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Persian food, yuzu, cooking with weed, sorba, amaro
Oct 31, 2014 4:00 pm

You won't need to carboxylate your Persian kebabs to enjoy a great food high, but you might want to think about it for your next batch of pot butter. Or your first, whatever. Speaking of fantastic additions to food: yuzu is the hot new citrus note of the moment, Montreal-born Indian chef Nira Kehar knows how to use her brain(s), soy milk makes a fantastic noodle soup base and if you're ready for the next step in your cocktail-crafting journey, get to know Amaro intimately.

New Recipes This Week: Thai Fried Chicken, Lamb Carpaccio, Veal Milanese

Cook your way through our newest recipe additions
Oct 31, 2014 3:00 pm

Have you noticed the absence of tomatoes and the abundance of squash? Us too! That's because it's fall, and salted apple bread, butternut muffins and soup and rich, savory fried bites are in prime season. Ditto big bone-in veal chops and as much lamb as you can either braise or serve raw — we've got your carpaccio update right here. Enjoy this week's new recipes. 

First Look: 2014 Bourbon County Stout is Better Than Ever

A brew preview with Goose Island's own Mike Thiel
Oct 31, 2014 2:00 pm

Black Friday is the day where people across America wait on line all night long to buy stuff at big discounts. Beer nerds didn’t have much of a reason to leave the house until Goose Island decided it was no longer acceptable for us to sit at home watching the news of how many people got trampled at outlet stores. Black Friday has become the official annual release day of the entire Bourbon County Stout lineup. But I tried the whole thing with time to spare. 

Cure What Ails You: Extra Advice Cocktail Recipe

A tequila drink crafted by an old-school pharmacy
Oct 31, 2014 1:00 pm

The idea that cocktails could “cure what ails you” was once taken far more seriously. Local pharmacists in the mid-1800’s often healed with the aide of spirits like Chartreuse or Peychaud’s Bitters. At Justus Drugstore in Smithville, MO, this pharmacy and soda fountain turned farm-to-table restaurant packs its bar with housemade cordials, tinctures and bitters both as a nod to this era. Try this tequila-based cocktail believed to ease tension and promote alertness.

5 Boozy Halloween Punches To Pair With All That Candy

Balance out your sugar fix with these boozy punches
Oct 31, 2014 12:30 pm

You haven’t lived until you have tried a real homemade punch. Not the stuff from your college days. As we head into one mighty fine drinking weekend that is Halloween (and the days that follow), we want to offer some punch recipes for your sipping pleasure. These are as follows.

Vegan Snacktime: Baked Eggplant Fries Recipe

Now all we need is a really great veggie burger!
Oct 31, 2014 12:00 pm
baked eggplant fries

Looking for a vegan recipe everyone will love? We're sure your strategy of "just make it without the bacon" will work and everything, but just in case it doesn't, there's Robin Robertson, author of more than 20 healthy living cookbooks. Her latest, Vegan Without Borders, is a trove of nutritious vegan recipes that don't lack anything but a big group of hungry people chowing down on it. Make these crunchy baked eggplant fries and you may never go back to potatoes.

Foods That Are Slowly Improving With Time: Vegan Cheese

It's getting there! Vegan cheese is getting there!
Oct 31, 2014 11:00 am

While 4 Hot New Gourmet Vegan Cheeses You Should Try isn't the most enticing headline you can imagine, it's big news to the earth-conscious folks at One Green Planet. While the story opens with a reminder that fake cheese is not real cheese, it's encouraging to know that the dairy-free are hopeful that this staple of life has not vanished from their lives forever. In fact, there's vegan fresh Loire Valley cheese, wrapped in a fig leaf. With wine pairings.

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