Consider that it's Thursday lunchtime and you have 7 guests not likely to desire great hole-in-the wall ethnic food or head lightening cocktails. Oh, and it should be reasonable, not necessarily a chowhound money-is-no-object destination.
This is a special episode of My Go-To Dish. Not only does it feature Michael Bulkowski, chef-owner of Revolver in Findlay, Ohio, but we also visit one of the best-known farms in the country: The Chef's Garden in Huron, Ohio. The Chef's Garden is an amazing place, as you'll see in the video. Bulkowski harvests some produce there, and then takes it home to make lunch. To make his go-to lunch your own, see the recipe.
Shrimp are so versatile and quick cooking, you could call them the ocean's pasta. They can be prepared dozens of ways, from sautéed to fried, and served with dipping sauces, in salads, or over risotto.
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.