Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Melissa Clark

  • Recipe

    Vegetarian Chopped Liver

    This rich mushroom-walnut pâté is especially good with pumpernickel or rye bread.

  • Recipe

    My Mother’s Crispy Potato Kugel with Rosemary and Fried Shallots

    Crisp on top, meltingly soft in the center, and imbued with herbs, garlic, and shallot, this is my favorite of my mother's experimental kugels du jour, especially on Rosh Hashana.…

  • Recipe

    Homemade Aquavit

    Flavored vodkas may be all the rage with the chocolate martini set, but aquavit—a traditional, spice-infused spirit from Scandinavia—is a far more sophisticated tipple with notes of fennel, caraway, and…

  • Recipe

    Brandied Mustard

    Lightly sweet from the honey mustard and heady from orange zest and brandy, this unusual condiment is elegant enough to adorn your holiday table (if you don't give it all…

  • Recipe

    Pear-Ginger Chutney

    Brighter and less sweet than your average jarred chutney, this fresh-tasting, lightly spiced pear and ginger version is dotted with mustard seeds and dried cranberries.

  • Recipe

    Sour Cherry Vinegar

    This fruity, sweet-tart vinegar uses dried sour cherries, so it's just as easy to make in December as in July, and there's no need to pull out the cherry pitter. Package it in a…

  • Magazine

    Savory Gifts from the Kitchen

    Looking for that something special to give these holidays? These savory homemade treats will please everyone on your list

  • Recipe

    Three-Herb Olive Oil

    Bottle the oil in a clear bottle with a cap seal or cork top. For a stunning gift, put together a vinaigrette starter kit, including a bottle each of herb…

  • Recipe

    Mango Lassi Parfait

    A lassi is a refreshing Indian yogurt drink—something like a smoothie—that often includes fruit, mango being especially popular. This parfait tastes like a lassi but has a more festive presentation.

  • Recipe

    Spinach with Yogurt & Chickpeas

    Part side dish, part sauce, this puréed spinach is my take on the Indian dish called saag. Thick, Greek-style yogurt is the key to getting the texture of this dish just right. You…