Blue Apron Inc. is an ingredient-and-recipe meal kit service. It exclusively operates in the United States. The weekly boxes contain ingredients and also include suggested recipes that must be cooked by hand by the customer using the pre-ordered ingredients.

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  • This time of year, it's easy to taste why some pairings make perfect sense from the very first bite and sip. Follow these simple pairing suggestions to experience food-and-wine aha moments you'll want to try again and again.

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  • This past summer, we were thrilled to welcome our first batch of new engineers coming straight from college. These 10 amazing folks joined the engineering team from across the country and have taken to calling themselves The 17’s:We asked them all a few questions to get to know them better, here’s their responses.What was exciting to you about joining Blue Apron?Nicole Daniels: I was excited to jo...

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  • Fall’s favorite fruit is currently the apple of our eye! Discover how to prepare this bright (and versatile) seasonal ingredient five delicious ways.   1. Roasted Pork & Sautéed Apple with Cheesy Broccoli & Garlic Breadcrumbs A topping of apple, cooked with a bit of apple cider vinegar, completes the dish with a pop of contrasting sweetness […]

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  • One of the season’s most versatile vegetables is back and better than ever! Here are our ten favorite ways to cook with it this fall.   1. Penne Pasta & Delicata Squash with Kale & Ricotta Cheese Unlike many cool-weather squash, delicata squash has skin that is tender enough to eat, which makes for easy prep.   […]

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  • Say a final farewell to summer with eight unforgettable recipes starring the warm-weather season’s best and brightest ingredients!   1. Saffron & Tomato Bucatini Pasta This sophisticated pasta dish celebrates the bright flavors of summer with a robust sauce of charm tomatoes and sautéed summer squash.                       […]

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  • On an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday morning, a ping from Slack interrupted the noise-cancelled silence. It’s design. They’re asking for a small tweak to our fonts. “Oh yeah, and we just need to adjust all the tracking a bit too.”Uh oh. 

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  • Alfredo Nantes, Eric SmithIn recent years, a new category of retailers has emerged within the B2C space, focused on delivering weekly recipes along with pre-portioned ingredients and step-by-step instructions that allow customers to easily cook complete meals. At Blue Apron, we began this journey about 5 years ago as pioneers of this space in the US. Since then, we have invested significant amount...

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  • As our data needs at Blue Apron grow more complex, our engineering team has chosen Apache Kafka for publishing event streams. Kafka is an attractive option for many reasons, including its scalability and robustness.Blue Apron develops many of our applications using Ruby on Rails. Unfortunately, Ruby is not a typical language for stream processing, making it challenging to effectively leverage Kafk...

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  • A marinade injector. Get it? Injection… Ha.As we’ve mentioned previously, we’re big fans of dependency injection here at Blue Apron. We use Dagger to implement DI for our Android app to make it more modular and easier to test. But using Dagger doesn’t fully solve all of our problems around unit testing. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the release of Marinator, a library for streamlining the ...

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  • Anna is a full stack software engineer on our Growth team. She helps make sure our experience for new customers is great, and that our onboarding and marketing tools can scale.How did you get into software engineering?When I was younger my two favorite subjects were art history and science, but I could never decide on one field to dive into — I wanted to learn it all. I started college as a biolog...

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  • Time’s almost up.It’s been five months since version 3 of the Swift language was released, and pretty soon, using it won’t be optional (pun intended). Apple officially dropped support for Swift 2.x in Xcode 8.3 beta 2, so if you’re an iOS developer who uses Swift but hasn’t yet made the switch, you need to get cooking.Here at Blue Apron, we moved our iOS app to Swift 3 around the new year, and we ...

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  • Michael Collis is a senior software engineer on our Consumer Engagement team working on personalization.How did you get into software engineering?I was working in finance consulting for a few years out of college and came to realize that it wasn’t quite the right profession for me. I had always been the kind of kid who took apart his dad’s computer to figure out how it worked, so I thought I’d get...

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  • Drake is a software engineer on our Growth team. He helps make sure our experience for potential customers is great, and that our onboarding and marketing tools can scale.How did you get into software engineering?It kind of runs in the family: my maternal grandfather wrote an early CS textbook in the 60s and my own father worked in software my entire childhood, so we always had tech in the house a...

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  • Caching data can be tricky, but it’s important for delivering a smooth user experience. As we continue to build up our Android app, we investigated several approaches for caching. Rather than use the standard data stores built into Android (e.g., SQLite), we decided to use a newer library called Realm. This post outlines a bit more about why we chose Realm, some of the pain points it introduces, a...

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  • Tom Wilson is our lead Android engineer. He started with Blue Apron in September. There was no Android app when he came in — and his job is to fix that!How did you get into software engineering?My dad works for Intel, and is a total technophile. That meant I grew up with computers, which led to me playing video games. I fell in love with games and realized that I wanted to make them. In middle sch...

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  • Transform last night’s dinner into tomorrow’s school lunch with these delicious, double-duty recipes! Find our four favorites below!  1. Chicken Schnitzel with Creamy Potato Salad & Lingonberry Jam Nothing beats classic chicken schnitzel. Simply a crunchy, breaded cutlet, it’s a favorite in Germany and many of its neighboring countries. 2. Pesto Meatball & Mozzarella Paninis with Zucchini […]

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  • Need something new to spread on your toast on a crisp fall morning? We did—so we developed this luxurious, ultra-delicious recipe. Fruit “butters,” like nut butters, are named for their smooth, spreadable consistency. Make this spiced pear butter ahead for about a week’s worth of breakfasts. (We also like it on oatmeal: stir chopped dark […]

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  • Come autumn, we savor a fresh-baked apple pie as much as the next person. But this season’s fruits—so often typecast in desserts—can play a delicious role in any course. Below are three ways to transform them into sweet, easy foils for savory foods. Apple Compote Stewing apple with lemon and simple syrup (equal parts sugar […]

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  • If you’re not quite sure what sets one bunch of leaves apart from the next, see this quick refresher on some of our fall favorites.

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  • Steve Matthiasson was perhaps the most in-demand viticulturist in Napa when he and his wife, Jill, decided to start their own wine label. We caught up with Steve in the middle of this year's grape harvest to talk about one of his favorite subjects: gathering friends to eat, drink and be merry.

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  • Of every season, summer is the hardest to lose. The weather cools down, pool floaties disappear from store shelves, piles of knobby gourds take the place of melons at the farmers’ market, and it can be tempting to eat every tomato in sight in a desperate attempt to make August last forever.

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