Eating In

Better Baking Techniques For Better Desserts, Plus The Foolproof Pie Crust

This weekend's episode of Milk Street Kitchen challenges old-school baking practices to create a better flourless cake. And Chris learns how to make a foolproof, single-layer pie crust that's fit for one of the tastiest tarts around. 

In this weekend's episode of Milk Street Kitchen, Christopher Kimball goes to London’s Violet Bakery to visit with rising pastry star Claire Ptak, and learns some of her baking techniques, like under-whipping egg whites for a lighter cake. He puts the practice to work, making chocolate, prune and rum cake with Milk Street Cook Mathew Card.

  • September 18, 2017

The Bowtie Is Back! And He's Exploring Home Cooking, Chinese Style

In this weekend's premiere of Milk Street Kitchen, Christopher Kimball explored a Chinese approach to home cooked meals and learned how to make Chinese white-cooked chicken with ginger-soy dressing, and a hot oil-flashed chard with ginger, scallions and chili at home. 

In the premiere of Milk Street Kitchen, Christopher Kimball visited world traveler and cookbook author Fuchsia Dunlop in London to learn about the Chinese approach to cooking, and learned how to get perfectly cooked chicken every time. The trick? Focus on the meat; not the skin. 

Those techniques got put into action when Milk Street Cook (and Craving Boston alum) Catherine Smart showed Chris how to make a delicious Chinese white-cooked chicken with ginger-soy dressing.

  • September 7, 2017

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream + Where To Get The Best Seasonal Ice Cream Now

National Ice Cream Month may be over, but there's still plenty of blazing hot days left this summer, which means there’s still plenty of time to indulge in summer’s favorite treat. Besides, here in New England we definitely don’t need any excuses to eat more ice cream. As of 2015, Rhode Island ranked 2nd in the U.S. for ice cream consumption, trailing only Washington DC. Massachusetts came in 4th, Connecticut was 6th, and New Hampshire came in 9th. 40% of the top 10?

Here Are 5 Summer Cocktails To Make With Wine

It's hot out there. And a great time to add a little simple syrup and muddled fruit to your favorite wines, and churn out some refreshingly boozy drinks.

​Summer time is lazy time. When the days are at their longest and the sun at its hottest, smart mixologists turn to recipes that are easy to make, easy to like, and play nice with whatever is searing on the grill.

Here are five cocktail recipes sure to turn up the fun and have you sipping sunshine in no time.

  • June 19, 2017

Make Delicious Soft Pretzels, Right In Your Own Kitchen

We all love the smell of those soft pretzels at the mall, but why go buy just one when you can make a dozen yourself?

Soft pretzels are actually not as difficult to make, or shape, as they may seem. The 6-ingredient dough comes together in a matter of minutes, and in under 2 hours you can have delicious homemade pretzels that that will satisfy any soft pretzel craving, and save you a trip to the mall. Personally, I’d rather make my kitchen smell that yummy anyway!

Here are a few tips to successful soft pretzels at home:

The Only Sides You Need For St. Patrick's Day

Whether you’re planning on Corned Beef, Irish Stew, or another traditional dish for your St. Patrick’s day feast, these are the only two side dishes you’ll need on the table.

Colcannon is a lesser-known Irish accompaniment, which is really a shame because it’s just about the most delicious mash-up you can imagine. Creamy mashed potatoes meet tender green cabbage and buttery sautéed leeks. You can cook up the greens while the potatoes are boiling, and everything comes together in a snap. Simplicity never tasted so good! 

  • March 13, 2017

Get Creative in the Kitchen with Boston's Best CSAs

It doesn't matter if you're vegan, paleo or an unrepentant carnivore – we've got the CSA for you!

A sample CSA Box from Farmers to You

If like most climate scientists, you believe humans are the reason the ice caps are melting, you’ve probably given some thought to your footprint. There’s a lot to consider - energy, waste and, of course, your food choices. Maybe you’re looking for ways to do your part, or at least avoid contributing to the demise of the human race, but veganism just isn’t your thing. Or, maybe you’re a vegetarian looking to further decrease your footprint. Whatever your lifestyle aspirations, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) may be your ticket to a clearer conscience.

  • February 21, 2017

Crepes for Crepe Cake

This recipe is adapted from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and makes enough crepes for one 12-layer crepe cake with 2 to 3 trial crepes to get the hang of it (which will still be delicious and should be considered snacks for the chef).