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38 Great Indian Recipes From Denise D'silva Sankhé

If you've been wondering where our Beyond Curry columnist, Denise D'silva Sankhé, has been for the last couple of years, here's your answer: She was writing a book, and what a book it is! Indian food has a reputation for being difficult and time-consuming, with hard-to-find ingredients and new …

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The Vegan Experience: 85 Great Vegan Recipes

GalleryThe Vegan Experience: 85 Great Vegan Recipes<p>The third annual Vegan Experience has come to a close, leaving us with another 25 recipes to bulk out our collection. From warming soups and light salads to greasy snacks and hearty mains, we've got a whopping total of 85 standout vegan dishes to …

One-Pot Wonders: Spicy Tomato Sauce With Lentils and Baked Eggs

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I often get made fun of by friends—or receive comments from readers—that I tend to stick to favorite ingredients: tomatoes, kale, and feta. Well, I'm just going to say that this is because they are delicious and two of them …

The Serious Eats Guide to Whole Grains

Grains have been a staple of the human diet for the last, oh, 10,000 years. And if you think about it properly—by which I mean with a few debatable leaps of logic and some generous omissions—grains are also basically responsible for all the best things: beer, adorable pets, beds, cheesy popcorn, …

Empowerment Play: Why You Should Put People First

People-centered businesses often outperform their profit-centered competitors. Here are seven ways to unleash the full potential of your people.<p>Organizations today are moving and reacting to their environments far more quickly than ever before. While this increased speed has led to tremendous gains …

6 Sweet Gifts For Your Valentine

Chocolate-Covered Figs and Salted Caramels from Fran's Chocolates<p>Fran Bigelow is best known for her smoked salted caramels, and if caramel is your sweetie's thing, then don't hesitate to order a box. If you're looking for something with two times the aphrodisiacs, try the Double Chocolate Figs …

Weekend Baking Project: Orange Kiss-Me Cake

It's early February which means both love and frost are in the air. This original dessert plays to them both.<p>The trick is that a whole orange and some buttermilk go into the cake, making it bright and tangy enough to blast you out of your winter blues. And, to make things special enough for a …

The Food Lab: Hearty Vegan Mushroom Bolognese

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I've got to admit it. As much as I love vegan food, there's one thing I do miss about winter: the smell of a slow-cooked bolognese sauce filling the apartment on a cold day. It's one of my favorite parts of the season. It's not that I love the …

8 Homemade Truffles to Make for Valentine's Day

Gallery8 Homemade Truffles to Make for Valentine's Day<p>More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>What's sweeter than a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day? A homemade box of chocolates, especially ones with exciting flavors. Pick one recipe or a few to make a variety box …

A No-Heat, No-Filter Technique for Making Cocktail Syrups

So you've decided to try your hand at stirring up a few classic cocktails at home. Maybe you started with the Manhattan—a drink that requires only three ingredients, all simply dispensed from shelf-stable(ish) bottles. Then you probably moved on to sours and started juicing fresh citrus. But you're …

Pantry Essentials: All About Ssämjang

Among the sauces and condiments I've written about in this column, the Korean soy paste <i>ssämjang</i> would probably be considered a rising star rather than a faithful standby— unless, of course, you've ever lived in a Korean household.<p>Just as many of us can't face a sandwich without mayo, or can't …

From the Pastry Dungeon: Quince Hand Pies

When people find out I work in a restaurant, they usually think that means I get to eat restaurant-quality food all the time (and when they find out I work on the sweet side of the kitchen, they marvel that I'm not fat). Though all but the cheapest chain restaurants do supply meals for their staff, …

Cookie Monster: Dark Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Brickle

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Every year my sister makes brickle for Christmas. She brings it wrapped in these cute little tins covered in prancing reindeer and jolly Santas, as if it's any other innocent holiday sweet. No. Beware the tins! That stuff is …

The Food Lab: Deep-Fried Sous Vide Turkey Porchetta (You Want This on Your Thanksgiving Table)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Things that I did this past Monday:<p>Take a bath that was unreasonably long for a Monday.<br>• Claim that making a turkey <i>porchetta</i> (a.k.a. turchetta) is the absolute best way to serve and eat turkey.<br>• Curse myself for not putting on real shoes before taking the dogs out for …

