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Midwest Made: Honeyed Raspberry and White Chocolate Cream Pie

With MIDWEST MADE, Shauna Sever offers bold recipes for treats we’ve come to know as all-American—from Bundt cakes to brownies—most traced to German, Scandinavian, Irish, Polish, French, Arab, and Italian immigrant families that came to call the American Midwest their home.

Celebrating National Cheesecake Day: A Brief History with Recipes

The popularity of the New York Cheesecake increased so much that different cities came up with their own versions, for example, the Chicago cheesecake, the Pennsylvanian cheesecake, etc. making cheesecakes so much a part of the country's culinary culture that in 1985, July 30 was designated as the annual National Cheesecake Day.

Disco Cubes: Ice is a big part of the mix in making great cocktails

“The cube itself is just the container for whatever you put inside, like a tiny 3-dimensional blank canvas where gravity doesn’t quite exist,” says Leslie Kirchhoff who describes great cocktails as similar to multi-sensory sculptures. “Mixologists are truly becoming artists, much like chefs have become.

Peas, Love and Carrots

Savory Stovetop Turkey. Photo by Moshe Wulliger. So, before we start talking about Danielle Renov’s wonderful new cookbook, Peas Love and Carrots (Me’sorah Publications, Ltd. 2020; $28.93 Amazon price) I […]

The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection

Covering 10,000 miles in three months, Michael Moore gathered special recipes and tips from the eateries of Southern grillmasters and restaurants owned by such well-known chefs as Michael Solomonov, owner of Zahav in Philadelphia and Ashley Christensen's Death & Taxes in Raleigh, North Carolina. He’s put all this together in his latest book, Serial Griller: Grillmaster Secrets for Flame-Cooked Perfection.