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According to the Village Voice, waves of New York restaurants are falling for chilaquiles. Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, JoeDoe and Empellón Taqueria now feature the tortilla chip–based comfort food designed to use up leftovers. Though typically served at breakfast or brunch, F&W’s Chicken Chilaquiles—made with sliced chicken breast and tangy feta cheese—also makes a fast and satisfying dinner for those wanting to sample the trend at home.
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This morning, Eater announced two new additions to its food blog network: Eater Las Vegas, where coverage goes beyond the city’s famous Strip to include a tour of the lesser-known Vegas Chinatown, and Eater Philadelphia, which features an interview with a buzzy new restaurateur known only as “Lêe.” With the addition of Philly, we expect to see a lot more updates on the fantastic chef Jose Garces, whose impressive local empire includes modern tapas spot Amada and the locavore J.G. Domestic (and will also soon include restaurants in Palm Springs. Of the many recipes Garces has shared with Food & Wine, his fast Chicken and Potatoes with Fried Eggs makes a surprising, homey weeknight meal.
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Sweet and Sour Chicken
Austin is getting its very own Food & Wine Festival this spring, April 27–29, and tickets go on sale today. The all-star line up includes the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern, whose seminar on Global Street Food will spotlight some of his favorite markets around the world. Zimmern has a knack for adapting exotic meals into approachable recipes, as he does every week in his Kitchen Adventures series here on foodandwine.com. He also shares a story behind each dish, like Sweet and Sour Bangkok-Style Chicken with Chiles, which Zimmern first tried at a small Thai café in Penang, Malaysia. The super-flavorful stir-fry features a very familiar ingredient: Heinz ketchup. "The stuff is awesome and very traditional in many parts of southern Asia, where tomato-vinegar-sugar sauces have been used for centuries. The heat-sweet factor here is phenomenal, and I think this recipe is the one my friends clamor for the loudest when we plan dinner parties," says Zimmern.
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Chicken Chow Mein
Happy Chinese New Year! For the next 15 days, revelers will welcome the Year of the Dragon with parades, fireworks and, most importantly, family dinners full of lucky foods. In the Chinese tradition, long noodles symbolize good luck and a long life. Updated Chicken Chow Mein—made with quick-cooking chicken sausage, hot and spicy red chiles and an unexpected splash of orange juice—is a superfast way to ensure longevity.
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Italian Sweet-and-Sour Chicken
Mario Batali, one of the 10 superstar chefs committed to F&W’s Chefs Make Change coalition, chatted with co-hosts on The Chew last week about his pledge to cut off his famous red ponytail if The Mario Batali Foundation can raise $500,000 by February 7. The new online clip also reveals what Batali won't give up, so donate to Chefs Make Change for a rare chance to see this chef change his ways. Batali's program helps feed, educate and inspire kids. One new program is the Community CookShop, which teaches families how to cook with ingredients found in food pantries. Inspired by food-bank staples, Batali created this tangy Italian take on sweet-and-sour chicken for a delicious home-cooked meal.
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Emeril Lagasse is a busy man. Along with his restaurant empire, his multitude of cookbooks and his TV spots—he’s a regular judge on this season’s Top Chef—the New Orleans–based chef runs his own charity for underprivileged kids. One recent success of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation is a culinary arts program for New Orleans high-school students. The foundation is also setting up a community farm in New Orleans. One possible crop: radishes. “Radishes grow just about anywhere,”Lagasse says in our February issue. “People think, ‘Oh it’s just a radish.’ But radishes are delicious, and people don’t think of cooking them.” For a quick and versatile side dish, Lagasse sautés radishes and their greens with tangy orange butter and crispy bacon. You can help the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and other inspiring chef-run organizations featured in Chefs Make Change by visiting foodandwine.com/donate.
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Roast Chicken Thighs with Lentils
Spanish chef José Andrés stops by F&W’s Facebook wall at 2 p.m. ET to chat live with fans for our January Iconversations series. Aside from his inspired cooking, TV spots and multiple restaurants—from Washington, DC’s Jaleo to China Poblano in Vegas—Andrés is also committed to charity and is one of 10 superstarsheadlining F&W’s Chefs Make Change coalition. His organization, World Central Kitchen, helps developing countries in crisis by building kitchens and feeding the hungry using ingredients bought from local purveyors. For F&W’s February issue, Andrés shared a homey dish of crisp roast chicken thighs with a pimentón-spiked lentil stew. "This is the sort of simple, humble food I have at home with my family on Friday night," says Andrés. Visit foodandwine.com/donate to donate to World Central Kitchen and to other brilliant chef-run organizations.
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Today, we spotlight another member of F&W’s Chefs Make Change coalition. Chef Bill Telepan works with Wellness in the Schools to put healthier food in public schools. One exemplary program is Cook for Kids, which assigns culinary-school grads to cafeterias where they create cooked-from-scratch menus—meaning no more mystery-meat Mondays. There is one thing that hasn't changed: Kids still love chicken. Chicken day is one of the most successful days on the weekly calendar, Telepan admits in F&W’s February issue. To keep things interesting, he created a citrusy marinade for this fresh and colorful recipe, Latin-Spiced Chicken in Lettuce Cups. You can help chef Telepan’s cause, and other chef-run organizations, by visiting foodandwine.com/donate.
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Our coverage of the Chefs Make Change coalition continues today with a spotlight on Art Smith’s charity Common Threads, which teaches kids about nutrition and cultural diversity through after-school cooking programs. Smith shared a recipe in the February issue for Turkey-and-Pinto-Bean Chili, a favorite of Oprah’s that also appeals to his charity's target demographic. "It's got some spice, which I think kids love as much as adults do," he explains. Currently, Common Threads operates in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Washington, DC, and Smith hopes to expand to New York soon. You can donate to Common Threads and other chef-run charities by visiting foodandwine.com/donate.
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