Food

A French apple cake from Milk Street. Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Apple Cake as Delicious and Simple as Apple Pie

It's apple season! For something different than apple pie, try this French Apple Cake from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street – it's almost as if you took baked apples and swathed them in a delicious custard, the perfect dessert for early fall.
Three Cup Chicken from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street. Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Taiwanese Chicken: A One-Pan, Weeknight Meal

Try this one-pan weeknight dinner from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street the next time you're craving some take-out Chinese food. This recipe will take just as long, taste just as good if not better, and probably be healthier for you.
Harissa, recipe by Christopher Kimball's Milk Street. Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Learn How To Make Your Own Harissa

Try a recipe for the spicy North African staple from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street and you'll have your own homemade versatile condiment, ready to add some extra flavor and spice when you're grilling, roasting, or making stews.
Milk Street's Pita Bread with Musakhan (Sumac spiced chicken). Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Learn How to Make Your Own Pita Bread

Even people who bake bread at home often don't know how to make pita. Try this rigorous, exact recipe from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, and soon you'll be serving entirely homemade Middle Eastern feasts.
Nigella Lawson's Parmesan French Toast. Photo: WGBH

Nigella Lawson's Savory French Toast

French toast might make you think brunch, but this savory version with parmesan, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce is a sunny and quick meal perfect for a simple dinner or late-night snack. Or an unusual and impressive dish for your next brunch party.
Nigella Lawson's Emergency Brownies

Emergency Brownies from Nigella Lawson

Sometimes you just really need a squidgy square of fresh, still-warm brownie. Thanks to Nigella Lawson, that's now possible: here's a recipe that makes just two generous brownies ready to be snaffled straight from the pan. Chocolate-craving crisis averted.
Marcus Samuelsson meets Chicago chef Diana Dávila at her restaurant Mi Tocaya Antojería in 'No Passport Required.' Photo: Christine Carreira

Marcus Samuelsson Visits Chicago's Mexican Community

When Marcus Samuelsson visits the Mexican community of Chicago in No Passport Required, he meets several Chicagoans WTTW knows well. Further immerse yourself in the Mexican community with videos, profiles, and recipes from the chefs and others in the show.
Nigella Lawson's Passion Fruit Ice Cream Cake with Coconut Caramel Sauce

Nigella Lawson's Passion Fruit Ice Cream Cake

Nigella Lawson's new cooking show At My Table, in which she shares the recipes she makes at home for her friends and family, premieres July 7 at 10:30 am. Try her recipe for a simple, cooling tropical dessert that's perfect for the dog days of summer.
Carrie Nahabedian of the Chicago restaurants Naha and Brindille

The Hidden Talents of Chicago Chefs

They're accomplished veterans in the kitchen, but that's not their only skill: they also craft leather and wood products by hand, decorate walls with graffiti, practice Latin dance, and scuba dive. Discover the fascinating hobbies of Chicago chefs in our new digital series, Chefs off the Clock.
The Great British Baking Show Season 5 contestants. Photo: Love Productions

Meet 'The Great British Baking Show's' Final Season Contestants

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back to test the baking prowess of twelve new bakers in the tent, for the final season of The Great British Baking Show. Who will win? Meet all the contestants here.
Jane's Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake on The Great British Baking Show

Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake from 'The Great British Baking Show'

The Great British Baking Show returns with its final season this Friday. Celebrate with a bright lemon poppy seed drizzle cake recipe from last season of the show – it would be the perfect thing to serve while you watch the premiere.
Martha Stewart's Coconut, Chocolate, and Chocolate-Chunk Macaroons. Photo: Bryan Gardner

Martha Stewart's Macaroons

May 31 is Macaroon Day, the perfect time to try baking this simple but delectable treat that requires only five ingredients. Try Martha Stewart's recipe for a basic coconut kind, or sweeten it up with a chocolate-chunk or chocolate variation.
Spring risotto with asparagus, spinach, and spring onions

Spring Risotto

Spring may be here, but there's still a chill in the air. Take advantage of the fresh green produce of early spring – asparagus, spring onions, spinach – and warm yourself against the cool damp with this bright and warming spring risotto
Lidia Bastianich's Broccoli Rabe with Olive Oil and Garlic

Lidia's Broccoli di Rabe all' Aglio E Olio

Here's hoping you don't have to get close enough to smell anyone's breath today – it might be stinky, because it's National Garlic Day! What better way to celebrate that wonderful ingredient than in a light simple recipe that lets its flavor shine through, like Lidia Bastianich's Broccoli Rabe with Olive Oil and Garlic, or "Broccoli di Rabe all' Aglio e Olio," for you true Italians. Broccoli rabe has been eaten by Italians for centuries, but has only recently found its way into the trendy American kitchen.

Martha Stewart's Grown-up Grilled Cheese. Photo: Bryan Gardner

Happy Grilled Cheese Day!

Not only is April 12 Grilled Cheese Day, the entire month of April is National Grilled Cheese Month. And why not – who doesn't like this humblest, simplest of sandwiches? Find some tips from Martha Stewart to gussy up your grilled cheese in celebration.
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