Recipe: Turmeric Switchel — Wild Drink Recipes from Emily Han

This bright new riff on the classic switchel features turmeric, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antiviral agent. I love sipping turmeric switchel after a workout, or using it as a cocktail mixer with fresh sugarcane spirits like cachaça and rhum agricole.


How To Stir-Fry Chicken and Cashews — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Do you stir-fry at home? Is this easy, healthy method of cooking in your weeknight repertoire? It should be — a simple chicken stir-fry takes only a little work to prep and even less time at the stove. But perhaps stir-frying is intimidating to you. Do you wonder whether you need special equipment or a high-powered stove? We're here to tell you that no, you don't need anything special to stir-fry at home; it's one of the most home cook-friendly techniques.

Last week, we stepped into the New York City kitchen of Grace Young, stir-fry expert and author of multiple books on authentic Chinese cooking, including Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge. Grace demonstrated for us (and you!) everything you need to know to make several favorite stir-fry dishes, starting with this delicious, easy chicken stir-fry.


Recipe: Cranberry Mors — Wild Drinks by Emily Han

Mors is a tart, berry-based refresher that has a heck of a pedigree — it was first mentioned in the sixteenth-century Russian homemaking manual "Domostroy." Although it's frequently made from cranberries, mors can easily be made with just about any kind of wild or cultivated sour berries. And although modern-day mors is often sweetened with sugar, I prefer to use honey; it's a nod to the origin of the word mors, which probably derives from the Latin mulsa, or "honey drink."

Forget about the store-bought stuff that comes in cartons — thanks to the natural pectin in the berries, this juice has a velvety texture.


How To Roast Any Vegetable — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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I am a firm believer in the power of a roasted vegetable. Not only can virtually every vegetable be cooked in this way — no recipe required — but roasted vegetables are universally pleasurable to eat. Have a picky eater in the house? Want a break from your usual steamed veggie side dish? Try roasting your broccoli or green beans or cauliflower tonight. I think you're in for a treat.


How To Cook a Frozen Turkey — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Yes, you really can cook a frozen turkey. Yes, it sounds completely improbable — even slightly alarming. But against all odds, yes, it works. If you find yourself staring down a turkey that's still frozen solid on Thanksgiving morning and you're wondering how in the world you're going to get dinner on the table in a few hours, there's hope. Here's how to go from frozen to golden without skipping a beat.

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FDA Finally Has Something to Say About Sugar — Food News

This week the Food and Drug Administration announced that it has come up with guidelines for just how much sugar the average American should be eating. And it will probably come as no surprise that we're all eating too much of it.


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