Not long ago, Google published the list of the top 10 most-searched-for recipes people were making during lockdown. It’s no surprise that most of the recipes were rich and fiendishly satisfying comfort food. Or what we called around here: Lunch. Mainly American classics such as fried chicken, meatloaf, cheesecake, and banana bread. The one outlier, which gives us hope that people are hunkering down in grand style? Crêpes.
Always wanting to make sure you, dear reader, are up-to-date, amply armed, and fabulously fed, we offer our take on these top 10 favorites. Let the cooking begin!
Light and Fluffy Pancakes
Ethereally light and slightly sweet, these pancakes are exceptionally satisfying. Just like the pancakes of your breakfast dreams.
A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.
Proof that it doesn't take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.
New York Style Pizza
Simple. Modest. Perfectly proportioned. And just like you'll find in Manhattan. Swear. And a family project that's just time-consuming enough to distract but not so tedious as to deter.
Katharine Hepburn Brownies
Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.
A simple, step-by-step recipe for the classic French crêpe that can easily be mastered by anyone. Yes, anyone. Including you.
All the comforting flavor and sticky-sweet glaze of Mom's meatloaf but with bacon and caramelized vegetables to make it feel all grown-up.
French Toast with Earl Grey Syrup
We know what you're thinking. "I better not try the Earl Grey syrup because my kids may turn up their nose at it." Make it anyways.
Think you know lasagne? As Giuliano Hazan explains, what you know may be sadly mistaken. His recipe will fix that.
New York–Style Cheesecake
How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweetly crunchy graham cracker crust cushioning a rich, creamy, moan-inducing filling with a slightly lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.