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UCLA’s Science & Food Class

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Brown Butter Chicken Jus

© Michael Turek / Brown Butter Chicken Jus

Following the example set by Harvard University's Science & Cooking course, UCLA is now offering a class called Science & Food: The Physical and Molecular Origins of What We Eat. This semester, 50 lucky foodie co-eds will learn from Los Angeles chefs like Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal (F&W Best New Chefs 2009) and Umami Burger’s Adam Fleischman, and tickets have already sold out for four public lectures with globally recognized guest speakers like Noma’s René Redzepi. For those who can't get up-close with the culinary stars, there's a hands-on lesson to be learned from Redzepi's recipe for Brown Butter Chicken Jus with Citrus and Greens. The innovative salad calls for a richly flavored chicken sauce, an example of how the chef creates satisfying dishes while using meat sparingly at his Copenhagen restaurant.

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Well-Fed Vegetarian

A Delicious Reason to Brave Nettles

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In Well-Fed Vegetarian, chefs spotlight recipes that are worth forgoing meat.

Pizza with Garlic Cream and Nettles

© Fredrika Stjärne

Great restaurants rarely have DJs, but Napa chefs Curtis Di Fede and Tyler Rodde hired one to play a four-hour set this past Saturday for the two-year anniversary of their popular Cal-Italian spot, Oenotri. Next up in July: The duo aims to introduce two house-brewed ales that will pair fantastically with their signature pizzas, like this one with garlic cream and nettles. The wild plant grows abundantly near the restaurant most of the year, and the chefs can’t get enough. “The majority of people look at nettles as a weed,” says Rodde, “but they’re actually really tasty and flavorful.”

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Easy Chicken-Meatball Yakitori

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Chicken-Meatball Yakitori

© Fredrika Stjärne / Chicken-Meatball Yakitori

New York City mayor, Mike Bloomberg, held an annual team-building event last week at the Institute of Culinary Education, where City Hall bureaucrats cooked and ate a three-course meal, and police commissioner Raymond W. Kelly talked about his fantastic meatballs. On a tip from witnesses, the New York Times followed up and printed the Irishman's recipe, which includes sautéed onions and only the vague instructions to "Summon your inner Italian.” For something a bit easier to follow, we suggest you channel your inner izakaya chef for these grilled Chicken-Meatball Yakitori from the April issue. With three clearly written steps and just 30 minutes of cooking time, they make great party snacks too.

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Test Kitchen Tease

Baby Lettuces for Spring

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Baby Lettuce Salad

Justin Chapple


This week, F&W’s Test Kitchen welcomed spring with a baby lettuce salad combining tender young leaves like romaine, arugula, mizuna and escarole—each of which offered a unique texture and flavor. What made this dish especially interesting?

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'Mad Men' Cocktails

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An old-fashioned is Don Draper's drink of choice on AMC's Mad Men.

© Dave Lauridsen

 

 

An Old-Fashioned is Don Draper’s drink of choice on AMC's Mad Men. Here, classic cocktails for the premiere of the fifth season of Mad Men this Sunday >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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