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By Ana Kinkaid | Culinary News and Trends

Recipe: cheddar roasted potatoes

<i>Serves 6</i><p>These potatoes are the perfect side dish for a hearty St. Patrick’s Day meal such as lamb shoulder chops braised in stout. The stores are …

Sour Cream

Hot Corn Chile Dip

Heat a grill on medium heat. Grill the corn until lots of the kernels have color. Cut off the kernels and set aside.<p>If serving immediately, preheat …

How To Make Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Guinness cake isn't your everyday chocolate cake. Nope, this cake is deep in size and flavor, thanks in no small part to the magic of stout …

Baking

Turn Everything in Your Fridge Into Magical Georgian Cheese Bread

Khachapuri: it’s a verb now. Here are our favorite variations<p>We’re in love with khachapuri, the cheese-loaded, bread-wrapped national dish of …

Foodies

How to make the perfect pie crust, according to science

Today is Pi Day, the best day of the year for mathematicians and bakers—and especially mathematicians who bake.<p>In honor of Pi Day—3/14—and word play, many celebrate by making pie. Though pie is a venerated American tradition, the idea of making pie crust from scratch can be terrifying. Besides, why …

Baking

Three Tasty Tips for Better Pie Crust

No one needs an “excuse” to eat pie—pie should be eaten freely and with joy whenever the craving strikes—but it <i>is</i> Pi Day (𝛑 Day), and we would be …

Baking

Rachel Roddy’s Sicilian pasta with anchovy, lemon and breadcrumbs

Deep flavours of anchovy with a hint of onion and garlic infuse this definitively Sicilian pasta dish, the sweet flavours insistent and rich with the promise of spring<p>As a little girl I prayed for tonsilitis. Once I got it, I would have a week off school so they could whip out my tonsils, then, …

Italian Food

Recipe: Irish Potato Candy

Irish Potato Candy<p>Makes about 4 1/2 dozen<p>4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature <br>4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature <br>1 …

The Forgotten Immigrant Origins of America’s Most Iconic Microwavable Snack

How two Iranian brothers invented the beloved Hot Pocket<p>The Merages' move from breakfast classics to an entirely new food group was all about …

Wall Street Journal

Sous Vide Is the Best Way to Cook a Steak, Period

Cooking sous vide sounds complicated and fancy, the kind of technique found only on Chef 's Table or in destination ­restaurants. In fact, it's just …

Make Plump, Juicy Homemade Raisins by Baking Whole Grapes in Your Oven

These oven-made raisins aren’t the same as the shriveled up (but still tasty) kind you buy from the store. No, these are more flavorful, juicier, and …

Beef Potpies With Cheddar-Stout Crust

For the dough:<p>1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting<p>3/4 teaspoon fine salt<p>1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces<p>3/4 cup …

Baking

Roast Pear with Granola, Cranberries & Frozen Yogurt

SERVES 6<p>YOU’LL NEED<br>3 pears<br>3 tbsp stevia<br>¼ tsp ground cinnamon<br>¼ cup dried cranberries<br>½ cup low-fat granola<br>1/3 cup apple juice<br>1 ½ cups low-fat vanilla …

Dessert

A History of Meatloaf, Long May It Reign

<i>If you grew up with a designated meatloaf pan in your house and now have serious opinions about the ground meat ratios (and the role of ketchup), we've got the cookbook for you.</i> A Meatloaf in Every Oven <i>by Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer, out this month, is a collection of recipes, obsessive</i> …

Foodies

Perfect Poached Chicken Breasts

Tender, Juicy Poached Chicken That Tastes Good, Too<p>Traditional poaching is a fussy procedure that requires constant monitoring of the cooking liquid …

Cooking

Pesche Dolci - Italian Peach Cookies Recipe

Pesche Dolci is traditional Italian treats that are often made for different family gatherings, birthdays, and many other parties. I adore this …

Baking

Feel Like You're in a Cuban Kitchen—Quick

Cuba! doesn’t get an exclamation in its title for nothing. This exploration of Cuban cuisine and its passionate, resilient people is exuberant and celebratory.<p>Dan Goldberg, an award-winning photographer, and Andrea Kuhn, an acclaimed prop stylist and art director, along with renowned food writer …

Recipes

Salt-Cured Egg Yolks

Any chef worth her salt (-cured yolks?) knows that transforming inexpensive, readily available ingredients into something special is the key to …

Baking

How to Substitute Onions for Shallots When You Don't Have Time to Shop

A big bowl in my kitchen always holds onions and garlic, but only occasionally do I have a surplus of shallots. Even though they're my favorite allium, they're a little more expensive, harder to cut due to their size, and, in my life, not an essential for everyday cooking. But sometimes a recipe …

Foodies

What's the Difference Between Prosecco, Champagne, and Cava?

When you go to a bar and ask for a glass of something bubbly, chances are good that you'll have a choice to make—even though, most of the time, when …

Wine

Make This Secret Weapon Spread, Be Rewarded with a Week's Worth of Meals

Get halfway to dinner with date paste—really! We partnered with Natural Delights to share how to make a date paste with Medjool dates that'll last for a week's worth of evening meals, from steak to salad to grain bowls.<p>Date paste (aka dates pulsed with water until you get a sweet, thick, rich …

Vegan

This Japanese Sauce Will Reignite Your Love of Vegetables

When you’re in a committed, long-term relationship, it’s natural for things to grow old. There'll be aspects you tire of, pet peeves you can’t kick.<p>I’m talking about me and broccoli rabe, but you likely deal with a similar situation (kale, perhaps?). I buy rabe every week for its mineral undertones …

Vegetarian Food

The New Orleans Brunch Cocktail That Can’t Be Tamed

It’s easy to admire the rich lore surrounding New Orleans’ beloved brunch cocktail, the Ramos Gin Fizz. A tall, creamy, handsome sipper made with gin, citrus, and egg white, the Ramos (as it’s nicknamed among those of us who have downed our fair share) is a testament to the fact that day drinking …

Wine & Spirits

If You Love Salt & Vinegar Chips, These Crispy Potatoes Are For You

Crispy, creamy and tangy AF.<p>GET THE RECIPE HERE.<p>You either love salt and vinegar or you hate it. There's no in-between when it comes to the potato …

All Hail “Rough Puff,” Puff Pastry for Cheaters

When you think of puff pastry, you probably think of that box in the freezer. Which is fair, but…what if we told you that you could <b>make your puff pastry from scratch</b>? But that sounds <i>so</i> complicated, you say. Guess what, Avril Lavigne? It's not.<p>Senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b> came up with a genius …

Baking

How Do You Take Yours?: The secret to great fried chicken: Dunk in brine before dunking in oil

<i>In How Do You Take Yours?,</i> The A.V. Club <i>solicits staff and outside expertise for their secret tips on improving a dish.</i><p>Of all the pain-in-the-ass dishes to cook at home, fried chicken ranks high. But unlike, say, slaving over your kitchen for a chocolate soufflé, the labor-to-deliciousness ratio of …

Poultry

Ingredient Spotlight: Piri Piri Sauce, a Hot and Spicy Sauce That Gives Sriracha a Run For Its Money

It is no secret that we have a love affair with spicy sauces. From hot sauce and Buffalo sauce from the USA, Sriracha from Thailand, and harissa from …

3 Tricks to Keep Your Frying Butter from Burning

Are you making pancakes or French toast? Are you plagued by nasty-looking, burny-smelling butter after just one round? The diagnosis is a simple one: …

Breakfast

50 Things to Grill in Foil

Charles Masters<p><b>How to make a foil packet:</b><br>1. Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. (Use nonstick …

Seafood