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Put the Bang Bang in Your Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Get the Recipe As with grief, there are stages of emotion that most of us experience when dealing with the Thanksgiving leftovers crammed into mismatched Tupperware containers and jenga'd into the fridge after the main event. There's the excitement and anticip...

Kitchen Towels Beat Pot Holders Every Time

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik unless otherwise noted.] When I started working in restaurants in high school, there were a few quirks that stood out to me. For one, none of the higher-end kitchens I staged in—the French word for an unpaid kitchen internship—provided knives. Instead, each cook...

10 Basic Knife Skills for Thanksgiving Day Prep

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] For most American cooks, Thanksgiving Day presents the most intense cooking challenge of the year. The sheer number of dishes that need to be prepared and served at the same time is intimidating, but add on heightened expectations, (groundless!) fears of ...

How to Keep Thanksgiving Gravy Warm (Without Hogging a Burner)

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] By far the most difficult thing about cooking a Thanksgiving meal for a crowd is the logistics of getting all the food to the table at its proper serving temperature. With limited space in most home kitchens, it's a game of musical burners and oven space as servi...

Kanuchi and the Search for a Native American Soup for Thanksgiving

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Get the Recipe As a first-generation Chinese-American, I didn't grow up with a sufficiently standard Thanksgiving tradition to think much about what I ate. At our table, green beans gave way to garlicky pea vines; mashed potatoes were swapped for preserved e...

Calm, Cool, Collected: The Only Way to Jelly Roll

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Get the Recipe Jelly rolls are a year-round classic, in part because of their lightness and versatility, but their beautiful spirals lend an especially festive touch to the holiday table. However, they're also notorious for cracking, tearing, and splitti...

Make the Day After Turkey Day Ramen Day

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Get the Recipe Everyone has their own rituals for Thanksgiving leftovers. Some people make sandwiches, others make quesadillas, and still others make the mistake of making waffles out of stuffing, thereby foregoing the unique pleasure of eating fridge-cold stu...

The Food Lab Video Series: The Science of Spatchcocking

[Video: Written by J. Kenji López-Alt; produced by Chris Mohney and Nick Perron-Siegel] Editor's Note: Several years ago, we produced a Food Lab video series for Serious Eats. The only problem? It lived behind a paywall, and almost nobody got to see it. Now, we're finally releasin...

Your Friday Moment of Zen

[Illustration: Biodiversity Heritage Library] You did it! Another week down! We're putting up a post very much like this one every Friday afternoon, to celebrate the fact that the week is done. Down with the first four-sevenths of the week! Up with the final three-sevenths! Math!...

Make Thanksgiving Shopping Easier With Our New Recipe Box

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Back in February, we introduced you to Relish, our handy new grocery-shopping assistant that allows you to buy ingredients for your favorite Serious Eats recipes with just a few clicks and have them delivered to your door within a matter of hours. Now we're ex...

Extra Light, Extra Tangy: Meet Our No-Bake Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Get the Recipe While visiting Iceland earlier this year, I stopped at a tourist cafe on the black sand beach in Vik for a slice of skyr cheesecake, and I can't stop thinking about it. I mean, that's the life of a pastry chef; visit one of our planet's ...
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