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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
QUICK BITES: TEST KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
SHOULD YOU GET A COMPOST BIN?
My Pi Pizza • Where history and crust run deep.
Grilled Caesar Asparagus • Char-grilled asparagus and pungent Caesar dressing make for a delicious pairing.
Braised Pork Marbella • We update a classic recipe by swapping rich pork for the chicken.
Pickled Radish Toast • Move over, avocado; there’s a new toast in town.
Creamy Potatoes and Leeks • This cheesy, bread crumb–topped casserole comes together on the stovetop.
KEYS TO THIS DISH
House Special Shrimp (Shrimp with Garlic and Jalapeños) • Fresh, fast “California cooking” with a tether to the Teochew diaspora.
Key Steps • If you can’t get to Little Saigon, it’s easy to re-create house special shrimp at home.
Frito Pie • Looking for a fun, satisfying chili recipe? It’s in the bag.
Adana-Style Kebabs • These juicy, fragrant, and delicious Turkish-style spiced lamb skewers deserve more attention.
King Trumpet Mushrooms • Your new favorite mushroom takes center stage in this delightfully easy recipe.
RICE • Here’s what you need to know about this versatile pantry staple.
Miso Black Cod • You don’t need to be a master chef to make this exquisite fish at home.
Who Is Nobu?
Seared Romaine with Ginger Dressing • In a salad rut? For a change of pace, turn up the heat.
Extra-Cheesy Grits • Simple grits are great. These grits are amazing.
Ancho Mezcal Liqueur • Smoky, complex flavor in a bottle.
Ancho-Pineapple Mezcal Margarita • Pineapple juice balances the smoke and spice in this twist on the classic.
Sopa Seca de Fideos • This comfort-food dish—a staple in Mexican and Mexican American cuisine—takes one-pan noodles to the next level.
Strawberry Cobbler • Simple, rustic, and homey, this warm strawberry dessert aims to please.
Semifreddo • The ultimate frozen dessert for a dinner party.
HOW TO MAKE SEMIFREDDO
Chicken and Potato Stew • This crowd-pleasing family dinner needs just 10 minutes under pressure.
Refrigerator Rhubarb Jam • Make rhubarb your jam.
You Need a Bench Scraper • We use bench scrapers for far more than pastry—and we have strong opinions about what makes a great model.
Tasting Canned Diced Tomatoes • Our quest for the best version of this pantry staple.
Apricot-Honey Sauce • An easy five-ingredient sauce to top your favorite desserts.
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