How to Cook Dried Beans

How to Cook Dried Beans

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] When it comes to convenience, dried beans can never beat canned beans. But when it comes to flavor, dried beans have no competition at all, although that depends on cooking them correctly. Here are the ins and outs of getting the perfect batch of beans every time. Before You Begin It’s helpful […]

Lacy, Crisp, and Chewy Ricotta Cookies Are the Mis...

Lacy, Crisp, and Chewy Ricotta Cookies Are the Mis…

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Two days after Christmas, while playing around with some leftover ricotta, I made a delicious mistake. The goal had been to make a batch of Italian ricotta cookies with a brown butter twist, but, thanks to some miscalculation, the experiment fell flat…literally. The cookie dough started out nice and thick, then puffed […]

20 Sunny Citrus Recipes: Salads, Entrées, Ice Crea...

20 Sunny Citrus Recipes: Salads, Entrées, Ice Crea…

[Photographs: Jennifer Olvera, Emily and Matt Clifton, Vicky Wasik] Spring is almost in reach, but based on the weather—and the selection at my local farmers market—winter isn’t giving up just yet. When I need a taste of warmer days, I immediately turn to citrus. Lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits are mercifully in peak season just […]

The Best Can Openers | Serious Eats

The Best Can Openers | Serious Eats

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik. Videos: Serious Eats Video] Peek into the Serious Eats pantry, and you’ll see plenty of cans. There’s no shame in using them. While tomato season is justifiably exciting, it’s also fleeting—the rest of the year, you’ll need a can opener to make flavorful tomato sauces. As much as we prefer to start […]

14 Showstopping Cakes to Make Any Occasion Special

14 Showstopping Cakes to Make Any Occasion Special

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik, Yvonne Ruperti, J. Kenji López-Alt] When it comes to dessert you have no shortage of options—cupcakes, brownies, pies, and more—but for a celebration you just can’t beat a cake. A towering layer cake like our devil’s food or coconut varieties will always impress, but that’s just the start. Whether you’re celebrating a […]

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