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The Art of Making Coffee the Italian Way

The morning moka: a bleary-eyed ritual involving an aluminum pot (also known as a stovetop percolator or espresso maker), a small mountain of ground coffee, and that gurgling sound that sends people rushing to their kitchen as the coffee begins sputtering and pouring into the top chamber of the pot …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Sesame Seeds?

We love sesame seeds in biscotti and cakes, added to ramen, or rounding out an everything bagel. But the mild, nutty seeds are versatile enough to make their way into a wide range of unexpected applications. We polled the pros on how they incorporate sesame seeds into all things sweet and savory. …

Peanut Butter Banana Bonbons

I lay in bed some mornings trying to will my food brain into action.<p>On the particular morning that these Banana Bonbon things were born into my …

How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

Sesame-Peanut Bars

Makes about 16 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Practice it with us: Make a batch of these seed-and-nut-packed energy bars. Reach for one any time snack cravings strike. Repeat as often as necessary.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter (for pan)<p>1¼ cups white and/or black sesame …

Seared Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme

4 Servings<p>Our idea of magic mushrooms is crisp, golden (legal) substances with the power to lend a bass note of flavor to grain salads, turn a piece of ricotta toast into a meal, or stand alone as a savory side. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la …

5 No-Frills Bread Recipes to Help You Unwind

<i>Bread is the closest thing to culinary meditation.</i><p>Bread baking is not technically a religion, no—but when you're in the kitchen, knuckle-deep in a pile of dough, and aren't able to reach for your phone when you get a text, there's a certain serenity that you can allow yourself, even if for just 30 …

The Science of Baking Bread (And How to Do it Right)

Welcome back to Breadmaking 101. For those of you just tuning in, this column is all about bread, and how to make it yourself in your own home.<p>If you haven't read our previous posts, you can check out the recipe for the workhorse loaf here. Earlier, we discussed how to mix dough with confidence and …

Coconut dal

A lovely fragrant twist on the traditional spiced pulse dish<p>MAKES<p>Serves 4-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200G dal - Toor dahl is a good one, as it does not need soaking<br>• 1/2 400ml can coconut milk<br>• Teaspoon minced ginger<br>• 4 garlic cloves, crushed<br>• 1 tsp turmeric<br>• 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil<br>• Handful chopped coriander (stalks and …

Recipes

Double coconut cheesecake with berries

This delicious cake is a perfect summer dessert for cococnut fans<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the base</b><p>250g coconut biscuits (such as Fox’s)<br>• 100g unsalted butter, melted<p><b>For the filling</b><p>600g cream cheese (full fat)<br>• 1 tbsp vanilla essence<br>• 60g caster sugar<br>• 40g desiccated coconut<p><b>For the topping</b><p>180g raspberries<br>• 100g …

How To Make Banana Ice Cream, The Healthiest And Easiest Dessert Ever

This is B-A-N-A-N-A-S.<p>If you're a living, breathing human and you've ever laid eyes on Instagram, you probably already know about banana ice cream. At its core, this trendy dessert isn't really ice cream at all, but rather a creamy dairy-free dessert made of nothing but frozen bananas.<p>Aside from …

How to make the perfect tzatziki

This classic dip (pronounced zat-zee-key or chat-chee-kee, according to who you listen to) is the Greek variation on a common theme around the Mediterranean and Middle East, or what I like to think of as “the yoghurt zone” – see also Balkan tarator, Turkish cacik and Iranian mast-o-khiar. …

Greek Food

11 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Baked Goods Better

Even the most seasoned baker can use a refresher course now and then—these baking tips will make for better cookies, cakes, pies, and more<p>We'll admit it: Sometimes, we fudge things when we cook. After all, who needs a recipe for simple weeknight pasta? Off-the-cuff roasted chicken is a snap. We're …

Dessert

21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.

Seafood

How to Make Pita Bread

Make the dough following our pita bread recipe. Punch down dough and form into a ball, then turn out onto lightly floured surface.

Pita Bread

This staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines is surprisingly easy to make -- and the process feels almost magical. It starts with a simple yeast dough (we used some whole-wheat flour in addition to white) that gets baked in a very hot oven. The heat activates the yeast and creates …

Creamy dreamy tiramisu ice pops you won't believe are low-carb

While you may not be quite so carefree these days, enjoying ice pops in the summer heat is still a must. Ice pops don't have to be the sugary, …

33 Super-Cool Popsicles To Make This Summer

bonappetit.com. Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed<p>Homemade ice cream can be a pain in the neck, what with the bowl-freezing and the custard-cooking, but …

A Magical New Egg Replacement (That's Already in Your Pantry)

<i>A newly-discovered "magical" egg replacer has been under our noses—and in our pantries—this whole time.</i><p><i>This Lemon Meringue cake is made with eggs—but it could be made with chickpea water instead!</i><p>The ideal replacement for eggs has been under our noses—and down our sinks—this whole time. <b>As it turns</b> …

oven roasted garlic

Posted on May 9, 2014 by<p>I use roasted garlic in many of my recipes, so it only seemed natural and necessary to post instructions. In addition, I am …

How to Make Audrey Hepburn's Favorite Spaghetti al Pomodoro

<b>This piece originally appeared on InStyle.com.</b><p>Considering Audrey Hepburn's slim figure, it's hard to believe that she ate pasta on a regular basis. …

How to make the perfect focaccia

An Italian staple with classical roots (<i>panis focacius</i> being Latin for “hearth bread”), this salty, olive-oil soaked flatbread is found from Bari to Bologna. It is most closely associated with Liguria, in the north-west of the country, where it bears little resemblance to the soft, finely textured …

Baking

Rainbow Spring Rolls

Friends! How is the New Year treating you so far? Good I hope. Have you made any resolutions yet? Any luck at keeping them? I love this post by Zen …

Classic hummus recipe

Everybody needs a simple hummus recipe in their arsenal - and this one, from vegan food blogger Angela Liddon, can be whipped up in minutes<p>This year’s aspiring cookery writers might usefully decide to be mostly vegetarian, perhaps with a hint of baking, or vice versa. The New York Times bestseller …

Spiced Vegan Lentil Soup

This soup recipe has been a long time coming! Over the years, I’ve made some lackluster lentil soups that never saw the light of day on this website. …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Adele Givens

charred cauliflower quesadillas

Last week* I mentioned that we’d been on a big breakfast-for-dinner spree this winter, less out of a noble desire for inexpensive, balanced, …

Tofu Vietnamese Spring Rolls

This is my kind of soul food.<p>The kind that’s fresh, filling, and loaded with flavor. And that doesn’t make you feel like crap afterwards. Now that’s …

Homemade Vegetable Broth

Homemade Vegetable Broth<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>1 hour<p>Total time<p>1 hour 10 mins<p>Author: Fork & Beans<p>Serves: 8 cups<p>Ingredients<p>½ yellow onion, chopped<br>• 3 …