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August/September 2018

Corn, Fresh Off the Cob

Nothing says summer quite like sweet corn. And while we’d never argue with a freshly picked ear of corn hot off the grill, there are plenty of other ways to…

    Features

  • A Vegetarian Summer Dinner

    Celebrate summer vegetables at their peak of perfection

  • Spotlight on Lobster

    The pros showcase this succulent seafood with these four spectacular recipes.

  • Icebox Desserts

    Chill Out with No-Bake Desserts

    When you can’t stand the heat but still need a treat, try one of these no-bake desserts, and let the fridge do the work.

  • S'mores Icebox Cake

    S'mores Icebox Cake for a Crowd

    The campfire classic is transformed into a cool, creamy party dessert with layers of graham-cracker crust, chocolate pudding and toasted seven-minute "marshmallow" topping.

  • taco cooking school

    How to Make Homemade Tortillas and Tacos

    Take a lesson from Mexican cooking guru Shelley Wiseman at The Farm Cooking School

  • taco party menu

    A Summer Taco Party

    Inspired by Shelley Wiseman's homemade tortilla class at The Farm Cooking School in Titusville, NJ, this menu pairs fresh corn and flour tortillas with homemade salsas and a few inventive…

  • Beet-Berry Smoothie Bowl

    This beautiful red bowl packs a nutritional punch with help from the beets, hemp seeds, and yogurt. If you don’t like the texture of raw beets, steam them before adding…

  • Carrot Turmeric Smoothie

    Golden Smoothie

    This bright smoothie is the perfect morning pick-me-up with help from the turmeric and ginger. Carrot juice can be used in place of the shredded carrots—simply add a few more…

  • Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie

    This classic smoothie has all the perfect breakfast items blended into the perfect drink. Try it with almond or sunflower butter instead of peanut butter.

  • Green Power Smoothie

    This classic green smoothie balances the power of spinach and chia seeds with the sweetness of grapes and apples. If your grapes aren’t frozen when you add them, add three…

  • Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

    Mango-Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

    Soaked cashews make this smoothie bowl extra creamy and lend a bit of protein. Look for coconut milk with the nondairy milks at the grocery store, either refrigerated or unrefrigerated.

  • Potato Salad

    Smashed Potato Salad

  • Layered Summer Salad

    Layered Summer Salad

    This salad-in-a-glass does two great things: The presentation makes a hearty salad much more visually appealing. Also, by using grains and beans as accents (instead of weighing down the salad…

  • Squash, Leek, and Spinach Gratin

    Summer Squash, Leek, Spinach & Parmesan Gratin

    Over the years, I’ve done many Provençal “tians” or gratins of layered summer vegetables, and they’re always a crowd favorite. I love this version: zucchini and summer squash, layered with…

  • Pasta Frittata with Leeks, Arugula, Goat Cheese & Mint

    I learned to make frittatas at my first cooking job at Al Forno restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island. We always put pasta in those, plus lots of fresh herbs, good…

  • Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream

    Grilled Peaches with Maple-Cardamom Butter and Ginger Ice Cream

    Grilling stone fruits such as peaches and nectarines is easy as long as your fruit is just ripe but still firm. The flavor of warm grilled fruit is enchanting—especially when…

  • Lobster rolls with dill

    Lobster Rolls with Fresh Dill

    Ginger Pierce and Preston Madson of Jams in New York City let the flavor of fresh Maine lobster sing by using the perfect bun and just enough ingredients to season…

  • poached lobster

    Lobster Poached in Gewürztraminer and Pear Nectar

    This impressive starter from culinary instructor Emily Peterson is neither difficult nor time-consuming. If serving as a main course, rice makes a great side. Two tips: Add enough salt to…

  • Lobster Benedict

    Think eggs Benedict is decadent? Wait until you taste this lobster-centric version from Matt Jennings of Townsman restaurant in Boston.

