April 2013

Enter to Win: Blue Apron Mother’s Day Contest

So many people learn to cook from their moms, and this Mother’s Day, we want your mom to teach us a thing or two. For the next two weeks, we’re asking you to tell us about the best dinner your mom cooks. Does her chili con carne beat all the rest? Give us the dish. […] Read more »

5 Mexican Standouts for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo honors the triumph of the Mexican people of Puebla, a town just south of Mexico City, over the French army on May 5, 1862. Each year on the fifth of May – thus the holiday’s name – people of Mexican descent celebrate the day as a symbol of the country’s independence. They’re […] Read more »

Dinner Conversation: Ramp Pizza and an Ice Cream Sandwich Tip

Each week, we’ll round up posts, videos, and even playlists to entertain you while you cook, and provide conversation fodder for tonight’s Blue Apron dinner. Here’s what we’re reading and watching today: Ramp Pizza – SmittenKitchen A recipe for a weekend baking project that starts with a trip to the market to buy ramps, one […] Read more »

The Tastiest Instagrams of Your Blue Apron Meals

Hey, Blue Apron Chefs! Your instagram feeds overwhelm us with the amazing tastiness of your home-cooked meals, and we wanted to take the opportunity to show the world how you prep, cook, plate, and eat your Blue Apron dinners. Scroll down to check out your incredible photos of Shrimp & Asparagus Fried Rice, Roast Beef […] Read more »

Three Limited-Time-Only Vegetables to Try This Spring

We love to visit local farmers’ markets this time of year, as spring produce makes its way from the fields to the vendors’ bins. With April turning into May, we’re obsessing over the season’s fruits and vegetables, incorporating rhubarb into our pork roast, asparagus into our fried rice, and fresh peas into our pasta. Like […] Read more »

Dinner Conversation: Socarrat, Sriracha and DIY Hot Sauce

Each week, we’ll round up posts, videos, and even playlists to entertain you while you cook and provide conversation fodder for tonight’s Blue Apron dinner. Here’s what we’re reading and watching today: socarrat and beyond – bon appetit An ode to crunchy rice, including the lovable socarrat that forms at the bottom of one of our vegetarian […] Read more »

Skewer and Dip: Sate and Peanut Sauce Around the World

Peanut sauce is comfort food, Southeast Asian style. Sweet, with a hit of curry and a balancing note from vinegar or lime, the sauce has notes of hot, salty, sour, and sweet–the four pillars of this region’s cuisine. A bowl of peanut sauce is prime for dipping. In Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore, the vehicle for […] Read more »

Here’s How: Slice Meat Against the Grain

Here’s How is a series where we share the best useful tips from our cooking adventures. We’ll answer questions before you have them and illuminate food mysteries with a blend of science and legend. In this week’s Roast Beef with Horseradish Sour Cream & Heirloom Carrots, we bake up an eye-round beef roast and slice […] Read more »

Dinner Conversation: In-Season Veggies and Supermarket Aisle #4

Each week, we’ll round up posts, videos, and even playlists to entertain you while you cook and provide conversation fodder for tonight’s Blue Apron dinner. Here’s what we’re reading and watching today: Exactly which vegetables are in season now paired with gorgeous photography showing what you might do with those fava beans now that you’ve got […] Read more »

7 Jazzy Southern-Style Dinner Ideas

We’re looking south of the Mason Dixon line for dinner ideas, inspired by one of the recipes in next week’s vegetarian box–Fried Green Tomatoes with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw, which is our early-bird answer to your summer tomato cravings. From there, we head down to Texas with chicken-fried steak, cook up a bowl of grits, and then jump […] Read more »

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