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Party Pro Move: This Make-Ahead Fizzy Strawberry Pisco Punch

This batchable summer pisco cocktail starts with strawberries and fresh thyme, tart lemon, and fizzy, bright sparkling wine.

What Is American Cheese, Anyway?

What's in American cheese? There's a lot of hysteria out there about it being "full of chemicals" and "not real cheese." This explainer helps set the record straight by discussing the ingredients, process, and regulations around those melty slices.

Extra-Special Sauce: Ed and Kenji Take Your Calls (Part 2)

Can someone learn to love calf's liver? (Maybe with a little liver therapy, administered by phone.) How can you get your homemade pizza sauce to be as good as the stuff at the best pizzerias? And how can you slow-cook ground beef without...Show More Summary

Where's the Beet? Right in These Vegetarian Sandwiches

Beets may not be a common sandwich filling, but they add everything a good sandwich needs: a tender, juicy bite, and plenty of flavor. Here their sweetness is balanced with fresh ginger, raw scallions, and a fennel salad dressed with a dash of mustard.

Equipment: The Best Manual Citrus Juicers and Reamers

A simple manual citrus juicer is the sort of unassuming kitchen tool that you'll find yourself reaching for again and again. But there are good manual juicers, and there are bad manual juicers. So I put a whole bunch of top-rated citrus juicers to the test. Many hours, several hundred fruits, several gallons of juice, and two tired wrists later, here's what I came up with.

Classic Blueberry Muffins: Fast, Simple, and None Too Sweet

With this simple recipe, awesome blueberry muffins are quick and easy, perfectly buttery, but none too sweet. Plus, you'll never have to toss your berries in flour again; with one simple trick, those "sinkers" are a thing of the pas...

22 Recipes for Sweet, Juicy Summer Corn

It wasn't until I went to college, in a town surrounded by small-scale farms, that I regularly ate fresh sweet corn—and it was a revelation. Compared to the stuff you find at most grocery stores, in-season farmers market corn is incredibly juicy and sweet. These 22 corn recipes will help you take full advantage of one of summer's simplest joys.

For Great Steak Sandwiches, Think Beyond the Steak

The appeal of a steak sandwich lies in the fact that it's steak, and yet it's all the other components that make it truly special. This one is layered with an easy roasted cherry tomato jam, a creamy anchovy- and cheese-spiked sauce, a bright and bitter salad, pickled onions, and Parmesan.

Muffin Myth-Busting: Don't Waste Your Time Tossing Berries in Flour

A lot of blueberry muffin recipes tell you to toss the berries in flour first to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the batter. That doesn't work. Here's a method that does.

Gyudon (Beef and Rice Bowl) Is Japan's Most Foolproof Dish

If ramen is like the hamburger of Japan, gyudon—steamed rice topped with beef and onions simmered in sake and soy sauce—is its hot dog: a quick, easy meal that's equally at home at the food court or on your kitchen table.

The Best (and Worst) of Times for Japanese Wagyu Beef in the US

For most of the 21st century, you have had a better chance of winning Megabucks or being elected president than of eating Kobe—or any Japanese-raised beef—in this country. Here's why, and how it's starting to change.

13 No-Cook, No-Bake, No-Sweat Summer Dessert Recipes

With summer in full swing, I prefer to keep my oven usage to a minimum—and, on the hottest days, even turning a burner on doesn't appeal. To both placate your sweet tooth and keep you cool, we've got 13 summery treats, including a fruit...Show More Summary

Techniques and Recipes for the Best Ribs

Whether you’re craving succulent baby backs or massive Texas-style beef short ribs, we’ve got the recipe for you.

Make These Fresh and Easy Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon Rice Bowls for Dinner Tonight

Having a batch of teriyaki sauce in your fridge at all times (it lasts forever) allows you to pull together a dinner like this rice bowl with teriyaki-glazed salmon and avocado in the amount of time it takes to steam a pot of rice. Once...Show More Summary

Out of the Salad Bowl and Into the Blender: Transform Lettuce Into This Cool (or Hot) Soup

Lettuce isn't just good for salads; it makes shockingly delicious soup, too. Easy and quick to make, this silky-smooth soup is creamy (though it has no cream) and can be served hot or chilled.

Scrapcook: This Leftover-Steak Carpaccio Salad Is Better Than True Carpaccio

With a composed-salad approach to steak carpaccio, you'll ensure that everything is dressed and seasoned properly before it even gets to the table. Chopped capers in a vinaigrette lend flavor to each bite. Lemon juice is suspended in an emulsion that coats the greens evenly. Show More Summary

15 Recipes Starring Fresh, Ripe Summer Tomatoes

It's not an exaggeration to say that for much of the year, fresh tomatoes aren't even worth buying. But come summer, it's a completely different story: You can find beautiful ripe, flavorful tomatoes at farmers markets everywhere you go. Show More Summary

Special Sauce: Tom Douglas on the Moral Imperative of Livable Restaurant Wages

I have known Seattle uber-chef Tom Douglas for more than 20 years, but even I wasn't prepared for what an extraordinary guest he would be on this week's podcast.

How Hot Is Too Hot? Adam Savage and The Food Lab Sear Steaks to Find Out

I was always of the mind that with searing, the hotter and faster the better. After all, too much time spent over high heat is what gives steak that dreaded Gray Band of Dryness underneath its surface. But after watching a group from...Show More Summary

How to Stock a Thai Pantry: Essential Ingredients for Your Shopping List

With the right recipes, Thai cuisine is no more difficult to master than any other. And, thanks to mail-order outfits like Amazon, increasingly well-stocked supermarket "international sections," and the proliferation of Asian groceries, Thai ingredients are more accessible than ever. Here's what you need to know.

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