I've only ever had one criterion for my vegan recipes: They must be good enough that even an avowed meat-head would gladly down them. I wanted a stuffing with deep, complex, savory flavors that bakes up with a moist texture almost like a savory bread pudding. I wanted stuffing so good that it'll be the first side dish to disappear from the table. A stuffing so good that my meat-eating family would attack and devour it with reckless abandon.
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The simple addition addition of apple cider gives this gravy a slight tartness and light fruity flavor.
This basic turkey gravy gets a hefty amount of heavy cream right at the end, followed by a mixture of fresh herbs like thyme, sage, and rosemary.
Turkey gravy is infused with wine, giving it a slightly dry character with mild fruitiness and a light bite from shallots.
Dried porcini mushrooms soaked in turkey stock give this gravy a great earthy depth.
The traditional Thanksgiving gravy made with drippings from the bird, for a sauce that's pure turkey gold.
We all know the first law of Pizza-Like Objects: If it's made with some combination of zesty tomato sauce, a wheat-based bready product, and oozy melted cheese with a hint of pepperoni, it's going to taste good. Perhaps not great, but reliably pretty good. And that's the problem with English muffin pizza. It's good stuff, to be sure, but the thing about good things is that they all have the ability to be great.
From ramen burgers to tomato corn bread, take a look at this week's recipes.
It looks like pizza, smells like pizza, it even tastes a little like pizza, but it's not pizza. At least, not inasmuch as pizza is defined by its bread-based crust. The slice you are looking at shares much in common with pizza. It's got gooey melted cheese. It's got a robust tomato sauce that balances zestiness and sweetness with just the right bit of zip. It's got a crisp underbelly and a soft, moist, tender interior. It just happens to be made with noodles instead of dough.
I came across this Udon Miso 'n' Cheese concept while experimenting for an event last fall in which a few non-Japanese chefs got together to make Japanese food. While messing around with the idea of udon risotto, I discovered that miso, butter, parmesan and wheat starch taste just like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (in a good way).
I'm a big fan of rooftop films and have made a point of sharing them in videos in order to share what rooftop amazingness is possible. It may be old hat in America, but in China, where food scares and the dangers of pesticides and pollution are only beginning to show their true colors, the new farming movement is just blossoming.
I spent the last month traveling around Japan and China with an Intrepid Travel guide/translator, taking pictures and filming video of the most delicious food, the amazing people, and the incredible sights for the newest season of The Perennial Plate. Watch this video postcard from Japan, a montage of the two weeks we spent eating and traveling around.
Bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon? Been there, brunched that. Not exactly a groundbreaking dish. But what if a reputable Neapolitan pizzeria makes a pizza with similar ingredients?
[Photo: Nikki Goldstein] There's some big brunching to be had at Recipe, the tiny 26-seat eatery on the Upper West. The menu is filled with gems, but a recent decision to go the seemingly boring route—the French toast en...
"All the ingredients are there. Like many loaves of homemade bread, it probably just needs a little more time to rise." Photographs by Robyn Lee Recipe 452 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY 10024 (b/n 81st and 82nd; map); 212-501-7755; recipenyc.com...
I decided to bake, then broil, the sausage for a bit of extra browning. The Currant-Mustard Sauce that accompanies them is not remotely traditional, but works well, particularly when serving the cevapcici as an appetizer....
Editor's note: Please welcome Serious Eats community member BaHa, aka Barbara Hanson, who will be checking in now and again with dispatches about the various little one-of-a-kind food stores and markets in New York. Here is her recipe for A-Z...
Pork floss: it's a strange name, but a fitting description for the light, fluffy, thread-like seasoned dried pork product that can be used to add porkiness to just about anything. Although it's easily found at Chinese grocery stores in large, clear plastic containers, you can also make a fresh batch in your own kitchen. Check out Chow Times' pork floss recipe with step-by-step photos next time you get a hankering for pork floss (or perhaps if you want to fill your home with sweet, porky fumes). If you don't know what to use pork floss for, read Chow Times' earlier pork floss post for ideas. My favorite way of eating it is just to put it on rice. Boring...
This bowl of homemade ice cream from My Husband Cooks may look innocent, but deep within its sweet, milky, aerated folds lurk chopped salted and roasted cashews, toffee chunks and marshmallow fluff. The flavor, dubbed Uneven Pavement Ice Cream, was born from a desire to create something reminiscent of Rocky Road Ice Cream but with more marshmallow intensity: I wanted veins of precious white marshmallow fluff running through the heart of my ice cream. I wanted the taster to discover strands of marshmallow sticking to the roof of her mouth. And I wouldn’t settle for the jarred fluff. No, sir. I looked up the recipe for making my own. Check out the recipe to churn out a batch of...