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Spaghetti with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes and Caramelized Fennel

Heat oven to 250˚. Core and halve tomatoes lengthwise; scoop out seeds. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, 1 tbsp. oil, sugar, salt, and pepper; toss. …

BA's Best Banana Bread

Makes one 8½x4½" loaf<p>Here at BA everybody has their favorite banana bread recipe. We made every one—14 to be exact—until we came up with a collective favorite. Dark brown sugar is key and a dollop of mascarpone makes for superior tenderness. Walnuts optional but encouraged. This is part of BA's …

How to Cook That Massive Zucchini That's Growing in Your Garden

Tips for using up your really big summer squash, from soups to pastas to quick bread.<p>It's there, lurking in your backyard. And it's growing bigger by the day. You've ignored the situation until you just can't anymore; you've got to do something before it's too late. No, we're not talking about some …

Grilled Steak with Parsley-Parmesan Salad

4 Servings<p>The rich and beefy flatiron is also known as a top blade steak, but you can use any cut.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pound flatiron steak<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves<p>2 oz. Parmesan, …

Polish White Borscht (Bialy Barszcz)

2 lb. smoked kielbasa<p>2 tbsp. unsalted butter<p>4 cloves garlic, finely chopped<p>2 leeks, trimmed, sliced<p>1 small yellow onion, sliced<p>2 medium russet …

Boiling Bacon with Parsley Sauce From 'My Irish Table'

<b>Cathal Armstrong</b> serves this "boiling bacon," or brined pork belly, for Halloween, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy it in March. It is, after all, comforting enough to tide us through the rocky weather of early spring, and the bright, herbaceous parsley sauce with which it's served has hints of …

33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes

Yep, it really can be this easy.

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

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Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Mustard and Sage

8 Servings<p>Serve this over a bed of soft polenta for catching the juices, with a simply dressed salad on the side.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 skinless, bone-in pork shoulder (Boston butt; 5–6 lb.)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>½ cup Dijon mustard<p>¼ cup finely chopped fresh sage<p>2 …

Dunkin' Donuts Eggs Benedict Sandwich Will Ruin Hollandaise Sauce For America

In the latest iteration of fast food breakfast sandwich monstrosities, Dunkin' Donuts is releasing a new item today: an Eggs Benedict breakfast sandwich. In the process, the chain may be ruining Hollandaise sauce for the entire country. Most Americans are probably already a little confused about …

Korean Food: The 12 Essential Dishes You Need to Know From the North and the South

CREDIT: Flickr/Chelsea Marie Hicks<p>The Korean peninsula is such a powder keg of political tension that it's easy to forget that it's also a powerhouse of flavor. To serve as guides through the fog of war and into the steam of the kitchen, we enlisted two experts to school us on both Seoul food and …

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38 Tofu Recipes: Stir-Fries, Stews, Dips, and More

A collection of great tofu recipes, from stews and stir-fries to dips, on the grill, and in beignets<p><b>We love tofu. There, we said it.</b> (Again.) Bean curd—whether bouncy firm, dribblingly soft, or somewhere in between—is a versatile, healthy, and, dare we say, flavorful ingredient. Make the most of it …

13 Recipes Starring Your Cast Iron Skillet

In the pantheon of kitchen greats, brightly colored KitchenAid mixers and stately Le Creusets -- the kind of gifts you might receive for a wedding (or get married so that someone gives them to you) -- might first come to mind. Or your attention may dart to the gleaming knife that fits perfectly in …

Chicken Kiev - Crispy Chicken Breast Stuffed with Garlic Butter Sauce - How to Make Chicken Kiev

20 Recipes Full of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

From salmon to mackerel to kale, 20 recipes that are rich with Omega-3 fatty acids.<p>As the editor of BA’s health column, I hear about, read about, and talk about omega-3 fatty acids as often as The Foodist writes about uni. Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids your body needs to function. The …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

68 Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day (or Any Day, Really)

From cookies to cakes to mousse, these rich, melty, chocolaty desserts are way better than anything from a box.<p>It's hard to think of a Valentine's Day plan that doesn't involve food. Specifically, dessert. Even more specifically, a <b>chocolate dessert</b>. Give it to us in a cookie, a layered cake, a …

Dessert

Where Love Lies: Passionfruit Mousse Cake

About three months after M and I dated, he said what we all want to hear in a relationship, "I love you." Yet, I felt like I was woken in the middle of the night or stuffing my face with doughnuts and unable to speak. All I could manage was "Ummmm, too."<p>I knew I was falling in love with him, but I …

An 11-Stop Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy for Under $15 a Head

A couple weeks back, my wife gave me a challenge: entertain her two friends visiting from Colombia with a food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown that lived up to my own standards of good food, catered to their tourist desires for a bit of history and a unique-to-New York feel, and clocked in at …

Rack Of Lamb Recipes That'll Make You Look Like A Kitchen Wizard

Occasionally, you might get the itch to host a dinner party. But, maybe there is a still small voice in the back of your head that says, "There's nothing I can cook for a couple of friends that will be impressive enough but still pretty easy to do." That's where you're wrong, voice. (Seriously, …

This Valentine's, Take In These 10 Take-Out Recipes

You already know going out on Valentine's Day is a bad idea. You'll be sandwiched between overly affectionate newlyweds, awkward couples making the Valentine's leap a bit too early, and, worst of all, single people who "don't care about Hallmark holidays and damn it, they have just as much a right …

Classic Chocolate Mousse

6 Servings<p>Dark chocolate and espresso add the slightly bitter notes needed to balance this easy chocolate mousse. Remember, the higher the cacao percentage, the less sweet the chocolate.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup chilled heavy cream, divided<p>4 large egg yolks<p>¼ cup espresso or strong coffee, …

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