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Blue Ginger
Published: September 2014
Blue Ginger
Why does fresh ginger sometimes have a blue-gray color?
Published: September 2014
For Better Coconut Milk, Make Your Own
For certain applications, like Thai chicken soup, homemade coconut milk is worth…
The Science of Cooking Frozen Steaks
Published: September 2014
The Science of Cooking Frozen Steaks
Conventional wisdom holds that frozen steaks should be thawed before cooking, bu…
Published: September 2014
Baking with Fresh Pumpkin Puree
Baking recipes usually call for canned pumpkin, but if you have fresh pumpkins c…
Processed Artichoke Hearts
Published: September 2014
Processed Artichoke Hearts
With so many options on the market, selecting a brand of processed artichoke hea…
Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
Published: September 2014
Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
Could canned, diced fire-roasted tomatoes deliver the smoky complexity of fresh?…
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Supermarket Prosciutto
Published: September 2014
Supermarket Prosciutto
A new surge of grab ’n’ go packages means you no longer have to wait at the deli…
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Imported Prosciutto
Published: September 2014
Imported Prosciutto
How does our favorite American prosciutto stack up against imported, Italian off…
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Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Published: September 2014
Homemade Pumpkin Puree
For some applications, like Pumpkin Pie, the taste of fresh pumpkin puree (as op…
Folded Enchiladas
Published: September 2014
Folded Enchiladas
These simple enchiladas were developed to be served as part of a larger meal wit…
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Salsa for Two
Published: September 2014
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Salsa for Two
This salsa is the perfect way to top our Broiled Pork Tenderloin for Two.
Published: September 2014
Mustard-Creme Fraiche Sauce for Two
This sauce is the perfect accompaniment to our Broiled Pork Tenderloin for Two.
Published: September 2014
Homemade Coconut Milk
For certain applications, like Thai chicken soup, homemade coconut milk is wort…
Orange-Cardamom Latin Flan
Published: September 2014
Orange-Cardamom Latin Flan
This cousin to crème caramel boasts a denser, sweeter profile and rich toffee-l…
Coffee Latin Flan
Published: September 2014
Coffee Latin Flan
This cousin to crème caramel boasts a denser, sweeter profile and rich toffee-l…
Almond Latin Flan
Published: September 2014
Almond Latin Flan
This cousin to crème caramel boasts a denser, sweeter profile and rich toffee-l…
Perfect Latin Flan
Published: September 2014
Perfect Latin Flan
This cousin to crème caramel boasts a denser, sweeter profile and rich toffee-l…
Sauteed Corn with Bacon and Leeks
Published: September 2014
Sauteed Corn with Bacon and Leeks
There are many ways to cook fresh corn, but few produce rich, complex, sweet fla…
Published: September 2014
Sauteed Corn with Miso and Scallions
There are many ways to cook fresh corn, but few produce rich, complex, sweet fla…
Sauteed Corn with Black Beans and Red Bell Pepper
Published: September 2014
Sauteed Corn with Black Beans and Red Bell Pepper
There are many ways to cook fresh corn, but few produce rich, complex, sweet fla…
Sauteed Corn with Cherry Tomatoes, Ricotta Salata, and Basil
Published: September 2014
Sauteed Corn with Cherry Tomatoes, Ricotta Salata, and Basil
There are many ways to cook fresh corn, but few produce rich, complex, sweet fla…
Mahogany Chicken Thighs
Published: September 2014
Mahogany Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs can contain unappetizing pockets of fat and sinew. But what if yo…
Authentic Baguettes at Home
Published: September 2014
Authentic Baguettes at Home
Most American baguettes are doughy and pale, and the recipes we found weren’t mu…
Roasted Plums with Dried Cherries and Almonds
Published: September 2014
Roasted Plums with Dried Cherries and Almonds
A two-stage cooking process yields tender, beautifully caramelized fruits.
Roasted Apples with Dried Figs and Walnuts
Published: September 2014
Roasted Apples with Dried Figs and Walnuts
A two-stage cooking process yields tender, beautifully caramelized fruits.
Roasted Pears with Golden Raisins and Hazelnuts
Published: September 2014
Roasted Pears with Golden Raisins and Hazelnuts
A two-stage cooking process yields tender, beautifully caramelized fruits.
Published: September 2014
Roasted Apples with Dried Cranberries and Pecans
A two-stage cooking process yields tender, beautifully caramelized fruits.
