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Not the Best Chicken Adobo (but Still Pretty Good)

Not the Best Chicken Adobo (but Still Pretty Good)

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] There are two truths about chicken adobo: Every Filipino family has its own recipe (and that recipe is definitely the best), and every chicken adobo tastes better the day after it’s been cooked. As a corollary to the first truth, I would […]

Garlic Fried Rice Recipe | Serious Eats

Garlic Fried Rice Recipe | Serious Eats

1. In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until garlic softens, becomes very aromatic, and turns lightly golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Strain oil through a fine-mesh strainer directly into a wok; reserve cooked […]

Filipino-Style Chicken Adobo Recipe | Serious Eats

Filipino-Style Chicken Adobo Recipe | Serious Eats

3. Add garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorns to now-empty pot and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is very fragrant and garlic turns a light golden color, about 30 seconds. Add water and stir with a wooden spoon, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom […]

A Modernist Thanksgiving Menu to Shake Things Up

A Modernist Thanksgiving Menu to Shake Things Up

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt] If your family is anything like mine, your Thanksgiving dinner is rooted in tradition. The same dishes fill our table each year: savory stuffed mushrooms (my grandfather’s recipe), creamy mashed potatoes with chives, a syrupy sweet potato casserole, and a hefty […]

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 all the days that don’t start with the letters s and […]

Special Sauce: Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying on The Gaijin Cookbook

Special Sauce: Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying on The Gaijin Cookbook

[Ivan Orkin photograph: Aubrie Pick. Chris Ying photograph: Jami Witek. Ramen photograph: Vicky Wasik] Sometimes, my Special Sauce interviews are the best way to catch up with old friends and colleagues. I was reminded of that when Chris Ying and Ivan Orkin, co-authors of The […]

Sous Vide Egg and Mashed Potato Jars Make Brunch a Hands-Off Affair

Sous Vide Egg and Mashed Potato Jars Make Brunch a Hands-Off Affair

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] When it comes to cooking and hosting brunch for a crowd, especially around the holidays, I’m in total agreement with Stella: Keep things simple and as low-effort as possible. The last thing you want to do after prepping, cooking, hosting, and cleaning […]

Sous Vide Egg and Mashed Potato Breakfast Jars Recipe

Sous Vide Egg and Mashed Potato Breakfast Jars Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Cooking brunch shouldn’t be stressful. Busting out the griddle to take breakfast orders like a short-order cook in your own home is the last thing you want to be doing first thing in the morning. These egg-and-potato breakfast jars, inspired by one […]

Thanksgiving Made Small(er): A Kickass Menu for Two to Five

Thanksgiving Made Small(er): A Kickass Menu for Two to Five

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt] As a grad student in my final semester of school, my piles of assignments mean I have little free time to even keep up with friends and family, much less go home and visit them. Thanksgiving is the one time during […]

Deep-Fried Potato Skins With Pulled Pork and Cheddar Recipe

Deep-Fried Potato Skins With Pulled Pork and Cheddar Recipe

5. Cook, agitating occasionally with a wire mesh spider, until potatoes just begin to turn lightly golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to paper towel–lined baking sheet, inverting each one, concave side down, to allow it to fully drain. Repeat dipping and frying with remaining potato […]