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THE SMALL STUFF
Senegal’s Bright, Sumptuous Braise • Fall-off-the-bone-tender meat smothered in caramelized onions, lemon, mustard, and garlic, chicken yassa is comfort food by way of the Casamance.
Our Go-To Roast Beef • A little science works magic on this less-expensive cut, rewarding you with tender, rosy slabs for multiple meals.
The Pleasure of Crispy Fried Noodles • A crisp, golden nest crowned with a glossy stir-fry, Vietnam’s mì xào giòn is a banquet-dining classic.
Green Shakshuka • Eggs poached in a supple, garlicky blend of spinach and Swiss chard are at once nutritious and luxurious.
Costa Rica’s Anytime Dish • In gallo pinto, leftover rice and beans transform into a lively, soul-satisfying meal.
Cabbage Goes Glam • An easy steam-roasting technique transforms this often overlooked and underestimated vegetable into a crisp-tender delight.
Ground Turkey’s Great Potential • With pantry seasonings and about 10 minutes, you can turn this sleeper-hit protein into a juicy, tender base for countless quick meals.
Cook’s Illustrated’s House of Pancakes • Consider this one-stop shopping for everybody’s favorite lazy-day breakfast: our best pancake tips and tricks plus three of our most popular stacks.
A Celebratory Seafood Stew • Teeming with mussels, squid, shrimp, and cod, Catalonia’s zarzuela is a quick-cooking extravaganza of classic Spanish flavors.
Magnificent Macarons • These Parisian treats romance with glorious color, form, and flavor but they’re famously finicky. Here’s the path to success.
The Best Vegetable/Fruit Peelers • Why do some peelers skin produce with ease, while others barely make the cut?
Premium Extra-Virgin Olive Oil • Should you spend a bit more and use premium extra-virgin olive oil in your kitchen? We tasted more than a dozen products to find out.