Special Sauce: Fuchsia Dunlop on “Magic Ingredients” and Stocking the Chinese Pantry

July 21st, 2017 Food

Chinese-food and culture writer Fuchsia Dunlop tackles common misconceptions about cooking Chinese food at home in this week’s episode of the Special Sauce podcast with Ed Levine.

The No-Bake Cookie Secret: It’s Just Fudge

July 21st, 2017 Food

If you’ve ever struggled with no-bake cookies that never set up like they should, this is the recipe for you. It’s a fast, easy, and totally foolproof way to make chewy, chocolaty, peanut butter–y oatmeal cookies that are perfect every time.

15 Tex-Mex Recipes Everyone Will Love, From Enchiladas to Fajitas

July 20th, 2017 Food

As much as we appreciate traditional Mexican food here at Serious Eats, we also love its Americanized cousin. If you’ve got a place in your heart for Tex-Mex too, check out 15 of our favorite recipes, including classic Texas-style nachos, creamy chicken enchiladas, and chorizo-stuffed chiles rellenos.

Tomato and Burrata Crostini: Not Just a Summertime Treat

July 20th, 2017 Food

A simple open-faced summer sandwich can become an elegant appetizer in a snap. We combine blistered tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, and chive oil to top crostini for a snack or light dinner.

Grilling With Vinegar: Filipino-Style Adobo-Marinated Pork Chops

July 19th, 2017 Food

Filipino adobo is a classic dish, usually of stewed chicken or pork in a tangy, flavorful sauce made from cane vinegar, soy sauce, and aromatics. But the building blocks of the adobo sauce also make a great marinade for grilled meats, like the pork chops here.

The Calm Before the Swarm: A Day in the Life of an Urban Beekeeper

July 19th, 2017 Food

The five beehives we have on our roof are registered with the city, so once or twice a year, we get calls to rescue errant swarms from other people’s backyards and grape arbors.

Vietnamese-Style Noodle Bowls with Chicken

July 19th, 2017 Food

Vietnamese Noodle Bowls with Chicken

An entire meal in one bowl is a brilliant system. That’s one reason the bowl trend has taken off and shows no signs of declining.

Another is the ease. You can put a bowl together without any heavy lifting, and at the end of your assembly line you have happy eaters.

Here is a riff that I like to do on Vietnamese “bún” – one of the original “meals in a bowl”! This is a cold salad of vermicelli rice noodles, chicken, fresh herbs and vegetables, and a tangy rice vinegar dressing.

Looking down at this bowl full of these delicious ingredients, it’s bound to put a big smile on your face.

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Vietnamese Noodle Bowls with Chicken

July 19th, 2017 Food

Vietnamese Noodle Bowls with Chicken

An entire meal in one bowl is a brilliant system. That’s one reason the bowl trend has taken off and shows no signs of declining.

Another is the ease. You can put a bowl together without any heavy lifting, and at the end of your assembly line you have happy eaters.

Here is a riff that I like to do on Vietnamese “bún” – one of the original “meals in a bowl”! This is a cold salad of vermicelli rice noodles, chicken, fresh herbs and vegetables, and a tangy rice vinegar dressing.

Looking down at this bowl full of these delicious ingredients, it’s bound to put a big smile on your face.

Continue reading “Vietnamese Noodle Bowls with Chicken” »

German Potato Salad

July 18th, 2017 Food

German Potato Salad

I like all kinds of potato salads, but German might be my favorite!

For German potato salad, sliced potatoes are tossed with bacon, sautéed onions, fresh herbs, and a mustardy white wine dressing. It’s a nice change-up from the mayonnaise-based version, and you can serve it warm or chilled.

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18 Recipes to Get the Most Out of Your Herb Garden

July 18th, 2017 Food

The solution to having too many herbs on hand is to make one of these 18 recipes where herbs play a starring role.

How to Make Ajo Blanco, Spain’s Tomato-Free, Almond-Laced Gazpacho

July 18th, 2017 Food

Ajo blanco, sometimes called “white gazpacho,” is Spain’s other famous chilled summer soup. Made with bread, almonds, garlic, olive oil, and a splash of vinegar, then topped with refreshing green grapes, it’s another perfect warm-weather bread soup, and it just happens to be 100% vegan.

Iced Chai Latte

July 18th, 2017 Food

Iced Chai Tea Latte

Last summer, I was all about cold brew coffee. This summer, my obsession is iced chai lattes. And my friends, I am deeply obsessed.

The size (and frequency) of my batches seems to have become larger and larger as the summer has progressed. At first, I was just drinking one or two glasses in the morning. And then another glass in the afternoon started to seem perfectly reasonable.

When I switched from water glasses to pint glasses, I knew I was in trouble.

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How to Choose the Right Whisk

July 17th, 2017 Food

Whether you’re making meringue, chocolate pudding, or a silky roux, it’s important to grab the right tool for the job. Is your whisk helping or hurting the task at hand?

The History of Chewing Gum, From Chicle to Chiclets

July 17th, 2017 Food

A look at how chewing gum is made and the surprising history that gave birth to gumball machines, bubble gum, and beyond.

Baked Fish with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

July 17th, 2017 Food

Baked Fish

This is a lazy, day-at-the-beach type of recipe – it makes the perfect meal to quickly throw together and devour after hours of lounging in the sun.

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Classic German Potato Salad

July 17th, 2017 Food

German Potato Salad

I like all kinds of potato salads, but German might be my favorite!

For German potato salad, sliced potatoes are tossed with bacon, sautéed onions, fresh herbs, and a mustardy white wine dressing. It’s a nice change-up from the mayonnaise-based version, and you can serve it warm or chilled.

Continue reading “Classic German Potato Salad” »

Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

July 15th, 2017 Food

Grilled Fish Tacos with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa

I love tacos, but if you ask for my favorite, it’s got to be tacos made with grilled fish.

The recipe I’m sharing today is one of my favorite versions. It has a bright strawberry and pineapple salsa that truly makes it taste of summer!

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Special Sauce: Fuchsia Dunlop on Her Enduring Love Affair With Chinese Cooking

July 14th, 2017 Food

One of today’s best English-language writers on Chinese cuisine, Fuchsia Dunlop talks with Ed about what Chinese culinary traditions can teach us.

15 Peach Recipes to Fete Your Favorite Fuzzy Fruit

July 13th, 2017 Food

It isn’t summer if you aren’t consuming a whole mess of peaches in a bunch of different ways.

A Summer of Juleps: 4 Icy Cocktails to Beat the Heat

July 13th, 2017 Food

A mint julep made with bourbon is a classic hot-weather cocktail, and we have all the info you need on how to make a perfect one. But beyond that, all sorts of variations are possible. Here are recipes for a whole range of juleps, from the best basic one to a smoky, spicy number with mezcal.