What's Cooking This Weekend?

Weekend of May 23-25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Are you gardening? (This is the traditional time to put in tomatoes in the northern part of the US.) Are you having a picnic? Most importantly, what's cooking this weekend? Here's a look back at The Kitchn's past week, with plenty of links to good eating, drinking, and summer cooking.

• It's the final week of the Kitchen Cure! Are you planning a party, or at least a casual dinner party or open house with friends? Just remember: the pleasure of food (and good company) is what it's all about. Even when the guests show up too early.

• Great recipes from the past week: roasted turkey breast with a delicious sauce, chipotle chicken fajitas, dairy-free smoothie, crispy, creamy French cannelé, truffled asparagus with eggs and Parmesan, vegan tamales, grilled fava beans, the list goes on and on...

• How to keep your pots scratch-free.

• Looking for a no potato salad picnic?

• What is your absolutely essential kitchen equipment?

• These kitchen gadgets look like toys.

• Do you eat your mistakes? What's in your snack drawer?

Lazy margaritas and fabulously easy patio drinks. Oh, and a few good boxed wines, too.

• The debate over food miles continues.

• Is this device a medieval torture implement or a kitchen gadget from Bed, Bath, and Beyond?

• You should eat more iceberg lettuce.

• Have you ever eaten a whole plate of Korean short ribs, grilled to perfection?

• One last recipe for a summer brunch: strawberry sour cream scones with a crumbly, sugary sweet topping. Perfect.

Happy weekend! Come back Sunday for Dana's Weekend Meditation and we'll see you Tuesday when we resume regular posting.

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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.

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