August 2013

Video: Here’s How to Large Dice a Potato Really Fast

We’re showing you great cooking techniques on video, and today we’re moving on to the large dice, which we’ll show you how to do on a potato. Read more »

Now and Then: A Year in Blue Apron Recipes

Right around this time last year, we were shipping out the first-ever Blue Apron boxes. We crafted our recipes, spec’d out ingredients, and sent you boxes. Those were delicious recipes–time-tested favorites our chef had perfected over the years. Since then, we’re created hundreds of incredible new recipes, stir-fries, sandwiches, salads, and spaghetti.

Now that time has magically propelled us back to the beginning, we’re re-sending you some of our favorites from early on. That means you’ll get to enjoy the Sweet Miso Cod and Seared Hanger Steak we love so much. Read more »

Video: How We Find Cooking Inspiration–at the Farmers’ Market

In today’s video, we go behind the scenes to share how we get inspired to create incredible original meals from the farmers’ market–like this week’s Trofie Pasta with Golden Garlic and Heirloom Tomatoes. Read more »

Roadside Noodles with Bell Pepper, Tomato & Broccoli Rabe

When we brainstorm dinners you can make in 35 minutes or so, our thoughts often turn to the stir fry. In this traditional form of quick cooking, flavor develops as ingredients take a quick turn being cooked in a hot pan. Just like the inhabitants of Thailand, Vietnam, and parts of China, we could eat some sort of stir fry for practically every meal. The flavor variations are infinite, from shrimp fried rice to curry noodles with pork. Yet it’s our latest creation, these Roadside Noodles with Bell Pepper, Tomato & Broccoli Rabe, that we want to tell you about today. Read more »

Sweet, Sweet Dinner: 8 Sugary Touches in Savory Meals

Why why ’til dessert to tickle your tastebuds with a touch of sweetness? Sweet notes round out the savory base of any dish, giving you an easy way to create a new and interesting version of a go-to meal, one that dazzles and excites your tastebuds. Here are some of our sweet and savory favorites: Read more »

We’re Bi-Coastal!

Headquarters are abuzz with big news this week: we’re now delivering to the West Coast! All of you hungry people in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Idaho and some of you hungry people in Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming can now receive Blue Apron boxes. (Sign up right here!) Of course we’re all […] Read more »

Here’s How to Cut a Lemon Wedge the Right Way

This is big news: you’re probably cutting your lemons into wedges in a way that makes the juice squeeze straight into your eyes! Our latest video shows you how to prevent the wedges from squirting and helps you speed up the process. Read more »

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese

When people ask what we get most excited about, ingredient-wise, we’re tempted to talk their ears off about our favorite pasta shapes, the scent of summer tomatoes, or the irresistible herbiness of za’atar. We love food, all food. Yet food is about making connections and starting conversations, too. And when we want to bond with the […] Read more »

The Pasta Shapes Every Foodie Should Recognize

…so you never confuse capellini with cavatelli ever again.

At Blue Apron, we love Italian food. It’s romantic. It’s heartfelt. It relies on the best seasonal ingredients. While we’ll never turn down a lovely chicken cacciatore or a plate of osso bucco, it’s pasta that really has a special place in our hearts.

Yet with all the different shapes of pasta available, it can be tricky to separate one from another, let alone know which noodle to pair with which sauce. Here, we go through the basics, distinguishing the rigatoni from the radiatore and the spaghetti from the spaghettini, as well as sharing some delicious recipes to take your pasta beyond the traditional marina sauce. Buon appetito! Read more »

Here’s How to Small Dice a Carrot Really Fast

Blue Apron, now on video. Welcome to our channel! Every Thursday, we’ll be posting a new video on our YouTube channel and over here on the blog. To start, we’re embarking on a quest to help you cut down prep time in the kitchen by finessing your knife skills. Today: how to chop a carrot into a […] Read more »

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