What to do with: May Essentials

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May bring us another mix of heirloom, small-producer, and completely delicious pantry staples. Plus you'll find some Haitian crafted chocolate to finish off your next meal.

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What to do with: April Essentials

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Flour, farro, grits, beans, pasta, and chocolate: Tuck into your April Essentials ingredients here.

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What to do with: France Delicacies Box

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How to get great meals from your France delicacies box; from light vinaigrettes to hearty cassoulet.

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How to cook: Grains

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How should you cook farro? Rye berries? Basmati rice? Brown rice? Wild rice? Barley? What precise proportion of liquid:grain and time is needed? Here's a secret I learned from my chef sister-in-law: It really doesn't matter (?!)

Here's what you do...(read on for more!)

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How to cook: Grits

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Grits are a wonderful — and versatile — ingredient, but cooking with an heirloom ingredient like the stone-ground grits from Geechie Boy Mill can definitely be a bit intimidating. Find out how easy it can be to make some extraordinary with stone-ground grits.

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How to cook: Beans

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Read about Ben's general approach to cooking beans here, along with some secrets you may not have heard before. And then get experimenting!

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