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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium speed until light yellow and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix on medium speed for 1 minute.

Farro and Feta Stuffed Peppers
Farro and Feta Stuffed Peppers

Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the farro. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until tender, 25 minutes; drain.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a medium deep casserole dish or baking pan with nonstick spray.Cut a thin slice from the tops of the bell peppers; remove the ribs and seeds.

Fire up the Grill This Weekend with Tips From Dr. BBQ
Fire up the Grill This Weekend with Tips From Dr. BBQ

The weather’s getting warmer, and your snow boots have long since been thrown at the bottom of the closet. Spring is the perfect time to dust off the old Weber grill. We interviewed Ray Lampe, also known as Dr. BBQ and the foremost expert on grilling and American BBQ, about what’s going to be hot on the grill this summer, and tips on creating the perfect outdoor cooked meal.

Matcha-Sesame Punch
Matcha-Sesame Punch

By adding a jolt of sesame to this milk punch with matcha, the cocktail becomes fuller and rounder, a harmony of fresh green and deep, nutty flavors. Just as sesame successfully amplifies food, it provides another subtle layer to drinks.1 oz Sencha-tea-infused vodka*1 oz Sesame-infused vodka**3/4 oz Cane syrup1/2 oz Half-and-half13/100 tsp Matcha powderCombine all ingredients in a shaker tin, and dry shake to aerate.

Next Crowdsources Ideas for Next Menu
Next Crowdsources Ideas for Next Menu

Grant Achatz& 39;s Next has had some pretty impressive themes so far: Kyoto, elBulli, Sicily, Childhood, etc. As they& 39;re wrapping up Kyoto, however, the team is looking for their next theme, and so they turned to Facebook (OK, and Twitter).As of press time, some 691 comments are suggesting themes (most of them geographic, some regarding specific restaurants like The French Laundry), but the popular ones (meaning the ones with the most likes from a brief skim) include African food, the seven deadly sins, and artists, with a Picasso appetizer and a Warholian apertif, with a Degas entrée.

Summer Salad with Peach –Walnut Dressing
Summer Salad with Peach –Walnut Dressing

Peaches and walnuts make a summery, juicy, flavorful salad dressing.IngredientsFor the dressing1/3 Cup walnuts, toasted1/2 Cup chopped peaches1/4 Cup orange juice1 Tablespoon lemon or lime juiceFor the salad1 head green leaf lettuce, leaves washed and torn into bite-size pieces1 head red leaf lettuce, leaves washed and torn into bite-size pieces2 peaches, halved, pitted and thinly sliced8 radishes, thinly sliced1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced1/2 Cup walnuts, toastedServings4Calories Per Serving111Folate equivalent (total)55µg14

Oaxacan Tail
Oaxacan Tail

This mezcal- and amaro-based coffee cocktail was cooked up as a brunch drink for Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica, Calif. This Mexican-themed drink packs a zing from agave and mole bitters and can be mellowed with a bit of cream. While the recipe calls for Foro amaro, other amari can be easily substituted, such as Ramazzotti, Cynar or Averna.

Tea & C Time
Tea & C Time

This drink combines England& 39;s deep history and ties with tea with the Brazilian sugarcane spirit cachaça.2 oz Leblon cachaça3/4 oz Lime juice3/4 oz Earl Grey tea syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part brewed Earl Grey tea)1/2 oz Giffard Vanille de Madagascar Liqueur3/4 oz Cream1 Egg whiteFever Tree Club SodaAdd all the ingredients except the club soda to a shaker and shake without ice.

Behind the Drink: The Martini
Behind the Drink: The Martini

It seems like a simple question. After all, the Martini was an instant icon, and not knowing who invented it is kinda like not knowing who invented the six-gun, the Model T or Coca-Cola. And yet we do not know. There are theories, to be sure—although perhaps it’s more accurate to label them what they are: myths, legends and exercises in wish-it-were-so.

From Ireland, With Love: Celtic Wedding Traditions Slideshow
From Ireland, With Love: Celtic Wedding Traditions Slideshow

True BlueIn Ireland, blue is considered to be a very important color. It& 39;s not always all about Kelly green, in fact green was considered unlucky and might entice malicious fairies. Blue symbolized purity in ancient times before white became the universal symbol for virginity.Floral Crowns are the New VeilMany Irish brides wore a wreath of local and sustainable wildflowers in their hair instead of a veil and carried a wildflower bouquet with herbs to match.

Braised Brussel Sprouts
Braised Brussel Sprouts

Many foodies think that braising Brussels sprouts is the way to go--I agree!MORE+LESS-1/2cup chicken broth (or water, though it& 39;ll lose some taste)1tablespoon butter (optional, but it definitely raises the flavor)Flavor boosters (lime juice and/or zest, paprika, curry powder--whatever you tend to like)Hide Images1Rinse the sprouts and remove any remaining stems/discolored leaves.

Food Nerd Day Trips from San Francisco
Food Nerd Day Trips from San Francisco

Why leave San Francisco when you already have great restaurants and outstanding farmers markets? Sometimes we all need a change of scenery — and a little sunlight. Enjoy the rays in Marin County, the dramatic bluffs of Point Reyes, or the Big Sur butterflies, eating splendidly all the while. The Golden Gate Bridge isn& 39;t just pretty to look at, it actually takes you places.