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The 25 Most Important Cheeses in America, According to Cheese Experts

Unique, quintessentially American cheeses you need to track down and try immediately.<p>The phrase <i>American cheese</i> used to mean only one thing: that floppy, pale orange plastic-wrapped slice of processed perfection. But when I use the phrase American cheese now, that’s not what I’m talking about (save …

Hudson Valley

alex’s chicken and mushroom marsala

We’ve discussed this before, but I really hate cooking anything twice. I know what an awful shame this is–falling upon gasp-worthy, decadent and even …

spring salad with new potatoes

I think that if we’re going to continue to be grand old friends, you’re going to have to admit that you at least occasionally wish you could have …

Author Tamar Adler Shares Her ‘Best Drink in the World’

And with a few variations, you can also make the second best drink in the world, and the third...<p>In a round-up of this spring’s best new cookbooks, editor-at-large Christine Muhlke wrote: “Food writing—that is, good writing about food—ain’t what it used to be. Posts and feeds can’t compare to the …

Books

potato pizza, even better

I have been holding out way too long on giving one of the great Roman pizzas, <i>pizza con potate e rosmarino</i> (which, like most things, sounds much …

grilled cheese

The Raita Formula I’ve Memorized for Yogurt Sauce Success

I firmly believe that yogurt should be savory.<p>In the U.S., we’re used to eating yogurt for breakfast like it’s an ice cream sundae. We toss on some fruit, granola, a drizzle of honey, an assortment of powders and pollens or whatever. Sometimes the yogurt itself is flavored like ice cream or …

Ice Cream

spring vegetable potstickers

It’s been over six years since I mooned here over a lost dumpling love. Dumplings are kind of a fixation for me; I am unwaveringly convinced that …

fig newtons

<b>Make the dough in a stand mixer:</b> Combine butter, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and honey in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle …

Baking

steak sandwiches

Mix mayo, mustards, sour cream, and 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt in a small dish. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. A shot of hot sauce is fantastic …

spinach and chickpeas

First off, this dish is not called “spinach and chickpeas”, it is <i>espinacas con garbanzos</i>. Don’t you agree? “Spinach and chickpeas” is something you …

cornbread waffles

Can you make these as pancakes is something someone usually asks when I share a waffle recipe. I didn’t check this time, however, I can tell you with …

Breakfast

ethereally smooth hummus

For as long as I have written this website — yes, even longer than it has been since I told you the wee white lie that Paula Wolfert’s hummus was all …

mushrooms and greens with toast

Regarding the ever-present stacks of cookbooks around the apartment, my mother joked to me on Sunday that I should open a library. She’s probably …

pita bread

Oh, am I so happy to finally have a great pita recipe. You see, pitas themselves aren’t hard to make. Most recipes very closely, or even exactly, …

butternut squash salad with farro and pepitas

This was my lunch last week. I know that it may look less like lunch and more like penance, some apology for eating too many squares of …

homesick texan carnitas

I am embarrassed by how long it took me to discover carnitas, or “little meats” that are usually braised then roasted, and are as far I quickly …

stromboli

<b>Make the dough by hand:</b> In a large bowl, combine flours and salt with your fingers or a whisk. Make a well in the center and pour in warm water, …

22 Superrich Recipes to Break Your Resolution in the Best Way Possible

It's that time of the year when everyone's made some kind of New Year's resolution, and for a lot of people that means trying to eat better. That's all well and good—I would never begrudge someone for trying to be healthier—but if you're going to spend most of your time eating kale and chia seeds …

s’more cupcakes

Is there anything more passé than cupcakes? It’s like 2006 up in here. Even the macaron parlors that were the “next cupcake” and the …

Dessert

sheet pan meatballs with crispy turmeric chickpeas

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine chickpeas, fennel seed, cumin, 1 teaspoon turmeric and half the red onion slices on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle …

caramelized brown sugar oranges with yogurt

Just in case there was anyone still out there mistaking me for some sort of domestic diva, or even a moderately skilled at being domestic, you should …

grilled cheese

homemade pop tarts

I never had a Pop-Tart until college. I realize that for some people this may cause a shocked reaction on par with my husband’s the time I told him …

crème brûlée french toasts

Filed under the very large category of Things Pretty Much Every New Yorker Already Knew About But Was News To Me (don’t bother trying to hail a cab …

bacon, egg and leek risotto

Seeing as I once argued that rice pudding should be breakfast food (what? grains, milk, a bit of sugar, sometimes berries — just like oatmeal!) it …

For Killer Steak au Poivre, Divide and Conquer

They say there are two sides to every story. This one began with two sides as well, both of them crusted in cracked peppercorns. But it ends with just one. And I want to convince you that it's the only right one.<p>The story I'm telling today is about France's classic steak au poivre—pan-seared, …

Here’s How to Make Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Pasta at Home

Anthony Bourdain's favorite city in the world is Tokyo, but if he's looking for pasta, he goes straight to Italy. On a famous episode of Bourdain's <i>No</i> …

Italian Food

16 Vegan Soup and Stew Recipes to Warm You Up

As much as I love a bowl of beef stew or broccoli cheese soup, you don't need meat or dairy to make a fantastic pot of soup. Limiting yourself to plant-based ingredients is one of the best ways to give seasonal produce the respect they deserve. That means Italian <i>ribollita</i> packed with kale and …

Lemon Spaghetti: Bright, Fresh, Fast, and Perfect for a Winter Night

There's a taxonomy of pasta sauces that exists in my mind. Trace the branches to the top, and you arrive at what I think of as the mother pasta sauces. From those, almost all the other sauces are derived, at least in a technical sense if not necessarily a historical one. One important branch is the …

pancetta, white bean and chard pot pies

For the last month or so, my cookbook had been on a boat, an image which delighted me to no end. I pictured it heading to a dock at the edge of a …

nancy’s chopped salad

When it comes to meal salads, I feel pretty much everything you need to know is summed up by one of my favorite commercials of all time, which …