This salad incorporates bitter greens with sweetly roasted pears, pine nuts, and shaved pecorino.
Granny Smith apples complement the tart-sweet flavor of cranberries, with added brightness from orange juice and zest.
This ham packs a ton of flavor into each bite.
How to build a better fruit salad.
A savory, spicy tequila chaser.
Invert your pumpkin pie this year by topping pumpkin pie filling with a ginger cookie crumble.
Candied pecans add a sweet, nutty crunch to this classic cranberry sauce.
Heavy cream and fresh herbs enrich this twist on traditional gravy.
A deliciously hassle-free showcase for great produce.
In place of marshmallows, we top our sweet potato cake with a spiced, booze-spiked meringue.
Brown sugar and maple syrup get a salty, nutty punch from a sprinkling of Asiago cheese.
It's a bit of an undertaking, but the result is a juicy bird with potato-chip-crisp skin.
Squash lends a light sweetness and mild earthiness to these doughnuts.
This equal-parts drink, made with cognac, Old Tom gin, and sweet vermouth, is luscious and smooth, with a little candied-orange sweetness.
A tangy, spiced sour cherry–glazed ham pairs with lemony parsley potatoes—the perfect update on a Southern classic.
A perfect combination, available only briefly each year.
A swirl of subtle cocoa flavor adds complexity to this pumpkin pie.
Smoke and spice add depth to bitter grapefruit.
How to make a no-crack chocolate roulade, perfect for your holiday Yule log.
Brush up on the basics for the big day.
Keep your gravy nice and hot with immersion circulators, slow cookers, and more
The easiest and most effective method for ensuring a jelly roll won't crack or tear.
For grilled vegetables that keep their fresh crispness, cook them over a chimney starter.
Celebrate the true heroes of winter produce.
How to mix and match cookie styles for the best holiday assortment.
For easy entertaining, bring the raw bar home.
Everything you need to know when making a pie dough from scratch.
Cut it up, then choose your recipe.
Nothing like a roasted root.
Which type of roasting pan offers the best value, and, more importantly, which one do you really need?
All your questions about grilling steak, answered.
Everything you need to know to host a Chinese hot-pot feast at home.
Don't know the difference between a city and a country ham? Don't know how to cook and serve them? Don't worry; we've got you covered.
Nothing but the facts: a quick reference guide to dry-brining or wet-brining your holiday turkey for moister, juicier results.
Two methods for deep-fried turkey, indoors and out. Which do you think is safer?
Sour cream mashed potatoes, classic mashed potatoes, sous vide mashed potatoes—whatever the method, here are the best methods for making mashed potatoes in advance.
Buy everything you can well in advance, and save time and headaches on Thanksgiving.
Everything you need to make the perfect Thanksgiving cheese plate
A fresh-tomato sauce for pasta that's so good, you won't even need cheese on top.
Is there any point to brining your next turkey?
Is living with a Serious Eater all it's cracked up to be? Our partners and loved ones weigh in.
All your V-Day heartbreak stories, in the comments below.
From arch enemies to best friends.
Food: the true language of love.
What really happens when you force-fed yourself all the aphrodisiacs.
The one thing that makes all those early-morning temple visits more bearable: snacks.
When beef is scarce, a Christmas tenderloin is a delicacy beyond belief.
Want to learn how to transfer your family's images onto a Halloween pumpkin? Here's how to do it.
Want to celebrate Chinese New Year? Here's how, from party prep to recipes.
A special Thanksgiving edition of Ask Special Sauce.
How a starry-eyed fantasy of a Dickensian Christmas became a tradition.
Gift ideas for the person who did something real nice for you this year.
The most delicious chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, and other classic Easter candy from our taste test.
Make finding the perfect holiday drink fun and interactive—with flowcharts!
Small gifts, perfect for stuffing a real or metaphorical stocking.
The year's most coveted kitchen tools and equipment.
Buy your way into any food lover's heart with one of these big-ticket holiday gifts.
Our favorite gifts for cooks for under $100, including a great chef's knife, a gorgeous tagine, and more.
You don't have to go broke this holiday season—some of our favorite gifts for food lovers cost well under $50.
A book that teaches what really matters in cooking.
The moment Edna Lewis's The Taste of Country Cooking changed one author's life.
Jacques Pepin inspires a cook through every step of his culinary career.
How a chef, and her cookbook, transformed a 20-year-old's world.
Make your best barbecue ever using a smoker.