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Last Chance Foods: Springing Leeks

Friday, May 25, 2012

Farmer Keha McIlwaine of Queens County Farm Museum talks about growing spring leeks, and chef Cornelius Gallagher offers some advice on preparing the hardy vegetable. Try Gallagher's recipe for pan-roasted shrimp with glazed leeks, young coconut and yellow curry.

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Last Chance Foods: A Fish Market Returns

Friday, May 18, 2012

This Sunday, New Amsterdam Market brings fresh seafood back to South Street with the Gathering of Fisheries Event. Commercial fisherman Vinnie Calabro talks about what's in season and the future of Jamaica Bay. 

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Last Chance Foods: The Tart Taste of Knotweed Revenge

Friday, May 04, 2012

Knotweed is an invasive pest hated by many, and the most effective way of getting rid of it may also be the most delicious. Urban forager Marie Viljoen talks about finding, cooking and eating knotweed. Plus, try her recipe for Knotweed Soup.

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Last Chance Foods: Grazing on Fiddlehead Ferns

Friday, April 27, 2012

Registered dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman talks about the health benefits of fiddlehead ferns. Try her recipe for a Sauté of Fiddleheads, Snap Peas, Ramps & Shiitakes.

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Last Chance Foods: A Peppy Bite of Watercress

Friday, April 20, 2012

Farmer Perry Hack of Two Guys From Woodbridge talks about growing and using watercress. Try ABC Kitchen's recipe for Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Sweet and Spicy Sauce, which is garnished with red watercress.

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Last Chance Foods: Going Green Garlic

Friday, April 13, 2012

Chef Jacques Gautier of the restaurant Palo Santo talks about growing and using green garlic, a young, aromatic incarnation of regular garlic. Try his recipe for chimichuri sauce. 

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Last Chance Foods: The MSG-Umami Connection

Friday, March 30, 2012

Food writer Peter Meehan discusses monosodium glutamate's relation to umami and explains the origins of the term "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome." Also, try a recipe for David Chang's natural glutamate–laden Bacon Dashi with Potatoes and Clams.

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Last Chance Foods: Rick Can Pickle That

Friday, March 23, 2012

Artisanal pickling is the source of serious articles on the economy and easy punchlines. Veteran pickle maker Rick Field of Rick's Picks talks about why the practice has taken off in recent years. Also, see what all the fuss is about by trying his Pickled Rhubarb recipe.

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Features

60-Second Stir Fry: Jim Burke of Caffe Storico

Friday, March 16, 2012

If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Jim Burke is in the kitchen all the time, as chef of Caffe Storico, the new eatery in the New-York Historical Society.

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Last Chance Foods: The Catch With Salt Cod

Friday, March 16, 2012

Salt cod is a preserved food favored by everyone from Vikings to modern day Italians. Chef Jim Burke of Caffe Storico explains the advantages of using salt cod versus fresh fillets. Also, try his recipe for Baccala Mantecato.

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Last Chance Foods: Bed-Stuy Bok Choy

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Reverend Devanie Jackson, of the Brooklyn Rescue Mission's Bed-Stuy Farm, explains how she's growing, harvesting, and feeding her community fresh bok choy right now. Also, try a recipe for Hot-and-Sour Cold Cabbage and Baby Bok Choy Salad.

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Last Chance Foods: The Nitrate Debate

Friday, March 02, 2012

Butcher Ben Turley of The Meat Hook explains why he uses nitrates in bacon making. Registered dietician Samantha Heller also weighs in on how concerned adults should be about nitrates in meat.

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Last Chance Foods: Coffee Klatsch

Friday, February 24, 2012

Award-winning barista Katie Carguilo discusses the best ways to brew coffee and explains why coffee is seasonal.

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Last Chance Foods: Invasion of the Brussels Sprouts

Friday, February 17, 2012

Chef Sara Moulton talks about why Brussels sprouts used to get a bad rap and shares her easy recipe for Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta.

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Last Chance Foods: Zesting Up Winter Cooking with Citrus

Friday, February 10, 2012

Citrus is in season now, and it's a great way to brighten up heavy winter dishes, according to chef Rienne Martinez. Try her recipe for Cara Cara Orange and Fennel Salad.

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Last Chance Foods: Rooting for Rutabagas

Friday, February 03, 2012

Chef Jesse Schenker demystifies the homely rutabaga and shares a number uses for the versatile root vegetable. One example is his recipe for Baked and Broiled Rutabagas. 

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Last Chance Foods: Lucky Foods for the Year of the Dragon

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cookbook author Grace Young discusses auspicious foods to eat for the Lunar New Year. Try her recipe for Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce, a dish that symbolizes prosperity.

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Last Chance Foods: To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Registered dietitian Samantha Heller and cleanse founder Dr. Alejandro Junger share their perspectives for and against cleanse programs.

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Features

My Pantry, Caught With Its Pants Down

Friday, January 13, 2012

WNYC

Chef Amy Chaplin's pantry was camera-worthy enough to appear in a smooth, glossy spread in Martha Stewart Living. My pantry rates a blog post. Barely.

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Last Chance Foods: Parsing Pantry Staples

Friday, January 13, 2012

Chef Amy Chaplin talks about pantry ingredients that add flavor to winter cooking. Try her recipe for coconut curry.

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