Jonathan Littauer

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6 Comforting Chicken Sausage Recipes

Chicken sausage offers the rich, juicy flavors of traditional pork sausage, but holds a fraction of the salt and fat content, making it a lean yet flavor-packed option. With varieties like sweet Italian sausage and apple sausage, it’s easy to substitute chicken sausage into recipes that call for pork sausage. […]

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11 Cooking Methods You Should Master

Being competent in the kitchen starts with understanding the fundamentals. These essential cooking methods are the everyday tools of chefs around the world, and when done right, can produce amazing flavors with minimal effort. From roasting and broiling to grilling and pan-searing, start your home-chef journey with these tips, tricks, […]

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5 Delicious Plant-and-Meat Blended Recipes

Plants and meats are often treated differently, cooked separately, and served side by side in different dishes. Not only do both meat and plants hold a variety of essential nutrients, but they can also be easily combined into the same dish to create incredible meals loaded with rich, complex flavors. […]

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Childhood Food Favorites, All Grown Up

Nothing makes us nostalgic like the food we loved as kids. But now that we’re all grown up, we rarely go back to these childhood favorites, often because of our grown-up taste palettes and devotion to high-quality ingredients. It doesn’t have to be this way—all it takes is a little […]

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How to Set Yourself Up for Success in the Kitchen

Cooking a single recipe can be simple, but overall success in the kitchen is much more complex. Like many creative endeavors, cultivating a solid base of culinary understanding can go a long way. From having the right kitchen tools and understanding terminology to knowing how to read between the lines […]

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5 Common Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Eating delicious food is one of life’s simple pleasures. Making that delicious food, however, can come with some challenges. For many home chefs, common mistakes in the kitchen can lead to unfortunate consequences, like overly dry meat, lumps in sauces and gravies, and meal-ruining flavors like too much saltiness. Fortunately, […]

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Our Favorite Food and Drink Pairings for the Fall

Autumn meals are warm, comforting, and bursting with rich, hearty flavors. But a good meal is only as good as its drink pairing. This autumn, break away from tradition with these unique drink pairings, carefully chosen to highlight the flavor of our favorite fall recipes. Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin + Grenache […]

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6 Apple Recipes That Go Beyond Dessert

From trips to the local orchard to delicious classics like caramel apples and apple pie, apples are a staple of autumn. This common fruit, which comes in thousands of different varietals, is also fantastic in savory dishes. As the weather pulls us into sweater season, dive into the comfort and […]

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Popular South American Beef Recipes to Try at Home

One of the main staples in cuisine across South America is beef, but every country has a different way of preparing it. From traditional ranch meals in Colombia to the world-renowned steakhouses in Argentina, this continent has much to offer in the way of beef. Lomo Saltado Peru, home of […]

fried chicken sandwich with pickled slaw and avocado mayonnaise

Upgrade Your Next Meal with Pickled Vegetables and Fruits

Looking to add intense flavor to your meals? Look no further than pickled vegetables and fruits. Pickling is the act of preserving foods with acidic liquid or a saltwater brine, and the technique has been around for thousands of years. It not only prevents fresh foods from spoiling, but it’s […]

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Cooking Frozen Lobster Tails Is Easier Than You Think

Frozen lobster tails don’t necessarily have to be thawed before you cook them, however, the resulting lobster may not taste as good and will be a bit too firm. We recommend defrosting frozen lobster tails in the refrigerator overnight before cooking them to warm, buttery perfection. It is actually quite […]