You may be noticing their fragrant aroma in the produce section of your supermarket: right now, mangoes are at their peak, and it's only fitting that June is National Mango Month. They're bursting with floral flavor and satisfying eaten out of hand, but mangoes also provide a welcome taste of the tropics when added to appetizers, drinks, and even meat dishes. Cut up a few and try one (or all 12) of these serving suggestions to start celebrating properly.
Looking to add a dose of fresh flavor to your picnic spread? Now that Summer is here, try a sturdy salad that'll stay crisp throughout an afternoon of sipping wine and sunbathing (no leafy greens need apply). From a light and lovely pea and mint salad to heartier noodle-based options, we've got you covered.
Perhaps it was an influential trip to farm camp as a youngster, or maybe it was out of sheer stubbornness, but I've only come around to eating red meat in the past few years.
It's easy to understand a deep-seated fear of cruciferous vegetables (I still can't stomach broccoli), gloppy (or velvety, depending on your perspective) mayonnaise, or pungent hard-boiled eggs, but steak-phobia is a tougher sell.
Even the most ardent carnivores will respect one's choice to eschew animal flesh, but I'm still perplexed by my avoidance of red meat (and red meat only). Thankfully I've since learned the err of my ways and have taken to juicy steaks, tender braised short ribs, and silky carpaccio with alarming intensity.
These delectable berries are so simple to throw together, yet make a very elegant and beautiful presentation for your bridal shower or Summer party. The rich and creamy mascarpone cheese is slightly sweetened and pairs beautifully with the berries for a healthier, sweet treat. The dark chocolate drizzle and the crunch of the hazelnuts add the special touch that makes them simply irresistible!
Re-create Georgetown Cupcake's signature red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting at home. Even though a bedazzled mixer isn't required, it certainly adds charm to the cupcake making process! Watch the video, then print out the recipe.
This Father's Day, kick off the celebration the right way — with a top-notch breakfast. Whether you bring him breakfast in bed or serve up a buffet-style gathering, these delectable dishes are guaranteed to show him, and his stomach, how much you care. Now's the time to repay the love for all those times he made you scrambled eggs in the morning before school. He deserves the best, so why shouldn't you go all out?
We often joke that we have a second stomach for dessert, which is fortuitous given the panoply of sweets on offer at Gail Simmons and Johnny Iuzzini's Last Bite Dessert Party at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. As is often the case, it was hard to pick favorites, but somehow we managed the arduous task. Keep reading to see remarkable treats ranging from spot-on perfect pineapple upside-down cake to limoncello-glazed matcha baumkuchen, and much more.
Perfectly ripe and juicy nectarines, peaches, and other stone fruit practically beg to be eaten by the bushel out of hand. But when a bowl of still-firm fruit sits in my kitchen, the wait for them to hit their sweet spot can be agonizing. Enter What Katie Ate, an inspiring Australian food blog and now a gorgeous cookbook by the same name — with an elegant (and easy) solution.
Nectarines transform from tough and overly toothsome to sweet and succulent when halved, drizzled with honey, and baked in a hot oven until tender. This brief turn in the oven is truly all that's needed to boost their flavor, but a sprinkling of almond praline and vanilla crème fraiche makes for an extraspecial touch. Serve them as dessert, for brunch, or at any time of day really; just make sure you try them while these glorious gifts of nature are in season. Once you're done devouring your fill, take a gander at what else lies between the pages of Katie Quinn Davies's What Katie Ate — it'll be worth your while.
Ever wanted to celebrate Christmas in the Summer? For the Swedish, there is such a thing (or it comes pretty darn close). Midsummer is a big celebration where friends and family gather on the Friday and Saturday between June 19 and 26 every year to celebrate the Summer solstice. There are songs, dancing, and, of course, fabulous food. If you're planning your own Midsummer soiree, you'll want to have all the right finger-licking dishes. Ahead, check out six recipes that will get you in the full-blown festive spirit — sans Santa hat.
Happy National Candy Month! Instead of celebrating with those basic, prepackaged candy bars, why not make your own? If you think the task seems daunting, complicated, and not worth the effort, think again. Hurry and put the rumors to rest with these 13 treats — like fluffy marshmallows, candied citrus peels, and addicting chocolate matzo toffee — for a rather simple but sweet addition to your candy dish. There's no better rush than a sugar rush!
— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia