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Six of the best rice bowl recipes

From donburi to poké, all these dishes sit on a fluffy bed of Japanese rice that absorbs the flavours of the topping<p>For each recipe, you need 400g Japanese white rice, cooked by the absorption method: rinse the rice until the water runs clear, put in a saucepan with 520ml water, then cover with a …

Soysauce

Nigel Slater’s bread and butter recipes

A home-baked loaf that’s quickly made and slathered in a salty flavoured butter is a treat for any night of the week<p>I bake bread. Not every day, or even every week. I bake when I need to feel dough in my hands or to witness the pure joy of taking a handmade loaf from the oven. The New Year has …

Rachel Roddy’s four bean-based recipes suitable for vegans

Italians have a way with beans that puts them at the heart of everyday food, often in a form that’s incidentally vegan. Here borlotti reach a roast chestnut-like softness alongside potato, tomato and herbs<p>Friday nights at Pizzeria Remo run like boisterous clockwork. Whether you’ve been going there …

How to make Millionaire Mashed Potatoes

Photo: Kevin PangI served these with my umami beef rib roast for Christmas dinner, and my wife, who considers herself a spuds aficionado and isn’t …

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A Different Kind of Christmas Dinner: Spicy Shrimp Stir-Fry

I did not grow up with the New York Jewish tradition of Chinese food and a movie on Christmas Day, a popular custom that purportedly harks back to the beginning of the 20th century (well, maybe not the movie part).<p>As the story goes, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where immigrants of all …

Seafood

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Healthy Eating

17 Healthy Baked Potato Recipes That Make Delicious Meals

You probably already know this, but baked potatoes don't have the healthiest reputation. That's likely because they're typically covered in cheese, …

Healthy Eating

7 Delicious Brussels Sprout Recipes

Brussels sprouts are more than just yummy—they're also packed with vitamins, cancer-preventing phytonutrients, and heart-healthy fiber. Check out …

20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 4

Lebanese falafel, Turkish stuffed mussels and Honey & Co’s signature pudding, feta and honey cheesecake, finish our collection of the best Middle Eastern dishes to cook at home<p>20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 1 20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 2 20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 3<p>Anissa …

14 Roasted Vegetable Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

These healthy dishes star seasonal veggies roasted to perfection—and you'll want to make them all autumn long.

How to cook the perfect penne all’arrabbiata

This simple, quick and spicy supper can be prepared with minimum fuss. But how ‘angry’ do you dare to make it?<p>If I had to eat one cuisine forever more, I think it would probably be Italian – and not just because a world without spaghetti carbonara feels like a very bleak place indeed. The sheer …

20 best seafood recipes: part 3

Observer Food Monthly’s favourite fish and shellfish dishes, including spaghetti with lobster, fish pie and seafood pancake<p>20 best seafood recipes: part 1 20 best seafood recipes: part 2 20 best seafood recipes: part 4<p>Jordan Bourke and Rejina Pyo’s seafood and spring onion pancake – haemul …

Goat Curry - Mutton Curry

In India, goat meat is erroneously known as Mutton! It is cooked in numerous delicious ways. This simple, yet delicious version of goat curry or …

Carrots carrots carrots! Amid the biggest glut in 25 years, we ask chefs for their best recipes

From the humble carrot cake to restaurant-quality spiced carrots with wattle crumb and yoghurt, here’s how to use up some of those extra vegies<p>Blame it on the Russians.<p>Australian carrot growers are reporting a glut of the popular orange vegetables, with one supplier describing it as the biggest …

Egg Drop Soup

Recipes

Pulpo a la Gallega (Grilled Octopus with Potatoes)

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a large pot, bring 8 quarts of water to a boil. Add the salt, peppercorns, bay leaf and the penny. Holding the octopus by the …

Your Definitive Guide To Oil Smoke Points

Confused about what oil to reach for? Here's the oil playbook you never knew you needed.<p>If you’ve ever stood in a grocery store aisle dumbfounded by …

29 Asian Noodle Recipes You'll Want to Slurp Up Immediately

You’ll find about a bajillion (only a slight exaggeration) recipes for pasta on Greatist, but today we’re shifting our noodle love to another …

Which Pasta Shapes to Use When: A Definitive Guide

Short pasta? Long pasta? Pasta with holes? Which pasta shape is best? Well, that all depends on what kind of sauce you're working with.<p>You might be a penne person. You might be a spaghetti person. You might be the kind of person who declares allegiance to certain pasta shapes, be they short or long …

Italian Food

Meera Sodha’s recipe for coconut rice with aubergines and pickled cucumber

Malaysian food bowls me over, so I’ve been recreating those extraordinary sweet, sour and hot flavours at home<p>One of the reasons I live in London, despite knowing that the grass is much greener beyond the M25, is that I can travel anywhere in the world through the city’s food. Within a 10-minute …

Grilled Chicken with Dijon and Meyer Lemon

Combine the lemon juice, zest, mustard, rosemary and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the mustard mixture …

Recipes

Jeremy Lee’s recipe for grilled seabass with parsley salad

The Quo Vadis chef shares the lessons he learned from his first mentors and a recipe for seabass in honour of an early inspiration, Alastair Little. Discover who inspired four other top chefs here.<p>Restaurants and their kitchens are no longer, with rare exceptions, peopled by the high white-hatted …

What's the Difference Between Lo Mein and Chow Mein?

People frequently assume that the main difference between lo mein and chow mein is the type of noodles that are used. It makes sense - after all, …

How to eat: green salad

This month, How to Eat is enjoying seasonal leaves. Is this dish a sad, drab penance or a star to be celebrated? And is it ever acceptable to eat with a cheesy pasta bake?<p>Far be it from How to Eat to accuse others of manufactured outrage (a certain comic exaggeration is grist to this column’s …

Our Complete Guide to Marinating: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

As it turns out, marinating longer doesn't necessarily mean a more delicious dinner.<p>That moment you realize everything you’ve ever believed about …

BBQ

Cook this: Thai-style spicy corn salad is crunchy, fiery and savoury

<i>Our cookbook of the week is Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand, by Thai cooking expert Leela Punyaratabandhu. Over the next four</i> …

Recipes

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Herbs

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Herbs<p>Serves 4 to 6 as a main course<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided <br>2 heads cauliflower, cut into …

Recipes

20 best Mediterranean recipes: part 2

Observer Food Monthly’s selection continues with dishes from top cooks such as Giorgio Locatelli and Anissa Helou, including Sicilian fried fish and a Syrian sweet pastry<p>20 best Mediterranean recipes: part 1 20 best Mediterranean recipes: part 3 20 best Mediterranean recipes: part 4<p>Omar Allibhoy’s …

Recipe: Buttermilk-Brined Grilled Chicken

Buttermilk Grilled Chicken<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 cups well-shaken buttermilk <br>1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar <br>6 cloves garlic, minced <br>2 tablespoons freshly …

BBQ

Know Your Cuts

Porterhouse<p>This is the classic steak house steak that features both a strip steak and filet mignon, separated by a bone.<p>T-Bone<p>A T-bone is just like a …