As we enter our fourth week of Marmageddon, we'll be delving into the world of baking. Most people enjoy their Marmite on some toast with butter, so we were confident that adding the salty spread to some cheddar-studded scones would hit the spot. These small cakes are simple and deeply savory, begging to be slathered in even more Marmite and butter.
When you need something a bit greasy, spicy, and filling to undo whatever is left in your system from the night before, these easy rice cakes are the answer to your hangover prayers.
In our third week of Marmaggedon, we bring you a marmed-up version of the classic roast chicken legs. In this version the legs get wrapped in bacon, and then coated in a mixture of Marmite, chicken stock and brown sugar.
Herb-marinated steak makes a hearty brunch with eggs.
Our second week of "Marmageddon" (see first week here) brings you onion and Marmite fritters, perfect for snacking on while polishing off a few pints of beer.
Spicy waffles, bacon, eggs, and avocado make a brunch dish that hits all your cravings at once.
We're going to call the month of May Marmageddon—each week this month, British Bites will feature a recipe using one of the most polarizing ingredients in the British culinary arsenal: Marmite! If you're one of those poor souls who has yet to embrace Marmite, I'm sorry. I sincerely hope that Marmageddon inspires you to bring this brown paste home and give it a shot. First up: coddled eggs with mushrooms and Marmite.
Sometimes you just want to feel like a kid again, and these turnovers that marry a Pop Tart with the classic PBJ do just that.
Salmagundi is more of a concept than a recipe. Essentially, it is a large composed salad that incorporates meat, seafood, cooked vegetables, raw vegetables, fruits, and nuts and is arranged in an elaborate way. Think of it as the British answer to Salad Niçoise.
If your first response to a baked avocado dish is "gross," I beg you to consider giving this a try. Admittedly, it was my first reaction to the idea when a co-worker made this for me, but I was absolutely converted when I had my first bite.
Of all the words I could use to describe British food, simplicity would probably be the first. Scotch woodcock, a dish of soft scrambled eggs on toast topped with anchovies, is simplicity at its finest. And in the grand tradition of British dishes with funny names (welsh rarebit, salmagundi, cawl cennin) this dish uses no actual woodcock.
Eggs wrapped in bacon, with optional additions of various vegetables—as good a concept as it sounds.
This simple bread pudding is the perfect dessert after a filling meal. Rich and soft, it's often served with a custard sauce, but this version is so creamy and tender that it really doesn't need anything else but a strong cup of tea. If you have the time, letting the raisins sit in a few tablespoons of brandy before you assemble the pudding makes it even more decadent.
The crepes are soft and buttery, the cream is rich and sweet, and the berries add a tart freshness. This dish is perfect for berry season, but the addition of a bit of sugar and booze to off-season berries will help you stand the wait they're at their peak.
Arguably the most famous of the British puddings, Yorkshire pudding always makes an impressive side to serve along a perfectly cooked roast beef. But what happens if you don't have a pan of hot beef drippings to make your Yorkshire pudding in? Don't fret! You can make Yorkshire pudding in a variety of fats, taking this special occasion pudding to a fantastic side (or meal) you can make any night of the week.
Strata's are a great vehicle for a lot of different ingredients, which makes them an ideal dish for getting rid of the odds and ends in your fridge as well as feeding a group of hungry people.
Rabbit is a lovely, delicate meat that takes well to braising in a gently seasoned cooking liquid. A mixture of just a few aromatics and mild herbs is the perfect thing to let the inherent flavor of rabbit shine.
Imagine if Yorkshire pudding, cornbread, and soufflé could all get together and have a lovechild, that child's name would be spoonbread
Of all the great things that Britain has given the world, savory pies have got to top the list. From the hand-held pasty to the potato-topped fish pie or the always delicious steak and kidney, a good savory pie is hard to refuse. And this version filled with chicken and leek is a fantastic pie to get started with, if this type of dish is not already one of your favorites.
When most people go to the Caribbean they immediately head towards the abundance of fresh seafood - and that's a pretty good bet. But whenever I'm in Anguilla I crave goat.
Filling potato turnovers that reheat easily.
Closer to a fritter than what most of us think of as a sausage, these cheese and bread cakes are held together with egg and fried until the outside is crisp and the interior is soft and melted.
The inspiration for this recipe came out of very real circumstances: wanting brunch, but having embarrassingly little in my fridge and cupboards.
A dish fit for a Queen, this pudding has roots that can be traced back as far as the seventeenth century. With peaks of soft meringue with a softly toasted crust, covering a sweet center of jam and a base of custard, this pudding is a true British classic that has stood the test of time.
Sweet corn, touched with just a bit of salt and black pepper, complements smoky candied bacon.
Creamy pearled barley served with braised broccoli and cherry tomatoes, topped with crumbled salty feta cheese.
Blue Apron, a new food delivery service based out of New York, takes the ready-to-cook concept to the next level. Rather than buying your food in a kit at the supermarket, they deliver meal kits straight to your front door. All you have to do is open them and start cooking. Available in either vegetarian or meat-based service plans, the recipes are all relatively healthy, modern-looking, and tasty. At least on paper. We decided to test them out and ordered both a meat and a vegetarian kit.
Tender, moist chicken is simmered with chewy brown rice, flavorful shiitake mushrooms, and crunchy chestnuts. Sesame oil pulls the flavors together in this easy one-pot meal.
