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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN
QUICK BITES: • TEST KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
DEPUTY EDITOR MEGAN GINSBERG’S TIME-SAVING KITCHEN TOOL
SUMMERY HERB SAUCES • Taste the greenness in these fresh, ultraflavorful sauces, all of which come together quickly whether you’re chopping and mixing by hand, using a mortar and pestle, or blitzing in a food processor. They’re all based on fresh green herbs, garlic, and olive oil; feel free to riff on that formula by using different herbs, nuts, and seasonings.
OUR TOP PICKS
San Diego Fish Tacos • These delightfully complex tacos are a family affair at Karina’s Cantina.
Pad Gra Prow (Holy Basil Stir-Fry) • Make this ultrapopular, ultraflavorful Thai
What Is Holy Basil?
Awesome Sauces A Thai Condiment Primer • Though similar to versions originating in other countries, Thai thin and sweet soy sauces, fish sauce, and oyster sauce are appreciably different. Each is easy to find online and may be stocked in your local Asian grocery store.
Grill-Smoked Bourbon Pork Tenderloin • A faster way to tender, juicy, smoke-kissed pork.
Skillet Corn with Mexican Chorizo • This fork-friendly dish, inspired by elote, comes together in a flash.
Edamame Salad with Mint and Pecorino • Packed with protein, this salad pops with bold, fresh flavors.
Medium-Rare Short Ribs • An innovative method for cooking short ribs results in ribs that eat like luxuriously rich steaks.
Gear-ly Beloved • This recipe isn’t hard to pull off, but it does rely on these essential pieces of equipment to work correctly.
Ultimate Patty Melts • This old-school favorite combines the best of smashed burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Palm Springs Date Shakes • The taste of California sunshine in a creamy milkshake.
Grilled Potato Wedges • If you’re not already grilling your potatoes, this is the recipe to get you started.
GINGER • Ginger is a powerhouse ingredient used in both sweet and savory applications. No matter how you’re using it, here’s what you need to know.
Neorm Sach Moan • For a fresh, herb-packed chicken salad, we turned to a chef who has made it her personal mission to bring Cambodian food to America.
Coconut Snack Cake • With three forms of coconut, this everyday cake boasts big flavor that will keep you coming back to snack.
Coconut Three Ways • For the right balance of coconut flavor, we turned to three key ingredients.
STONE FRUIT PRIMER • Stone fruits, so named because they feature juicy flesh surrounding a pit, or stone, are abundant in late summer. We use a variety for our pavlova topping. ping.
Brown Sugar Pavlova with Stone Fruit • This dessert is as airy as a ballerina’s tutu, but it tastes way better.
Summer Vegetable Pasta • A traditional French stew provides inspiration for a vegetable-laden summer pasta.
Charred Cherry Tomato Salad • Sweetness and a kiss of char bring intrigue to this tasty salad at any time of the year.
Chicken and Rice with Coconut-Ginger Sauce • A potent sweet-and-savory sauce enhances this classic dinner combo.
Green Olive Tapenade • Processing the olives in stages creates the...