Jonathan Littauer

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Kid-Friendly Lunch Ideas for Spring Break at Home

It’s almost spring break, and for many families out there, that means a week of everyone at home. But you don’t have to go somewhere exotic to transform your time off into a vacation. Use these lunch ideas to add some excitement to your week off. Easy Homemade Pizza Part […]

Sliced flank on a cutting board with chives

Using Leftovers to Make Lunch the Best Meal of the Day

For many of us, lunch has become a problem. We’re still at home, far from our typical grab-and-go office lunch spot, and we rarely have the bandwidth to cook a full midday meal. So we snack, eat a quick protein bar, and get back to the grind. Come late afternoon […]

Beef Bourguignon in an Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Winter Soups and Stews to Warm and Comfort

As the cold weather starts to roll in, we often turn to recipes that add to the coziness at home. Winter soups and stews are perfect for this time of year since a little can go a long way. Not only are they bursting with flavor, but each comforting bowl […]

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Meet ButcherBox Chef Emilie – Lessons From French Cuisine to Test Kitchens

I park in front of an old factory and double-check the address. I’m in the right place. I venture inside, past various company offices and signs that tell me of the building’s history as a once-booming leather mill. On the top floor, at the end of the hall, I find an unassuming door with a tiny sign reading “ButcherBox.” Inside, the test kitchen is a strange combination of […]

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How to Use a Salt Block to Cook and Chill this Summer

No recipe is complete without a little salt, and for good reason. Sodium from salt is essential to many of our bodies’ complex processes, including regulating the body’s internal balance of water and sodium. It is also instrumental in bringing out and showcasing flavor in food. It’ll be no surprise, […]


Oystering with Dad

It’s 7 am on a cold Sunday in January, and my father, Tom Littauer, is already up. I hear him loading the bed of his pickup with wire baskets, rubber wading boots, and blunt, beat-up kitchen knives. I roll out of bed, bleary-eyed, and stumble downstairs. He hands me a […]

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Roast Away Your Sunday Blues

For a lot of people, Sunday isn’t the most joyous of days. It’s supposed to be a day to relax and enjoy the freedom of the weekend, but more often than not, anticipation and dread for the upcoming workweek creep in. This headspace has many names. The Sunday Blues. The […]

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Unusual Meat and Food Pairings that Will Amaze Your Tastebuds

Humans have been experimenting with different ways to combine complementary foods for as long as humans have needed to eat. Even after millennia of taste tasting, we are still capable of coming up with new, exciting, and unusual pairings. Some strange food combinations have become common-place these days, like topping […]