Not everybody is in a position to devote an hour or more to prepare an elaborate dinner, especially on a weeknight. That's why we've dipped into our recipe archives to find meals that are both seriously quick and seriously tasty. In this roundup, you'll find 20 dishes that you can prepare in 25 minutes or less (fast enough to make Seamless blush).
Whether it's gingerbread men, gingerbread cupcakes, or even a traditional loaf, shoot us a photo of your best gingerbread sweet (along with a link to the recipe!) and we'll include it in the next roundup.
Tomorrow, December 10, is National Lager Day, a day to celebrate the wonderful world of craft lagers! Are you up on your craft beer facts? Educate yourself with this infographic, so you can impress your friends with your knowledge of hops and fermentation. And don't forget to grab a craft lager, like Samuel Adams Boston Lager, to celebrate and toast this historic beverage!
This week in food policy, Farm Bill negotiations start up (again), fast food workers go on strike, PETA launches another controversial campaign, and more.
There is fine bread pudding (I mean it's difficult to mess up the flavors of bread, heavy cream, and sugar) and great bread pudding. I recently had a dish that was the latter.
At its base, this is just a simple spaghetti and tomato sauce recipe—a satisfying classic for sure, but not exactly the most exciting dinner of the week. But if you add a handful of crispy slices of pan-fried eggplants on top, along with a shower of parmesan cheese, and you have a meal with a variety of textures and some real heft.
Baking spices have a home in drinks too: cardamom, clove, ginger, and nutmeg can add complex flavor that latches right into the bold notes of spirits and liqueurs. Here are seven favorite drinks to help add a little spice to your holiday cocktail party.
Dominique Ansel Bakery is now selling a crunchy breakfast cereal with mini meringues and dulce de leche-esque puffed rice. Get on it.
Earlier this summer, after opening box after box of beautiful vegetarian cookbooks, I was ready to call effortless, vegetable-focused cuisine the cookbook trend of 2013. But as the weather began to chill, a coterie of excellent technical books emerged. Some were well-tested restaurant cookbooks, others were nerdy scientific tomes, while others tackled major DIY projects. This culinary juxtaposition between simple and complex cookbooks has led to an incredibly diverse year of cooking. Over the last 12 or so months, I've managed to cook from close to 50 new cookbooks—and I've not come close to repeating a dish.
Is it just me, or do a lot of restaurants that advertise healthy meals always reference California in some way? I mean, I get it, a lot of you are healthy, sun-kissed, and attractive, so your food probably has at least a little to do with it. And the avocado thing. There's a lot of avocados in California, but does every sandwich with an avocado in it belong to the state of California?
Although Italy's food is well-represented around the world, many of the country's regional specialties remain relatively unknown outside their place of origin. Among them, a range of traditional dishes from Lecce that I've come to know and love. Though the city, located in the southern region of Puglia, is highly frequented by vacationing Italians, it has remained largely under the radar for American travelers. Check out some of Lecce's iconic dishes in the slideshow!
If you've been watching top shelf Scotch pricing lately, you would be forgiven for thinking they were selling bottles of actual liquid gold. Enter the Balvenie Tun 1401. Offered at $250, it's a mind-blowing Scotch that can compete with whiskys at twice or even four times the price.
Japanese gyoza dumplings are the perfect nibble: great on their own, but made even better with a cold beer. The classic pork gyoza recipe in Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat's new cookbook, Japanese Soul Cooking, is a fine example of the form, filled with a piquant mixture of ground pork, garlic chives, ginger, cabbage, and minced garlic.
When thinking about Japanese cuisine, it is very easy to get stuck in a sushi rut. Most of us know that Japanese food consists of far more than just raw fish on rice, but that fact can be so easy to forget when most cities are inundated with sushi restaurants, grocery stores stock California rolls, and images of Morimoto slicing yellowfin tun razor thin on Iron Chef appear on the Food Network every five minutes. That's why cookbooks like the wonderful new Japanese Soul Cooking can be such a great resource.
If the thought of minty chocolate sweets gets you excited for the holidays, check out these recipes.
Some people don't like butterscotch. Those people are flawed to their core and should not be trusted. And they certainly have no business coming anywhere near this ice cream. It is butterscotch overload, and I mean that in the very best way possible.
Lions Tap serves the classic ideal of a burger (described as a "purist's favorite" on the menu) and is better for it.
[Photograph: Amber Gibson] Green Door Tavern has been around since 1921 and famously sold alcohol during Prohibition. The green door signified the presence of a speakeasy since money (green) was used to pay off the cops. I'd never really...
We turned to beer experts from around the country, asking what gifts are best for the beer-obsessed...plus a few to avoid.
You've said goodbye to the weekend and dragged yourself to work, so here's your reward: a brand new My Pie Monday! Cheese in it's varied incarnations takes center stage this time, so pull up for a gooey look in the slideshow.