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Too Many Cooks: What's Your Favorite Herb?

By • September 21, 2012 • 4 Comments

Too Many Cooks: What's Your Favorite Herb?

You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

With temperatures cooling, the way we cook is changing: rather than just sprinkling some sea salt on a fresh heirloom tomato, it's the season for caramelized onions, roasted vegetables, soup, and...lots of herbs.

This week, we tackle the question: What's your favorite herb? Our answers are pretty divisive -- everyone has their favorite. Here they are, in order of popularity.

Did we miss your favorite herb -- tarragon, parsley, marjoram, or anything else? Let us know in the comments!

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • September 20, 2012 • 0 Comments

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

It's all about playing with scale this week in Walker and Addie's lunch. Are those normal-sized sandwiches and giant pretzels? Normal pretzels and enormous grapes? Well, let's let Amanda explain:

We had leftover slider rolls from our last photo shoot, and I figured my kids would love them for sandwiches -- they're just their size. Ham sandwiches are a good canvas for experimenting with new flavors. Here, I layered smoked ham with mayo, anchovy sauce, a slab of green zebra tomato, and arugula. The rest was a snap -- potato chips, pretzels, and Italian plums from the Greenmarket.

Ah, Italian plums. Got it. What's in your lunch today?

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