Cooking rice is not rocket science and requires little effort. But cooking it perfectly requires some basic rules and common sense.
Chicago-based fast-food chain giant McDonald's has announced it is halting plans to reopen its dining rooms for 21 days.
Phase 3 of reopening is scheduled for New York City next Monday, but Mayor Bill de Blasio put the city’s reboot of indoor dining on hold indefinitely Wednesday, citing nationwide coronavirus surges and the heightened dangers of the indoor spread of the disease.
“I’ve been making or helping to make yogurt since I was about ten years old,” are the first words in “Homemade Yogurt & Kefir: 71 Recipes for Making & Using Probiotic-Rich Ferments” (Storey, $19.95). From there, author Gianaclis Caldwell uses that lifelong expertise to take readers on an illuminating journey through the ins and outs of transforming ordinary milk into velvety, tangy yogurt, minus any help from the folks at Yoplait, Chobani or Dannon.
I was introduced to Pakistani cuisine by Kausar Ahmed and her book “The Karachi Kitchen.” She told me her vegetarian Kausar Rice in her book is a hit with her family. I’ve adapted her recipe for this quick meal.
With flights to Europe grounded, and the coronavirus upending daily life here and abroad, I knew early in the lockdown that a planned spring vacation to Rome would be postponed.
Honest to God, I thought she said “doe lips.”
I don’t need food to be hot. But I do like it spicy. Even comfort food. I add chile flakes to pasta, hot sauce to mashed potatoes, black pepper to scrambled eggs.
Almond-flavored romesco sauce tops grilled steak for this easy dinner that’s perfect for Father’s Day or anytime. Make extra of the sauce. It keeps a week in the refrigerator and is great on any cooked meat or vegetables.
After a day of taking pictures of dishes made with ground turkey — the same pictures you see on these pages — photographer Hillary Levin had an insight. In a moment of clarity and understanding usually attainable only by solitary meditation on a remote mountaintop, she said, “Ground turkey is the tofu of meat.”
There are lots of grocery options, but no one does samples like Costco.