Amanda Hesser

Podcast: Amanda Hesser

In this podcast, David chats with food writer and cookbook author Amanda Hesser about her The Essential New York Times Cookbook.

The Essential New York Times Cookbook

Purple Plum Torte

Say hello to the most requested recipe of the New York Times. This plum torte by Marian Burros appeared in the food section a total of twelve times. Translation: a real winner.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 26
Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon

A classic French recipe that really ought to be in your repertoire, boeuf bourguignon has countless incarnations, including this classic version by Craig Claiborne.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 9
The Essential New York Times Cookbook

David Eyre’s Pancake

Also called a Dutch baby, this pancake makes for a dramatic-looking breakfast and dessert. Baked in the oven, the pancake poufs up—toasty and high. Ahhh!

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Smothered Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Grits

Our most requested recipe, this ridiculously rich dish takes its heat from andouille, its creamy comfort from grits smothered in cheese.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Apple and White Cheddar Scones

Apple and White Cheddar Scones

These sweetly savory scones are insurgents of sorts, playing loose and fancy-free with the flavor of a slab of Cheddar atop everyone’s favorite pie.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
Portuguese White Gazpacho with Crab Salad Recipe

Portuguese White Gazpacho with Crab

This pale Portuguese-inspired soup and salad makes up for in taste what it lacks in tradition.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Portuguese Duck Risotto Recipe

Portuguese Duck Risotto

A dreamy, creamy riff on the classic arroz de pato, this dish call in flavor favors from duck, cured ham, spicy sausage, and tangy oranges.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 5
Portuguese Orange Olive-Oil Cake Recipe

Orange-Olive Oil Cake

This boldly flavored classic Portuguese cake with an unforgettable crumb smacks of citrus in a way that no other cake can. The secret? A fruity olive oil, winter oranges, and this recipe.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 280
Chinese-Five-Spice Chocolate Chiffon Cake Recipe

Chinese Five-Spice Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chinese five-spice powder adds sass to this chocolate chiffon cake. Oh, and the lappable drizzle of chocolate certainly doesn’t hurt.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 55 M
  • 14
Cheese Grits Recipe

Creamy Stone Ground Cheese Grits

This Southern staple amps up stone-ground grits with ample white Cheddar. We think we’ve found home in these cheese grits.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
Farm to Fork Cookbook

Shrimp Stock

This shrimp stock recipe should be in everyone’s repertoire. The deep, sweet—well, shrimp-y—flavor is utterly incomparable. Trust us.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H
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