comfort food

Braise, Baby, Braise! 18 Slow-Cooked Recipes For A Never-Ending Winter

Rib-sticking braised recipes for a snowy day in
Feb 13, 2014 12:00 pm

If you're stuck somewhere cold today (you know who you/all of us are), find your biggest, heaviest pot, make a huge batch of comfort food and weather it out. You'll be less likely to give into the cabin fever insanity on a belly full of chili or beer-marinated short ribs. Here are 18 prime picks.

Today For Lunch: Tartiflette. Because, Winter.

A giant blob of cheese baked on bacon and potatoes
Feb 12, 2014 12:30 pm

When food is heavy for heavy food's sake, it needs to be strategic. It needs to be prepared in February, when it hasn't warmed up for like, six weeks and the big dirty snowbanks are given the ultimatum to pay rent or get out. And it obviously should involve bacon, because it's Wednesday. 

The Meal Plan: Chili 'N Fixins

We map it out, you pull it off. Got cornbread?
Feb 6, 2014 1:00 pm

Tonight, we're making not one, not two but three colors of chili representing four meats and some beans! It's not a chili feast without cornbread options, so we've got a couple of those too, plus the fixins you'll need to pull the whole thing together. Oh and strong beer, cause we're good at food pairings like that. 

      15 Pasta Recipes Off The Beaten Path

      You've never made these pasta recipes. It's time.
      Feb 5, 2014 12:00 pm

      You know how to make bolognese sauce and everyone knows it, but have you tried your hand at a white bolognese? How about a white puttanesca? Tomatoes won't be in season for 6 months — time to fire off a new go-to pasta dish, and you might as well make it one you've never tried before. Check out 15 brand-new pasta recipes to refresh your repertoire. 

      Hot Dog Upgrade! Here's Your Victory Dogs Recipe

      Bacon-wrapped hot dogs are an LA favorite
      Jan 24, 2014 2:00 pm
      Photo: Mark Shaw

      People are sometimes surprised that I miss food things from LA besides In-N-Out and amazing Mexican food (though I of course miss those things). I miss getting sushi in Little Tokyo. I miss sandwiches from Bay Cities in Santa Monica. And I miss getting a greasy delicious Victory Dog outside the Coliseum. Bacon-wrapped goodness, after the jump.

      Marc Murphy's Green Chicken Chili Recipe

      Green chicken chili: no tomatoes, tons of flavor.
      Jan 23, 2014 4:00 pm
      green chicken chili recipe
      Photo: Gabi Porter

      We hit up Ditch Plains, Marc Murphy's surf-themed fish shack on Manhattan's Upper West Side, to grab some ideal tailgating recipes and found something better than a pot of the same old chili. Prepare to go green.

      Marc Murphy's Sloppy Dogs Recipe

      NYC-based chef gets down and dirty with hot dogs
      Jan 22, 2014 1:00 pm
      sloppy joe dogs
      Photo: Gabi Porter

      "I'm not a football man, I'm a party man, so if there's a party, I'm in. If there's something where people are gathering around the TV to watch, I'll be there," says Marc Murphy. We hit up Ditch Plains, his surf-themed fish shack on Manhattan's Upper West Side, to grab some ideal tailgating recipes and found something better than a chili dog.

      The Meal Plan: DIY Choucroute Garnie

      We map it out, you pull it off. Got sauerkraut?
      Jan 21, 2014 1:00 pm

      Tonight's Meal Plan is brought to you by the winter storm keeping you inside. Fight off the chill, make a big pot of fancy sauerkraut (duck fat, bacon, beer and wine) and top it with your favorite pork(s). It's DIY choucroute garnie — kraut with meaty stuff on top. If you've never had this famous Alsatian dish and have ever enjoyed a ball park dog, we have a cooking project for you.

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