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The Secret of Sauce: Pairing Pasta and Wine

Pairing wine with pasta dishes is as easy as it is delicious. The first rule to remember about pairing wine with pasta: Forget about the pasta— it’s the sauce that drives your pairing decision. The second rule? Red with red, white with white. Here’s why:   Red wine with red sauce That same tanginess you taste in tomato […] Read more »

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Recipe for Wine Lovers: A tasty twist on risotto with whole-grain goodness

Halfway through January and craving the flavors you typically enjoy? Risotto likely isn’t on your resolution-driven menu, but sub in a few classic Italian ingredients and you’ll have a delicious side dish: farrotto. With whole-grain farro and polyphenol-rich red wine, farrotto is sure to satisfy. Farrotto INGREDIENTS 4 oz. Parmesan cheese 1 medium yellow onion, […] Read more »

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

A generous tablespoon of cinnamon gives this rich hot chocolate its pleasant warmth, while a pinch of cayenne adds a surprising—but welcome—touch of heat. If you don’t have Raaka bars, feel free to use your favorite dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao—and bonus if it also contains any of the spices in the recipe!). Serve […] Read more »

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Pink Sea Salt Chocolate Tart

Chefs, meet the centerpiece of your holiday dessert table. This gorgeous chocolate tart strikes the perfect balance between elegant and unfussy—if you don’t have Raaka chocolate, feel free to use your favorite dark chocolate (we recommend at least 70% cacao). Either way, don’t skip the sea salt garnish! The salty flakes help to cut through […] Read more »

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See Red: The ultimate mulled-wine recipe for holiday gatherings

Mulled wine is the perfect set-it-and-forget-it elixir for holiday parties. You can tweak any recipe as you see fit, but don’t use your Blue Apron reds! Read more »

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Falling for Fall Flavors

This time of year, it’s easy to taste why some pairings make perfect sense from the very first bite and sip. Follow these simple pairing suggestions to experience food-and-wine aha moments you’ll want to try again and again. Read more »

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1 Ingredient, 5 Ways: Spotlight on Apples

Fall’s favorite fruit is currently the apple of our eye! Discover how to prepare this bright (and versatile) seasonal ingredient five delicious ways.   1. Roasted Pork & Sautéed Apple with Cheesy Broccoli & Garlic Breadcrumbs A topping of apple, cooked with a bit of apple cider vinegar, completes the dish with a pop of contrasting sweetness […] Read more »

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Your New Favorite Homemade Fall Spread

Need something new to spread on your toast on a crisp fall morning? We did—so we developed this luxurious, ultra-delicious recipe. Fruit “butters,” like nut butters, are named for their smooth, spreadable consistency. Make this spiced pear butter ahead for about a week’s worth of breakfasts. (We also like it on oatmeal: stir chopped dark […] Read more »

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3 Ways to Cook (Not Bake!) with Fall Fruits

Come autumn, we savor a fresh-baked apple pie as much as the next person. But this season’s fruits—so often typecast in desserts—can play a delicious role in any course. Below are three ways to transform them into sweet, easy foils for savory foods. Apple Compote Stewing apple with lemon and simple syrup (equal parts sugar […] Read more »

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The Leafy Green Lineup

If you’re not quite sure what sets one bunch of leaves apart from the next, see this quick refresher on some of our fall favorites. Read more »

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