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Peach Tarte Tatin
Published: July 2018
Peach Tarte Tatin
Yes, you can make a juicy, summery, peach-crowned version of the classic upside-…
Fresh Tomato Sauce
Published: July 2018
Fresh Tomato Sauce
Tomato flavor is fleeting—which is why we examined every part of the fruit and o…
Michelada (Mexican Beer and Lime Cocktail)
Published: July 2018
Michelada (Mexican Beer and Lime Cocktail)
This tart, spicy cocktail is a refreshing accompaniment to our Crispy Tacos (Tac…
Grilled Tomatoes
Published: July 2018
Grilled Tomatoes
Grilling enhances tomatoes with smoky char while preserving their summery taste.…
Mexican Corn Salad (Esquites)
Published: July 2018
Mexican Corn Salad (Esquites)
Make this bright, creamy charred-corn salad without firing up the grill.
Plantain Chips
Published: July 2018
Plantain Chips
Plantain chips are expensive and are not always easy to find in stores, but they…
Nut-Free Chewy Granola Bars
Published: July 2018
Nut-Free Chewy Granola Bars
We love the idea of chewy granola bars, but store-bought versions are overly swe…
Grilled Tomato Gazpacho
Published: July 2018
Grilled Tomato Gazpacho
For a riff on this refreshing chilled soup, we used grilled tomatoes.
Marinated Grilled Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella
Published: July 2018
Marinated Grilled Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella
We wanted to develop a slight twist on the classic Caprese salad using grilled t…
Dark Chocolate–Orange Fudge Sauce
Published: July 2018
Dark Chocolate–Orange Fudge Sauce
We wanted a pourable, easily reheated sauce with a dark chocolate soul.
Chewy Granola Bars with Hazelnuts, Cherries, and Cacao Nibs
Published: July 2018
Chewy Granola Bars with Hazelnuts, Cherries, and Cacao Nibs
We love the idea of chewy granola bars, but store-bought versions are overly swe…
Peruvian Fish Ceviche with Radishes and Orange
Published: July 2018
Peruvian Fish Ceviche with Radishes and Orange
Bright citrus is great with fresh seafood—provided that the acid doesn't overwhe…
Crispy Tacos (Tacos Dorados)
Published: July 2018
Crispy Tacos (Tacos Dorados)
The hard-shell taco has been an American staple for more than half a century. Wh…
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Garam Masala
Published: July 2018
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Garam Masala
Flavorful, meaty, inexpensive thighs should be the easiest part of the chicken t…
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Gochujang
Published: July 2018
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Gochujang
Flavorful, meaty, inexpensive thighs should be the easiest part of the chicken t…
Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Published: July 2018
Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce
We wanted a pourable, easily reheated sauce with a dark chocolate soul.
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Tarragon
Published: July 2018
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Tarragon
Flavorful, meaty, inexpensive thighs should be the easiest part of the chicken t…
Grilled Tomato Salsa
Published: July 2018
Grilled Tomato Salsa
To lend some smoky depth to a classic tomato salsa, we used grilled tomatoes.
Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties with Rice Noodles and Salad (Bun Cha)
Published: July 2018
Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties with Rice Noodles and Salad (Bun Cha)
Bun cha—a one-dish meal featuring grilled pork patties, crisp vegetables, spring…
Chewy Granola Bars with Walnuts and Cranberries
Published: July 2018
Chewy Granola Bars with Walnuts and Cranberries
We love the idea of chewy granola bars, but store-bought versions are overly swe…
9-Inch Tongs
Published: July 2018
9-Inch Tongs
We typically reach for 12-inch tongs to protect our hands from heat and messes, …
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Peruvian Scallop Ceviche with Cucumber and Grapefruit
Published: July 2018
Peruvian Scallop Ceviche with Cucumber and Grapefruit
Bright citrus is great with fresh seafood—provided that the acid doesn't overwhe…
Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
Published: July 2018
Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
We've recommended a Thermapen for more than a decade, but there's new competitio…
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Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties with Rice Noodles and Salad (Bun Cha) for Two
Published: July 2018
Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties with Rice Noodles and Salad (Bun Cha) for Two
Bun cha—a one-dish meal featuring grilled pork patties, crisp vegetables, spring…
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Published: July 2018
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Cold-brewed coffee in 25 minutes instead of the standard 12 to 24 hours: the rea…
Fresh Mozzarella
Published: July 2018
Fresh Mozzarella
What makes the best fresh mozzarella? It's all about balance.
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Collapsible Steamer Baskets
Published: July 2018
Collapsible Steamer Baskets
A bad steamer basket can be a hot mess. Could we find a good one?
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Supermarket Burrata
Published: July 2018
Supermarket Burrata
Mozzarella's creamier, more glamorous cousin might just be the wow-factor cheese…
Mexican Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Published: July 2018
Mexican Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce
We wanted a pourable, easily reheated sauce with a dark chocolate soul.
Pastry Brushes
Published: July 2018
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
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Peruvian Shrimp Ceviche with Tomato, Jícama, and Avocado
Published: July 2018
Peruvian Shrimp Ceviche with Tomato, Jícama, and Avocado
Bright citrus is great with fresh seafood—provided that the acid doesn't overwhe…
How to Prevent Hot Milk from Sticking to the Pan
Published: July 2018
How to Prevent Hot Milk from Sticking to the Pan
Constantly scraping the pan bottom isn't practical. So what is?
Published: July 2018
How to Pit and Peel Peaches
What's the best way to peel a peach? It depends on the fruit's ripeness.
Published: July 2018
Pastry Brush versus Silicone Brush
If you're equal parts cook and baker, consider keeping both types of brushes in …
Published: July 2018
How to Store Leftover Fruit Pie
Does fruit pie fare better left on the counter or stored in the refrigerator?
Published: July 2018
Oregano: Mediterranean and Mexican
Whether you use Mediterranean or Mexican oregano can impact a recipe's taste.
Published: July 2018
How to Shop for Cucumbers
Gone are the days when supermarkets sold only one type of cucumber.
Don't Toss Expired Cocoa Powder
Published: July 2018
Don't Toss Expired Cocoa Powder
We ran a couple of kitchen tests to see if really old cocoa powder was still fin…
Published: July 2018
Yellow Peaches versus White Peaches
Can white peaches be used interchangeably with yellow peaches?
Why Peach Pie is Juicier than Apple Pie
Published: July 2018
Why Peach Pie is Juicier than Apple Pie
Hint: It's not because peaches contain more water than apples.
Published: July 2018
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Garam Masala for Two
Flavorful, meaty, inexpensive thighs should be the easiest part of the chicken t…
Published: July 2018
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Gochujang for Two
Flavorful, meaty, inexpensive thighs should be the easiest part of the chicken t…
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Tarragon for Two
Published: July 2018
Best Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Tarragon for Two
Flavorful, meaty, inexpensive thighs should be the easiest part of the chicken t…
Dark Chocolate–Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce
Published: July 2018
Dark Chocolate–Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce
We wanted a pourable, easily reheated sauce with a dark chocolate soul.
Chef's Knives for Kids
Published: July 2018
Chef's Knives for Kids
When kids help in the kitchen, they need real tools—not toys. Which knives are s…
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