Food and Drink

Five on Friday: Breakfast for Dinner

September is National Breakfast Month, which means I’ll be chowing down on chilaquiles and frying up some challah French toast. And while I love sitting down to these staples in the morning, I often want breakfast at dinnertime, too. As it turns out, I’m not alone in my cravings. According to a recent survey conducted by Krusteaz, 91 percent of Americans eat breakfast […]

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Giving Gluten-Free a Go

By nature, I am a baker. I dream in sugar, butter, and flour. A pacifying rhythm comes with combining these basics into limitless varieties of things that make you go “mmm.” There’s a rhyme and reason to it. As in, if I add this amount of X to this amount of Y, I know Z is going to happen. I […]

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What Should I Drink with a Greek Salad?

A DRY, JUICY ROSÉ Olives and feta cheese provide richness that can handle the soft, berry fruit of a dry rosé. Great rosés can come from anywhere, but seek a lighter, paler style. Its complexity, great acidity, and flavors of dried herbs and berry fruit will connect with the diverse flavors and textures of a Greek salad. Skouras, Zoë Rosé, […]

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Today’s Special: Marinated Beet Salad with Chef Josh Habiger

Beets have become a hugely popular, ubiquitous item on restaurant menus. But just because they’re a hearty root veggie doesn’t mean they don’t need careful treatment: They can run the gamut from steamed and bland to deliciously roasty and caramelized. “Well-roasted beets can be eye-opening,” chef Josh Habiger says. “A lot of chefs use beets as a really colorful ingredient […]

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Sweet Summer Corn Ice Cream

It is undeniably corn season, and for that we should rejoice. We have a divine recipe for Corn Risotto, which I had the opportunity to taste in our Test Kitchen last year. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water — fresh-from the stalk corn, garlic, onion, red peppers, and a generous serving of butter. I could gush forever about it. […]

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Food Label Literacy: What do expiration labels mean?

Food labels are important. So then why do they feel like an obscure language that needs to be decoded and deciphered? It’s not uncommon practice to throw away loaves of bread and bags of apples way past when we should or much earlier than necessary just so we can avoid asking the embarrassing question: Can I eat this? We talked to NSF […]

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Watermelon Water Revelry

Watermelon juice. At any age, it’s one of the most satisfying natural beverages for a summer day. Whether you’ve gone melon-crazy and find yourself with a trunk full of the striped fruit, or you’ve made the Watermelon Leather and now have two jugs of leftover watermelon “water,” I have a few ideas for you. The best part? Watermelon is refreshing […]

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Craft a Better Cold Brew: Homemade Coffee Ice Cubes

For immediate refreshment and downright deliciousness, iced coffee is my go-to choice on a steamy summer day. The first sips are pure bliss — crisp, smooth, and revitalizing —but then the ice begins to melt. Suddenly, that thirst-quenching, full-bodied iced coffee is now a watered-down disappointment. While my first thought was just that I needed to drink the coffee faster, […]

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Five on Friday: Throw an Emmys Dinner Party

There’s no denying it’s been quite a year for television. We begrudgingly said goodbye to Breaking Bad, shamelessly binge-watched Orange is the New Black, and traveled back to the post-Edwardian era with Downton Abbey. We sat stunned at the plot twists in House of Cards and are counting down the days until Scandal returns. Needless to say, we’ll be tuning into the 2014 […]

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Do I Need to Refrigerate a Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting?

Should I refrigerate a cake iced with cream cheese frosting? Last night at 11 p.m., I found myself asking this question. I had cut a piece of freshly-frosted cake and then realized everyone I would feed cake to was in bed and wouldn’t be able to eat my cake until at least 8 a.m. (Well, probably more like noon, since […]

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