Mystery Box Cooking Challenge: Sohla Versus Stella

Mystery Box Cooking Challenge: Sohla Versus Stella

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats Team] Today, we bring you our very first intra-office cooking challenge. The contestants: assistant culinary editor Sohla El-Waylly and pastry wizard Stella Parks. The premise: Each makes delicious food from a mystery box of ingredients chosen by the other. The stakes: The loser gets to eat a glorious meal […]

Scoops of creamy fior di latte gelato

How to Make Fior di Latte Gelato

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Fior di latte, translated literally, means flower of milk. It’s a figure of speech, indicating something made with the best quality milk. Often, it refers to mozzarella, but it also refers to gelato in its purest form: no eggs, no fruit, no chocolate, no vanilla. If that sounds boring, it’s because farm-fresh […]

light and tangy pineapple ice cream

How to Make Pineapple Ice Cream

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] A few weeks ago at dinner, Sohla talked about the charms of growing up near Disneyland, where summers were flush with the cold, bright zing of a Dole Whip, a dairy-free pineapple-flavored soft-serve that’s been sold at the theme parks since 1986. I’m almost embarrassed to say I’ve never been to Disney, […]

no-cook pineapple and turbinado syrup

Turn Pineapple Cores Into a Fresh, Fruity, No-Cook…

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Pineapple isn’t exactly a summer fruit, but pineapple upside-down cake was such a staple of the cookouts, neighborhood potlucks, and Fourth of July picnics of my childhood that I start craving pineapple whenever the weather turns warm. Especially in the form of tiki drinks, ice cream, and sorbet. Which is to say, […]

A honey- and chili-dusted piece of fried chicken topping a waffle on a plate

What We’re Cooking This Father’s Day

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik, unless otherwise noted] Father’s Day is many things—some of them sweet and sentimental, yes, but accompanied by a fair number of holy-crap-what-do-I-DO anxieties. I’m the only child of divorced parents, so making Father’s Day a special occasion falls squarely on my shoulders. And, let me tell you, Atlas ain’t got nothin’ on […]

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