Turn Leftover Mashed Potatoes Into a Delicious Dip

Turn Leftover Mashed Potatoes Into a Delicious Dip

Photo: Claire Lower There’s a fine line between a hot dip and a casserole. Both have golden brown tops and creamy interiors, but the difference lies in how you transport them to your mouth. If you can use a chip or a cracker as a delivery system, it’s a dip—that’s the rule. Mashed potato dip […]

Make a Jewel-Toned Honey With Two Ingredients

Make a Jewel-Toned Honey With Two Ingredients

Photo: Claire Lower I am a fierce and unapologetic defender of beige food—always have been, always will be—but even I will admit that a pop of cheery color can make a meal, snack, or beverage more enjoyable. If that pop of color happens comes in the form of a tart and sweet berry-infused honey, well […]

Jazz Up Your Rice and Beans with a Little Gravy

Jazz Up Your Rice and Beans with a Little Gravy

Photo: A.A. Newton I don’t know if you’ve heard, but beans are having a moment—and as a longtime devotee of the bean-eating lifestyle, I do love to see it. For many people, though, dried beans are anything but exciting. If you’re one of them, I think bean gravy might just change your mind. This technique […]

Make a Negroni With Rye

Make a Negroni With Rye

Photo: Claire Lower 3-Ingredient Happy Hour3-Ingredient Happy HourThe weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. There isn’t a single member of the Negroni family I don’t enjoy. The combination of spirit, bitter, and vermouth in (fairly) equal parts never fails to create a balanced drink that’s perfect for sipping from a coupe in […]

Sous-Vide Is the Perfect Way to Prepare Crab

Sous-Vide Is the Perfect Way to Prepare Crab

Photo: Shutterstock Almost all the crab you see in the grocery store—whether it be whole Dungeness or Alaskan legs—is sold pre-cooked and frozen. This lengthens the shelf-life and preserves the flavor of the meat, but it also makes preparing the crustaceans a simple heat-and-serve kind of deal. To ensure you don’t overcook your precious crab […]

I Am Begging You to Butter Your Hard-Boiled Eggs

I Am Begging You to Butter Your Hard-Boiled Eggs

Photo: A.A Newton Stumbling across an exciting new way to eat eggs can be the difference between making time for breakfast and skipping it entirely. I’ve gone through several egg phases in the last few years: easy poached eggs had a good run until I discovered cornstarch eggs, which were recently unseated by hard-boiled eggs […]

You Need a Pair of Kitchen Shoes

You Need a Pair of Kitchen Shoes

Photo: A.A. Newton I have hilariously bad circulation in my extremities, which means that I wear thick socks and slippers 24/7 from October to May. This year, I got extremely cushy slippers for Christmas—and proceeded to immediately spill all kinds of bullshit on them while cooking dinner for my family. Tragic. Luckily, none of the […]

Add Sour Cream to Your Caramel Sauce

Add Sour Cream to Your Caramel Sauce

Photo: Claire Lower I am always looking for excuses to put sour cream in and around my mouth. I consume it all the usual ways (tacos, nachos, dips), but I’ve also been known to add it to leftover pasta (yes, even a tomato-based sauce!) and scoop it into my face with nacho cheese Doritos. This […]

The Caterer - Product Excellence Awards deadline e...

The Caterer – Product Excellence Awards deadline e…

The deadline for The Caterer‘s 2019 Product Excellence Awards (PEAs) has been extended to 15 August. The PEAs recognise the most brilliant and innovative products in the hospitality industry, covering 26 categories across beverages, food and equipment. An influential panel of industry experts will judge products that offer innovation and equipment that can save time […]

These Roasted Radishes Look Like Flower Petals

These Roasted Radishes Look Like Flower Petals

Photo: Claire Lower Everyone, at some point or another, has been tempted to eat potpourri (the forbidden chip). The mixture of dried flower petals and spices always looks invitingly crunchy, if a little dusty. You should not eat potpourri, but you should eat these roasted radish slices, which will certainly scratch that itch. Any roasted […]