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Linguist Dan Jurafsky investigates the language of food, from Pop-Tarts to Cheez Doodles.
In our latest episode, we make quick Vietnamese recipes with big flavor.
Curated, hand-picked items from around the world.

It's hard to put into words how much we love this recipe, but we tried on the latest episode of Milk Street TV.

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From a recipe found on 4,000-year-old Babylonian tablets, we developed a surprisingly modern Lamb or Beef and Turnip Stew.

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Bright, sweet, creamy and crunchy, Friend of Milk Street Nik Sharma's Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Crème Fraîche have it all.

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The author and TV host shares stories about her childhood in India, her time in Spain and her show, “Taste the Nation.”

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"It is one of the best dishes of my life and also the fastest," says Christopher Kimball of the dish he learned in the tiny rural Italian village of Monteveglio.

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From longtime favorites to new additions, these flavorful sauces are a hit with our staff and our customers.

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It’s sturdy enough to lift whole sandwiches yet thin enough to slide under the most delicate fish fillets.

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Milk Street's easy but flavorful recipes, sourced from around the world, highlight bold combinations of ingredients that will change the way you cook.

Here at Milk Street, we want to change the way you cook. If you want to have more fun - and more success - in the kitchen, join us at Milk Street.

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What's in a name like Cheerios, that's just so perfect? Could ketchup have any other name? (No.) Listen to a linguist discuss hidden meanings and the psychology behind food words.

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On the latest episode of Milk Street TV, we cook everyday Vietnamese favorites, like this go-to sauce and bright chicken chicken.

Milk Street Cookbook Club

Join our cookbook club to try two free recipes from Howard's new book, "This Will Make It Taste Good."

Milk Street Cooking School

Learn to let vegetables shine in this free class. Then explore the rest of virtual classes, from livestream to self-paced.


Big flavors. Simple techniques. Over 250 ways to reinvent dinner.

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From Linzer cookies with citrus-plum jam to ginger snaps with fresh ginger and black pepper, our cookies use simple but bold ingredients to upgrade the classics.

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This spicy, fragrant gingerbread calls for powdered and crystallized ginger to brighten and balance the roasty, bittersweet notes of molasses and Guinness.

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Caramelized brown sugar adds depth to buttery, toasty peanuts, while bits of candied nut add crunch.


These salt cellars have magnetic lids that easily pop open when you need seasoning but also fit securely for storage.


High-quality Mexican chocolate meets aromatic vanilla.


Popularly used for sizzling rice, this traditional clay cookware is stovetop- and oven-safe and keeps food hot at the table.


An easy way to add the bright, bold complexity of preserved lemons to any dish or dessert.


There is no better way to store knives than a magnetic knife bar.


Inspired by a flambéed dessert coffee from New Orleans.


Dramatically improve kitchen prep with this Milk Street exclusive set of Kikuichi knives.


Woodsy, fragrant and floral, with a pleasant numbing sensation that’s never hot or spicy.


These ultra-strong tumblers will become your go-to drinking glasses.

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Our Spanish Chorizo, Ham and White Bean Stew pares down a traditional Spanish tapa for maximum flavor in just 30 minutes.

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In this classic Italian dish, roasting eggplant instead of the traditional frying concentrates the flavor and condenses its porous texture.

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In these Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies with Browned Butter Icing, everything old is new again.

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6 ingredients, 20 minutes and an addictive combination of salty, spicy and sweet.

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Experimenting with spices in her mother's kitchen taught Essie Bartels to embrace flavor.

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Find out why the brand of salt you use matters. A lot.

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"Being on the front lines, we don’t have the ability to work from home or wear sweats all day on a Zoom call." — Kristin Stahr, Gelson's, Rancho Mirage, CA

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For better baking, break out the scale and follow our chart of weight conversions for common ingredients like sugar, flour and butter.


From 4,000-year-old tablets. a thoroughly modern stew.

A French baker's whipped white ganache reimagines a stunning layer cake.

High-flavor ingredients create a surprisingly rich vegetarian gravy.

Milk Street Tips

We tested unlined versus aluminum foil and parchment paper and got a surprising answer.

When searing or frying, it’s a pressing matter.

The new design was built to hold its shape when baked but melt in your mouth.


In Croatia, simple additions transform beef stew and mashed potatoes.

These crispy fried cutlets get rich flavor from a surprise ingredient: ghee.

Fast and simple, passatelli deserves your attention.

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Swirls of chocolate create an especially soft, smooth and decadent halva.

This deep, complex oyster sauce is made with premium smoked oysters and no artificial colors—just ro...

Store, protect and display your kitchen knives in style.

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Find out what the cookbook author uses on everything.

The author who literally wrote the book on quick weeknight meals shares tips.

Take notes from Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co.

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This set of three knives meet the everyday needs of every home cook. Made from rust-resistant German stainless steel, these knives feature comfortable, midsize polymer handles, and the set includes a 7-Inch Chef's Knife inspired by the lightweight Japanese santoku knife; 5-Inch Utility Knife with a microserrated edge; and 4-Inch Paring Knife with a Japanese-style, acutely pointed kiritsuke tip.

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