Andy Baraghani’s Recipe for Cold Soba Noodles Is a Summertime Stunner

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With crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, and a versatile, pantry-friendly sauce, this is something you’ll crave on even the hottest days

“I always have had this intense craving for soba,” says recipe developer Andy Baraghani. Soba really is that noodle — quick-cooking, good at any temperature, and thanks to its use of buckwheat, nutty in flavor, distinct in texture, and naturally gluten-free. Whether he serves it hot with dashi or cold and sauced, Baraghani prefers his soba pared down in terms of accompaniments. In his debut cookbook The Cook You Want to Be — which comes out this week — soba appears with a nut butter-based sauce that’s spiked with soy sauce, black vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil, and ginger. Cucumbers (or “any crunchy veggie you want,” Baraghani says) and “a ton of herbs” make for a clearly Andy Baraghani finish.

When Baraghani was sharpening his skills … Read more

The Best Copycat Recipes

The best copycat recipes to enjoy with your family are right here waiting for you! Skip the restaurant and make these delicious recipes at home!

Copycat recipes are amazing! They allow me to stay at home and watch my favorite shows without the hassle of going anywhere and I am saving money while I eat delicious food. That sounds like a win to me! A couple of my favorites are Frosted Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, and Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

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Copycat Recipes

Have you ever been to a restaurant and loved a dish so much that you bought another entree of it to take home with you? No, just me? Well, I have rounded up all of my very favorite copycat recipes! Making these at home will allow you to have them whenever you want (who cares if you want a Swig cookie for breakfast!). Making them at home also makes it … Read more

Seven sick with Salmonella after eating at New Hampshire restaurant

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), in collaboration with the City of Manchester Department of Health, is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Buba Noodle Bar, a Machester, NH, restaurant.

As of May 22, 2022, seven people with Salmonella Enteriditis infections have been identified who also reported eating at Buba Noodle Bar at 36 Lowell Street in Manchester, prior to their illness. 

One patient was hospitalized and there have been no deaths. Several other people with Salmonella infection are currently under investigation.

Buba Noodle Bar voluntarily closed on May 20 while a public health investigation is conducted, and the restaurant is partnering with public health to help determine a source for the infections.

“Anybody who develops a gastrointestinal illness within 7 days after eating at the Buba Noodle Bar restaurant should contact their primary care provider for Salmonella testing,” Read more

Butter TikTok Is My New Favorite Digital Rest Stop

Quenelles of soft compound butter are a welcome alternative to reality

TikTok is a beautiful place where perfect spoonfuls of glossy-smooth, softened-just-right butter can become one person’s entire schtick. And for that, I am truly grateful, because the sight of a spoon moving effortlessly through butter to form a pristine quenelle is so viscerally satisfying it makes me feel like I’m putting my brain on ice for a minute or two.

The person responsible for those quenelles is the London chef Thomas Straker. While Straker had found previous success posting recipes on the platform, his “All Things Butter” series, which he launched in mid-April, has made him the face of #ButterTok, a space full of butter mountains and creamy, just-churned swoops. For the series, he has posted a succession of compound butters: crispy bacon, roasted chicken skin, burnt chili and anchovy, bone marrow, and shrimp, to name just a few. … Read more

Easy Homemade Tahini Sauce

Get ready for the best tahini sauce that you have ever tasted! This makes any falafel, vegetable or salad taste better and it takes less than 5 minutes to put it all together!

I love a good sauce. They elevate any meal and not only add a delicious flavor but a creamy texture. Try out some of my other favorite sauces like this homemade alfredo sauce, this easy easy BBQ sauce, or this amazing garlic aioli sauce.

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What is Tahini Sauce?

Tahini sauce is a creamy seasame based sauce that is popular in the Mediterranian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It’s commonly used on falafels, vegetables, as a salad dressing or on some pita bread. The flavor is a bit nutty, from the tahini paste that is used, but it also has a slight citrus flavor from the lemon. The end result is a deliciously creamy sauce that is meant for … Read more