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The Best Extra-Dark Supermarket Chocolate Bars for Baking

The Best Extra-Dark Supermarket Chocolate Bars for Baking

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Virtually all of my recipes for chocolaty desserts call for chocolate bars in the 70% range. In part, it’s because 70% chocolates are great for both snacking and baking. But I also gravitate to that percentage because supermarket snack-food aisles typically offer […]

The Soufflé Omelette: Light, Fluffy, and Fun to Eat

The Soufflé Omelette: Light, Fluffy, and Fun to Eat

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] More Eggs Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them. Answering the age-old question of whether the chicken or egg came first is easy—evolutionary biology tells us it was the egg. But trying to figure out the order of […]

Omelette Soufflé With Cheese Recipe

Omelette Soufflé With Cheese Recipe

4. In a 9- or 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat, until foaming. Scrape soufflé base into pan. Using spatula, spread soufflé base into even circle and smooth out the surface. Cover and cook until bottom of omelette is browned and top is […]

27 Valentine’s Day Recipes for a Romantic Dinner at Home

27 Valentine’s Day Recipes for a Romantic Dinner at Home

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik, J. Kenji López-Alt, Morgan Eisenberg] It may be customary to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an upscale dinner, but it’s one of the absolute worst nights of the year to eat out. You’re much better off eating at home, and it gives you […]

The Best Coffee Grinders | 2019 Review

The Best Coffee Grinders | 2019 Review

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a coffee pro say that the single biggest upgrade a person can make at home is to buy a good-quality burr grinder. Less often have I seen other options, like buying a better […]

Special Sauce: Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo on the Neighborhood Restaurant

Special Sauce: Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo on the Neighborhood Restaurant

[Photograph: Liz Barclay. Fried chicken photograph: Vicky Wasik.] I am constantly on the lookout for good neighborhood restaurants. The kind of restaurants that treat me like a regular even if I’m not; where the host greets me warmly even when it’s really crowded; where the […]

14 Scotch Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Both Beginners and Obsessives

14 Scotch Cocktail Recipes Perfect for Both Beginners and Obsessives

[Photographs: Elana Lepkowski, Vicky Wasik, Wes Rowe] Scotch isn’t the most common spirit for cocktails—with a mix of peaty, smoky, and malty flavors, it can be tricky to pair with other ingredients. Add to that the high price tag of a good single malt and […]

Smokey Lamb Meatballs With Almond-Butter Baba Ganoush Recipe

Smokey Lamb Meatballs With Almond-Butter Baba Ganoush Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] These brown butter–enriched lamb meatballs get a burnished crust from a stint in the oven. They’re served over a fire-roasted eggplant baba ganoush, which is scented with a hint of vanilla and emulsified with almond butter in place of tahini. The result […]

How to Pair Porters, Stouts, and Other Rich Beers With Food

How to Pair Porters, Stouts, and Other Rich Beers With Food

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Editor’s Note: Welcome back to our series on beer pairings, in which Michael Harlan Turkell, coauthor of The Beer Pantry, walks us through six different beer flavor profiles and the foods that go best with them. You can find the full series […]

Knights, Horses, and…Hummus? An Evening at Medieval Times

Knights, Horses, and…Hummus? An Evening at Medieval Times

[Photographs: Eric Cash] It can be a challenge to bring up Medieval Times, the show and restaurant—let’s call it a show and restaurant, for now—without being mistaken for speaking of “medieval times,” the vaguely designated era of European history. A question like “Why am I […]