Special Sauce: Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook o...

Special Sauce: Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook o…

[Photograph: Michael Persico. Hummus photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt.] When we booked multiple James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov and his business partner Steven Cook on Special Sauce to talk about their new book Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious and their restaurants (Zahav, Dizengoff, Federal Doughnuts, among others), I thought they’d talk a lot about a […]

19 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

19 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

[Photograph: Nila Jones, Morgan Eisenberg, Vicky Wasik, Carrie Vasios Mullins] Dessert on Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with pie—for many of us, it’s the only day in the year that we eat pumpkin pie (some happily, some begrudgingly), but apple, pecan, and all sorts of other more unusual pies might find their way to the table. […]

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Rethinking American Buttercream: Still Quick and E…

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] If you’ve ever had a supermarket sheet cake, you’ve tasted American buttercream: a simple frosting made with little more than butter* and powdered sugar. For some, its simple sweetness and one-note vanilla flavor taste like pure nostalgia, recalling the pleasure of scoring a corner piece piled high with buttercream roses in implausible […]

17 Squash Recipes for a Brighter, Sweeter Thanksgi...

17 Squash Recipes for a Brighter, Sweeter Thanksgi…

[Photograph: Morgan Eisenberg, Vicky Wasik, Niki Achitoff-Gray, Lauren Rothman] Squash is an iconic feature of the fall kitchen—your local grocery store is probably overflowing right now with fat pumpkins, butternut squash, and perhaps a few more esoteric varieties, like kabocha. Despite its seasonality and symbolism, squash isn’t prominent in too many classic Thanksgiving dishes, pumpkin […]

Overhead photo of a bowl of chopped liver topped with minced hard boiled egg and gribenes and matzoh

How to Make Chopped Liver: The Jewish Foie Gras

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] I have a letter from my great-uncle Shush in which he lists some of the more exotic foods from his Jewish childhood home, each accompanied by commentary. It includes Yiddish terms* like miltz (“A flat slab of low-end cow innards, much resembling a chunk of slivery, pulpy liver…. I dare say that […]

18 Thanksgiving Salads to Brighten Up Your Meal

18 Thanksgiving Salads to Brighten Up Your Meal

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik, Emily and Matt Clifton, J. Kenji López-Alt] On a table sagging under the weight of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and who knows what other dishes, a salad can easily go ignored. And it’s especially easy to ignore it if the salad is an afterthought—something thrown together in a couple […]

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