Eating

What good is a bowl or a plate or a mug with nothing to put in it? We think a lot about food—about how to cook it, who grows it, who has access to it, and who doesn't. We think about the joy it brings us and the ways oppressive systems have used it to shame and control us. We think about the food we ate as children and we think about the food we get to feed ourselves. Below, all that and more.

Potato Beignets

Potato Beignets

A recipe inspired by the Catalan preparation of calcots—giant charred green onions, dipped ceremoniously in Romesco and eaten with your hands.

Spring Panzanella

Spring Panzanella

Jeremy Fox chooses rye for this warm-weather bread salad and now we do, too.

Zaynab Issa’s Pasta Primavera

Zaynab Issa’s Pasta Primavera

A light, bright pasta recipe to shine a spotlight on springtime veggies.

Cauliflower a la Niçoise

Cauliflower a la Niçoise

A vegan dish that will inspire you right out of that cauliflower “steak” rut.

The Mississippi Vegan’s Heirloom Carrot Salad

The Mississippi Vegan’s Heirloom Carrot Salad

Matchstick carrots, tarragon vinaigrette, edible flowers and tips for styling it all.

Roasted Aloo Gobhi (Potatoes and Cauliflower)

Roasted Aloo Gobhi (Potatoes and Cauliflower)

Priya Krishna shares her recipe for Aloo Gobhi, a cauliflower and potato dish that’s been a favorite from the time of her childhood until now.

Jackfruit Biryani

Jackfruit Biryani

Lindsey made jackfruit biryani from The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook, swooned over jackfruit and will now make you love it, too.

#EastForkCookAlong Contest

#EastForkCookAlong Contest

For our latest cooking contest, we choose five recipes to try from five different vegan and vegetarian cookbooks.

My Love Affair with Vino

My Love Affair with Vino

Cherry reflects on their wild and precious obsession with wine

The Moles of Mexico

The Moles of Mexico

This rich sauce has many forms, some of which we tackle here.

The Perfect Margarita

The Perfect Margarita

There is never not an appropriate time for a margarita. It’s the ideal drink for a balmy summer afternoon. And in the dead of winter it momentarily transports you...

A Perfect Pot of Beans

A Perfect Pot of Beans

All you need is time and this recipe.

Gallina en Verde

Gallina en Verde

From Mexico’s Campeche region, this recipe for chicken thighs slow-cooked in orange juice and spices, is plated with a green sauce of tomatillos, bell peppers, onion and...

Grandma Connie’s Enchiladas

Grandma Connie’s Enchiladas

Connie talks you through her grandmother’s recipe, just like when she got on the phone with Grandma Connie the first time she ever cooked it.

The Magic of Masa

The Magic of Masa

Homemade tortillas are just the beginning.

Cóctel de Camarón

Cóctel de Camarón

A spicy, smoky version of shrimp cocktail that’s more spicy, tomato-y ceviche than sauce-and-shrimp-on-the-rim. Adapted from Mexico: The Cookbook.

Warming Winter Dinner

Warming Winter Dinner

Recipes adapted from Samin Nosrat’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat for pork loin with Meyer lemon salsa, carrots and parsnips roasted in agrodolce and...

Fancy Foods at Home

Fancy Foods at Home

No need to postpone a really nice meal when you can make these restaurant classics at home. Bonus: our list of favorite online specialty grocery stores.

#SaltFatAcidFeet Contest

#SaltFatAcidFeet Contest

Our latest cooking contest features the revelatory Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat for the month of January. Kick your shoes off and make a dish. We're calling it #SaltFatAcidFeet.

XO Sauce and Chicken Wings

XO Sauce and Chicken Wings

Make this beloved, iconic, delicious condiment at home using Momofuku’s recipe, then put it on chicken wings. That’s restaurant-quality dining right there!

Season’s Eatings

Season’s Eatings

When we couldn’t all be together, we shared stories of holiday meals, family and home in what became a rollicking good time of a work email. Here are the...

Emilja's Kapusta

Emilja's Kapusta

Wigilia is the traditional meal eaten by Polish people on Christmas Eve. Among the many dishes, you’ll always find kapusta. There are many variations on this cabbage...

Manny's Father's Coquito

Manny's Father's Coquito

Christmas in Puerto Rico for our values manager Manny Ayala meant meal-hopping from one grandparents’ house to the other and at some point, the family always hit...

Devin's Creamy Tacos

Devin's Creamy Tacos

It’s not always the painstaking recipes with the obscure ingredients. Sometimes it’s the simple, goofy dish that conjures holiday feelings and becomes a tradition, like this one,...

Napa Cabbage Kimchi

Napa Cabbage Kimchi

It’s said that every Korean home makes kimchi a little differently. This is how they make it at Momofuku restaurants.

