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#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook of the Week: @urbankitchenla

 Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week” to appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

 

 

‘Tis the season for all things apple! Blogger and Instagram user @urbankitchenla helped celebrate Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month (November) with this Honeyed Apple Peanut Butter Tart with Honey Caramel Sauce and Dark Chocolate. Just reading the title makes our mouths water! And if things couldn’t get any better, the pie is gluten-free and has no added sugar! You can get the recipe for this–and her other organic, paleo and gluten-free treats–on her blog.

Looking for more pie inspiration? We’ve got plenty of recipes for the whole holiday season here!

 

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#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook of the Week: @jenjenkk

 Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week” to appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

As if these waffles and home fries aren’t beautiful enough, our mouths seriously started watering when we read what’s in them. Instagram user @jenjenkk cooked up asiago & rosemary savory waffles with sweet potato home fries and fresh maple syrup. We always love a good B-L-D (breakfast, lunch or dinner) recipe, and this one definitely fits the bill.

Check out more decadent breakfast recipes, perfect for those lazy winter weekends, here!

 

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#RRWhatchaCookin featured cook: @heddy70

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week” to appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

 

This week, a colorful and delicious looking shrimp pasta caught our eyes, made by Instagram user @heddy70. It looks like it’s full of seasonal and healthy veggies and–of course–plenty of shrimp. We love the garnish of lemon on top! You know we can never pass up a good pasta dish, especially one that’s loaded with nutrients and flavor.

 

Looking for more pasta-bilities? Get creative with our step-by-step guide to making fresh pasta.

 

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#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook of the Week: @mrsmaurnette

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week” to appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

We love a family meal that’s quick and healthful, which is why Instagram user @mrsmaurnette‘s chicken parmesan with homemade marinara sauce really caught our eye! She baked the chicken and added lots of fresh veggies and herbs to the sauce, all in under an hour. Now that’s a recipe we can get behind.

The chicken love doesn’t stop here, though. Check out our favorite healthy chicken recipes here.

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Lauren Purcell on @NowThisFood!

Throughout the month of November, our editor-in-chief, Lauren Purcell, will be sharing Thanksgiving tips on the food section of NowThis News, as well as their instagram, @NowThisFood. Turkey tips in 15 seconds? It doesn’t get much easier than that–or more fun! Check out the intro video here on our Instagram and watch the first video on @NowThisFood, where Lauren explains how to roast a turkey without a rack!

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#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook of the Week: @petitfoodie

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week” to appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

We’re on a serious banana bread kick lately! Instagram user @petitfoodie made this Brown Butter Cinnamon Banana Bread look so delicious we just had to feature another banana bread photo. Lucky for us, she included the recipe link to her blog, so you know we’ll be trying out this recipe at home, too! Hm, maybe we should have a banana bread bake-off?!

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Wait! Don’t Shoot!

It’s become as much a part of your restaurant routine as choosing tap or bottled: the ceremonial Instagramming of your meal. But faster than you can heart your friends’ food shots, restaurants—citing disruptiveness, among other things—are saying, “Drop the phone and step away from the table!” Still, even as some chefs are imposing photo bans, plenty of others are encouraging foodstagramming. Hear two New York chefs argue it out below.

 

 

Alex Stupak, chef at Empellón, says go for it:

 

- Immediate publicity is a boon to our business. As chefs, we now have the power to transmit ideas without needing to wait for traditional media. I can create a new dish that night and have guests transmit the idea to thousands of their Instagram followers.

 

- Essentially, the customer is always right. You can certainly ask people to stop doing what they want to do, but I think that letting them have their fun is more hospitable.

 

- These days if it’s not on Instagram, it’s almost as if it never happened. By communicating with these images, you can share your experience with friends, whether they’re with you at the table or far away.

 

Luke Venner, executive chef at BLT Fish, says it’s a no-go:

 

- These shots aren’t true representations of the dish. As a chef, you want to be able to dictate how the food looks when it’s photographed. Similar to when a celebrity is captured leaving the gym by the paparazzi, a dish isn’t going to look its best when it’s shot in a dim corner of the room with an iPhone.

 

- It’s disruptive. I completely understand that guests want to document a memorable dining experience, but the flash is distracting to other patrons.

 

- Sometimes you just need to live in the moment. Taste your food (while it’s still hot!) and take everything in. Forget the cameras. Be there and enjoy your experience with your friends.

 

Where do you stand? Tell us below in the comments!

 

Written by David Farley; Photography by Sam Kaplan

 

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#RRWhatchaCookin Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week: @sweet_genius76

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Weekto appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

We’re seriously drooling over @sweet_genius76‘s Lemon Soufflé. It seems like the perfect dessert to transition into fall: it’s both light and rich, fruity and heart-warming. Jen, if you need help finishing all those plates, we’re here to help!

Looking for more fruity desserts? We’ve got tons of easy berry dessert recipes here.

 

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#RRWhatchaCookin Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week: @jcaonguyen

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Weekto appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

We’re truly impressed by @jcaonguyen and his venture into making a homemade Ramen burger! His dedication proves that you don’t need to wait in line for something truly delicious- you can make it at home yourself! Who knows, maybe someone will even try a homemade Cronut one of these days…

Want more fantastic burger recipes that taste just as great as a restaurant? Check out Rachael’s 25 Most Popular Burgers here.

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#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook of the Week: @hungryhappens

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Weekto appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

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This week’s featured cook @hungryhappens caught our attention with her gorgeous shot of her Banana Chocolate Chip & Nut Hemp Muffins (recipe). Delish! While we love eating muffins breakfast, we think they make a great snack any time of the day too. Thanks for sharing your photos with us, Stella. We can’t wait to see what you make next!

 

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