Sofia Reino, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Sofia Reino has tested.

Sofia Reino

Sofia Reino grew up in many kitchens. Her parents were diplomats, so her life was one of a gypsy, moving from one country to another, one cuisine to the next. Her passion for food and cooking began while she lived in Norway. At age nine, she'd run downstairs to the kitchen as soon as her homework was done to help her mother and the cook prepare a variety of meals. The dishes were mostly Portuguese, but with an international twist, and were prepared for hundreds of people. She spent each summer in Portugal, where again she enjoyed countless hours in the kitchen, this time with her avó (grandmother) and the kitchen helpers. There she learned the family secrets to traditional Portuguese and French recipes. Today she lives in South Carolina, is married to an Irish-American from Boston, and now she has two kitchen helpers of her own in the form of her high school and preschool daughters.

Israeli Pickles Recipe

Israeli Pickles

Quickles. It’s what we call pickles that can be made in mere minutes without the usual canning. (Quick. Pickles. Get it?!)

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
White Pizza Recipe

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Choucroute Garnie Recipe

Choucroute Garnie

Served in every beer hall in eastern France, choucroute garnie is the hot dog and sauerkraut dish of Alsace. To which we say, oui!

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 2
Peppery Duck Breast Recipe

Peppery Duck Breast

An elegant and easy riff on steak au poivre, made not with beef but duck breast cooked to a rosy medium-rare.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
Root Vegetable Latkes Recipe

Scraps Latkes

An impressive use for those pesky odds and ends that remain after slicing and dicing roots and tubers. Grandma’d be proud.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
Fling that dough like the boss that you are

Pizza Dough

We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. This recipe from Jim Lahey helps you do just that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 18 H
  • 7
Creamed Spinach Recipe

Creamed Spinach

This roux-less—and fuss-less—creamed spinach isn’t quite the classic, though no one’s complaining about that.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Green Bean Casserole

Green beans? Check. Creamy mushroomy sauce? Check. Can opener? Uh…no thank you. Not this Thanksgiving.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 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
Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Homemade Ketchup

Why make homemade ketchup? Because you can. And, as David explains, because no one can tell you that you shouldn’t. No one.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 33
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
Sea Bass with Soy Glaze Recipe

Sea Bass with Soy Glaze and Cucumber Salsa

Super simple yet super stunning, this fancy-pants, pan-seared, soy-glazed sea bass with cucumber salsa will rock your world.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 35 M
  • 8
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