Momofuku’s Bo Ssäm

Momofuku’s Bo Ssäm

Win big and let time do most of the work here, curing and slow-roasting the pork shoulder you’ll serve with two indispensable sauces, white rice, lettuce leaves,...

Four Italian Cheeses

Four Italian Cheeses

Adoriamo il formaggio! We love cheese, really and truly. Here are four little love letters to some of our favorites from Italy.

In Praise of Marcella Hazan

In Praise of Marcella Hazan

We love Italian food so much, it defies words. So instead, we thought we’d tell you about our Italian cooking hero, Marcella Hazan.

Marcella’s Fresh Pasta & Tomato Sauce

Marcella’s Fresh Pasta & Tomato Sauce

Marcella Hazan is our first, last and always for cooking Italian dishes. Her Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking never stays long on our bookshelves. It's always out, inspiring and...

Cherry Pops!

Cherry Pops!

A time to taste wine, with Cherry and lots of others in the East Fork-verse, and learn about low intervention wine processes, regions, varietals, fermentation methods, people making and...

Minestrone Musings

Minestrone Musings

My childhood memories of Celeste often revolve around food. My Poppy George, Celeste's husband and my father's father, passed away when I was pretty small, so time...

Spettacolare Cena: An Italian Dinner to Rave About

Spettacolare Cena: An Italian Dinner to Rave About

Recipes adapted from Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking Meatballs & Tomatoes Prepare:1. Soak the bread in the...

Sweet & Savory

Sweet & Savory

Make golden sesame paste part of your pantry and you'll never look back. Here are two easy recipes where this magical ingredient really shines.

Kombu Salad

Kombu Salad

We first tried this briny, vegetal salad at Bar Gato in the Lower East Side—the most charming little hideaway where you can easily waste away...

Perfect Rice

Perfect Rice

The thick, porous clay walls of the donabe cook rice with a consistent heat and its double lid, which...

Yakitori

Yakitori

Yakitori is perhaps the most quintessential and deeply satisfying street food in Japan—best enjoyed late night after a few drinks.

All Things Donabe

All Things Donabe

Donabe is traditional Japanese earthen cookware that's also a hallmark of omotenashi, an approach to hospitality that is sincere, loving, authentic.

On Rice & Poetry

On Rice & Poetry

Rice is a mainstay in diets found around the world, but our focus here is Japan, a place where the word for rice, gohan, also translates as “a meal.”...

Edna Lewis: A Tribute

Edna Lewis: A Tribute

We muse on the legacy of the Grand Dame of Southern Cooking. And cook her timeless recipes.

Cravings, Aversions, and a Crispy Eggplant Salad

Cravings, Aversions, and a Crispy Eggplant Salad

A reflection on cravings, pregnancy, and motherhood from Whitney Otawka and a crispy, herbal salad recipe to follow.

The Crispy-Chewy Potato Pancake of Your Dreams

The Crispy-Chewy Potato Pancake of Your Dreams

This four-ingredient wonder has the power to make every day better.

Coconut Vodka Kachumbari

Coconut Vodka Kachumbari

Chef Ashleigh Shanti of Benne on Eagle shares Vodka Coconut Kachumbari, a fresh tomato and onion salad she experienced in East Africa.

Mushy Banana Roast Chicken

Mushy Banana Roast Chicken

Overripe bananas seems like the ingredient is pretty prevalent in anyone’s house, or freezer, and I wanted to challenge myself to make something savory, since my mind automatically goes...

#tunatreat Canned Tuna and Tomato Pasta

#tunatreat Canned Tuna and Tomato Pasta

I know what you’re thinking, "Canned tuna brings back memories of grayish casseroles and lukewarm lunch box sandos..." but we’re on a mission to change preserved tuna’s reputation, so...

The Wild and Wonderful World of Tinned Tuna

The Wild and Wonderful World of Tinned Tuna

If you walk into a supermarket looking for a can of tuna, it can be hard to decipher which can to pick. What’s the difference between albacore or...

Fanny's Superfood Granola

Fanny's Superfood Granola

One of my jobs at the factory is making sure there’s ample snacks available for everyone on the factory floor and in the office. I usually do some combination...

Gallina en Huarache/Chicken in

Gallina en Huarache/Chicken in "Sandals"

I mostly chose this dish because of the cute name. Chicken in “Sandals"—just think about it, can you imagine what a sandal for a chicken would look like? Would...

A Week of Gin Mayo Lunches

A Week of Gin Mayo Lunches

Ahh, Mayo. It’s tangy, sweet, and always provides the right amount of luxurious richness to whatever ingredients are graced with its presence.

Hummus with Preserved Lemon and Fired-Flatbread

Hummus with Preserved Lemon and Fired-Flatbread

We're making flatbreads over an open fire to enjoy with Alice Water's creamy, delicious hummus with preserved lemon.

Make a Tequila Sunrise

Make a Tequila Sunrise

It's another tequila sunrise, this old world still looks the same. —Eagles, 1973