  • corn tortillas

    Corn Tortillas (Tortillas de Maiz)

    The trick to making tortillas is to get a rhythm going so that you can make more than one at a time, though at the beginning you may want to…

  • Flour Tortillas (Tortillas de Harina)

    Flour tortillas are from Northern Mexico, where a wheat culture replaces the corn culture of the country’s central and southern regions. If necessary, reheat the tortillas on a griddle for…

  • Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

    Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

  • Roasted Tomato-Serrano Salsa

  • Cooked Tomatillo Salsa

  • Grilled Chicken and Charred-Onion Tacos

    Chicken breast might be everyone’s poultry go-to, but thighs are arguably more delicious: meaty, sturdy, and perfect for grilling. The rich, tender meat is fabulous with grilled onions and spicy…

  • Fried Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

    Beer-Fried Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

    Deep-fried avocado is an unusual but most welcome partner with shrimp in this taco filling.

  • Corn, Tomato, and Scallion Tacos

    Grilled Corn, Cherry Tomato, and Scallion Tacos

    Delicious grilled fresh corn, scallions, and cherry tomatoes make this meat-free taco filling a hit with vegetarians, but don’t be surprised if meat eaters like it, too.

  • Thai Corn and Shrimp Salad

    Summer corn charred to smoky perfection creates a balance of flavors with sweet mango and pineapple. While the pineapple and shrimp are delicious together, don’t wait too long to eat…

  • Corn Chowder Salad

    Corn Chowder Salad

    Crisp corn, salty bacon, and hearty potatoes bring the flavors of the classic summer soup to a side dish perfect with grilled steak, chicken, or fish.

  • Corn and Farro Salad

    Corn and Farro Salad

    The fresh summer flavors in this salad are accentuated with the nuttiness of the grain and the bitterness of the radicchio.

  • no-bake almond cheesecake with cherries

    No-Bake Almond Cheesecake with Cherry-Kirsch Compote

    Cherries and almonds are a classic combination. In this creamy no-bake cheesecake, a swirl of cherry juice on the top makes this dessert a real showstopper.

  • Tahini Chocolate Icebox Cake

    Nutty, slightly bitter tahini makes a good foil for chocolate wafers. You’ll be tempted to make the sesame brittle year-round; a package of this crunchy, sweet treat makes a great…

  • Blueberry Lavender Fool

    If you’ve never tried lavender  in a dessert, here’s the perfect introduction. Lavender’s floral notes harmonize beautifully with sweet blueberries in this cool, creamy treat.

  • ginger ice cream

    Honey-Ginger Ice Cream

    An infusion of fresh ginger makes this rich ice cream feel deceptively light and refreshing.

  • Truffled Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

    Thoughtfully selected cheeses mingle to create a delicate, silky sauce that allows the lobster to shine. With a touch of truffle oil, this dish is a huge hit at Steve…

  • Artisan Toast Bar

    Artisan Toast Bar

    Inviting guests to create their own custom toasts is a great way to get a party started. Prepare toppings ahead of time (some can be prepped up to 5 days…

Departments

    Food Science

  • Basic Rice Pilaf

    It’s easy to tailor a rice pilaf to your taste. For example, add minced garlic or other aromatics with the onion, and fold in fresh herbs just before serving.

    Books That Cook

  • Book Review: Superiority Burger Cookbook

    Superiority Burger Cookbook The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious By Brooks Headley (W.W. Norton & Company) Not so very long ago, chef Brooks Headley cooked up something extraordinary at his…

  • Jerky cookbook

    Book Review: Jerky

    Jerky The Fatted Calf’s Guide to Preserving & Cooking Dried Meaty Goods By Taylor Boetticher & Toponia Miller (Ten Speed Press; $22) No camping trip is complete without a stash…

  • Jam Session cookbook

    Book Review: Jam Session

    Jam Session A Fruit-Preserving Handbook By Joyce Goldstein (Lorena Jones Books;$24.99) Many things might ignite a passion for preserving: a bountiful garden, ambition, curiosity, thrift. For me, it’s nostalgia. Preserving…

    Good Spirits

  • Healthy Breakfast Smoothies and Bowls

    Smoothies tend to be the answer when you're looking for a quick, on-the-go breakfast or the perfect kid-approved snack. Having a few smoothie recipes in your cooking arsenal ensures that…

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