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If You Grill with Charcoal, You Need a Chimney Starter. But Which One Should You Buy?
Philly’s Other Sandwich
Philly Roast Pork Sandwiches • We went to Philadelphia for the cheesesteak. We stayed for the roast pork sandwich.
One-Batch Fried Chicken • With an iconic American entrepreneur as inspiration, we created a playbook for first-time fryers and old pros alike.
THE AMERICAN TABLE
Kentucky Red Slaw • You know you’re at a real Kentucky barbecue when the coleslaw is red.
Roasted Ranch Potatoes • Crispy potatoes dressed with herby, tangy ranch dressing sounded like a hit. But first we had to get the ranch right.
Grilled Flank Steak • A potent marinade can boost the flavor of your steak—if you know when to use it.
Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus • How do you improve on grilled asparagus? Dress it in a salty, savory prosciutto jacket.
Grilled Mojo Chicken • Tart and garlicky mojo is a cornerstone of Cuban American cookery. But what’s the best way to infuse grilled chicken with its bright flavor?
Southwestern Tomato and Corn Salad • One tomato, two tomato, three tomato, corn.
Cayucos Smoked Fish Tacos • This curious combination of smoked fish and sweet slaw had us skeptical—until we tasted it.
Smoke on the Water
Flour Tortillas: Make or Buy
Acid • We taste acidity as brightness or sharpness. With too much acid, we pucker; with too little, foods taste flat.
Steak Pizzaiola • Smothering a steak in marinara sauce sounds easy. But many recipes ignore the details.
Sweet and Tangy Pork Chops • To highlight pork’s natural sweetness, we paired our meaty chops with a punchy sweet-and-sour sauce.
Peach Coffee Cake • Peach flavor can be muted in baked goods. We set out to make a coffee cake that sang loudly of peaches.
Milk Chocolate Revel Bars • This three-tiered cookie bar looked like it required three times the work. We gave it a second look.
Malasadas • One taste of these pillowy, sugar-dusted Hawaiian favorites and you may never go back to glazed raised.
THE AMERICAN TABLE
Blueberry Cobbler • Dessert doesn’t have to be difficult to make. We top this simple summery cobbler with fluffy stir-and-drop buttermilk biscuits.
Omelets • Our simple, no-fuss method takes the fear out of making omelets.
Shrimp and Green Bean Stir-Fry • A simple technique—and the right choice of ingredients—is all that’s standing between you and this tasty Chinese-inspired supper.
Crab Cake Dinner • This gratifying one-pan meal—crab cakes, roasted corn, and seasoned wedge fries—tastes like the best of summer.
Pork Posole • This hearty, comforting, lively Mexican soup deserves a wider audience.
Plastic Wrap • Using plastic wrap can be an exercise in frustration. Could we find a stress-free version?
Hot Sauce • Which all-around sauce strikes the best balance between fire and flavor?
COMING NEXT ISSUE
Pickled Watermelon Rind • This recipe was buried in a recipe box that belonged to my grandmother. She grew up at a time when pickling produce wasn’t done for fun but to ensure a full winter larder. These crunchy little bites are full of...