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The Best Apple Cake Andrew Zimmern Has Ever Tasted

Psychologically, I’ve been devastated on more than one occasion when I haven’t been able to collect the recipe. Most of the time people don’t like to …

Apple Cake

Cheater’s Chicken Schnitzel

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Instead of the usual dredged in flour, dipped in eggs and milk, rolled around in crumbs approach, this schnitzel opts instead for a mustardy mayo marinade, then right into panko. The result is tender, moist meat and a fuss-free, ultra-crispy crust. Top simple with parsley and lemon …

Recipes

I Fell In Love with This Cedar-Plank Salmon Recipe and Now I Can't Stop Making It

A true story of obsession.<p>I was skeptical of cedar-plank salmon. I thought it was just another grilling gimmick, and I just <i>knew</i> it wouldn't be better …

Seafood

8 Obsession-Worthy Ingredients I Order Online

Back in college, our dorms were connected to the dining hall, library, gym, and laundry room through a series of underground hallways. This meant that as long as I didn’t have class, I could stay inside for days on end. Now I’m not saying that I did this…but I’m not <i>not</i> saying that there was a …

Cocoa Powder

This Simple Sauce Is the Summer’s Best Burger Hack

The beginning of the summer isn’t the only time to get creative with your burgers. I appreciate the home cooks who hold back a trick or two to keep …

Meet Your Two New Favorite Grilling Recipes

And then there were two.<p>A couple weeks ago, we told you all about our grilling contest’s top five recipes. (We absolutely love grilling—we just wrote a whole book about it!) Though our five recipe finalists used the same appliance, they could hardly be more different: a veggie pasta and steak …

Blue Cheese

Toasted Oats ‘n’ Spice Make Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream So Nice

I'm no stranger to cookie-themed ice cream; in the last year alone, I've tackled Oreo and Biscoff ice creams, both of which start with homemade cookies steeped straight into the base. Whether it's the jet-black punch of Dutch cocoa in the homemade Oreo cookies or the cinnamon and caramel intensity …

Ice Cream

How to Clean Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

There's a decent amount to know about the right way to clean a rust-prone piece of cast iron cookware, but stainless steel pots and pans are, thankfully, a lot easier to deal with. That doesn't mean they don't get funky sometimes, though. Burnt-on crud and patches of polymerized oil can take the …

Cleaning

Here's Clinton St Baking Co.'s Apple Pie Recipe. You're Welcome

Who does an apple pie better than the Americans? No one. That's who. We've got our hands on the recipe for New York-based Clinton St Baking Co.'s recipe. You can thank us later.<p>Apple Pie<p>Clinton St Baking Co.<p>Ingredients<p>FOR THE FILLING:<br>• 850g Green apples<br>• 2g Ginger powder<br>• 2g Nutmeg<br>• 2g Cinnamon powder<br>• 4g …

How to Make a Perfect Key Lime Pie

Fact: When asked, “What’s your favorite type of pie” approximately 80% of all humans will respond: <b>Key. Lime. Pie.</b><p>OK, this may be more of a hyperbolic …

Meyer Lemon Ice Cream That's as Easy as Pie

"That ice cream was like eating a frozen lemon meringue pie!"<p>When that text popped up on my phone, I knew my father had found the stash of ice cream I'd left in his freezer, and that my mission was a success. Lemon meringue pie is his favorite dessert, second only to ice cream, so I had wanted to …

Recipes

Heavenly Key Lime Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together condensed milk and next 3 ingredients until well blended. Pour mixture into piecrust.<p>Step …

14 Showstopping Cakes to Make Any Occasion Special

When it comes to dessert you have no shortage of options—cupcakes, brownies, pies, and more—but for a celebration you just can't beat a cake. A towering layer cake like our devil's food or coconut varieties will always impress, but that's just the start. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, a …

Three Pieces Of Gear That Changed My Hiking Life

Affiliate Disclosure<p>This website contains affiliate links, which means The Trek may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using …

For Killer Steak au Poivre, Divide and Conquer

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>They say there are two sides to every story. This one began with two sides as well, both of them crusted in cracked peppercorns. But it ends with just one. And I want to convince you that it's the only …

