Spring is in the air! Can you feel it? Because...I can't, not yet anyway. Luckily, I can see it, mainly in the form of fresh young produce on my supermarket shelves. It may not be picnic weather just yet, but the first tender asparagus and sweet peas are just starting to return to our tables, and in my book that's reason enough to celebrate. Here's a four-course brunch menu to get you started.
St. Patrick's Day is about more than wearing lots of green and getting plastered—it's also about having a hearty Irish meal first. In all seriousness, though, no matter how you celebrate, a great dinner is central to the holiday. From corned beef and mashed potatoes to stout-battered onion rings and one helluva Irish coffee ice cream, we've put together a menu of rib-sticking fare that'll keep you going full steam ahead all evening long.
A guide to dumpling styles around the world, the story of New York's humble knish, and our favorite dumplings around the country. See everything you missed this week on Serious Eats!
Frozen dumplings can be flavorful, satisfying, and almost indistinguishable from fresh ones, especially when you cook them properly. Then again...they can also suck. That's why we set out to try as many nationally available brands of Chinese-style pork dumplings and potstickers as we could get our hands on, tasting each and every one to see which ones are worth your precious freezer space.
When it comes to dipping your dumplings, it can be tempting to reach for a bottle of soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil, or store-bought teriyaki rather than whip something up from scratch. Enter the easy homemade dipping sauce: a world of complex, customizable flavor boosters at your fingertips in just minutes.
Picture this: gorgeous oversized ravioli filled with a ring of creamy ricotta surrounding a perfectly intact, perfectly runny yolk. They're rich, delicious, and freaking beautiful. This is the kind of dish that people talk about for years. Little do they know, it's actually pretty effortless.
Sometimes store-bought ravioli will do. But sometimes only the real deal will suffice. Here's everything you need to do them right.
We've already told you to avoid dining out on Valentine's Day at all costs—nine times out of 10, it just isn't worth it. But if you're taking our advice, that leaves you and your date with one of two dinner options: ordering delivery (LAME) or enjoying an elegant home-cooked meal (totally hot).
Batman has his Joker, Christmas has its Grinch, and Valentine's Day? I won't point any fingers, but you know who you are, snarling at love poems and ripping doilies to shreds in your dark, soulless lair of disdain. But whether you're dining alone, hunkering down with friends, or sharing the evening with an equally cliché-averse partner, there's no reason why you can't have your gloom and eat it too.
In the world of labor-intensive foods, tortellini definitely fall into the realm of time-consuming, repetitive tasks. To make a meal for two will take you around half an hour of piping and folding. But it's time well-spent, I promise! They're delicate, flavorful showstoppers that also lend themselves well to cooking with a partner or group of friends. Make it a social event and the time will fly. Plus you'll feel pretty baller doing it.
There are few foods as comforting as a juicy, tender meatball. There are also few dishes as diversely represented around the world, which is why we've spent the last week paying tribute to meatball styles, stories, and recipes. From soups and sandwiches to sauce-doused entrées, here's how to make some of our favorite meatballs at home.
The roast pork sandwich is Philly's greatest culinary attraction. There, we said it. Here are six of the very best.
Creamy, gooey rich lasagnas. Hearty bowls of chili. Saucy enchiladas. Big, satisfying salads. Whether you're a committed vegetarian or just looking to cut back on your meat intake, we've got 31 delicious meat-free meals to highlight the best of winter's ingredients.
Making fresh pasta can be an intimidating process, especially if you're not used to working with flour and water. But it's also an imminently achievable skill, and once you're comfortable with the basic technique, there's really no reason why you can't reap the rewards on a regular basis. Here's everything you need to know to make a light, springy, delicate fresh pasta that's as well-suited to slicing into noodles as it is to making stuffed pastas.
2014 was a stellar year for recipes here at Serious Eats. We're talking an epic series on waffling...just about everything, ridiculously gorgeous crown roast rack of lamb, and a massive collection of some of the best vegan food you'll ever eat. Out of the hundreds of recipes we brought to you over the course of the year, these are the 10 most clicked.
