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Green Tomato Chutney
Green Tomato Chutney
This sweet-tart chutney is a perfect accompaniment to pork.
Published: February 2011
Ice Cream Makers
Ice Cream Makers
Home ice cream makers are well worth the money and counter space—if you buy a go…
Published: May 2016
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Feta Cheese
Feta Cheese
After sorting through three different milks, three countries, and eight products…
Published: September 2017
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Collapsible Steamer Baskets
Collapsible Steamer Baskets
A bad steamer basket can be a hot mess. Could we find a good one?
Published: May 2018
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Fitting Pie Dough
An imperfect pie dough can be saved with a little last-minute tweaking.
Published: September 2010
Cookie Sheet Bake-Off
Cookie Sheet Bake-Off
When baking cookies, which type of baking sheet reigns supreme: rimmed or flat?
Published: September 2010
Don’t Freeze Fresh Chiles
Don’t Freeze Fresh Chiles
In the test kitchen, we know that fresh chile peppers will last about a week whe…
Published: September 2010
Removing Burnt-On Oil
We tested four methods for removing burnt-on oil to see if we could really do it…
Published: September 2010
Plastic Spatulas
Just a spatula? Sure, but it’s a tool you use every day. So having one that rea…
Published: November 2011
Grilled Beef Kebabs with Lemon and Rosemary Marinade
Grilled Beef Kebabs with Lemon and Rosemary Marinade
For thoroughly seasoned meat with a thick, caramelized crust and tender-crisp ve…
Published: July 2013
Skillet Apple Crisp with Vanilla, Cardamom, and Pistachios
Skillet Apple Crisp with Vanilla, Cardamom, and Pistachios
Apple crisp invites a devil-may-care attitude: Slice up any old fruit, sprinkle …
Published: February 2011
Skillet Apple Crisp with Raspberries and Almonds
Skillet Apple Crisp with Raspberries and Almonds
Apple crisp invites a devil-may-care attitude: Slice up any old fruit, sprinkle …
Published: February 2011
Focaccia with Kalamata Olives and Anchovies
Focaccia with Kalamata Olives and Anchovies
The dense, greasy bread bricks populating most bakery shelves don’t deserve thei…
Published: April 2011
Bruschetta with Black Olive Pesto, Ricotta and Basil
Bruschetta with Black Olive Pesto, Ricotta and Basil
There’s a whole lot more to bruschetta than chopped tomatoes and basil. We wan…
Published: February 2011
Bruschetta with Artichoke Hearts and Parmesan
Bruschetta with Artichoke Hearts and Parmesan
There’s a whole lot more to bruschetta than chopped tomatoes and basil. We wan…
Published: February 2011
Charcoal-Grilled Beef Kebabs with Red Curry Marinade
For thoroughly seasoned meat with a thick, caramelized crust and tender-crisp ve…
Published: February 2011
Charcoal-Grilled Beef Kebabs with North African Marinade
For thoroughly seasoned meat with a thick, caramelized crust and tender-crisp ve…
Published: February 2011
Skillet Apple Crisp with Maple and Bacon
Apple crisp invites a devil-may-care attitude: Slice up any old fruit, sprinkle …
Published: February 2011
Focaccia with Caramelized Red Onion, Pancetta, and Oregano
The dense, greasy bread bricks populating most bakery shelves don’t deserve thei…
Published: February 2011
Bruschetta with Port-Caramelized Onions, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts
There’s a whole lot more to bruschetta than chopped tomatoes and basil. We wan…
Published: February 2011
Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Fig, and Prosciutto
There’s a whole lot more to bruschetta than chopped tomatoes and basil. We wan…
Published: February 2011
Red Bell Pepper Chutney
Red Bell Pepper Chutney
This sweet-tart chutney is a perfect accompaniment to pork.
Published: February 2011
Fennel-Apple Chutney
This sweet-tart chutney is a perfect accompaniment to pork.
Published: February 2011
Skillet Apple Crisp
Skillet Apple Crisp
Apple crisp invites a devil-may-care attitude: Slice up any old fruit, sprinkle …
Published: August 2013
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Cherry Sauce
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Cherry Sauce
Most modern-day cooks know "roast pork" as the lean, bland loin. To bring back r…
Published: December 2012
Rosemary Focaccia
Rosemary Focaccia
The dense, greasy bread bricks populating most bakery shelves don’t deserve thei…
Published: September 2010
Bruschetta with Whipped Feta and Roasted Red Peppers
Bruschetta with Whipped Feta and Roasted Red Peppers
There’s a whole lot more to bruschetta than chopped tomatoes and basil. We want…
Published: December 2012
Chili Oil
Chili Oil
It’s not only Cantonese chefs who make great shu mai. But to achieve restaurant…
Published: February 2011
Chicken Pot Pie With Savory Crumble Topping
Chicken Pot Pie With Savory Crumble Topping
Do you really want to spend hours cooking chicken, sautéing vegetables, and mak…
Published: August 2013
Greek-Style Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta
Greek-Style Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta
This easy weeknight Greek dish defies the old saw that seafood and cheese don't…
Published: September 2010
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach Sauce
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach Sauce
Most modern-day cooks know "roast pork" as the lean, bland loin. To bring back r…
Published: October 2012
Easier Fried Chicken
Easier Fried Chicken
Could we achieve fried chicken with a super-crisp crust and juicy meat without r…
Published: March 2013
Foolproof Pie Dough for Double-Crust Pie
Foolproof Pie Dough for Double-Crust Pie
We wanted a recipe that is tender, flavorful, and—most important—consistent.
