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Leftover rice gets a new life in this Nigerian-inspired curried skillet meal

Jun. 17, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

Freshly cooked rice is delightfully tender and fragrant, but not the best choice for fried rice due to its soft, moist texture. In this Nigerian-inspired curried meal-in-a-skillet, we use plain, chilled cooked rice so the grains “fry” up light and fluffy. The recipe, from our...

You don't think corn dogs are haute cuisine? These chefs, using alligator sausage, beg to differ.

Jun. 13, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stefani De Palma, an award-winning chef and head of the a team vying to represent the Americas in a French culinary competition in January, knew she wanted her team's work to feature flavors of her native California. The challenge at the Bocuse d'Or Americas...

Underappreciated outside Germany, will the currywurst win new fans at Euro 2024?

Jun. 12, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bite-sized bliss. The currywurst is considered a fast-food delicacy in Germany, and a perfect treat before a game. UEFA has confirmed that soccer fans from across Europe will find this savory German invention on offer at stadiums throughout the country during the...

Chefs from the Americas are competing in New Orleans in hopes of making finals in France

Jun. 11, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A pastry competition kicked off what Chef Emeril Lagasse a kind of “culinary Olympics” taking place in New Orleans this week, with chefs from nine countries in North and South America competing for honors in a host city that gets to show off its celebrated food culture. ...

Palestinian DC chef and Senegalese restaurant in New Orleans win coveted James Beard Awards

Jun. 11, 2024 08:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Palestinian chef using ancient cooking techniques, a Senegalese restaurant in New Orleans and an upscale Thai restaurant in Oregon won coveted James Beard Awards Monday at a red carpet awards ceremony in Chicago. More than 100 restaurants were finalists across 22...

How to make great outdoor dishes, from a chef who lived in a camper

Jun. 10, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Look carefully at the photo next to Lee Kalpakis' recipe for hot dogs with fried leeks and sauerkraut, and you might notice a small intruder: A honeybee has invaded the outdoor dinner shot. Other chefs might balk at keeping that photo or insist on Photoshopping out...

How Lee Kalpakis turns the usually upscale scallop into a camping delight

Jun. 10, 2024 08:27 AM EDT

Lee Kalpakis thinks this recipe is so funny. Every time she came across it while working on her book “Out There,” about outdoor cooking, she would smile and think, “What are you doing here? You’re far too elegant for a camper cookbook. How did you sneak in among the beans and pancakes?” ...

Whole-grain Dijon gives pan-fried chicken cutlets bright, pleasantly sharp flavor

Jun. 10, 2024 08:23 AM EDT

Pan-fried chicken cutlets are a convenient weeknight dinner, but they can be a little bland. Adding layers of flavor to each component of the dish ensures delicious results. In this recipe from our cookbook “ Milk Street 365: The All-Purpose Cookbook for Every Day of the Year,”...

A real nut case: Cold Stone Creamery faces suit over lack of real pistachios in pistachio ice cream

Jun. 07, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

Is it nuts to assume a scoop of pistachio ice cream should contain actual pistachios? Or how about real butter in a dish of butter pecan? Such weighty questions about a favorite summertime confection could soon be decided by the courts. A federal judge in New York has...

James Beard finalists include an East African restaurant in Detroit and Seattle pho shops

Jun. 07, 2024 13:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An East African eatery in Detroit, longtime family owned Seattle pho shops and a Palestinian chef using ancient cooking techniques in Washington, D.C., are among the dozens of finalists for this year’s prestigious James Beard Awards. The culinary world’s...