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: March Essentials Box

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Our March Essentials Box is an exciting mix of delicious twists on familiar ingredients (like rice and beans) plus some new and less familiar -- yet still truly delicious -- ingredients like heirloom cornbread mix, rye berries, and a fun, whole-grain pasta. Plus a bit of chocolate to round it all out.

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What to do with: February 2020 Essentials

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Find out how to get the most from this month's Essentials Box, with new beans, grits, grains, and pastas to enjoy.

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    What to do with: January 2020 Essentials

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    Here are several ideas for each ingredient in the first Essentials Box of 2020: Wild rice, tepary beans, garginelli pasta, gnocchi, blue cornmeal, and some craft chocolate!

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      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: 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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