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Your Friday Moment of Zen

Your Friday Moment of Zen

[Illustration: Biodiversity Heritage Library] You did it! Another week down! We’re putting up a post very much like this one every Friday afternoon, to celebrate the fact that the week is done. Down with the lame Monday-through-Thursday days! Up with the not-lame Friday-through-Sunday days! We […]

A Chefs’ Guide to Eating Out in San Francisco

A Chefs’ Guide to Eating Out in San Francisco

As the birthplace of California’s farm-to-table food movement, San Francisco has long had an embarrassment of riches when it comes to good food. Yes, incredible produce continues to serve as the backbone of Californian cuisine, and, yes, iconic restaurants like Chez Panisse and Zuni Café […]

Special Sauce: Kenji on Freezing Chicken, Simone Tong on Making Mixian

Special Sauce: Kenji on Freezing Chicken, Simone Tong on Making Mixian

[Simone Tong photograph: Afra Lu. Mixian photograph: Vivian Kong] This week’s episode of Special Sauce kicks off with our new culinary Q&A segment, “Ask Kenji.” At the behest of listener Dave Shorr, Kenji lays down the law on the best way to freeze chicken. It’s […]

Overnight Chocolate-Hazelnut Breakfast Buns

Overnight Chocolate-Hazelnut Breakfast Buns

If you’ve tried our overnight cinnamon rolls, the dough for these breakfast buns will be familiar. But the experience itself will be all new, thanks to a filling of homemade Nutella, made from dark chocolate and caramelized hazelnuts, and a whipped-mascarpone frosting. Get Recipe! Source […]

These DIY-Nutella Rolls Are Our New Favorite Chocolate Delivery System

These DIY-Nutella Rolls Are Our New Favorite Chocolate Delivery System

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] It doesn’t matter if I’m having friends over for brunch or staying with family through the holidays—my only wish is to keep things simple. I have absolutely no desire to get up early and bang around the kitchen trying to whip up […]

Everything You Should Know About Yams

Everything You Should Know About Yams

[Photographs: Shutterstock.] Chinese yams are braised, stir-fried, dried, and more. Knobbly and brown, with little, wispy, hair-like roots shooting off at random, yams aren’t the stateliest of foods. But if you get past their slightly odd appearance, you may very well fall in love. That […]

Where to Eat and Drink in San Francisco: A Local’s Guide

Where to Eat and Drink in San Francisco: A Local’s Guide

Many an eater has left their heart in San Francisco. Some, like me, stuck around for good after that first bite. When I first told my mother that I wasn’t going to law school, but was instead moving to San Francisco to start a career […]

How Silicone Baking Mats Are Ruining Your Cookies

How Silicone Baking Mats Are Ruining Your Cookies

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] When I’m writing a recipe for cookies, I always make a point of expressly calling for a parchment-lined baking sheet. Details like this may be easy to gloss over, but they can make a big difference in how a cookie turns out. […]

How to Buy, Prep, and Cut Green Beans

How to Buy, Prep, and Cut Green Beans

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik and J. Kenji López-Alt] Green beans feature prominently at the American dinner table for holiday meals in the fall and winter. In anticipation of the holidays, we’ve put together a little primer for how to purchase them and the best ways to […]

The Best Cast Iron Skillets

The Best Cast Iron Skillets

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Like a hammer, a quality mattress, and at least one comfortable place to sit and read (no, not the toilet), a cast iron skillet is one of those things just about every home needs. Cast iron requires a little more attention and […]