About Valerie Aikman-Smith

Valerie Aikman-Smith is a Los Angeles-based food stylist and writer. She has worked under the tutelage of Alice Waters at the celebrated Chez Panisse in San Francisco and has styled food for the Food Network’s TV shows and films including Titanic and Ocean’s Eleven. She’s also the author of nearly half a dozen cookbooks, including her most recent title, Smoke & Spice. @valerieaikmansmith

A white enamel pot with pieces of beef short ribs with chile rub and a wooden spoon.

Beef Short Ribs With Chile Rub

We swoon to short ribs prepared almost any way. But especially when braised with coffee and chiles. That is to say, this way.

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All the fixings for a New England clambake - lobster, clams, potatoes, corn, lemon - scattered on a white surface.

New England Clambake

The problem with a New England clambake? You have to be in New England to partake. Until now and this easy stovetop method.

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