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  • Article

    To Cool, or Not to Cool

    There is nothing better than ripping into a loaf of bread fresh from the oven. Or is there?

  • Recipe

    Thai Green Curry Shrimp

    This is even faster than takeout from your local restaurant. The only fresh ingredient you’ll need to grab is basil—all of the others can be stored in your pantry or…

  • Article

    Homemade Thai Curry Paste

    For many cooks (those not living in Southeast Asia, anyway), the hardest part about making Thai curry paste is finding a few of the ingredients. Some of what you need is…

  • How-To

    Thai on the Fly: Quick Curries for Any Night

    A simple method gives you a repertoire of comforting, aromatic dishes

  • Recipe

    Thai Curry Paste

     The master recipe makes a red curry paste, using dried red chiles. For green curry paste, see the variation at the bottom. Thai curry paste is traditionally made using a sturdy…

  • Recipe

    Free-Form Pear Tarts with Almond & Cinnamon

    In this recipe, almond paste provides a subtle, perfumy almond flavor that marries perfectly with the sweetness of the pears. You’ll find cans or tubes of almond paste in most…

  • Recipe

    Spicy Thai Beef Curry

    Store-bought curry paste makes this warming stew speedy for a weeknight.

  • How-To

    Mashing Garlic to a Paste

    Mashing garlic is easy with a mortar and pestle, but if you don’t have one (or don’t want to dirty one), just use your chef’s knife. Here’s how: Trim off…

  • Recipe

    Sweet Red Pepper Paste

    This paste of salt-cured peppers is a classic Portuguese seasoning for poultry, sausages, and meats, such as Roast Pork with Red Pepper Paste. It’s traditional to use a meat grinder…

  • Recipe

    Thai Flavor Paste

    This extremely versatile flavoring paste is the essence of Thai cooking. The ritual of Thai food preparation invariably begins with pounding these ingredients, sometimes along with other herbs and spices,…

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