Prime or choice? Natural or organic? When it comes to beef, USDA labeling isn't always intuitive. Here's what you need to know.
Tahini is one of those ingredients that is better known as a supporting player than as a shining star. Yet it's truly indispensable: not just as a supporting player, but as a sauce and condiment all its own.
There are some spice blends that transcend the line between regional speciality and internationally beloved ingredient. Dukkah, the Egyptian nut, seed, and spice mixture that has recently found its way onto genre-pushing menus, is a prime example.
It wasn't long ago that buying nut butter at the supermarket meant little more than the choice between smooth or crunchy. Oh, how times have changed. On the shelves where you used to find little more than Jif and Skippy, there is now a dauntingly vast—if utterly delicious—array of spreads. In the interest of making sense out of the wide variety of nut and seed butters out there, allow us to guide you through the different kinds you can find in supermarkets, specialty stores, and online.
Japanese pickles—known collectively as tsukemono—can easily go unnoticed as part of a washoku (traditional Japanese) meal. Yet they've rightfully earned their place as a cornerstone food because they serve an important purpose: Japanese food culture is heavily influenced by principles of balance handed down from kaiseki (the national haute cuisine). Here's how to tell your gari from your umeboshi.
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise: there's virtually no part of the pig that can't be grilled. Whether it's ribs and bellies oozing with succulent fat, trim and lean tenderloins, or the whole, spit-roasted hog, the smoke and heat that emanates from a pile of well-tended charcoals does something we'll go so far as to term magical. We've got 24 of our favorite grilled pork recipes to keep your Memorial Day grill at work all weekend long. See them all after the jump!
Incorporating more fish into your diet is entirely possible when there are nearly as many ways of preparing it as there are, well, fish in the sea. We've collected 21 of our favorite recipes that will show you how to grill it, fry it, steam it, sauté it, and more. See them all after the jump!
We've collected 23 of our favorite spring-friendly recipes to make on mom's big day. From an asparagus and goat cheese frittata to a strawberry Danish, see them all after the jump!
We've rounded up 16 of our favorite dishes in New York that feature squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. From zesty calamari in the Bensonhurst to live sannakji in Flushing, check them all out in our slideshow!
Nearly 80 years have passed since Minetta Tavern first opened its doors, yet scoring a prime time reservation there remains as difficult as ever. So what is one to do when savoring their legendary côte de boeuf or much touted Black Label burger is but a dream? Here's our guide to eating well within walking distance of the legendary restaurant.
Whether you're looking for a fancy pre-theater dinner or just want to grab a fast and inexpensive post-show bite, here's an updated list of our favorite Theater District eats that will help you select from the cream of the area's very crowded crop.
Here at Serious Eats, we're down for a comforting bowl of soup regardless of the temperature outside. With sunny springtime weather on the horizon, it's time to turn away from heavy wintertime stews and toward brighter, fresher bowls loaded with vegetables. We've rounded up 18 of our favorite soup recipes that feature silky asparagus, hearty greens, and other produce section favorites.
Mabi is a beverage made from the fermented bark of the behuco indio tree that is popular throughout the Caribbean. As I discovered, it also has a history that is as complex as its flavor.
Jiaozi, pierogi, ravioli. Nearly every culture offers up its own take on the dumpling. Luckily, here in New York City, it's possible to try as many globe-trotting variations as your heart desires. We've made a list 26 different dumplings worth seeking out.
In attempt to banish the late-winter doldrums, we've rounded up 17 transportive desserts that make use of creamy coconut, tangy pineapple, and other tropical fruits and flavors. They're a little bit of sunshine you can taste, even when you've forgotten what the touch of warm summer rays feels like.
Papa John's Deli on City Island may not serve up the seafood shack fare the maritime community is known for, but its sandwiches are way better.
It's about time for smoked fish to move beyond the bagel and become a more regular fixture in mains, sides, and other bites for the brunch spread and beyond. This special food is a great tool for making dishes memorable and giving them a distinctive flavor.
It's almost springtime on the West Coast! From an Italian Passover meal in Los Angeles to a foraging trip near Seattle, we've rounded up some of the region's most promising food and drink events to help you celebrate the season's bounty.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans may be known for its over-the-top parades and parties, but don't forget it's also one of the most festive and dessert-centric celebrations in the city (or anywhere, really). Check out these eleven New Orleans-inspired desserts that will keep you in high spirits on Fat Tuesday and beyond.
In the depths of winter each year, when most of us are clutching yet another bowl of soup, the wizards at 'wichcraft somehow manage to unleash a roster of new sandwiches that make the best of the season's offerings. We tried them all and found much to talk about.
Whether you're battling the cold or a cold, a nice, hearty stew is always a welcome wintertime cure. We've collected 13 of our favorite hearty recipes, from meaty to vegan. See them all after the jump!
West Coasters rejoice! From classes in latte art and pickling to tasting events and brewery tours, we've rounded up an action-packed selection of upcoming food and drink experiences in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.
Planning to seduce your significant other with a home-cooked Valentine's Day dinner? Good for you! But don't get too carried away: you'll want something that's bound to impress but doesn't require a ton of effort—don't forget about the slow jams and low lighting you'll be setting up like the charmer you are!
This week we tackled the classics—bacon cheeseburgers and club sandwiches—while leaving room for a few firsts—falafel pizza, anyone? Check them all out after the jump!
Meyer lemons are at their peak from late November to early March. Here's a roundup of desserts that bring out the nuances of this fashionable fruit.
You don't have to be Bill Nye to make a meringue. But understanding sugar's role in baking and candy-making helps! From cane to beets and crystals to syrup, here's what you need to know about the world's most popular sweeteners.