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Modernist Potluck: Easter and Passover Weekend

Easter and Passover are both happening this weekend so here's some reading material for you to enjoy when you're not eating, looking for eggs, or enjoying Seder.

Are you or someone you know interested in going further in the culinary world? The James Beard Foundation scholarship program and grants are accepting applications.

Think you'll need a breakfast pick-me-up for Easter morning to get you through the long day? Pressure Cooking Today has a recipe for an energy packed Carrot Cake Oatmeal that will get you jazzed up to tackle the day.

Looking for something a little lighter to serve on Easter? Give Cavegirl Cuisine's sous vide recipe for Scallops in Orange Butter Sauce a try. Serious Eats has a detailed look at ricotta gnudi. Stefan's Gourmet Blog has a nice follow up to his rabbit post with a recipe for Canjun Rabbit. And Eat Tender has a look at sous vide chirashi.

Are you one of those people that just can't get enough Orange Crush in your life?  Then Ideas in Food has you covered with their Burnt Watermelon Crush with watermelon presented two ways. For more watermelon, you can check out my Watermelon Soup Recipe With Pickled Rind.

Watermelon soup pickled rind

I've been doing a lot of work with infusions lately so this Chanterelles Infused Vinegar caught my eye, it would be great when turned into a vinaigrette and spooned over fish or steak.

If you have questions about vacuum sealing and sous vide, you can check out this thread on reddit. I also have a detailed look at sous vide sealing and what I personally use.

The intersection between the pastry world and cocktail world is slowly coming together and I found this article by Punch very good. You can also have a Gin Fizz variation, Michael Ruhlman's favorite Moscow Mule, or some orange cinnamon infused bourbon to sip while you read it.

Itching to put your Pacojet to use? Here's a look at ice cream making from Fine Dining Lovers.

And finally, I think it's important to highlight Michael Ruhlman's take on food, diets, and what is "healthy" in his article Everything We Eat. He is very opinionated about the American obsession with "eating right" and I generally agree with his take on it. It's also worth reading the studies he links to in the article.

What are you eating this weekend?
Let me know in the comments below!