Pomegranate Rouge Recipe

Pomegranate Rouge Recipe

Why It Works Using a cocktail shaker rapidly chills and mixes the ingredients. Pomegranate contributes a subtle sweetness and lemon adds a fresh tartness, both of which complement the complex flavors of Lillet Rouge. Inspired by the classic French 75, this cocktail is fizzy, pleasantly sweet, slightly spiced, and refreshingly tart. Designed with the fall […]

The Best Thermoses of 2022

The Best Thermoses of 2022

Sometimes, while camping, picnicking, or pulling a double-shift, a travel mug just doesn’t cut it. That’s when you need a larger, sturdier thermos to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for 8, 12, and even 24-plus hours. Like travel mugs, thermoses use vacuum-insulated technology (and were originally popularized by the Thermos brand). Basically, […]

Focaccia di Recco Recipe

Focaccia di Recco Recipe

Why It Works A high proportion of olive oil in the dough provides extensibility, making it easy to stretch thin, while bread flour lends enough strength to prevent it from tearing. Giving the dough ample time to rest ensures it’s easy to handle and roll. A small amount of sugar in the dough promotes browning […]

Curry Chicken Salad Recipe

Curry Chicken Salad Recipe

Why It Works Starting the chicken in room-temperature water and then cooking it at a gentle heat keeps the flesh tender and juicy.  A homemade blend of spices delivers deeper, fresher flavors than a store-bought mix and can be customized to accommodate your tastes. Toasting the spices before grinding into a powder further develops their […]

Fish Piccata Recipe

Fish Piccata Recipe

Why It Works Cooking the fillets mostly on one side allows for good browning and flavor development without overcooking the delicate fish. A small amount of flour mashed into the butter builds a more emulsified, creamy sauce. There are two kinds of lazy cooking. There’s the “who cares” school, in which the cook has fully […]

Agghiotta di Pesce Spada (Sicilian Braised Swordfi...

Agghiotta di Pesce Spada (Sicilian Braised Swordfi…

Why It Works Thick swordfish steaks aren’t traditional in this dish, but they aren’t nearly as likely to overcook as thin ones. Cooking the swordfish mostly on one side allows for good browning and flavor development without overcooking. When I grilled some swordfish steaks for friends this past summer, one declared it the best swordfish […]

Filetti di Baccalà (Roman-Style Fried Salt Cod Fil...

Filetti di Baccalà (Roman-Style Fried Salt Cod Fil…

Why It Works A long, 72-hour soak in several changes of water guarantees that the salt cod fillets won’t be too salty. A mixture of flour and cornstarch mixed with vodka and sparkling water limits gluten formation, producing a crispier crust. Nobody has ever accused Roman cuisine of being too light. With its famous permutations […]

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