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How One Woman Taught Her Kids To Cook With Confidence

Growing up, Paula didn’t know how to cook. That all changed when she had kids. She wanted to give them something that she had never experienced herself when she was young – kitchen confidence. Read more »

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The Secret Story of Soil

Chris, the owner of Say Hay Farms in northern California’s Yolo County (northwest of Sacramento), isn’t what most people would think of as a typical farmer. A UC Berkeley graduate with a degree in Philosophy, he’s a brilliantly articulate admirer of soil. Chris wants us to think about “dirt” differently. His main lesson: it’s alive, “a giant living web.” Soil teems with an ecosystem of countless microbes, crucial to growing healthy, delicious produce like Say Hay’s gorgeous orange cauliflower, hearty beets and petite shokichi squash. “Once you kill that ecosystem it takes a lot of work to build it back up,” he says. “It’s not something that you can take lightly.”
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Customer Spotlight: Crystal Hypes

In January of 2016, her food resolution was to continue on a weight loss journey by cooking with Blue Apron. Check out a few of our favorite moments from our chat with Crystal below!
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Our New Year’s Cocktail Countdown

Cozy Cran-Apple Cider 1 Ounce Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice 8 Ounces Apple Cider 4 Ounces Spiced Rum 2 Dashes Cranberry Bitters Whole Nutmeg (for garnish) Fresh Cranberries (for garnish) 1 Apple (for garnish) Heat apple cider on low (do not boil.) While the cider heats, divide the lemon juice and rum between 2 glasses. Add […] Read more »

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Meet Italy’s Most Passionate Tomato Farmer

August in Italy: businesses are closed, cities have emptied out, towns are deserted—everyone is at the beach. Everyone, that is, except for tomato farmers in the Campania region, Italy’s tomato capital. Here, in late summer, trucks loaded with the vibrant, just-harvested fruits crowd tiny, one-lane streets. And at the center of it all is one third-generation farmer, wearing an easy smile and a straw hat to block out the sun—but nonetheless deeply tanned from hours in the fields—and covered from head to toe in tomato pulp. Meet Giuseppe. Read more »

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Where In-The-Know Fish Lovers Get Their Goods

It’s 10 o’clock on a Friday morning. On a hushed, industrial street in Greenpoint—a booming neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York—there’s a pretty long line for… something.

The line spills out of a narrow steel door on the side of a squat brick building. It contains a patchwork of people, young and old: most keep to themselves, holding cell phones and to-go cups of coffee, while others chat in English and Polish and Russian. Almost all of these people are smiling from ear to ear. Read more »

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Unseat Your Thanksgiving Stuffing Standby

When it comes to Thanksgiving, the sanctity of stuffing is something you don’t mess with. But just because it always deserves a place at the table doesn’t mean you have to follow the same recipe year after year. With a keen eye for some ingredients already at hand in your kitchen, one of these a delicious, complex stuffings could inspire a holiday-worthy change-up. Read more »

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Turkey Day Survivor’s Guide: Wine

We understand that cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a labor of love, and once all your friends and family are gathered around the table, the most important thing is for everyone to have a good time. Luckily, when it comes to pairing food and wine on the big day, it’s pretty hard to go wrong. You can serve one type of wine for the whole feast, or leave it up to guests to personalize their picks according to their favorite dishes—whether it’s the ever-so-generously buttered mashed potatoes, the sumptuous stuffing or the juicy bird itself. Whichever approach you decide to take, we’ve got you covered. Read more »

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Why You Should Be Cooking Fish at Home

Andrew Gruel, owner of the Slapfish restaurants in California, is passionate about sustainable seafood. He believes it should be enjoyed both in restaurants and at home. And so do we. But did you know that currently about two-thirds of all seafood in America is eaten outside the home? That’s why we asked Andrew, a true seafood guru, to help us bust some of the most common myths that prevent people from cooking it at home. Here’s what he said: Read more »

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One Man’s Quest for the Perfect Fish

Josh Goldman has finally settled down: After years of searching, the fish farmer found the perfect fish to raise. Delicious and sustainable, it’s called barramundi, and it took him over three years and 30 tries to find it. Read more »

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