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Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar

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Smitten Kitchen combines two fall favorites

If there is any better autumnal comfort food than grilled cheese and tomato soup, we have yet to find it. Now, fantastic NYC food blog Smitten Kitchen has taken a classic comfort meal to the next level, by combining the cheese with the soup in one fell swoop. Read on for Smitten Kitchen's mindblowing-looking Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar.  Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled......read more

A Year on the Road: Cheese Pilgrimage

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Curating a cheese plate on the road through Italy

Many trips to Italy simply begin and end in Rome. Knowing that this would leave me wanting more, I let Rome be my appetizer and ventured into the Italian countryside for the remaining courses. This is the story of my journey to find the perfect cheese plate. Encrusted within the craggy folds of the Gran Sasso Mountains lie the Middle Age stone villages and castles of the province of......read more

How TV Has Made Us Stupid About Farming

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Seventh-generation farmer Forrest Pritchard skewers television's portrayal of agriculture

Forrest Pritchard for The Huffington Post: From parachuting cows to learning-disabled farmers, commercials have effectively dumbed down agriculture. As a full-time farmer, I don't have much time to watch television. Despite my best intentions, I've never seen an episode of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, or Game of Thrones. I'm usually game for a lunchtime episode of Pawn Stars, but farming requires me......read more

Jessica Backhaus: I Wanted To See The World

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These watery photographs portray Venice as you've never seen it before

Along with New York City and Paris, the Italian city of Venice is probably one of the most photographed cities in the world. There is no corner of the City of Water than hasn't been caught on camera and put on the internet. But with this series, Berlin-based photographer Jessica Backhaus has managed to depict the city in a totally non-cliché -- not to mention beautiful -- way. To do so,......read more

Jam On It

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Shawn Traylor's fig jam is fre-fre-fre-freshhhh.

Bum. Bum. Bum. Bum. Bumpabum bum bum.Jam on it. (Yeah yeah, we know, we know) - Newcleus Like many of you, my first encounter with figs was of the packaged elf-made snack food variety. And like some (and I’m guessing fewer) of you, my first encounter with JAM was the aforementioned 1983 NYC electrofunk classic. See, in Louisiana we were always about JELLY. I jest. About the jam, I mean. But......read more

Marissa Textor: Drawings

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L.A. artist pencils hyper realistic portrayals of nature.

Marissa Textor's graphite-on-paper drawings capture epic nature moments in a hyper realistic manner. In an art scene dominated by loose, gestural work, Textor's precision penciling stands out among the crowd. On her choice of subject matter, the Los Angeles-based artist says, "It's exciting to me. In an over-stimulated world this is the stuff the holds my attention and......read more

From the Farmbox

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Shawn Traylor takes a day away from his farmbox cooking odyssey to plant his very own Russian-style garden.

Taking a slight left turn at Albuquerque now, folks, so please remember to keep all arms, legs, and capes inside the vehicle. Today we’re going to change it up a little and forgo the usual cooking and talk a little about growing things that will be cooked at a future date uncertain.   As you may have learned from previous posts on this very Web log, I have the amazing fortune to be......read more

From the Farmbox

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Shawn Traylor ramps up his farmbox cooking adventure. On the menu: Mixed seafood grill with ramp pesto spaghetti.

It’s a fairly unassailable assertion that you’ve heard a bazillion times (possibly from a Brazilian?) – food cooked outside tastes better. I know. Duh, right? And there are many who would go further and argue that food cooked over charcoal is far superior to food cooked on a gas grill. I count myself among them. Then there is another smaller circle in the Fuel Preferences of......read more

From The Farmbox

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With his salsify apple crabcakes, Shawn Traylor turns an unsightly root vegetable into a delicious thing of beauty.

If you happen to be making a list of (or song about, coffee table book on…) the world’s filthiest and/or ugliest vegetables, please make sure to include salsify on your list. Would you just look at how ugly these things are?!? But, through the miracle of Photoshop, look how purty I made them.   I jest. No Photoshop trickery here, just some peeling, boiling, mashing, mixing,......read more

From The Farmbox

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Shawn Traylor's kicks off his food co-op cooking odyssey. On the menu: Beef shortribs with beet orzo and a pea shoot gremolata.

Farmbox Ingredients: * Beets * Mixed color carrots * Hardneck garlic * Pea shoots   Listening to: * Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion * Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run * Mission of Burma – Signals, Calls and Marches   All these root vegetables and nowhere to go but to the braised shortribs. Mario Batali’s shortribs from his Babbo cookbook......read more

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