Recipes

22 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Devour This Memorial Day

22 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Devour This Memorial Day

[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt, Shao Z.] If I show up at a barbecue and don’t trust the chef, I steer clear of any chicken I see—more often than not it’s going to be mediocre. But grilled chicken doesn’t have to be stringy and flavorless—use the […]

Special Sauce: Joe Yonan on Charting Your Own Path

Special Sauce: Joe Yonan on Charting Your Own Path

[Joe Yonan photograph: Lottie Hedley. Beans photograph: Vicky Wasik] In part two of my far-ranging interview with Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan, we talked about his career in journalism and the ever-evolving world of food media. Joe told me about his winding path to […]

How to Carve a Rack of Lamb the Right Way

How to Carve a Rack of Lamb the Right Way

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Carving a rack of lamb—whether pan-roasted or sous vide—isn’t as simple as sliding a knife between the bones. Whether you’re dividing a larger rack into smaller ones before cooking (like, say, turning an eight-bone rack into two four-bone racks) or slicing individual […]

Cumin-Scented Lentils With Sausage and Dandelion Greens Recipe

Cumin-Scented Lentils With Sausage and Dandelion Greens Recipe

3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Stir in lentils, tomatoes, chicken stock, and a healthy pinch of salt. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-high and simmer […]

Cumin Nature: All About the Spice That Goes With (Nearly) Everything

Cumin Nature: All About the Spice That Goes With (Nearly) Everything

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article by Max Falkowitz ran in 2010. It has since been updated with additional copy by Elazar Sontag. Cumin Flavor profile: Earthy, pungent, musky, and peppery. Goes well with: Gamey meats such as lamb or venison. Try it […]

18 Grilled Beef Recipes for Memorial Day

18 Grilled Beef Recipes for Memorial Day

[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt] Burgers are about as fancy as I get at most cookouts, but if I’m really celebrating I’ll ditch the ground beef and break out the steak—it’s hard to look at an open flame and not imagine a perfectly charred slab of […]

Sides Can Be Stars, Too: 18 Grilled Vegetable Recipes for Memorial Day

Sides Can Be Stars, Too: 18 Grilled Vegetable Recipes for Memorial Day

[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt, Joshua Bousel] Burgers, steaks, and chicken are all well and good, but it’s probably not a great idea to just serve meat on Memorial Day; throwing some veggies into the mix will round out the meal and keep things a little […]

Thai Dried Chili–Vinegar Dipping Sauce Recipe

Thai Dried Chili–Vinegar Dipping Sauce Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] This Thai-inspired dried chili—vinegar dipping sauce is a close relative of Thai jaew. But instead of using fresh lime juice, which begins to deteriorate in quality and flavor the longer it sits, this sauce gets its acidic bite from distilled white vinegar, […]

Thai-Inspired Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder Feast Recipe

Thai-Inspired Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder Feast Recipe

1. The Day Before Roasting, For the Pork: In a small bowl, whisk together salt, sugar, and baking powder. Set aside. Using a sharp knife, score pork skin in a crosshatch pattern, with scores spaced 3/4 inch apart. Flip pork shoulder over, skin side down, […]

Feed a Crowd With This Thai-Inspired Roast Pork Shoulder Feast

Feed a Crowd With This Thai-Inspired Roast Pork Shoulder Feast

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] It’s a question as old as time: How can I host a kick-ass meal for a bunch of my friends without having to spend the whole party toiling away in the kitchen? Even though you’re entertaining, you should still be able to […]