A Brilliant Burger and Other Inspired Recipes

Will Kreznick

When I was picking out this week’s recipes for you, I was dreaming of Memorial Day weekend gatherings and the days that follow, that first big summer-vibe weekend of the year. (By the way, our Food staff’s favorite recipes for the season are right here in this amazing feature.)

But then I noticed that the recipes below have something else in common: inspiration drawn from wide-ranging sources, some slightly tweaked and others reimagined to become something equally delicious. Kay Chun’s savory-sweet Korean barbecue-based burger is a superb example. Tell me what you’re cooking! I’m [email protected]

P.S. A reader wrote to

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The 5 Recipes From Fantasia Taylor’s All-Vegan Baby Shower

Will Kreznick

American Idol Star Fantasia Taylor asked vegan celebrity chef Chef Joya to cater her baby shower to celebrate the arrival of her daughter Keziah, born on May 23rd. Taylor wanted her and her family to indulge in vegan soul-style comfort food, the chef’s signature cuisine, without any meat or dairy, but with all the deliciousness of traditional dishes.

Chef Joya created a beautiful spread that consisted of a tomato-cucumber salad, dairy-free mac and cheese, rice pilaf with mushroom gravy, and a vegan crab cake made with jackfruit. We asked Joya for the exclusive recipes for these dishes so you and

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Blue Apron invites families on a food summer adventure with Luca inspired recipes

Will Kreznick

As Luca is set to air on Disney+, Blue Apron collaborated on some Luca inspired recipes that the whole family will love. While the characters of Luca and Alberto might leave their underwater world for land adventures, these Blue Apron recipes will have many families learning to appreciate that some of the most flavorful ingredients come from all areas.

Cooking as a family can be a wonderful experience. While there are times when getting food from refrigerator to the table needs to be done efficiently, other occasions focus on the whole experience. From following the recipe to plating the food,

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Week of Meals: Recipe developer and author Dawn Perry’s recipes

Will Kreznick

This is the third installment in our Week of Meals series, which will give you five weeknight dinner recipes with all the planning and strategizing built in. Each meal makes four servings, comes together — start to finish — in less than 60 minutes and requires 10 or fewer ingredients (not counting cooking oil, salt and pepper or water). The groceries for all five meals can be bought from a single grocery store and in a single shopping trip (remember, we’re looking to alleviate your frustration) and will cost less than $100 total.

Writer, recipe developer and cookbook author Dawn

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What a Light, Healthy Recipe Needs: A Drizzle of This Sumptuous Sauce

Will Kreznick

SIMMER TIME The same wine-laced broth that cooks the chicken poaches the vegetables too, lending them savory depth of flavor.



Photo:

JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY PEARL JONES, PROP STYLING BY BETH PAKRADOONI

The Chef: Mona Talbott



Illustration:

Michael Hoeweler

Her Business: Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions, Hudson, N.Y.

What She’s Known For: Scrupulous sourcing. Applying technique acquired in Italy, France and California to Hudson Valley produce.

AS SUMMER HEATS UP, a light meal of chicken and vegetables has big appeal. Bagna cauda, the

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