• Recipe: Braised Shiitake Mushrooms with Baby Bok Choy - Recipes from The Kitchn

    6 monthes ago - By The Kitchn

    When my grandmother cooked our family's annual Chinese New Year dinner, there was always a dish of braised shiitake mushrooms, dried oysters, and fat choy over a bed of baby bok choy. The kids would always giggle because the black moss looked like hair, which symbolizes prosperity for the coming year. I always looked forward to the tender mushrooms, which soaked up the sweet, savory braising liquid and helped balance out the other richer dishes on the table, but had never attempted to make it on my own.
    Turns out it's not a difficult dish at all! Here's the version my mom recently passed...
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  • I Got Dumped by My Boyfriend and He Ruined My Favorite Soup - Life in the Kitchen

    6 monthes ago - By The Kitchn

    In January 2011 my partner of nine years and I were just finishing up dinner, a chipotle chicken chowder adapted from a Cooking Light recipe. It's a soup I had made many times before because I loved its spice, smoky flavor, and creaminess. On a cold winter's night like that one, it was like an extended hug in a bowl.
    As I scraped the last remnants of the dish, we started talking about our relationship. I was thinking ahead to what we could do for Valentine's Day - possibly a getaway to a romantic bed and breakfast nearby?
    My ex had a different idea: "I've been thinking about things and...
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  • How To Cook a Whole Chicken Dinner in the Dutch Oven - Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

    6 monthes ago - By The Kitchn

    We can all agree on the perfection of a roast chicken dinner. Juicy, tender chicken, a crackle of golden chicken skin, all on top of a bed of supple, caramelized vegetables. It's hard to think of a more iconic poultry dish, except for maybe Thanksgiving Turkey.
    This Dutch oven roasting trick was something I picked up while working on a cookbook a few years ago. In his book, EverydayCook, Alton Brown roasts a whole turkey inside a Dutch oven, which cuts down on the roasting time and keeps the turkey from drying out. While you'll need a specific Dutch oven for a Thanksgiving bird, an...
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