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. Today we’re planning for this weekend’s grilling events and reading up on how to stay in shape all summer:
Dating a Pastry Chef – HowAboutWe
- This piece details how to trick a chef into going out with you. Because whether or not you’ve morphed into a Blue Apron chef, wouldn’t it be nice to date someone who wanted to cook for you all the time?
Eat Great and Lose Weight – Greatist
- An honest account of how one guy figured out how to lose weight while eating great food. And yes, he’s a professional chef (at Recette), so if he can do it while being around rich restaurant food all day, we probably all can. File this under inspiring.
Must-Make Memorial Day Menu – Popsugar Food
- This festive holiday weekend menu starts with jalepeño margaritas, includes grilled fava beans, and ends with cherry pie. We’re drooling.
What To Eat Beside Your Burger – Saveur
- These BBQ sides might steal the day regardless of what’s going on the grill. We love the regionality of these all-American sides, from Southern hush puppies to Alaskan crab potato salad.
Homemade BBQ Sweet Potato Chips – How Sweet It Is
The best-ever chips might be the ones you make at home. Just in case you didn’t have your hands full with Memorial Day cooking prep (or…relaxation!) We’re especially enamoured of the homemade barbecue spice mixture.