Easy Chinese Stir-Fry: Everyday Fried Noodles from Saveur Recipe ReviewsRecipes
We’re pretty sure that noodles are comfort food just about wherever you go in the world, and China is no exception. This northern Chinese dish is properly called tian tian chao mian, and its combination of stir-fried vegetables, savory ground pork, and chewy flat noodles is as satisfying as it comes – not to mention quick and easy!The recipe comes from an excellent feature on Chinese stir-fry from a recent issue of Saveur Magazine.
Jul 25, 2023
Tip: Press Vintage Glassware onto Your Sugar CookiesSkills
So, you don’t own a cookie mold, and you don’t have the time (or maybe the steady hand) to pipe multi-colored icing. And yet you’d like to gussy up those plain sugar cookies somehow. This is a simple, two-second trick that requires no special equipment.Well, unless you consider vintage glassware special equipment.The thing is, you can do this trick with a lot of everyday kitchenware.
May 3, 2023
Slow-Cooked Tomato and Herb White Beans Recipe ReviewRecipes
Soupy beans with garlic, tomato, and thyme. We took one look at that recipe and description in Gourmet‘s latest issue, and we were hooked.This is a simple yet flavorful dish of beans and tomatoes that is hearty enough for a vegetarian main dish. Actually, we fed this to people who are definitely not vegetarians, and they loved it as a dinner dish too. The recipe calls for bacon, which we skipped in favor of another fat, and you could easily use butter or even olive oil instead.
Mar 24, 2023
Blogging Cook’s Illustrated: Creamy Creamless Tomato SoupRecipes
Acidic bite, muted flavor, watery texture: these are all complaints that we have had about tomato soup recipes in the past. Apparently Cook’s Illustrated agreed because their recipe for Creamy Creamless Tomato Soup in their September/October issue addresses all these issues and more.The cooks’ first step was to do away with all the dairy found in the standard tomato soup recipes, explaining that this was the culprit behind muted flavor.
Mar 24, 2023
The End of Tater Tots? A Proposal to Ban Potatoes in SchoolsPeople
The potato has had it rough the past few years. First that whole low carb craze, and now an effort to eliminate potatoes in school lunches? Really, what’s so bad about the potato? Do you think it should be banned?When you stack it up against more colorful and nutrient packed vegetables (carrots, spinach and the like), it’s true that the humble potato doesn’t seem like much.
Sep 20, 2022
A New Cut of Meat for the GrillThe New York TimesRecipes
Well, it’s not completely new to us. Sara Kate wrote about this cut of meat in her post on Korean Barbecued Short Ribs. It’s called flanken, and it’s cut from the same cloth as short ribs, but it’s thinner—and it cooks in just a few short minutes on the grill.Melissa Clark has written about flanken before; it’s her go-to cut for pot roast, since it’s relatively tough and works well in a slow-cooked braise.
Sep 20, 2022
In the Kitchen With a Good Appetite: Melissa Clark’s Chicken Thighs with Green Tomatoes, Basil, and GingerRecipes
In the Kitchen with a Good AppetiteWe are big fans of Melissa Clark’s New York Times column, A Good Appetite. Every week she brings a friendly, yet authoritative voice to some piece of kitchen inspiration — an addictive bite of granola, a grand phyllo tart, a pot of beans — and runs it through her kitchen and the blender of her own imagination. The result is always some recipe we want to make immediately.
May 13, 2022
Book Review: Local Breads by Daniel LeaderPeople
“Flour makes a difference, but don’t obsess about it.”We loved this bit of advice from Daniel Leader’s new book, Local Breads: Sourdough and Whole-Grain Recipes from Europe’s Best Artisan Bakers.It’s also representative of the book’s over-all approach, which continually balances technical bread-baking methods with flexible, playful creativity.
May 13, 2022
Randy Clemens’ ChilaquilesRecipes
This recipe comes from The Sriracha Cookbook: 50 “Rooster Sauce” Recipes That Pack a Punch by Randy Clemens. Considering our long and well-documented love affair with Sriracha brand hot sauce, this cookbook hits close to our hearts and even closer to our stomachs.This cookbook is pure fun…as long as you like your fun on the spicy side. We had no idea that Sriracha could be used in so many ways!
May 13, 2022
Web Resource: SupercookPeople
Supercook Usually when one does a Google search for recipes, then end up with many results, most that require more shopping. Sometimes we want to use what we have in the house, or sometimes we are doing a freezer or cupboard purge. Supercook comes in handy this way; simply enter the ingredients you want to use, and the resulting recipes will contain only those ingredients. This helps cut down on time wasted going through numerous recipes trying to find the right one.
