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Tuscan Grilled Pork Ribs • With no sauce and minimal seasoning, rosticciana forgoes the hallmarks of American barbecue in favor of one distinct feature: juicy, unadulterated pork.
Indian Butter Chicken • Of course it should be rich and creamy. But to make a vibrant, complex version of this restaurant classic, there’s more to consider than the namesake ingredient.
Hand-Rolled Ravioli • With our supermalleable dough, you don’t need a pasta machine—or the skills of an Italian grandmother—to make tender yet springy ravioli.
New England Cod and Potato Cakes • These seaside cakes can easily turn out bland and mushy. We fixed that while staying true to their humble roots.
A New Way to Cook Kale • Steam is all you need to bring out the best in this brassica.
Our Favorite Challah • Ritual and muscle memory have carried this soft, rich Jewish loaf through generations. But to make a dough that’s workable for everyone, we found it best to defy tradition.
25 Garnishes We Can’t Live Without • There’s no better way to fend off dinner doldrums than to keep a variety of ultraquick and vibrant sauces, seasonings, and toppings on hand.
Overhauling Sloppy Joes • We examined every aspect of this family favorite to produce sandwiches with tender, moist meat in a tangy, not-too-sweet sauce. (We even made them a little less sloppy.)
Modern, Hearty Scrambled Eggs • Ham and cheddar aren’t your only options. We’ve got plenty of new ideas for switching up the same old scramble.
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies • Commonplace ingredients and a quick mixing method make these cookies convenient; the chewy texture and robust peanut flavor make them irresistible.
Grinding Away on Black Peppercorns • Black pepper has been used in cooking for centuries, but we still have a lot to learn about this ancient spice.
TASTING BLACK PEPPERCORNS
The Best Heavy-Duty Cutting Board • A good cutting board is a knife’s best friend. We put seven to the test to find out which ones make the cut.
TESTING HEAVY-DUTY CUTTING BOARDS
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