A wooden serving plate filled with sliced tomatoes, red onion, and chopped cilantro.

Kachumbari Salad

Salsa masquerading as salad, this recipe for kachumbari (say it with us, ka-chum-bar-i) is from Kenya, not Mexico. Surprise!

A small pot filled with North Carolina barbecue sauce with a brush resting inside.

North Carolina Barbecue Sauce

This isn’t your typical sweetly gloppy barbecue sauce to squirt onto burgers or dogs. This is thinner and tangier than most and it’s something sorta special.

Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche

A soupy, tomatoey ceviche that draws on the presence of lime, orange, and peanut butter—that’s right, peanut butter.

A slice of raspberry pecan tart on a white plate.

Raspberry Pecan Tart

A tart that comes together with ease and elegance and sullies but a single bowl. (Just don’t let it slip to guests how truly easy it is.)

A person assembling a slow cooker barbacoa taco with a pot of shredded barbacoa meat, a small dish of onions, a bottle of hot sauce, and some cilantro around the taco plate.

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Tacos

With barely any effort, you can turn out terrific taco-ready barbacoa—that’s uber tender shredded meat infused with a hint of heat.

A bowl of pico de gallo with a spoon resting inside set on a piece of parchment in a rimmed baking tray.

Pico de Gallo

A Mexican staple, this sauce of sorts is essentially fresh salsa that’s named, curiously, for a rooster’s beak.

Smokey Martini

Smoky Martini

Sometimes smoke gets in your eyes. Sometimes smoke gets in your martini glass. We must say, we much prefer the latter.

Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail

A boozy, much-ballyhooed cocktail of absinthe, brandy, bitters, and sugar that you can mix a blissfully short stumble from your couch.

Singapore Carrot Cake

A carrot cake like no other, this savory yet sweet revelation is at once crisp yet tender, stealthily healthful yet shamelessly compelling.