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Introducing The Daily Meal Council: Lidia Bastianich

The Daily Meal Council is an assembly of respected chefs, restaurateurs, writers, purveyors, food historians, and others who play key roles in the food world. They have agreed to share their opinions and their expertise with us from time to time, answering occasional queries, responding to surveys, and advising us on matters of importance to us all.
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Kale: More Than Just a Trend

Passionate professors and nutritionists have set out to prove that kale is more than just a current nutrition fad that’s making its way into every organic smoothie and gourmet salad bar around the world.Drew Ramsey, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University fervently condones the “kale hype” for its powerful effects on brain health in his new book, 50 Shades of Kale.
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Roasted Asparagus with Fresh Favas and Morels

Roasted Asparagus with Fresh Favas and Morels Recipe Ingredients1/2 ounce dried morel mushrooms, rinsed1 tablespoon Sherry vinegar1 lb fresh fava beans, shelled (about 1 cup)1 1/2 lbs thick asparagus, trimmed3 slices pancetta or bacon, chopped2 teaspoons chopped fresh thymeRecipe PreparationBring 1/2 cup water to boil in small saucepan .
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10 Medical Reasons to Drink More Beer (Slideshow)

Want to feel a little less guilty about indulging in a beer or two? Check out these fun factsThinkstockBelieve it or not, some would go as far to say that drinking a beer is more than harmless — some studies have shown that beer is actually good for you. Could it be true?What would you say if we told you that having a couple of cold ones could help boost your memory?
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Shrimp and Grits with Tasso Cream Sauce

Shrimp and Grits with Tasso Cream Sauce Recipe Ingredients3 tablespoons butter, divided1 1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined8 ounces tasso ham or andouille sausage, cut into 1/3-inch cubes1 cup chopped red bell pepper1 cup chopped green bell pepper2 large garlic cloves, chopped1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, divided1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme1 cup quick-cooking gritsRecipe PreparationMelt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
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