May 13, 2022
From the NY Times Magazine: How To Make an Indoor SmokerSkills
We know grilling month is long gone, as is the summer barbecue season. But we got one last, lingering taste of smoky, outdoor flavor in yesterday’s New York Times Sunday Magazine — only it was for smoking food indoors (hooray for apartment living!)…In the article, Jill Santopietro describes smoking all sorts of food (ribs, mozzarella, pears, tomatoes) in a wok in her apartment.
May 12, 2022
Favorite New Podcast: Spilled Milk from OrangettePeople
Looking for something new to perk up your commute? We’ve got the perfect solution: Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton’s delicious new podcast project! It’s called Spilled Milk, and the show will make you laugh out loud AND make you hungry!Each podcast – six so far, with a seventh on the way – covers a different topic in one twenty-minute segment. In other words, a perfect bite-sized podcast!
May 12, 2022
Edible Craft: Marshmallow Dreidels for HanukkahMartha Stewart KidsPeople
Hanukkah starts at sundown on Friday, December 11th, so for those of you celebrating, the planning/cooking may have already begun. We think making these marshmallow dreidels would keep kids occupied even longer than playing with an actual dreidel. That is, until they eat them. Get the instructions below.The team at Martha Stewart must have a thing for marshmallow dreidels, because these aren’t the only ones the magazine has featured.
May 12, 2022
Irresistible Clementine SherbetRecipe ReviewRecipes
We wrote about this recipe two years ago and just got around to making it (with a minor citrus swap-out) this week. We might not forgive ourselves for taking that long. If you like sherbet, heed our advice: This is one of the easiest and most addictive desserts we’ve made in a while.We’ve always been bigger fans of sherbet than sorbet. Sorbet is virtuous. Sherbet toes that fine line between, “I’m eating fruit for dessert! Go me,” and “Oooh, this is creamy.
May 12, 2022
Good Idea: Start a Food Lit or Cookbook Book ClubPeople
We’re all familiar with the concept of a book club but what about one that centers around the themes of food, cooking, eating? With all the food memoirs and cookbooks being published these days, there is plenty of material to choose from. Read on for our suggestions of how to get a food lit or cookbook book club started, tips on how to host a group and a list of suggested titles to get you going.
May 12, 2022
Secrets From My Tuscan Kitchen by Judy Witts FranciniPeople
Earlier this summer, I spent a day in Florence with Judy Witts Francini, an American who moved to Italy in 1984, married an Italian, and stayed put. She leads tours, teaches hands-on cooking classes, blogs and is the author of a charming book called Secrets From My Tuscan Kitchen. Judy took us all around Florence, tucking into wine shops for sips, and going deep into the aisles of the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale. It was my birthday, and she left me with a copy of her book.
May 12, 2022
Gluten-Free Recipe: Braised White BeansRecipes
Now, more than six years later, glutenfreegirl.com is considered one of the top blogs on celiac disease, and on food in general. Her second book, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, continues her culinary path with pages of recipes, gluten-free tips, and many manifestations of her love for food. Reading Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef as just a cookbook is like watching a football game to check out the uniforms – you’d miss the whole point!
May 12, 2022
Glorious Grits by Susan McEwen McIntoshBook Reviews 2009People
If you think grits are, indeed, glorious, then this is a book for you. But even if you’re not sold, hear us out. This book veers way off the breakfast path, with recipes for savory polenta main dishes (very popular right now), desserts (grits pecan pie, anyone?) and a bunch of things to do with plain old cornmeal. We’re loving one super easy cornmeal-jam cookie right now.
May 12, 2022
New Site for Foodies: NOTCOT Launches TasteologiePeople
After that kerfuffle two years ago with Tastespotting shutting down and then relaunching as an independent site, we thought NOTCOT had decided to steer clear of the food world. So it was with surprise — and tentative excitement — that we saw they’d launched a new site dedicated to foodie eye-candy: Tasteologie.The site follows the same format as the other NOTCOT sites (and, it should be noted, Tastespotting).
May 11, 2022
Can You Recommend Some New Food Magazines?Skills
Q: Since Gourmet went under, I’ve been receiving Bon Appétit as a replacement. It’s fine, but it doesn’t come close to Gourmet in content or quality. I’ve decided to cancel Bon Appétit and I’m looking for some more food magazine recommendations.I already receive (and love) Cook’s Illustrated and Saveur. I’m a former subscriber to Cooking Light and if I can’t find anything ‘new’, I might have to give it another shot. Any ideas?
