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Food Holidays: February

Whew! Anyone else feel like they blinked, and all of a sudden it’s February? Here’s a look at the food holidays coming up this month, along with our recommendations for how to celebrate with Chef’d.

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Food Holidays: January

We love food. And when you love food, you’re always looking for an excuse to eat something wonderful. Enter the food holiday. Here’s the January roundup of food holidays we’re embracing this month, plus our recommendations for the best ways to celebrate with a Chef’d meal.

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The Tasting Team: The Chef

For Javier, his love of cooking started with his family, and he's turned that passion into a career producing professional-quality meals that are accessible to the home cook. Here are his recommendations.

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The Tasting Team: The Mom

As a working mother of two, the last thing Amy needs is for dinnertime to be complicated, so Chef’d is a perfect solution for her. Here are her recommendations.

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The Tasting Team: The Host

Cyndi is our resident entertainer  she's enthusiastic and passionate about food, and she loves trying new things. Here are some of her favorite meals.

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How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey for Thanksgiving

During the Thanksgiving turkey rush, many farmers, including the ones we work with, begin preparing for the holiday weeks in advance, freezing turkeys to ensure that they’re perfectly fresh when they get to you. Here's how to easily thaw your turkey in time for your big meal.

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How to Perfectly Time Thanksgiving Cooking

Thanksgiving is in the air, and along with visions of golden turkeys and green bean casseroles, something else might be dancing through your head: stress about how you’ll pull off the biggest meal of the year.

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How to Peel Ginger with a Spoon

Ginger, that knobby, gnarled-looking root, enlivens anything it touches, from soups to sauces to stir-fry and more. Its irregular shape, however, can make peeling the root a royal pain – unless, that is, you have some basic cutlery at your disposal.

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How to Cut Garlic Three Ways

If there’s one ingredient our test kitchen couldn’t function without, it’s garlic. Sure, it’s pungent and sharp-tasting when raw, but garlic mellows and sweetens when it’s cooked, providing a flavorful foundation for dozens of our favorite dishes.

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The Best Ways to Use Cucumbers

Consider the cucumber: crisp and cool, it’s an essential player in the pursuit of texture, adding crunch and freshness to any number of meals. And on top of the crunch factor, it’s one of our favorite ways to add a pop of color to any plate.

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Take the Bite Out Of Raw Shallots and Onions

We love the crunchy texture and sharp flavor raw shallots and onions bring to our salads and sandwiches, but the pungent aftertaste that lingers in their wake leaves something to be desired. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to tame the sharpness of raw alliums.

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Touchdown! How to Have a Game Day Wing Party

Here’s the scene: Sunday afternoon, your living room, this fall. A group of people are anxiously clustered on the couch, shoulders hunched, straining forward to get a better view. Every few minutes, someone lets out a whoop!, and a collective high-five spreads around the room. 

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Endless Summer- Wine and Dine

Half the fun of these warm summer nights are the drinks that accompany the meals. Being savvy when it comes to pairing food and drink can help make even a quick meal feel balanced and sophisticated, and it’s a great way to get conversation going too. All of our recipe cards include suggestions for drink pairings, but we thought we’d take a minute to explain ourselves a bit more.

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Endless Summer - Summer Seafood Styles

There are only a few weeks left to partake in a leisurely twilight meal, and we get it – you don’t want to spend them cooped up in a hot kitchen. This is where fresh seafood steps in.

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Endless Summer- Grilling Guide

One of summer’s greatest pleasures is breaking out the grill and cooking a fire-kissed feast for your family and friends. In fact, you’ve probably been doing it all summer long, and chances are you have the basics down.

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Endless Summer - How to Entertain Outdoors

Arguably the best part of summertime dining is doing so in the great outdoors. And, luckily for you, many of our recipes make it a cinch to go from the kitchen to the patio, beach or picnic blanket in a flash, so that you can spend more time with the people who count. Here’s how to master the art of eating outdoors.

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