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The Food Matters Project

I am very excited to announce that Fifth Floor Kitchen is teaming up with a group of bloggers in launching a new project.

Sarah had contacted us about participating in The Food Matters Project.  The idea behind this project is to try a new recipe (each week) from Mark Bittman’sThe Food Matters Cookbook.  If you’re a food blogger and would like to join this endeavor- contact her at

Each week a different blogger will choose 1 recipe to cook, and all other bloggers will participate.  The Food Matters Cookbook is a wonderful since all of us can do interpretations of the recipes.  All of us will post- which will allow you to pick how you’d like to make a certain recipe (or give you some great ideas)!

The schedule of recipes can be found here.

More details about the Project can be found here.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact any of the food bloggers listed here.  The Food Matters Project Facebook page can be found here.

Look forward to the first round of recipes tomorrow!


These are the recipes we have made for the Food Matters Project:

1. Squash with Chipotle Dipping Sauce
2. Seasoned Popcorn
3. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
4. Rigatoni with Vegetables, Figs and Blue Cheese
5. Seared Bean Sprouts with Mushrooms
6. Hummus
7. Curry with Vegetables
8. Vegetable Coq au Vin
9. Vegetable & Bean Casserole
10. Cod in Spicy Rhubarb Sauce
11. Apple & Smoked Cheese Whole Wheat Pizza
12. Mostly Whole Wheat Bread
13. Asparagus & White Bean Soup
14. Black Bean & Corn Salsa
15. Bruschetta
16. Chicken in Green Salsa
17. Vegetable Burritos
18. Tomato, Leek & Brie Tart
19. Crunchy Fish Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce
20. Walnut Pâté Sandwich with Arugula & Pears
21. Beet Chips with Pistachio Dip
22. Fresh Corn Salsa
23. Chicken & Potatoes with Romesco Sauce
24. Asian Vegetable Rolls with Peanut Sauce
25. Greek Panzanella Salad
26. Veggie Stir Fry
27. Summer Tabbouleh Salad
28. Lemon Cornmeal Cake
29. Apples, Blue Cheese & Honey
30. Broccoli & Cherry Rice with Acorn Squash
31. Polenta with Mushrooms
32. Cardamom & Pistachio Pear Crisp
33. Lamb, Carrot & Turnip Stuffed Cabbage
34. Rice & Lamb Burgers with Spinach & Tzatziki Sauce
35. Provencal Pasta Sauce with Whole Wheat Spaghetti
36. Dal with Lots of Vegetables
37. Central American Red Beans & Rice
38. Spinach Cobb Salad with Caper-Anchovy Vinaigrette
39. Bulgur Wheat Mango Salad with Avocado
40. Spicy Grapefruit Scallops with Arugula
41. Kumquat & Orange Sorbet
42. Potato & Corn Fritters