How to Party With Soju, Korea’s Most Iconic Spirit

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I’ve been drinking Korean-style since my soju-loving uncle slid that first glass across the table. We were elbow-deep in platters of hwe, iridescent slivers of raw fish shingled atop mounds of shaved radish, and countless tiny plates of banchan. I was 17, just shy of the country’s legal drinking age of 19, so I accepted […]

SF’s Splashy New Food Hall Will Have a Bakery, Cooking School, and More

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Few places in America attract more attention than downtown San Francisco. It was once a symbol of skyscraping tech wealth and has since come to represent some of this country’s most pressing societal problems. Since downtown offices emptied out in the wake of the pandemic, restaurants continue to close, alongside the retail exodus, including the […]

Freeze Sofrito for Busy Weeknight Dinners

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I was standing in my new Bronx kitchen, facing a fridge of forgotten jars filled with homemade sofrito, a housewarming gift from my mother to kick-start my dinners. As I cracked open the lids, the herbaceous aroma I knew so well—the one that reminded me of watching my Abuela stir a pot of coconut rice […]

Chili Crisp Salmon and More Recipes We Made This Week

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It’s no secret that BA editors cook a lot for work. So it should come as no surprise that we cook a lot during our off hours too. Here are the recipes we’re whipping up this month to get dinner on the table, entertain our friends, satisfy a sweet tooth, use up leftovers, and everything […]

I Need to Make Perfect Lemon Bars

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ON THIS WEEK’S episode of Dinner SOS, test kitchen director and host Chris Morocco is joined by test kitchen editor Kendra Vaculin to discuss how Kendra developed the perfect recipe for lemon bars. Developing this recipe for Foolproof Lemon Bars nearly broke Kendra—there’s even videographic evidence to prove it. Every recipe that appears in the […]

I Need an Easy Baking Project

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ON THIS WEEK’S episode of Dinner SOS, test kitchen director and host Chris Morocco is joined by senior test kitchen editor Shilpa Uskokovic to help callers Izzy and Nina find a foolproof baking project. Nina and Izzy are twin sisters. They have a lot in common, especially their love for baked goods. While they’ve had […]

Shrimp Scampi and More Recipes We Made This Week

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It’s no secret that BA editors cook a lot for work. So it should come as no surprise that we cook a lot during our off hours too. Here are the recipes we’re whipping up this month to get dinner on the table, entertain our friends, satisfy a sweet tooth, use up leftovers, and everything […]

Does Soy Sauce Need to Be Refrigerated?

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Storing groceries in the refrigerator is supposed to keep them fresher longer, right? Not always. Think about fresh basil, which food director Chris Morocco recommends you treat like a bouquet, storing the stems in a cup of water on the counter; or butter, which you can leave out at room temperature. But what about soy […]

How to Cook Fish Perfectly—in the Microwave

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When I told Cecilia Chiang—perhaps the most important Chinese chef in American history—that I was hungry, the last thing I expected was for her to microwave fish for dinner. After all, Cecilia was an icon. She opened The Mandarin in 1961, a Chinese banquet-style restaurant in San Francisco, the first of its kind, where she […]

This 3-Ingredient Marinade Works for Meat, Fish, and Veg

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The only thing better than a good recipe? When something’s so easy that you don’t even need one. Welcome to It’s That Simple, a column where we talk you through the dishes and drinks you can make with your eyes closed. The beauty of a good marinade is that it requires very little of you. […]