The Arsenal®

The Arsenal®

Just started cooking? Is the kitchen as foreign to you as Uzbekistan? Have no fear. These are the recipes that will build the foundation of your pantry and teach you the skills you need to grow as a cook, not to mention rack up compliments faster than Kim Kardashian gain Twitter followers.

Eggs Florentine Recipe

Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine, Benedict, and Arnold. Sorta sounds like a network of Revolutionary War spies, yes?

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Hummus, as made in Israel, tastes like hummus. It’s not fancy. But it is perfect.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Tartar Sauce Recipe

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Commercial tartar sauce tends to be crammed full of sugar and corn syrup and preservatives. Not this little homemade lovely.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 13
Pain d'Epi Recipe

Pain d’Épi

David finally learns to make pain d’epi, the loaf of bread that he’s been lusting after for decades, and finds it to be easy peasy. Whew.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 14
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Caramelized Onions

Limp onions that take 20 minutes to soften are no substitute for the complex sweetness of these properly caramelized alliums.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 23
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Homemade Red Wine Pasta

When we say this intensely hued pasta is simply stunning, we mean it’s visually breathtaking. Also that it comes together so simply it stuns us.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
Potato Gnocchi Recipe

Potato Gnocchi

Pillowy little poufs of potato-y perfection from the ultimate authority in Italian cooking. (No, not your nonna. The Silver Spoon.)

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
5-Minute Artisan Bread Recipe

5-Minute Artisan Bread

Um, 5 minutes hands-on time for a loaf of bread? Please. That’s nothing. Nothing short of a miracle, that is.

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  • 10 M
  • 5 H
  • 45
Preserved Lemons Recipe

Preserved Lemons

Perhaps the most iconic and indispensable ingredient in Moroccan cooking. And perhaps the easiest thing to make ever.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 3
Pie Crimping

How to Crimp A Pie Crust

David reveals his pie-crimping obsession and admits he’s been outcrimped by baker Libbie Summers and her 20 cool and classy pie crust tactics.

Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed Potatoes

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for Yukon golds, butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 5
Texas Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

Ridiculously smooth and earthy and complex. That’s what we think of this sauce. But don’t take our word. Tasting is believing.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 0
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