Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street | Recipes, TV and Cooking Tips

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In this vegetal Roman rigatoni dish, broccoli pulls double-duty by flavoring the pasta water and as a fresh, silky sauce.

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In our take on pollo con i peperoni, chicken nestles in savory-sweet pepper and tomato sauce.

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Turmeric lends golden hue and earthy spice to this herbal riff on classic chicken noodle soup.

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Simple pork chops are the perfect foil for big flavor, be it fruity, spicy or savory. This dish packs it all, in a spicy-nutty-sweet-tangy salsa, slathered on top.

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We get optimal creaminess in this goat cheese-sauced pasta, with the perfect duo of peppery arugula and soft walnuts.

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This week on Milk Street TV, we’re ditching pasta conventions! Find out why our sage pesto is life-changing, embrace silky, vegetal sauces, and take it from Chris Kimball—everybody’s wrong about pasta water.

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Immerse yourself in the fragrance and spice of Caribbean home cooking! In this Milk Street online class, guest chef Brigid Washington will teach us a comforting vegan potato and chickpea stew and Caribbean braised greens that’ll liven up your home rotation.

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Why does my homemade almond butter always seize up? Follow our five tips to achieve super-creamy almond butter in the food processor.

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Milk Street Facebook Community member Jessica G. makes the most za'atar, the tangy, savory and herbal Middle Eastern spice blend, in her chicken and vegetable traybake.

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In this vegetal Roman rigatoni dish, broccoli pulls double-duty by flavoring the pasta water and as a fresh, silky sauce.

In our take on pollo con i peperoni, chicken nestles in savory-sweet pepper and tomato sauce.

Turmeric lends golden hue and earthy spice to this herbal riff on classic chicken noodle soup.

Simple pork chops are the perfect foil for big flavor, be it fruity, spicy or savory. This dish packs it all, in a spicy-nutty-sweet-tangy salsa, slathered on top.

We get optimal creaminess in this goat cheese-sauced pasta, with the perfect duo of peppery arugula and soft walnuts.

This week on Milk Street TV, we’re ditching pasta conventions! Find out why our sage pesto is life-changing, embrace silky, vegetal sauces, and take it from Chris Kimball—everybody’s wrong about pasta water.

Immerse yourself in the fragrance and spice of Caribbean home cooking! In this Milk Street online class, guest chef Brigid Washington will teach us a comforting vegan potato and chickpea stew and Caribbean braised greens that’ll liven up your home rotation.

Why does my homemade almond butter always seize up? Follow our five tips to achieve super-creamy almond butter in the food processor.

Milk Street Facebook Community member Jessica G. makes the most za'atar, the tangy, savory and herbal Middle Eastern spice blend, in her chicken and vegetable traybake.

Gorgeous hand-painted ceramics, a new Cuisipro grater, custom knives, and more.

Skillet Breads and Pan Pizzas

Chris Kimball writes that this pizza-making process “breaks all the rules”—yet results in an amazingly crispy deep dish-style bottom with an airy, focaccia-like center.

At once fluffy, crispy, and chewy, this Chinese-style bread—based on a wildly popular recipe from Darda Seafood Restaurant—comes together easily in the skillet.

This quick, supple flatbread from northern Italy gets bubbly and charred from a screaming-hot cast iron skillet.

Fennel, salami, onions—and mozz, of course—meld into this skillet pizza with an almost fried crispiness.

An all-time Milk Street favorite, this pizza comes together with store bought dough, rolled out over the toppings. Flip it over after baking, and get toppings that meld with the crust.

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This flavorful red pesto gets its savoriness from pecorino and garlic, sweetness from peppers and sun-dried tomatoes, and delicious richness from nuts and olive oil.

This rich and meaty pasta dish is a masterclass in using unconventional ingredients to make traditional pesto. Watch now on Milk Street TV.

Our take on pasta alla boscaiola highlights flavor and texture of a variety of mushrooms, with a comforting mix of cream, Parm, white wine, and pancetta.

Meaty walnuts and pleasantly bitter radicchio balance out the rich Parmesan sauce in this weeknight friendly pasta dish featured on this week’s episode.

Pecorino, pancetta, tomatoes, and a little liquid come together to form fully concentrated flavor in this weeknight version of “angry” Roman pasta.

All Kinds of Curries

This green chickpea curry, inspired by “Vegetarian India,” is bright and zingy, yet warming and satisfying.

This red-hued, veggie and chicken-rich dish is easy to whip up any day of the week. For ease and convenience, a dutch oven takes the place of the traditional wok.

A weeknight-easy tangle of fragrant noodles, hearty eggs, tender-crisp veggies and plump, briny shrimp.

Just 20 minutes is all you need to achieve these flavorful, pan-fried shrimp cakes that are perfect as sides or even party snacks.

Curry powder, allspice and thyme are the driving forces behind this hearty, vegetarian take on Jamaican chicken curry.

Word on the (Milk) Street

We get inside the mind of Matty Matheson, actor and culinary consultant on the hit TV comedy “The Bear.”

