Must-Eat Foods

Japan: Ramen

Indulge in what is truly one of the most beloved dishes in present-day Japan with this easy ramen recipe. Originally from China, the Japanese have taken ramen to their hearts, and there now exists an endless number of variations and regional flavours of what is essentially a bowl of noodle soup with toppings. Enjoy these […]


Blue Bell Ice Cream Bombe

This homemade birthday cake boasts four ice cream flavors and beats the store-bought variety every time. INGREDIENTS 6 c. Blue Bell strawberry ice cream 5 c. Blue Bell chocolate-chip ice cream 4 c. Blue Bell pistachio-almond ice cream 2 c. Blue Bell Dutch chocolate ice cream. White sprinkles DIRECTIONS Line a 3-quart metal mixing bowl […]

Must-Eat Foods

San Miguel Market foods

Opened in May 1916 as a food market, this centenary establishment (one of the city’s few and best examples of iron architecture) became Madrid’s first gastronomy market in May 2009. Throughout 2018, the market will undergo a period of consolidation of much of its gastronomy contents. The Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid is the […]

Fresh Salad

Grilled Summer Squash With Lemon-Scallion Dressing

This perfect-at-room-temperature salad celebrates summers abundant squash and zucchini harvest. Tossed with a honey, jalapeño, and lemon dressing and topped with fresh basil, this grilled salad will take pride of place on everyone’s plate. INGREDIENTS Canola oil for grill grates 3 small zucchini (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise 3 small yellow squash (about 1 pound), […]

Must-Eat Foods

Italy: Deep-Fried Olives

You may have noticed that we don’t feature many deep-frying recipes.  We love deep-frying–especially squash blossoms with chevre and tapenade inside–but we keep it a rare treat, so that we appreciate it all the more when we do.  Deep-frying need not necessarily be the cardiovascular or carcinogenic killer that it has been portrayed to be, […]


Classic Vanilla Ice Cream

You can never go wrong with cool, creamy, classic vanilla ice cream. INGREDIENTS 3 c. whole milk 2 c. heavy cream 1/2 c. sugar 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt 1 vanilla bean 5 large egg yolks DIRECTIONS Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, 4 minutes, or […]

Easy Desserts

BA’s Best Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is so simple, but the specific ingredients and equipment matter. Yes, you do have to use a tube pan and cake flour, and yes, you do need to sift the dry ingredients and cool the pan upside down. But it all pays off in this cloud-like cake with just the right amount […]

Healthiest Foods

Maple Oatmeal with Cranberries and Pistachios

If you’re the type who doesn’t want mini marshmallows and chocolate stirred into oatmeal, we got you: Top with maple syrup, cranberries, and pistachios. INGREDIENTS 1/2 c. milk or water 1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats kosher salt 2 tbsp. maple syrup, plus more for drizzling 2 tbsp. shelled pistachios, chopped 1 tbsp. dried cranberries DIRECTIONS […]