Recipes

How to Make Duck à l’Orange

How to Make Duck à l’Orange

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Sometimes it helps to go back to the beginning. That’s what I did while developing my recipe for duck à l’orange. When I told my wife, Kate, that my testing process would put it on our dinner table—again, and again, and again—she […]

Duck à l’Orange Recipe | Serious Eats

Duck à l’Orange Recipe | Serious Eats

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Duck à l’orange is a classic French recipe featuring a whole roasted duck with crispy, crackling skin along with an aromatic sweet-sour sauce known as sauce bigarade. The original sauce bigarade is made with bitter oranges (sometimes called bigarade oranges, sour oranges, […]

Our Favorite Books to Give Food Lovers (2018)

Our Favorite Books to Give Food Lovers (2018)

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Books make the best gifts. There are just so many of them, and no matter how obscure the interests of the giftee, there’s bound to be a volume out there that suits them perfectly. In this year alone, even in the somewhat […]

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

With bold spices and a delicate snap, these gingerbread cookies are the perfect holiday bite whether served plain and simple or with a thin layer of royal icing to garnish. A pinch of orange zest in the dough helps elevate the aroma of spices, adding […]

Quick Gingerbread Cookies for Busy Holiday Bakers

Quick Gingerbread Cookies for Busy Holiday Bakers

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats Team] Gingerbread cookies are one of my all-time favorites, not just around the holidays, but in general. They’re crisp, flavorful, and none too sweet, while their wafer-thin serving style also minimizes their richness, stretching a stick of butter into […]

16 Dutch Oven Recipes for Simple, Warming Meals

16 Dutch Oven Recipes for Simple, Warming Meals

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik, Daniel Gritzer] Ask a chef what their most prized piece of cookware is, and there’s a decent chance they’ll point to their Dutch oven. A high-end model, like a Le Creuset, is a serious investment, but for the money you get a […]

The Best Gifts for Cocktail Lovers (2018)

The Best Gifts for Cocktail Lovers (2018)

Photo by Vicky Wasik When it’s the holiday season, alcohol-related gifts tend to be guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Most hosts will be swimming in actual booze from their guests, but you can stand out from the crowd with a bar cart–worthy drink accessory, be it a decanter […]

The Travel Knife: Don’t Cleave Home Without It

The Travel Knife: Don’t Cleave Home Without It

Small Japanese knives with wooden saya sheaths make perfect travel blades. [Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Earlier this year I took a trip to Alaska with a group of chefs and food writers. We stayed at a remote lodge, accessible only by boat and seaplane. While there, […]

The Best Dutch Cocoa for Brownies, Hot Chocolate, and More

The Best Dutch Cocoa for Brownies, Hot Chocolate, and More

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Those who’ve sampled their way through the chocolate desserts in my cookbook or here on Serious Eats may have noticed a trend—my recipes almost universally call for Dutch-process cocoa powder. To fully appreciate the why, it’s important to understand what cocoa powder […]

Blue Cheese and Toasted-Pecan Dip Recipe

Blue Cheese and Toasted-Pecan Dip Recipe

[Photograph: Morgan Eisenberg] Tangy, buttery, and piquant, this spin on traditional blue cheese dip features toasted pecans for crunch and flavor. It’s a snap to make and can be spread on sandwiches or served with everything from chips to raw broccoli and other vegetables, so […]