Somewhere along the lines, the culinary world eschewed boiled meats and vegetables as “bland” and “boring”–favoring, instead, techniques like searing, blanching, and sautéing. This could not be further from the truth. The basic method of boiling can transform carrots, cabbages and turnips into exquisite vegetables that melt in your mouth–and tough cuts of meat, like brisket or shanks, into tender and succulent wonders.
Ever find a whole fish at the market and not know what to do with it? Channel your inner Greek and grill it whole. It’s amazing how delicious it is!
Start the day with comfort food that is perfect for brunch or a hearty breakfast. Cheese, eggs, and chile sauce top tortilla chips in one delicious skillet.
Learn the secrets to a simple, flavorful pho broth.
Salmon fried rice with shittake mushrooms is a great use for salmon leftovers.
Spicy lamb with green beans and Thai basil over jasmine rice will hit the spot for tonight’s dinner.
Scoping out the trendiest restaurant is all the rage but at-home dinner party can be just as magical, and much more intimate.
Upgrade a basic side salad of green beans with warm, lemony butter and bright mint leaves.
Toss kale, frisée and fennel with this guilt-free dressing for a salad you can serve at your next dinner party.
You don’t have to claw at garlic with your fingers or smash it dramatically with the side of the knife to peel a perfect clove.
Crispy garlic slices and thyme leaves transform farm stand eggplant into an elegant dish.
For those who love great meals but lack the skills or just want something simple and divine, broiled salmon will never fail to please the tastebuds.
It sounds fancy but all you’re doing when deglazing is adding liquid to bring out the flavors from the glaze left behind from sautéing in oil or butter.
Pan-frie them in a pan with garlic-parsley butter and toss them with fresh taglierini, top off with lemon juice, chives, and a pinch of smoked paprika.
The fragrant sweetness of the blueberries tame the pungent nature of Roquefort cheese, and the almonds add a nutty bent and a good crunch.
There’s no tossing involved, so this composition is purely guided by your eye and intuition.
Flæskesteg is a glorious roast pork dish typically served on Christmas Eve in Denmark.
Homemade soup always sounds like a feat, but it’s nothing more than letting everything do its thing in a big pot of simmering water.
If you want to make something simply divine, then this pasta dish is for you. The emphasis here is on the words simply and divine.
Jessica Dang, or rather, her friend Yeonhee, makes these simple and delicious pumpkin honey muffins.
Simple, delicious and memory-stirring, this pesto macaroni with feta and herbs is a wonderful and simple dish.
Not looking to shell out big bucks for a steak dinner? Bohemian steak to the rescue.
Are you too lazy to cook eggs in a frying pan like normal people? Jessica Dang has the perfect tip for you.
Jessica Dang tries a classic British afternoon tea on her own. The results are catastrophic.
Sometimes the ugliest item at the market can turn out to be a delicious discovery.
Thit kho trung – braised pork belly with hard-boiled eggs, is a dish served in almost every Vietnamese home.
This simple recipe for preparing Maine sweet shrimp makes an elegant appetizer for 3 or 4 people or could be eaten as a lovely light dinner for one.