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Wet Weather Inspires Chicken with Mushrooms

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Chicken with Mushrooms

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Bouley's Chicken with Mushrooms.

This summer’s record-breaking rainfall may have its upside: mushrooms! NPR’s Talk of the Nation discussed the season’s fruitful conditions (wet, humid) for fungi on Friday. But, unless you're a specialist or have approval from a mycologist (a fungi botanist), you shouldn’t start foraging all the new specimens popping up in your yard. Instead, purchase wild mushrooms from a reputable vendor and use them in a fantastic recipe from our September issue: David Bouley's Pot-Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms.

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Persian Chicken and Rice with Sour Cherries

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Persian Chicken

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Persian Chicken.

New York's ABC Carpet & Home, which houses Jean-Georges Vongerichten's seasonal, eco-chic venture ABC Kitchen, launched a website this week called Reveal. One of the first features follows chef Dan Kluger to the Greenmarket as he shops for sour cherries to make sweet and savory dishes like pizza and sorbet at the restaurant. If you can’t find fresh ones, dried sour cherries are also delicious to cook with in dishes like F&W's Persian roasted chicken with fragrant rice.

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Classic Twist Doughnuts

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Classic Twists Donuts

Each year we test hundreds of cookbooks in the F&W Test Kitchen. This week we mixed, baked and fried our way through the new one from Seattle’s infamous Top Pot: Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts: Secrets and Recipes for the Home Baker, by brothers Mark and Michael Klebeck. The classic twists seen here, with and without glaze, had a deliciously yeasty dough seasoned with a hint of mace and were fried just like your granny used to do it—in a vat of superhot oil. Chronicle Books will release the tome on September 21, but in the meantime, here are some fantastic doughnut recipes (both baked and fried) from the F&W archives.

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Dine Out Irene

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Hurricane Irene may have been just an inconvenience for a lot of New Yorkers, but for many farmers in upstate New York, New Jersey and Vermont—who supply our local green-markets and restaurants—it has threatened their very livelihood. According to the New York Times, 140,000 acres of farmland in New York state alone were damaged by the storm. GrowNYC, which organizes many of the city's green-markets, estimates that 80 percent of its farmers have been affected.

What can you do to help? On Sunday, September 25, restaurants across New York City will participate in Dine Out Irene, with up to 10 percent of sales going toward helping local farmers. The funds will go to GrowNYC and Just Food, which will then distribute the funds directly to the farmers in need.

So far (and keep checking for updates), the list of restaurants includes: Aldea, A Voce Columbus, Buttermilk Channel, Kefi and Salumeria Rosi. A great meal and helping out our farmers? I'm in!    

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Introducing the Cup Noodle Museum

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classic chicken noodle soup

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classic chicken noodle soup

In 1971, Momofuku Ando invented a food that would change the course of student diets forever: Cup Noodles (a.k.a. Cup O' Noodles until 1993). The second museum dedicated to the Taiwanese-Japanese entrepreneur opens on Saturday, September 17, in Yokohama, Japan, according to the Huffington Post. In addition to showing CG movies about Ando, the Cup Noodle Museum will feature a make-your-own instant-noodle bar. Though we certainly appreciate the product’s just-add-water ease, the results could never compare to homemade chicken noodle soup, such as this classic version by F&W’s Grace Parisi.

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