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The Drink of the Gods: An Introduction to Pulque

The Drink of the Gods: An Introduction to Pulque

[Photographs: Naomi Tomky] More Mexican Food Recetas deliciosas to transport your tastebuds south of the border. “What is more Mexican than pulque?” Arturo Garrido Aldana asks me this question over the din of the crowd at Pulqueria las Duelistas, his century-old pulqueria located in Mexico’s […]

Special Sauce: Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo on the Importance of Kindness (and Salt)

Special Sauce: Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo on the Importance of Kindness (and Salt)

[Photograph: Liz Barclay. Pancakes photograph: Vicky Wasik.] On this week’s Special Sauce, Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo talk a lot about a lot of things, including their cookbook, the aptly titled Kindness and Salt: The Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors. I asked […]

Forget Winter With This Bright and Citrusy Chicory Salad

Forget Winter With This Bright and Citrusy Chicory Salad

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Whenever people tell me they hate winter, I think of the argument about having a dark side from the opening scene of When Harry Met Sally. Most people dislike winter in a casual Sally Albright way. Then there are those of us […]

Trevisano Radicchio Salad With Satsumas, Pistachios, and Calabrian Chili Vinaigrette Recipe

Trevisano Radicchio Salad With Satsumas, Pistachios, and Calabrian Chili Vinaigrette Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Winter is generally a bleak period for produce, but there are a couple of seasonal outliers that aren’t root vegetables and are worth celebrating: citrus and Italian chicories. This salad balances the bitterness of Trevisano radicchio with sweet satsuma mandarins, ricotta salata, […]

Vicky and Stella: A Serious (Eats) Love Story

Vicky and Stella: A Serious (Eats) Love Story

[Videos: The Serious Eats Team, Photographs: Vicky Wasik] At the Serious Eats office, there’s one thing we all know: Vicky and Stella are platonic soulmates. Can it feel a little exclusive? Sure. Are they the office cool girls? Pretty much. Do some of us wish […]

Stock Up On Your Meats: D’Artagnan Is Having a 40% Off Flash Sale Today

Stock Up On Your Meats: D’Artagnan Is Having a 40% Off Flash Sale Today

Few things make us happier than a fridge (and freezer) full of meat. Several months ago we stumbled across a sale over at D’Artagnan and did some serious stocking up. This particular writer has been feeling a bit stressed that her sausage, steak, and venison […]

Easy, Peasy, Japanese-y: Benihana and the Question of Cultural Appropriation

Easy, Peasy, Japanese-y: Benihana and the Question of Cultural Appropriation

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] I love Benihana. It isn’t the food that does it for me; not the USDA Choice steak and certainly not the chicken (though I’ll admit I’m a sucker for shrimp of any kind, for Benihana’s bad dipping sauces, for the mushrooms that […]

26 Chocolate Dessert Recipes for a Sweet Valentine’s Day

26 Chocolate Dessert Recipes for a Sweet Valentine’s Day

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] I don’t usually put a lot of time into dessert, but Valentine’s Day is an exception—the holiday just isn’t complete without something sweet. And when it comes to Valentine’s desserts, nothing beats chocolate (some on our staff even claim it has aphrodisiac […]

Potatoes Cooked in Brown Butter: So French and So Clean

Potatoes Cooked in Brown Butter: So French and So Clean

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Almost every Christmas, my fiancée and future in-laws travel to France for a week to visit family friends, eat some good food, and exchange New York’s “I’m walkin’ here” charm for Parisian eye rolls and ennui. This past December I got to […]

French-Style Brown Butter New Potatoes Recipe

French-Style Brown Butter New Potatoes Recipe

1. In medium (3-quart) saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add potatoes, a healthy pinch of salt, and pepper to taste. Cook, swirling saucepan and stirring frequently with a heat-resistant spatula while butter hisses and pops. Make sure potatoes remain in a single even layer […]