Special Sauce: David Lebovitz on Blogging, Cookboo...

Special Sauce: David Lebovitz on Blogging, Cookboo…

[Photograph: Courtesy of David Lebovitz. Galette photograph: Vicky Wasik] On this week’s Special Sauce, seminal food blogger, pastry chef, and author David Lebovitz and I took a trip back into the past. And we had a blast. David worked in the Chez Panisse kitchen for 13 years before he realized it was time to leave. […]

15 July 4th Burger Recipes, Because You’re Gonna B...

15 July 4th Burger Recipes, Because You’re Gonna B…

[Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt, Morgan Eisenberg] There’s no shortage of main dishes to serve at your holiday cookout, but it just doesn’t feel like July 4th to me without a burger. And I’m not talking about a store-bought hockey puck of a patty—the Fourth calls for a burger done right, ground by hand at home, […]

tamarind and palm sugar popsicles with chili salt

Chili Salt Makes These Tamarind Popsicles a Grown-…

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] My childhood was unsupervised for about an hour a day—after school let out and before my parents came home from work. My friend Hana and I would take advantage of these moments and book it to the ice cream truck for some corn syrup–laden contraband. One afternoon she was strapped for cash, […]

18 Grilled Vegetable Recipes to Steal the Show on ...

18 Grilled Vegetable Recipes to Steal the Show on …

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel, J. Kenji López-Alt, Vicky Wasik] Hot dogs, chicken, and other grilled meats are the stars of most Independence Day cookouts, but it’s definitely a good idea to throw a few vegetables on the grill, too. Treated right, a hunk of cabbage or an ear of corn can be just as delicious as […]

Blackberry Ice Cream Makes Your Best Summer Berrie...

Blackberry Ice Cream Makes Your Best Summer Berrie…

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] I’ve got a major thing for fruity, Philadelphia-style ice cream—a straightforward combination of fruit, cream, and sugar. Normally, I’m all about roasting watery fruits like strawberries and cherries, a relatively gentle cooking method that concentrates their juices in the oven. But when the thermostat starts to climb, it’s worth working with direct […]

Fresh Basil Stars in This Light and Creamy Mousse

Fresh Basil Stars in This Light and Creamy Mousse

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Basil has a natural affinity to fruit and cream (well, broadly speaking, creamy, dairy-like flavors), a flavor trio that turns up in savory dishes left and right: basil with tomatoes and mozzarella, basil with pineapple and coconut milk, or basil with goat cheese and figs (or even basil with fruity olive oil […]

A slice of toast topped with avocado and ricotta cheese

How to Make Ricotta at Home

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik, unless otherwise noted] More All About Cheese Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds The Fiat 500 had been on the road for about two hours, first grinding through the frenetic Neapolitan traffic to the city limits, then cutting northeast on the highway toward the Matese Mountains, which […]

Special Sauce: David Lebovitz on Renovating His Ho...

Special Sauce: David Lebovitz on Renovating His Ho…

[Photograph: Courtesy of David Lebovitz. Fish on ice photograph: Vicky Wasik] My guest on this week’s Special Sauce is the extraordinary blogger, author, and pastry chef David Lebovitz, whose latest book is L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home. David and I started off our conversation with the early days of blogging, […]

rimmed baking sheets and cooling racks

Why Baking Sheets and Cooling Racks Aren’t Just fo…

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] When I’m daydreaming about my fantasy kitchen, it’s fun to think about all the big goals I aspire to, like owning a commercial deep-fryer or walk-in backlit pantry stacked floor to ceiling with Oxo pop-top containers. I often take the quiet, hardworking multitaskers of the kitchen for granted. Let’s be honest, a […]