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14 Savory-Pancake Recipes for Any Time of Day

14 Savory-Pancake Recipes for Any Time of Day

[Collage photographs: Morgan Eisenberg, J. Kenji López-Alt, Vicky Wasik] We take pancakes very, very seriously at Serious Eats—whatever form they may assume. Though we love a stack of classic American pancakes drenched in maple syrup as much as anyone, it’s just one of many versions […]

The Best Burritos in San Francisco

The Best Burritos in San Francisco

I have a theory that the life of every San Franciscan, native or new, can be chronicled in burritos. There’s the First Burrito, the Worst Burrito, (many) Late-Night Drunk Burritos, the Beloved Burrito, the Convenient Burrito—and many of these, of course, change over the years, […]

19 Sweet and Savory Recipes That Use Brown Butter

19 Sweet and Savory Recipes That Use Brown Butter

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Vicky Wasik.] Brown butter is one of the most versatile flavor-boosting ingredients around. Thankfully, it’s easy-as-can-be to make. Starting with a regular block of butter, simmer off excess water, wait for the milk proteins to toast and brown, and you’ll have […]

The Food Lab Video Series: Emulsions

The Food Lab Video Series: Emulsions

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik. Video: Written by J. Kenji López-Alt; produced by Chris Mohney and Nick Perron-Siegel] Editor’s Note: Several years ago, we produced a Food Lab video series for Serious Eats. The only problem? It lived behind a paywall, and almost nobody got to see […]

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 lame weekdays! Up with not-lame weekend days! We think of this […]

Deals Week, The Finale: Tilit, Snowe, and Craighill

Deals Week, The Finale: Tilit, Snowe, and Craighill

Small(er) Business Deals Week is coming to an end. We hope you’ve enjoyed a week’s worth of deals and picked up a few things to make cooking at home more efficient (and fun)—supporting some great small businesses in the process. In case you’re just here […]

Special Sauce: Kenji on Cooking With Starch, Simone Tong on the Ingredient She Hates

Special Sauce: Kenji on Cooking With Starch, Simone Tong on the Ingredient She Hates

[Simone Tong photograph: Courtesy of Little Tong Noodle Shop. Mixian photograph: Vivian Kong] This week’s Special Sauce kicks off with our new culinary Q&A segment, “Ask Kenji.” This time around, Kenji schools us and serious eater Paul Anderson on the differences between cornstarch and flour […]

French Onion Soup Tarte Tatin Recipe

French Onion Soup Tarte Tatin Recipe

1. If using pie dough: Prepare Old-Fashioned Flaky Pie Dough according to the recipe. After rolling, folding, and dividing dough in half, roll one portion into a 10-inch round. Transfer to a large, flat plate lined with parchment, or another similar arrangement. Working around circumference, […]

This Savory Tarte Tatin Is French Onion Soup in a Tart

This Savory Tarte Tatin Is French Onion Soup in a Tart

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] The arrival of colder weather means it’s time to get back to comforting hearty food, and the French have that category covered. I’ve started planning my meals for an upcoming trip to Paris over the holidays, and my mind started wandering to […]

Deals Week, Day 4: Valrhona and The BoardSmith

Deals Week, Day 4: Valrhona and The BoardSmith

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] It’s day four of Small(er) Business Deals Week! We hope you’ve been enjoying the exclusive discounts we’ve offered the past few days—and we have plenty left to share. In case you’re new to this, here’s the rundown: Each day’s deals will start […]