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Science: The Magic of Meringue
Published: March 2016
Science: The Magic of Meringue
See exactly how much difference proper timing makes—and why.
Gas Grills Under $500
Published: March 2016
Gas Grills Under $500
It doesn’t matter how powerful a grill is. If it can’t distribute and hold the h…
Sticky Buns
Published: March 2016
Sticky Buns
Sticky buns look inviting, but most are dry and overly sweet, with a topping tha…
Sugar Snap Peas with Pine Nuts, Fennel, and Lemon Zest
Published: March 2016
Sugar Snap Peas with Pine Nuts, Fennel, and Lemon Zest
What’s the secret to tender pods that retain their namesake snap? Steam.
Lemon-Herb Sformati
Published: March 2016
Lemon-Herb Sformati
A custardy sformato has the plush elegance of a soufflé with a fraction of the f…
Pan-Seared Salmon
Published: March 2016
Pan-Seared Salmon
For a crisp crust and a juicy interior, the key is doing less, not more.
Skillet-Roasted Chicken in Lemon Sauce
Published: March 2016
Skillet-Roasted Chicken in Lemon Sauce
Getting a reservation at this New York institution is nearly impossible, so we d…
Sherry Vinegar
Published: May 2016
Sherry Vinegar
The woodsy yet vibrant taste of sherry vinegar makes it such a standout that it …
Smoked Paprika
Published: May 2016
Smoked Paprika
We tasted seven products, rating them on their flavor, level of smokiness, and o…
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Parmesan Farrotto
Published: May 2016
Parmesan Farrotto
This Italian grain’s flavorful bran layer makes it a challenge to coax into crea…
Korean Rice Bowl (Dolsot Bibimbap)
Published: May 2016
Korean Rice Bowl (Dolsot Bibimbap)
This comforting combination of rice, vegetables, eggs, spicy sauce, and a crisp …
Sticky Buns
Published: May 2016
Sticky Buns
Sticky buns look inviting, but most are dry and overly sweet, with a topping th…
Pan-Seared Salmon
Published: May 2016
Pan-Seared Salmon
For a crisp crust and a juicy interior, the key is doing less, not more.
Patatas Bravas
Published: May 2016
Patatas Bravas
Crispy potatoes served with a smoky, spicy sauce—patatas bravas—are hugely popu…
Avocado Gadgets
Published: May 2016
Avocado Gadgets
As avocados have become more common in American kitchens, so, too, have special…
Barbecue Basting Brushes
Published: March 2016
Barbecue Basting Brushes
We tested our old favorite barbecue basting brush against five new silicone brus…
Flat Whisks
Published: March 2016
Flat Whisks
We tested six flat whisks, using them to make a béchamel sauce and a pan sauce f…
Getting to Know Sherry Vinegar
Published: May 2016
Getting to Know Sherry Vinegar
The woodsy yet vibrant taste of sherry vinegar makes it such a standout that it …
The Best Gas Grill Under $500
Published: May 2016
The Best Gas Grill Under $500
It doesn’t matter how powerful a grill is. If it can’t distribute and hold the h…
Avocado Gadgets
Published: May 2016
Avocado Gadgets
As avocados have become more common in American kitchens, so, too, have speciali…
The Best Pan-Seared Salmon
Published: May 2016
The Best Pan-Seared Salmon
For a crisp crust and a juicy interior, the key is doing less, not more.
Dressing Up Strawberry Shortcake
Published: May 2016
Dressing Up Strawberry Shortcake
Loads of fresh berries were a given. But for a refined version of this classic d…
Perfect Sticky Buns
Published: May 2016
Perfect Sticky Buns
Sticky buns look inviting, but most are dry and overly sweet, with a topping tha…
Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas
Published: May 2016
Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas
What’s the secret to tender pods that retain their namesake snap? Steam.
Easy Italian Soufflé
Published: March 2016
Easy Italian Soufflé
A custardy sformato has the plush elegance of a soufflé with a fraction of the f…
Rao's Lemon Chicken, Our Way
Published: May 2016
Rao's Lemon Chicken, Our Way
Getting a reservation at this New York institution is nearly impossible, so we d…
Spanish Fried Potatoes
Published: May 2016
Spanish Fried Potatoes
Crispy potatoes served with a smoky, spicy sauce—patatas bravas—are hugely popul…
Great Grill-Roasted Beef Tenderloin
Published: May 2016
Great Grill-Roasted Beef Tenderloin
To deliver great grill flavor to beef tenderloin, we had to upend the most commo…
Introducing Farro Risotto
Published: May 2016
Introducing Farro Risotto
This Italian grain’s flavorful bran layer makes it a challenge to coax into crea…
Korean Rice Bowl
Published: May 2016
Korean Rice Bowl
This comforting combination of rice, vegetables, eggs, spicy sauce, and a crisp …

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