| Oct 6, 2011
At 6 a.m. on Oct. 14, 1960, Cuban national radio announced that the Communist government was nationalizing sugar mills and rum factories — including the island's most famous business, Bacardi. Cuban marines quickly headed to Bacardi's office in...
| Oct 13, 2011
Mac 'n' cheese with soubise
Total time: 1½ hours
Note: Adapted from Michael Ruhlman's "Ruhlman's Twenty."
1/4 cup (½ stick) butter, divided
1 onion, sliced
1 shallot, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups...
| Dec 15, 2011
"When I was a little girl, during the holidays we would go to my grandparents' house in the countryside. I fondly recall the magical memories of my family and the holidays that this cookie is responsible for. I can still picture my grandma in the...
| Nov 10, 2011
Total time: 2½ hours, plus marinating time
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: Because fresh pulque is difficult to find in the U.S., beer freshened with a little lemon juice is a legitimate substitute; the dish will taste a little different but just as good. The...
| Nov 24, 2011
Carved turkey sandwich with kabocha spread and ancho-bell-pepper-cranberry chutney
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: Makes 2 sandwiches
Note: Adapted from Judy Han of Mendocino Farms
2 red bell peppers,...
| Nov 10, 2011
Total time: 3 hours, 40 minutes plus soaking time for the beans
6 to 8
Note: Adapted from Pulquería las Duelistas in id="PLGEO100100602011284">Mexico City. In Mexico, nopalitos are always sold "de-spined." If you are unlucky enough to have to buy them...
| Dec 8, 2011
Chocolate-chocolate cookies, compost cookies (made with potato chips, pretzels, butterscotch chips, graham cracker crumbs, etc.), blueberries and cream cookies, banana cream pie, brownie pie, hot fudge sauce, chocolate cake. I can't stop baking from...
| Dec 1, 2011
Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and tempering times
Note: Suggested wine pairing: Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito (Umbria)
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 pound bittersweet chocolate (minimum 66% cacao), cut into pieces
1/4 cup brewed...
| Nov 17, 2011
This is the bird everyone has been talking about. Inspired by the famous roast chicken by Judy Rodgers, chef at San Francisco's beloved Zuni Café, it's as simple as can be. No more pale, under-seasoned birds. No more finding room in the refrigerator for...
| Dec 29, 2011
Whether your New Year's festivities include planning a big cocktail party or hosting a simple dinner, odds are you'll want something to feed your guests over the hours as they count down to 2012.
Here are 25 easy-to-make little dishes to choose from...
| Dec 8, 2011
A book about ground meat. It might not seem that appealing at first, but as this cookbook points out, aren't many of the world's favorite comfort foods based on ground meats of some sort or another?
Author James Villas takes what most would consider a...