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Letter from the EDITOR
QUICK BITES: TEST KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: SOUR CHERRY SYRUP
FINDING THE BEST ELECTRIC JUICER
THE VERSATILE BENCH SCRAPER • One of my absolute favorite kitchen tools, the one that I never cook without, is a metal-bladed bench scraper. It’s great for both baking and savory recipes. Its versatility is what I love most of all. Here are my favorite ways to use a bench scraper.
’TIS THE SEASON FOR HARD-COOKED EGGS • When you’re boiling eggs for coloring, eating plain, or using in recipes, it helps to know how to get perfectly set centers and shells that are easy to remove. Here’s our failproof recipe for hard-cooked eggs plus a couple ways to use them.
COMPARING OUR WINNERS
Herb-Stuffed Leg of Lamb • When you’re pulling out all the stops for a special occasion, the meal should be unforgettable. This roast is precisely that.
Roasted Cauliflower with Mint and Olive Sauce • This Sicilian-style cauliflower is a quick, delicious, and healthful side dish.
Sautéed Radishes and Scallions • This spring-y side dish will make you want to buy more radishes.
Lemon Pepper Wings • The chicken recipe that overtook Atlanta is coming for the rest of the United States.
Kesra Rakhsis (Semolina Flatbread) • For one couple, bringing an Algerian recipe to the United States was a way to stay connected to their homeland.
A Multicultural Marketplace
Asparagus, Leek, and Goat Cheese Quiche • A failproof path to an elegant springtime quiche.
Savory-Sweet Pork Chops with Prunes • This classic French pairing makes an easy weeknight meal.
Crab Croquettes, Cajun-Style • Bring this bayou favorite home.
Cajun Country Cooking
Linguine with Broccolini and Pancetta • This delicious weeknight pasta comes together quickly and packs deeply satisfying flavor.
Brunch Burgers • The perfect burgers for early Sunday morning, late Saturday night, and any time in between.
Poke Two Ways • Before there were bowl shops on every corner, there was the simple, unbeatable Hawaiian poke.
POKE FISH PRIMER
Cast Iron Brownie • This brownie is baked in a cast-iron skillet and sliced into wedges, so every serving offers a crispy edge and a fudgy middle.
Chocolate-Almond Coconut Macaroons • Coconut macaroons, a Passover go-to, are delightful year-round.
Farro • Central Italy’s popular grain is worthy of a place at your table.
HOW TO MAKE FARRO
Mixed Berry Rosé Sangria • Meet your new favorite patio drink.
Chicken Thighs with Fingerlings, Peas, and Bacon • Weeknights were made for one-pan chicken and potatoes.
Strawberry Sorbet • Strawberry season is a great time to dust off your ice cream maker to make this light, bright sorbet.
Strawberry Cream “Shortcake” • Sweet yellow cake topped with whipped cream and strawberries looks (and tastes!) like a dream.
The Best Kitchen Timers • Our reliable, easy-to-use favorites help guarantee success in the kitchen.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR • ACCURACY: Fortunately, you don’t have to look very hard to find an accurate timer. Every model we tested was accurate.
The United States of BBQ Chips...