Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Culinate Newsletter: Gabrielle Hamilton, Apricot Dumplings, Cumin-Scented Quinoa with Red Beets

Having trouble viewing this newsletter as email? View it in your browser on Culinate.

culinate logo image
left edge

Dear readers,

Along with my usual wake-me-up cup this morning, I started the day with a test. A quiz on Slate asks you to look at a list of ingredients on the label of a ready-made store-bought snack — you know, the sort of crunchy, salty, fizzy, sweet things we occasionally crave — then match the ingredients to one of four actual items. Cake, I thought.

But I bombed. Honestly, I think I’m a lazy label reader — lazy and in denial. If I set my mind on something that lacks nutritional value, I don’t really want to know what’s in it. (Last night it was a package of Butterfingers at the movie; 19 ingredients to be exact.)

By choice, most foods we eat around here don’t have ingredient labels (think strawberries), or if they do, they’re pretty short labels. We try to stick to Michael Pollan’s advice to eat the “quiet foods” around the perimeter of the supermarket; you know, the ones that make no health claims and sport few ingredients.

But on occasion I do eat junk. And from now on, I’m going to study the labels when I do. You never know when there might be a quiz.

Kim Carlson
Editorial Director

Featured Stories

When you have a garden

Deborah Madison makes the most of her garden thinnings.

Gabrielle Hamilton

The James Beard-award-winning chef talks about her restaurant and new book.


Featured Recipes

apricot dumplings

Apricot Dumplings

Make these when summer’s apricots are at their peak and serve with a glass of Riesling.

Cumin-Scented Quinoa
with Red Beets

This stunning and tasty recipe comes from Maria Speck’s new grains cookbook.


Forward this newsletter to your friends

Do you know people who would appreciate this newsletter? You may forward them a copy with our compliments.

© Culinate, Inc., 25 NW 23rd Place, Suite 6 (PMB 178), Portland, OR 97210
tel 503-916-1777 fax 503-916-1778

The Culinate Newsletter is sent weekly to subscribers. You may click unsubscribe to be removed from this mailing list.
right edge
footer image

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tastes Newsletter July 2011: Best Barbecue Near You, Top 10 Grills, Top 10 Summer Beers and More!

Grill, baby, grill!

July 2011:

SHARE

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Blog

Have you planned your summer holiday yet? Here's our idea: gorge at the best barbecue joints around the country, visit an eco-resort in St. Tropez or a green hotel in Utah, meet up with friends for happy hour in Honolulu; then check out our other features for July, from grilling recipes to sexy summer wines and the top 10 new cars.

Chef Curtis Stone’s baby back ribs with his homemade barbecue sauce

ALL ABOUT BARBECUE

Eating It
Top Barbecue Restaurants Near You
Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants in the U.S.


Cooking It
Top 10 Grills
Top 10 Grilling Tips

Recipe: Grilled Summer Vegetables with Feta Vinaigrette
Recipe: Grilled Grass-Fed Beef with Spicy Hoisin Sauce
Book Review: Just Grill This!
Adding Wood Chips to Gas Grills
Lobel's of New York: USDA Prime Dry-Aged Steaks

More Products, Tools, Cookbooks and More!

Omaha Steaks Inc.

DINING OUT

Best Restaurants & Bars for Happy Hour
Kid-Friendly Restaurants
Save 80% off Restaurant.com $25 Gift Certificates!

GLOBETROTTING

Top 10 Family Resorts Worldwide
Top 10 Family Resorts in the U.S.
Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S.
Top 10 Eco-Resorts Worldwide

72 Hours in Montreal
Now is a Great Time to Visit Canada

Hotel Sezz St. Tropez, one of our Top 10 Eco-Resorts in the World


SUMMER SIPPING

Top 10 BBQ Wines
Top 10 Summer Wines
Top 10 Summer Beers

How to Make Iced Tea

DRIVING

Car of the Month: Audi A7 Quattro
Top 10 Best New Cars
Top 10 4-Door Sports Cars

You'll find more great stuff on our site, from restaurant news and culinary events to business travel guides, movie reviews and fashion shows.

We also want to hear from you. Post a comment on our forum, or review a restaurant or hotel on our site for our millions of visitors to read.

Don't forget to visit us on http://www.gayot.com/images/facebookicon.jpgfacebook, twitter and YouTube.

And check out our Video Section!

See you in August with the best ice cream parlors around the country.

Click to subscribe or unsubscribe please send comments here; mailing address

© 1996-2011 GAYOT.com® privacy policy

Visit the Gayot website