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The Restaurant Recipes Our Readers Requested for Our August Issue

It's you! BA readers help us find some of the coolest restaurant recipes in the country<p>Hamersley's Bistro in Boston combines my two weaknesses--coffee and steak--into one perfect dish. I need to make this!<p>--<i>Amanda Swan, Columbus, OH</i><p>Get the recipe: Coffee-Marinated Skirt Steak<p>No cocktail is more …

Eat Dessert for Brunch

Yeah, this Raspberry Fool (angel food cake, berries, creme fraiche) is basically dessert. But go on, have it for brunch. You deserve it!<p><i>It's the freakin' weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It's all about brunch.</i><p><i>(Credit: Hirsheimer & Hamilton)</i><p>When the …

3 Ways to Make Gin and Tonics, from Classic to Modern

New distillers are making gin cool again, and we've got 3 ways, from classic to newfangled, to mix it with tonic<p>The New Standard: Jose's Gin & Tonic<p>"We serve our Gin and Tonics with beautiful aromatics like juniper berries, lemon verbena, and cloves. It creates the perfect combination for an …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Tomatoes, In Season in July

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with tomatoes, in season in July.<p>In July, tomatoes really get cranking. Growers with warmer weather (looking at you, California) or heated greenhouses may begin harvesting them earlier, but for much of the country, this is where it all begins. From all-purpose big …

8 Tomato Cocktail Recipes from America's Best Bartenders

If you ever get tired of eating tomatoes, try drinking them: We've got 8 tomato-licious new cocktail recipes from some of the country's best bartenders<p><i>Tango Till It Hurts (Credit: Mathias Simonis)</i><p>Finding new ways of eating tomatoes doesn't seem all that difficult: the savory fruit in its thousands …

The Truth About Tomatoes

As familiar as they are, tomatoes are surrounded by a host of cooking myths. So we're calling in the mythbusters: the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen<p>**When a recipe says to "peel and seed" a tomato, do you really have to do it? Do they ripen faster upside-down? Are smaller tomatoes more flavorful? So much …

Shoyu Ramen

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>Bringing ramen home takes a trip to an Asian market, three days of work, and your largest pot, but this low-stress (really!) labor of love might be the best soup you'll ever make.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kombu Dashi and Tare<p>2 pieces dried kombu<p>½ cup …

Chicken with Salsa Verde

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 5–6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2 cups low-salt chicken broth<p>1 pound tomatillos, cut into 1-inch pieces, or 1 1/2 cups salsa verde<p>1 medium onion, thinly …

Watch How to Quick Pickle (Like They Do in Restaurants!)

Watch how we quick-pickle anything in a handy dandy Instagram video (the first in a series showing you how to step up your kitchen technique game)<p>When Instagram video debuted, we knew it was going to be fun to play around with, but we weren't sure exactly how useful it would be for actually …

Vegetables

Infuse Simple Syrup in Three Easy Steps

Watch how to make flavored simple syrup at home in an easy-to-follow Bon Appétit Instagram video<p>We've been using the magic of Instagram video to show you how to use professional restaurant cooking techniques at home. First, we showed how to quick-pickle almost anything, then we moved on to …

Homemade

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Plums, in Season in August

Recipes, buying tips, and storage suggestions for plums, which are in season in August.<p><i>Summertime, and the growing is easy. This week, we'll be taking you through the seasonal ingredients you should be cooking with in August. Today: plums.</i><p>Little Jack Horner and William Carlos Williams both know …