March 31, 2013 – April 6, 2013

The Blur from Nopa

You've seen bubbly brunch drinks before, but this tart lime variation, served at San Francisco's Nopa (one of our favorite Bay Area brunch spots) is a bit unusual, made with herbal Green Chartreuse and maraschino liqueur to sweeten. More

Yellow Mole with Masa Dumplings (Mole Amarillito con Chochoyotes) from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

Making mole has a reputation for being an arduous process with dozens of steps and even more ingredients, but not all moles are particularly difficult or time consuming. The Yellow Mole with Masa Dumplings from Pati's Mexican Table is one such mole. Pati Jinich's recipe only takes an hour or so, and almost all the ingredients can be found in most grocery stores. The thick brick red sauce is tangy and just a little spicy, a worthy accompaniment to braised chicken. Cute, dimpled masa dumplings make the mole into a full meal. More

Butterscotch Maple Walnut Three Layer Pie

The true shining star of this pie is the black walnut whipped cream. While it may take some hunting to find walnut extract, the nutty bite and unexpected earthy undertone it adds to an otherwise incredibly sweet pie ensures a proper balancing act of flavors, and helps to pick up the traces of walnut in the pie crust. More

Shredded Pork in Ancho-Orange Sauce (Chilorio) from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

Carnitas make for one of the best taco fillings: slow braised pork, shredded and then crisped up before serving, is perfect unadorned in a warm corn tortilla. But what if you're looking to take it up a notch? In Pati's Mexican Table, Pati Jinich presents a different version of braised and shredded pork, this time fancied up with orange juice and a fragrant, tangy ancho chile sauce. With a generous pour of apple cider vinegar, the finished dish tastes almost like Mexican pulled pork—and I wouldn't consider that a bad thing. More

Yorkshire Pudding

Arguably the most famous of the British puddings, Yorkshire pudding always makes an impressive side to serve along a perfectly cooked roast beef. But what happens if you don't have a pan of hot beef drippings to make your Yorkshire pudding in? Don't fret! You can make Yorkshire pudding in a variety of fats, taking this special occasion pudding to a fantastic side (or meal) you can make any night of the week. More

Sambal Oelek

A hot sauce in one of its purest forms, Indonesian sambal oelek is merely freshly ground hot red chiles with some salt and vinegar for flavor and preservation. Sure, it's simple, but it's also incredibly awesome and infinitely useful. More

Chocolate Chip Whisky Muffins

With slightly fruity bittersweet chocolate and some fresh cinnamon, these chocolate chip whisky muffins are a great way to start your day. Don't forget to warm them up so the chocolate is melty and top them off with some salted butter. More

Rodrigo-Style Fish (Pescado Rodrigo) from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

Fish tacos beg to be eaten standing up outside on the porch with a cold beer and plenty of napkins to sop up dripping lime juice and salsa. Now that it's starting to feel like spring, it is time to get cracking with some fried fish. Pati Jinich's excellent Rodrigo-Style Fish from Pati's Mexican Table is just the ticket. Dredged in flour and pan-fried, the fish fillets themselves are nothing out of the ordinary. But add a generous drizzle of her citrusy-salty-herby sauce and you'll quickly be in fish taco heaven. More