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Friday Links and Hijinks | Serious Eats

Friday Links and Hijinks | Serious Eats

[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. We think of this series as something of a send-off for the week, […]

What It’s Really Like to Live With a Food Nerd: Our Loved Ones Tell All

What It’s Really Like to Live With a Food Nerd: Our Loved Ones Tell All

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Tell someone you work at Serious Eats, and you’re bound to get some variation on, “Wow, your partner/roommate/spouse is so lucky! They must get to eat so much delicious food.” To which we reply, “I know, right? I’m such a catch.” Naturally, […]

Special Sauce: Misha Collins on Pasta With Jam Sauce and Random Acts of Kindness

Special Sauce: Misha Collins on Pasta With Jam Sauce and Random Acts of Kindness

[Misha Collins photograph: Michèle M. Waite. Pasta photograph: Vicky Wasik.] In part two of my conversation with Supernatural star Misha Collins, we dive into his family’s eating habits, which eventually lead to The Adventurous Eaters Club: Mastering the Art of Family Meal Time, which he […]

What’s Your Heartbreak Food? | Serious Eats

What’s Your Heartbreak Food? | Serious Eats

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik.] Ah, yes, it’s that special time of year again. Rose petals float down from the heavens, the air smells of lavender, menu prices go way up. Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, folks. For some, that means looking back on romantic, […]

Pressure Cooker Jewish-Style Braised Brisket With Onions and Carrots Recipe

Pressure Cooker Jewish-Style Braised Brisket With Onions and Carrots Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Making Jewish braised brisket the traditional way can take ages. First, you have to brown the meat (at least, you should), then the aromatic vegetables like carrots and onion, and finally cook it all gently in the oven until the beef is […]

Pressure Cooker Jewish-Style Braised Brisket With Onions and Carrots Recipe

Pressure Cooker Jewish-Style Braised Brisket With Onions and Carrots Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Making Jewish braised brisket the traditional way can take ages. First, you have to brown the meat (at least, you should), then the aromatic vegetables like carrots and onion, and finally cook it all gently in the oven until the beef is […]

Torch Hei Is the Best Way to Get Wok Hei at Home

Torch Hei Is the Best Way to Get Wok Hei at Home

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Growing up, I spent my summer breaks visiting relatives in Singapore. Each year, we’d make time for a visit to the famed hawker center in Chinatown Complex—perhaps one of the world’s capitals of masterful wok cooking. One vendor always stood out above […]

Stir-Fried Cucumbers With Trumpet Mushrooms, and Torch Hei Recipe

Stir-Fried Cucumbers With Trumpet Mushrooms, and Torch Hei Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Cucumbers are an underrated and underutilized ingredient in the stir-fry world. The blazing heat of wok cooking renders them tender, fruity, and juicy, without turning them to mush. Here, we give cucumber an extra layer of flavor with the help of a […]

Fried Rice With Chinese Sausage, Cabbage, and Torch Hei Recipe

Fried Rice With Chinese Sausage, Cabbage, and Torch Hei Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Making great fried rice doesn’t require nearly as much fuss as some people think. Unfortunately, most Western stoves don’t burn hot enough to get the savory, smoky notes of wok hei that sets truly great fried rice above the rest. This recipe […]

Creamy White Beans With ‘Nduja, Kale, and Gremolata Breadcrumbs Recipe

Creamy White Beans With ‘Nduja, Kale, and Gremolata Breadcrumbs Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Beans and greens are a classic duo that works for saucing pasta, topping crusty grilled bread, or on its own as a simple and hearty soup. For this simple weeknight recipe, we give creamy white beans and earthy lacinato kale a funky, […]