The fourth year of The Vegan Experience has come to a close, though I hesitate to use that term. How can a lifestyle or a series of decisions ever really come to a close? Veganism is a full time reality for many of our readers and a lifestyle that affects my personal food choices throughout the year. I like to think of February not as my "once a year vegan thing," but more as the one time of year in which I focus firmly on an important aspect of my regular life. All of my omnivore-oriented recipes are flavor-trumps-all. Why should any of the 100+ vegan recipes I've developed over the years be any different?
Wine-loving folk in Baja, Mexico, speak with pride about the Valle de Guadalupe, a surprisingly lush, wide cut of land just off the coast from Ensenada. But the region is a destination for more than wine—restaurants cooking with lush local produce and seafood are serving some fantastic meals.
I didn't grow up with Filipino arroz caldo, a congee-like rice and chicken soup, but once my wife introduced it to me, I was hooked. Now it's a mainstay in my recipe rotation, and I turn to it just as often as chicken soup for warming me physically and emotionally. Here's how I make it.
Good raw honey is practically a different product from the "Grade A Amber" plastic bears that line supermarket shelves. Bursting with caramel or butterscotch; fragrant with citrus, minerals, or the intoxicating aromas peonies and jasmine; jammy with berries and currants and dried fruit—that's the kind of honey worth relishing. Here's how to get the most out of it.
While it's easy enough to whip up a simple scramble or fry a few eggs for breakfast, there's a great wide world beyond your basic egg preparations. From chilaquiles verdes with fried eggs to a foolproof eggs Benedict, here are 22 of our favorite egg dishes to start your day.
Our favorite cheeses of all time, great sipping rums, and the art of the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. See everything you missed this week on Serious Eats.
Half a dozen grilled cheese sandwiches, creamy vegan ice creams, and more! See everything we made this week at Serious Eats!
This week, we dug into some seriously delicious vegan ice creams, went shopping for new photo props, and played with a seriously adorable pup. See it all in the slideshow!
The ultimate party snack, now in a 100% animal product-free form. This vegan queso dip is packed with a gooey cashew and potato-based nacho sauce, soy-lentil chorizo, avocados, scallions, tomatoes with chilies, and black beans. The flavor is so good even your omnivore friends won't know that it's vegan. How do I know? Because I even tricked my avowed meat-eating friend to dig in before telling him that it was vegan. It's that good.
We started with cheesecake. Then we added Nutella and chocolate, and layered it all into individual glasses on top of a bottom layer of Oreo crust. Sure, it's not really a cheesecake anymore, but does that matter?
Serious Eaters Ed, Leang, and Ben wrapping up a month of eating vegan alongside Kenji, our Managing Culinary Director. How'd they fare in the final week? Well...let's just say it's difficult to hold a hard line.
It looks like a pizza, it cooks like a pizza, but don't make the mistake of actually thinking it's a pizza. Tarte flambée, the Alsatian flatbread topped with fromage blanc (a fresh, tart, spreadable cheese), thinly sliced raw onions and bacon, is as Franco-Germanic in flavor as can be. Here we look at two ways to make it: the classic way on bread or pizza dough rolled very thinly, and the bar-style pizza way, on a flour tortilla cooked in a cast iron skillet. Both are so good we can't decide which way we like best.
Beecher's Cheese in Seattle and New York makes their signature Flagship, a Cheddar-Alpine hybrid, in full view of customers in their stores. Here's how it's done.
Like all classic chicken cordon bleu recipes, this dip includes chicken, Swiss cheese, and ham, but those ingredients, plus herbs, wine, and cream cheese, are reconfigured here into an indulgent crowd-pleaser.
One of the best aspects of being fully entrenched in the winter months is the advent of citrus season. Lemons, limes, pomelos, grapefruit—these bright, tart fruits are a welcome reminder of tropical things in the depths of winter. Even if it isn't sunny outside, we've got a list of 22 of our favorite citrus recipes to brighten your day.
If you're only familiar with cheap rums sold by the handle, you might think the category is pretty one-dimensional, best consumed with Coca-Cola, shot by shot or hidden under layers of fruit juice. But the truth is, rum is one of the most complex and interesting spirits, worthy of far more attention than simply mixing. Here are nine outstanding options to get you started on your sipping journey.
"If I were to say, 'Fill in the blank: Cheese and ______', most people would say 'crackers' right away. Well, beer is made from the same ingredients as crackers (plus a few extras), so to me it just makes sense to put them together," says Jesse Vallins. But of course, when it comes to beer and cheese, some matches turn out tastier than others. We asked beer pros for their general tips and a few must-try pairings.
There's a dearth of good vegan cheese alternatives out there. Some are downright abysmal with tofu-like flavor or watery, grainy interiors. Others come closer to the mark. But even the very best melting-style cheeses are a far cry from the real deal. The good news is that there are two cheese-style products I've found that are not just good-for-vegan food, but are good enough that anyone should be happy eating them.
I wanted to make a vegan chorizo recipe that doesn't just come close to regular chorizo in the flavor department, but outright nails it. I wanted a meat-free chorizo with textural contrast up the wazoo, and a chorizo that changes texture as you cook it just like its meat-based counterpart. I wanted a chorizo that is tangy, rich, and complex. In short, I wanted nothing less than the best darned meat-free chorizo around. And what I want, I get.
Most of our favorite cheeses have one thing in the common: They tend to have some age. While some cheeses are best eaten the day they're made, others take time. And mold. And the right temperature and humidity. And a bat cave to linger in until they're ready to emerge fully formed. Here's what happens in those caves when the humans aren't watching.