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Serious Eats

  • The Food Lab's Reading List, Days 14 and 15: What Einstein Told His Cook, Volumes 1 and 2
    If you're on the fence about the usefulness of food science, or about how fun and interesting it can be, Robert Wolke's pair of books is a good first stop.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:30pm -
  • Obsessed: Baking With an Artist's Palate
    Katherine Cheng-Franke's pastry creations have a remarkable, formal beauty: clean lines and machine-like regularity, with a stunning color palette.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • Special Sauce: Jacques Torres on Becoming Mr. Chocolate
    Jacques Torres knows more than a few things about chocolate.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 7:45am -
  • The Food Lab's Reading List, Day 13: Authentic Mexican
    Perhaps no other chef has been accused of cultural appropriation as fiercely or as frequently as Rick Bayless, but I'd rather live a life bereft of guacamole than give up my copy of Authentic Mexican.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • 24 Quick Soup Recipes for Fast Fall Meals
    We have plenty of recipes that come together in an hour or less for times when you need a satisfying soup and can't wait all day.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • How to Make a Show-Stopping Carrot Cake
    Brown butter makes this carrot cake as moist and rich as those made from oil, but with a rich and nutty flavor that's perfect for fall. It's a special, show-stopping cake tailor-made for birthday parties and holiday gatherings.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 7:45am -
  • Shrimp Rolls Bring the Seafood Shack Home
    Shrimp rolls are the easier, quicker, more home-cook-friendly alternative to a classic New England lobster roll. The key is to cook the shrimp just right with our foolproof poaching method.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
  • How to Roast Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli
    Both Brussels sprouts and broccoli benefit from extremely high heat and browning, to the point of a near-char, in order to intensify their sweetness and bring out their unique nutty flavor without turning them overwhelmingly sulfurous.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 10:30am -


  • June 30
    A couple of weeks ago, while researching rhubarb crumble recipes for the Crisps and Crumbles episode of Spilled Milk (still going strong, 52 weeks a year! and still featuring impromptu hair-metal duets!), I pulled down an old copy of Canal House Cook…
    - 1 Jul 17, 4:08am -
  • April 30
    I got Junie into bed on time tonight, the first night in a week, and to celebrate, I’m sitting at the table, listening to the birds outside, thrilling at the fact that it’s 8:24 pm and I haven’t yet flipped on a single light switch. And becaus…
    - 1 May 17, 4:58am -
  • March 8
    There was a chair in the front window of my teenage bedroom, but I almost never sat there. It faced into the room, because all there was to see outside was the house across the street, with its dirty-blond buzz-cut of a yard and a security system sig…
    - 8 Mar 17, 6:00am -
  • December 7
    Today it’s been 14 years since my dad died, and in most ways, it seems like longer than that. I’ve done a lot of living – maybe too much? – in those 14 years. But I can still hear his voice in my head, and I can still feel the hug he gave m…
    - 7 Dec 16, 6:59pm -
  • November 30
    I’ve always been drawn to the things we’re not supposed to talk about. I remember the night when, toward the end of writing A Homemade Life, I got into bed, switched off the light, and suddenly was hit with a very bad idea, an almost electric imp…
    - 30 Nov 16, 12:56pm -
  • October 3
    I started my Monday by listening to Blood Orange until my ears fell off, which was nice. Then my friend Jenny told me to watch this (old-news) video (that I somehow had never seen before), and with that, my week is off and running. Hi to you. Now,…
    - 3 Oct 16, 5:06pm -
  • It doesn’t look like much
    Helloooooooooooooooo. I didn’t mean to be gone for so long. I know what some of you were thinking, and I am delighted to report that I did not give up on blogging. I also did not die. But it’s been a long, hard, dizzying summer, I will say that,…
    - 23 Sep 16, 10:23pm -
  • Out here, up here
    Today I come to you from Sitka, Alaska, where I’ve been since last Saturday, leading a writing workshop on memoir and place. I’m among the faculty for the first-ever Sitka Arts and Science Festival, a week of multi-disciplinary cross-pollinati…
    - 22 Jul 16, 10:17pm -

