Bon Appetit February 2018

Bon Appétit focuses on what's "now" in the world of food, drink, and entertaining, while still giving readers valuable cooking tools, tips, and most of all, recipes. This food lifestyle publication looks at life through the lens of food & cooking in, dining out, travel, entertainment, shopping and design.

United States
Conde Nast US
6,16 €(IVA inc.)
26,43 €(IVA inc.)
10 Números

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2 min.
editor’s letter

RETRO FIT At the Rapoport household in the 1970s, you got salad every night with dinner. The same salad. Iceberg lettuce, some under-ripe tomatoes, and a few cucumber coins. “Eat your salad or you don’t get dessert.” That was the refrain. Finishing it was easy, in that it didn’t really taste like much— other than the Thousand Island dressing that my brother and sister and I glopped on top. I don’t mean to throw my mom under the bus. She was a topnotch home cook, and still is. But back in the day in Washington, D.C., let’s just say that she wasn’t exactly, to borrow a current restaurantism, “vegetable forward.” A native Wisconsinite, she had a repertoire of meatloaf and mashed potatoes, brisket, breaded veal chops for my dad’s birthday. As kids, my…

1 min.
1 well drinks

Remember when all that talk of heart health made your daily Beaujolais seem virtuous? Then you obviously approve of the wellness trend hitting our favorite restaurants’ cocktail lists. Whether it’s a grass-green matcha colada or some turmeric-ginger–spiked rum, now we’re fighting inflammation and oxidation with every sip. If only they’d invent one with a built-in hangover cure. VICIA ST. LOUIS Vodka with orange and yogurt whey ALMA MINNEAPOLIS Carrot mimosa BOTANICA LOS ANGELES Gin, lime, and arugula LITTLE OCTOPUS NASHVILLE Fermented lime soda with tequila ROUGE TOMATE NYC Granola-infused rum with chia seeds P.Y.T. LOS ANGELES Gin, carrot, and kombucha TUSK PORTLAND, OR Vodka, beets, almond, and yogurt QUAINTRELLE PORTLAND, OR Gin, sea beans, and lemon oil QUIOTE CHICAGO Celery shrub with mezcal…

2 min.
2 back to the grind

When I was growing up, molcajetes were just around. They’re these heavy, imposing tools made of volcanic rock, and I thought, Oh, grandmas use those, but I can’t. Then I met my partner, Alec Morrison, and we spent a month together in the Yucatan. Seeing women work their molcajetes so skillfully fascinated me. They’ve been in continuous use across Mesoamerican cultures for thousands of years—using them is a bit of an art form. I have a small one that I bought on that trip, and then I added four more over time. I use my larger ones for making salsa and my smaller ones for making chili paste or cracking spices. The rough texture releases ingredients’ oils, which is why blender salsa will never taste as good as if it were made…

2 min.
3 do you speak wellness?

a ADAPTOGENS Herbal ingredients (such as maca, ashwagandha, and rhodiola rosea) that purportedly help your body bounce back from stress and fatigue. You can down ’em in pill form or take them in your smoothie or coffee. Sun Potion and Moon Juice brands are the big names in the game. AYURVEDA The Cliffs Notes version: India’s holistic practice of natural healing that believes we become balanced when we’re mentally, physically, and spiritually at one with the universe. It deeply informs so many of today’s healthyish practices, from yoga to mindfulness to clean eating. Consider us 5,000 years late to the party. b BLISS BALLS Energy balls rebranded. BREATHWORK Altering your natural breathing patterns to achieve relaxation. It’s what you’re supposed to be doing during yoga when you’re wondering where the woman in front of you bought her ombré water…

3 min.
4 we could use a vacation

Why Is Everyone Jetting to Portugal? This seasoned traveler will make you want to book your ticket too “We stayed in the prettiest hotel, the São Lourenço do Barrocal, on a former olive-farming estate in Monsaraz. You can ride bikes and horses through the olive groves, and you can see a medieval castle high on a hilltop from your room’s window. Ride your bike to the top, tour the castle, and wander the cobblestone streets. Be sure to get an espresso and a little pastry at Casa Tial, a gourmet grocery store that also sells beautiful olive oils and sardines.” —JULIE O ’ROURKE, OWNER OF RUDY JUDE CLOTHING LINE, AS TOLD TO ALIZA ABARBANEL Retreats We’d Actually Go On If you thought wellness escapes were just nonstop yoga with 30 of your crunchiest friends, think…

6 min.
dinner tonight

Between sports practices and study groups, my two teenage daughters are now busier than their parents, putting the premium for quick-to-make, easy-to-love dinners at an all-time high. That’s how this Roast Chicken and Carrots with Mustard and Thyme became one of our MVPs. Place a rack in the highest position in oven; preheat to 450°. Place ¾ cup panko in a small bowl. Mash 4 Tbsp. room-temperature unsalted butter, ¼ cup Dijon mustard, and 2 Tbsp. thyme leaves in another small bowl with a fork. Pat 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs dry and place on a rimmed baking sheet; season both sides with salt and pepper. Smear butter mixture all over skin side of thighs and, working with 1 piece at a time, firmly press chicken, skin side down, into…