What's Cooking This Weekend?

Weekend of May 28-30, 2011

The long Memorial Day weekend is here at last, and summer can officially begin. What are you doing with your luxurious three-day weekend? I have a graduation party to attend (and cook for!) and Monday promises to be a lovely homebound day of gardening and writing. What about you? Do you have particular food traditions for Memorial Day? Tell us all about them, and take a look at a few posts you may have missed from the past week.

• Inexpensive resources for outdoor entertaining and some pricier yet gorgeous Insane unitasker gadget for making that infamous one-ingredient ice cream.

• It's wedding season: Practical advice for catering your own wedding, and a few tips to building a practical kitchen registry.

Great picnic salads for Memorial Day (some sandwiches and sweets, too!).

How to make boba (bubble tea) at home. Also in drink coverage: new twists on the mint julep, beers for wine-lovers and 4 new gins to try this summer. And for this weekend: California Cabernet Sauvignon to drink with your grilled meats.

A small, light, portable gas grill for apartment-dwellers.

5 delicious yet elegant recipes for a Memorial Day cookout.

• A new food mag from McSweeney's? Sign us up!

• Did you hear that the USDA lowered the cooking temperature guidelines for pork?

Great vegan recipes for grilling.

Happy weekend! We're taking Monday off, but we'll still have a few tidbits for you here on the blog. See you then!

(Image: Leela Cyd Ross)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.