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October 2009

  • Article

    Converting Measurements

    How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? Will this be a one-word answer?

  • Product

    Learn Your Food ABCs

    "100 Words for Foodies" teaches the vocabulary of cooking, from aioli to zabaglione.

  • How-To

    How to Pull and Torch Meringue Frosting

    A torched meringue frosting adds even more height and drama to a layer cake. Test kitchen contributor Nicki Sizemore shows how to make the meringue, sculpt it into peaks and spikes, and finally torch…

  • How-To

    How to Make Chocolate Leaves

    Chocolate leaves make a simple but stunning decoration for any dessert. Test kitchen contributor Nicki Sizemore demonstrates our simple method for making white chocolate leaves.

  • Article

    Fine Cooking Live at the Chocolate Show

    Last call for chocolate: View a sample presentation from the Chocolate Show!

  • Magazine

    Duck, Duck, Goose! (and Hens)

    Turkey is so Thanksgiving. Set your holiday table with a bird of another feather: slow-roasted duck, steam-roasted goose, or

  • Menu

    A Dressed Up Holiday Menu

    This menu is luxury on a plate, featuring a show-stopping beef roast with a creamy morel mushroom sauce and chocolate soufflés.

  • Menu

    A Dressed Down Holiday Menu

    This casual menu (with root-beer-poached pears for dessert) is simple to pull off, but still makes your guests feel special.

  • How-To

    How to Make Authentic Tamales

    Making tamales is a holiday tradition in Latin American homes. Try your hand at this festive food with our step-by-step guide.

  • Magazine

    Cookie Swap

    Our readers share their best holiday cookie recipes.