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A Lesson in Cambodian Cooking, From a Mother-Daughter Duo

A Lesson in Cambodian Cooking, From a Mother-Daughter Duo

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik, Joel Russo. Video: Serious Eats Team] If you don’t have Cambodian relatives or friends, it’s quite possible you’ve never had the good fortune of eating the delicious food of this coastal Southeast Asian country. In cities with small Cambodian communities, restaurants and […]

Cambodian Lemongrass Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

Cambodian Lemongrass Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

[Photograph: Joel Russo. Video: Serious Eats Team] If you’re hoping to familiarize yourself with the mouthwateringly delicious foods of Cambodia, look no further than cha kreung satch moan. This chicken stir-fry, adapted from a recipe from Chinchakriya Un and her mother, is salty, sweet, pungent, […]

Tiger Salad: A Light and Bright Side Dish With a Refreshing Bite

Tiger Salad: A Light and Bright Side Dish With a Refreshing Bite

Tiger salad with dried shrimp. [Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Some restaurant dishes are so good, you can’t help but order them every time you have the opportunity. For me, the tiger vegetable salad at the New York–based chain Xi’an Famous Foods is one such dish. It […]

Tiger Salad (Lao Hu Cai) Recipe, à la Xian Famous Foods

Tiger Salad (Lao Hu Cai) Recipe, à la Xian Famous Foods

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Inspired by lao hu cai, the tiger vegetable salad served at Xi’an Famous Foods, this recipe also nods to the restaurant Fu Run in Queens, which specializes in cuisine from the Dongbei region of China. Crisp-tender batons of celery, stems of cilantro, […]

22 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Devour This July 4th

22 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Devour This July 4th

[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt, Shao Z.] If I show up at a barbecue and don’t trust the chef, I steer clear of any chicken I see—more often than not it’s going to be mediocre. But grilled chicken doesn’t have to be stringy and flavorless—use the […]

Fruity No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

Fruity No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] While it may lack the romance of fresh-from-the-farmers-market produce, freeze-dried fruit is second to none for making a vibrantly colored, ultra-fruity no-churn ice cream. Because it contains zero moisture, freeze-dried fruit can be ground into a fine powder that dissolves readily in […]

Use Freeze-Dried Fruit for the Most Vibrant, Flavorful No-Churn Ice Cream

Use Freeze-Dried Fruit for the Most Vibrant, Flavorful No-Churn Ice Cream

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Everyone loves the idea of a secret ingredient, a pinch of a mysterious something that elevates a recipe. But, as with many types of sorcery, this power comes at a cost. So it goes with this outrageously purple ice cream, which trades […]

Special Sauce: Nik Sharma on the Kitchen as Laboratory

Special Sauce: Nik Sharma on the Kitchen as Laboratory

[Nik Sharma photograph: Courtesy of Nik Sharma. Meatloaf photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt] This week, in part two of my conversation with chef and food writer Nik Sharma, we dug into the science-based approach to cooking that informs his terrific new cookbook, Seasons: Big Flavors, Beautiful […]

The Case for Room-Temperature Foods

The Case for Room-Temperature Foods

Daniel’s tortilla española is excellent hot or cold, but you may find it even better at room temperature. [Photographs: Vicky Wasik, except where noted] Like many other Americans, I grew up under the impression that most savory meals ought to be served hot. “Eat before […]

No-Churn Mascarpone Ice Cream Makes an Easy and Elegant Summer Dessert

No-Churn Mascarpone Ice Cream Makes an Easy and Elegant Summer Dessert

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] I’d like to say that every recipe I share on Serious Eats is the result of carefully crafted formulas conceived through meticulous testing, but occasionally, as with my ricotta cookies, I arrive at a recipe through a more technically advanced process that […]