Published: October 2012
Making a Decorative Pie Crust Edge
Decorating the edges of a pie does more than make it look nice.
Published: September 2010
The Right Way to Roll Out Pie Dough
The right strategy is the secret to rolling out pie dough that’s an even thickne…
Published: September 2010
Wrapper Roundup
Published: September 2010
Smooth Ricotta
I’ve recently seen Sorrento brand Velvety Smooth Ricotta Cheese in the supermark…
Published: September 2010
Jazz Apples
They might be the first fruit to "go viral," but do jazz apples live up to the h…
Published: September 2010
Preserving Beer Freshness
I’ve heard that the quality of a beer starts with the color of the bottle, but I…
Published: September 2010
The Dissipating Aroma of Banana Bread
Why does my banana bread smell so fragrant and banana-y right out of the oven bu…
Published: September 2010
Cutting Onions in Advance
In the test kitchen, we’ve established that in applications featuring raw onions…
Published: September 2010
Improv Steamer
A devoted steamer basket is ideal, but not everyone wants to shell out the money…
Published: September 2010
Baking with Farm-Fresh Eggs
Is it true that freshly laid eggs have different baking properties than older su…
Published: September 2010
Sizing Up Shrimp
The first step to ensuring perfectly cooked shrimp is buying the right size of s…
Published: September 2010
The Key to Blind Baking: Use the Right Lining
The top of lining you choose can be just as important as the type of dough.
Published: September 2010
Keys to Foolproof Pie Dough
It’s easy to make pie dough—just mix flour, water, and fat. But it’s even easier…
Published: September 2010
Alternative to Watercress
I’ve recently seen a green called upland cress for sale at my supermarket. Is it…
Published: September 2010
Shopping for Carrots
Do you prefer to buy carrots bagged or with their green tops attached?
Published: September 2010
Freezing Flour
I have a pantry moth problem in my kitchen cupboards and now store all of my flo…
Published: September 2010
The Importance of Temperature and Taste
My roast chicken tastes great straight out of the oven, but the refrigerated lef…
Published: September 2010
Buying a Baking Stone
Buying a Baking Stone
The best baking stone in the world does you no good if it is not the proper fit …
Published: September 2010
Rosemary Focaccia
Rosemary Focaccia
The bread bricks populating most bakery shelves do not deserve their hearth-insp…
Published: September 2010
Understanding Hydration Levels in Dough
Understanding Hydration Levels in Dough
Sometimes cooking is an art. But when it comes to making dough, it is a science.…
Published: September 2010
Choosing an Inexpensive Ice Cream Maker
Choosing an Inexpensive Ice Cream Maker
We pitted inexpensive ice cream makers against their pricey counterparts to see …
Published: September 2010
Skillet Apple Crisp
Skillet Apple Crisp
You need two things to make the perfect apple crisp: the right apple and this fo…
Published: September 2010
Bruschetta with Whipped Feta and Roasted Red Peppers
Bruschetta with Whipped Feta and Roasted Red Peppers
There is a whole lot more to bruschetta than chopped tomatoes and basil. We want…
Published: September 2010
Steamed Chinese Dumplings (Shu Mai)
Steamed Chinese Dumplings (Shu Mai)
Not only Cantonese chefs make great shu mai. But to achieve restaurant-quality r…
Published: September 2010
How to Make an Improv Steamer
How to Make an Improv Steamer
If you have water, some disposable pie plates, and a Dutch oven, you have got al…
Published: September 2010
How to Roll Out Pie Dough
How to Roll Out Pie Dough
The right strategy is the secret to rolling out pie dough that’s an even thickne…
Published: September 2010
Chicken Pot Pie with Savory Crumble Topping
Chicken Pot Pie with Savory Crumble Topping
You could spend hours cooking chicken, sauteing vegetables, and making pastry do…
Published: September 2010
Greek-Style Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta
Greek-Style Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta
This easy weeknight Greek dish defies the old saw that seafood and cheese do n…
Published: September 2010
Tomato Paste 101
Tomato Paste 101
Here we demystify this kitchen staple and illustrate the best methods for storin…
Published: September 2010
Cutting Vegetables for Kebabs
Cutting Vegetables for Kebabs
When it comes to kebabs, the right cutting technique is almost as important as t…
Published: September 2010
Supermarket Onion Primer
Supermarket Onion Primer
You use them everyday in your kitchen, but how much do you really know about oni…
Published: September 2010
Charcoal-Grilled Beef Kebabs with Lemon and Rosemary Marinade
Charcoal-Grilled Beef Kebabs with Lemon and Rosemary Marinade
For thoroughly seasoned meat with a thick, caramelized crust and tender-crisp ve…
Published: September 2010
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach Sauce
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach Sauce
Most modern-day cooks know "roast pork" as the lean, bland loin. To bring back r…
Published: September 2010
Easier Fried Chicken
Easier Fried Chicken
We wanted fried chicken with a super-crisp crust and juicy meat without resortin…
Published: September 2010
Steamed Chinese Dumplings (Shu Mai)
Steamed Chinese Dumplings (Shu Mai)
It’s not only Cantonese chefs who make great shu mai. But to achieve restaurant-…
Published: September 2010

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