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Toaster Ovens
Toaster Ovens
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
Published: August 2019
Cast Iron Pan Pizza
Cast Iron Pan Pizza
Allow us to reacquaint you with your favorite pie: thick, plush, crisp, and extr…
Published: December 2019
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
There have been lots of changes in the olive oil world since we last tested supe…
Published: August 2019
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Skillet Turkey Burgers
Skillet Turkey Burgers
Think turkey burgers are dry, tough, or bland? Then you haven't tried these.
Published: December 2019
Cast Iron Pan Pizza
Cast Iron Pan Pizza
Allow us to reacquaint you with your favorite pie: thick, plush, crisp, and extr…
Published: December 2019
Rice Pilaf with Beef and Carrots (Plov)
Rice Pilaf with Beef and Carrots (Plov)
Pilaf makes a great side dish, but Uzbekistan's revered beef-and-carrot-studded …
Published: December 2019
Mustardy Apple Butter-Glazed Pork Chops
Mustardy Apple Butter-Glazed Pork Chops
The best way to produce tender, juicy chops with a stay-put glaze is to take it …
Published: December 2019
Pouding Chômeur
Pouding Chômeur
This maple syrup cake was born in the Great Depression—yet it is decidedly rich.
Published: December 2019
Skillet-Roasted Carrots
Skillet-Roasted Carrots
A skillet can color carrots and concentrate their flavor three times faster than…
Published: December 2019
Ultracreamy Hummus
Ultracreamy Hummus
The ultrasmooth, tahini-forward version of this spread is fundamental throughout…
Published: December 2019
Lion's Head Meatballs (Shih Tzu Tou)
Lion's Head Meatballs (Shih Tzu Tou)
Don't let their ferocious name intimidate you. These giant, savory, tender-yet-s…
Published: December 2019
Fried Calamari
Fried Calamari
Squid is inexpensive, requires almost no prep, and cooks in minutes. So why aren…
Published: December 2019
Palak Dal (Spinach Dal with Cumin and Mustard Seeds)
Palak Dal (Spinach Dal with Cumin and Mustard Seeds)
This Indian staple is quick, easy, nourishing, inexpensive, and—most important—i…
Published: December 2019
Toaster Ovens
Toaster Ovens
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
Published: November 2019
Lentils
Lentils
Lentils are the perfect pantry staple: inexpensive, elegant, and packed with nut…
Published: August 2019
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Skillet-Roasted Carrots
Skillet-Roasted Carrots
A skillet can color carrots and concentrate their flavor three times faster than…
Published: December 2019
Fried Yuca
Fried Yuca
When fried, yuca turns super-crisp on the outside and satisfyingly dense within.
Published: December 2019
Boiled Yuca
Boiled Yuca
Dense, satisfyingly starchy boiled yuca is a South American staple.
Published: November 2019
Cuban Mojo Sauce
Cuban Mojo Sauce
Pair this garlicky, citrusy sauce with grilled steak, chicken, or pork.
Published: December 2019
Quince Paste
Quince Paste
We found a way to make the cooking process more hands-off (and still prevent the…
Published: December 2019
Pouding Chômeur
Pouding Chômeur
This maple syrup cake was born of the Great Depression—yet it is decidedly rich.
Published: December 2019
Skillet-Roasted Carrots with Mustard Bread Crumbs and Chives
Skillet-Roasted Carrots with Mustard Bread Crumbs and Chives
A skillet can color carrots and concentrate their flavor three times faster than…
Published: December 2019
Skillet-Roasted Carrots with Za'atar Bread Crumbs and Cilantro
Skillet-Roasted Carrots with Za'atar Bread Crumbs and Cilantro
A skillet can color carrots and concentrate their flavor three times faster than…
Published: December 2019
Skillet-Roasted Carrots with Spicy Maple Bread Crumbs
Skillet-Roasted Carrots with Spicy Maple Bread Crumbs
A skillet can color carrots and concentrate their flavor three times faster than…
Published: December 2019
Skillet-Roasted Carrots with Smoky Spiced Almonds and Parsley
Skillet-Roasted Carrots with Smoky Spiced Almonds and Parsley
A skillet can color carrots and concentrate their flavor three times faster than…
Published: December 2019
Palak Dal (Spinach Dal with Cumin and Mustard Seeds)
Palak Dal (Spinach Dal with Cumin and Mustard Seeds)
This Indian staple is quick, easy, nourishing, inexpensive, and—most important—i…
Published: December 2019
Pickled Avocado
Pickled Avocado
Steeping avocado slices in a quick brine  makes for a creamy, tangy burger toppi…
Published: December 2019
Skillet Turkey Burgers for Two
Skillet Turkey Burgers for Two
Think turkey burgers are dry, tough, or bland? Then you haven't tried these.
