Jacalyn Bolles

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Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

National Parks

A Casual-But-Genius Menu to Celebrate Spring

Throwing a dinner party doesn’t have to be an over-the-top affair with 10 courses and days of prep. (Although, power to you if that’s what you want!) Our ideal gathering is simple, intimate, and includes at least one dessert. But if we’re going to go simple, every dish should shine. And so we turn …

Recipes

A Brown Buttery Noodle Kugel to Tweak to Your Heart's/Pantry's Content

This year, I skipped my regular New Year’s resolution of shedding a few pounds for a more achievable goal: Host Shabbat dinner more frequently. While I’m not a regular at Friday night services, the practice of getting family and friends together to break bread is a rich cultural tradition that I …

Onions

Breaking (Some) Kosher Rules For Love & Brisket

“How good is the gefilte fish?” my mother asks my then-boyfriend-now-fiancé before requesting that he pass the horseradish. “Can you believe it’s from Costco? It’s honestly my favorite,” she tells him for the second night in a row. We’ve been dating for a few months and it’s the first of the Jewish …

Cyberbullying

Traditional Hamantaschen

Preheat oven to to 350ºF and line 4 cookie sheets with parchment paper.<p>In a large bowl, add the eggs and sugar and whisk until light and foamy. Add …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

These crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts are crazy addictive—and easy to make at home.<p>Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned …

Country Lifestyle

You Won't Miss the Meat in These 18 Amped-Up Tofu Recipes

Many people think of tofu as a compromise, a stand-in for meat. It isn't normally thought of as the belle of the ball, at least at first glance. But when prepared with thought (and a little bit of love), tofu can be tender, silky, crispy, and downright crave-able. It is a valuable, versatile …

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

I Finally Know the Indian Mom–Approved Trick to Better Chicken

My mother's fridge could be categorized into two sections: stuff she bought at the Indian store (<i>hari mirch</i>, <i>dosa mav</i>, and the frozen samosas), and stuff she bought at the regular grocery shop. But I often puzzled over why she bought yogurt at the Indian shop, when she could have bought it at the …

Our 30 Favorite Cooking Tips of 2017

The more you know... the more delicious food you can cook.<p>No matter how skillful you are in the kitchen, there is always, <i>always</i> more to learn. Call them hacks, tips, or tricks of the trade, but what matters is that they'll make cooking easier and more delicious than ever. Some are building blocks …

Cooking

An ode to tartiflette: The 'most in demand recipe in France'

Yes, tartiflette beat the likes of Boeuf Bourguignon, Gratin Dauphinois, Aligot and Cassoulet to the title of the most searched after recipe in …

Onions

A Make-Ahead, Totally Genius Holiday Breakfast Casserole

<i>Of course</i> make-ahead breakfast casseroles are genius. They let you knock out all the thinking and doing the day before, when you have time and space to putter. And they feed a hungry crowd much more smoothly than flipping fried eggs or rolling omelettes for eight (don’t do it).<p>The trouble is: In …

How to Make the Perfect Stuffed Pasta

Lessons for the best ravioli, tortellini, and everything else you fold out of pasta dough<p>I’d always imagined learning to make tiny, perfect …

Italy

The 17 Recipes We're Most Excited to Cook this Fall

Fall calls to mind red-and-orange foliage, family feasts, and of course seasonal fall fare. Get ready to make the most out of seasonal autumn produce …

New York City

Goat Cheese Makes This Blackberry Galette a Star

Goat cheese, it turns out, adds a welcome hint of tanginess and savory sophistication to the easiest, flakiest, made-in-a-food processor pastry I know. All I did was substitute fresh creamy goat cheese for good old plain cream cheese in one of my favorite recipes. It was terrific and I’ve only just …

How to Impress Everyone At Your Potluck With Salad

You’ve been invited to a cookout and, like any guest who expects to be invited back, you’ve offered to contribute something to the meal. But what to make? Someone else is probably bringing potato salad or coleslaw, plus they’re kind of boring (though they don’t always have to be!). You want to up …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Smoky Sous Vide Pulled Pork Shoulder

