Happy Independence Day from The Kitchn!

Happy 4th of July! Is the grill fired up yet? We're taking the day off, but we still have a few summery goodies for you, including a great guest post. Watch for those later this morning. We hope that you're having a splendid summer holiday, full of good food, good company, and relaxation. Happy Independence Day!

And we'll see you back here Tuesday as we kick off our Small Cool Kitchens contest — we're celebrating small kitchens all month.

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