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QUICK BITES: TEST KITCHEN TIPS, RECS, AND OTHER TIDBITS TO CHEW ON
THE BEST PORTABLE GAS BURNERS
Tradition and Chorizo in the Heart of Basque Idaho • One man’s search for the perfect cure.
Grilled Scallions with Romesco • Make scallions the star of your next outdoor party with this Catalan-inspired combination.
Sweet Tea–Brined Fried Chicken • We interview the creator of the dish to find out why you should be frying this chicken at home.
Giardiniera Coleslaw • All this bright, lively slaw requires is a head of cabbage and a handful of pantry ingredients.
Tomato and Lemongrass Salad • A bold dressing brings out the sweetness in peak-season tomatoes.
Grilled Tri-Tip with Cilantro Sauce • A little know-how and technique turn this casual cut into special-occasion fare.
New Orleans Brabant Potatoes • Once you try these butter-fried potatoes, you won’t know how you ever lived without them.
Zucchini Ribbon Horiatiki (Greek Salad) Two • An easy late-summer twist on a familiar classic.
Ultimate Grilled Vegetable Sandwich • Smoky grilled vegetables, melted mozzarella, and basil mayo take this sandwich over the top.
Cast-Iron Skillet Corn Dip • A party hit inspired by a classic Mexican dish.
Loaded Bagel Salad • Same great flavors. Fresher, more vegetable-forward presentation.
TOMATOES • Perfectly ripe tomatoes are arguably one of summer’s best gifts. Here’s how to get the most out of them.
Hui Guo Rou (Twice-Cooked Pork) • Tender-crisp pork belly is the star of this vibrant Sichuan dish.
Peach Fritters • A fruit-packed treat that doesn’t skimp on the peach flavor.
Cherries Jubilee • A dessert that’s fit for a queen … and also your dinner-party guests.
Buttery Almond Thins • A beautiful, snappy, slice-and-bake cookie with staying power.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio • A handful of ingredients and a simple cooking technique make a satisfying meal.
How to Break Down a Whole Chicken • Custom chicken parts can be yours with these simple steps.
Chicken with Spinach and Beans • Skip the oven and try this stovetop chicken cooking method.
Spiced Green-Tomato Chutney • This sweet and spicy condiment brings out the best in green tomatoes.
Southern-Style Collard Greens • The pressure of an Instant Pot makes silky collards and porky pot liquor in an hour.
Why We Love KC-Style Barbecue Sauce • We tasted 11 products to showcase the range of this classic sticky-sweet condiment.
The Best Soft Coolers • Soft coolers are lighter and more portable than hard coolers, but can they compete in cold-retention?
Mint Simple Syrup • A refreshing addition to summer beverages.
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