Dan Kraan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Dan Kraan has tested.

Dan Kraan

Dan has been in the kitchen since he was a child growing up in the ‘60s, armed with a box of instant cake mix and an oven mitt that went up to his elbow. Despite his love for all things food, he majored in electronics and metrology, because those things are what pay the grocery bills. He dabbled in catering for a short period of time; then discovered Leite's Culinaria in 2004. Touring the site, he leapt at the opportunity to become a recipe tester, working his way up to the title of senior tester, which led to recipe testing for David’s book, The New Portuguese Table. This testing gig provided him a unique experience with Portuguese cuisine. “The whole world’s a pantry in my eyes, with so much variety out there,” Dan says. He’s been living with Jan, his wife/sous-chef, in the very multicultural area of Mississauga, Ontario for more than 10 years. He enjoys “cooking Canada” and tries to take advantage of wild and local commercially available ingredients whenever possible.

BBQ Ribs Recipe

BBQ Ribs

On the spicier side. Not too sweet. With a nice tang. That’s what we think of these ribs. Seconds, please?

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 4
Best Potato Salad Recipe

Potato Salad

C’mon, potato salad mavens. We’ll show you our fave potato salad stir-ins if you show us yours.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 19
Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon Recipe

Homemade Maple-Espresso Bacon

When David decides to DIY bacon, he really decides to DIY bacon. Seriously, folks. You gotta taste his take on cured pig.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 7 D, 4 H
  • 18
Italian Sausage with Broccoli Rabe Recipe

Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Barely a recipe, this weeknight salvation is more like a simple blueprint for eating in season. Amen to that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus, as made in the Middle East, tastes like hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Poor Man's Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Poor Man’s Champagne Cocktail

Not that we have anything against bubbly. Gosh, no. But ounce for ounce, this is a far more budget-conscious cocktail.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Roast Duck Recipe

Roast Duck Stuffed with Farro, Figs, and Hazelnuts

A heck of a lot less fussy than it looks. And really, really phenomenal. “Perfect for fall,” in fact, according to our testers.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 6
Blueberry and Tomato Salad Recipe

Blueberry and Tomato Summer Salad for One

There’s a week or two midsummer when blueberries and tomatoes hit their peak. That’s the time to make this salad. Ready? Go!

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Jerk Chicken Recipe

Jerk Chicken

Cue the Red Stripe and the reggae, cuz this fast and easy flavor paste makes grilled jerk chicken that’s the real deal.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 9
Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

Grilled Flank Steak With Chile Spice Rub

If you can master this über basic recipe, you can grill a steak waaaaay better than any of your friends. Promise.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 0
Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

Frozen Long Island Iced Tea

Blender drinks don’t get much boozier than this rendition of that raid-the-liquor-cabinet classic. Umbrella optional.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Fiddlehead and Burrata Salad Recipe

Fiddlehead and Burrata Salad

This simple, exquisite spring salad sorta makes us wanna mumble “fiddledeedee” in our best Southern accent.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Daily Subscription

Enter your email address and get all of our updates sent to your inbox the moment they're posted. Be the first on your block to be in the know.

Preview daily e-mail

Weekly Subscription

Hate tons of emails? Do you prefer info delivered in a neat, easy-to-digest (pun intended) form? Then enter your email address for our weekly newsletter.

Preview weekly e-mail