Al Cruz

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How to Buy and Prepare Anchovies

In the arsenal of flavor-boosting ingredients, anchovies are right at the top. Loaded with glutamates and inosinates—molecules that we perceive as deeply savory and even meaty—anchovies can improve the flavor of all sorts of foods without adding any overt fishiness. We even sneak them into meatloaf …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chiles

</head>Finding the right chile for your recipes shouldn't be hard. And yet… Let's just say that we send our test kitchen manager out to hunt for chiles all the time and he regularly can't find the ones we want. And then there are the ones that are mislabeled—and the ones that have been sitting on …

Chile

Booked Solid

The kids may dread going back to school, but we're more than a little excited to hit the books—the cookbooks, that is.<p>Fall brings a wealth of new …

You Haven't Seen Pizza Like This Before

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: With two crusts and an onion filling, this focaccia-like "pizza" will broaden your understanding of Italy's most famous dish.</i><p>In Salento—the …

How to Eat (and Drink) Your Way Around Charleston, South Carolina

<i>Welcome to The Holy City, the culture and culinary capital of the lowcountry.</i><p><i>Photo by andrewpickneyinn.com via Flickr</i><p>Before visiting any new city, town, or hamlet, I have to research it online to find the best possible places to eat and drink. <b>My attitude is that if I'm only going to have a few</b> …

Why You Need to Make This Decadent Gazpacho

If you've ever made gazpacho, you probably know that you hardly need a recipe. But I'd never let summer pass without making this dressy gazpacho from …

8 Simple Signature Summer Cocktails

Being an event planner for many years I became a sucker for the signature cocktail, that's why I'm always coming up with new cocktail creations whenever I can. Here are six of my favorite must-try concoctions for your next summertime soiree!<p><b>Cucumber Kiwi Mojito</b> Fresh kiwi and cucumber combined with …

Cocktails

King of Leon's

<i>This month, Tasting Table celebrates all things salad. Keep your cool with us.</i><p>One cannot live on fried chicken and oysters alone. (Well, we like to …

9 Recipes Starring Fried Green Tomatoes

<i>Header image: Maxie's Fried Green Tomatoes from CHOW</i>A beloved 90s film as well as a delicious summer treat, fried green tomatoes are crispy, juicy, …

These Middle Eastern Salad Recipes Make Tomatoes the Star

Summer's blistering heat pays its dividends in August when sweet, juicy tomatoes hit the market. For a few weeks each year, tomatoes are so good that it's almost criminal to use them in dishes where they are the supporting actor. Husband and wife duo Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer give tomatoes …

9 Easy Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Everyone loves Italian. From homemade pasta sauces to homemade bread, these recipes are serious family pleasers.<p><b>1. Homemade Tomato Sauce with Basil</b><p>Jarred tomato sauce is fine in a pinch, but if you've got a little extra time, this homemade sauce is totally worth it. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Parmesan Crusted</b> …

10 Beautiful Flowers With Surprising Meanings

Friends don't let friends give tansies. (Camellias are safe, though.)<p>In Victorian times, a rose was not simply a rose — the people of this era loved labeling blooms with very specific meanings. These particular ones, which we found in <i>A Victorian Flower Dictionary</i>, are some of the most interesting.

Gardening

The Food Lab's Guide to Crispy Sous Vide Chicken Thighs

The timing and temperature charts in this guide, as well as all the FAQs and basic instructions, are part of our brand-new partnership with Anova, the makers of our favorite sous-vide circulator, the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all …

Sous-vide Cooking

DIY: Scented Candles to Repel Insects, Not Humans

Whenever I catch a whiff of citronella, I’m taken back to family camping trips. We had an oily bug repellent in a sticky brown bottle that we’d pass …

Mortise Lever Latch Interior Door Handle

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