To highlight the beef's quality flavor, I didn't fancify the steak and made sure not to move the meat around. My reward? A perfect piece of beef with a tender texture and rich, marbled flavor. For the best simple steak recipe, read more.
Make the most of the tapering tomato supply by preparing either — or both — jams when you read more.
The fruit could've just as easily been shaved or shredded into a savory Southeast Asian salad. Much like mangoes, the papaya can be enjoyed unripe, and adds crunch and sweetness in a toss with fish sauce, dried shrimp, and garlic in the Thai salad known as som tam. Get the recipe for either when you read on.
I like to think of cacio e pepe (Italian for "cheese and pepper") as the Rome's cosmopolitan version of mac and cheese. It's a simple recipe that requires nothing more than spaghetti, cheese, butter, and seasonings. It's ready in a matter of minutes — and always gone even faster than that. For this reason, cacio e pepe is one of the most valued dishes in my weeknight recipe arsenal. Want a plate of this now? Then keep reading.
Fancy flame-broiled flavor? Then throw some skewers on the grill for dinner, and soak up a little evening sunshine while you're at it. Enjoy the fruits of your labor by topping those grates with chunks of tropical pineapple. Naturally sweet pineapple caramelizes when exposed to high heat, making it a prime candidate for a grilled dessert with other sweet tropical fruits such as banana. But don't stop at dessert; the fruit also lends sweetness to a supper of sweet-and-hot Caribbean seafood skewers. Make the most of your pineapple on the barbie when you keep reading.
Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Aïda Mollenkamp. A girl of many talents, Aïda is an editor and recipe developer at Chow, a home cook, a passionate fan of Slow Food, and host of the Food Network's new, interactive show, Ask Aida.
Aïda took time out of her busy schedule — the San Franciscan travels to New York twice a month — to give us a tour of the Chow test kitchen. Afterwards, Aïda and I sat down for a quick Q&A session.
To take a behind-the-scenes look at Chow, and find out more about Ask Aida, watch our exclusive video below.
Still Undecided? Food Choices Help Sort Out the Candidates
CHOW.com, the fantastic and funky food-topia has put together an awesome chart of all of the candidates' favorite (and vetoed!) foods. Can you guess which candidate likes to cook baby back ribs, but dislikes veggies?
CHOW.com, the fantastic and funky food-topia has put together an awesome chart of all of the candidates' favorite (and vetoed!) foods.
Using AP interviews, CHOW's list adds together each candidate's favorite dish to cook, subtracts what they won't eat, and comes up with an assessment of their character, fit to take from the kitchen to the voting booth. Can you guess which candidate likes to cook baby back ribs, but dislikes veggies? Here's the reason, as a little clue:
"Like my fellow Republican candidates, I think vegetables are too liberal."
Give up? Check the article for the answer.