The Blog | Serious Eats

The Blog | Serious Eats

Welcome to The Blog, the Serious Eats group blog for these troubling times. Everyone at Serious Eats, from the front-end dev to the recipe devs, is helping to populate this page, which we plan to update as often as possible, even on weekends. We hope…

Sicilian-Style Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera (Fresh Tomato and Garlic Sauce) Recipe

Sicilian-Style Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera (Fresh Tomato and Garlic Sauce) Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] This Sicilian pasta sauce couldn’t be quicker or easier to make: Peel and roughly purée some tomatoes, mix them with raw minced garlic, chopped basil, olive oil, and red pepper flakes and then toss with cooked spaghetti and some of its starchy…

Roman-Style Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera (Tomato, Tuna, and Mushroom Pasta) Recipe

Roman-Style Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera (Tomato, Tuna, and Mushroom Pasta) Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] More than a century ago, carrettieri—cart drivers—would roam the Italian peninsula selling tools, cookware, wine, fabrics, and basic cooking ingredients like grain, preserved fish, and oil. Their peripatetic lifestyle meant they often had to feed themselves on the road. One of their…

This Italian Pantry Pasta Recipe Has Endless Variations

This Italian Pantry Pasta Recipe Has Endless Variations

Roman-style carrettiera is made by cooking a sauce with tomatoes, garlic, and parsley, along with ingredients like canned tuna and dried mushrooms. [Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Making good food from pantry staples is something we’re all thinking about right now. As I write this, schools and…

Here’s How We Stocked Our Kitchens for Self-Isolation

Here’s How We Stocked Our Kitchens for Self-Isolation

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik unless otherwise noted] The Serious Eats team has been cooking even more often than usual these past few weeks—and that’s saying something. As new Covid-19 preventative measures go into effect across the country, restaurants are closing their doors to keep both diners…

Bacon and Egg Mazemen Recipe

Bacon and Egg Mazemen Recipe

[Photographs: Sho Spaeth] Editor’s Note: To proactively mitigate the spread of Covid-19, the Serious Eats staff is operating remotely for the foreseeable future. Here’s how we’re handling the resulting limitations. What if you took pasta carbonara but made it with alkaline noodles instead? That sounds…

Bacon and Egg Mazemen Recipe

Bacon and Egg Mazemen Recipe

[Photographs: Sho Spaeth] Editor’s Note: To proactively mitigate the spread of Covid-19, the Serious Eats staff is operating remotely for the foreseeable future. Here’s how we’re handling the resulting limitations. What if you took pasta carbonara but made it with alkaline noodles, instead? That sounds…

Pasta With Spicy ‘Nduja-Tomato Sauce Recipe

Pasta With Spicy ‘Nduja-Tomato Sauce Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats Video.] The best weeknight pasta recipes are ones that call for just a handful of pantry ingredients, involve very little prep work, but still come with a big flavor payoff. This recipe more than fits the bill. It’s essentially…

Pasta With Spicy ‘Nduja-Tomato Sauce Recipe

Pasta With Spicy ‘Nduja-Tomato Sauce Recipe

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats Video.] The best weeknight pasta recipes are ones that call for just a handful of pantry ingredients, involve very little prep work, but still come with a big flavor payoff. This recipe more than fits the bill. It’s essentially…

11 Pantry Essentials for Better Pasta

11 Pantry Essentials for Better Pasta

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] In hard times, I eat a lot of pasta. It’s easy, it’s comforting, it’s cheap, and it doesn’t demand a lot of headspace to pull off. I throw together pasta on a weeknight without having to look through too many recipes or…