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Letter from the EDITOR
QUICK BITES: TEST KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
TESTING CHARCOAL GRILL ROTISSERIES • Use your kettle grill to produce succulent, spit-roasted food.
Sisig with Garlic Rice • A traditional Filipino bar snack found a place to shine in California.
Hibiscus Iced Tea • A beautiful infusion of a bright-red flower, and a heartfelt celebration of those who came before.
Blackened Salmon • For rich, flavorful salmon fillets, grab a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet and try a spicy technique from the 1980s.
Grits with Fresh Corn • When you’re putting on the grits, it pays to double down on corn flavor.
Smoked Citrus Chicken • It’s inspiring—and delicious—when citrus, smoke, and spice come together.
Potatoes with Sauce Gribiche • A classic—and incredibly tasty—French sauce finds new life as a dressing for roasted potatoes.
Smoked Prime Rib • Get ready for prime time: Here’s a failproof method for infusing this deeply flavorful cut with smoke.
Prime Rib Sandwiches with Green Chile Queso • With leftovers this good, these sandwiches are bound for greatness.
CHICKEN PARTS • We love to buy a whole chicken and break it down into parts: two split breasts, two drumsticks, two thighs, and two wings. Bone-in parts cook relatively quickly, are flavorful (thanks to the skin and bones), and provide variety and interest on the plate.
Pesto di Prezzemolo (Parsley Pesto) • Parsley steps into the spotlight in this deeply flavored pesto.
Peach and Cucumber Salad • This refreshing salad offers a punched-up take on sweet peaches and cool cucumber.
Fresh Fig Salad • Elegance, freshness, and simplicity fig-ure into this salad’s summer appeal.
Chicken Braised with Figs • The combination of warm, jammy figs and crispy-skinned chicken is delightful.
Blueberry Cream Pie • This just might be the best blueberry pie you’ll ever eat.
Chocolaty Tiramisu • This classic dessert showcases Italian ingenuity at its most delicious.
How to Make Chocolaty Tiramisu
Smoked Trout Pâté • An exceptionally easy, delightfully delicious appetizer or party snack.
Lamb Meatballs with Eggplant and Chickpeas • A dynamite weeknight dish with big, bold flavor.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Barbecue Beans • These meaty, tangy, sweet-and-savory beans are a surefire crowd-pleaser.
Shrimp Sliders • A small but mighty version of a Lowcountry classic.
Testing Hand Mixers • These devices lend a helping hand with all types of mixing. Which model is best?
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
An Ode to Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce • Louisiana-style hot sauce is a staple for soul food and Southern cuisine. But this condiment has more variation in flavor than you might know.
Ricotta Toast with Pesto di Prezzemolo and Grapes
COMING NEXT ISSUE
COOK’S CLOSE-UP • A simple portrait of an American cook. Are you ready for your close-up?