For a cookie so simple, Hello Dolly bars go by many names—it's just as likely that you know them as Magic Cookies or Seven Layer Bars. But no matter their moniker, these are a special breed of cookie-bar hybrids. The kind that leave you sticky-fingered, crumb-dusted, totally stuffed, and yet, against all logic, still wanting more. No, not one more. A LOT more.
Simply liking meat is called eating. Loving meat comes with a whole other set of terminology—savoring, devouring, relishing, gorging. It's a vivid, enriching experience to love meat, and those of us who do so covet the tools that facilitate its perfection.
Each of these three variations contains the core staples of the traditional latke—you'll need potatoes, onions, egg, and matzo meal. They all follow the same basic latke-making technique. But they also integrate other vegetables and spices, herbs, and even nuts and cheese. If this is mishegas, then mishegas is freaking delicious.
It's likely that the true nature of Little Debbie's Oatmeal Creme Pies will elude me until my dying day. And I'm totally okay with that. I don't really want to know what all those long words on the back of the package actually mean. What I do want is a way to eliminate them entirely. A homemade Oatmeal Creme Pie just as soft and delicate, sweet and chewy as the original.
Fig Newtons are so much more than a simple cookie, and most of us have fond childhood memories of that sticky-sweet filling and soft caky exterior. Now's your chance to revisit your past, with a homemade rendition that tastes just as good as the original.
So long dry, powdery cookie and anemic layer of sticky, congealed jam. And hello real rugelach. The irresistible little crescent-rolled, sugar-encrusted packages of tart-sweet jam and rich, satiny swaths of dark chocolate. The rugelach that's crisp and flaky on the outside; and moist, tender, and chewy on the inside. Yeah, that's wassup.
It's officially Thanksgiving crunch time. Deep breaths, no need to panic. We've got you covered with menus, planning tips, and shopping lists; taste tests of Thanksgiving supermarket staples; and plenty of features to peruse while the turkey's in the oven. But most of all, what we've got in true over-the-top, Thanksgiving style are recipes. Turkeys smoked, roasted, and cooked sous-vide; side dishes of all stripes; dozens of pies, cookies and cakes.
Thanksgiving is, if anything, an immigrant's holiday; a story of the bridging of new world and old. So it's fitting that, like people, Thanksgiving traditions themselves continue to migrate and evolve. We spoke to first- and second-generation immigrants in the food industry about how the cuisines of their ancestral homes have influenced the Thanksgiving meals they make here in the US. Here's what they had to say.
Thanksgiving isn't exactly about the small things in life; it's about the big, corny stuff—family, friendship, gratitude, community...and food. Blissfully disgusting amounts of food. And, as with most bad decisions, I've always believed that if you're gonna overeat to the point of extreme physical discomfort, you might as well commit.
We have an excellent key lime pie on this site, and a super-easy, sweet and salty icebox lime pie for those pressed for time. This pie is a hybrid of both: a real graham cracker crust filled with sweet-tart condensed milk-flavored custard, but even easier, cooler, and more refreshing than your standard pie.
Skylight One Hanson was brimming with some serious borough pride this weekend at New York Food and Wine Festival's Brooklyn's Backyard event. 28 local chefs turned out to deliver signature bites to the hungry crowd, serving up everything from spicy lemongrass chicken larb to fudgy ice cream sandwiches. Here's our look at some choice bites from the night,=.
If you're a lobster, you should be pretty nervous around this time of year when TastingTable throws its annual Lobster Roll Rumble. Many pounds of lobster were consumed last night—boatloads, in fact, and that really isn't an exaggeration in this case. Lobster shacks and restaurants from across the country participated to show off their versions of the lobster roll. See all 19 that we ate!
When you saw the S'mOreos in our roundup of 14 Things To Make with Oreos, did you think, "Man, if only I could watch an animated gif of a S'mOreos being squished down over and over again for eternity..."? Well, so did we. So did we.