101 Cookbooks

  • newGoth Hummus
    Let me start by saying, this was initially called Black Tahini Hummus, but once we started in on the goth hummus thing, it stuck. I wanted to post this early enough that you'll have time to track down the ingredients In case you want to bring it to…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 3:20pm -
  • newPasta with Baby Kale, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, and Pesto
    Last week, on Instagram, I posted an on-the-fly, super-quick pasta dish I made for lunch. It was cute, little, elbow pasta tossed with the last of a jar of pesto, a few handfuls of baby kale, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a shower of lemon zest. So go…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 17, 4:36pm -
  • Weeknight Pasta Ideas with Less Than Ten Ingredients
    Pasta night is often the quickest way to get dinner on the table with minimal effort. The end of a long day? Pasta. Need something both adults and kid will eat? Pasta. That said, I feel like weeknight pasta preparations have evolved quite a bit in…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 4:17pm -
  • Toasted Pumpkin Seeds: Three Ways
    Toasted pumpkin seeds are the tiny, edible trophies you get for carving pumpkins. Don't carve a pumpkin (or any winter squash for that matter), without toasting or roasting the seeds. That's just how it needs to be. The question is, what's the best…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 4:44pm -
  • How you Should be Baking with Figs
    Figs are everywhere right now and they're great to bake with. Figs in focaccia, figs in quick breads, and figs in coffee cake - both fresh figs and dried are fair game! These are all the ways you could be baking during peak fig season. 1. Arabian…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 4:50pm -
  • Fluffy Vanilla Nougat
    To make great nougat, you really need to have a plan. You have to be legit focused. And(!), consider yourself warned, there are going to be a few minutes when you can't answer the front door, or even look at your phone - boiling hot sugar is no jok…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 4:10pm -
  • Pie Crust Designs, These Pie Crust Masters Show you How it's Done
    There's an art to creating a beautiful pie crust, and it doesn't have to be intimidating. If you're looking to move beyond a simple, basic crust this season, there are a host of next-level pie crust design techniques out there to inspire your creat…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:47pm -
  • Vegetable Noodle Soup
    This vegetable noodle soup is as simple, direct, and delicious as it gets. Served extra hot and plump with pasta noodles, it's the kind of soup that comforts minds and bolsters spirits. If you're vegetarian or vegan looking for an alternative to ch…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:54pm -

The Pioneer Woman

  • “Come and Get It” Special Edition Mixer (4 Winners Announced!) by The Pioneer Woman
    Note: Because of the great response, I’m adding an additional winner for a total of four! The winners are: (I’m including the first three letters of the last name for clarity!) Courtney Mor… Vicky Bea… Tara D. Por… Cheryl Benn… Congratula…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 12:58pm -
  • Creamy Vanilla Bean Popsicles by Meseidy
    I love a good popsicle! For me, popsicles with always trigger memories of my childhood. When I was a little girl visiting my grandmother in Puerto Rico, there was a lady down the street who sold limber (popsicles) for a quarter. They were homemade an…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • The Boarding House by The Pioneer Woman
    Work has been moving along on the two smaller buildings down the street from The Merc, particularly in the building I’m now calling a boarding house, because “hotel” just doesn’t seem like the right description.   We put new balconies/overha…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 11:14am -
  • Creative Ways to Use Leftover Pumpkin Puree by Sommer
    Last week I came home from the grocery store with eight cans of pumpkin puree. EIGHT! Was I planning to get an early start on pumpkin pie making for the holidays? No. That would be a logical reason to have so many cans of pumpkin in the grocery cart.…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Discernment Mode by The Pioneer Woman
    Yesterday morning we got up at 5:00 am. Ladd and the kids saddled their horses and headed out, and I made breakfast burritos. I delivered the burritos to the gang in between pastures they had to gather, and as soon as they were done with the second p…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:12pm -
  • How to Make Stovetop Popcorn by Erica
    If I were to write a list of my life skills, making excellent popcorn would definitely make the cut. Crafting a bowl of popcorn that you just can’t stop eating is something I’m very proud of. And I probably take it a bit too seriously. Popcorn is…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Nice Partay Idea by The Pioneer Woman
    Here’s a good thing to throw together for a cocktail party, get together, bash, gathering, soirée…or night in front of the TV watching old movies! It can be as easy or complicated as you have time for, and you can use as fancy or un-fancy a plat…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 4:43pm -
  • Because I Love Ya (Winners Announced) by The Pioneer Woman
    The winners of the KitchenAid giveaway are… Jennifer Fri… Tiffany Luh… Lisa Pon… Congratulations, winners! Contact to claim your mixers! Today, because it’s Monday, because it’s getting cooler outside, and becau…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 3:39pm -


  • newBlack Cat Cupcakes
    Treat someone with these kitty cat cupcakes for Halloween. They’re decorated with cookies and candy, making them a purrfectly adorable spooky sweet! Chocolate cupcakes are the way to go for these. You can use this recipe. Frost the cupcakes with ch…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Oct 17, 4:03am -
  • Trick or Treat Mini Cakes
    These cakes scream happy and not just from their big familiar smiles. Cute individual cakes decorated with bright colors and topped off with tiny candies to resemble trick or treat bags. What’s not to love? These tiny and tall cakes were inspired…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 4:03am -
  • Pumpkin Donut Mini Muffins
    It’s starting to get cooler outside (yay!). If you’re ready to begin the baking season, then I think you’ll fall for these divine mini muffins. I did! Mini muffins packed with pumpkin, that is. I don’t bake with pumpkin very often, but I thi…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 12:00am -
  • Hooray for Halloween Treats!
    Hey Boo! It’s almost that time of year! October starts tomorrow and that means it’s time to start thinking about spooky cute treats. At least for me … I love baking and creating around Halloween. If you do too or need any ideas to trick out…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Sep 17, 4:07am -
  • Bravetart’s Homemade Nutter Butters
    If you’re a peanut butter fan like me, you’ve eaten your fair share of Nutter Butter cookies. Crispy peanut butter wafers filled with a peanut butter creme center. Yes, please. I decided to make them when I opened BraveTart’s new book for the f…
    - 35 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 11:53pm -