We're suckers for well made pastry, for beautiful fruit, and for pretty much anything dipped in chocolate. Here are the desserts we tried this month that we just can't stop thinking about.
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This month we went off-menu at Mister Softee (if you haven't yet tried asking for them to add a fresh banana to your vanilla shake, you're welcome), sampled vibrant magenta prickly pear wine, and cut through the late-summer heat with Suze, a tasty French apéritif.
What's in a month of Serious Eating? A juicy burger, obviously, and some well-balanced pizza. A little high falutin' foie gras, a little friendly mac & cheese. Some steak, a bowl of incredible khao soi, and a couple racks of ribs. Tongue and bone marrow and takoyaki.
Frozen beverages are our best friends these days. Humidity: not so much. Gin and mint and ice? Oh, yeah. Rum? Give it to us in slushie form.
When Serious Eaters travel, we tend to see the journey as a challenge of the appetite, sometimes packing in extra meals just to make sure we squeeze every delicious bite out of a trip to Thailand or Montreal or Italy. Sure, there are tourist attractions to visit, but we're really in it for the khao soi, the foie gras sandwiches, and the awesome stewed tripe.
This month, we ate fresh-caught fluke (estimated time from ocean to pan: 20 minutes), grilled up some steak for Father's Day, and upgraded our BLTs with the addition of creamy burrata.
The Serious Eats team downed some fantastic drinks in June, including frozen Negroni slushies, raw milk fresh from the farm, sparkling summery cocktails, and more.
This month we (OK, Jamie) reveled in NYC's first Dairy Queen and we rewarded ourselves after running a half-marathon (yeah, OK, that was just Paul). But the rest of us ate good sweets too! Check 'em all out.
This month, Carrie went to Mexico, Jamie went to Philly, and Kenji went to Japan by way of Coney Island, so you know our best bites are gonna be interesting.
This month, we tasted sherry straight from the barrel in Spain, found an awesome milkshake, discovered a new favorite amaro, sipped an great Mexican craft beer, and started experimenting with a clever wine-saving tool.
Kenji experiences the magic of Chicago pizza, Maggie goes renegade with two best bites, Jamie cooked a Passover Seder for 17 people, and more of the best things we ate this month.
From decadent sundaes to a doughnut standby, check out all our favorite sweets from April.
We have to hand it to them; when it comes to ice cream with mix-ins, Ben & Jerry's is hard to beat. And because we like to dream big at SE* we asked ourselves, if you could have B&J's create any flavor you wanted, what would it be? And no, the realities of science need not apply.
Every month the Serious Eats crew scouts out the best stuff to drink: newly released beers, cool new cocktails, spirits you should know about, and favorite recipes for refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. Here are the sips we're most excited to share.
Even though we work at a food blog, we don't always have the time or inclination to prepare a glamorous lunch. Sometimes our midday meal is a matter of convenience or a pressing need to clear out the whatever's kicking around the fridge—hey,we're only human! Here are our go-to lunches when we're in the market for something quick, easy, and delicious.
It's just a fact of life: after cooking multiple courses, picking plates, and buying booze, dessert can be a dinner party afterthought. So if there's no time to whip up a spectacular, themed last course, what does the SE team serve its guests? Find out.
We're all waiting impatiently for our fruit pies and summery sorbets to come into season, but in the meantime, we didn't do too bad eating dessert in March. The theme was innovation, with falafel filled with chocolate, tiramisu made into a cupcake, a lemon tart made with liquidized almond shortbread, and more.
Our team tends to drink internationally: this month we enjoyed amazing gin from Spain, incredible fortified wine from Italy, fresh sake brewed in Portland, delicious beer made with salt in Germany, and tequila straight from the source in Mexico.
What's that old saying about March? "In like a lion, out like a lamb?" Yeah, that's kind of how this month went for us...except for the part where we ate lions (that was last month). But we did eat all sorts other great things, including Robyn's victorious return to pizza-eating and the best gumbo Nick has ever had in his life. Click through to see all of the best things we ate this month!
Maybe you're at the closest dive to home or a hotel bar at a wedding, but it's not where you go for a perfect Sazerac. What, then, is the best drink to order?