Roasted Pears with Dried Apricots and Pistachios
Published: September 2014
Roasted Pears with Dried Apricots and Pistachios
A two-stage cooking process yields tender, beautifully caramelized fruits.
Simple Refried Beans
Published: September 2014
Simple Refried Beans
Serve with our Mexican-Style Grilled Steak (Carne Asada)
Red Chile Salsa
Published: September 2014
Red Chile Salsa
Serve with our Mexican-Style Grilled Steak (Carne Asada).
Mexican-Style Grilled Steak (Carne Asada)
Published: September 2014
Mexican-Style Grilled Steak (Carne Asada)
Superthin, well-charred steaks define this Mexican favorite. To deliver maximum …
Grilled Fish Tacos
Published: September 2014
Grilled Fish Tacos
For a fish taco that doesn’t require the mess of deep frying, we turned to the g…
Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Olive Oil for Two
Published: September 2014
Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Olive Oil for Two
Pasta paired with artichoke hearts is an Italian favorite. We’d love it, too, if…
Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Olive Oil
Published: September 2014
Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Olive Oil
Pasta paired with artichoke hearts is an Italian favorite. We’d love it, too, if…
Crispy Onions
Published: September 2014
Crispy Onions
Crispy onions are also great sprinkled on salads and sandwiches and as a garnish…
Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions (Mujaddara)
Published: September 2014
Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions (Mujaddara)
Our new method for frying onions delivers crispy, ultrasavory results that make …
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Salsa
Published: September 2014
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Salsa
This salsa is the perfect way to top our Broiled Pork Tenderloin.
Published: September 2014
Mustard-Creme Fraiche Sauce
This sauce is the perfect accompaniment to our Broiled Pork Tenderloin.
Broiled Pork Tenderloin for Two
Published: September 2014
Broiled Pork Tenderloin for Two
Before we could perfect this easy dish, we had to figure out how broilers really…
Broiled Pork Tenderloin
Published: September 2014
Broiled Pork Tenderloin
Before we could perfect this easy dish, we had to figure out how broilers really…
Published: September 2014
Why is Prosciutto Made in Parma?
What is it about this particular region of Italy that lends itself to making the…
Published: September 2014
Slashing Rustic Loaves
The slashes on rustic loaves of bread aren't just about looks.
Published: September 2014
Advantages to Deep-Frying in a Wok
In some applications, using a wok for deep-frying has advantages over other more…
Published: September 2014
Giving Steaks a Garlic Boost
To impart great garlic flavor to a steak, sometimes the meat needs to be treated…
Published: September 2014
The Parchment Test: Finding the Broiler Sweet Spot
Finding your broiler's sweet spot for both cooking and browning the exterior of …
Published: September 2014
Converting Layer Cakes to Bundt
Do adjustments need to be made if you want to bake a layer cake recipe in a Bund…
Published: September 2014
Artichokes and Wine
Sometimes wine can taste oddly sweet and one-dimensional when paired with dishes…
Published: September 2014
Why Some Bread Doughs are Folded
Sometimes bread recipes call for folding the dough while others don't. Why is th…
Published: September 2014
Ammonia Odors in Cheese
Sometimes, upon unwrapping a newly purchased fine cheese, a pungent ammonia odor…
Published: September 2014
Browning Salted Butter
Can salted butter be substituted for unsalted when making brown butter sauces?
Published: September 2014
Making Stock with Skin-On Onions
Is there any advantage to leaving the skins on onions when making stock?
Slow Cooker Lid Holder
Published: September 2014
Slow Cooker Lid Holder
The Lid Pocket aims to make life easier when using a slow cooker. Does it delive…
Popover Pans
Published: September 2014
Popover Pans
With more popover pans available on the market, we wanted to see how our old fav…
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Home Seltzer Makers
Published: September 2014
Home Seltzer Makers
Home seltzer makers that transform still water into sparkling promise clear adva…
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Burger Presses
Published: September 2014
Burger Presses
Burger presses promise to make patty preparation quicker, with more consistently…
Baguette Couches
Published: September 2014
Baguette Couches
A baker's couche keeps bread dough’s shape intact and its surface uniformly dry …
Bread Lames for Baguettes
Published: September 2014
Bread Lames for Baguettes
Professional bakers use a tool called a lame (pronounced “LAHM”), which means “b…
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Mixing Bowls
Published: September 2014
Mixing Bowls
This most basic piece of cooking equipment might not seem worthy of scrutiny—unt…
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