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Joanne Smart

  • How-To

    How to Cook Octopus At Home

    When I eat out, part of the fun comes from ordering foods I don’t normally cook at home. Charred octopus is one such item. While it has always been a…

  • Recipe

    Orange-Cumin Marinated Chicken Thighs

    This Spanish-inspired marinade has a sweet, spicy, smoky flavor that works well with not only chicken but a wide range of meats and vegetables. The chicken thighs are delicious served…

  • Magazine

    Book Review: The South’s Best Butts

    The South’s Best Butts Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection By Matt Moore (Oxmoor House; $24.95) In Matt Moore’s new book, there are at least five photographs of him chowing…

  • Magazine

    Book Review: Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream

    Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream The Art of the Scoop By Dana Cree (Clarkson Potter; $25) Readers of Fine Cooking who geek out on our Food Science column will…

  • Magazine

    Book Review: Red, White, and ‘Que

    Red, White, and ’Que Farm-Fresh Foods for the American Grill By Karen Adler and Judith Fertig (Running Press; $25) This book, though not strictly vegetarian, focuses more on grilling goodies…

  • Recipe

    Chicken Chili Nachos

    These are made with ground chicken, but you can also use shredded cooked chicken (from a rotisserie chicken, for instance). If doing the latter, add 2 cups shredded chicken to…

  • Recipe

    Pulled Pork Nachos with Tomatillo Salsa

    These nachos are a great destination for leftover pulled pork, or you can buy some.

  • Article

    Soften Butter Quickly

    To warm butter quickly, either grate it on the large holes of a grater or cut it into tiny pieces, and then spread it out.

  • Article

    Maine Ingredient: How to Buy and Cook Sea Scallops

    Some of the best come from ice-cold New England waters and are harvested just in time for a holiday splurge; here’s how to buy them and sear them perfectly.

  • Recipe

    Baked Eggs with Spiced Creamed Spinach

    Eggs and spinach are often paired together for baked eggs, but here, the spinach is flavored with fresh ginger and garam masala (a spice mix available at most supermarkets) for…