Belinda S. LaForce

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Buttermilk Scones

Scones are made like biscuits, their delicate and flaky texture the result of carefully cutting in the butter and of using a light hand to mix in the …

Why Europeans Don't Refrigerate Their Eggs

Dina Spector/Business Insider<p>British supermarkets don't refrigerate eggs. The breakfast food can be found hanging out between the canned vegetables and boxes of dry cake mix in the grocery store aisle with other traditionally nonperishable foods.<p>This surprised me since in the U.S., eggs are …

Eggs

Test Kitchen video tip: Homemade meringue 101

Really nothing more than a combination of egg whites and sugar whipped to frothy peaks, meringue is a simple but key player in a variety of baking and pastry recipes.<p>Use it as a topping, gracing lemon or key lime pies, or maybe spread it over a cake as a classic seven-minute frosting. It can be …

Green onions: The unheralded, phytonutrient-rich super food

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. That depends on the type of apple -- some varieties are better for you than others.<p>Jo Robinson, author …

The Best Way Ever to Cook Lobster

Butter poaching lobster produces amazingly tender and tasty results. It's easy to do. Here's how<p>Boiling and steaming tend to be the go-to lobster cooking methods for home cooks, but chefs like Phet Schwader cook it slowly in butter for incredibly tender results. Here's the basic method for a 1-1½ …

Cooking

Nonna's Pan-Fried Zucchini Flowers

Eat these like candy; they are that good. Fry up a batch, enjoy them fresh, then do more. You want male flowers which have stems. Females are …

Hibiscus Cooler

Ruby red with a bright sour flavor reminiscent of rose hips (think Red Zinger tea), hibiscus flowers or Jamaica as it is known in Mexico, this is a …

Pickled Red Onions with Cilantro

• 1 cup cider vinegar<br>• 1/2 cup sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 3 medium red onions, cut into 1-inch pieces<br>• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh …

How To Make Mayonnaise with an Immersion Blender

<b>Combine the yolks, lemon juice, salt, and mustard:</b> Combine the yolks, lemon juice, salt, and mustard in the blender cup or canning jar. Pulse with …

Food Preservation

Chef Amanda Cohen: 'We need to keep women in the kitchen'

"We have a huge problem in this industry," says Amanda Cohen, chef-owner of New York City's Dirt Candy. "This is going to sound funny, but we're not …

For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

Americans are obsessed with celebrity chefs. We talk about them, tweet about them and try to eat like them. But could we learn something more from them than recipes and technique?<p>According to Marketdata Enterprises, Americans spend nearly $10 billion a year on self-help and personal organization …

What I’m Reading: The Splendid Table

<i>It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that Americans are obsessed with food. But it’s a recent phenomenon. Where older generations didn’t deviate far</i> …