A white plate topped with calamari à la plancha -- seared calamari -- with a bottle of wine in the background.

Calamari à la Plancha

Sounds a lot more compelling than “squid cooked over hot coals”! Or, in this case, cast iron skillets. Our recipe tester Sofia swears this is just like what they serve in her native Portugal.

A partially sliced smoked coffee brisket on a wooden cutting board with a meat fork resting beside it.

Smoked Coffee Brisket

Behold, one of the most beautiful briskets you’ll ever pull off your backyard barbecue. Truly. Here’s how.

Four carrot hot dogs filled with assorted garnishes.

Carrot Hot Dog

The taste of this life-changing carrot hot dog is going to upend everything you thought you knew about being vegan. We exaggerate not.

A metal pot filled with cauliflower and tomato curry with a ladle resting inside, and a bowl of rice, a bowl of chutney and a pile of cilantro stems on the side.

Cauliflower and Tomato Curry

Loads of rich spices yet not overly spicy, this little curry number is a spectacular way to dress up cauliflower. And it just happens to be healthy and vegan.

A metal wok with a serving of char kway teow and a wooden spoon resting inside.

Char Kway Teow

Street food at its finest. This is the real deal, straight from Malaysia by way of this recipe and your local Asian grocery store.

Several small salt-roasted potatoes surrounded by a bed of browned salt.

Salt-Roasted Potatoes

This recipe turns out obscenely aromatic, ridiculously moist spuds the likes of which you ain’t ever seen before. And you thought potatoes were boring.

A person assembling a taco with a plate of tofu adobo, a bowl of green sauce, and a bowl of rice with peas on the table.

Tofu Adobo

If you’re not already familiar with the sorta-but-not-too-fiery sauce known as adobo, trust us, you’re going to want to slather it on everything. Even tofu.

Two spoons with homemade harissa on them on a cracked enamel surface.

Homemade Harissa

In the words of one of our recipe testers, “If this sauce is what Moroccan food is all about, then I’m all in.” Us, too.

Four glasses of michelada on a wooden board with a lime wedge in between them.

Michelada

The customary morning-after equivalent of a Bloody Mary in Mexico—except this is lighter, less tomato-y, and all around lovelier.