I believe in soup. Especially for Christmas dinner, when a warm and refreshing bowl of soup primes the palate for a parade of sweet ham, rich stuffing, nutty Brussels sprouts, and delectable pie. Ready to slurp? These 21 soups are the perfect complement for your holiday meal.
Every year since 2009 I've compiled a roster of eight pizzas and/or slices from the past year that I still crave weeks and months after the fact. Here's my 2014 rundown.
Let's face it, when you've had the oven going nonstop, you're ready to give it (and your tired feet) a rest. That's where this simple, no-bake trifle comes in.
I asked the Tartine crew if they'd let me behind the scenes a bit to learn about what makes Tartine's sweets and loaves so special. The results: this guide to pretty much every darn thing their kitchen creates, and the scoop on what's next for the San Francisco bakery. Hint: it involves pizza.
These buttery, lightly sweet almond cookies take a beautiful shape in the waffle iron. They're delicious filled with chocolate ganache, dulce de leche, jam, or lemon curd.
With its pineapples, pecans, and coconut, ambrosia is full of ingredients associated with Southerners love, but how did it come to exist at all, and why did it become a Southern Christmas tradition?
Warm and chewy and comforting, these cookies are just the thing to eat alongside a nice cup of tea by the fire.
Deck the halls with holiday cheer! Stolen vs. Panettone: pick your favorite Christmas bread. Plus, check out last minute stocking stuffers and other great gifts. See everything you missed this week on Serious Eats!
We're getting serious about the holidays. Centerpiece-worthy crown roasts and beef tenderloin. Platters of latkes and spiced nuts for snacking. Check out everything we cooked this week on Serious Eats!
Eating well just got easier thanks to Plated, a new chef-designed meal delivery service. These fresh, hand-packed meals feature seasonal local produce; antibiotic-free meat with no added hormones; and domestic, sustainably sourced seafood. Just choose your meals, select your delivery date, and follow the step-by-step recipe card to prepare the perfectly pre-portioned ingredients for easy, at-home dining in about 30 minutes.
This week we swapped (and ate) way too many cookies and paid a visit to New York's bar-inside-a-Christmas-tree. So many cookies.
A beef roast worthy of a holiday centerpiece, this flavorful and moist brisket point is simmered in a barbecue-inspired sauce that's given a seasonal touch by way of apricots and cranberries.
There's bad white chocolate and good white chocolate, and the good stuff, when treated right, is one of the most versatile and useful ingredients in the pastry kitchen. What does fantastic white chocolate taste like, and where can you find it? We tasted over 20 varieties to find out.
We're nuts for spiced nuts, especially around the holidays. Here are three wildly different recipes to serve or give as gifts: smoky candied almonds, Mexican spiced chocolate pecans, and olive-rosemary cashews.
Amidst the rich proteins and hearty sides, no holiday table would be complete without a homemade bread to soak up your gravies and sauces, slather with butter, and sandwich your leftovers. From flaky buttermilk biscuits to a rustic white loaf, we've got 10 perfect recipes to serve to your family this holiday season.
Most people buy stollen, but the truth is that it's as easy to make at home as any basic bread. Here's how.
Millionaire's shortbread—the bar cookie of shortbread topped with layers of caramel and chocolate—is one of those awesome things that often suffers from shortcuts. This version, amped up with pistachios, lemon, whiskey, and coriander, doesn't make that mistake.
The lucky winner (seriously, we're getting jealous here) also gets a $250 gift certificate to Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors to score some beautiful dry-aged ribeye steaks, and a superfast Splashproof Thermapen Kitchen Thermometer to help cook 'em right.
I spend so much time cooking and thinking about what I'm going to cook next that I don't often get to look back at what I've actually done. This has been a pretty big year for me recipe-wise, with some fun breakthroughs, some delicious staples that have made their way into my everyday life, and other recipes that, while they may not be the simplest, are worth every second of the time and effort that go into them. Here are my favorites of they year. They aren't necessarily the most popular, but they were the ones I had the most fun developing and eating.
It's that most wonderful time of the year again. Between cookie-swaps, dinner parties, and the plate you're leaving out for Saint Nick, I think it's fair to dub Christmastime the unofficial celebration of Cookie. From chocolate peppermint snowflakes to cranberry linzers to gingerbread men, plus a not-so-small assortment of brownies, blondies, and brittles, we've got you covered.
Fruitcake. Panettone. Stollen. You have many choices of Christmas breads to buy or make for your holiday table. But there can only be one Queen of Christmas. Our Christmas bread partisans (and as inveterate Jews, impartial judges) Daniel Gritzer and Max Falkowitz make their cases for which loaf deserves a place in your home.
Whatever cocktail you drink will help warm you up from the inside, but this time of year, we like the speed the process with a festive mug of something hot and boozy. Here are our favorite recipes for hot toddies, spiked cider, and cocoa with all the trimmings.