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From the Archives: Steakhouse Kebabs

Daniel Gritzer 1 comment

Beef sirloin tip marinated in a bold mix of Worcestershire sauce with mustard and garlic brings the flavor of a steakhouse to your grill. On a stick. What more could you want? More

Nectarine, Tomato, and Basil Salad With Torn Mozzarella From 'A Change of Appetite'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis Post a comment

In this recipe from her new cookbook, A Change of Appetite, Diana Henry elevates the classic caprese combo of mozzarella, tomato, and basil with the addition of nectarine. The ripe fruit adds a juicy sweetness that I never realized was missing. Dressed with just olive oil and white balsamic, every element shows at its best. So simple, so smart. More

Where to Eat Barbecue (and More!) in Kansas City, MO

Jonathan Bender 20 comments

While nearly every Kansas City joint with a smoker will sell you the entire barnyard, each barbecue spot has its own specialty that should be the start and end of your order. And KC has more than just barbecue to offer. Consider this your guide to Kansas City's best meals, plus where to go for beer, cocktails, and more. More

Burger Toppings Week: Vamos a Mexico With the Cemita Burger

Daniel Gritzer 5 comments

What do you get when you take Mexico's greatest sandwich and combine it with a good ol' all-beef burger from the U.S. of A.? Why, the cemita burger, claro! Refrieds, chipotle, avocado, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, and more come together for this extravaganza of burger toppings. More

San Diego Cheap Eats: 10 Great Dishes Under $10

Erin Jackson 3 comments

San Diego can be an expensive city to live in (or visit), but with a little ingenuity, eating well on a tight budget is easy, whether you crave comfort food like killer mac and cheese, or international fare, like Thai curry or Vietnamese noodles. For the most part, the best bargains are found outside of the touristy areas, but even within these enclaves, you can eat well on a modest investment. Here are 10 of our top picks for a great meal, all under $10. More

How to Roll and Grill Salmon Steaks

Daniel Gritzer 4 comments

Grilling salmon steaks is, in theory, as simple as throwing them on the grill until done. But with a little prep work, you can make boneless rounds that cook more evenly and are easier to handle on the grill. Here's how. More

Are Heirloom Tomatoes Always Worth The Price?

Craig Cavallo 13 comments

Colorful, gnarled heirloom tomatoes are typically marketed as a more flavorful upgrade to their more standardized hybrid cousins. But do you always get a better tomato for those high prices? More

10 Great Ways to Buffalo Sauce Your Food

Ben Miller 4 comments

Maybe it's something about being a college student, but the only thing that really registers on my tastebuds at 2 AM is some hot, tangy, sinus-clearing chicken from an on-campus eatery. Not that this penchant is limited to the dorm room; for me, Buffalo sauce has become a way of life. So why stop at wings? From Buffalo cauliflower to Buffalo chicken waffles, we've got 10 great ways to shake things up. More

Manner Matters: How to Order Pizza for a Group

Molly Watson 21 comments

Everyone likes a pizza party. But who should decide the order, and what if someone has a dietary restriction? More

Habanero Carrot Cake From 'Sweet and Vicious'

Emma Kobolakis 8 comments

If the fire-breathing dragon wasn't hint enough, one bite will prove this cake is packing heat. In her recently released cookbook, Sweet and Vicious: Baking with Attitude, Libbie Summers stirs hot pepper extract into a lightly spicy batter, and spikes the cream cheese frosting with spiced pecans. The fruitiness of the pepper works well with the carrot-heavy batter, further enhanced by traditional cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. More

One-Pot Wonders: Warm Kale and Curried Chicken Salad With Toasted Coconut and Dried Cherries

One-Pot Wonders Yasmin Fahr 1 comment

Coconut flakes and dried cherries add sweetness and texture to this warm kale salad. Mixed with shredded curry chicken, it makes for an easy weeknight meal. More

Win a Copy of 'A Change of Appetite'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis 233 comments

Diana Henry's latest release, A Change of Appetite is a robust compendium of recipes that she created to suit her new, more considered approach to eating. Like many of us in the food world, she struggled to fit her gourmand inclinations into size six expectations. After years of that boring old battle, she changed her thinking and her appetite followed: no punishing diets or fad cleanses, just real, delicious, conscientiously chosen and prepared food. She delivered this book to sate the hunger of those like-minds for whom 'eating well' has a twofold meaning. More

Giveaway: One More Chance to Win a Thermapen Thermometer!

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A good instant-read thermometer is the only way to ensure that your roasts, chops, or burgers come out that perfect medium-rare every time. More

From the Archives: The Best Beef for Grilling

Daniel Gritzer Post a comment

Beef short rib. It's what should be on every grill this summer. If it's not on yours, now's the time for a grilling intervention. More

Burger Toppings Week: The Amatriciana Burger

Daniel Gritzer 6 comments

Inspired by the famous Roman amatriciana sauce, a 6-ounce juicy patty of beef is topped with a spicy tomato-onion jam, crisped bacon, and a Pecorino Romano cheese crisp. Burger Topping Week 2014 has officially started! More

Know Your Tahini: The Many Sides of a Sesame Powerhouse

Miki Kawasaki 17 comments

Tahini is one of those ingredients that is better known as a supporting player than as a shining star. Yet it's truly indispensable: not just as a supporting player, but as a sauce and condiment all its own. More

The Food Lab: How to Make Thai-Style Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 14 comments

Thai cooks are experts at grilling all manner of meats, but nowhere does that proficiency shine more brightly than with chicken. Crisp, golden skin, coated in a richly charred marinade of toasted spices and herbs seasoned with fish sauce and sugar, the chicken is butterflied, flattened, and threaded onto bamboo skewers before being slowly grilled over charcoal. It's tasty enough on its own, but dipped into a sweet and spicy chili sauce, it becomes mind-blowingly delicious. More

12 Refreshing Sorbet Recipes We Love

Isabel Henderson 1 comment

Fresh fruit is in bounty at this time of year. When you're tired of firing up the oven for yet another pie or crumble, look no further than an icy sorbet. Cool and refreshing, they leave the integrity of summer fruit intact. See 12 of our favorites after the jump! More

A Vegan Green Tea Smoothie That's Great for Breakfast or Dessert

Lauren Rothman Post a comment

This subtly sweet smoothie gets a flavor boost from matcha powder and extra creaminess from frozen banana. More

This Week in Recipes

Ethan Simon Post a comment

From Chinese stir-fries to a gluten-free cobbler, here's the rundown of recipes this week here at Serious Eats. More

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