Published: December 2019
Skillet Turkey Burgers
Skillet Turkey Burgers
Think turkey burgers are dry, tough, or bland? Then you haven't tried these.
Published: December 2019
Ultracreamy Hummus with Baharat-Spiced Beef Topping
Ultracreamy Hummus with Baharat-Spiced Beef Topping
The ultrasmooth, tahini-forward version of this spread is fundamental throughout…
Published: December 2019
Ultracreamy Hummus with Spiced Walnut Topping
Ultracreamy Hummus with Spiced Walnut Topping
The ultrasmooth, tahini-forward version of this spread is fundamental throughout…
Published: December 2019
Ultracreamy Hummus
Ultracreamy Hummus
The ultrasmooth, tahini-forward version of this spread is fundamental throughout…
Published: December 2019
Lion's Head Meatballs (Shīzi Tóu)
Lion's Head Meatballs (Shīzi Tóu)
Don't let their ferocious name intimidate you. These giant, savory, tender-yet-s…
Published: December 2019
Spicy Mayonnaise for Two
Spicy Mayonnaise for Two
Sriracha, lime, and smoked paprika add vibrancy to rich mayo.
Published: December 2019
Quick Marinara Sauce for Two
Quick Marinara Sauce for Two
Make this dipping sauce in just 15 minutes.
Published: December 2019
Fried Calamari for Two
Fried Calamari for Two
Squid is inexpensive, requires almost no prep, and cooks in minutes. So why aren…
Published: December 2019
Rhode Island-Style Fried Calamari
Rhode Island-Style Fried Calamari
Squid is inexpensive, requires almost no prep, and cooks in minutes. So why aren…
Published: December 2019
Spicy Mayonnaise
Spicy Mayonnaise
Sriracha, lime, and smoked paprika add vibrancy to rich mayo.
Published: December 2019
Quick Marinara Sauce
Quick Marinara Sauce
Make this dipping sauce in just 15 minutes.
Published: December 2019
Fried Calamari
Fried Calamari
Squid is inexpensive, requires almost no prep, and cooks in minutes. So why aren…
Published: December 2019
Rice Pilaf with Beef and Carrots (Plov)
Rice Pilaf with Beef and Carrots (Plov)
Pilaf makes a great side dish, but Uzbekistan's revered beef-and-carrot-studded …
Published: December 2019
Mustardy Apple Butter-Glazed Pork Chops for Two
Mustardy Apple Butter-Glazed Pork Chops for Two
The best way to produce tender, juicy chops with a stay-put glaze is to take it …
Published: November 2019
Spicy Gochujang-Glazed Pork Chops for Two
Spicy Gochujang-Glazed Pork Chops for Two
The best way to produce tender, juicy chops with a stay-put glaze is to take it …
Published: December 2019
Skillet-Roasted Sugar Snap Peas
Skillet-Roasted Sugar Snap Peas
High heat plus sesame and soy sauce turns snap peas into a fast and flavorful si…
Published: November 2019
Spicy Gochujang-Glazed Pork Chops
Spicy Gochujang-Glazed Pork Chops
The best way to produce tender, juicy chops with a stay-put glaze is to take it …
Published: November 2019
Fork-Mashed Potatoes with Herbs
Fork-Mashed Potatoes with Herbs
Boiling the potatoes with garlic and thyme subtly seasons them as they cook.
Published: November 2019
Mustardy Apple Butter-Glazed Pork Chops
Mustardy Apple Butter-Glazed Pork Chops
The best way to produce tender, juicy chops with a stay-put glaze is to take it …
Published: December 2019
Do You Need Heavy-Duty Foil?
Do You Need Heavy-Duty Foil?
We carried out tests to see if two layers of regular foil work just as well.
Published: November 2019
Can You Hear When Your Cake Is Finished Baking?
Baking lore says that a cake sings as it bakes, and stops singing when it’s done…
Published: November 2019
What Is Tadka?
What Is Tadka?
This core technique in Indian cooking blooms whole spices in fat to extract bold…
Published: November 2019
Why You Should Use Visual Cues, Not Time, When Whipping Cream or Eggs in a Stand Mixer
Why You Should Use Visual Cues, Not Time, When Whipping Cream or Eggs in a Stand Mixer
The number of wires on whisk attachments vary—and can affect how quickly or slow…
Published: November 2019
What Are Dried Barberries?
What Are Dried Barberries?
Try this tangy alternative to dried cranberries.
Published: November 2019
Induction Burners
Induction Burners
An extra burner may be useful during the holidays, but can it do enough to justi…
Published: August 2019
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Cut-Resistant Gloves
Cut-Resistant Gloves
Cut-resistant gloves promise to protect your hands against injuries. Do they act…
Published: August 2019
Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable smoke infusers promise smoky goodness fast. Are any worth buying?
