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Win a Copy of 'Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis 149 comments

Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love from our Tuscan Kitchen, the new cookbook by actress Debi Mazar and her Tuscan husband, Gabriele Corcos, has a lot of heart. It covers the meal from antipasti to dolci, and though there's a decent amount of decadence, they tend to gravitate toward nutritious, conscientious eating. More

Hog Mac 'n' Cheese From 'Pitt Cue and Co.: The Cookbook'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis 5 comments

I had to put on my elastic-waist-banded pants just to read the recipe for the Hog Mac 'N' Cheese from Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook. There's over a pound of cheese. There's whole milk and butter, of course. And then there's the hog: Cooked pork belly, cut into what they refer to as "quivering chunks." It all sounds amazing, if artery-clogging. And it almost was. More

Whole Spicy Smoked Roast Chicken From 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

Serious Eats Maggie Mariolis 11 comments

This chicken won the Fourth of July. The recipe, from Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook, sounded delicious on the page: A whole bird, rested overnight in chipotle and garlic pastes, maple syrup, butter, and Pitt Cue's aromatic, spicy-sweet House Rub, then slow-smoked until perfectly burnished. Yes, please. More

Beef Ribs From 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis 12 comments

The four partners from the London BBQ restaurant Pitt Cue Co. are serious about their meat. In the new (to the U.S.) Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook, they strongly encourage homecooks to get serious, too. This recipe turned out smoky, unctuous, crazy flavorful ribs. It is one of the simpler preparations in the book, requiring only the ribs and the House Rub; sauce is optional and unnecessary. More

House Rub From 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

Serious Eats Maggie Mariolis 2 comments

This fragrant, sweet, gently spicy dry rub makes several appearances in the pages of Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook. This week, we'll use it as the sole seasoning on their outstanding Beef Ribs and as a defining element in the wet rub for the Whole Spicy Smoked Roast Chicken. More

Crispy Pickled Shiitake From 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

Serious Eats Maggie Mariolis 2 comments

The Pitt Cue Co. chefs were wowed by the pickled mushrooms they tried at Momofuku in NYC. So wowed that the only way to take them up a notch was to deep-fry those suckers. They share the recipe for their uber-umami Crispy Pickled Shiitake in Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook, and it is totally worth the effort. More

Pickled Shiitakes From 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

Serious Eats Maggie Mariolis 1 comment

These intense, soy-soaked mushrooms from Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook, were inspired by chef David Chang's Asian-inflected pickles at Momofuku in NYC. The Pitt Cue crew take them a step further by deep-frying them in this week's killer Crispy Pickled Shiitakes. More

Win a Copy of 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis 422 comments

I ended up testing the recipes from Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook over the Fourth of July weekend. Though the food was perfect for an Independence Day cookout, there was conspicuous irony in cooking Southern-style barbecue expropriated by the British crew of a hot London restaurant. But the devotion the Pitt Cue guys put into their food—and expect from the reader—pays off, resulting in some of the best dang barbecue that's ever come off my grill. More

Salmon Banh Mi From 'Vibrant Food'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis 4 comments

Kimberley Hasselbrink's eye-catching bahn mi from her new cookbook, Vibrant Food is super-appealing: she uses fish-sauce-marinated salmon instead of traditional pork, which lightens the sandwich while still providing a touch of fatty richness. It's a sandwich I can see myself making many more times this summer. More

Sweet Corn and Squash Fritters With Avocado Crema From 'Vibrant Food'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis 3 comments

It's my opinion that fresh, sweet corn should be incorporated into pretty much every meal in the summertime. So as soon as I saw these bodaciously corn-y fritters in Kimberley Hasselbrink's new cookbook, Vibrant Food, I knew I'd be making and devouring them as soon as possible. More

Sweet Corn and Squash Fritters With Avocado Crema From 'Vibrant Food'

Serious Eats Maggie Mariolis 3 comments

It's my opinion that fresh, sweet corn should be incorporated into pretty much every meal in the summertime. So as soon as I saw these bodaciously corn-y fritters in Kimberly Hasselbrink's new cookbook, Vibrant Food, I knew I'd be making and devouring them as soon as possible. More

Edamame and Radish Risotto From 'Vibrant Food'

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I'm a sucker for the bright intensity of the humble and accessible radish, which makes a hot pink appearance in the Spring Roots section of Kimberley Hasselbrink's new cookbook, Vibrant Food. After a stint in a hot pan with butter, their peppery bite is slightly mellowed, but the remaining juicy crunch, vivid color, and distinctive pungency offsets the simple, creamy risotto. More

Edamame and Radish Risotto From 'Vibrant Food'

Serious Eats Maggie Mariolis Post a comment

I'm a sucker for the bright intensity of the humble and accessible radish, which makes a hot pink appearance in the Spring Roots section of Kimberley Hasselbrink's new cookbook, Vibrant Food. After a stint in a hot pan with butter, their peppery bite is slightly mellowed, but the remaining juicy crunch, vivid color, and distinctive pungency offsets the simple, creamy risotto. More

Win a Copy of 'Vibrant Food'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis Closed

For most of us, cooking begins with a consideration of flavor and texture. I admit I rarely think about appearance until the food hits the plate (and when I'm cooking at home for just me and my family, "It doesn't look that great, but it's tasty," comes out of my mouth more often than it should.). But Kimberly Hasselbrink, author of the new cookbook Vibrant Food flips the formula, conceiving dishes around whatever vivid seasonal produce catches her eye. More

Picante de Cuy Mentiroso (Fibbing Guinea Pig) From Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen

Cook the Book Kate Williams 8 comments

We may balk at the thought in America, but guinea pigs (cuy) are considered a delicacy in the Andean regions of Peru. Martin Morales's grandmother specialized in a particular preparation of the animal, braised in a sauce of fiery chilies and ground peanuts. More

Picante de Cuy Mentiroso (Fibbing Guinea Pig) From Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen

Serious Eats Kate Williams 4 comments

We may balk at the thought in America, but guinea pigs (cuy) are considered a delicacy in the Andean regions of Peru. Martin Morales's grandmother specialized in a particular preparation of the animal, braised in a sauce of fiery chilies and ground peanuts. More

Ceviche de Mango (Mango Ceviche) From Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen

Cook the Book Kate Williams 2 comments

Seafood isn't the only thing that should get the ceviche treatment. In Martin Morales's new cookbook, Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen, he lets mango take center stage. More

Ceviche de Mango (Mango Ceviche) From Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen

Serious Eats Kate Williams 2 comments

Seafood isn't the only thing that should get the ceviche treatment. In Martin Morales's new cookbook, Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen, he lets mango take center stage. More

Tamales de Queso (Cheese Tamales) From 'Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen'

Cook the Book Kate Williams 7 comments

These tamales, from Martin Morales's cookbook, Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen, are much different from their Mexican brethren. Instead of using a dough made from masa and lard, they're made with pureed fresh corn, cooked down with butter, garlic, chili paste, and a touch of sugar. More

Tamales de Queso (Cheese Tamales) From Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen

Serious Eats Kate Williams 2 comments

These tamales, from Martin Morales's cookbook, Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen, are much different from their Mexican brethren. Instead of using a dough made from masa and lard, they're made with pureed fresh corn, cooked down with butter, garlic, chili paste, and a touch of sugar. More

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