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.
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.
Our latest cooking contest features what’s been called “the definitive bible of Mexican home cooking”: Margarita Carrillo Arronte’s Mexico: The Cookbook. Make any of its 650+ recipes and post...
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
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
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.
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
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!
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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...
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...
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
Recipes adapted from Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking Meatballs & Tomatoes Prepare:1. Soak the bread in the...
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.
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...
The thick, porous clay walls of the donabe cook rice with a consistent heat and its double lid, which...
Yakitori is perhaps the most quintessential and deeply satisfying street food in Japan—best enjoyed late night after a few drinks.
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
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
We muse on the legacy of the Grand Dame of Southern Cooking. And cook her timeless recipes.
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
This four-ingredient wonder has the power to make every day better.
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
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
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
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
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 "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
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
We're making flatbreads over an open fire to enjoy with Alice Water's creamy, delicious hummus with preserved lemon.
Make a Tequila Sunrise
It's another tequila sunrise, this old world still looks the same. —Eagles, 1973
Eggplant Sauce with Tomato and Red Chili Pepper
We're diving into The Essentials of Italian Cooking with this simple and satisfying eggplant dish. Wanna make it with us?
Zuni Bread Salad
There’s something truly extraordinary that happens when you give a very good loaf of quality bread the salad treatment.
Andhra Shrimp Curry
Here's a heavily-spiced shrimp curry that takes less than half an hour to put together (chopping included,) but is deeply flavorful.
Everything Connie's Cooking in Quarantine
Until March 10th my family and I had been eating a whole lot of takeout because we were "too busy" to cook. Here's what we've been eating since we've...
Cereal Milk Panna Cotta
This panna cotta harkens back to a childhood delight—the leftover milk in the bottom of your cereal bowl.
Cassou-yay. Don't be intimidated by this French bean stew. This one's an easy version—not a three-day project.
Thoughts on Eggs
Another time I sat alone at the bar at Frenchette, my first real meal without my children, and cried softly into a plate of brouillade with caviar. I don't know...
Our Go-To Snacks
Sushi? Cake? Ground Beef? Moms and dads of East Fork share their kids' favorite after school snacks.
Jeff's Caesar Salad
A crouton is best when it's a cube of sourdough sopping up cheesy, tangy Caeser Salad dressing.
Make a Piña Colada
Hot tip: Shake it crazily until a cloud-like coconut head forms, then add a dash of bitters at end. Salud!
Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Prosciutto, and Zucchini
Meal-kit-service-inspired potato pasta with a creamy tomato sauce, salty prosciutto and humble vegetables.