In the kitchen, peanut flour and boiled peanuts are growing in popularity. Get a recipe for Hawaiian boiled peanuts, as well as boiled peanut soup, here.
Oatmeal would seem to be an unlikely topic of passionate debate, but these days, everyone has an opinion about the humble breakfast porridge. Let us know what you think about oatmeal here. Plus, try out two unconventional, savory preparations for oatmeal.
Chef Julian Medina advises on the uses of different types of peppercorns. Also, he shares his recipe for Hamachi Ceviche with Avocado Fries.
Even though temperatures on Friday nearly reached 60 degrees, sustained warmth is still many weeks away. Sunchokes are a welcome addition to standard winter root vegetables like potatoes and carrots that dominate the farmers' markets. Get chef Erica Wides' recipe for "Sunchoke Veloute" here.
The Meadow in the West Village offers more than 100 types of gourmet salt. Owner Mark Bitterman takes on the sodium critics and gives a brief explanation of a few basic finishing salts. Also, get his recipe for Bali Rama Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Bill Callahan, the musician many fans know as Smog, read from his novel, Letters to Emma Bowlcut, on a recent snowy night in Brooklyn.
Chef Amy Chaplin explains the safe and effective way to cut into and roast chestnuts.
Fourth-generation fish purveyor Louis Rozzo explains why more chefs are using small oily fish like sardines and mackerel. Also, try Marea chef Jared Gadbaw's recipe for Warm Mackerel Tartletta with Salsa Cruda and Aged Balsamic.
Food writer Carolyn Cope discusses canned tomatoes, the concern over B.P.A. in can liners, and what kinds of tomatoes make the best Sunday sauce. Also, try her recipe for "New Old School Tomato Sauce."
Last Chance Foods continues exploring pantry staples with chef Vikas Khanna, who talks about lentils as the ultimate comfort food. Try his recipe for khichdi, or lentils with rice.
Last Chance Foods starts off the New Year with something completely different: "Forever Foods." Chow.com columnist James Norton ventures into the depths of supermarket shelves and freezers to weigh in on microwavable sushi, Hot Pockets and more.
Ava Chin explains why odoriforous ginkgo trees line city streets and how ginkgo nuts make for delicious seasonal eating.
Widow's Hole Oyster Company's Mike Osinski talks about why oyster size matters and why East Coast oysters taste brinier. Also, check out two recipes for cooking these infamous shellfish at home.
With a restaurant that’s part of a larger institution like Lincoln Center or Carnegie Hall it’s easy to forget that those kitchens are also subject to rigorous inspections by the city’s health department. Here's how the big ones stack up.
Here's the last of five holiday recipes from 2010 Last Chance Foods guests.
Here's the fourth of five holiday recipes from 2010 Last Chance Foods guests.
Here's the third of five holiday recipes from 2010 Last Chance Foods guests.
For the second of five holiday-oriented recipes from 2010 Last Chance Foods guests, farmer Annie Novak shares some kid-friendly recipes.
Last Chance Foods asked five guests from 2010 to share the recipes they'll be serving to their families over the holidays.
New York City farmers markets are hoping to reinvigorate grain growing in the Northeast by requiring bakers to incorporate locally-produced wheat flour in their baked goods. Try our recipe for Creamy Emmer Salad with Shaved Fennel, Beets and Radishes here.