Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Almond-Fig Vinaigrette

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped almonds 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup red wine 2 shallots, minced Kosher salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 1 cup olive oil (not extra-virgin) 3/4 cup almond oil 1/2 cup chopped fresh or dried figs Juice of 2 lemons […]

Main Dishes

Chicken Curry

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoon finely grated ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3/4 cup plain yogurt 2 1/2 lb skinless chicken thighs, bone in (2 thighs per person) 2 dried red chiles, crushed 2 cups finely chopped yellow onion 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon ground […]

Breakfast and Brunch

Granola Parfait

Makes 8 servings This is a classic berry parfait, but you can use this granola or technique for virtually endless variations. Use any leftover granola to sprinkle over ice cream or keep it in a jar for an easy mid-day snack. Ingredients Granola 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/4 cup […]

Main Dishes

Lamb Biryani

Makes 8 servings Biryani is a signature rice dish in Indian cuisine known especially for its scrumptious, colorful presentation. Made with basmati rice, it can be created with lamb, chicken, beef, or vegetables and features generous amounts of sweet spices, as well as nuts and raisins. In this recipe, it’s […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Cakes

Quark Stollen

Makes 1 loaf This recipe comes right from Bakeshop 6 at The Culinary Institute of America! A traditional German holiday treat, this stollen is leavened with baking powder, not yeast, so it’s a simple edition to your Christmas to-do list. You can find quark, a soft cultured cheese, near the […]

Chef's Notes Plus, Family Fun

Red, White Chocolate, and Blue Bark

Sometimes cooking is about the journey, not the destination. That is especially true when cooking with kids, and particularly when cooking with kids who have been inside a lot these last few months. For the Fourth of July this year, we’re keeping it simple—and fun!—with some candy crafting. White chocolate […]

Pies and Tarts

Roasted Ginger Plum Tart with Nut Streusel

This tart makes the best of in-season plums, but you can substitute any stone fruit, like halved cherries, apricots, or nectarines. Makes one 9-inch tart Ingredients Vanilla Tart Dough, fitted into a 9-inch tart pan and chilled 1 1/2 lb plums (7 to 8 medium), rinsed, halved, and pitted 1/2 […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Romesco Sauce

Makes 1 pint Ingredients 24 hazelnuts 21 almonds 2 cloves garlic 2 slices baguette, about ½-in thick 3 red bell peppers 2 plum tomatoes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Roast hazelnuts, almonds, garlic, and […]