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AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN
QUICK BITES: TEST KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
GOOD BANNETONS MAKE BETTER BREAD
Sinigang • This sour, complex pork-and-vegetable soup helped one chef embrace her Filipino culture.
Crispy, Silky Duck Confit • A traditional French method produces succulent, luxurious results.
Bright, Fresh Green Bean Salad • A vibrant salad offers a mix of lively flavors and varied textures.
Roasted Beets with Lemon-Tahini Dressing • The key to well-seasoned beets lies in prepping them before—rather than after—cooking.
Marinated Seafood Salad • You don’t need seven fishes to make your holiday swimmingly delicious.
La Viña–Style Cheesecake • Who says cheesecake needs to be fussy? This version has just five ingredients, an easy method, and a sweet backstory.
Hoppin’ John • Kitchen wisdom from the matriarch of Edisto Island.
Butter-Roasted Carrots • This composed side dish is as delicious as it is pretty.
Avocado Salad • Avocados often play a supporting role in salads. It’s time to make them the stars.
GETTING TO KNOW COCKTAILS • We show you what bottles to buy, what glassware to use, and how to shake—or stir—up all your favorite cocktails at home.
Coffee Liqueur • Stirred into a cocktail, served over ice, or drizzled over ice cream, this homemade liqueur is a coffee lover’s perfect buzz.
Coffee Negroni • The classic, plus a little pick-me-up.
Spiked Hot Mocha • Chocolate, coffee, and a touch of coffee liqueur make a comforting winter warmer.
Gingerbread Snacking Cake • In Appalachia, gingerbread is a time-honored tradition.
Creamy, Crispy Chickpea Fries • These custardy, golden fries have a nutty, peppery flavor we think you’ll love.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon • A salty, porky wrap elevates salmon to a new level.
Indoor Grilled Pork Chops • Don’t want to cook outside? A cast-iron grill pan creates grilled flavor from the comfort of your kitchen.
Loukaniko and Lemony Potatoes • A Greek spin on meat and potatoes, elevated by a creamy yogurt sauce.
Meyer Lemon Curd • With sweet, floral notes, Meyer lemons make a pleasing curd, with less pucker.
Thumbprint Cookies • Indenting thumbprint cookies with your thumb is one way to do it; we found a more consistent method.
Red Wine–Braised Beef Stew • Thanks to modern technology, this classic French stew is quick enough to make on a weeknight.
Herb-Marinated Chicken with Bulgur • Flavorful pan juices tie this dish of roast chicken and bulgur together.
All About Bread Crumbs • When using bread crumbs, a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work.
An Immersive Testing • These handheld workhorses blend silky smoothies and velvety purees alike, but they’re not all built the same.
Basque Cider Salted Caramel Sauce • A luscious sauce for drizzling on cheesecake and other desserts.
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