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Make Cornbread, Not War: Sean Brock's Cast Iron Cornbread Recipe

Tangy, smoky cornbread with a crunchy exterior
Oct 21, 2014 3:30 pm
Photo: Peter Frank Edwards

My favorite ball cap, made by Billy Reid, has a patch on the front that reads “Make Cornbread, Not War.” I’m drawn to it because cornbread is a sacred thing in the South, almost a way of life. But cornbread, like barbeque, can be the subject of great debate among Southerners. Flour or no flour? Sugar or no sugar? Is there an egg involved? All are legitimate questions. Chef Sean Brock answers them right here.

It Begins In The Dirt: On The Great Importance Of Home Gardening

It's where the magic happens
Oct 21, 2014 3:00 pm

"A garden is a magical place," says Sean Brock. "I still remember my grandmother’s: the long rows of potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, and corn; the hot dusty soil; and the smell of summer rain. I grew up there, wandering through the warm dirt and reveling in intoxicating smells."

Beans That Taste Like Beef: Sean Brock Explains The Wonderful Leather Britches

Made using an old Appalachian technique
Oct 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Back in June, chef Sean Brock dropped by the Food Republic test kitchen to cook and chat about Southern cuisine. We asked him about his family's signature dishes and he brought up this "really cool" technique of preparing beans particularly, the greasy beans that are indigenous to his native Southwestern Virginia. Grab a needle and thread and follow along.

20 Ways To Eat Super-Healthy Cruciferous Vegetables Tonight

Brussels sprouts, broccoli, romanesco, cauliflower!
Oct 21, 2014 1:00 pm

We don't have to tell you to eat your cruciferous vegetables, you're already doing it! Upscale cauliflower, Brussels sprout, romanesco and broccoli rabe recipes are all over the place, and more delicious than ever. Stuffed whole cabbage? Cauliflower T-bone steaks? Grilled Asian greens? Nobody's going to still be hungry after feasting on this incredibly healthy bounty. Here are 20 ways to make cruciferous veggies tonight. 

The Husk Cheeseburger. We Bow Down. Here Is How To Make It At Home.

Sean Brock's cheeseburger recipe is on the money
Oct 21, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Peter Frank Edwards

If you've ever savored the cheeseburger at Sean Brock's Husk, you want the recipe as much as we did. Thankfully, it's Sean Brock Day, which means famous cheeseburger recipes for everyone! Grab some prime beef and a jar of pickles and let's get cracking. 

5 New Places To Eat Incredibly Well In Las Vegas

Sin City has seriously stepped up its dining game
Oct 21, 2014 11:00 am

If you think Las Vegas is just about losing those hard-earned bills (and your head, while you’re at it) and partying your face off, you might want to reconsider. Over the past few years, the city has emerged as a bonafide culinary destination. This year alone, a slew of new, exciting restaurants have opened, turning out inventive plates from crispy shrimp beignets to creamy black truffle-topped Japanese risotto. Here, Katie Chang dishes up her five favorites.

Tyler Kord Asked Vans To Make A Pair Of Chef Shoes. And They Said Yes.

Introducing the No. 7 Vans Classic Slip-On
Oct 21, 2014 10:00 am

Here's a story for all the fanboys out there. Chef Tyler Kord wrote an email to Vans, asking them to help him solve his "janky" kitchen footwear situation. It took six years, but the persistance paid off. Check out what they cooked up. 

Matt Lambert Is Taking Our Instagram Account On A Tour Of New Zealand

The Musket Room chef is documenting his trip home
Oct 20, 2014 4:00 pm

The Musket Room is one of New York City’s hottest restaurants, and chef Matt Lambert’s innovative dishes earned the restaurant a Michelin star just months after opening last year. The New Zealand native marries his heritage with modern culinary technique in the city’s Nolita neighborhood. Lambert is traveling to his native country this week, and he’ll be taking over our Instagram account tomorrow through this Thursday to chronicle his trip home. Keep reading.

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