Here's the deal: you can get your McDonald's biscuit sandwiches (or any breakfast sandwich, for that matter) made with a 100% real egg, cracked and cooked fresh on-premises. All you've got to do is tell the cashier that you'd like your sandwich made with a "round egg" and they'll replace your folded egg patty with a real egg, free of charge. An egg sandwich from McDonald's that actually tastes like egg? Who'da thunk it?
If you're looking for a probiotic-loaded DIY dairy project that's a little less involved than yogurt making, the cultured milk drink known as kefir (keh-FEER) just might be for you.
Another year of The Vegan Experience has come to a close, but that doesn't mean the wonderful recipes have to disappear for the rest of the year. Here are all 60 of my vegan recipes from both 2012 and 2013, ranging from soups to snacks to appetizers to sandwiches to full-on main courses.
This simple old fashioned dish with flat and tender dumplings is nothing short of slurpy chicken heaven.
Fuloon in Malden, MA, is probably Boston's most well-known best-kept secret. There are many more great things on the menu (try and stick with things off the Chef's Specialties and Northern/Sichuan sections), but here are a dozen of my favorites to get your started.
I've got nothing but good things to say about muffaletta sandwiches, the official sandwich of New Orleans (Ok, the po'boy might have something to say about that). If I could only take five sandwiches with me to my desert island, the muffaletta would be right up there leading the list. In fact, I love it so much that I have a jar of homemade olive salad that lives in the bottom shelf of my fridge all year round. It's an excellent condiment that finds its way into all sorts of foods at my place, so it's only natural that I've developed muffaletta-flavored variations of every snack food known to man. Here are some of my favorites.
I've got to thank Kenji for this idea. He suggested a garlic-knot monkey bread as a Home Slice topic, saying it might be good to do before the big game on Sunday. The byword here is EASY. This is almost a twist-and-dump thing. You could make your own dough for this (here's a suitable recipe), but I just used store-bought pizza dough from the freezer section. You'll need 2 pounds. (Most store-bought pizza doughs I've seen come in 1-pound portions, often 2 to a package.)
When Spam and eggs are wedged into a toasted Hawaiian roll slathered in jelly (pineapple, mango, and even strawberry, all work well), it makes for an epic breakfast sandwich that might even sway the harshest of Spam critics (one could only hope). The sweetness of the rolls and the jelly balance the salty Spam and the rich, runny egg yolk. Oh, and a squirt of Sriracha never hurts either.
Often when people hear the words milk punch, their minds immediately jump to that quintessential creamy drink made famous in New Orleans. I want to introduce to you a wholly different animal: the clear English Milk Punch. Yes, it involves curdled milk, and yes, it's delicious.
A quick and soothing soup with egg whites and ground meat, flavored with cliantro and soy. A Chinese classic.
You shouldn't panic because foie gras is one of the easiest proteins to cook in the world. Far simpler than a steak or a chicken breast. Infinitely more forgiving than a pork chop or a piece of delicate fish. It's nearly foolproof by nature. Here's how to do it.
These mini-sandwiches require no effort but will be the first thing to fly at your party: warm crescent rolls stuffed with sweet-and-sour glazed cocktail sausages.
A one-skillet meal of quick-cooking clams, vegetables, and rice noodles flavored with soy sauce, sriracha, and vinegar.
Drinking, at least once in awhile, leads to over-drinking. And in the morning, you need something to help pull you together. Greasy egg sandwich? Hair of the dog? SportsCenter and Chinese takeout? We asked 15 bartenders how they kick a hangover; here's what they had to say. What's your hangover cure?
If you get your kitchen stocked up in advance, you can be ready to face the morning (or, ahem, afternoon) with one of these comforting dishes, some spicy, some eggy, all soothing and delicious.
There are few things better for the soul or the body than a tangle of slick rice noodles in a rich, crystal clear, intensely beefy broth; the warm aroma of cinnamon, cloves, and star anise rising up in a cloud of steam. The intensely savory-salty hint of fish sauce balanced by a squeeze of lime juice and a handful of fresh herbs and chilies that you add to your bowl as you eat. Here's how to make it at home.
We've collected 43 of our favorite recipes: eggy things, muffins, pancakes and waffles, pastries, hash, and breakfast sandwiches. All of the recipes can be made in 45 minutes or less; most of them in under 30!
Start with poached chicken and add sesame paste and seeds, Sichuan peppercorns, pickled chili paste, minced garlic, and whatever else you might be in the mood for that day.
This week we tried every flavor of Honey Bunches of Oats, ate too much ice cream, said good-bye to Drinks editor Maggie Hoffman, and more.
On a recent road trip through the Quebec province, we unearthed two terrific pizza restaurants, each bearing their own distinctive regional style. At Gerry Pizza, thick old-school crust bears Quebec City-specific toppings like Matane shrimp and scallops. In the remote village of Kamouraska, Pizza Mag is making delicious Neapolitan-American-style pies, with plenty of French flare. (There's crème fraîche on almost everything!)
This is the first—and probably tastiest—dish that my wife ever taught me how to cook from her home in Bogotá, high in the mountains of Colombia. The Capital city of 10 million people sits in a valley at over 8,000 feet above sea level, which means that the pressure cooker is a staple in pretty much every kitchen. This extraordinarily simple chicken and potato stew uses just five ingredients (ok, seven if you count salt and pepper), but the flavor that comes out after a brief cook under pressure is complex, rich, and filling.
Sandwiches are made to order behind the counter at About Cheese, a tiny slice of a cheese boutique in the Village, which also stocks an admirable spread of tempting preserves, honey, and croissants. Thin slices of bread are layered with two-year aged cheddar, muenster cheese, and paper-thin slices of La Quercia prosciutto, then toasted up in a panini press.