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Portland, ME: The Healthier Side of Duckfat

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 2 comments

Duck fat-fried fries and doughnut holes. Duck confit. Poutine with duck gravy and, if you want, a fried duck egg. Suffice it to say, Duckfat in Portland, Maine, has become a destination for all things anti-diet. That's not to say fried food is all the Old Port cafe offers, but it's what they take most seriously and what they've always done best. Lately, however, the menu's grown, attracting patrons looking for both guilty and (relatively) guiltless pleasures alike. I went in for the latter. More

Dinner Tonight: Roasted Beet and Potato Borscht

Serious Eats Blake Royer 8 comments

The brilliance of this soup, besides the shocking color, is how deeply flavored it is with very little fat (just a few tablespoons needed to coat the chunks of roasted beet and potato). That's all thanks to a hot oven and the complex sweetness of roasted beets (If you're stuck on childhood memories of the pickled stuff, this might change your mind). More

Cook the Book: Borscht

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 5 comments

I have never been a picky eater. Growing up, I would eat anything; raw oysters, rare steaks, brussels sprouts, lima beans, no problem. Thinking back, there is only one food that I can remember refusing to eat, and that was... More

Dinner Tonight: Vegetarian Borscht

Serious Eats Blake Royer 12 comments

Who's ready for another cheap soup recipe? This one is as economical and simple as they come, is ready in minutes, and is far richer and warming than it has any credit being. More

Veselka Slammed with Michael Cera Fans Over the Weekend

New York Lucy Baker 4 comments

Harry and Sally had a mind-blowing lunch at Katz's. Carrie Bradshaw satisfied her sweet tooth with Magnolia cupcakes. And of course, there's Seinfeld and the Soup Nazi. For as long as movies and television shows have filmed scenes in New... More

Cook the Book: Elaine's Clear Vegetarian Borscht

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

In the introduction to one of the chapters in this week's Cook the Book selection, The Food Life, author Steven Jenkins states: "a salad without beets is just not a proper salad." I couldn't agree more. Sweet, earthy, brilliantly colored... More

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