We asked a butcher to make a veggie burger, and the results are amazing. Cara Nicoletti, a butcher at Foster Sundry in Brooklyn, likes her veggie burgers to taste like vegetables, not fake meat. This burger is made from bulgur wheat, lentils, beets, and topped with sumac yogurt and avocado. You won’t miss the meat, we promise.

We don’t need to bore you with a lot of fluff about why coconut milk is great for your health, fucking delicious, a staple in Southeast Asian cuisine, and all the rage with hippie types who avoid anything that has spurted forth from a cow’s teat. Re: the fucking delicious part, though—that stuff you get in boxes in the supermarket is not so great. Often packed with stabilizers, flavorings, and even added sugar, it barely resembles the creamy, nutrient-packed stuff that any jerk with a cleaver and a coconut can easily make at home. We met up with chef Louis Tikaram at his West Hollywood spot E.P & L.P. to show us how to be that jerk, and he was[…]