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Chasing Beef and Broccoli • My take on this ever-evolving Chinese American staple features a 2:1 ratio of leafy gai lan to supple filet mignon, along with a good dose of briny oyster sauce.
Portugal’s Simple Seafood Stew • My cataplana captures the treasures of the Algarve region—abundant fresh seafood, smoky cured meat, vibrant paprika—in a rich, ruddy broth.
The Best Way to Eat an Artichoke • Carciofialla giudia is crunchy, crispy, creamy, and visually striking. It’s also the Roman Jewish community’s most iconic preparation.
Give Poached Eggs the Royal Treatment • Garlicky yogurt crowned with a just-set egg and gilded with spiced butter, çılbır has been simple, stunning Turkish fare since the Ottoman Empire.
Flaky Fruit Pie—But Make It Portable • Turning pie into a handheld package puts all the best qualities of fruit-filled pastry within your grasp.
Why You Should Braise Asparagus • This oft-overlooked technique results in silky, sweet-nutty spears.
Crudités Make a Comeback • Best-in-show produce and vibrant dips refresh this retro spread.
Cooking with Plant-Based Beef • Today’s ground meat alternatives can’t simply be substituted 1 to 1 for animal protein. Use our pointers to deliver satisfying vegan versions of comfort-food mainstays.
Ireland’s Potato Pancakes • Pan boxty, from the country’s Northwest, is a buttery, griddled mash-up of mashed and shredded spuds.
A Feather Bed of a Loaf • With its thin crust, cloudlike crumb, and enduring freshness, Japan’s shokupan is a baker’s delight.
Is Induction the Future of Cooking? • Everything you need to know about induction burners and stoves.
The Wide World of Vanilla • Here’s how and when to use each version of the world’s most popular spice.