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The Crisper Whisperer: 10 Small Ways to Eat Joyfully this Summer

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 20 comments

With fresh fruits and vegetables bursting into season, it's easy to feel as high on heady seasonality as Ruth Bourdain is on pixie tangerine zest. Don't let that feeling slip away. Read on for ten easy ways to eat joyfully throughout the summer, and share your own hard-eaten wisdom in the comments. More

The Crisper Whisperer: 4 Ways to Use Lettuce (Other Than Salad)

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 24 comments

If you grow your own lettuce, belong to a CSA, or sometimes get a little grabby at the farmers' market, chances are you'll end up with too much lettuce at some point from now through October. The good news is that although lettuce maintains a clean-cut, "just the salad, thank you" veneer in polite company, she's not the least bit afraid to take a couple of turns around the pan behind closed doors. When you just can't eat another bite of salad, try these delicious cooked alternatives. More

The Crisper Whisperer: 10 Tips to Take to the Farmers' Market

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 35 comments

Anyone can bring home a bunch of beets from their local farmers' market—and there, as elsewhere, showing up is half the battle. But a farmers' market is an embarrassment of riches in terms of fresh foods, artisanal expertise and the opportunity to make a meaningful connection with the source of our sustenance. Make the most of your experience with these 10 simple tips, and share your own advice in the comments. More

The Crisper Whisperer: Beyond Guacamole - 5 Ways to Use Avocados

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 95 comments

To some of us, an overabundance of avocados sounds like the makings of a Lifetime Achievement Award. But the Crisper Whisperer serves at the pleasure of serious eaters everywhere, and Californians, Floridians and other highly evolved specimens are looking for a way to move beyond guacamole. Read on to learn (and share your own) avocado tips and tricks with the fortunate and unfortunate alike. More

Steamy Bread Baking Tip

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 3 comments

That L.A. Times article about chefs blogging led me to the L.2O Blog, which had a great baking hack: You need steam in the oven chamber to keep the exterior of the dough from prematurely drying and forming a crust... More

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