Roast a Pork Shoulder and Feast For Days

Roast a Pork Shoulder and Feast For Days

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik, Sasha Marx, and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Throughout these first few months of quarantine cooking we have embraced a “component cooking” approach to meal-planning, which helps alleviate some of the workload of preparing most, if not all, meals at home. Simmering a big…

Special Sauce: Kenji on Butter; Anne Saxelby and Sheila Flanagan on Being Optimistic

Special Sauce: Kenji on Butter; Anne Saxelby and Sheila Flanagan on Being Optimistic

[Sheila Flanagan Photograph: Courtesy of Sheila Flanagan] On this week’s Special Sauce we’re once again talking about selling cheese during the pandemic with cheesemonger Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers and cheesemaker Sheila Flanagan of Nettle Meadow Farm and Artisan Cheese. Without a hint of self-pity,…

Ultimate Strawberry Popsicles Recipe | Serious Eats

Ultimate Strawberry Popsicles Recipe | Serious Eats

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Our one and only goal when developing this recipe was to create the ultimate strawberry popsicle: frozen fruit pops exploding with the bright and fresh taste of ripe summer strawberries, bolstered by an underlying sweetness and concentrated flavor that borders on being…

Ultimate Strawberry Popsicles Recipe | Serious Eats

Ultimate Strawberry Popsicles Recipe | Serious Eats

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Our one and only goal when developing this recipe was to create the ultimate strawberry popsicle: frozen fruit pops exploding with the bright and fresh taste of ripe summer strawberries, bolstered by an underlying sweetness and concentrated flavor that borders on being…

18 Condiment Recipes Perfect for Summer Grilling

18 Condiment Recipes Perfect for Summer Grilling

[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt, Vicky Wasik] Condiments are to summer cooking as hot dogs are to baseball—you can have one without the other, but it just won’t be as good. Whether you’re grilling up meats and seafood this summer or simply fixing yourself a really…

The Perfect Pan for Pasta

The Perfect Pan for Pasta

[Photographs: Daniel Gritzer] It took me years, but I have finally tracked down the perfect pasta pan. Many reading this will misunderstand what I’m talking about. I’m not referring to the pot in which the pasta itself is boiled. Yes, the vessel you choose for…

Save Your Vegetable Scraps, Make Stock

Save Your Vegetable Scraps, Make Stock

[Photographs: Sho Spaeth] I am going to try to convince you to save your vegetable scraps to make stock. This isn’t some life-changing tip that’ll make your cooking better by leaps and bounds. It isn’t some hack that’ll save you time, or “blow your mind,”…

How to Make Tadka | Serious Eats

How to Make Tadka | Serious Eats

A finished tadka (also called chaunk, chhonk, baghaar, and other names). [Photographs: Nik Sharma] There are many ways to coax the flavor out of dried spices, but in India, they’re often bloomed in hot fat. That technique produces an infused oil called tadka, also known…

Crispy Pork Shoulder Hash With Charred Asparagus and Serrano Chili Recipe

Crispy Pork Shoulder Hash With Charred Asparagus and Serrano Chili Recipe

[Photograph: Sasha Marx] Now that we are a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like for most people the initial flurry of home-cooking activity has subsided. But we still have to cook and eat, every day. One way to relieve some of the…

Toni Tipton-Martin’s Cookbook, Jubilee, Is a Source of Black Joy

Toni Tipton-Martin’s Cookbook, Jubilee, Is a Source of Black Joy

[Photographs: Jerrelle Guy; cover image courtesy of Penguin Random House; headshot of Toni Tipton-Martin by Pableaux Johnson] In her latest cookbook, Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking, culinary historian and food writer Toni Tipton-Martin defines “jubilee” as restoration, resilience, celebration, and, most…