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Winter Farmers' Markets Are on the Rise

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Winter-Vegetable Chicken Paella

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Winter-Vegetable Chicken Paella

There are now 1,225 winter farmers' markets across the country, announced Agricultural Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan last week. That's a whopping 38 percent increase from last year. This Winter Vegetable-Chicken Paella takes advantage of hearty seasonal produce by combining delicious Swiss chard, butternut squash and leeks with Valencia rice, cured sausage and chicken thighs.

Related: F&W's Winter Produce Guide
Delicious Spanish Recipes
Winter Comfort Foods

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Christmas Desserts
Christmas Dinner Ideas

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France Headlines the Golden Globes

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Pot au Feu

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Pot au Feu

Nominations for the 2012 Golden Globes came out this morning. Along with Southern-based favorite The Help and George Clooney’s The Descendants, two films in particular made a strong showing—one from the French and one about the French. Woody Allen’s nostalgic Midnight in Paris garnered four nominations, while the black-and-white, primarily silent film The Artist earned six nominations, including Best Director for Frenchman Michel Hazanavicius. Inspired by award season's Francophile twist, we recommend an elegant French dish this evening: Pot au Feu made with tender chicken breasts and winter vegetables.

Related: Dishes from the French Masters
Healthy French Recipes
Great Recipes for Winter Produce

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Cookbook Party with Zarela Martinez & Fany Gerson

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Suenos Invitation

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Suenos Invitation

At NYC's Sueños restaurant this Sunday, chef Sue Torres will host a cookbook party with five authors including Fany Gerson (My Sweet Mexico), Ted Reader (Napoleon's Everyday Gourmet), Ray Lampe (Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook) and Zarela Martinez, who has published multiple Mexican cookbooks like Food From My Heart. Following the meet-and-greet and signing from 4 to 6 p.m. (with hors d'oeuvres), some of the chefs will contribute to a 7 p.m. Five-course dinner with dishes like Cuban Style Picnics of Pork by Dr.BBQ and Reader's TurDuckPigEn glazed with a spiced-tequila-honey sauce. Martinez is not featuring a dish, but we have her recipe for Pollo con "Chile Seco" (Chicken with Dried Chilies) so you can try her food tonight at home. Reservations for the $75 event can be made through the restaurant at 212-243-1333.

Related: Great Mexican Recipes
Affordable Star Chef Recipes
Healthy Mexican Recipes

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Crispy, Crunchy Gluten-Free Chicken Wings

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Almond-Crusted Chicken

© Tina Rupp
Almond-Crusted Chicken

Food & Wine Facebook fans have expressed an interest in more recipes being identified as gluten-free. One of our favorite gluten-free recipes comes from a staff meal at Mario Batali’s Casa Mono. Instead of bread crumbs, chopped almonds add amazing crunch to chicken wings served with a fast and tangy lemon aioli.

Related: More Gluten-Free Recipes
Tasty Chicken Wings
Recipes from Mario Batali's Network

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Meet Bobby Flay at the F&W Classic in Aspen

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Honey Mustard Chicken

The next Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, June 15–17, 2012, will be a 30th anniversary blowout, and tickets are now on sale. Among the all-star tastings, cooking demos and chances to meet chefs—everyone from Jacques Pépin to Giada De Laurentiis—Bobby Flay will host a seminar titled “Parisian Flair, American Flavors.” Here, Flay bakes Honey Mustard Chicken as the centerpiece for a traditional Southern meal with a little French touch: Dijon mustard. He also puts fresh goat cheese in the accompanying grits.

 

Related: Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2012 
Bobby Flay Recipes
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Dean Fearing Guest-Judges "Top Chef"

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Chicken Yakitori

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Chicken Yakitori

Last night on Bravo's Top Chef, chef Dean Fearing served as a rather persnickety guest judge, criticizing the contestants' skills as sauciers and their ability to grill. A Southwestern-food expert, the Dallas-based Fearing knows plenty about grilling, but he doesn't always stay true to Texas. Inspired by a trip to Tokyo, Fearing created these grilled chicken skewers glazed with a simply boiled sauce that includes soy sauce, ginger, Sriracha and garlic. It's fast—and so straightforward that even a booted contestant couldn't screw it up.

Related: Amazing Japanese Dishes
Fantastic Grilled Chicken Recipes
Top Chef Season 9: Texas

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Chat Live with Chef Traci Des Jardins

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Traci Des Jardins

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Traci Des Jardins

Today at 2 p.m. ET on Food & Wine's Facebook "wall," Top Chef Masters alum and F&W Best New Chef 1995 Traci Des Jardins will answer questions live as part of our Kitchen Insider chat series. Raised on a California farm, Des Jardins highlights locally grown food at her restaurants, anchored by San Francisco’s famed Jardinière. Her version of comfort food features a few great ingredients: Juicy Pan-Roasted Chicken with Polenta Cakes.

Related: More Cozy Comfort Foods
Polenta Recipes
Traci Des Jardins' Top Chef Top 10

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Hugh Acheson to Divide His “Hughnibrow” for Charity

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Grilled Quail

© Tina Rupp
Grilled Quail

Top Chef judge and F&W Best New Chef 2002 Hugh Acheson has vowed to split his iconic “Hughnibrow” in the name of charity. Grub Street reports that if the organization Wholesome Wave—chef Michel Nischan's charity, which focuses on making locally grown produce more available and affordable—raises $100,000 by March 1, then Acheson will pluck his upper facial hair. In support of the Georgia-based chef's charitable grooming goal (even if we recommend waxing), we've downsized today's Chicken Dance to a more petite poultry. Quails are so small that Acheson likes to allot two of these flavorful grilled birds per person, with a seasonal spinach-and-pomegranate salad. It's funny how often two is better than one.

Related: Healthy Poultry Recipes
Winter Comfort Foods
Great Do-Good Wines

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Just Say Yes to the Meatball Movement

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Chicken Meatball Soup

© Yunhee Kim
Chicken Meatball Soup

Over the weekend, NPR commentator Bonny Wolf discussed the many "meatballeries" opening across the country. She's not shocked: "Meatballs are affordable and familiar. They’re a happy food in hard times." We're not surprised either, because meatballs are delicious and supereasy to make at home. This Chicken Meatball and Orzo Soup combines the restorative properties of chicken soup with homey meatballs made from chicken sausage to create a fast and ultra-comforting meal.

Related: More Great Meatball Soups
Tasty Meatball Recipes
Fantastic Comfort Foods

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Baked Eggs Inspired by Martha Stewart’s Busy Chickens

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Eggs Baked Over Mushrooms

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Eggs Baked Over Mushrooms

Martha Stewart’s chickens are almost as busy as she is. The Wall Street Journal’s interactive guide to a day in the life of the media mogul reveals that the 200 chickens on Stewart's upstate New York farm produce enough eggs to supply her show, office kitchen and staff, who can take eggs home. While farm eggs are wonderful at breakfast, F&W's Kristin Donnelly likes to turn them into a light Francophile lunch (also great for dinner). Her recipe for Eggs Baked Over Sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach, paired with a glass of juicy Beaujolais, makes a filling meal for less than 600 calories.

Related: Tasty and Healthy Egg Recipes
Amazing French Dishes
Beaujolais Pairings

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