budget | cheap eats

A white bowl filled with sautéed summer squash with a sprinkle of Parmesan on top and a small bowl of Parmesan on the side.

Sautéed Summer Squash

Five ingredients. Fifteen minutes. And with just that you’re rewarded with an enticing side that doesn’t make you dread being healthy. Quite the opposite, actually.

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Several cooked papo-secos on a wire rack.

Papo Secos | Portuguese Rolls

David explains how to make classic Portuguese papo secos, the stuff of everyday eating, that essentially look like cherubic little baby buns and have a taste that’s also divine.

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A bifana, a Portuguese pork sandwich on a white plate with a bottle of mustard in the background.

Bifanas ~ Portuguese Pork Sandwiches

In the pantheon of great Portuguese foods, there are few sandwiches that are more superlative than the bifana. Essentially pork, bread, and sauce, it’s comfort food at its simplest.

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A white enamel platter topped with charred purple and orange grilled carrots.

Grilled Carrots

Grilled carrots. They’re a backyard grilling game-changer. And they’re gonna seriously revolutionize your weeknight side dish situation.

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A thin circle of stretched pizza dough being tossed in the air.

Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. This recipe from master bread baker (and pizza flinger!) Jim Lahey helps you do exactly that.

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An enamel baking dish holding a sliced oven brisket topped with onions with jus on the side.

Edna Lewis Oven Brisket

Edna Lewis was loved for many reasons. Her spare prose. Her soulful recipes. Her kitchen frugality. Her endless wisdom. All attributes that are apparent in her famous brisket.

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A plate of roasted Brussels sprouts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar splashing down on it

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

“They will make converts of Brussels sprouts haters and Brussels sprouts lovers will scarf them down like candy!” That’s what we’re hearing about these lovely little crucifers. We couldn’t agree more.

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A whole smoked pork shoulder.

Smoked Pork Shoulder

With its simple and soulful dry rub and foolproof instructions, this smoked pork butt means no more standing in line ever again for takeout ‘cue. Here’s how to make it at home.

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Several open glass bottles of barbecue sauces, including a vinegar barbecue sauce.

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

This tangy vinegar-based barbecue sauce, typical of eastern Carolina-style ‘cue, is exactly what you want—nay, need—for anything you pull from your smoker or grill.

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A white bowl of braised radishes on a marble countertop.

Braised Radishes

When subjected to gentle heat, radishes’ vibrant fire engine red fades to the palest shade of pink and their peppery rawness gives way to a complex nuttiness.

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