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A Jack Campbell Primer: What to Read, Where to Begin

If you like “boots on the ground” style military science fiction, then you’ll probably want to start with the <i>Stark’s War</i> trilogy. <i>Stark’s War</i> follows …

Science Fiction

The Six Best Science Fiction Novels Of 2018 (According To The Hugo Awards)

Image: Tor Books<p>Over the weekend, the premiere award in science fiction and fantasy writing - the Hugo Awards - announced their six finalists for …

Science Fiction

Classic Chicken Tetrazzini

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare pasta according to package directions.<p>Step 2<p>Meanwhile, melt butter in a Dutch oven over low heat; …

Parmesan Cheese

This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Is Better than Takeout

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken<p>Serves 4 to 6<p><i>For the chicken:</i> <br>1/4 cup cornstarch <br>1 teaspoon kosher salt <br>1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper <br>1 1/2 …

Slow Cookers

Chef John's Sloppy Joes Recipe

"The secret to a great 'Sloppy Joe' is a thick, rich, almost dry consistency, which allows it to be eaten two-fisted, sans fork."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 …

Dijon Mustard

Roast Chicken Borrows Trick from Fried Chicken, Never Looks Back

A simple roasted chicken may be one of the greatest, most satisfying things a home cook can master, but I’m not sure there’s anything that can send me into such a dizzying tailspin of questions. <i>To brine or not to brine? If yes to brine, then a dry or wet one? And if a wet brine, what ratio of salt</i> …

Classic Recipe: Steak au Poivre With Roast Potatoes

“IT’S THE HEIGHT of French cuisine,” said Lee Hanson of this steak au poivre, the sort of classic, crowd-pleasing fare he and co-chef Riad Nasr will offer at their all-day brasserie, Frenchette, opening in a few weeks in Manhattan’s Tribeca.<p>Peppercorn-crusted filet mignon in a cream sauce comes …

Cooking

Grilled Chicken with Banana Peppers

8 servings<p>Don’t skip the banana peppers. They provide a vinegary and spicy finish to the chicken. This Caribbean-inspired recipe is from Commander's Palace in New Orleans, LA. Read more about the restaurant's legendary Family Meal here.<p>February 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 garlic cloves, finely grated<p>2 …

Seafood

I Tried That Chocolate Chunk Cookie That’s All Over Your IG Feed

We may be only a few weeks into the year, but if I were the betting sort, I’d wager that we’ve already laid eyes on <i>the</i> cookie of 2018, the sweet treat that has been, and will continue to be, all over Instagram, on blogs, and in various food and lifestyle publications. The cookie I speak of is, of …

Dessert

King Ranch Chicken

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 375°. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; cook, stirring …

Cast Iron Skillet

Garlicky Roasted Spatchcock Chicken

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°F. Rinse chicken, and pat dry. Place chicken, breast side down, on a cutting board. Using poultry shears, cut …

Cooking

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

Science Fiction

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

Science Fiction

The best books the Vox staff read in 2017

Fiction and nonfiction recommendations to get you through the end of the year.<p>As 2017 draws to a close, the Vox staff is <b>once</b> <b>again</b> sharing some of the best books we’ve read over the past 12 months. Some of them were published a long time ago, others just earlier this year. They all have one thing in …

Books

Our Readers' All-Time Favorite Brunch Casserole

Grease an 8-inch square baking dish (or another 1 1/2-quart to 2-quart baking dish) and spread the cubed bread in the bottom.<p>Heat 1 tablespoon of the …

Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Make-Ahead Eggnog French Toast Casserole<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>1 loaf challah or brioche (about 16 ounces), cut into 1-inch-thick slices <br>4 tablespoons …

Breakfast

Myron's Amazing Beef for the Crock Pot

This crock pot beef roast makes the most amazing sandwiches. Or serve the beef sliced, as an entree, with potatoes and your favorite vegetables.<p>If …

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

Adam Roberts finds floods in Manhattan, magic in Paris and a shortage of electricity across the world<p>A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is …

Books

Overnight Eggnog French Toast Recipe

Beat together eggs, eggnog, rum, sugar,nutmeg, cinnamon,salt& vanilla.<p>Dip both sides of each slice of bread in this mixture and place them side by …

Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Books of December 2017

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>Soon to be seen in <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic …

Books

Ginger Scallion Ramen Noodles

4 servings<p>The noodles are just a vessel for this savory, gingery, simple weeknight sauce. Double the batch, and you’ll always have a way to brighten up simple grilled or pan-roasted chops, roasted veggies, or grain bowls.<p>November 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 5-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped …

Onions

Barter Brownies

<i>Mindy Segal, owner of Chicago’s Hot Chocolate and self-proclaimed cookie nerd reveals all in</i> Cookie Love.<p>There used to be a cute restaurant in …

Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

In a medium pot, bring 3 quarts of the tap water to a boil over medium heat. Put the kosher salt in a large bowl and slowly (and carefully!) pour the …

Mushrooms

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of November 2017

<i>Special limited edition science-fiction hardcover novella by the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author. Only 1000 copies.</i><p>Scions have no limits. …

Canelés de Bordeaux Recipe

"These crispy French custard cakes are traditionally baked in special fluted molds, but the molds were no longer available in my local shop. So I …

Baking

Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

November 6, 2017<p>Home » All Recipes » Dinners » Pastas, Risottos, and Grains » Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce<p><i>This EASY flavorful bolognese sauce recipe</i> …

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

<i>Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore – an easy crockpot meal loaded with tender chicken, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, carrots and sliced mushrooms.</i> …

Cooking

Skip the Takeout, Make This Quick Pan-Fried Pork Instead

My mother was an opera singer and whenever she had an evening performance, my father would be in charge of feeding me and my big brother. Mostly we ate whatever leftovers we could find in the fridge, but on nights when he had time, there was basically only one dish he would make from scratch—pork …

Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole

In a pinch and in need of a quick meal that will please everyone? A one-pan, assemble-and-bake Tex-Mex casserole just might be the answer. It takes …

Cooking