Meat Thermometer

Thickest Part of the Thigh, huh?

Even if you’re thermometrically challenged, this surefire technique for finding the thickest part of the turkey thigh resulting in perfectly roasted birds works every time.


The Zing Starts Here

Ah, pucker-worthy cranberries, the often maligned stepchild of the Thanksgiving table, get their due here, adding a sweet-tart flavor to autumn menus.


Getting a Life: Las Vegas Plus Meat, Meat, Meat

David Leite goes to Las Vegas and puts himself in the hands of chef Paul Bartolotta at the Wynn Hotel while closer to home he tries out NYC’s Porcao Restaurant.


Getting a Life: Tupper Lake

After finishing his book, David did three formerly forbidden activities lest he miss his deadline: cook (non-Portuguese) meals, travel, and socialize.


Huzzah, Huzzah! Finally, the Book Cover

The cover art is finalized for The New Portuguese Table, and here’s your first sneak peek. The book will be available for pre-order in November 2008.

Hot Beef Borscht

Hot Beef Borscht

Food writer and cookbook author Diane Morgan extolls the virtues of cool-weather cooking and offers up her recipe for a soul-heartening beef borscht.

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Paula Deen & Friends


Paula Deen’s gumbo recipe has it all: chicken, sausage, roux, and crowd appeal. Go on. See if we’re wrong. (We’re not, by the way.)

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Tibetan Rice Pudding Recipe

Tibetan Apple and Honey Rice Pudding

Based on the rice pudding traditionally served in Tibet, this recipe turns out a thick, rich, honeyed dessert that’s enticing any time of year.

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Bittersweet Chocolate-Rum Icebox Cake Recipe

Bittersweet Chocolate-Rum Icebox Cake

This chocolate icebox cake is intensely flavored with chocolate and rum and lined with ladyfingers. Make the cake a day a head and keep it in the icebox.

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Raspberry Fool Recipe

Raspberry Fool

Pureed and strained raspberries give this luxurious whipped dessert a gorgeous pink color and a lovely tanginess to balance the sweet yogurt-cream base.

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English Onion Soup with Sage and Cheddar Recipe

English Onion Soup with Sage and Cheddar

Slowly sweating the onions releases the sublime flavors of this English onion soup by Jamie Oliver. Use a variety of onions: white, red, and shallots.

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Raclette Recipe


A Swiss classic, raclette refers to a humble and hearty combination of boiled potatoes, melted raclette cheese, and pickles.

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