Julie Myers

Editor-in-Chief at Kitchen Stories

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It’s easy to slip into a cooking rut this time of year—the farmer’s market is feeling a bit thin, and if you’re not a fan of cabbage, it feels like you’re out of luck in the fresh produce department (lucky for you, we have a handy guide to what’s in season now that goes beyond brassicas). 

We’re getting close to winter’s finish line though, and instead of biding our time till spring, we’re on a mission to reinvent the unremarkable. As such, we’ve chosen 4 ingredients to focus ourselves around throughout February—humble ingredients that with a little love and attention, might just prove that they’re anything but ordinary. Enter this month’s cover stars: Potatoes, Beans, Onions, and Mushrooms (pause for applause). 

Skeptical? Let them prove you wrong. We’ll all be better for it.

A sneak peak of what’s to come

Some of our best recipes yet are planned for this month, including not one, but two, new pizza recipes, onion rings that our team couldn’t get enough of while testing, a deeply satisfying 5-ingredient mushroom gratin, and so much more. You’ll have to tune back in to see for yourself just how good February is, but, I’ll let you in on this: there will be cheesecake, there will be brownies, and there will be a hot new gin recipe for you to wash it all down with.

Recipes to get you started

I’m sure that you have one of our highlight ingredients of the month sitting at home already. Here’s what you can make right away out of your forgotten potatoes, onions, beans, and mushrooms:

French onion soup

French onion soup

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Warming sweet potato and bean chili

Warming sweet potato and bean chili

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Hasselback potatoes with sun-dried tomato aioli

Hasselback potatoes with sun-dried tomato aioli

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Onion tart

Onion tart

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Creamy potato and meat gratin

Creamy potato and meat gratin

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Potato tahdig (Crispy Persian rice with potatoes)

Potato tahdig (Crispy Persian rice with potatoes)

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Mushroom stroganoff

Mushroom stroganoff

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Huevos rancheros with salsa verde

Huevos rancheros with salsa verde

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Swiss chard, Italian sausage, and white bean pasta

Swiss chard, Italian sausage, and white bean pasta

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5-ingredient wild rice pilaf with sausage and mushrooms

5-ingredient wild rice pilaf with sausage and mushrooms

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Zwiebelrostbraten (German beef roast in onion sauce)

Zwiebelrostbraten (German beef roast in onion sauce)

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Pork and mushroom ragout with spaetzle

Pork and mushroom ragout with spaetzle

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