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Of all the glorious corn-based creations on Earth, tamales—steamed cornmeal cakes filled with protein or vegetables—are my fave to eat. Though they take forever to make, you can whip up a few dozen of these at once, freeze them, then reheat as you want to eat them. Makes: 3 dozen tamales Total Time: 7 hours for pork, 3 hours for vegetarian You’ll need a slew of cornhusks, a steamer, and plenty of time. Buy the dry husks from a Mexican grocery store and soak them in warm water for at least an hour. (You can cut thin strips from them to use as ties later on. Read More
Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch was contentedly living in provincial France, cooking simple meals for a small restaurant, when her life took a turn that landed her as French President François Mitterand’s personal chef. It’s a Cinderella story where all the boring parts have been replaced with food—what could be better? Well, a few things apparently. The film Haute Cuisine, directed by Christian Vincent, aims to capture Ms. Delpeuch’s journey as she transitions from serving farmers to heads of state. Read More
It may seem absurd to call a bread accessory badass, but I stand by it when it comes to Better off Spread. This Brooklyn-based company promises to "blow your ants straight off their log," and they don't bluff. To start, their branding is the best. Their logo features a knife applying spread on toast that miraculously looks like an electric guitar, and their spreads have been named with prize-worthy metal-inspired puns. A sampling: Every Rosemary Has Its Thorn and The Ace of Spice. Yup. Even better? The ingredients. Read More
The recipe for a satisfying purchase calls for quality products, unique details, and an inspiring company mission. The best friends and pro foodies Jessica Quon and Sabrina Valle behind The Jam Stand have it down pat. Hailed as Brooklyn's "happiest food company", Quon and Valle began their journey in an apartment kitchen in Williamsburg, where they vowed to stay true to their mission: create a food company that’s a true reflection of themselves and their community.  Since then, their world has grown immensely. Read More
In the biggest "Wait...what?" of the past 15 minutes, the rapper 2 Chainz has written a cookbook oh-so-cleverly titled #MEAL TIME. The cookbook pairs hearty southern-style dishes with your favorite 2 Chainz songs. I know, it doesn't really make sense...but it looks TASTY!!! Normally, I would be ranting about the absurdity of a book instructing me to "Put on my Versace apron" as the first step to making Teriyaki Salmon, but look at this picture: YUM. Now, under the pretense of irony, I will probably read the cookbook (and enjoy it way too much). Read More