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Stock Up on Actually Good Meat With 20% Off at D'Artagnan

In these days of self-isolation, we're trying to limit how often we go to the grocery store (even though it's usually one of our favorite pastimes). That means looking online to see where we can find what we need. Luckily, there are lots of excellent purveyors offering good-quality ingre...

Special Sauce: Kenji on His Food Safety Article

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. Photograph of pizza boxes: Shutterstock.] It's obviously still not business as usual at Serious Eats (or anywhere else in the world, for that matter), so we're going to continue to produce Special Sauce episodes that deal with the coronavirus pand...

How to Sanitize Your Home and Kitchen During COVID-19

[Photographs: Shutterstock] Like most of us, I tend to think of my home as my safe space. But right now, our safety nets are threatened, and the fact that coronavirus is invisible to the naked eye adds a degree of stressful uncertainty to places that once felt secure. For the past few we...

Starch Madness: Announcing the Wheat 16!

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik Graphic: Maggie Lee] After pulse-pounding action in the first two rounds of Starch Madness, we've officially arrived at the Wheat 16. First and foremost, we would like to thank all of you who have been participating in Starch Madness—it brings us so much joy du...

10 Common Crimes Against Pasta You Don’t Have to Commit

[Video: Serious Eats Video. Photographs: Vicky Wasik.] We're serious about pasta here at Serious Eats. So serious, we've decided to launch a Pasta Crimes Task Force, aimed at rooting out every major and minor pasta crime committed across the land. Why is this necessary?* Because ...

Support Small Wineries With These Coronavirus-Prompted Discounts

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] There are roughly 10,000 wineries in the US that together employ around one million people and generate about $220 billion annually. With that much on the line, winemakers both large and small have a plan for most contingencies—and an insurance plan for others. ...

A History of the Drive-Thru, From California to Coronavirus

[Photographs: Shutterstock] Drive-thru windows are as American as apple pie and insider trading. And right now, the behaviors they facilitate—impatiently over-ordering, seeking instant gratification in a warm bag of fresh food, not having to get out of the car or change out of pajamasar...

Spaghetti With Canned-Clam Sauce

Photograph: Sho Spaeth It's tempting to claim that this recipe for clam sauce, made with canned clams, is a product of coronavirus. It would be easy to frame it as a nimble pivot on the part of our recipe team—particularly a specific, man-of-the-people recipe team member (me)—to addres...

Easy Stovetop 'Nduja Mac and Cheese

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] It's hard to improve on the beautiful simplicity of Kenji's three-ingredient stovetop macaroni and cheese, known in some circles as the "6-6-6 mac," but if there's one ingredient that can easily meld into the mac mix, it's our favorite Calabrian sau...

19 Cooking Projects to Do When You're Home All Day

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] If you've been on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook at any point in the last two weeks, you've seen a friend or long lost relative making a loaf of bread. You've scrolled past batch upon batch of cookies. You can't even count the jar...

Who’s Laughing Now?: Why I Love the AeroGarden

[Photograph: Courtesy of AeroGarden] I’ve been using my AeroGarden for 531 days. I know this because it says so right on the tiny dashboard. (It’s smart enough to alert me when it needs nutrients and water but not smart enough to listen to my conversations, which is just how I like it.) ...

Special Sauce: Kenji on Coronavirus and Its Impact on Restaurants

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Editor's note: The Coronavirus story is unfolding at a breakneck pace. That means that something said that was true at the time may no longer be so. On this episode please note that Lola, the Tom Douglas restaurant in the Hotel Andra in Seattle, is now ...
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