Published: August 2019
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Pepper Mills
Pepper Mills
We were looking for a mill that was easy to fill with peppercorns, had well-mark…
Published: August 2019
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The Key to Crystal-Clear Cocktails? Milk. (Really.)
The Key to Crystal-Clear Cocktails? Milk. (Really.)
We look to the science of a centuries-old technique for a modern twist on cockta…
Published: December 2016
January/February 2020 Letter from the Editor: Winter Flower
January/February 2020 Letter from the Editor: Winter Flower
Dan reflects on the winter season in his first letter of 2020.
Published: December 2019
Can Baking Soda Remove Pesticides from Produce?
Can Baking Soda Remove Pesticides from Produce?
A recent study found that soaking produce in baking soda solution can remove com…
Published: December 2019
Three Cheeses You Should Be Cooking with Now
Three Cheeses You Should Be Cooking with Now
If you like Brie, Gruyère, and Parmesan, you’ll love their alternatives.
Published: December 2019
Which Cream Is Best for Whipping?
Which Cream Is Best for Whipping?
Choose carefully, since the type of cream you select can have a big impact on th…
Published: December 2019
Why (and How) You Should Cook With Squid
Why (and How) You Should Cook With Squid
Squeamish about cooking squid? Don’t be. It’s got more to offer than just about …
Published: December 2019
How to Make Cocktail Ice That’s Crystal Clear
How to Make Cocktail Ice That’s Crystal Clear
Learn how to achieve restaurant-quality ice at home.
Published: December 2019
Your Top Bread Baking Questions, Answered
Your Top Bread Baking Questions, Answered
We answer your most common bread questions, from knowing when dough is properly …
Published: December 2019
Roasted Carrots, No Oven Required
Roasted Carrots, No Oven Required
A skillet can color carrots and concentrate their flavor three times faster than…
Published: December 2019
Occasion-Worthy Rice
Occasion-Worthy Rice
Pilaf makes a great side dish, but Uzbekistan’s revered beef-and-carrot-studded …
Published: December 2019
In Defense of Turkey Burgers
In Defense of Turkey Burgers
Think turkey burgers are dry, tough, or bland? Then you haven’t tried these.
Published: December 2019
Slow-Roasted Glazed Pork Chops
Slow-Roasted Glazed Pork Chops
The best way to produce tender, juicy chops with a stay-put glaze is to take it …
Published: December 2019
Palak Dal
Palak Dal
This Indian staple is quick, easy, nourishing, inexpensive, and­—most important—…
Published: December 2019
Québec's Classic Maple Syrup Cake
Québec's Classic Maple Syrup Cake
Pouding chômeur was born of the Great Depression—yet it is decidedly rich.
Published: December 2019
Braised Lion’s Head Meatballs with Cabbage
Braised Lion’s Head Meatballs with Cabbage
Don’t let their ferocious name intimidate you. These giant, savory, tender-yet-s…
Published: December 2019
How to Fry Golden, Ultracrispy Calamari
How to Fry Golden, Ultracrispy Calamari
Squid is inexpensive, requires almost no prep, and cooks in minutes. And with th…
Published: December 2019
Ultracreamy Hummus
Ultracreamy Hummus
The ultrasmooth, tahini-forward version of this spread is fundamental throughout…
Published: December 2019
Bringing Back Pan Pizza
Bringing Back Pan Pizza
Allow us to reacquaint you with your favorite pie: thick, plush, crisp, and extr…
Published: December 2019
What’s New with Supermarket Extra-Virgin Olive Oil?
What’s New with Supermarket Extra-Virgin Olive Oil?
There have been lots of changes in the olive oil world since we last tasted supe…
Published: August 2019
Tasting Brown and Green Lentils
Tasting Brown and Green Lentils
Lentils are the perfect pantry staple: inexpensive, elegant, and packed with nut…
Published: August 2019
A Toaster Oven That Does It All
A Toaster Oven That Does It All
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
Published: August 2019
Testing Pepper Mills
Testing Pepper Mills
We were looking for a mill that was easy to fill with peppercorns, had well-mark…
Published: August 2019
Testing Portable Smoke Infusers
Testing Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable smoke infusers promise smoky goodness, fast. Are any worth buying?
Published: August 2019
Testing Cut-Resistant Gloves
Testing Cut-Resistant Gloves
Cut-resistant gloves promise to protect your hands against injuries. Do they act…
Published: August 2019
Do You Need an Induction Burner?
Do You Need an Induction Burner?
An extra burner may be useful during the holidays, but can it do enough to justi…
Published: August 2019

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