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Make Cornbread, Not War: Sean Brock's Cast Iron Cornbread Recipe

Tangy, smoky cornbread with a crunchy exterior
Oct 21, 2014 3:30 pm
Photo: Peter Frank Edwards

My favorite ball cap, made by Billy Reid, has a patch on the front that reads “Make Cornbread, Not War.” I’m drawn to it because cornbread is a sacred thing in the South, almost a way of life. But cornbread, like barbeque, can be the subject of great debate among Southerners. Flour or no flour? Sugar or no sugar? Is there an egg involved? All are legitimate questions. Chef Sean Brock answers them right here.

Apple Honey Financier Tart Recipe

Apples and honey in a silky, delicious tart
Sep 24, 2014 3:00 pm
honey apple financier tart

Says renowned pastry chef Francois Payard, "Ever since Payard Bistro opened on the Upper East Side years ago, I've had a lot of demand for desserts for the Jewish holidays. There aren't that many people working on this kind of thing, so I wanted to make something special and unique. I love the Apple Honey Financier Tart because it's inspired by the Jewish Holidays, but still has a French flair!"

Burnt Caramel And Sea Salt Sticky Buns Recipe

Brunch called. It wants you to serve these buns.
Sep 20, 2014 10:00 am

Afraid to bake because you think you'll mess it up? Grab a copy of blogger-turned-cookbook author Charmian Christie's The Messy Baker and break out that flour. Whether you're a shaky-handed cake fiend or a pie lover who just can't seem to make an aesthetically pleasing pastry, there's a recipe in here for you. Enjoy these sticky buns warm out of the oven for an unforgettable treat.

Pecan And Pear Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Bake your way through the fall with seasonal pears
Sep 19, 2014 12:00 pm

When the temperature starts to drop, reach for award-winning British food writer and cookbook author Diana Henry's new guide to cold weather comfort food. From rib-sticking braises to the best fall fruit desserts, Roast Figs Sugar Snow is the key to staying warm this fall and winter. If you're looking for a go-to dessert recipe for chilly months, Henry's pecan and pear upside-down cake is simple, delicious and perfectly seasonal.

Chocolate Cake With Green Tea Recipe

Pair with a cup of matcha for a perfect dessert
Sep 5, 2014 12:00 pm

You can't survive on one great chocolate recipe, you need 90! Thankfully, pastry chef and cookbook author Elisabeth Johansson has you covered. While there's no shortage of brownie and fudge recipes, the real treats are the ones you haven't made before. Go ahead, tell us you've made a green tea-spiked chocolate cake so rich and delicious it barely lasted an hour. Or maybe tell us that after it happens.

Get Fermented! Kefir Pretzels Recipe

A secret ingredient for chewy sourdough pretzels
Sep 2, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Branden Byers

Sometimes the secrets of fermentation surpass our knowledge capacity. The process that yields pickles, kimchi, yogurt, wine and other tart, flavorful and especially healthy ingredients can be used to enhance almost anything you cook. Blogger, podcast host and all-around fermentation master Branden Byers' new cookbook, The Everyday Fermentation Handbook, is a fount of knowledge. Ever think you could enhance pretzels with yogurt? Prepare to be amazed.

Rosemary Black Olive Grissini Recipe

Thin, crunchy breadsticks to pair with anything!
Aug 15, 2014 2:00 pm
olive rosemary grissini

Afraid to bake because you think you'll mess it up? Grab a copy of blogger-turned-cookbook author Charmian Christie's The Messy Baker and break out that flour. Whether you're a shaky-handed cake fiend or a pie lover who just can't seem to make an aesthetically pleasing pastry, there's a recipe in here for you. First up, Italian breadsticks — grissini — that actually look better a little malformed. 

Blueberry Beer Cake Recipe

Fresh berries belong in summer beer and dessert
Aug 8, 2014 12:00 pm

Chef couple Brooke and Luther Fedora's new food and beer book isn't for the guy who splashes some lager into his chili and calls it a day. Incorporating different styles of beer into inventive food from around the world is an art. Learn how to cook with your favorite brews and learn a thing or two about pairing in the process. First up, a sweet, seasonal bluebeery blueberry cake with a hoppy twist.

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