What to do with Ben to Table Box 1: Spain-ish delicacies + Essentials Box 1

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This is a central post with links to all relevant blogs about our first month boxes, including Delicacies, Essentials, and Ben to Table Boxes.

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What to do with: Spain-ish Delicacies Box

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Here are some great ideas for what to do with everything in both (vegetarian and with clams) versions of the Spain-ish Delicacies Box. Ingredients described include: Razor clams, Piparras, ali i oli, pimentón picante and dulce, Villa Jerada Harissa spread, Romesco, and chocolate from Blanxart

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    What to do with: Your First Essentials Box

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    Here are several ideas for each ingredient in the first Essentials Box: Alubia Blanca and Scarlet Runner beans from Rancho Gordo, Jimmy Red Grits and Farro Piccolo from Geechie Boy Mill, torchiette pasta from Community Grains, and harissa paste from Entube.

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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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      Hello! And What to Expect here

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      Hi there, and welcome to the Ben to Table Blog! I’m planning to use this space to share updates about what’s going on with products (what’s upcoming, what am I testing), tips and tricks for what to do with the ingredients in specific boxes, and more general cooking and sourcing thoughts and advice.

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