Xai Xai, a South African Melting Pot in Hell's Kitchen

Calvin Trillin was once quoted as saying "the banh mi sandwich is the only good argument for colonialism." I am not so sure about that after a recent meal at <b>Xai Xai</b>, a South African restaurant that seemingly reflects every culture that has graced (or disgraced as the case may be) the golden cape. …

3 Pumpkin Cocktails to Make at Home

More often than not, pumpkin-flavored seasonal cocktails don't, in fact, taste like pumpkin. To avoid that pitfall, we recommend making drinks with a little homemade pumpkin butter, rather than pumpkin puree from the gourd or from the can. In the process of making pumpkin butter, a lot of the …

How to Make The Kirkland Tap & Trotter's Storm Cloud Cocktail at Home

If you're a fan of grapefruit soda and you're looking for something with just a little more kick, The Storm Cloud is for you. Developed by Tyler Wang of Tony Maws' new restaurant The Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville, Massachusetts, it's a delicious combination of bitter, herbal, sweet, and …

Mollie Katzen's Green Rice with Grapes and Pecans

Some of the recipes in <b>Mollie Katzen's</b> new cookbook, <i>The Heart of the Plate</i>, have appeared in different iterations in earlier cookbooks. This green rice salad is a re-jiggering of one of her most popular recipes for Jeweled Rice from <i>Still Life with Menu</i>. Between the bright, lemony, parsley-filled …

12 Ways to Use Maple Syrup in Cocktails

Real maple syrup is always delicious poured on a stack of pancakes, but come fall, we begin to feel the urge to include it in <i>everything</i>, including our drinks. Luckily, the stuff is great in cocktails, whether paired with spicy bitters or rich bourbon, roasted fruit or apple brandy.<p>Looking for a …

3 Great New(ish) Cocktail Bitters

Now, you young folks won't remember this, but back in my day, when you wanted to make a cocktail, and you needed some cocktail bitters, you went to the soda-pop aisle of your grocery and found the shelves dedicated to mixers for adult beverages, and if you were lucky, you'd see a bottle of …

Chard- or Collard-Wrapped Polenta-Chile Tamale Packages From 'Heart of the Plate'

Polenta and greens take a new form in <b>Mollie Katzen</b>'s tamale-like polenta packages. These small bites from her new cookbook, <i>The Heart of the Plate</i>, are surprisingly simple: make a pot of thick polenta laced with Anaheim chiles and sautéed onions, blanch a dozen chard or collard leaves, scoop, roll, …

Preserved: Boiled Cider Syrup

It's bittersweet when we move firmly into autumn, once and for all saying goodbye to the stone fruits and melons for another year. The cool weather is a relief, though, and a bracing, sweet yet tart glass of apple cider is a true pleasure once we've let summer go. Long ago, orchard-rich New …

One Bowl Baking: Marble Pumpkin Bread

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I love when fall rolls around—I'm totally invigorated and can't wait to start baking again with apples, warm spices, and moist pumpkin. Even though you can buy canned pumpkin all year round, most of us only seem …

11 Ginger Drinks to Make at Home

If a drink has ginger in it, chances are we're probably fans. Rich bourbon and ginger? Oh yeah. Spicy ginger and rum? Delicious. Tart citrus and warming ginger? Always love that combination. We like drinks with fresh ginger, with ginger syrup, and spiked with ginger liqueur. Today, we're sharing a …

Sauced: Quince Paste (Membrillo)

Moving into what was billed as a "cottage" on Craigslist (in actuality it was a tiny free-standing one-bedroom apartment nestled between two houses in the middle of Astoria, Queens) turned out to be the defining moment of my life as a serious eater. The outdoor space I was afforded let me have a …

Roasted Asparagus with Pistachio Puree - Recipe

For the pistachio puree<p>Combine the pistachos, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cumin, smoked paprika, and half of the olive oil in the blender. With the …

Kale and Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

The other day, I revisited my black bean and sweet potato enchiladas—one of the most popular CR entrees, and one of my favorites. In order to make …