Leave the Peel on When You Use a Garlic Press

Not peeling garlic takes this gadget from unnecessary to unparalleled.

A good cook is an open-minded, curious cook. But when I saw my friend take out his garlic press, my face puckered into a judgemental scowl. [Read more…]

What is Black Garlic?

What’s the deal with black garlic? Is it fermented? [Read more…]

10 Things to Do With Garlic Scapes, the Best Veg You’re Not Cooking Yet

Perhaps you’ve been seeing wild-looking tangles of garlic scapes at your local farmers’ market. These thin, curly, vibrantly green stalks come into season in the late spring and early summer [Read more…]

Clams with Pork and Golden Garlic

Ground pork and clams are a common combination in Chinese recipes. Marcia Kiesel sautés the two quickly with slivers of garlic, then adds black-bean chile sauce (easy to find at supermarkets) to create a dish with deep, briny flavor and some heat. [Read more…]

Cataplana Stew with Sausage and Clams

Portuguese cataplana is a long-simmered pork stew to which clams are added. For our quick take on the dish, we’ve replaced the usual pork shoulder with sausage. [Read more…]

Clams with Hot Pepper, Saffron & Tomato Confit

The clams’ natural juices, flavored with saffron, make a wonderful broth; a drizzle of basil-scented tomato oil enhances the flavor even more. [Read more…]

Wasting precious oyster liquor is now a thing of the past, thanks to the Cast-Iron Oyster Pan!

Chargrilled Shucked Oysters


1 stick of butter

1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic

Pinch of oregano

12 large oysters, shucked

¼ cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Parmesan Cheese

¼ cup Romano Cheese

1 teaspoon chopped parsley

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World’s Most Expensive Pizza Sells For $450

Steveston Pizza, a gourmet pizzeria in the Vancouver area, has broken the Guinness World Record for selling the most expensive pizza in the world, CTV Vancouver reports. [Read more…]

Baguette from A to Z: 26 Things to Know About the French Bread

From Napoleon to Fendi, from tartines to vending machines: here are 26 interesting facts you need to know if you love baguette, the traditional French bread. [Read more…]

Black Garlic Caramel with Edible Wrapper

Great presentation, fun to eat and great combination of Asian flavors. Black garlic and kimchi “caramels” with edible wrapper paired with a mirin and white miso dipping sauce. The edible wrapper has no flavor and disappears in the mouth right away. You first get the flavors of the mirin and miso in the mouth, which slowly start mixing with the black garlic as you bite into it and finally you get a full appreciation of the intense flavors of the black garlic and kimchi. [Read more…]