May 11, 2022
7 Food Podcasts That Make Cleaning Your Kitchen FunKitchen
One of my favorite reader tips for cooking without making a big mess was Make cleaning fun! Listening to a podcast while cleaning up the kitchen is one of my favorite ways to make even the most dreaded tasks a little more enjoyable. Need some new recommendations? Here are a few great food-related podcasts to check out while tackling that big pile of dirty dishes.
May 11, 2022
Champurrado: Mexican Hot Chocolate From Nationwide Newspaper Food Sections 10.14.09People
Celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos with a cup of rich, creamy Champurrado. Plus, foods for the Hindu new year celebration Diwali, support for sustainable local farms in St. Louis, and a fall vegetable gratin. The Los Angeles Times rounds up recipes for El Dia de Los Muertos including Champurrado, “a rich, creamy drink made from Mexican chocolate, thickened with masa, and spiked with cinnamon.
May 11, 2022
New Food Magazine: Jamie MagazinePeople
Has anyone gotten a chance to check out the new Jamie Magazine? This is the latest addition to Jamie Oliver’s ever-expanding empire and one that we are very curious to get a peek at. There’s only one unfortunate drawback…It’s currently only available at newsstands in the UK! Boo! Subscriptions are available to Jamie Oliver fans in the US, but at the rather steep annual price of about $64.
May 11, 2022
U-Pick Apples: Choosing the Best Apples for BakingPeople
Almost any apple you buy right now is going to taste delicious, but not all of them are great for baking. As a recent article in the Boston Globe points out, some turn to mush as soon as they hit the heat of the oven. They have some tips for picking the right ones.The Globe’s list includes eleven apples ideal for baking. They run the gamut from sweet to tongue-twisting tart, so there’s something for everyone.
May 11, 2022
Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes by Lidia BastianichRecipes
Paging through Lidia Bastianich’s new book, Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes (Knopf), it’s obvious that the notion of a locavore is not a trend but rather a given in Italy and it has been for generations. In all of her books, Lidia gives readers a sense of this very local approach to cooking, but in this, her sixth cookbook, the message is clear.
May 11, 2022
Top Ramen: David Chang’s Lucky Peach On NewsstandsPeople
My expectations were high when I opened my mailbox and saw that I had received my first issue of Lucky Peach, the new food quarterly from Momofuku’s David Chang and McSweeney’s. The cover alone was enough to send my eyebrows skyward: brawny arms holding aloft a plucked chicken in what looks like a grungy back-alley kitchen. With cartoon eggs popping out of its…you know. What was I in for?
May 11, 2022
Cheap-O: Under-$10 Dinners We’d Like to TryRachael Ray MagazineRecipes
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) We all know Rachael Ray appeals to the masses with recipes prized for speed and ease. But she’s also all about keeping costs down, and we appreciate that. With these two recipes (which both feed four people), we think you could buy organic ingredients and still come in well under the $10 mark.We realize Rachael Ray is a polarizing figure, and many of her recipes rely too heavily on poultry seasoning, ground beef, and shredded cheese. But you know what?
May 11, 2022
Recipe Review: Pasta alla Norma from Cook’s IllustratedRecipes
We knew immediately upon opening the July/August issue of Cook’s Illustrated that we would have to make this dish. We’re recent converts to the clan of eggplant-lovers, and the description of caramelized eggplant and silky tomato sauce sounded too good to resist!The article says that some of the problems with this eggplant pasta dish is that it can be labor-intensive to prepare and the resulting sauce can be oily and overwhelming.
May 4, 2022
Gifts For Foodies: “Marshmallows” by Eileen Talanian with Homemade MarshmallowsGroceries
The absolute deliciousness of homemade marshmallows was one of our favorite discoveries this year. Wouldn’t a copy of this book on making marshmallows, along with a few homemade marshmallows as inspiration, make a great present for a fellow food-lover?This book Marshmallows: Homemade Gourmet Treats by Eileen Talanian has been our guiding star as we started experimenting with making these treats at home.
Sep 15, 2021
Children’s Book Recommendation: Let’s Cook! by Robert CrowtherPeople
We usually leave this type of thing for our friends over at Ohdeedoh, but we’re absolutely in love with this interactive “Press-Out-And-Play” cooking book for kids! So much so that when it came time to hand it over to its intended 3-year-old recipient, we had a hard time letting it go. Take a look for yourselves!The book takes kids through making breakfast, toasting bread, assembling a sandwich, and creating an ice cream sundae.
