Main Meats

The Blood Orange Duck Recipe That Will Win Christmas

Sweet and savory duck makes a juicy centerpiece
Dec 16, 2014 12:00 pm
blood orange duck recipe

We're fans of ace chef and Food Republic co-founder Marcus Samuelsson's new book, Marcus Off Duty. Filled with favorites from his Harlem and West Village restaurants, family favorites and contributions from his list of awesome friends, this cookbook has a little bit of everything. Ready to crush Christmas dinner? Think duck à l’orange without the usual suspects.

10 Things That Might Surprise You About The Wild World Of Heritage Pork

The 'other white meat' this certainly ain't
Dec 11, 2014 11:00 am

First of all, to clear the air about what exactly heritage pork is, it's the meat from a distinct breed of pig — whose presence can be traced back to the time before industrial farming. Meaning, these pigs were the original "free range" back in the time when all animals were. Some heritage breeds have become rare and even close to extinction, so over the years there has been a push to bring them back. And as for the flavor, the most appetizing aspect of these animals? In a world where all pork products taste similar, heritage pigs rise above the rest. Here are some facts to know.

Honeyed Chicken And Eggplant Biryani Recipe

A sweet, savory, ultra-hearty rice dish for dinner
Dec 10, 2014 3:00 pm

London-based writer and cookbook author Hattie Ellis' new book, Honey, sweeps the globe to find the best recipes starring sweet, natural honey. From sweet to savory, appetizer to dessert, if you're a fan of this versatile sweetener, she has a recipe for you.

Puerto Rican Comfort Food: Veal Stew With Creamy Polenta Recipe

Hearty veal stew served over creamy polenta
Dec 2, 2014 4:00 pm
Photo: Ben Fink

Puerto Rico has a rich culinary history influenced by France, Spain, Africa and Taíno Native American. If you're ready to cook and eat like a local, renowned San Juan chef Jose Santaella's new book, Cocina Tropical, is packed with vibrant and diverse dishes from around the country. From salt cod fritters to suckling pig, Cocina Tropical is a one-stop shop for the best cuisine Puerto Rico has to offer. When slow-cooking season hits, braise a pot of island-style veal stew. 

Chicken Kiev With Goat Cheese And Chopped Greens Recipe

Update your chicken Kiev with sautéed Dino kale
Dec 2, 2014 2:00 pm
chicken kiev with kale recipe
Photo: Quentin Bacon

Renowned chef Mario Batali's new cookbook, America — Farm To Table, is a celebration of local farmers around the country. Travel from coast to coast with one of the nation's most beloved culinary faces and see how the master uses local fare to everyone's advantage. Ready to show kale the ultimate respect? Stuff it into juicy chicken, pan-fry and enjoy. 

Lamb Carpaccio With Harissa & Crisp Capers Recipe

Make succulent sliced lamb with fiery seasoning
Oct 30, 2014 11:00 am
spicy lamb carpaccio recipe

We've been looking forward to Colorado chef, farmer and activist Eric Skokan's cookbook for a while. Farm, Fork, Food isn't just a collection of recipes from his beloved Boulder restaurants, it's a guide to living well, choosing local and seasonal ingredients and upgrading your general outlook on American cuisine. If you think you love Colorado lamb now, wait until you try Skokan's carpaccio. 

Pat LaFrieda's Veal Milanese Recipe

This veal is all about the breadcrumb update
Oct 28, 2014 11:00 am
pat lafrieda veal milanese recipe

We're very excited about renowned New York butcher Pat LaFrieda's new cookbook, the aptly named MEAT: Everything You Need To Know. In addition to a hearty lineup of LaFrieda's signature recipes, you'll learn the butchery skills you need to know through stunning photos and detailed diagrams. Take a classic veal Milanese and make it even better with a genius trick from the meat master. 

The Vegas Beef Battle: Which New Steak Is The King Of The Strip?

Two newcomers highlight an impressive field of beef
Oct 22, 2014 2:00 pm

There are cities all over America with great steakhouses, yet nobody comes close to matching the beef in Las Vegas.With so many beefy selections to choose from, how does a Vegas restaurant stand out? By being new, being unique or both. There are two new contenders to the Vegas Beef Crown and they each offer exceptional steaks that set them apart from the rest of the herd. So, who's the pound-for-pound champ? Let's get ready to cattle.

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