Illustrated Guide: How To Build A Seafood Tower

Oysters, clams, shrimp & stone crab all stacked up
Mar 26, 2014 10:00 am

There is no better way to enjoy shellfish than in a seafood tower: copious amounts of shellfish on ice stacked up in a 3-tiered stand. You usually pull up a seat to the raw bar for one of these, but we've got everything you need to recreate this work of edible art in your kitchen.

The Meal Plan: Mussel Up For A Shellfish Feast

We map it out, you pull it off. Got bivalves?
Jan 8, 2014 1:00 pm

Here's the thing: white wine sauce and shoestring fries don't own "mussels and fries," okay? Let's share and be nice. It could be that BLT-style musssels with easy avocado fries is where it's at. Oh look, we just invented our new favorite pairing. Here are some other ideas.

      John Besh's Mussel & Swiss Chard Soup Recipe

      A delicate soup ideal for light winter eating
      Dec 26, 2013 4:00 pm
      Photo: Maura McEvoy

      Here's something we need three of: cookbooks by John Besh. His latest book, Cooking From The Heart, is an ode to his culinary journey. Discover where some of his favorite dishes, techniques and ingredients originate and how you can make them at home like the famed Louisiana chef himself. First up, a light but flavorful mussel soup perfect for cold weather. 

      NYC: 10 Places To Eat And Drink Very Well On The Upper East Side. Not A Typo!

      Once a culinary wasteland, things are looking up
      Aug 1, 2013 9:00 am

      There are several go-to conversation starters that come to mind for New York City’s Upper East Side. There is, however, a sentiment out there that the neighborhood’s selections are both underwhelming and overpriced. False. An eclectic mix of cuisines and influx of openings have finally made the area worthy of serious city dining discussion. Here is a list of 10 places to check out in the East 70s and 80s – an upcoming guide will cover the 60s.

      Pine Bough-Roasted Mussels Recipe

      It's time for a summer cookout... French style!
      May 8, 2013 12:01 pm

      Chef Barton Seaver is Director of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at Harvard's School of Public Health, and a damn good cookbook author. His new book, Where There's Smoke, is on our list of spring must-reads. Next up, mussels on the grill with a piney twist.

      Pasta With Chorizo And Mussels Recipe

      Master a pasta recipe from a Spanish chef
      Apr 9, 2013 3:01 pm
      Photo: Emma Lee

      Spanish Flavours is on our list of must-own cookbooks for this spring. London-based chef José Pizarro's volume of regional Spanish dishes from tapas and peasant dishes to restaurant-worthy composed dishes is our latest obsession.

      25 Fresh Seafood Recipes For Spring

      Fish dishes to ring in the new season
      Apr 3, 2013 1:01 pm

      Time to start eating light! With all this talk of spring cleaning, we're taking a break from heavy food and turning our focus to fish. Rich in protein and the Omega-3s we need to shake the lasts of the cold weather out of our heads, seafood is a great transition to the light, vegetable-heavy hot weather fare we look forward to all winter long. Check out our 25 favorite spring seafood recipes!

      Mussels With Pancetta And Vermouth Recipe

      Substitute mussels in this famous New Orleans dish
      Feb 6, 2013 5:01 pm
      Photo: Clare Barboza

      Check out this variation on Oysters Bienville, a New Orleans shellfish staple. This recipe is made with mussels on the half-shell — you have to try them to believe it!


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