Steamers range from barrel-sized to baskets—Hsiao-Ching Chou, author of “Chinese Soul Food,” is here to demystify.

Milk Street cooking school instructor teaches us the magic of Somalian soups, topped with hot sauces that dye the soup deep pink and electrify the delicate broth.

“...and bought a $90 spaetzle maker,” a Milk Street insider writes in. What to do with this tool besides make spaetzle?? Never fear; we’ve got some ideas.

Got a cooking question? Email us at questions@milkstreetradio.com to get it answered on-air by co-hosts Chris Kimball and Sara Moulton.

Up Next at Our Online Cooking School

Join us to examine four categories of sauces: vinaigrettes, creamy sauces, vegetable-based condiments and herb pastes!

Tuesday, January 31
6 p.m. EST

Bring the popular recipes from the Sri Lankan restaurant in the UK, Hopper, to your home with guest chef Karan Gokani!

Wednesday, February 1
6 p.m. EST

Join guest chef Karen Diggs for a three-part series on fermentation at home.

Thursday, February 2
6 p.m. EST

Join guest chef Elaine Boddy to start from scratch on how to make sourdough recipes with the most important ingredient— the starter.

Sunday, February 5
1 p.m. EST

Celebrate making chocoflan with guest chef Esteban Castillo using a little bit of magic.

Thursday, February 9
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Our custom peeler slices through the toughest vegetables like butter.

The days of microplane misery are gone.

Our knives inspired by Japanese and Chinese blades handle large and small jobs with ease.

The bestselling Zulay garlic rocker tackles multiple cloves while sparing your wrists.

The UFO citrus juicer sits atop a half-liter jug with graduated measurements in milliliters.

From Our New Book "Cook What You Have"

Crusty bread, sweet caramelized onions and gooey cheese combine with the richness of eggs in this frittata, satisfying for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Browned cabbage adds a pleasant bitterness while walnuts and Parmesan contribute umami to this weeknight pasta dish.

We cook chicken thighs in a bold paprika-infused sauce, then finish with tangy sour cream to create this one-pot stew.

Savory Italian sausages roast on top of potato, onion and bell pepper, finished with a tangy-sweet glaze in this almost hands-off traybake.

Umami-packed white miso adds layers of depth and complexity to this pantry busting chocolate pudding.

Rethink Dessert

Reem Kassis writes that the addition of tahini, in sticky toffee pudding, can only be described as “sublime.”

The soaking syrup we use in this pudding-like citrus cake is infused with warm spices for added dimensions of flavor and fragrance.

This decadent chocolate cake gets its tender, luscious crumb from the unexpected addition of fruity, peppery olive oil.

A bright guava sauce serves as a tropical foil to this rich cheesecake made with triple crème cheese.

Warm, subtly sweet Chinese five-spice combines with cocoa powder to create this ultramoist cake, which we top with a rich, sticky sauce and mascarpone-enriched whipped cream.

Milk Street Veggies

Concentrated sweet umami flavor of roasted tomatoes, topped with creamy cheese and an extra-crisp crust.

In this vegetarian version of the widely popular Japanese fried chicken, a cornstarch slurry makes for an ultra-crispy “cutlet.”

Warm spices, cooling yogurt, and fresh herbs give roasted carrots new dimension.

Corn starch and oven frying mimics crispy-creamy Lebanese fried cauliflower, for the home kitchen.

A rustic casserole with crispy bread, leeks, and kale, baked with bubbly cheese.

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"This is like cutting through butter—it's just absolutely amazing."

This tangy-sweet elixir boosts everything from meats to salads.

In designing the Kitchin-to, “we look toward Japan, where knives are based on the design of the featherweight samurai sword.”

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From the Jan-Feb 2023 Issue
Fresh stories and recipes from Italy, Mexico, Turkey and more

“Conventional wisdom holds that Italian wedding soup—or minestra maritata—is named not for when it is served, but rather for its perfect marriage of ingredients,” writes Milk Street editorial director J.M. Hirsch. “But that’s not the whole truth.”

Inspired by the crescent-shaped cookies served in Istanbul, our version of the Turkish crescent cookie has a thin outer pastry with a moist, cake-like interior featuring the intriguing combination of lemon zest, walnuts, raisins and chocolate.

Picks From the Archives

Chef Esmeralda Brinn Bolaños transforms the humble meatball using the rich flavors and classic techniques of Mexican cuisine. The result not only was delicious but showcased much of what we love about Mexican food.

Nowhere is pizza more revered, more celebrated, more innovated, more consumed than Brazil. “Pizza in São Paulo is almost a religion,” says Juliana Fava from Bráz Pizzaria.

There is the sometimes hidden architecture behind much Indian cooking. Anagha Nawathe from APB Cook Studio shows us how the same ingredient can manifest divergent flavors depending on how—and when—it is cooked.

In Lisbon, we discover a rare example of a touristy place doing food right with the traditional dish pica pau. Our version balances wine-simmered beef, briny pickles and a jolt of piri piri oil to create a savory, spicy dish.

“Every place has their own flavor starter recipe, they just call it another thing,” says chef Jose Santaella, author of “Cocina Tropical.”