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These cigar-shaped meatballs, known as soutzoukakia smyrneika, originated in Smyrna, a former Greek settlement and now the Turkish city of Izmir. Soutzoukakia often are made with beef or a combination of beef and pork, but we preferred the subtle sweetness and tender texture of all-pork meatballs.

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Store-bought pizza dough and a sheet pan are the heroes of this simplified take on Spanish coca, perfect for busy weeknights.

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Torta Barozzi, a one-layer chocolate cake recipe that is still a secret today, is made with ground peanuts and almonds and along with whipped egg whites. It delivers a cake that is rich and dense yet remarkably light. We found that we could skip the peanuts - our recipe calls for just almond flour.

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Try our recipe for Chicken Fricassee with Tomatoes, Potatoes and Carrots.

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The chef and author of "To Asia With Love" talks about her Chinese-Australian upbringing, Vegemite brownies and her mother's 40-year-old wok.

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The only one of its kind, this bestselling Liquid Shio Koji distills the flavor-boosting properties of a traditional Japanese condiment into a use-everywhere solution to balance salty, savory and sweet notes in any dish.

Traditionally used for vegetables, the Japanese Nakiri has a thin blade that makes full contact with surfaces for smooth, fluid cutting.

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Made with generous amounts of butter, eggs and almond flour, this rum cake from western France is rich, moist and pleasantly dense. Watch how it's made on Milk Street TV.


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In this recipe, rich and meaty mahi-mahi fillets are marinated in a fragrant lime-spiked garlic, chive and onion puree.

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Fiery hot sauce and herb-packed marinades, such as those made by Evelyn Skeete, are essential to preparing grilled fish in Barbados.

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The creamiest, nuttiest and freshest tahini you'll find stateside.


Casablanca Market’s Whole Preserved Lemons are made from mellow beldi lemons grown in Taroudant in southern Morocco.


Skip the guesswork when using spices and transform basic ingredients like tomato sauce or rice into bold meals with these powerhouse blends.


Now simple midweek suppers will taste like Saturday night.


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ButterUp has a built-in grater that creates spreadable ribbons from butter straight out of the fridge.


Mom’s Mala Sichuan Chili Sauce is an authentic, aromatic version of this hard-to-find condiment; available in Mild and Spicy.


The Cuisipro Box Grater features four broad cutting surfaces, quality craftsmanship and bonus features that we’ll actually use.


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Our version of the classic French Walnut Tart tones down what is often cloying sweetness with a small measure of crème fraîche and a dose of cider vinegar. Whole-wheat flour in the crust plays up the earthiness of the walnuts.

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Meet your perfect summer dinner salad! It’s simple, satisfying and no cooking needed.

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Similar to Malaysian or Indonesian roti, these rich and savory scallion pancakes stay beautifully crisp and light thanks to multiple layers of paper-thin dough.

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An expert balance of extra-virgin olive oil and water coax flavor from fresh cherry tomatoes in this adapted recipe from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Break out the blender for our take on classic pão de queijo.

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Editorial director J.M. Hirsch was dubious of the Royal Clover Club Cocktail, a forgotten “classic” cocktail. Watch now to decide if it should have stayed forgotten.


Try this Garlilc-Chili Roasted Cauliflower and get back to us.

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Orange zest and coriander flavor this surprisingly simple yogurt cake.

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

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Subtly sweet, mellow and full of umami, this condiment both seasons and sweetens.

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