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    Julia Turshen unites healthy and comfort in the kitchen: Delicious “does not have to be complicated”

    This shouldn’t feel revolutionary, but it is: Beloved cookbook author Julia Turshen has written a healthy cookbook with no limitations. When I pointed this out to her, the culinary force behind “Simply Julia: 110 Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food” was both humbled and reflective. “I both really appreciate hearing that, and I’m also so sad to hear that,” Turshen told me during our recent “Salon Talks” interview. “For so long, I know that I confused the words ‘healthy’ and ‘skinny.’ I thought they meant the same thing.” Turshen wrote a healthy cookbook that celebrates comfort food — a   Read More

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    Ken Morris, Cooking for Comfort: My pandemic year in the kitchen | Food Columnists

    Late night searches on the Internet for a good deal on a semi-automatic espresso machine (automatics do everything for you, and if I were going this far, I wanted to be in control of everything) led to me finally buying a machine. Naturally, this led me to then buying a better coffee grinder that could be infinitely adjustable for the fine grind necessary to turn out a good espresso shot. And, then, it got worse. When we moved into our home 21 years ago, we stripped off the quant English wallpaper, painted the walls and had a handyman repaint the   Read More

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    Smitten Kitchen Has a Clever Trick For Making the Best Tomato Soup Ever

    We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. If you’re a fan of cooking, chances are you’re familiar with Smitten Kitchen. The longtime food blog created by Deb Perelman is beloved by many for its simple-yet-comforting recipes that are always a success. I’ve written about my love for her recipes in the past, and whenever I’m searching for a new recipe to make, Smitten Kitchen is one of the first places I turn. One Smitten Kitchen recipe I’ve made countless times is her classic grilled cheese and cream of tomato   Read More

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    Cooks share recipes, ideas, kitchen tips on Instagram

    Austinites seem to be cozying themselves up to the stove even more than ever right now.  Since the start of the new year, I’ve been seeing so many roasts and toasts and breads and pies on the #Austin360Cooks hashtag on Instagram. We’ve been encouraging people to use that hashtag to share their home cooking projects for almost seven years. It’s become a reliable source of inspiration for Austin food lovers who are looking for ideas for what to cook next or who want to meet friendly cooks who share their love for backyard barbecues and sheet pan suppers.  As   Read More

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    LB Kitchen and Cooking for Community seeking donations in Maine

    LB Kitchen is seeking donations for meals that will go to Maine Medical Center staff and/or donations to Cooking For Community. PORTLAND, Maine — After raising enough money to deliver over 1,500 lunches to staff members at Maine Medical Center last spring, LB Kitchen in Portland is again trying to do its part for medical workers and members of the Portland community. “Not only was it meaningful to get healthy food in the hands of healthcare providers, it was a lifeline for us as a business,” LB Kitchen said of its campaign in the spring. The restaurant said business picked   Read More

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    5 kitchen appliances under $50 every parent needs

    Tijan M/Shutterstock There’s no time like the present to stock your kitchen with all the essential appliances you need to cook for and entertain your family with ease. It could be homemade baby food or a five-course banquet, but don’t get caught halfway through the process without the right piece of equipment. Here we’ve compiled a list of the 5 kitchen appliances no parent should be without. Even better, all of them check in at under $50. The more of these appliances you have, the more ways you’ll have to make your family life as fun, healthy, easy, and budget-conscious   Read More

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    Must-Haves Items In Your Kitchen That Make Veganism Easier

    Source: Goodboy Picture Company / Getty There are many reasons why switching to a vegan diet, or even simply cutting back on animal product consumption, can benefit your health. Studies have shown a vegan diet can significantly improve cholesterol levels as well as aid in weight loss. Veganism may even greatly reduce one’s chances of dying from heart disease. These perks might get you motivated to do a total revamp of what you have in your kitchen to incorporate more plant-based foods. But the moment you realize just how many of your favorite recipes require (or seem to require)   Read More

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    Best Kitchen Scale of 2021 for Baking and Beyond

    To the casual cook, a kitchen scale might seem unessential—just another fussy gadget designed to separate you from your cash and clutter your cabinets. In fact, the opposite is true! The best kitchen scales will streamline your meal prep, allow you to step up your baking skills, and cut down on your kitchen chores in one fell swoop. A food scale takes the guesswork out of portion sizes and recipe measurements, not to mention drastically reducing the number of measuring cups and bowls you’re likely to dirty during a project. The best can convert seamlessly between measurements and   Read More

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    YouTube star MrBeast is selling food out of a Knoxville ghost kitchen

    YouTube star MrBeast is offering a new way to feast in Knoxville, using the growing concept of ghost kitchens to get burgers delivered to people’s homes.  The virtual restaurant’s rollout was just one example of MrBeast’s philanthropic nature. The YouTuber, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, opened a pop-up drive-thru in North Carolina to hand out free sandwiches and free money.  While Knoxvillians will have to pay for their food, the money does benefit a local chain restaurant. The virtual restaurant, MrBeast Burger, is only available through delivery apps and is operating out of the Bravo! Italian Kitchen just off   Read More

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    COMO Cooks kitchen rental space opens on The Loop

    Creative Columbia cooks seeking to expand their home businesses to a more commercial venture now have the opportunity, thanks to the COMO Cooks kitchens at Mizzou North.  The kitchen space is a project of Columbia-based Regional Economic Development Inc. and The Loop Community Improvement District.  The organizations received approval last month to open the commercial kitchen rental space. Columbia and other area residents seeking to either start a food-related business or expand what they already have established will use the facility. Clients are in the onboarding process now, The Loop Executive Director Carrie Gartner said. Those seeking to use the   Read More

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