Facebook LIVE—July 12, 2017
ICYMI, we’re live on Facebook.
Tune in Wednesdays at 4 p.m. PST to watch our special guests cook Sun Basket meals in our test kitchen. Get pro tips from our chefs on how to make the most of your recipes every week.
Upcoming meals and dates:
July 19: Matt Chavez, Videographer Extraordinaire at Sun Basket and New Mexico native, cooks Southwestern Chicken Skillet Enchiladas, from our second stop on our Great American Road Trip, Santa Fe.
This week, Carol Berber from Mi Rancho Tortillas cooks SoCal Fish Tacos—the first recipe from our Great American Road Trip—with Chef Justine. Mi Rancho are our go-to tortillas, a family-owned business four generations strong, grinding their own corn to make the distinctive masa for their tortillas. We talk nixtamalization, history, and crack a few jokes about more than just cracking corn.
August 9: Elazar Sontag cooks Buffalo Wings
Great American Road Trip
Third Stop—New Orleans
One of the world’s great food cities, New Orleans has cuisine all it’s own. Jambalaya, po’ boys, muffaletta sandwiches, beignets, oysters Rockefeller, chicory coffee, and potent Sazerac cocktails, this list of iconic NOLA dishes is a long one. The region’s rich history, geography, and lively, food-loving, music-making residents make it one of the most delicious destinations on our road trip.Read more
Back in the 1950s, Owen Brennan, then owner of New Orleans’ famed Brennan’s restaurant, asked his chef Paul Blangé to create a dessert in honor of his friend Richard Foster, the Chairman of New Orleans Crime Commission at the time. The dessert would need to feature bananas, because the Brennans, who also imported the fruit from South America, had a surplus to offload. Blangé caramelized some sliced bananas, poured rum over them, and lit a match, and ignited a culinary fire that burns to this day.Read more