This Restaurant Uses 50 Different Methods to Cook Potatoes

October 27, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
When chef Virgilio Martinez isn't in the Andes or the Amazon hunting for ingredients, he's racking up accolades for his restaurant Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru (okay, and teaching us how to make ceviche at home). But it's those trips out of the Peruvian capital that most inform his cooking, his 100 percent local menu, and his adoration for Peru's most beloved indigenous ingredient: the potato. Martinez works with Andean locals as part of the
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Never Burn Stuff in the Oven Ever Again

October 27, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Kerry Marie Evans confesses to burning pre-baked pizza to a crisp to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Here's Martinez's advice for making sure it never happens again. Welcome to Effed it Up. Dear Rick, protector of pre-baked pizza, I purchased two pre-made—but bake-it-yourself—pizzas and baked
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Head to Atlanta’s Cockentrice for Quality Meat, Sourced the Way It Should Be

October 27, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
Kevin Ouzts is out to change the world. The ginger-bearded Georgian, the chef and owner of Cockentrice in Krog Street Market, is hellbent on bringing great meats back to his state, and he's willing to recreate the Atlanta food world to do it. Ouzts credits his love of food to watching his dad build an eight-foot-by-ten-foot smoker in their backyard when he was eight years old. Later, he spent nights watching his mother work in a '50s-style diner
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By Reader Request: Recipes from Guard and Grace, Girl & the Goat, and Sweet Chick

October 27, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
This is R.S.V.P., a monthly column in which Bon Appétit publishes recipes, requested by readers, from restaurants all across the country. These are real live readers with real live requests—and sometimes desperate pleas—for recipes, which the real live BA Test Kitchen then tracks down, tests, and tastes, so you know the recipes will work at home (send your request to rsvp@bonappetit.com). Here's what our readers want to cook this month, str
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We Fed Kids Fancy Artisanal Chocolate. They Were Not Impressed

October 26, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
Kids love chocolate, right? Well, not necessarily. Here's what happened when we fed children fancy artisan chocolate bars for a pre-Halloween taste test. (Spoiler alert: It was more trick than treat.) Wait, so, what exactly is wrong with the fancy stuff? Apparently, according to the young folk, it has “no flavor,” is “too bitter,” and “doesn't really taste like awesome.” So what about when we gave 'em the chocolates that they know a
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The Rice You Need to Know About

October 26, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
Cured eggs yolks? On it. Crispy skins? Also on it. It helps to listen to friends and chefs when they wave their arms and say that a certain ingredient or technique is seriously underrated, all but megaphone-screaming in our ears that we need to get on it now, now, now. And when the people dropping that kind of knowledge happen to be the all-knowing chefs (and friends!) Yotam Ottolenghi (also a BA columnist) and Ramael Scully of Nopi in London, we
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Our Counter Proposal: How Much Counter Space You Need in Your Kitchen

October 26, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
Breaking news: You don't need any new gadgets to up your kitchen game. That's right, we're not going to wax poetic about shiny new appliances or must-have spices. Indeed, we're advising you to create more of a void in your cooking life. Well, to be exact, we're saying you need to prioritize that most essential (yet most ignored) tool of cooking: empty counter space. “It's ludicrous that we take such care organizing our office environments, wher
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Looking for a Gentler Morning Buzz? The Hot Tea Latte Is Here for You

October 26, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she's a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it's an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It's a chance to eat something healthy, fast, and homemade. This week, she's ditching her morning coffee for a hot tea latte. A recent trip out West brought me to The Little Owl in Denver, Colorado. As far as coffee shops go, this one was pretty
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Watch This Eataly Pizza-Maker Strive for Simplicity

October 26, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
Simone Falco was born in Naples, Italy where he grew up in a family of sportsmen and restaurateurs. “Inspired by my mother and driven by our family business, my passion for food and cooking runs in my blood,” claims Falco. Working for the family company, Rossopomodoro, he quickly picked up the skills and drive necessary for a successful restaurant business before deciding to obtain his PhD in electrical engineering University of Naples Federi
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Watch This Modern Italian Master Perfect the Art of Pasta

October 26, 2015 | Seafood Recipes
While studying abroad at a culinary academy in Parma, Italy, Alyssa Dattoli was drawn to the art of making fresh pasta and started her culinary journey as the pastaio (pasta maker) at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Viterbo, Italy. Upon her return to the U.S. nearly three years ago, Alyssa sought a job at Eataly, hoping to spend each day doing what she is most passionate about: making pasta. Alyssa puts performance at premium with her FIAT 500X
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