Sep 30, 2020
Everyday Food’s Sarah Carey: Your Kids Will Love Her and So Will YouPeople
Everyday Food The fact that I hadn’t heard of these videos before now is a bit embarrassing because besides being a huge cooking video watcher, I make my living writing about food so I’m supposed to be on top of these things. But now I’m hooked. Do you know who Sarah Carey is and do your kids watch her, too? Maybe it’s her crazy mop of bright red curls or her energetic, friendly, and occasionally goofy way of presenting, but kids sure think that Sarah Carey is cool.
Sep 30, 2020
The Best Snacks, According to The Baby-Sitters ClubSkills
If I learned anything while reading The Baby-Sitters Club series in my youth, it’s that minding a gaggle of little ones can really work up an appetite. Babysitters need to be just as fueled as the kids are — after all, they’re the ones taking them to Little League and soccer practice and cello lessons. Here are seven of the best snacks for babysitters, as inspired by this iconic book series (they’re probably all hidden in Claudia Kishi’s bedroom).
Sep 30, 2020
Why James and the Giant Peach Could Never Be About CherriesPeople
Fruit will always be ripe for children’s literature — “A is for apple” graces the first page of almost any self-respecting alphabet book, after all — but a peach is a particularly rich fruit for this job, conveying a sense of sweetness around its dark stone center, or its regional and cultural connections. It’s just unusual enough to be slightly left of the more typical fruits. Take, for example, Roald Dahl’s fantastical novel James and the Giant Peach.
Sep 30, 2020
5 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Easy Kid LunchesSkills
Let’s be honest here — packing lunches for your kids can feel like a chore. It’s definitely easier to hand your child a few bucks for the day, let them buy lunch, and be done with it. But at the same time, I like knowing what my kids are eating; when they bring lunch from home, I feel like they are getting something healthier and are more likely to eat it.
Sep 30, 2020
How Will You Celebrate Julia Child’s 100th Birthday Tomorrow?People
Bon Anniversaire, Julia! Tomorrow is Julia Child’s 100th birthday and all across the country people getting ready to celebrate the birth and life of this beloved icon of gourmet cooking. In my area, local restaurants are advertising their special tribute to Julia with menus which feature such Julia classics as poulet en gelée à l’estragon avec salade de laitue beurre et tomates, along with boeuf bourguignon and coq a vin.
Jul 17, 2020
Lentils With Broiled EggplantRecipes
Here’s a little more about this startlingly good cookbook, and a recipe I can’t wait to make.Yotam Ottolenghi owns a group of delis and restaurants in London, England, and his establishments have gained a reputation for fresh, creative vegetarian food. Ottolenghi is not actually a vegetarian, so his column at The Guardian, “The New Vegetarian”, raised some eyebrows.
Feb 3, 2020
Sarah Marx Feldner’s Udon Soup with Chicken MeatballsRecipes
This is the time of year that we cooks often forget to nourish ourselves; the ordinary meals that fall between the holiday feast and the baked treats can be rushed and overlooked. Here’s a recipe and a book to help you stay centered and nourished in the kitchen: a new favorite, a quiet, thorough look at Japanese home cooking from the perspective of a Western cook. This book is an absolute delight, and the recipe here? Well, we’re getting ready to make it right now.
Jan 29, 2020
Sexy–Ugly Onion TartRecipes
Cara and Phoebe’s popular cooking blog, Big Girls Small Kitchen, has garnered acclaim and popularity from a variety of readers and established chefs. Their approach, explaining the basics of home cooking, to fellow “quarter-lifers” is as witty and fun as it is honest and approachable. These two ladies graduated from college, moved into the work force and tackled entertaining and food with gusto.
Jan 21, 2020
Michel Richard’s Extremely Chocolaty Chip CookiesRecipes
Sweet MagicThese cookies? They are amazing, and they start with an unexpected ingredient. See those little specks in the cookies? They aren’t nuts. Read on for more about this recipe, and this playful, witty, unexpectedly delightful book.Michel Richard is a one-of-a-kind French chef. He currently owns Citronelle in the D.C. area. He won a James Beard award as Outstanding Chef in 2007, and he is often referred to as a chef’s chef.
Jan 21, 2020
Gluten-Free Strawberry CupcakesRecipes
This is one reason why Elana Amsterdam’s books are so attractive: her ingredient lists are remarkably short. This strawberry cupcake recipe, for instance, only calls for eight relatively familiar ingredients. And yet it’s also outstandingly delicious!Elana Amsterdam of the popular blog Elana’s Pantry has gained quite a following for her gluten-free recipes.
Jan 21, 2020
Cranberry Crème Fraîche Bundt CakeRecipes
A luscious cranberry cake, with the richness of crème fraîche. Christie is a friend who has appeared here before on The Kitchn; she cowrote the very popular cookbook Flour with Joanne Chang, and she also authored a book on salty sweets. This book is a lovely single-subject book, with soft, elegant photos by Alex Farnum. It has a smaller square profile, and a hardback cover with glossy pages. The 50 recipes cover the basics, like lemon-poppy seed and milk chocolate.
Jan 21, 2020
Unique Dessert: Quince and Fig Cobbler from Top Chef Stephanie IzardRecipes
We were big fans of Stephanie Izard during Top Chef Chicago, and since her big win, she’s been busy planning a new restaurant and making appearances all over the country. She’s also been blogging, and we’ve been checking in occasionally to take a look at her recipes.
Jan 21, 2020
3 Reasons You Should Eat Liver (Like Leo)People
Even if you haven’t seen The Revenant, yet another Oscar-nominated movie in which the protagonist is left for dead (this time after a bear mauling instead of a Martian dust storm), you may have heard the buzz about Leonardo DiCaprio and the raw bison liver he ate in his role as frontiersman Hugh Glass. DiCaprio explains that the fake liver, a sort of red gelatinous pancake, didn’t look authentic.
Dec 17, 2019
2016 Oscars Coverage on The KitchnPeople
In our office, we get really excited about things like yum emojis and blender butter, but we’re also normal people with lives outside of food. So this weekend, we’re going to make ourselves some popcorn, open a bottle of rosé, and find out who will be taking home an Oscar. Of course, in the lead up to the big night, we had to put our spin on the year’s best films.
Dec 17, 2019
From the Writer’s Desk: 20 Authors, 20 Midnight SnacksPeople
Booze is the bread and butter of many a great writer, from Faulkner to Fitzgerald — but not all authors are fueled by the hard stuff. Others find creativity in comfort food. They satisfy the rumblings of their belly with chocolate and peanut butter; they snack on forbidden fruit candies; they pad in stocking feet to the freezer to retrieve a pint of ice cream and a spoon.
Dec 17, 2019
Author Lauren Weisberger’s Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
Dec 17, 2019
Author Jodi Ellen Malpas’ Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
Dec 17, 2019
Author Elin Hilderbrand’s Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours. If there is an author who defines the summer beach read, it’s Elin Hilderbrand.
Dec 17, 2019
Author Alissa Johnson’s Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
Dec 17, 2019
Author Leila Meacham’s Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
Dec 17, 2019
Author Amy Tintera’s Favorite Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After al, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours. Amy Tintera is the bestselling author of the Reboot duology, in which “Reboots” (i.e.
Dec 17, 2019
Author Stephanie Diaz’s Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
Dec 17, 2019
Author P.C. Cast’s Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours. P.C.
Dec 17, 2019
Author Victoria Aveyard’s Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
Dec 17, 2019
Author Stephanie Perkins’ Midnight Writing SnackPeople
When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set? This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.
Dec 17, 2019
What to Eat While Reading Roman CrazyPeople
August is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. This hot-and-steamy month is, appropriately, Read-a-Romance Month, 31 days dedicated to swooning and melting, yearning and burning. We asked Bobbi Dumas, founder of this homage to romance novels, to pick her favorite book each week. Naturally, we’ll be complementing her suggestions with something to snack on. And since you’re likely to get hot and bothered, we decided to go with food pairings to help cool you down.
Dec 17, 2019
What to Eat While Reading Sweet TomorrowsPeople
August is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. This hot-and-steamy month is, appropriately, Read-a-Romance Month, 31 days dedicated to swooning and melting, yearning and burning. We asked Bobbi Dumas, founder of this homage to romance novels, to pick her favorite book each week. Naturally, we’ll be complementing her suggestions with something to snack on. And since you’re likely to get hot and bothered, we decided to go with food pairings to help cool you down.
Dec 17, 2019
What to Eat While Reading First Star I See TonightPeople
August is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. This hot-and-steamy month is, appropriately, Read-a-Romance Month, 31 days dedicated to swooning and melting, yearning and burning. We asked Bobbi Dumas, founder of this homage to romance novels, to pick her favorite book each week. Naturally, we’ll be complementing her suggestions with something to snack on. And since you’re likely to get hot and bothered, we decided to go with food pairings to help cool you down.
Dec 17, 2019
What to Eat While Reading Once Upon a WinePeople
August is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. This hot-and-steamy month is, appropriately, Read-a-Romance Month, 31 days dedicated to swooning and melting, yearning and burning. We asked Bobbi Dumas, founder of this homage to romance novels, to pick her favorite book each week. Naturally, we’ll be complementing her suggestions with something to snack on. And since you’re likely to get hot and bothered, we decided to go with food pairings to help cool you down.
Dec 17, 2019
What to Eat While Reading Change of HeartPeople
August is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. This hot-and-steamy month is, appropriately, Read-a-Romance Month, 31 days dedicated to swooning and melting, yearning and burning. We asked Bobbi Dumas, founder of this homage to romance novels, to pick her favorite book each week. Naturally, we’ll be complementing her suggestions with something to snack on. And since you’re likely to get hot and bothered, we decided to go with food pairings to help cool you down.
Dec 17, 2019
What Kitchn Editors Drink with Our Monday Morning ReadsPeople
Monday mornings can be brutal — but do they have to be? My most recent hypothesis is that they don’t. I’m trying to think about Mondays as more like Fridays (i.e., transition days) … only you’re coming out of your weekend rather than going into it. The trick to making Mondays not suck is simple, really: Give yourself permission to enjoy Mondays. Because, let’s be honest — you’re not going to get everything done on Monday.
Dec 17, 2019
Pati Jinich’s Mexican Thanksgiving TurkeyRecipes
There’s a little turkey at Eight Mile Creek Farm in upstate New York who will soon sacrifice her life for our Thanksgiving meal. We’ve named her Patita, after our good friend Pati Jinich, a brilliant and effervescent Mexican cook, television show host, and cookbook author.
Nov 14, 2019
Good Quote: Jack LaLanne on NutritionPeople
We have a confession to make. Until his death at the age of 96 last week, the only thing we knew about Jack LaLanne was that he sold juicers. But as we’ve learned more about his rich body of work (no pun intended!), LaLanne has quickly become our new hero. We’ve been watching old videos of his show and reading great quotes like the one below. Sounds like something Michael Pollan might say, right?If man makes it, don’t eat it.
Jul 4, 2019
Novels, with Food: What Are Your Favorite Foodie Fiction Books?Kitchen
Not all of my favorite books about food are cookbooks. There are many non-fiction titles that discuss famous cooks or a specific ingredient or the history of certain cuisines. There are memoirs, essays, and books that take the scientific approach. And on occasion, there are novels that have food as the central plot focus. What are your favorite foodie fiction books?
Jun 9, 2019
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard MoraisPeople
“I, Hassan Haji, was born, the second son of six children, above my grandfather’s restaurant on the Napean Sea Road in what was then called West Bombay, two decades before the great city was renamed Mumbai. I suspect my destiny was written from the very start, for my first sensation of life was the smell of machli ka salan, a spicy fish curry, rising through the floorboards to the cot in my parents’ room above the restaurant.
Jun 9, 2019
Hungry Reader Challenge: Julia Child’s Tarte TatinPeople
The next entry in our Hungry Reader Challenge is from Stephanie, who also gave us this Bittersweet Baking Honorable Mention: Go Buckeye Cherry Pie. Through our recent Book Club Stephanie has grown slightly obsessed with Julia Child and she has already read a whole other memoir of life with the famous chef. Read more about the book and this lovely Tarte Tatin below.
Jun 8, 2019
New Web Resource: CookstrPeople
There’s a new game in town. And we think it may give Epicurious and Food Network a run for their money. And what’s that? These guys are missing an “e” in their name? Funny, we here at The Kitchn couldn’t help but notice…Cookstr is a new website from some big names in cookbook publishing—Will Schwalbe, a former editor-in-chief at Hyperion, and Katie Workman of Workman publishing.
Jun 8, 2019
10 Things We Hope Aunt Beru Was Cooking in Star WarsPeople
The release of the new Star Wars trailer this week had me super nostalgic for my childhood love of all things Star Wars (OK, it extended into adulthood too — who am I kidding). It also made me think about all the great, uncelebrated food moments in Star Wars: What kind of food did Yoda snatch out of Luke’s hand on Dagobah? What did the cocktail menu at the Mos Eisley Cantina consist of? Do Wookies roast or braise — in milk, maybe — their hog-tied prey?
Jun 6, 2019