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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie From 'The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free'

Ah, the glorious chocolate chip cookie. Crispy, chewy, salt-dusted, or just sweet—no matter the variation, it's an American stand-by. But until recently, a gluten-free version of the classic was not common. The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free beautifully mimics that tender yet crisp chocolate-chip balance, without relying on standard flour.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Standing Before the Community Board

Meeting with the Community Board is basically like doing martial arts. Win, lose, or draw, it's gonna hurt. You don't really engage so much as struggle for survival. And somewhere in the middle of all this, all you want to do is curl into a ball and whimper for your mommy.

How to Make Korean Stir-Fried Pork With Chili Marinade and Kimchi (Jaeyook Kimchi Bokum)

There are too many great meat dishes in the Korean canon to pick a favorite, but this one of stir-fried marinated pork with kimchi is definitely in my top five. Easy to make, it features thin strips of pork shoulder in a spicy-sweetShow More Summary

Is it Really Necessary to Add Garlic After the Onions When Sautéeing?

Many recipes instruct you to add garlic to the pan only after the onion has already cooked for a few minutes. Why is that? And why can't you just add them both at the same time? We ran some tests to find out.

How the New York City Meatball Helped Build Italian-American Cuisine

The iconic red sauce meatball—one of the foundational foods of Italian cuisine in the U.S.—has more to do with the New World than Naples. Its development, and its influence on what Italian-American cuisine would become in the U.S., is inextricably tied to New York City. This is the city where Italian-American became American, and where the meatball as we know it began.

16 Quick Stir-Fries to Liven Up Your Dinner Routine

As the weather starts to cool down, schedules start to fill up again and the pace of life starts to quicken, but that shouldn't mean you don't have time to throw together a delicious, healthy meal. We rounded up 16 fast-and-easy stir fry recipes that will keep you from resorting to boxed mac 'n' cheese for dinner this fall.

Win a Copy of 'Tacolicious'

For San Francisco-based husband-and-wife restauranteurs Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave, it took a trip to Mexico City to show them that Mexican food can be evolved and cosmopolitan, and still be real. It's not about gimmicks; it's about a heritage of flavors that can be reimagined a thousand ways and served without a cartoonish side of mariachi band. Show More Summary

A Beginner's Guide to Olives: 14 Varieties You Should Know

Olives have been a part of the human diet for thousands of years, long before the canning industry, grocery stores, and martinis came into play. But a few decades ago, your average American knew only a few varieties—some were green, some were black, some were pitted, and the best ones were pimento-stuffed...and that was that. Show More Summary

Le Pop Tart From 'The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free'

When you can't have gluten, finding palatable substitutions to your favorite foods can be a real hassle. Luckily, we have Karen Morgan's The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free to help you through that quest. Take this thickly-frosted, fruit-stuffed pop tart as a shining example of what can be done with a little starch manipulation.

Sunday Supper: Baked Shells With Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce and Italian Sausage

A base of roasted red pepper cream sauce swaths pre-cooked, medium-sized pasta shells. I like the sauce smooth and silky, so I purée the roasted pepper mixture before adding a combination of heavy cream and half-and-half, along with three cheeses: ricotta, Fontina, and Asiago. Italian sausage, garlic, and onions, boost the sauce with extra flavor.

Amp Up Your End-of-Summer Salads With Fresh Herbs

A medley of fresh herbs—basil, thyme, parsley, cilantro, and mint—combines with arugula, grape tomatoes, shredded mozzarella, and two types of olives for a bright, intensely flavorful end-of-summer salad.

Chef Frank Bonanno's Guide to Denver's Best Restaurants

Wondering where to eat burgers, tacos, and pasta in Denver? We asked Chef Frank Bonanno of Mizuna and Salt & Grinder.

Four Essential Northern Thai Dishes to Make Right Now

All week I've been publishing recipes and stories from Northern Thailand, the country's least exported regional cuisines. With strong funky aromas, heavy spicing, and the kind of bitter and hot flavors that can make you weep simultaneous...Show More Summary

The Best Dish at My Last Barbecue: This Aioli-and-Pesto Potato Salad

This fingerling potato salad with aioli, basil pesto, fried shallots, and pecorino is full of contrasts that come together into one amazing side dish.

Grilled Shrimp With New Orleans-Style Barbecue Sauce From 'The Big-Flavor Grill'

If you've never had New Orleans-style barbecued shrimp, you're forgiven for thinking you're about to see a recipe for shrimp swamped in smoky-sweet BBQ sauce. Instead, get ready for a spicy, vinegary, garlicky, wow-that's-a-lot-of-butter sauce, and have a crusty piece of bread on hand to soak up every last drop when the shrimp are gone.

The Real Story of Gumbo, Okra, and Filé

Gumbo is closely associated with Louisiana and, more specifically, with Cajun cuisine, and for good reason. But it's actually far older than the Cajun presence in Louisiana, and historically, it has a much broader regional footprint....Show More Summary

Grilled Orange-Glazed Baby Back Ribs With Chile-Peanut Dust From 'The Big-Flavor Grill'

Asian flavors seem to bring out the best in pork. So if you're working with a gorgeous rack of grilled baby back ribs, dousing them in gingery, orangey, soy sauce is a pretty great way to go, like in this recipe from The Big-Flavor Grill, by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby.

How to Make Aguachile: The Chili-Spiked Mexican Ceviche

If you love ceviche, then Mexico's aguachile is for you. Traditionally made with raw shrimp, lime juice, chilies, cucumber, and onion, it's served immediately while still totally raw, unlike most other ceviche recipes. It's worth trying the original version, but the dish is a springboard for improvisation. Show More Summary

Mocha-Coconut Tiramisu From 'Seriously Delish'

Until now, tiramisu has always felt like a wintertime dessert. Witness this Seriously Delish creation, which uses whipped coconut milk and coconut rum to add a undeniably tropical note to a normally coffee-heavy dessert. It's just as rich and inviting as the original.

Culture Club: 6 Made-in-New York Yogurts You Should Be Eating

Forget fro-yo—New York's greatest tangy asset is its new wealth of locally made fresh yogurt, which come in a dizzying array of flavors and textures that run laps around supermarket brands.

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