Friday Links: June 7, 2013

Salmon in Puff Pastry / Eat Your Greens

I’m doing some personal chef work this summer, which means I get to try out recipes I’d never normally make — like this Salmon in Puff Pastry with Dill Beurre Blanc. (Follow me on Instagram: anjaliruth.)


What I’ve been reading:

Men Are the Future of Cooking – Esquire

The numbers got me thinking about the differences between how we talk about cooking to men versus women today….It seems like the content we produce for men does a better job of capturing the joy, the physicality, the pleasure of participating in the act of cooking, while programming for women is more narrowly focused on saving time and cutting “work.”


I’m Biracial, and That Cheerios Ad Is a Big Fucking Deal. Trust Me. – Jezebel

This commercial is a huge step for interracial families like mine who want to be seen in public together and maybe eat some heart-healthy snacks. But it also validates the existence of biracial and multiracial people. Often we’re treated like exotic flowers, who should feel complimented when people say stuff to us like, “All biracial women are so beautiful” or “I would kill for your skin.”


DIY High-Fructose Corn Syrup by Artist Maya Weinstein – Bon Appetit

Mix 10 cups of Yellow Dent #2 corn extract with one drop sulfuric acid, one teaspoon Alpha-Amylase, one teaspoon Glucose-Amylase, and one teaspoon Xylose, strain through a cheesecloth, and heat. Then, once the slurry has reached 140 degrees, add Glucose Isomerase, bring to a boil, let cool, and enjoy!


White Lies: Is Brown Rice Really the Healthiest? – Details

Many nutrition experts demonize white rice, potatoes, pasta, white bread, etc. because it’s an easy rule to remember and grasp, but these foods are really only a problem if you overeat them, which usually happens when you slather them in salty, fatty, sugary sauces—also making them a vehicle for salt, sugar, and fat.


What I’ve been cooking (at The Kitchn):

Salmon and Black Sesame Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

Thai Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry (Gai Pad Khing)

Mango Cobbler with Coconut Whipped Cream

…and thinking about cooking:

Steel Cut Oats with Roasted Berries – Naturally Ella

Salmon Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce – Sprouted Kitchen


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