Robert Rikard

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Easy Grilled Octopus Recipe

Think grilling octopus is too difficult? Don't worry, it's easier than you think.<p>The secret to cooking octopus is that there is no secret: no cork, no massage, no ride in the laundry machine to tenderize it. Cook it well, slice it thin, win friends.<p>What you'll need:<p>Octopus1 Bay leaf2 Tbsp of olive …

These 5 bottles show that great Bordeaux wine needn’t be expensive

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>The 2015 and 2016 vintages of Bordeaux’ “petit chateau” are kind of like when a patisserie presents a platter of caneles, the small rum-flavored cakes native to Bordeaux, with a custardy center and crispy exterior, fresh from the oven. You want to scoop them all …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

BA's Best Lasagna Is Our Only Winter Hobby

Nothing says personal growth like a casserole dish that weighs more than a slab of marble.<p>There are only as many layers in a lasagna as you can aspire to. And this isn't a metaphor–you really just keep layering the meaty sauce and creamy béchamel and squiggle-edged noodles until your casserole dish …

The Wine Enthusiast Guide to Pairing Wine with Pretty Much Anything

In restaurants, sommeliers, servers and bartenders can take the guesswork out of food and wine pairings. In a wine shop, a salesperson can always …

Carrots

33 Recipes That Freeze Well (To Surprise Yourself With Later)

Make your own freezer meals of baked ziti, soups, and...well, cookie dough.<p>There are some days that you get on a roll with cooking and have more food than you know what to do with. When you're feeling particularly motivated, make big batches of recipes that freeze well, and stow away leftovers for …

Our 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2017

You were really into brown butter chocolate chip cookies and easy chicken dishes.<p>Another year has passed, and you all still really love chicken. Out of our 25 most popular recipes, seven of them involved poultry, from one-skillet thighs with buttery orzo to Basically's magic crispy over-fried …

50 New Year's Eve Dinner Recipes to End the Year Right

Finish this year off with a bang—aka, an elaborate main dish.<p><b>For New Year's Eve, eat and drink what you want</b>. You've got the whole following year to make it up. Here are the crowd-pleasing recipes we want to be cooking, eating, and drinking to bring in the year that's going to be better than the …

Cooking

6 quick and easy shrimp recipes to help you ring in the New Year

When was the last time you cooked with shrimp? Whatever your answer, we’re thinking you could use a few sparks of inspiration for the next time you do. Here’s a batch of recipes from our archives that come together in a snap and would make lovely appetizers for a New Year’s Eve gathering:<p>Shrimp and …

Seafood

The secrets to cauliflower-crust pizza that you’ll want to devour

<i>[Make the recipe: Cauliflower Pizzas With Chard and Olives]</i><p>As with the first two items on that list, the cauliflower pizza I tried a couple of years ago was so disappointing (soggy), I dismissed the entire concept as not worth the time. But then I got on the cauliflower rice bandwagon, making it …

Recipes

This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

By Adam Rapoport<p>Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken …

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

December 2017<p>4 servings<p>Think of this as the weeknight version of a classic Italian porchetta—it's not traditional, but it sure is delicious.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 garlic cloves, plus 2 whole heads<p>5 sprigs rosemary<p>1 tablespoon fennel seeds<p>1½ teaspoons kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, …

How to Build a Cheese Board Like a Pro

Whether you're looking for something basic or more involved, these are the cheeses, wines and techniques that will help you conquer cheese board …

The Last Detail

When Donald Trump won the presidency, many Americans hoped John McCain would live up to his maverick image and resist his agenda. But after the senator was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, his contrarian resolve revealed itself in unexpected ways that may shape his legacy—and our future. McCain …

Four splurge-worthy reasons to eat in New York City right now

Two years ago, in search of America's best food cities, I took a serious bite out of the Big Apple. My conclusion then is my feeling now: The presence of lots and lots of restaurants doesn't necessarily translate to memorable dining. Thankfully, there are noteworthy exceptions — places with the …

Dining Rooms

36 Christmas Dinner Ideas That Rival What's Under the Tree

These holiday recipes are Santa Claus approved.<p>From roast beef tenderloin and buttery mashed potatoes to mulled wine and festive cookies, expand your Christmas dinner horizons with our favorite holiday recipes. With a meal this impressive, it'll <i>almost</i> make up for the re-gifting you did this season.

Your Cheat Sheet to Cellaring Wine

Sip or save? Spotting collectible wines may seem daunting, but fear not—help is here with our simple guide to 10 age-worthy styles perfect for your …

Mussels all'Amatriciana Is the Dish That's Been Missing from Your Life

Something beautiful happens when chefs get drunk at their friends' restaurants, as evidenced by this new pork-filled mussels dish at Flex Mussels in …

7 Types of Squash You Need to Know About

By Alex Delany<p>Because there's more to life than butternut. Here are the types of squash you should be cooking this year.<p>It’s getting chilly. Vegetables are roasting in the oven. Stews are simmering on the stovetop. Glasses of whiskey are being sipped, on Chesterfield chairs, in front of bookshelves …

Braised Turkey Is the Best Kind of Turkey

Fall-off-the-bone tender leg meat is turkey in its ultimate form.<p>“Why haven’t I ever done this before?”<p>That’s what I asked myself as I hoisted a Dutch oven onto my countertop. Inside, rich stock bubbled away, while crispy, lacquered turkey thighs bobbed to the surface. A few cippoline onions …

16 Chili Dishes for Those Chilly Nights

With beans, or without. Tomatoes or no. Meat or vegetarian. Like barbecue, tacos, or how to dress a hotdog, chili inspires many heated debates—there are as many recipes as there are cooks who make them. But variety (of chili) is the spice of life. And as temperatures dip, there's no better time to …

Cornmeal Angel Biscuits Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar in a small bowl or 1-cup glass measuring cup. Let stand 5 …

4 Weeknight Dinners You Can Throw Together After Work

A roasted caprese, butter-basted pork chops, and more.<p>Weeknight dinners in the Rapoport-Shubuck house are a tag-team affair. Midafternoon, my wife and I bandy about ideas on email ("what about pasta?"), and then we divvy up the shopping duties. Maybe she's near the Greenmarket and can grab some …

Delicious Recipes For Your Most Memorable Thanksgiving Ever

Try your hand at our new Southern sideboard.<p>Each year, gathering around the Thanksgiving table makes for fond memories that will last your family a …

Parmesan-Herb Angel Biscuits Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar in a small bowl or 1-cup glass measuring cup. Let stand 5 …

Italian Main Dishes

Get inspired by the flavors of Italy with these delicious main dishes, from light and creamy spinach and ricotta gnudi to osso buco with citrus …