get to that) the way you might...

When whisking, use a lot of energy or go electric 

Columnist Dorie Greenspan recently answered reader questions. Here are edited excerpts from that chat. Unless otherwise noted, recipes with capitalized names are found in our Recipe Finder at washingtonpost.com/recipes. Q: The recipe for Dorie Greenspan's Cappuccino Madeleines calls for whisking together the sugar and eggs "energetically." Does it make a difference if a handheld electric...
Immigrants bring new touches to American BBQ as they always have

Immigrants bring new touches to American BBQ as they always have

Jiyeon Lee, a South Korean expat, doesn't serve Korean barbecue at her Heirloom Market BBQ in Atlanta. She and her husband, the Texas-born Cody Taylor, serve American barbecue with Korean touches. Example: pungent gochujang-marinated pork, smoked over oak and hickory wood and served as a sandwich crowned with kimchi coleslaw. In Austin, Miguel Vidal has mated the ingredients of his Mexican ancestry...
Why are beer bottles brown? We never thought to ask until now

Why are beer bottles brown? We never thought to ask until now

Why are beer bottles brown? It is one of those questions we never thought to ask … until someone pointed it out. That someone is the Business Insider, which has done a short, but revealing article that proves beer bottles aren’t brown by accident, or because it makes them look more manly. “Beer has been around for quite a while — some of the first to brew it was the ancient...
Olive tapenade pasta matches wines with good acidity, spice notes

Olive tapenade pasta matches wines with good acidity, spice notes

The earthy, briny flavors of olive tapenade make us want to eat it straight, with a spoon. But when you’re done doing that, or you know, from a cracker, toss it with linguine in this easy dinner recipe. We give directions for making green olive tapenade from scratch, but you can sub with a jarred brand for speed. Then, pop a bottle of wine — one of our choices here — and dinner is...
When a small sip is a taste of anxiety

When a small sip is a taste of anxiety

When Eric Hiatt, a litigator in New York, ate recently at Italienne, a new restaurant in Chelsea, he was confounded by what did not happen. Hiatt, a wine lover, ordered a bottle of Ronco Severo ribolla gialla, and at first all seemed as usual. A sommelier presented the unopened bottle for approval, so he could affirm it was the wine he had ordered. She then took it away for opening. At restaurants...

Embracing your bitter side

At a small vegetable shop in Milan, Italy, recently, I asked the keeper for radicchio. He inquired as to what I wanted to do with it, because he had several varieties. Was I planning to grill it? Serve it with pasta? Make a salad? My Italian isn’t up to the task of explaining my simple plan: wrap the leaves around grapefruit sections, drizzle with olive oil, and eat them. Insalata, I said, thinking...
Plunge into the art of seafood cooking for Lent

Plunge into the art of seafood cooking for Lent

Take a breath: We’re jumping with both feet into the deep waters of seafood cooking. For many, the preparation of fish and other treasures from the sea is akin to swimming in uncharted waters. But, it is Lent, which means that many will abstain from meat on Fridays until Easter. So it’s an especially good time to take the plunge. Henry Dewey and John McNally, two of the Pittsburgh&rsquo...
How cooking dinner can be a dance

How cooking dinner can be a dance

One of my most thrilling moments of culinary discovery was when, at age 16, a friend and I went to dinner at a “fancy” restaurant using our baby-sitting money. We were paying. We were without any grown-ups. And we could eat anything we wanted. For the first time in my life, I didn’t have to order a proper meal. I didn’t even have to get an entree. What I craved was two appetizers...

25 most important American craft beers ever

Food & Wine had a great idea. I’m borrowing it. Last month, the magazine asked 21 beer industry luminaries to rank the most important craft beers of all time. Not the best, which would have been a ridiculous and impossible undertaking. The most important. As you might expect from a pack of luminaries, the list was fairly well-constructed. But after sharing it on social media and following with...
Vegan chocolate mousse whips up beautifully with aquafaba

Vegan chocolate mousse whips up beautifully with aquafaba

The award for most compelling actor in an utterly unexpected role goes to … the chickpea. The legume, which also works under the stage name garbanzo, stars in such classics as falafel, hummus and three-bean salad. Vegetarians praise its protein power. Carnivores go for its nutty appeal. The bean has even taken bit parts, subbing for flour in pasta and potatoes in chips. Late in such an illustrious...
How to make a classic French onion soup