BBQ

How to Make From-Scratch Japanese Curry That's Better Than the Box

"The Japanese, who are probably the world's greatest culinary aesthetes, don't hesitate to serve a greenish-yellow glutinous mess over their rice and label it 'curry.'" And thus Madhur Jaffrey, in <i>An Invitation to Indian Cooking</i>, cut down Japanese curry with the swiftness of a samurai sword.<p>To be …

Curries

Cheesy Bread Is Absurdly Good, No Matter What You Call It

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm always in search of new and exciting ways to incorporate more cheese into my diet. In our wedding vows, my husband promised to have and to hold and to always keep the fridge stocked with three varieties of …

Baking

The Best No-Fuss Cinnamon Rolls

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Nothing kicks off a holiday celebration quite like waking up to the smell of cinnamon rolls wafting from the oven, especially when I don't have to lift a finger that morning …

Quesadillas With Sweet Potato Instead of Cheese: Worth the Backlash

I think it's safe to say that the phrase "They're coming to take away your cheese!" has never been uttered in recorded history—or, at least, uttered and <i>meant</i>. Or, at least, uttered and meant <i>literally</i>.* Yet you'd think it was one of the great fascist plots of our time based on the reaction I got …

Cooking

Turn Gravy Up a Notch With a Touch of Umami (And No Pan Drippings)

Thanksgiving is a gravy lover’s dream. If it weren’t already a national holiday, people like us could easily declare it National Gravy Day. Whether your gravy is used to top turkey, drown mashed potatoes, or drench stuffing, it’s pretty safe to say that no Thanksgiving meal is complete without …

Recipes

The Best Microfibre Towel to Take Backpacking

Microfibre travel towels! Boom, Bam! game changer alert…<p>One of the most useful things you can pack for any round the world travelling adventure, …

Gear: The Before and After of a Long-Distance Hike

Gear decisions have always been a major point of stress for me. My nightmare is combing the internet for hours on end comparing price points and …

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Brining Chicken or Turkey

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Brining or dry-brining your bird can mean the difference between dry turkey and supremely moist and plump turkey. Over the years, I've written many articles on brining (or not brining) turkeys. Much of this info can already be found in our Definitive Guide to …

Why You Should Braise Your Beans (& 6 Ways to Make Them Dinner)

Most people appreciate beans for their brusque, no-nonsense nutrition; they are healthful, packed with iron and fiber, and, most importantly, they are always <i>there</i>. No matter your mood, no matter your level of hanger, no matter your astrological symbol, beans are always waiting, patiently, in your …

Recipes

Bacon & Scallion Egg Noodle Stir-fry

I will fabricate any excuse to put bacon in recipes, as many of you well know (see: my bacon-wrapped pork chop sticky rice bake, my leftover …

Recipes

24 Quick Soup Recipes for Fast Fall Meals

A hearty, warming bowl of soup is one of the most comforting things you can eat on a chilly day. Some of my favorite wintery soups need to simmer for hours, though, and I'm just too busy for that. Fortunately, we have plenty of recipes that come together in an hour or less for times when you need a …

How to Make a Show-Stopping Carrot Cake

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Of all the cakes I make, none are requested as often as carrot. Mom prefers white cake, and my brother is partial to yellow, but when I factor in the habits of my friends and extended family, as well as all the …

Dessert

THE KEEPERSThe Recipes We Cook Over, and Over, and Over Again

Look, all Bon Appétit recipes are great. These are just...extra great.<p>On most weeknights, you'll find <i>Bon Appétit</i> staffers at home in their kitchens, cooking a recipe from our magazine pages or website. We practice what we preach—and we believe in the recipes we publish.<p>But, there are some recipes …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Goat Cheese and Arugula over Penne Recipe

"This is a quick, easy, and elegant dish. Serve as a main course with a good loaf of bread, or as a side dish."<p>Ingredients<p>5 1/2 ounces goat cheese<p>2 …

Spaghetti with Spinach, Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Tossing the cooked spaghetti with some of the reserved pasta cooking water and fresh goat cheese produces a light, tangy and luxurious sauce. Melissa …