Chilled Asparagus Salad Recipe

Seasonal asparagus with a sweet sherry vinaigrette
Apr 14, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Quentin Bacon

Whether you're vegetarian, eating light or observing Meatless Monday, a recipe by Peter Berley is guaranteed to satisfy. We've borrowed a few recipes from his award-winning cookbook, The Flexitarian Table, so you have every reason to expand your healthy cooking repertoire. Try this seasonal asparagus preparation as a simple salad or side.

Our 15 Sourest, Pickled and Fermentastic Stories

C'mon, pucker up to this tongue-curling food trend
Jun 21, 2013 1:01 pm

We were inspired by a slew of stories dedicated to all things tart, fermented, pickled and otherwise made nice and sour (particularly this one from Slate — we're salivating). As it happens, we also have a ton of coverage on yogurt, pickles, kombucha, kimchi, kraut, vinegar and more, and as a result, we're currently discussing who will be pickling what this weekend.


3 Culinary Projects To Start This Weekend

Porky mescal, homemade shrubs and marinated shrooms
Mar 2, 2013 4:02 pm

We've got a few projects on deck to keep you occupied this weekend: two beverage-oriented endeavors, plus a fantastic little bar snackeroo to go with them. Now we assume if you have nothing to do today, it's only because your ribs are confit-ing. Have a shrub-spiked cocktail while you wait. 

Cocktail Class: How To Make Your Own Shrubs At Home

Sub for cordials, bitters or lime in cocktails
Feb 26, 2013 4:02 pm

Prohibition is passé. For an inspired cocktail, turn to the Colonial era for a sophisticated, fruit-flavored elixir. The cocktails of the moment are made with shrubs — fruit-flavored vinegars that add a refreshingly tart dimension with every sip. Read on for a brief history of shrubs and three new twists on the classic recipe.

Strawberry Black Pepper Shrub Recipe

White vinegar based light libation perfect for rum
Feb 25, 2013 6:10 pm

White balsamic vinegar has a cleaner finish than the traditional variety, plus it keeps your cocktail from turning a murky brown color. Stir a tablespoon into your favorite rum cocktail for a drink that’s fruity but not frilly.

Can Vinegar Go Bad?

Vinegar's shelf life is quite a life. How long?
Feb 5, 2013 3:01 pm

It's tangy, fashionable to drink when mixed with water, largely responsible for humanity's obsession with pickling and, quite frankly, we will not eat fish and chips without the malt variety. It's vinegar. But the big question: is that sticky bottle of it in the back of your pantry still good?

Crispy Potatoes With Shallots Recipe

A splash of vinegar makes these potatoes pop
Aug 30, 2012 5:01 pm

Try this new technique for frying potatoes from Alex Guarnaschelli, chef/owner of The Darby, where these potatoes are super-popular. Guarneschelli recommends using Baker potatoes if you can find them, but russets or another starchy potato will do the trick as well.

Could Black Vinegar Be The New Balsamic?

Swap pricy bottles for black vinegar — here's why
Aug 17, 2012 1:01 pm

Why use Chinese black vinegar instead of balsamic? Other than in protest of the $75 bottles the size of hotel shampoos that come in their own limited-edition hand-numbered glass cases? The same reason you drink beer, surprisingly. Find out after the jump.


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