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Bacony Chicken Salad for International Bacon Day

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Chicken Salad with Bacon

© John Kernick
Chicken Salad with Bacon

Tomorrow marks the very unofficial holiday known as International Bacon Day. Masterminded in 2005 by a bunch of UC Boulder graduate students who loved all sorts of bacon (the food and the actor), the occasion is celebrated by eating bacon, watching Kevin Bacon (or movies featuring pigs) and generally appreciating all things crispy, fatty and meaty. You can quietly salute their brilliance—without spending one of the last summer weekends indoors—by making fast baby brioches with chicken salad and applewood-smoked bacon for a delicious Labor Day party.

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Eat Your Colors: Green Chicken Masala

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Green Chicken Masala

© Tina Rupp
Green Chicken Masala.

In this week’s "What Not to Do," Kristin Donnelly, editor of F&W’s Well-Being, reveals why variety and vegetables—not deprivation—are the keys to keeping up a healthy food regimen. It’s all about eating the nutrients in colorful foods, like this fragrant Green Chicken Masala, with cilantro, mint, jalapeño and garlic. The coconut milk adds fat, but Donnelly explains why that’s OK too.

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Cover Chicken with Tomatoes for Spain's La Tomatina

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Chicken Thighs

© David Tsay
Chicken Thighs with Tomato-Pepper Sauce

An estimated 40,000 people hurled tomatoes at each other in Buñol, Spain, earlier today for La Tomatina, a festival held annually on the last Wednesday in August. In one hour, the town’s plaza transformed into an ocean of red pulp with crowds of sticky, tomato-soaked revelers. Those who want to celebrate the occasion without getting splattered can smother chicken thighs in a spicy tomato-pepper sauce from Basque chef Gerald Hirigoyen—no shower required.

Related: World's Weirdest Food Festivals

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No Reservations Needed for Chicken Étouffée

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Chicken-and-Andouille Etouffee

© Quentin Bacon
Chicken-and-Andouille Etouffee

On the season finale of No Reservations last night, Anthony Bourdain explored Louisiana’s Cajun Country, ate street-food noodles, and shot a pig. As is customary, Eater transcribed Bourdain’s one-liners, like his thoughts on “the origin of New Orleans' street noodle dish, yakkamein: ‘Maybe broke-ass and too lazy to go out, some early innovator tried to recreate the dim memory of Chinese noodles with what he had around.’” Filter out the sass, and there are always plenty of delicious bits to crave on the show. For Cajun inspiration, here’s a fast recipe for Chicken-and-Andouille Étouffée, a classic stew over rice.

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Alice Waters on Budget-Friendly Chicken

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fennel-garlic chicken

© Con Poulos
garlic-fennel chicken

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Chez Panisse, the influential Berkeley restaurant founded by seasonal-food advocate Alice Waters. A new book celebrating the restaurant called 40 Years of Chez Panisse: The Power of Gathering, featured in F&W’s August issue, profiles Waters’s path from a chef—so focused on freshness that her fruit plate was famous—to an activist. In an interview with Publishers Weekly, Waters noted that eating organic foods on a budget is possible if you "buy a chicken and have many meals come from it." These grilled fennel-garlic chicken legs can be cooked for dinner one night, and the leftovers can be reinvented the next day into a quick and tasty antipasto salad.

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Thomas Keller Loves Whole Chickens

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Thomas Keller's Whole Grilled Chicken

© Quentin Bacon
Keller's Whole Grilled Chicken

"I don't care if you're sophisticated, with a boatload of money," chef Thomas Keller once explained to Food & Wine, "roasted chicken makes you feel wonderful." America’s beloved superchef described his simple approach to home-cooking for dinner parties in the Wall Street Journal today, and Keller's recipe for Whole Grilled Chicken with Wilted Arugula fits right in with his enduring appreciation for rustic meals.

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Gail Simmons Is Sweet on Chicken

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Chicken Goulash

© Yunhee Kim
Chicken Goulash.

Tonight, Top Chef Just Desserts Season 2 premieres on Bravo, hosted once again by our own inimitable Gail Simmons. Each week, Simmons—with rocker pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini, master chef Hubert Keller and stylish writer Dannielle Kyrillos—will sample the contestants’ many sugary challenges, from gingerbread houses to edible interior design. Something truly savory is the best remedy for an overworked sweet tooth, like one of Simmons’s favorite F&W recipes: creamy chicken goulash with homey biscuit dumplings.

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Seamus Mullen’s Pollo with Piquillos

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Chicken Salad

© Kana Okada
Chicken Salad with Piquillo Dressing.

New York’s Spanish-cooking star Seamus Mullen (an Irishman by way of Vermont) opened his new spot, Tertulia, in the West Village last week. Eater interviewed the Next Iron Chef finalist this afternoon about his inspiration and the importance of authenticity when it comes to Spanish cooking. “To me, this place is authentically New York,” says Mullen, who will incorporate great local ingredients into his recipes. What’s most important to us is that his food is delicious, like this recipe for Chicken Salad With Piquillo Dressing.

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Obama Goes Casual, and So Can You

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Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

© Quentin Bacon
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.

Continuing a casual dining streak this summer, President Obama stopped for takeout last night while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He and wife Michelle picked up dinner at Nancy’s Restaurant, which sells beach-shack seafood plates with fried clams and grilled chicken sandwiches from a snack bar window. Apart from being easy, simple dishes are often deliciously crave-worthy, especially with summer accoutrements, as in F&W’s warm grilled chicken sandwiches with mozzarella, basil and deep red tomatoes.

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Chicken à la Greenmarket

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Skillet Chicken Recipe

© Wendell T. Webber
Chicken with Succotash.

Chef Michel Nischan—who co-founded The Dressing Room in Connecticut with the late Paul Newman—is continuing to help those in need gain access to fresh food through his Wholesome Wave Foundation. According to the Atlantic, the program, which doubles the value of food vouchers when used at farmers’ markets, now operates in 30 states. With national greenmarkets booming, in number and literal abundance, using local produce to prepare Nischan’s Skillet Chicken with Summer Succotash is an easy way to celebrate the chef’s work and culinary acumen.

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