Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

I always give Cook's Illustrated credit for teaching me how to cook and it will always be my go-to for classic American dishes like fried chicken, chocolate cupcakes, pancakes, burgers, roast turkey and countless other things I cannot live without. But Milk Street is...

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Grilled Eggplant with Yogurt Sauce

This recipe attempts to solve a couple of eggplant problems: excessive moisture and an unpleasant texture best described as "spongy."  Grilling (vs. other cooking methods) itself solves the moisture by letting it all drip away.  To avoid sponginess we are slicing into...

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Juicy Lucy Burgers

Apparently a Minneapolis tavern specialty, the Juicy Lucy is a burger with the cheese -- are you sitting down? -- inside. Wow, way to blow our minds, half of the Twin Cities!  I'm not sure what the advantage is to a cheese surprise but it's a cheeseburger and I adore...

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Next book: Master of the Grill

Guess what?  America's Test Kitchen contacted me and asked me to review their new book. You know what that means? Yep.  I won. It's possible that they sent the same email to dozens of bloggers, food journalists, respected practitioners of the culinary arts like this...

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