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April/May 2019

One-Skillet Meals for Easy Weeknight Dinners

Restaurant chefs have the luxury of throwing all the saucepans, bowls, whisks, sheet pans, and skillets that they’ve used to create just one finished dish into the sink for someone…


  • Roast Chicken, Perfected

    The search is over. Geoffrey Zakarian shares three ways to cook the best roast chicken you’ve ever tasted. The difference is in the details.

  • Cauliflower Power

    All hail humble cauliflower. As you’ve likely noticed, this nutrient-packed crucifer is having a moment, turning up—deliciously—in all sorts of unexpected places, from pizza to “potatoes.” Intrigued by the trend,…

  • African peanut soup

    Soups With Soul

    These global classics are full of flavor and spice.

  • Dutch Baby with Bacon and Eggs

    Dutch Masters

    Sweet or savory, Dutch babies are easy-to-make oven pancakes that are perfect any time of the day.

  • How to Make Brown Butter

    Learn this simple technique, and put brown butter's complex flavor to delicious use in entrées and desserts.


    Make It Tonight

  • Steak and Napa Cabbage Salad

    Steak and Napa Cabbage Salad with Miso Dressing

    The crunch of cabbage and the zing of ginger punch up the feel and flavor of this bright main-course salad. Try the versatile dressing on chicken, fish, and grilled vegetables.

  • Mustard Glazed Beef Tenderloin

    Mustard-Glazed Beef Tenderloin

    Tender beef gets a flavor infusion with a butter-mustard coating and blue cheese finish. If serving with a salad, such as the Fresh Herb Salad shown here, try some of…

  • Eggplant Chips

    Eggplant Chips with Honey and Sea Salt

    Frying very thinly sliced eggplant yields a crispy texture for a whole new way to enjoy eggplant. Serve as a starter or snack, or with grilled kebabs or falafel.

  • Blistered Green Beans and Tomatoes

    Blistered Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

    This simple side shows a brilliant way to coax more flavor out of those early-summer vegetables. Serve with burgers, roasted chicken or seared chops.

  • scrambled egg tacos

    Scrambled Egg Tacos with Potato, Poblano, and Avocado

    While you can serve this dish for breakfast, it’s also satisfying enough for a springtime supper.

  • Thai curry butter halibut

    Thai-Curry Butter Halibut Packets

    This take on fish en papillote boasts bright flavors and a wonderful aroma thanks to a touch of Thai curry paste.

  • Spinach mushroom pasta

    Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Pasta

    How to improve on a classic creamy pasta? Add spinach and mushrooms for flavor, then broil briefly to create a crisp golden-brown crust. This is a perfect choice for a…

  • Crab Hollandaise Tartines

    Crab and Hollandaise Tartines

    These luxurious fork-and-knife open-face sandwiches feature a foolproof hollandaise and crabmeat perched on rustic sourdough slices. The dish can be served as a quick dinner or an elegant brunch entrée.

  • Fresh Herb Salad

    Fresh Herb Salad

    This simple salad shows off herbs at their best. It makes a lovely accompaniment to seared steaks or fish.

    Books That Cook

  • Zaitoun cookbook

    Book Review: Zaitoun

    Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen By Yasmin Khan (W.W. Norton & Company) Oil from the olive, zaitoun in Arabic, is the quintessential ingredient of the Palestinian kitchen, and it…

  • My Mexico City Kitchen cookbook

    Book Review: My Mexico City Kitchen

    My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions By Gabriela Cámara (Lorena Jones Books) Among food obsessives, Mexico City is a hotspot. Like any great modern metropolis, it’s a melting pot,…

  • Vietnamese Food Any Day

    Book Review: Vietnamese Food Any Day

    Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors By Andrea Nguyen (Ten Speed Press) When the summer heat ratchets up, so does my appetite for the singular brightness…

  • Aloha Kitchen cookbook

    Book Review: Aloha Kitchen

    Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai’i By Alana Kysar (Ten Speed Press) In this book, Maui native and popular food blogger Alana Kysar captures the flavors of Hawai’i in a collection…

  • Food of the Italian South Cookbook

    Book Review: Food of the Italian South

    Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes By Katie Parla (Clarkson Potter) In her new book, Rome-based author Katie Parla covers lesser-known Italian terrain, venturing…

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