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Barbecued Chicken Recipe

Barbecued chicken isn’t, really: It’s grilled rather than smoke-roasted at low temperature But it requires a similar attention to technique You’ll want to move the pieces around on the grill to keep them from burning, and flip them often as well → Read More

Freestyle Roasted Chicken Parm Recipe

This is a no-recipe recipe, a recipe without an ingredients list or steps It invites you to improvise in the kitchen. You don’t need much for this easy dinner: bone-in chicken thighs, canned crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, a little Parmesan or pecorino, zest from a lemon, olive oil and red-pepper flakes, maybe a few snips of basil if you can find any (If you can’t, don’t worry, it will still… → Read More

We All Scream for Spumoni Ice Cream Cake

Make one yourself today, with store-bought ice cream, amaretti and Maraschino cherries. → Read More

The Most Summery Weeknight Pasta

Make Florence Fabricant’s fettuccine with lobster and zucchini — because there’s little more summery than cooking lobster on a weeknight. → Read More

S’mores Blondies for the Win

Erin McDowell’s latest are really, really something. Make them today. → Read More

Make This Pie!

A blueberry lattice pie, brought to The Times by the late Molly O’Neill, is worth your time this weekend. → Read More

A Cake for America

Tomorrow’s a day off for many. Make Erin McDowell’s berries and cream icebox cake. → Read More

All About Pie

A savory fish pie with a crust of sourdough croutons would be a marvelous thing to make and eat this weekend. → Read More

10 Essential Nigerian Recipes

The recipe writer Yewande Komolafe shares dishes from the country where she was raised. → Read More

Worcestershire Butter!

It’s going to be big this summer, just you watch. Do as Melissa Clark does and pair it with a grilled flank steak. → Read More

Dinner, Solved

Spiedies! Spicy rice noodles! Cumin-lime shrimp! Gear yourself up for a week of happiness. → Read More

How to Make Kombucha, or How I Met My Mother

A letter of introduction to the kombucha community. → Read More

What to Cook Tonight

Make David Tanis’s rhubarb trifle, Melissa Clark’s grilled pork with garlic bread, or Yotam Ottolenghi’s polenta bake. → Read More

What to Cook This Week

Make something glorious, whether it’s pulled pork or grilled baby backs, a summer minestrone or fried chicken. → Read More

What to Cook Right Now

David Tanis has a great new recipe for barbecue country-style pork ribs, and Melissa Clark has one for a roast chicken with a rhubarb glaze. → Read More

What to Cook This Week

Ribollita, pan-roasted fish with herb butter, pasta with burrata and garlic-fennel-chile oil: Eat well in the days ahead. → Read More

What to Cook This Weekend

Make a project, whether it’s a Boston cream pie or curried rice with soft-shell crab. → Read More

Fish Tacos Recipe

Fish tacos, that great meal of the Baja Peninsula, and a taste of summer They are simple to make, no more complicated in fact than a hamburger or a mess of pancakes, and they are considerably more flavorful Fried in strips and served onboard warm corn tortillas with a simple salsa, a pinch of fresh cabbage, plenty of lime and a cream sauce you might want to punch up with some chopped chipotle,… → Read More

What to Cook This Week

Fill your days with deliciousness: We’ve got recipes for fried cauliflower steaks, fluffy Japanese pancakes and pasta with fried lemon and chile flakes. → Read More

What to Cook This Weekend

The food desk has come up with a list of the 12 best spring cookbooks, including recipes for tomato rice with Cheddar, and garlic-ginger chicken. → Read More