Coriander seeds and cilantro are two of my favorite ingredients, but I’ve always found it curious how little they taste like each other given that they’re from the same plant. This past weekend, though, while visiting a friend in Dorset, Vermont, I discovered the missing link: fresh green coriander seeds. MORE >
Food tech guru and Booker & Dax cocktail genius Dave Arnold is hosting a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his most ambitious project yet: MOFAD, the non-profit Museum of Food and Drink. Here's why you should give.
1. Puffing cannons look awesome. Arnold's video pitch, above, offers a look at the 1900s-era puffed cereal game changer, which will be the museum's first mobile exhibit. "Puffing cannon encapsulates everything that will make MOFAD great," says Arnold. "It's explosive, it's entertaining and it tells a story."
2. "Dave Arnold is the culinary Google," according to chef Anita Lo.
3. Pastry innovator Brooks Headley of Del Posto thinks Arnold is the only person who could pull off a project of this scale.
4. Chefs David Chang, Wylie Dufresne and Mario Batali also think it's a good idea.
5. $50 gets you a durable MOFAD tote made by Brooklyn's Baggu.
6. Pledge $400 and you can party with Arnold while drinking his extraordinary cocktails and eating puffed rice snacks.
Watch the video for further convincing from Arnold's superstar culinary friends.
Pair with green salads, grilled fish or shellfish and crudités.
2012 Falernia Pedro Ximenez Reserva ($10) This flinty, citrus-inflected white comes from one of Chile’s northernmost wine regions, the arid Elqui Valley.
2012 Sábrego Godello ($14) The steep, rocky vineyards of northwest Spain’s remote Valdeorras region provide the grapes for this minerally white.
2011 St Hallett Poacher’s ($14) A touch of Riesling lifts the aromas of this zesty Australian Sauvignon Blanc–Sémillon blend from the Barossa.
2012 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Torrontés ($15) Torrontés is a tricky grape. Made poorly, it’s cloying; made well, as this one is, it’s elegant and aromatic.
2012 St. Urbans-Hof Estate Riesling ($17) This German Riesling from the Mosel is very lightly off-dry, but it’s so zippy and intense that the sweetness barely registers.
Andy Cohen, Bread Revolutionary. Photo courtesy Bravo/NBC Universal.
Anyone with good bread recommendations is automatically a hero in my book. So when Andy Cohen – who is already right up there for his hilarious talk show Watch What Happens Live and for being Exec Producer of F&W favorite Top Chef (starring our own Gail Simmons) – came around with a list of his favorite bread-centric places in St. Louis I freaked out. READ MORE >
Once, when I was in Detroit, I tasted a salad at the farmers' market that was made by a monastic order (better than a bake sale, if you ask me). The miso dressing was so perfect that I tried to re-create it the following week, using trial and error to approximate the taste. If you like a sweeter miso dressing, add a little more sugar or Golden Syrup, which also works well. SEE RECIPE »