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Contest Winners: Cook the Book, 'The Cook's Country Cookbook'

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Congrats to bndraldy, bobfole, DuncanHusky, ElspethAdair, and iWander. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to everyone who entered last week's Cook the Book!... More

Cook the Book: Tunnel of Fudge Cake, Plus a Brief History of the Bundt Pan

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 4 comments

The Bundt pan was invented in the 1950s by a man named H. David Dalquist. The pan was based on a traditional ceramic dish with a similar ringed shape. Though Dalquist's version was lighter and easier to use than the... More

Cook the Book: Chicken and Mushroom Fricassee

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

Chicken fricassee has always struck me as a somewhat outdated dish; something my grandmother would have prepared for a weeknight meal, probably without even following a recipe, the ingredients and amounts long since committed to memory. Ever intent on rescuing... More

Cook the Book: Tennessee Whiskey Pork Chops

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

Like the classic pairings of peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies, pork chops and whiskey go hand in hand. But what's the best way to pair them? Numerous recipes for chops soused in Jack Daniels exist. Some include... More

Maple Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 4 comments

The following recipe is from the October 22nd edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! This week's recipe for maple sausage and waffle casserole is surprisingly light. Traditionally, breakfast casseroles are... More

Cook the Book: Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 10 comments

I don't know about you, but before today, I had no idea that Disney played a significant role in popularizing the Monte Cristo Sandwich. According to this week's Cook the Book selection, The Cook's Country Cookbook, in 1966 the Tahitian... More

Cook the Book: Chesapeake Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

Yesterday, at my boyfriend's request, I watched a football game and a baseball game. It's that time of year again: TVs are tuned in every Sunday afternoon, cold beers are nestled in their cozies, and salty snacks are on the... More

Cook the Book: 'The Cook's Country Cookbook'

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I frequently work as a freelance recipe tester. Most people think that it must be a dream job—they imagine me puttering about my kitchen, popping delicious creations in and out of my oven all day long. This couldn't be further from the truth. Like any job, recipe testing is often incredibly stressful. Recently, I spent six hours slaving over homemade croissants—pounding the butter, rolling the dough, chilling them, letting them rise, and tying them into little knots—only to have them emerge like butter-drenched hockey pucks. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do. Along with the failed croissants, the same assignment yielded recipes for a perfectly balanced chilled cucumber soup, and to-die-for apricot-almond bars. But nothing is more upsetting... More

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