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December 2019/January 2020

Rule The Roast

Three festive holiday roasts deliver juicy, flavorful meat and crisp, savory crusts


  • luxurious potato gratin

    Gratifying Gratins

    There is something special about a gratin; serving one turns any meal into a feast. The luxurious aspect of a gratin makes it an ideal choice for entertaining. In my…

  • How to Make a Champ de Noël

    Impress family and friends with this modern twist on a classic bûche de Noël


    3 Ways With

  • Shrimp Pad Thai

    Sour, salty, and sweet are perfectly balanced in this classic Thai noodle dish. Add to that luscious tofu and tender shrimp, and you’ve got a real crowd pleaser.

  • Shrimp Romesco with Greens

    This dish channels the bold flavors of Spain, where shrimp are much loved. You’ll have leftover romesco sauce; try it on toast, eggs, grains, or pasta. Store the extra sauce…

  • Sheet-Pan Shrimp and Vegetables with Orange Dressing

    Italian flavors add a touch of sophistication to this colorful pan-roasted dinner, which comes together quickly for a great weeknight meal.

    Books That Cook

  • Book Review: Cannelle et Vanille

    Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood by Aran Goyoaga (Sasquatch Books) This is the book that tops my holiday wish list. I was diagnosed with…

  • Book Review: Pastry Love

    Pastry Love: A Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes by Joanne Chang (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) When my daughter started working in suburban Boston earlier this year, it was a #winning moment…

  • Book Review: From Scratch

    From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over by Michael Ruhlman (Abrams) It began with a BLT. Ten years ago, James Beard…

  • Book Review: Amá

    Amá: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen By Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock Amá, the new book by downtown Los Angeles’s unofficial restaurant king, Josef Centeno, points the lens at Tex-Mex cuisine.…

  • Book Review: American Sfoglino

    American Sfoglino: A Master Course in Handmade Pasta by Evan Funke with Katie Parla (Chronicle) In her foreword for American Sfoglino, Nancy Silverton jokes that the author’s forearms sport more…

  • Book Review: The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting

    The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting: Crafting Live-Cultured Foods and Drinks with 100 Recipes from Kimchi to Kombucha by Kathryn Lukas and Shane Peterson (Ten Speed) Many of us who…

  • Book Review: Happiness is Baking

    Happiness is Baking: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake by Maida Heatter (Little, Brown) When the queen of baking, Maida Heatter, died at age 102 in June, she left…

  • Champ de Noël

    This twist on a traditional bûche de Noël is a glorious centerpiece dessert for a holiday party or meal. While the cake entails a bit of a time investment, it’s…

  • eggplant parmesan

    Eggplant Parmesan

    For many Italian-American families, eggplant Parmesan is that heirloom recipe that tends to make an appearance at every important family gathering. This simple yet special casserole, rich with silken eggplant,…

  • A Tres Chic Cocktail Party

    An effortless French cocktail party menu that’s guaranteed to make your guests proclaim c’est magnifique

  • How to Roll and Shape Rugelach

    Jake Cohen's sweet and savory rugelach can be shaped as either crescent or pillow shapes, but either way you want to make sure you're working with well-chilled dough and fillings.…

  • Rugelach, Reimagined

    “Evelyn dropped off the rugelach!” my mother texts my sister and me to announce the annual cookie delivery from a dear family friend just in time for Hanukkah. Any plans…

  • Lardon Fig Twists

    Lardon-Fig Twists

    These twisty, cheesy, savory-sweet, buttery puff-pastry twists go fast. Bake off half for round one, let people fill up on other things for a bit, then bake off the second…

  • spinach-feta rugelach

    Spinach-Feta Rugelach

    The classic combination of spinach and feta shines in this twist on rugelach.

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