Finding the perfect brownie recipe is as personal as driving a manual versus an automatic, or choosing boxers over briefs. Some people like their brownies gooey, fudgy, and on the cusp of raw. Others like them fluffy, cakelike, and cooked all the way through. But part of the beauty in finding your favorite is not in the actual brownie but in the quest. You've got to kiss a lot of frogs to land the prince; you've got to bake a lot of brownies to find "the one."
It took me well into adolescence to attempt my first bite of cheesecake. When I glanced over dessert menus as a child, my vivid imagination conjured up incongruous images of Gouda cakes and gorgonzola pies. No one ever explained to me the difference between cream cheese and all the rest. You can bet that once I figured out the distinction, though, I never looked back!
We've all heard that old saying before, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well why not lemonade tarts instead? That's what happened when I found myself with a whole bag of lemons and nothing to do with them.
Have you ever renovated a kitchen? If so, you know that it can be one of the more stressful processes you can experience as a homeowner. My husband and I are currently preparing for a major renovation — and because we don't seem to do things by halves, we're not just renovating a kitchen.
Next week The Kitchn will publish the first of what will be a recurring series on farming and the people who devote their lives to it. A Year in the Life of the Farm will chronicle the monthly and seasonal changes at Quail Hill Farm, one of the oldest CSA farms in the country. Quail Hill is run by "poet farmer" Scott Chaskey, and as you'll hear in this video, it's clear Scott combines acute intelligence for the issues and responsibilities surrounding the modern day organic farmer with a romantic's love of the land. Enjoy this special sneak peek of both Scott and the farm!
Have you seen Agrarian, the new line of home gardening and preserving resources from Williams-Sonoma? Yes, Williams-Sonoma has branched out into the world of supplying home gardeners, picklers, preservers, beekeepers and kombucha-makers. This is a world we're very familiar with, of course, here at The Kitchn, so we took a look through their new offerings to find 10 products we thought you might like. From handsome fermentation crocks to kits for cheese-making, here are practical products for home preservers.
If you didn't eat yourself silly over the holidays you're definitely in the minority and also extremely lucky. I definitely gained a few unwanted pounds over the past month and now I'm looking to eat a little lighter. Salads are just the perfect thing.
Description: American cuisine has come a long way since 1991, when the novelist and food writer Jim Harrison's wrote his beautiful essay, "What Have We Done with the Thighs." Alas, his question remains relevant: too many eaters avoid the finest part of a chicken. That's where Cree LeFavour's smart, irresistible new book, "Poulet," comes in.
When it comes to adding zing to a meal, we all know it's all in the side dishes you choose. So, isn't it time to go from basic to fabulous, to match your passion for gourmet cooking - and eating?!Thanks to Alexia Foods, which offers an array of simple side dishes that make a simple meal extraordinary, you can complement any homemade meal in true culinary-masterpiece style.
We teamed up with our friends at Le Creuset to giveaway our favorite pieces to five lucky Kitchn readers!
Le Creuset knows that city cooks face special challenges: we don't have much space and we have even less time. Rental kitchens can have grumpy old stoves, and usually don't have much color or style. Le Creuset - known for their colorful kitchenware as well as superior performance, lasting quality and iconic designs - is ready and waiting to help us this harvest season.
Each winner will get to choose from Le Creuset's fabulous color palette - color options like Cherry, Cobalt, Flame, Caribbean, Cassis, and Fennel will make your kitchen come alive with color! Check out these prizes:
Grand Prize (1): "Classic Creuset" Collection, valued at over $2,900: We pulled our very favorite pieces from Le Creuset's collection -- including bakeware, non-stick skillets, knives, and of course the classic Le Creuset cast iron.
Runners Up (4): "Perfect Pots", "Eat & Drink", "Tools of the Trade", and "Baker's Best" Collections, valued over $500: Each of these collections are city-kitchen approved hard-working pieces that we know you'll return to time and time again.