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The Food Lab: How to Make Scallion Pancakes

When I first learned how scallion pancakes are made, I was floored. Whoah, ancient Chinese secret! was what ran through my head. It took me several years to realize that conceptually, the method is almost identical to that of making puff pastry, croissants, or any number of laminated pastries, which makes scallion pancakes a perfect subject for exploring in this week's Food Lab. More

Healthy & Delicious: Scallion Scrambled Eggs with Cumin

Scallion Scrambled Eggs with Cumin, an Iranian-inspired meal from Faye Levy's Feast from the Middle East comes together in about 15 minutes, chopping included, and is a nice twist on standard scrambled eggs. Health-wise, it's far from a low-fat dish, but that's okay. Healthy food need not be low-fat food, especially when it's packed with protein and produce like this. More

Grilling: Negimaki

I've already outed my shameful seafood aversion. Yes, I am "that guy" who relies on teriyaki and tempura at standard Japanese restaurants. I switch it up sometimes though, getting negimakiscallions wrapped around thinly sliced flank steak in a teriyaki sauce—thinking of it as "meat sushi" so I fit in better with all my raw seafood eating comrades. More

Dinner Tonight: Spicy Noodles with Tofu (Dou Hua Mian)

I was in the mood for some Chinese noodles, and nothing was going to stop me. This recipe from Fuchsia Dunlop's Land of Plenty combines sesame paste (tahini works too), chili oil, two kinds of soy sauce, and sesame oil to create a shockingly quick and filling meal. To balance out the fiercely spicy dish, I added quick-pickled carrots using David Chang's approach from the Momofuku cookbook. More

The Food Lab: How to Make Peking Duck at Home (From Scratch!)

Does anything get golden browner, crispier, or duckier than Peking duck? When properly prepared, the deeply flavored skin should crackle and crunch with the slightest touch of your teeth, and the meat (more of an afterthought, really) should be moist, tender, and flavorful. But getting a decent version—even at a restaurant—can be a chore. Even places that do do it well generally require at least a day of advanced notice. Why, you might ask? The preparation is intensely complex, that's why. More

Tacos de Papa

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] About the author: After graduating from MIT, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt spent many years as a chef, recipe developer, writer, and editor in Boston. He now lives in New York with his wife. Got a suggestion... More

Wok Skills 101: How to Steam in a Wok

I've long-touted the wok as the most versatile pan in the kitchen. Now I aim to prove that claim. Each day this week, we'll pick a different basic cooking technique the wok excels at, along with a couple simple recipes to highlight them. We'll cover steaming, frying, stir-frying, smoking, braising. Up first: steaming More

In Season: Scallions

Scallions are characterized by a long, thin white base that has not yet developed into a bulb, and long straight green stalks that resemble large chives. Both the white base and green stalks are commonly eaten in a variety of dishes, and used as a garnish. We've compiled a list of recipes highlighting the seasonal scallion. More

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