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Your Monday Lunch Break Reading List

February 15, 2016

Busy weekend? Here's what you may have missed on our site.

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  • We encouraged you to help one of our community members teach someone how to cook.
  • And then we taught you all about Pancake Day.
  • Our contributor Alice Medrich shared a brilliant recipe for vanilla cake that only requires one bowl (hooray!!).
  • And we reminded you that giving Valentines is not reserved for children.
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  • Our contributor Molly Yeh told us a true Valentine story.
  • Our resident New Orleans transplant, Kaitlin, gave us an inside look at Mardi Gras.
  • We wondered if a steakhouse-worthy, not-steak meal was possible—it is.
  • And in your ability to constantly surprise us (thank you, by the way!!), you guys schooled us on pot brownies.
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  • Sam went to Japan and all we got was weird flavored Kit Kats (and it rocked).
  • The latest episode of Burnt Toast had us questioning kale with Michael Ruhlman.
  • We met some faces of the food world you need to know.
  • And food processor carrot cake—it’s a thing. And it’s actually perfect.
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  • Something exciting is coming to your pocket, or purse, or wherever you stow your phone—and we need YOUR help testing it!
  • In further big news—if you've ever run out of coffee filters, you may know that the first thing you tend to do is panic. Well, don't.
  • Ever wanted to eat like a president? Here's how.
  • And just a reminder as you head into the most romantic weekend of the year: All you knead is love.

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Sarah E Daniels

Written by: Sarah E Daniels

It's mostly a matter of yeast.