Thanks to its firm consistency, precooked polenta (usually sold in tube form) can be seared, toasted, or even layered and baked like a lasagna. We keep the slices on the thick side so they have a creamy texture when heated through.
It doesn’t get more Southern than fried chicken, and folks below the Mason-Dixon consider it an important food group. Chef Eddie Hernanzez takes the dish to a whole new level with blue cornmeal and a deliciously spicy mint-jalapeño drizzle.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy