The Best Cat Food for Picky Eaters, According to a Vet
Shopping
The only guide you need to get your fussy kitty back on a regular, healthy diet!
Apr 24, 2024
5 Unexpected Ways to Use Le Creuset as Decor, According to Dabito, Peter Som, and Ariel Okin
Shopping
Don't hide your Le Creuset away.
Nov 30, 2023
The Best Way to Store Any CakeSkills
Fact: Most cakes do not need to be refrigerated.
Sep 21, 2022
7 Best Kitchen Cabinets Paint Colors for a Happier Kitchen
Tips from The Kitchn
There's a lot of Benjamin Moore suggestions in here.
Sep 7, 2022
This Is What Makes a Pantry Perfect, According to a Pro Closet BuilderKitchen
If your pantry doesn't seem to be working for you, you might want to take a look at the shelves themselves.
Aug 21, 2022
8 Things You Need to Know Before You Shop for Ground Beef, According to Local ButchersGroceries
Ask your butcher if they'll vacuum seal it!
Jul 15, 2022
Top 5 Desserts to Make Pink: And Amy Atlas’s Recipe for Strawberry TrufflesRecipes
Truffles: Whether white chocolate or dark chocolate, you can roll your truffles in pink sprinkles or pink sanding sugar to give it a pink coating. Meringue: Meringue is a blank canvas so tinting it pink is very easy. Follow your meringue recipe. After whisking meringue together into stiff peaks, whisk in a drop of pink food gel, or as much as needed to turn the meringue pink. Continue to pipe and bake according to recipe directions.
May 17, 2022
The Future of Kitchen Appliances: An Interview with Thomas Johansson of ElectroluxTools
Shopping for kitchen appliances, as I shared last week, is an overwhelming and challenging process, full of moments that made me question the very shape and form of the appliances I was buying. Have you ever looked at your refrigerator or stove and wondered, Why does it have to be shaped like this? Why can’t it be smaller? Bigger? Better-looking? As technology advances, how much of our basic appliances’ forms will stay the same, and what needs to change?
May 13, 2022
What Does “Artisan” Mean To You?People
Artisan. Artisanal. What do these words really mean, especially now they’ve been co-opted by big companies like Domino’s Pizza? We asked some of our favorite local food producers what they think of when they hear the term “artisan” and hope you’ll join in the conversation, too.These five small business owners make some of the finest bread, preserves, ice cream, and confections we have ever tasted.
May 12, 2022
8 Important Tips for Buying and Prepping Fruits and Veggies, According to Microbiologists
Tips from The Kitchn
Stock up on the vinegar!
Sep 10, 2021
10 Tips to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Meat, According to Local ButchersGroceries
Tips 7 and 8, especially, will help you save money!
Mar 24, 2021
This Is What a Dishwasher Actually Does to Your KnifeTools
Never put your knife in the dishwasher again.
Dec 31, 2020
A Week of Beauty & Body Luxuries with Darienne SuttonPeople
Babies need constant care, but a mama can’t forget to care for herself. Stylist and herbalist Darienne Sutton offers a week of homemade body care — simple little luxuries like belly butter, facial oils, and eye masks for the morning after those 3 a.m. wakeups. These are dreamy homemade gifts for mothers of all ages. I was always drawn to the idea of natural healing, although back in the ’80s it was really very fringe.
Sep 30, 2020
The Healthiest Cafeteria Choices, According to NutritionistsSkills
What we put into our bodies can make or break our day. This is especially true for kids, who have to juggle the demands of school, extracurricular activities, and friends (and frenemies). Parents and guardians can usually maintain a watchful eye over what kids eat for breakfast and dinner, but lunchtime can sometimes be a free-for-all. And while packing lunch is almost always the healthiest option, it’s not always a realistic one.
Sep 30, 2020
How I’m Trying to Avoid Passing on My Food Issues to My KidsSkills
I have issues with food. And to a degree, I think it’s impossible to avoid some issues with food, whether that means not stopping when full, feeling guilty about overindulging, or emotionally eating or restricting. What I hope is possible is not passing down my personal issues to my kids. Feeding kids is already tricky enough. Add to that the idea that you could maybe hurt them psychologically and it’s enough to make a mom like me lose sight of logic all together.
Sep 30, 2020
10 Things I Learned from Writing a Whole Book About Beans
Cookbook Club
Long before a global pandemic had us all stocking our pantries, I thought beans were due for their moment in the spotlight.
Sep 15, 2020
3 Meal Prep Experts Share Their Best Advice for Make-Ahead LunchesSkills
Smart tips on what to make, how to pack, and how to make meal prep a part of your weekly routine.
Sep 2, 2020
The Biggest Mistakes People Make with Their Freezers, According to Appliance Repair Pros
Tips from The Kitchn
Most freezers are either too full or too empty!
Aug 15, 2020
Ready to Get Outside? A Former Park Ranger Offers His Best Picnic Advice.Skills
Whether on the front stoop, in the backyard, or at a park, eating outside will feel like a gift more than ever before.
Jul 1, 2020
Does Liquor Ever Expire? Straight Up Cocktails and SpiritsSkills
Q: True or False? Spirits are completely shelf stable. Unlike wine, which can sometimes develop an off taste during storage, or rapidly go downhill once it’s been opened, liquor will keep indefinitely.A: Well, yes and no. Read on to learn how to get the most out of your favorite bottle.
Jun 13, 2020
The 7 Best Cabinet Paint Colors for a Happier Kitchen, According to Interior Designers
Tips from The Kitchn
There's a lot of Benjamin Moore suggestions in here.
May 27, 2020
How to Freeze Cake Slices, According to a Pastry Pro Skills
So you can bake a cake and eat it all too.
May 15, 2020
Tips for Choosing Kitchen Tile on a Budget: Going Beyond Subway Tile!Kitchen
I am building a new kitchen in the house that my husband and I are renovating, and there is a rather overwhelming array of choices to be made. Tile has been one of those. We’re choosing a lot of tile (for baths as well as the kitchen). Subway tile is obviously a terrific and classic choice, and since it can be less than $3/square foot, very economical too. But can inexpensive tile go beyond subway tile? What are some other options for those of us on a strict budget?
Mar 11, 2020
Chef Einat Admony’s Sukkot CelebrationRecipes
Chef Einat Admony knows a thing or two about “leaning in.” As creator of the popular New York eateries, Taim Falafel and Balaboosta, she has helped bring inspired Middle Eastern fare to New York City. The Israeli-native (her mother is originally from Iran; her father from Yemen), has a brand new cookbook out too. Also called Balaboosta, it shares many of her best dishes pulled from the restaurants and her Mediterranean roots. (See our peek inside it here.
Feb 3, 2020
How To Make Perfect Crêpes: 5 Tips from SuzetteRecipes
When she was a pastry chef at Chez Panisse, Jehnee Rains was asked to develop the restaurant’s recipe for Crêpes Suzette. From the testing and retesting of several versions, she came up with what turned out to be the Holy Grail of sweet crêpes. She shared a few unusual tips that make these perfectly sweet crêpes stand out — and one very unusual ingredient. Can you guess? Jehnee’s secret ingredient is… BEER!
Jan 22, 2020
20 Rosés Under $20 to Drink Right NowGroceries
These days, it’s possible to find rosé of nearly every grape varietal and from all over the world — France, of course, but also Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. We’re living in a rosé world, and while that means drinking pink is more exciting than ever, it’s also more overwhelming to navigate the myriad bottles.
Dec 17, 2019
5 Things I Learned About Indian Food from Eating at Babu JiPeople
We don’t often write about buzzy new restaurants, but we couldn’t help catching a little bit of the fever around Babu Ji. The Alphabet City spot, which opened last summer, has been widely credited for shaking up the Indian food establishment with its cheeky decor and delicate, flavorful fare.
Dec 17, 2019
Can You Get Really Good Food at 35,000 Feet?People
Last year, Union Square Café, a mainstay of the New York dining scene and the first jewel in Danny Meyer’s culinary empire, announced it would be closing its doors at 21 East 16th Street, where it had resided for more than 30 years. But there’s good news: The New American restaurant, which has earned myriad awards, stars, and nods of recognition, will be relocating to new digs just a few blocks away and will open sometime this spring.
Dec 17, 2019
Your Flour Has a Shelf Life and It May Be Shorter than You ThinkSkills
When it comes to baking bread, you’ve got a few different flour options. In addition to the regular suspects on your grocery store shelves — notably all-purpose and bread flours — the recent renaissance of stone-milled flours has added greater choice and complexity to this essential bread decision. And if you opt for the stone-milled stuff, or any whole-wheat flour, different rules of storage and shelf-life apply.
Dec 17, 2019
When It Comes to Bread, Less (Flour) Is MoreSkills
When people who know about bread talk about bread, they often talk about ratios. A common ratio for bread is five to three, which importantly refers to weight (not cup) measurements — so 500 grams of flour to 300 grams of water, for example. But according to Adam Leonti, baker-in-chief at Brooklyn Bread Lab, less flour is more, or rather more water is more, if your goal is to make bread with big, beautiful holes.
Dec 17, 2019
5 Rules of Tex-Mex, According to The Homesick TexanPeople
What’s not to love about Tex-Mex? The Lone Star State’s take on comfort food is saucy, cheesy, and all-around awesome — even if it is sometimes misunderstood. To help clear up what real Tex-Mex is and how to guarantee Tex-Mex success in your home kitchen, we reached out to Lisa Fain, aka The Homesick Texan. The two-time cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning blogger is a seventh-generation Texan (even if she does call New York home) and expert on all things Tex-Mex.
Dec 17, 2019
Why a Cone Is Better than a Cup, According to Jeni Britton BauerSkills
In the epic ice cream-hosted matchup of cone versus cup, we have to admit we’ve come down on both sides. There’s something to be said for the simplicity of the cup. It’s a neat and tidy vessel (no risk of sticky drips here!) for the main attraction: ice cream. On the other hand, cones offer zero waste and they add another dimension to your eating experience: Making sure you don’t have a case of runaway ice cream takes technique and focus.
Dec 17, 2019
A Nutritionist’s Take on Healthy Gas-Station SnacksPeople
So, you’re on the road to somewhere wonderful and you can’t tell if it’s the excitement about reaching your final destination that’s making you dizzy or, wait … nope, it’s actually hunger. In your rush to get out the door and be on your way to the lake, beach, country, mountains — wherever it is, not here — you forgot to pack snacks. Unfortunately, you’re short on options, so the gas station it is.
Dec 17, 2019
Never Buy a Set of Knives. Here’s Why.Tools
Whether you’re setting up a new kitchen or considering upgrading the tools you currently have, a knife set can seem like a good idea. The advantages are that you get a lot of knives (and, often, kitchen shears and a honing steel) at a reasonable price and you don’t have to think too much about it. But are you really better off purchasing a block set? The experts agree: probably not, and here’s why. Bottom line: You don’t really need a lot of knives.
Dec 17, 2019
A Brown Spirits Education with the Owner of Louisville’s Best Bourbon BarPeople
Haymarket Whiskey Bar is my kind of bar. It’s the kind of dive bar that’s got character in spades — witness pinball and skeeball machines, a giant moose head, and a neon blue bar — but it’s not so grungey that you feel like you don’t want to put your hands on the fluorescent-lit bar (or if you do, you’d have to whip out your bottle of Purell). It also has the best collection of bourbon in Louisville.
Dec 17, 2019
The Best Food You’re Not Eating in San Francisco (but Should Be)People
San Francisco is one of the most exciting food cities in the United States. If you’ve made the trip, chances are you’ve filled your belly with everything from clam chowder in a sourdough bowl and Zuni Cafe’s roast chicken to horchata bubble tea and toast slathered with homemade preserves at The Mill. Maybe you’ve even ventured across the Bay to Oakland, which is quietly gaining a reputation as a serious food destination. (Perhaps even better than San Francisco?
Dec 17, 2019
3 Old Food Budget Rules That No Longer Apply, According to a ProGroceries
Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried to stick to a food budget and failed. You’re not alone. That’s because budgets (for food and in general) are often too rigid, says Jennifer Faherty, a certified financial planner and the founder of Financial Wealthbeing. Budgets are great in theory, but they don’t always work in real life or allow for unplanned things to happen, she points out.
Dec 17, 2019
7 Happiness Experts on How to Make Cleaning More Fun
Life in the Kitchen
Cleaning can be ... enjoyable?
Oct 7, 2019
An Interview with René RedzepiPeople
There are the cookbooks you use every day, and then there are the ones that may not spend much time on your kitchen counter, yet can profoundly inspire the way you view food and the world around you. A member of the latter tribe, René Redzepi’s new A Work in Progress is in fact a collection of three books: a stunningly beautiful collection of recipes, a pocket-size book of behind-the-scenes snapshots, and an intimate journal written by Redzepi over the course of a year.
Sep 12, 2019
The Weird Reason Some People Are Putting Black Pepper in Their Washing Machines
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
"This is definitely one of the most bizarre and misguided cleaning hacks that we've ever heard!”
Aug 19, 2019
How I Cook: Mallika Basu’s 10 Tips for Quicker Weeknight Indian CookingKitchen
Yesterday I shared a peek into Mallika Basu’s home kitchen in London, England. Mallika (a.k.a. Miss Masala) is a mom of two toddlers, a PR executive, and the proprietress of a popular food blog called Quick Indian Cooking. I was charmed and impressed by her energy and inventiveness in cooking, but I was somewhat boggled — how does she do all this and cook traditional Indian food, which I find quite time-consuming (and not usually light or healthy).
Jul 30, 2019
Bloggers Share Their Smartest Solo Travel TipsPeople
Love to travel but don’t have a companion? No worries. More and more, traveling alone is an active choice, with women leading the way, according to Mary Bond of The Gutsy Traveler. (In fact, when it comes to travel, women are leading the way, period. Bond notes that 75 percent of those taking cultural, adventure, or nature trips are women, while women-only travel companies have increased by 230 percent.
Jun 9, 2019
5 Expert Tips for Organizing Your Corner CabinetsKitchen
Corner cabinets! We confess to feeling a bit confounded by them. They’re so spacious! But, at the same time, they can be hard to navigate, thanks to funky angles and that awkward too-deep depth. Many corner cabinets are equipped with built-in lazy Susans, which can help a little. What helps even more? These smart tips from organizing experts on how to best utilize your corner cabinets. “That chili pot that you only use on Super Bowl Sunday?
Jun 9, 2019
15 Questions to Ask Your Wedding CatererPeople
The dress, the flowers, the venue — yes, those are important decisions when planning a wedding, but for food-lovers, the biggest question is: What will we eat? Most couples are looking for a wedding caterer who provides great food, covers all the services they need, and is open to their feedback, but assessing potential caterers can be confusing. How do you know what you need if you’ve never planned a wedding before?
Jun 9, 2019
5 New York Bartenders Share Their Best Hangover CuresPeople
No one understands hangovers better than those who spend their working lives among an endless supply of booze. While you’re probably aware of the general go-to hangover remedies — a Bloody Mary; Gatorade; a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich — what can the experts tell us? Their suggestions stray from the usual coconut water and breakfast burrito.
Jun 8, 2019
These 2 Acronyms Will Keep Your Kitchen CleanKitchen
If you have good organizing systems and maintain them regularly, clutter is less likely to build up. Or so I’m told, by organizing and lifestyle expert Lorie Marrero, creator of The Clutter Diet. “What if you decided not to brush your teeth all month, and on the last day of the month brushed them 30 times? That clearly would not work — some things need to be done regularly to be effective,” says Marrero. Like, for example, your kitchen.
Jun 7, 2019
Ina Garten’s Favorite Ice Cream: And Ice Cream MakerSkills
I had the pleasure of chatting with Ina Garten yesterday and asking her a few questions about home cooking and the recipes in her upcoming Barefoot Contessa book, How Easy Is That? Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips. That comes out in October, and we’ll have more details for you then (it is fabulous in that effortless, gracious Ina Garten way).But I also had to ask her: What’s your favorite ice cream? Here’s what she said — it may surprise you!
Jun 7, 2019
5 New York Bartenders Share Their Favorite Easy CocktailsPeople
When the weather gets warmer, the cocktails get simpler. We crave the fresh bitterness of a three-ingredient Negroni or an invigorating (and not-so-boozy) punch — drinks you can linger over while at a sidewalk table or hanging out on a rooftop. If the sun is out, you want to be able to drink all day without complicated recipes or highly alcoholic beverages. Whether you like something spritzy or tropical, we have suggestions from some of New York’s best bartenders.
Jun 6, 2019
5 Very Real, Very Sad Lunches from Sad Desk LunchPeople
The genius of the Tumblr Sad Desk Lunch is immediately obvious to anyone who has ever had a job that involved a lot of lunches eaten in front of the computer at work, mindlessly scrolling through Pinterest or food blogs while trying to ignore ringing phones and loud co-workers. It’s hard to have a happy lunch at your desk. This week we are talking to experts about their best lunches to pack for work or school.
Jun 5, 2019
Recipe Writers Tell Us How to Spot Reliable Recipes on the InternetRecipes
Websites like Pinterest make it easy to discover recipes from small, lesser-known food blogs — recipes that are potentially more interesting than those from big-name food sites, but also a little more risky. Cookbooks and magazines have recipe testers and test kitchens, but how do you judge the reliability of a recipe that comes from a new-to-you source?
Jun 5, 2019
All About Silken Tofu: An Interview with Andrea NguyenSkills
When reader babygrace requested a post about silken tofu, I knew we would have to consult Andrea Nguyen, author of the outstanding new cookbook Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home. Andrea happily obliged, explaining what makes silken tofu different from regular tofu and sharing plenty of tips for buying, storing, and cooking this versatile ingredient.How is silken tofu different from regular tofu?One difference is appearance.
Jun 5, 2019
Banana For an Egg: Vegan Substitutions for 8 Common Baking IngredientsSkills
• Butter: Margarine or olive oil are the best choices. For margarine, Annie recommends Earth Balance brand for the most “buttery” flavor, but any vegan brand can be substituted directly for butter. Don’t try to brown it in recipes calling for browned butter, though.Baking with olive oil also works well. (Use 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil for every cup of butter.) It can be used to grease pans as well, as long as the coating is very light.
Jun 5, 2019
Gluten-Free Baking: How to Make An Easy Flour SubstituteSkills
As holiday baking projects take over my kitchen, I find myself thinking of friends and family with gluten intolerance who might not be looking at this time of year so favorably. I caught up with Geri Peacock of the gluten-free Cherbourg Bakery in Columbus, Ohio to ask for some expert advice. Here’s her recommendation for a flour substitute that’s simple to make and even easier to use.
Jun 4, 2019
Oakland Chef Tanya Holland’s 5 Essentials for Home CooksPeople
Folks in my Oakland, CA, neighborhood know about chef Tanya Holland because of her popular restaurants Brown Sugar Kitchen and B Side BBQ but her fame has spread much wider than our shared city. Maybe you recognize her from her appearances on The Talk and The Chew, or perhaps you’re a diehard Food & Wine fan like Ms. Holland herself, in which case you probably saw her Thanksgiving spread last November.
May 30, 2019
Big Appetites: An Interview With Christopher BoffoliPeople
Since our conversation with him two years ago, Christopher Boffoli has been busy photographing a whole universe of tiny people interacting with giant food in surprising, funny and illuminating ways. And with the release of his new book, Big Appetites, you can finally have a your own collection of his photographs to pore over and share with your friends.
May 30, 2019
Paris Kitchen Visit and Interview with David LebovitzPeople
David Lebovitz, acclaimed pastry chef, cookbook author and blogger, welcomed me into his almost-renovated Parisian kitchen (see his original kitchen here). He was as delightful in person as he is on the page and screen, even amidst ongoing construction. Join me for a brief interview and catch-up session with one of our favorite bon vivants.David Lebovitz first enchanted me with his many informative, reliable cookbooks then caught me hook, line and sinker with his eponymous blog.
May 30, 2019
Feeling Bitter? Some NSFW Valentine’s Day Ideas from S%!# Food Bloggers SayPeople
Feeling a little burned out on the food bloggers’ version of Valentine’s Day? One too many heart-shaped pepperoni, perhaps? This week we are asking experts to share their ideal Valentine’s Day menus and today the blogger behind the Tumblr and Twitter handle, S— Food Bloggers Say, gives voice to the bitter, the burned out, the ones who just don’t buy into this holiday. No candles. No roses.
