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Today's Favorite From 2016:

   What Makes Italian American Cuisine So Special?:   Nothing starts a list better than a festival, and this is one that celebrates one of America's most beloved cuisines

What Makes Italian American Cuisine So Special?: Nothing starts a list better than a festival, and this is one that celebrates one of America's most beloved cuisines


Some of our Food Favorites: 

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Hear Me Out on Adding Cheese to Your Smoothie

I was a little skeptical at the idea of cheese in my smoothie. And why wouldn't I bet? At first glance it kind of sounds like a joke.

But then Tia Keenan suggested it and suddenly I was intrigued. You might know Tia from her Wall Street Journal column or her awesome first book The Art of the Cheese Plate. But now she is out with a new addition to the Short Stack Editions all about chevre. And in it she recreates the classic Orange Julius but with a cheesy twist.

And here's the thing: if yogurt makes such a great base for a smoothie why not add a bit of chevre? It gives protein, a little bit of tang, and a firming texture to the drink. Once I tried it I was a believer.

So if you want to give it a whirl and shake up your morning smoothie, watch the video below or follow the recipe!

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The Sweet, Salty, Crunchy Steak

Sometimes one recipe leads to another. In testing out last week's bhel puri recipe I started to imagine another place where that sweet, salty and crunchy combo can balance out: a steak. Why not add a bit of sweetness and tartness with some tamarind? And instead of rice puffs why not just let rice krispies do the trick and add a bit of crunch to the otherwise heaviness of a steak?

This recipe has only four ingredients but they work some serious magic. Tamarind adds the perfect compliment to brighten up everyone's favorite meat and the drizzle of crunch on top makes it irresistible. 

Some of our Favorite Interviews:

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5 Questions for Amanda Freitag

Favorite Drink Videos:

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How to Make a Cranberry Sour
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The Perfect Summer Cocktail

There's something magical about a summer cocktail. It doesn't have to be as complex as something you drink sitting by a fire in the winter. It just needs to be bright, light and low ABV enough to keep drinking as many glasses as you want.

Favorite Travel Videos:

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Portuguese-Style Mackerel

TODAY'S ALTERNATE CHOICE:

  How to Reheat Pasta Like Michael White : If you want more Italian-American cuisine, learn how to be like one of the country's finest chefs

How to Reheat Pasta Like Michael White: If you want more Italian-American cuisine, learn how to be like one of the country's finest chefs



Last year's Favorites:

 5 Questions for Jacques Pepin

5 Questions for Jacques Pepin

 Inside Streits Matzo Factory

Inside Streits Matzo Factory


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