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Bake the Book: Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

Sweets Emma Kobolakis Post a comment

Proving that inspiration comes from the most interesting places, this recipe comes to Cookfight from New York Times fashion critic, Cathy Horyn. They are apparently a Swedish-American tradition from her hometown in Ohio. Traditional or not, they are a truly intriguing cookie, with a smoky sweetness that separates them from your standard 'snap. More

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

Serious Eats Emma Kobolakis 2 comments

Apparently a Swedish-American tradition, bacon fat gingersnaps are a Cookfight gem. Sweet, smoky and spicy, their flavor sets them apart from any 'snap you've ever had. More

Bake the Book: Candied Cherry Tomatoes

Sweets Emma Kobolakis 1 comment

Looking for something interesting to serve at your next cocktail party? Crunchy, juicy, salty-sweet and single-serving, candied cherry tomatoes taste as good as they look. Not surprisingly, the idea for these Cookfight cuties comes from Serious Eats. More

Candied Cherry Tomatoes

Serious Eats Emma Kobolakis 2 comments

Crunchy, salty, sweet, and single-serving, candied cherry tomatoes taste as good as they look. Not surprisingly, the idea for these Cookfight cuties comes from Serious Eats. More

Bake the Book: Lemon Brown Butter Shortbread

Sweets Emma Kobolakis 4 comments

We've featured a fair number of shortbread recipes with Bake the Book. It's for good reason: there seems to be a variety for every cook that tries to make it Cookfight features a recipe for zesty lemon shortbread fattened up with the toasty flavor of brown butter. More

Lemon Brown Butter Shortbread

Serious Eats Emma Kobolakis Post a comment

There seems to be a variety of shortbread for every cook that's tried their hand at it. Cookfight features a recipe for zesty lemon shortbread fattened up with the toasty flavor of brown butter. More

Bake the Book: Coffee Can Date-Nut Bread

Sweets Emma Kobolakis Post a comment

This bare-bones recipe comes from chef Kim Severson's mother, Ann, who cleverly used coffee cans to package and ship loaves of this date-nut bread to Kim at college every Thanksgiving. More

Bake the Book: Cookfight

Sweets Emma Kobolakis Closed

Cookfight is more than a cookbook. It is a dialogue between two New York Times writers, Kim Severson and Julia Moskin, brought together by a culinary challenge. More

Coffee Can Date-Nut Bread

Serious Eats Emma Kobolakis 2 comments

This clever and simple bread originates from Cookfight chef Kim's mother, Ann. She would send this nut-studded, date-sweetened bread to her daughter every Thanksgiving when she was in college. More

We Chat With: Julia Moskin and Kim Severson About Their New Cookbook, 'CookFight'

Stephanie Pierson 1 comment

Round one of CookFight, the new cookbook from Julia Moskin and Kim Severson that comes out today, took place in 2009 when then New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni gave the two writers, and best friends, a challenge: make a dinner for six people for under $50. Round two was cooking a Thanksgiving dinner. And thus began the conceit for CookFight, a book of kitchen battles. The perfect picnic; the best comfort food; a fantastic children's party. More

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