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

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