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Our New Obsession: Knockwurst

If you live in the U.S. (or anywhere else on the planet), you’re probably familiar with the hot dog, also known as the frankfurter—a nod to the city of Frankfurt, Germany, likely where its prototype was born. But you may not have heard of the hot dog’s delicious cousin: knockwurst. Read more »

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The Power of Pollination

A couple of years ago, farmer Tony Emmi’s neighbor asked him for a favor. Mr. Winter, his friendly, longtime beekeeper and proprietor of Winter Apiaries—located just down the road, outside Syracuse, in upstate New York—was doing some renovations on his property and wanted to know if Tony would be willing to store some of his honey bees for him temporarily. Read more »

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3 Tips for Maintaining Your Cast Iron Skillet

Perhaps no piece of cookware is more iconic—or dependable—than the cast iron pan. This tried-and-true workhorse is beloved for its durability and versatility: you can fry, grill, sauté, braise or bake in it. Best of all, with proper care, cast iron actually improves with use. Below, we break down how to maintain it. Read more »

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How to Update En Papillote

En papillote (literally “in parchment”) is a classic technique in which fish and other ingredients are steamed in the oven inside a parchment packet. Though the method originated in France, it can be used to highlight the flavors of just about any cuisine. Below you’ll find two recipes inspired by Mexican and Thai cooking. Try […] Read more »

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The Almond Brothers

Meet California’s John, Jim, and Joe Gardiner, whose big ambition yields an amazing little nut. Read more »

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The Case for Better Beef

It’s a brisk winter day in Bolinas, a wind-swept coastal California hamlet north of San Francisco. Seated beside a roaring fire, in a home nestled on his BN Ranch, legendary livestock farmer Bill Niman, in jeans and fleece, is talking about burgers. And he’s getting a little worked up. Read more »

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The Magic of the Pixie Mandarin

An intrepid family’s quest for better-tasting citrus Read more »

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BN Ranch Joins Blue Apron

We’re excited to announce that Bill Niman, a legendary rancher and animal welfare pioneer, and his BN Ranch have joined Blue Apron. Read more »

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How One Woman Remembers The Past By Cooking In The Present

Dana’s challenge to the whole Blue Apron community (that’s you!) is to take a recipe you love and add your own family twist to it. What recipe have you done this with? What was the special family tradition or twist you added to it? Dana’s story is the third installment in our series of customer spotlights! […] Read more »

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Our Non-GMO Commitment

Together we’re working to build a better food system. This big undertaking breaks down into countless smaller actions, including being transparent about what goes (or doesn’t go) into your box. Read more »

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