May 30, 2019
Bread Crust Isn’t Actually Better for You than the Rest of the BreadPeople
Of all the food myths my parents told me — and there were a lot — the one I never questioned was the idea that the crust is the healthiest part of the bread. My parents always said it was, and the crust was brown and didn’t taste as good as the center, so of course my 7-year-old self believed it was the healthy part.
May 30, 2019
8 Questions for Whole30 Cofounder Melissa HartwigPeople
What does the self-proclaimed "Whole30 headmistress" eat on a daily basis? Find out.
May 30, 2019
3 Nutritionists on Why Keto Might Not Be Right for YouPeople
We’re past January now, which means that we’re over the hump of Diet and Resolution Season — that annual stretch when everyone starts to feel pressured into Doing Something about their diet, their activity levels, or both. If you’re just hopping onto that bandwagon and are considering trying the keto lifestyle, read this first. We talked to three nutritionists who have some reservations to consider.
May 30, 2019
A Conversation with Teeny the Pie BakerPeople
Name: Teeny Lamothe, pie baker extraordinaire and aspiring small business owner Location: Washington, DC Last month Apartment Therapy introduced you to 29-year-old pie baker Teeny Lamoth and her adorable apartment in Woodley Park. When we learned that Teeny went on a cross-country “pie tour” and apprenticed herself to pie shops along the way, we had to know more!
May 30, 2019
Can You Bring a Turkey on a Plane? And Other TSA Questions Answered.People
Every family has their own Thanksgiving customs, but there is one tradition that unites us all: standing in line at airport security. The TSA is as much a part of the holiday as pumpkin pie. It is beautiful, in a way. America may be more divided than ever, and yet all of us must stand together, forever, holding our quart-sized plastic bags.
May 24, 2019
5 Tips For Taking Better Food Photos When You TravelPeople
By now, we’ve all been guilty of doing it. It’s one of the fastest epidemics that not even scientists can explain. Anthropologists and historians hundreds of years from now will find landfills of objects once known as a DSLR camera, lenses, hard drives and memory cards. To their surprise, they will discover that their ancestors and predecessors have been taking pictures, tons of pictures… of food?!
May 24, 2019
Karen Solomon’s 5 Essentials for a Lively and Inventive KitchenPeople
I’ve been a fan of Karen Solomon’s work for a long time, ever since I read and reviewed her first book Jam It, Can It, Pickle It back in the early days of the DIY kitchen revolution. We’ve come a long way since then. Canning and pickling are no longer grandma skills in need of rescuing from the brink of oblivion, thanks to people like Karen who have spent years testing and experimenting, discovering and inventing, helping to make the art of preservation fun and exciting.
May 24, 2019
Sandor Katz: “You Could Survive a Winter on That Much Radish Kraut”People
With the summer markets exploding with fresh fruits and vegetables and the Internet full of tutorials for making your own jams, pickles and other preserved foods, it’s hard to know where to start when you begin preserving your own food. So we asked some experts for help — and every day this week we will be sharing their picks for the preserved foods they can’t live without.
May 24, 2019
Deborah Madison: “I Jump on the Opportunity to Make a Good Apricot Jam”People
When fruit and vegetables come from the market rather than our own land, it’s easy to forget that preserving began as a way to keep the bounty from going to waste, not a weekend project with a shopping list.
May 24, 2019
Hank Shaw: “Drying Mushrooms Couldn’t Be Easier”People
When we think about preserving food, canning is what often comes to mind — but there is a whole world of preservation possibilities outside the jar. This week we are talking to experts about the preserved foods they can’t live without, and today James-Beard-Award-winning writer and wild foods enthusiast Hank Shaw talks about his passion for drying and pickling wild mushrooms, with plenty of recipes and ideas to get you started.
May 24, 2019
Jessica Koslow: “There’s Nothing I Desire More Than the French Greengage Plum”People
Preserving is a craft, but it can be an art form too. One taste of a great jam is all you need to understand that a master jam-maker preserves not just the flesh of the fruit, but its very essence, the fleeting flavor that makes that particular fruit unique.
May 24, 2019