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Cheese and Tomato Lasagna
Published: September 2016
Cheese and Tomato Lasagna
Without meat or vegetables, cheese lasagna can be dull to eat. For a great versi…
Published: September 2016
The Best Way to Reheat Fried Chicken
Reheated fried chicken is often a disappointment, featuring dried-out or unevenl…
How Slicing Impacts Onions
Published: September 2016
How Slicing Impacts Onions
Because the layers of plant cells in an onion run from the root to the stem end …
Anchovies
Published: September 2016
Anchovies
Even if you’d never put anchovies on a pizza or a salad, a tin of these little f…
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Soy Sauce
Published: September 2016
Soy Sauce
Savory, fragrant, umami-rich soy sauce is a staple in American kitchens. But ch…
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Classic Sourdough Bread (Pain au Levain)
Published: September 2016
Classic Sourdough Bread (Pain au Levain)
For a classic sourdough bread recipe, we used a mixture of bread flour and whole…
Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Kebabs for Two
Published: September 2016
Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Kebabs for Two
Can shrimp and vegetables ever achieve perfection on a single skewer?
Cuban-Style Sandwiches (Cubano) with Smoked Pork Loin
Published: September 2016
Cuban-Style Sandwiches (Cubano) with Smoked Pork Loin
The history of this sandwich is a little murky, but one story suggests that it s…
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Published: September 2016
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Knowingly or not, most folks use the cookie recipe from the Quaker canister. We …
Almost No-Knead Sourdough Bread
Published: September 2016
Almost No-Knead Sourdough Bread
For an easy bread recipe that allowed us to put our Sourdough Starter into actio…
Sourdough Starter
Published: September 2016
Sourdough Starter
Making a starter requires time but very little effort. And once it’s established…
Pepper-Cinnamon Salt
Published: September 2016
Pepper-Cinnamon Salt
While a sprinkling of salt is a great flavor enhancer, we sometimes want to fini…
Cumin-Sesame Salt
Published: September 2016
Cumin-Sesame Salt
While a sprinkling of salt is a great flavor enhancer, we sometimes want to fini…
Chili-Lime Salt
Published: September 2016
Chili-Lime Salt
While a sprinkling of salt is a great flavor enhancer, we sometimes want to fini…
Foolproof Boiled Corn
Published: September 2016
Foolproof Boiled Corn
The best way to guarantee perfectly crisp, juicy kernels? Not boiling the corn a…
Moroccan-Style Turkey Meatballs
Published: September 2016
Moroccan-Style Turkey Meatballs
Turkey meatballs have a justifiably bad reputation. But if you boost the flavors…
Asian-Style Turkey Meatballs
Published: September 2016
Asian-Style Turkey Meatballs
Turkey meatballs have a justifiably bad reputation. But if you boost the flavors…
Italian-Style Turkey Meatballs
Published: September 2016
Italian-Style Turkey Meatballs
Turkey meatballs have a justifiably bad reputation. But if you boost the flavors…
Scallion Pancakes with Dipping Sauce
Published: September 2016
Scallion Pancakes with Dipping Sauce
We made batch after gummy batch of this Chinese restaurant staple until we disco…
Broiled Broccoli Rabe
Published: September 2016
Broiled Broccoli Rabe
The tricks to taming this notoriously bitter green? How you cut it and how you c…
Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Kebabs
Published: September 2016
Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Kebabs
Can shrimp and vegetables ever achieve perfection on a single skewer?
Chicken Mole Poblano
Published: September 2016
Chicken Mole Poblano
Mexico’s iconic sauce is rich and complex—and requires dozens of ingredients and…
Smoked Pork Loin with Dried-Fruit Chutney
Published: September 2016
Smoked Pork Loin with Dried-Fruit Chutney
Classic barbecue recipes take most of a day. We wanted a smoky, company-worthy p…
Almond Butter
Published: September 2016
Almond Butter
Almond butter makes a great alternative to everyday peanut butter, and making y…
Published: September 2016
Parm's Most Flavorful Part
When buying wedges of Parmigiano-Reggiano at the supermarket, we typically aim f…
Published: September 2016
Better Brown Butter
We've got a new method for browning butter which ensures that every last bit of …
Published: September 2016
Make Your Immersion Blender More Effective
An immersion blender is less fussy than a countertop blender since you don’t hav…
Published: September 2016
Fermentation Explained
When we realized how many ingredients we call for in recipes are fermented, we d…
Published: September 2016
Wipe out Garlic Odor on Cutting Boards
We've got a new trick up our sleeves to remove the potent smell of garlic from c…
Published: September 2016
How to Cut an Apple Without Coring
If you’re cutting just a few apples for a salad or a garnish, it can be easier t…
Published: September 2016
Does Freezing Take the Crispness out of Toasted Nuts?
Does freezing and thawing harm the toasted nuts’ crisp texture?
Published: September 2016
Using Sprouted Wheat Flour
Sprouting grain is said to make vitamins, minerals, and protein easier to absorb…
Published: September 2016
24-Hour Preserved Lemons
Preserving lemons in salt softens their rinds and imbues the fruit with a floral…
Published: September 2016
Introducing Teff
Teff has a mildly nutty, earthy flavor and can range in color from dark brown to…
Published: September 2016
How to Handle Monster Squash
Breaking down a massive, rock-hard squash with a knife can seem downright danger…
Food Dehydrators
Published: September 2016
Food Dehydrators
To find the best dehydrator, we purchased five models and set them to work creat…
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Electric Kettles
Published: September 2016
Electric Kettles
Electric kettles are handy for making tea or coffee and for any cooking task tha…
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Slotted Spoons
Published: September 2016
Slotted Spoons
We rounded up eight dishwasher-safe nylon, silicone, and stainless-steel spoons,…
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Gourd Tools
Published: September 2016
Gourd Tools
We tested three tools, rating them on their ability to scoop, de-string, and cut…
Food Mills
Published: July 2016
Food Mills
We wanted to know which food mill was the most stable, efficient, and easy to us…
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