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Tart cherries bring sweet-sour flavor to this simple beet salad recipe.
A mix of fresh and cured beef and pork gives this classic Russian sweet and sour soup heft.
This inventive take on tortilla soup from celebrated Mexican chef Martha Ortiz is garnished with silky goat cheese and crispy pork rinds.
The aroma of a California bay leaf lends subtle sharpness to this essential French dish.
Creamy and rich, this is the best chocolate pudding recipe we know.
Crunchy, sweet homemade caramel corn can be made even better with the addition of nuts or chocolate chips.
Sweetened with white chocolate only, this rich, Middle Eastern-inspired panna cotta, from test kitchen assistant Phillip Basone, gets its distinctive floral aroma from an infusion of blistered cardamom.
In this updated take on a classic French dessert, cream cheese adds stability and a pleasing tang, which balances the sweet white chocolate without overpowering it.
Based on a recipe from Eastern Shore musician William "Pooh" Johnston, these spicy pickles are a delicious accompaniment to any meal.
Briny olives, sweet apricots and figs, and tart preserved lemons flavor this aromatic North African braised chicken stew.
Coconut milk is an essential ingredient in many Garifuna dishes, including this creamy take on rice and beans.
To those of us who grew up loving the ready-made stuff, a recipe for homemade cream of tomato soup is nothing short of revelatory.
This Parisian bistro staple salad of crisp, raw celery root tossed in a briny mustard aioli makes for a quick and elegant side dish.
In the Massachusetts suburbs, we didn't acknowledge differing styles from Rhode Island or Maine. To us, clam chowder was always a cream-based wonder, briny with clam liquor, smoky with bacon, and containing, ideally, a high ratio of fresh clams to potato chunks.
Who would think that simply putting tomatoes, a peeled halved onion, butter, and salt in a pot and cooking it with barely an occasional stir until it is reduced, would produce such concentrated goodness?
Puréeing cooked chicken livers along with a little brandy, a lot of butter, and a few other things transforms the humblest of ingredients into something magnificent.
A dish as simple as caprese salad demands the best ingredients: Use firm, in-season tomatoes, the freshest burrata, and dress with pristine olive oil and top-quality balsamic vinegar.
You can buy the green curry paste to make this Thai classic at any Asian market, but it's so easy to make, and the results are so fragrant and flavorful, that it's more than worth making from scratch.
Use the ripest, sweetest, smoothest mangos you can find, such as Champagne or Haitian varieties, to make this yogurt-enriched Indian fruit shake. The sweet-tart drink makes a fine breakfast smoothie, or cooling accompaniment to spicy meals.
In the Japanese kitchen, "teriyaki" means a dish that's glazed and grilled or broiled.