In the Gumbo

By Kate Cohen | A hearty mix of recipes, cooking & food links

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for Easter lamb

Traditional roast lamb has its place, but try something new this Easter by looking to China, north Africa and Thailand for inspiration<p>Lamb, for all its associations with anchovy, rosemary, garlic and the Easter weekend, is a wonderfully non-denominational meat. As much as I thought I was going to …

Grillades and grits is a staple dish of Mardi Gras season

Grits and grillades is one of those old Creole dishes that simmers in the background of New Orleans cuisine lore. All over town in the next couple of …

Seafood

Meyer-Lemon Buttermilk Tart

Ingredients<p>1¾ cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided<br>• 2 tablespoons semolina flour<br>• 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided<br>• 1½ …

Baking

How to make your own sourdough starter

By nurturing a culture of naturally occurring bacteria and yeast, a healthy sourdough starter will leaven bread while also lending it the trademark …

Baking

Mostarda di Frutta (Spicy Mustard and Fruit Preserves)

<i>Mostarda</i> is not mustard. It is not sweet or acidic, not salty or spicy—at least, it's none of those things alone. It is made mostly of fruit, but is …

In Search of Ragu - Roads & Kingdoms

In Search of Ragu<p>Print<p>by Matt Goulding<p><i>La Grassa</i>. The fat one. Bologna has earned its nickname like no other place on earth. The old city is awash in …

This anti-inflammatory turmeric fried rice is a major upgrade from takeout

<i>Welcome to Well+Good’s (Re)New Year—a five week expert-led program that’s all about helping you have your best year yet. For Week Two we’ve brought</i> …

Pickled Turmeric Eggs

A number of you spotted these pickled turmeric eggs in my refrigerator when I posted this shot to Instagram recently. They're great! They're also …

Recipes

Recipes & Stories

Where would we be without Takehiro?<p>Doi-san's take on an traditional Osaka street food snack.<p>This dish is great for picnics, side salads or on its own.<p>…

About The Japanese Pantry

<b><br>The Japanese Pantry is dedicated to bringing the best quality artisanal Japanese ingredients that we have found in our travels in Japan to</b> …

Japan

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

The Right Way to Freeze Eggs

Eggs will last for quite a while in your refrigerator — up to five weeks or even longer if they were particularly fresh when you purchased them. …

Eggs

What Is Nduja and Why Is It Suddenly on Every Menu? - Bloomberg

When chef Francesco Mazzei put nduja on the menu in London back in 2006, he had to add a note explaining what it was: a spicy, spreadable sausage …

Knife Skills Zine - Roads & Kingdoms

Product Description<p>Cooking can be intimidating, but we at Roads & Kingdoms believe that with guidance and practice, anyone can master some kitchen …

Do you have trouble with shells sticking to your boiled eggs? Here's the fix

Many thanks to J. Kenji López-Alt for "boiling and peeling hundreds of eggs" to learn the best way to make a boiled egg so the shell doesn't stick. …

Food

Sicilian Pesto Recipe

Photo: Duespaghetti<p>TRADITIONAL ITALIAN RECIPE: Let's take the Ligurian classic Green Pesto on a trip to the south of Italy by adding brightness and …

Pasta

The Best Mail-Order Panettone in Existence

Panettone, an Italian cake that makes the rounds during the holidays, always seems like it’s going to be delicious (that sweet smell!)—and then it’s not. It somehow turns into a dry mouthful of sweetened cotton balls. But chef Roy Shvartzapel found a way to manipulate the laws of time and space to …

Christmas

Chef Shows How a $1 Knife Can Be Sharpened Into a Knife That Rivals the More Expensive Ones

Jun Yoshizuki of Jun’s Kitchen who is a very talented cook who always cooks with his beloved longhaired orange cat named Kohaku nearby, sharpened a …

Candied citrus peel

These are delicious eaten as they are, or you could half-dip them in very dark melted chocolate. For the keen baker they can be packaged into pretty screw-top glass jars to be used in baking.<p>MAKES<p>enough for 2-3 gifts<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 oranges<br>• 1 pink grapefruit<br>• 1 lemon<br>• 500g caster sugar<br>• 1 vanilla pod<br>• ½ …

Recipes

Bagged salad is Salmonella risk, study finds

<b>Bagged salad can fuel the growth of food-poisoning bugs like Salmonella and make them more dangerous, a study says.</b><p>University of Leicester scientists said the moist environment combined with nutrients leaching out of chopped leaves created the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.<p>The researchers …

Public Health

Sangiovese wines: our definitive guide to this Tuscany DOCG

<b>September 16, 2016</b><p>The more time you spend in Tuscany, the more you’ll hear the word <b>Sangiovese</b>. Well that is, if you love wine! The most popular grape …

Tuscany

The price of one of the world's most luxurious foods has just plummeted

The price of one of the world's most luxurious foods has just plummeted because of bad weather.<p>Heavy rain around Alba in Italy means their white …

Food

Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture Hardcover – November 15, 2016

A sweet treat to end a bitter political season: a historic election cake

On vacation in North Carolina, my friend Kathy Pottick and I always visit estate sales. This time, she bought a 1982 award-winning community cookbook …

Great primer on cooking with and caring for cast iron skillets

Cast iron skillets should be a part of everyone's kitchen, but some people feel intimidated by with the preparation, use and maintenance. This …

25 Recipes Ready for Every Rosh Hashanah Meal

This year Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown October 2. Traditionally, that night family and friends share a festive meal that's …