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September 2009

  • Recipe

    Fried Apple Pies

    In this recipe, excerpted from the cookbook DamGoodSweet , David Guas adapts his Great-Aunt Patty's amazing apple pie, while also giving props to his favorite childhood brown bag treat, Hubig's fried pies. The…

  • Article

    Blue-Ribbon Banana Bread

    Returning to to the country fair, site of early baking triumphs.

  • Article

    The Alfajor – recipe coming soon to a newsstand near you!

    Last year I posted an entry in the Fine Cooking Holiday Cookie Contest - it was a picture of the alfajor cookie, popular in Argentina and across Latin America in…

  • Recipe

    Sautéed Sausages with Grapes and Balsamic Glazed Onions

    Sausage and grapes are a classic Italian pairing. The addition of balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions turns this into a quick, warming braise. Piercing the sausages with the tines of…

  • Article

    Too Hot for Hollandaise

    How temperature, ingredients, and technique interact in distinguishing a hollandaise from a mess of scrambled eggs, butter, and lemon.

  • Article

    Announcing Our Create Your Own Grilled Pizza Contest Finalists

    Announcing the finalists of our Create Your Own Grilled Pizza contest. Vote for your favorite now!

  • Article

    Julia’s Inspiration Continues

    Well, it took me a while, but I went ahead and made Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

  • Article

    Plastic Fantastic

    One brand of plastic wrap is head and shoulders above the others. Unfortunately, it's also hard to find.

  • Article

    Mystery Tools from Another Land

    Getting a box of assorted kitchen implements will give you a mixed bag of tools at the best of times. But what if the set is from a company that…

  • Recipe

    Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

    These mashed potatoes, excerpted from the cookbook The Food You Crave, are true home-style comfort, smashed so they have a rustic chunkiness and mixed with familiar mashed potato flavors—tangy sour cream…