A cut loaf of lemon-poppy seed cake on a white background

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

A harmony of sweet citrus notes nudges the classic lemon poppy seed cake in a less one-dimensional direction here. We may even be thinking of this as a 5D cake.

A ceramic bowl filled with za'atar cacio e pepe and topped with fresh marjoram leaves.

Za’atar Cacio e Pepe

It’s Ottolenghi. Enough said. (Well, okay, we have to say more. Like how everyone who’s tried this swears it’ll forevermore be their simple supper standby.)

A ceramic bowl filled with greens with tomatoes, or sukuma wiki.

Greens with Tomatoes ~ Sukuma Wiki

Sukuma wiki means “to stretch the week”—in other words, using affordable and readily available greens spiffed up with spices to help stretch any meal a little further.

Six apple crumb bars on a white sheet.

Apple Crumb Bars

“Better than pie.” We’ve been hearing that from more than one person about these apple crumb bars—and we’re pretty big pie people around here. So that’s saying a heck of a lot.

A white plate filled with masala shrimp, with lime wedges on the side, and gives sprinkled over, to garnish.

Masala Shrimp

“Masala” essentially means “spiced.” A fitting title for these exquisitely spiced shrimp…though it fails to also capture just how divinely easily they come together.

Five orange ginger chicken thighs on a wire rack.

Orange Ginger Chicken

This is sooooo not the gloppy orange chicken that’s an Americanized riff on Chinese food that comes in a white box. Sooooo not.

Four ancho pork and potato tacos topped with cubed pork and potatoes, sliced radish, sour cream, and cilantro.

Ancho Pork and Potato Tacos

Short on time but long on taco craving? These ancho pork and potato tacos take little fuss and even less time yet make a satisfying solution.

A highball glass filled with British summertime cooler, mint leaves, and a cucumber slice.

British Summertime Cooler

Refined and a little restrained in all the right ways. That’s what we’re hearing about this summery cocktail. ‘Exactly what one might expect from the British.