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Eastern European

  • Recipe

    Buckwheat Schupfnudeln with Miso Brown Butter Sauce

    Buckwheat gives these gluten-free schupfnudeln a robust flavor, while cornstarch and flaxseed provide slightly chewy texture. They’re the perfect match for a savory, nutty sauce of brown butter and sage,…

  • Recipe

    Smoked Salmon Pie with Everything Bagel Crust

    Who doesn’t love all of the flavors of a loaded bagel deliciously bundled together? Think smoked salmon, dill, and a little something creamy, paired with garlic, onions, and sesame seeds…

  • Recipe

    Chocolate Cardamom Bundt Cake

    The addition of ground cardamom and instant espresso to this chocolate cake calls to mind the tradition of cardamom coffee practiced throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Cardamom’s floral…

  • Recipe

    Halva-Chocolate Chunk Babka

    Is it bread? Is it dessert? The heavenly combination of chocolate and tahini makes this babka skew more to the dessert side (and it's downright perfect for brunch). Make the…

  • Recipe

    Chocolate-Cinnamon Babka

    While a cinnamon sugar filling is traditional for babka, I like to add a little chocolate because, well, chocolate. It makes this babka perfect for brunch, where dessert is always…

  • Recipe

    Citrus-Almond Babka

    An orange- and lemon-zest filling and almond streusel topping gives this babka knockout flavor. Make the filling while the dough is rising, and store at cool room temperature until needed.…

  • Magazine

    One Dough, Four Easter Breads

    These four rich breads share more in common than you might think.

  • Recipe

    Romanian Easter Bread with Chocolate and Nuts

    This is my spin on cozonac de nuca, a Romanian bread. My version adds chopped chocolate to the traditional cocoa powder for depth of flavor and richness. Walnuts are abundant…

  • Recipe

    Croatian Easter Bread with Citrus and Raisins

    In this version of pinca, a Croatian bread, amaretto joins the traditional rum for soaking the raisins, adding a mellow sweetness to the fruit. The icing isn’t traditional but it’s…

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    Recipe

    Seared Skirt Steak with Grainy Mustard, Apple, and Tarragon Pan Sauce

    Apples are a traditional partner for pork, but here, their sweetness offsets the intensity of the mustard and complements the robust flavor of the steak.

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