What do you do when you've bought cilantro or dill or tarragon for a recipe and now have a half a bunch of herbs languishing in your refrigerator? Don't let them go to waste; instead try some ideas from our food editors.
It’s finally summer, and you want to be outside, on the lawn or the deck. You'd like to have friends over and relax, grill, eat, and refill cocktails as needed. Our tricks, tips, and time-savers address all these desires. Let them become your go-tos for making life easier and meals tastier all summer long.
“Don’t underestimate the power of pretty colors,” says editorial food director Jennifer Aaronson of the French macaron’s popularity. No need to tell us -- we’re smitten with these luxurious two-bite treats, and we’re sure you will be, too. Get more of Jennifer's macaron wisdom below.
New year, new you: Yes, it’s that time when we all make plans to be a better version of ourselves. We wondered what -- if anything -- our food editors, those folks who really know food and cooking, plan to change about their cooking and their diets this year.
Our food editors know a good idea when they see one. Over the years they've learned from each other and discovered lots of tricks, including this one: Some dishes are better when made ahead. Here’s a roundup of some of our test kitchen experts’ favorite foods that become just that much tastier the next day.
"After baking countless cakes over the past 11 years for our pages, I've come back around to appreciating the versatility of a sponge cake. It's made with just a few ingredients, and even though the technique is exacting, the soft, airy result has an extraordinarily forgiving nature. Think about it: After being spread with filling, rolled, and frozen, it keeps its tender texture -- in fact, it's my new go-to 30-minute ice-cream cake. And sponge cake is aptly named: It soaks up simple syrup, alcohol, or coffee (or any combination thereof), then retains its integrity after being layered with stewed fruit, lemon curd, or mascarpone. It's also one of the best cakes in the world for simply splitting (or not), layering, and enjoying as is." -- Jennifer Aaronson
Your mom is so special. You want to get her a really special gift just to show how much you love and appreciate her, but what? If she loves to cook and bake and appreciates artisanal foods and farm-fresh produce, we have some ideas for you.