Peak Season for Artichokes

March through May is the perfect time to steam, stuff, bake, braise and thoroughly enjoy fresh artichokes. Learn how.

DIY Seed Starters: Turn Trash into a Garden Treasure

scrapkinsWith the season’s egg dyeing and deviled-egg eating, chances are you’re starting to collect a few extra egg cartons around the house. Don’t throw them away!

Breakfasts That Won't Rob Your Nest Egg

According to culinary mythology, the hundred folds in a chef's hat represent the hundred ways to cook an egg. While we home cooks don’t need to know a hundred ways to cook with this versatile ingredient, it sure pays to know a few. So rise and let your cooking and budget skills shine with eggs.

Kitchen Basics: Blanching Vegetables

Blanching vegetables

"Blanching," is a cooking technique that brightens the colors and enhances the textures of fresh vegetables, and also makes them easier to digest. It's perfectly suited for recipes where you want to maintain maximum freshness and flavor, but avoid eating raw produce.

Asparagus Tips...and Spears

Asparagus is one of the season’s superstars – freshest and at its best during the spring. Hot or cold, sautéed or steamed, roasted or grilled, this versatile vegetable can do it all so don’t waste a spear.

Dos and Don'ts When Hosting a Passover Seder

The Passover menu is not an easy one to create. Boston-based writer and photographer Brian Samuels shares his tried-and-true tips for setting a Seder table.

Putting Your Best Brisket Forward

We embrace the lean, adaptable slab of brisket as a springtime favorite, but look to it year-round to inexpensively feed a crowd. You can go several ways with brisket – slow-cooked pot roast-style with root vegetables, smoked and slathered with barbecue sauce (burnt ends please!), blanketed in lemon slices and simply roasted. You really can’t go wrong with this versatile cut, but we here to make sure things go very right.

The New Rules of Entertaining

Don’t let a lot of fussy details get in the way of your next dinner party. Kinfolk Magazine refreshes the rules of entertaining.

Meal Matters and Pretty Platters

Before you serve your guests this holiday, make sure you gussy it up with a few of these pretty plating pointers.

Putting Your Best Lamb Forward

Lamb is a delicious sign of spring. From roasts and chops to stews and comforting braises, lamb has something to offer everyone at the table. Explore all the preparations that make this meat shine.


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