This guide was produced for Serious Eats as part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this information right off your phone or tablet while you're cooking. And, if you've got an Anova …

Skirt Steak With Warm Spicy Corn-and-Peach Salsa Recipe

Quick-cooking skirt steak is topped with a charred corn salsa mixed with sweet summer peaches for a weeknight meal that's ready in just 15 minutes.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Charring the corn in the steak pan infuses it with flavor, all while the cooked steak rests.<br>• The peach helps balance the heat of …

The Food Lab: How to Grill a Whole Chicken

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Look what's gone and happened: While we were busy down here on earth, talking about what kind of fried chicken sandwich is okay or not okay to eat, science has gone and put a frickin' robot on Mars, which just goes to show what can happen when there's more …

Citrus Spritzer (Easy LaCroix Tangerine and Campari Cocktail) Recipe

This might be the best easy drink you'll make all summer. Designed by John Swet of The Skylark, it's like a fresh fruit punch, but the sweetness is cut by Campari's bitterness and a good squeeze of lime. Tangerine-flavored sparkling water ties it all together, though it's worth measuring; too much …

Flavors

The Food Lab: Use the Oven to Make the Best Darned Italian American Red Sauce You've Ever Tasted

All week we're celebrating Italian-American classics. Check out more Italian-American recipes and taste tests this way!<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I've been hitting the sauce hard recently.<p>I'm talking red sauce here. You might know it as gravy. The Italian-American staple that …

Over 75 of the Best Places to Go in Paris, According to You

As we all know, if you want to know the very best spots to go in a city, you turn to the people who have experienced it firsthand—the locals who know it like the back of their hands and the visitors who see it with fresh eyes.<p>That's why we turned to you, our community, to hear about all of the best …

A Few Indispensable Cooking Hacks I Picked Up in France

After my culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and the International Culinary Center (formerly The French Culinary Center) in New York City, I spent some time working in the test kitchen at <i>Saveur</i> magazine and soon after became a recipe tester for Food52. I’m currently in Paris, helping an …

The best villa holiday companies – chosen by our experts

Whether it’s the desire for privacy, peace, or a pool of your own, there are plenty of reasons to choose a villa holiday. But with the rise of direct-from-owner sites, like AirBnb, and the endless parade of holiday tour operators promising you your own place in the sun (but not always quite …

Beyond Casseroles: What to Cook for New Parents

It was the most grown-up thing I'd ever done: I bought a freezer. The stand-alone kind, for a corner in our garage, and it felt monumental, never mind that I'd found myself with access to a <i>garage</i>, and needed the freezer because I was about to have a <i>baby</i>. The freezer was definitely the grown-up part.<p>…

Cooking

The Greatest Hits & Tips from The Silver Spoon Cookbook

<i>The editor behind the legendary book on the tips she holds most dear.</i><p>The Silver Spoon, originally published in English by Phaidon in 2005, was the first cookbook Phaidon published and the first cookbook Emilia Terragni, the publisher of Phaidon’s cookbooks and architecture books, ever worked on. …

Meet Ragù Napoletano, Neapolitan-Style Italian Meat Sauce With Pork, Beef, and Sausage

A couple of weeks back I spent a good deal of time developing a recipe for Lasagna Napoletana, a lasagna stuffed with smoked cheese, sausage, meatballs, and a rich, meaty tomato sauce. That meat-packed tomato sauce is known as <i>ragù Napoletano</i>.<p>As I said in that post, the undisputed king of ragùs is …

Crêpes with Salted

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I grew up celebrating La Chandeleur, the Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on …

I Heart My City: Hannah’s Phnom Penh

<b>Nat Geo Young Explorer Hannah Reyes</b> is a photographer and travel enthusiast whose work has taken her to the unlikeliest of places to document threatened indigenous cultures. After growing up in the Philippine capital, Manila, she chose a similarly chaotic city in Cambodia—<b>Phnom Penh</b>—as her new home …

How to Make Old-World Mozzarella and Burrata, According to DiStefano Cheese

Meryl Rothstein gets her hands dirty learning the art of the burrata mozzarella from a master<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice blenders, then</i> …

Italian Food