Over this past year at Feast and Field, we’ve met chefs from every corner of the country who’ve shared fun, delicious and unique dishes with our team and readers. Below, each member of our staff picks three recipes they just can’t get enough of.
Korey, Executive Editor
This homemade bloody mary recipe uses mushroom powder for subtle umami that elevates the classic brunch cocktail.
"I love brunch, and I love vodka. (It’s the only liquor I drink on a regular basis!) This recipe is easy, quick and so damn delicious."
This particularly colorful fries recipe is salty, crispy and a perfect complement to a burger or steak.
"Sweet potatoes are my favorite veggie. (I gravitate toward anything that’s gluten-free.) Plus, frites are an easy way to get my kids to eat their vegetables. These are colorful and delicious."
Georgia chef Dave Snyder creates this eye-catching salad that tingles the senses and delights the palate.
"All my favorite summer things! Mint, arugula and watermelon… in one easy-to-make (yet totally refreshing) salad."
Dana, Content Director
Homemade ricotta is surprisingly simple to prepare, but these toasts will also be delicious with store-bought.
"I’m all about taking simple flavors and bringing them to new heights, and this toast does just that. If you’re a fan of tomatoes, cheese (bonus points for ricotta) and all things bread, you definitely don’t want to underestimate this little but mighty dish."
Panzanella, a rustic Italian bread salad, takes advantage of ripe, summer produce for a hearty and satisfying starter or main dish.
"I’m big on entertaining, but I’m also big on keeping things easy. This elevated salad is a great go-to dish that uses everything you want in a gourmet salad, like crusty Italian bread, summertime cherries and salty pistachios. (Plus, it will really impress your guests with its presentation.)"
This pesto recipe uses pecans instead of the traditional pine nuts, but feel free to customize with your favorite nuts and herbs.
Heather, Creative Director
For bread-baking beginners, this focaccia recipe is uncomplicated — and shines on the side or as the star of the meal.
"This easy recipe has become my go-to when I have the urge to make bread from scratch. It's considerably more forgiving than other yeasted loaves, and is always a big hit with dipping oil on pasta night. If you're feeling especially creative, decorate your focaccia with toppings like vegetables and fresh herbs!"
Watermelon juice and grenadine make this gin cocktail recipe as colorful as it is delicious.
"Our team knows I'm a little obsessed with watermelon, so it's no surprise this cocktail is one of my favorites this year. It's gorgeous, sweet and not too strong for me as a very occasional drinker. Mark this one for next year's summer porch parties."
Lightly spiced dough is a perfect match for maple glaze and salty bacon in this donut recipe.
"You can't really go wrong with the combination of maple and bacon. These sweet and salty donuts are perfect for breakfast, dessert or even a late-night snack (at least in my house)! Even the beginner baker will find success with this recipe."
Mandi, Social Media & Digital Strategist
You can’t go wrong with a good biscuits and gravy recipe, and this is a great one from Indianapolis chef Neal Brown.
"Biscuits and gravy are one of my all-time favorite breakfast foods. Fluffy biscuits, savory gravy, what more could you want to start your day? This recipe makes the dish even more rewarding by crafting the biscuits from scratch."
Playful presentation makes this salmon sushi recipe a win with kids and adults alike.
"I’ll eat sushi any chance I get. I love that this recipe makes sushi-making easy so I can enjoy it from the comfort of my own home. It’s a fun meal to make with friends, family or a significant other."
A classic Italian-American pasta dish is modernized with Sfoglini sriracha fusilli made with farm-fresh chile pepper sauce.
"This recipe had me at 'sriracha.' I love a pasta dish with a little heat. Plus, you can sub out the sriracha pasta depending on your spice tolerance."