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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Roy Choi

By Heeseung Kim | January 23, 2014

L.A. Son by Roy Choi

The theme on the fourth episode of The Taste is Street Food. It’s a genre of food that has rapidly gained prestige in the U.S. over the past few years. Street food in America is no longer restricted to hot dogs and halal carts (not that there’s anything wrong with those, especially when that halal cart is Famous Halal Guys on 53rd), and its more exciting iterations have become much beloved by eaters on the go. Tonight’s guest mentor is Roy Choi, who knows a thing or two about revolutionizing street food. Roy put his food truck, Kogi BBQ, on the streets of L.A. in 2008, serving $2 tacos with Korean-barbecued meat. People didn’t know what was happening at first, but they knew it was good. And then the chase for flavor was on. Read More

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: Fresh Start to the New Year

By Heeseung Kim | January 1, 2014

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The holidays are wonderful for a number of reasons. It’s a special time of year when you can spend quality time with your family and friends, actually like it when it snows, and pretty much have a license to eat and drink in excess. But following all the roasts and the cookies and the cocktails, I like to change it up for the new year. Here is a day’s worth of recipes that I think bring it back to the basics: food that is fresh, flavorful, healthy and delicious.

BREAKFAST: Avocado-Banana Smoothie

LUNCHPan-Seared Salmon with Cauliflower and Pine Nuts, and Broccolini and Sweet Sesame Salad

DINNERQuinoa, Fennel, and Pomegranate Salad

DESSERT: Roasted Pineapple Smoothie

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: How to Host Your Own NYE Bash

By Heeseung Kim | December 27, 2013

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NYE Collage

What’s a better way to ring in the new year than with good friends and good food? Here are some delicious dishes to make a special night even better. Start with an elegant Kir Royale and end with luscious chocolate tart paired with a champagne toast. It won’t be a meal that you’ll forget in 2014!

Kir Royale

Gravlax

Lobster Rolls with Pickled Asian Pears

Ethiopian-Spiced Duck Breast

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Bacon

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: Joyous Kwanzaa!

By Heeseung Kim | December 26, 2013

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Kwanzaa began in the United States in 1966. During this time, there was a great movement toward equality for African-Americans, and Kwanzaa was created for African-Americans to celebrate African heritages and cultures. Kwanzaa is modeled on traditional African harvest festivals, and takes place from December 26 to January 1. Kwanzaa culminates in a feast on the sixth day called karamu, and the foods served during karamu honor African cuisines. Kwanzaa is all about celebrating family, community, and culture, making it the perfect time to host a feast—here are some suggestions to help you host your own Kwanzaa feast.
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RECIPE ROUNDUP: Six Great Holiday Hors D’oeuvres and Cocktails Pairings

By Heeseung Kim | December 16, 2013


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‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry, and we’re here to help. Here are recipes for drinks hot and cold, along with bites to complement them perfectly. Impress your friends with these great hors d’oeuvre and cocktail pairings, and we promise merriness will naturally follow.

WARM AND COMFORTING
EAT: Bacon-Lingonberry Gougeres
DRINK: Glogg

SWEET AND SPICY
EAT: Jalapeno Cornbread
DRINK: Spiked Hot Chocolate

EARTHY AND ROBUST
EAT: Mushroom and Fontina Crostini
DRINK: Mulled Cider

HEARTY AND BOLD
EAT: Korean Short Ribs
DRINK: Persimmon Smash

LIGHT AND CRISP
EAT: Tuna Tartare with Potato Pancakes
DRINK: The Thymely Dalmatian

RICH AND LUXE
EAT: Chocolate Bourbon Truffles
DRINK: The Red Rooster Mistletoe

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: How to Host Your Own St Lucia Day Feast

By Heeseung Kim | December 13, 2013

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collage

St Lucia Day is celebrated on December 13, once believed to be the longest night of the year. The saintly Lucia, whose name means “light”, makes a season of darkness warm and bright. On the morning of St Lucia’s feast day, communities all over Sweden host processions led by a young girl wearing a white dress, a crimson sash, and crown of candles—she is that year’s Lucia. She and other children sing carols, and hand out lussekatt (saffron buns), pepparkakor (ginger cookies), and coffee for breakfast.

St Lucia Day falls on a Friday this year. Prolong the holiday and host a St Lucia Day brunch! Here are some great recipes inspired by St Lucia Day, so you can have your own St Lucia Day feast.

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What’s in Season, Right Now: 10 Recipes

By Christopher Stewart | September 15, 2013

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With the first day of Autumn coming up soon, we actually still have an abundance of summer produce late into the month of September. This month, farmers markets are still packed to the rim with summer produce and to hold onto the taste of summer a little longer, there are plenty of recipes to be treasured. In the month of September apples, blueberries, corn, cucumbers, grapes, peppers, plums, pears, raspberries, and tomatoes are all in season, and the menu at Red Rooster Harlem highlights several of these ingredients with Chili Cucumbers, Sweet Corn Soup, and Summer Pasta with crushed tomatoes. If you can’t make it to Red Rooster this week, you can still enjoy eating seasonally with these 10 recipes to make with what’s in season right now.  Read More

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15 End of Summer Recipes to Make this Weekend

By Christopher Stewart | August 30, 2013

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Summer is coming to a end but that just means more time indoors to cook hearty stews, casseroles, and comfort foods. But there is still one weekend left to enjoy the smokey flavor of a charcoal grill and the simple fresh taste of a farmer’s market inspired salad tossed in olive oil. Labor day weekend is here and this is the last few barbecues and outdoor parties for the next couple months. Instead of throwing the usual burgers and hot dogs on the grill, impress your guests with some flavorful and creative dishes, salads, desserts and drinks. Here are 15 end of summer recipes to make over the holiday weekend!  Read More

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10 Recipes Using Summer Tomatoes

By Christopher Stewart | June 27, 2013

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For the warmest weather, everyone reaches for something light and refreshing. I’m pretty sure no one ever thinks of reaching for tomatoes. At the height of the summer season, tomatoes, whether it be Roma, Cherry, Beefsteak, or the funky and colorful Heirloom variaties are packed with flavor, the right balance of sweetness and tartness, and are perfect for any meal. Sear them and eat them with eggs for brunch, or toss them into pasta topped with lobster. Tomatoes make a quick and easy summer meal, that’s bright in color and amazing in flavor. Try one of these 10 tomato inspired recipes this week to add some summer to your meals.  Read More

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