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Quinoa and Chicken Salad
Bravo just announced that Iron Chef Cat Cora and Top Chef Masters' Curtis Stone will host the network’s newest cooking competition: Around the World in 80 Plates, which will lead chef-contestants through 10 different countries. Cat Cora is no stranger to ambitious feats. In the February issue of Food & Wine, Cora joins F&W’s Chefs Make Change coalition, a group of 10 superstar chefs who have vowed to make the world a better place. Her hearty and nutritious Warm Quinoa Salad with Carrots and Grilled Chicken was inspired by her cause, Chefs for Humanity, which aims to provide nutrition education, hunger relief and aid around the world. Starting tomorrow, with the launch of F&W's campaign, you can donate to Cora's cause and other chef charities to help Chefs Make Change.
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Amazing Warm Winter Salads
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Chicken Thighs with Lentils
New York City cassoulet enthusiasts will slow-cook their hearts out this Sunday for the fourth-annual cassoulet cook-off
at Jimmy's No. 43, where both amateur and professional chefs will face off for the win. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $20 at the restaurant on the day of the cook-off, with all proceeds going to the Greenmarket’s Farm Hurricane Relief Fund. Those who can't make the event can prepare a quicker dish at home that recalls the heartiness of the famous French casserole: chicken thighs with lentils and chorizo
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Amazing Ways to Cook Lentils
Incredible Cassoulet from Paula Wolfert
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Sriracha Chicken Wings
Superstar Iron Chef and food-TV powerhouse Michael Symon will make a 2,500-square-foot contribution to the rapidly improving airport dining scene this spring when he opens Bar Symon at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Eater links to the release, which explains that the menu will feature Symon’s creative comfort food including his famous egg-topped Lola Burger. Another one of the chef’s addictive innovations, these Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings swap traditional hot sauce for his Thai condiment obsession—and you won't have to fly somewhere to try them.
Related: F&W's Ultimate Airport Dining Survival Guide
More Recipes from Michael Symon
Delicious Chicken Wing Recipes
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Chef Eric Ripert
F&W’s month of Iconversations continued today with a live chat on our Facebook wall with chef Eric Ripert. Best known for his extraordinary seafood at Le Bernardin in New York City, the French chef’s globetrotting show on PBS, Avec Eric, has shown that his talent stretches far beyond fish. In his exotic take on a traditional Burgundian coq au vin, Ripert uses coconut milk to add richness to the cozy winter stew.
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Great French Dishes
Cooking with Coconut Milk
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Tonight at 10 p.m. ET, Jamie Oliver
will star on BBC America in his new series, Jamie’s American Road Trip
. His trip begins in Louisiana with an alligator-wrestling grandma and takes him on adventures across the country, from underground supper clubs in New York City to a cowboy cookout in Wyoming. Here’s hoping the lovable British chef’s new show is as successful as his light and incredibly simple chicken-and-leek stew
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Light and Tasty Stews
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Chicken with Wine and Tarragon Recipe
Before Champagne-bombed bashes, we suggest resting up for the New Year’s Eve chaos with a home-cooked meal. This French-inspired recipe for Chicken with Wine and Tarragon
is fast and elegant enough to work for a romantic night in, as well.
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Champagne Pairings for New Year’s Eve
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Chicken Parmesan Heros Recipe
If you’ve ever read a comic book, seen a superhero movie or watched a Saturday-morning cartoon, then you’ve probably experienced something created by Stan Lee, who turned 89 yesterday. Spiderman, Ironman, the X-Men and the Fantastic 4 are just some of Lee’s contributions to the comic-book world. To celebrate the man who invented so many heroes, we offer our own Chicken Parmesan Heros
. They’re hearty enough to satiate even the Incredible Hulk’s appetite.
Related: Marvel Superheroes Cookbook and More Comics
More Amazing Sandwiches
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Chefs Art Smith and Michelle Bernstein.
Joanne Trattoria, the collaboration between Top Chef Masters
alum Art Smith and Joe Germanotta (better known as Lady Gaga’s papa), should open at the beginning of January 2012. This is the first NYC venture for Smith, who owns restaurants in Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, DC and Palo Alto, California. In an interesting bit of fusion, Joanne's dishes will combine
influences from Germanotta’s Italian heritage with Smith’s Southern style. To sample Smith’s homestyle cooking now, you can make his recipe for fried chicken
, which gets supertender from being marinated twice: first in a brine, then in Tabasco and buttermilk.
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Best Fried Chicken in the U.S.
Classic Italian Dishes
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Winter Chicken Salad Recipe
After a long weekend of rich dishes, leftovers and Christmas desserts, cookbook author Mindy Fox’s riff on Chinese chicken salad
is a fantastically fast way to get a head start on healthy New Year’s resolutions. For a seasonal and colorful twist on the classic salad, Fox replaces the traditional mandarin oranges with blood orange segments.
Related: More Holiday Detox Recipes
Fantastic Chicken Salads
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Slow Cooker Chicken
Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Rather than mourn thebrief daylight hours, we suggest relishing the extra-long evening with Marcia Kiesel’s recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. The three-and-a-half-hour cooking time (with only 25 minutes of active prep) yields cozy, garlicky smells and results in a supertender, intensely comforting chicken stew.
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