Recipe: Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup — Vegetarian Recipes from The Kitchn

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love these hearty, flavorful meatless burgers. (You can, however, give them even more savory meatiness by adding chopped sautéed shiitake or cremini mushrooms to the mixture before forming the burgers).

And by all means, make a double batch of the ketchup — you’ll find a million uses for it, and it keeps well in the refrigerator for a week.


14 Awesome Things We Saw at Fancy Food Summer 2015 — Summer Fancy Food Show 2015

The Fancy Food Show is a mecca for anyone who loves specialty foods. Specialty foods are, well, the special things, the little luxuries, the premium pint of ice cream or fancy ketchup or great bar of chocolate — the add-ons that go beyond commodities and that make cooking and food even more delicious.

For three days the Javits Center in New York City is filled with hundreds of thousands of things to try, along with throngs of people clamoring to find new favorite things. This year was no different – from tomato butter to camel milk to a delightful beet kombucha, here are the 14 things we're excited about right now.


How Do You Feel About Restaurants Clearing Plates Before Everyone’s Done Eating? — Food News

Turns out I'm not the only one who's noticed that many restaurants are now clearing plates before everyone at the table is done eating.


How To Make Classic Creamy Coleslaw — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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This coleslaw is a classic. As in, the classic, with green cabbage, shredded carrots, and creamy dressing. If you're looking for a solid, dependable coleslaw that promises to play nice with all the burgers and hotdogs at your next backyard party, then here it is.


Did You Know You Can Freeze Leftover Whipped Cream? — Tips from The Kitchn

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Whipped cream is one of life's little luxuries that makes everything it touches just a wee bit better. Whether you like it to melt into your hot cocoa, crown your hot fudge sundae, or gild your pie or apple crisp, it's amazing how just taking a whisk to some heavy cream transforms it so beautifully.

But what about that leftover whipped cream that didn't get served? Should you just toss it? We're here to tell you that you should never, ever, throw away leftover whipped cream. Freeze it instead!


7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Throw Away Herb Stems — Waste Not

I’m a huge fan of fresh herbs, and I’m an even bigger fan of using the entire store-bought bunch before any of the leaves get wilted and slimy. To achieve this, every week I buy a single type of herb and put it in as many dishes as possible. By the end, a barren bouquet of stems marks the finish line in my race against time, and I proudly toss all the non-leafy leftovers in the compost, feeling like a total master of efficient herb usage.

But wait — what about the stems?


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