Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • June 7, 2012 • 0 Comments

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If you've ever emptied the contents of your crisper into a batch of grains to make an odds and ends salad, well, Amanda is right there with you. Here's the latest look into Walker's and Addie's lunch:

"I picked up a piece of tuna at the Greenmarket and poached it in oil with garlic, thyme and sage -- and then made a "refrigerator" rice salad with it, adding bits of things I had hanging around. Jasmine rice, capers, pickled ramps, kalamata olives, celery, Russian red kale, and lemon juice.

The carrot sticks are for a little crunch. And the mango is the Rum-Spiked Roasted Caramelized Mango leftover from our photo shoot."

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Behind the Scenes

Dana's Bakery: Macarons Go American

By • June 6, 2012 • 1 Comment

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Last week, our former intern Dana Loia showed us her pro tips for making French macarons. Now you can buy them ready-made, thanks to her brand-new business Dana's Bakery!

With classic French style but a decidedly American twist, Dana's macarons come in flavors like Birthday Cake (complete with gorgeous pink swirling and edible glitter), Fruity Pebbles (our editorial assistant Brette's favorite), and Peanut Butter & Jelly (like a Girls Scouts Tagalong after a semester abroad in Paris). (The other 9 flavors are S'mores, Thin Mint, Caramel Popcorn, Choco-Lot, Orange Creamsicle, Cookie Dough (!), Cup of Joe, Key Lime Pie, and Red Velvet. Amazing, right?)

Delivery is currently limited to New York, with pickup locations in the West Village at Corrado Bread & Pastry, and at Dana's HQ in Hawthorne, NJ. But don't worry, national shipping is on its way!

Meanwhile, we're thrilled to offer FOOD52 readers 20% your first order at Dana's Bakery -- just enter the code DBOPEN at checkout.

Be sure to follow Dana's Bakery on Twitter and to like their Facebook page. Dana's Bakery: not your ordinary macaron!

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Sunday Dinners

Raw Materials

By • June 5, 2012 • 16 Comments

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Today: Tom muses on the raw materials of the kitchen and why he cooks over a plate of Ham-Cured Goose Legs with Butter-Poached Peas and Carrots.

Just the other day, my dad was leaning against the fence watching the chickens do what chickens do while I knelt nearby, weeding some rogue arugula out from around the grapes. All the while, we engaged in a round of small talk.

Soon enough, the conversation turned to the chickens.

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Sundry Topics

These Dogs Can Act

By • June 4, 2012 • 1 Comment

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Giving new meaning to the term is this ridiculous video from parody group Sausage Party, which recreates the trailer for the upcoming blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises using...hot dogs. In the video above, see Christian Bale as you've never seen him before… as a piece of (tasty, tasty) meat. Sure, it's silly, but it takes serious creativity to make a wiener emote. Give them all an Oscar (Mayer)!

We love it, but do you think it's the wurst? And as always, packed meat puns are more than welcome in the comments.

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Reimagined With Hot Dogs, Ponies
from Grantland

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