Around the World in 30 Soups: This month we’re collaborating with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globetrotting adventure in soups from countries and cuisines around the world. Today’s stop: Spain. For the soup most associated with Spain in the popular imagination, we turn to one of Spain’s most famous cooks of all — Ferran Adrià. But don’t worry; no molecular gastronomy is involved.
From drop-and-go dinners to scene-stealing desserts, Kitchn’s editors and writers cooked a ton this year. And when looking back, we realized we all had a few dishes that stood out in our minds as extra memorable. Some were budget-friendly favorites that could feed a whole family, some were weeknight MVPs that could go from prep to plate in 20 minutes, and some were sweet treats that are absolutely worth spending a Sunday on.
Chicken is the ultimate weeknight dinner staple — and you can never have too many recipes in your kitchen roster. But if you’re anything like us, you’ve got a few (or maybe a ton!) of chicken recipes you never get tired of, and that you keep coming back to again and again. These are the tried-and-true dishes that deliver on everything from taste, to texture, to time.
Meal prep can mean a lot of different things for different people. It can be a way to feel more comfortable with cooking when you’re just starting out. It can be a tool to keep the cost of groceries in check. It can even be a form of self-care, and a way to ensure a smoother week ahead — just by having thoughtful meals ready and waiting for your future self to dig into. No matter what your motivations are, meal prep can teach valuable lessons that go way beyond the kitchen.