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Entries from the ‘Test Kitchen’ Category

Kitchen Lesson: Pizza on a Budget

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Spending the summer interning for Martha Stewart Living meant trading my fully stocked kitchen in Philadelphia for the austerity of NYU dorm life. I love to cook and entertain, but the limitations of my New York City kitchen—which boasts little more than one pot, two pans, and a wooden spoon—present a challenge. After subsisting on [...]

Ramp Week: Ramp Ice Cream Sandwich

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It’s Ramp Week here on the Living blog. Gather up every last ramp you can get your hands on before they disappear for the year and check in with the blog—we’ll be posting new recipes every day. For the last day of ramp week, we decided to end it on a sweet note: with ice [...]

Ramp Week: Pork Chops With Roasted Ramps and Polenta

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It’s Ramp Week here on the Living blog. Gather up every last ramp you can get your hands on before they disappear for the year and check in with the blog—we’ll be posting new recipes every day. If I only had a grill….  Ramps love a good smoky char, and there are few things in [...]

Ramp Week: Roasted Ramps With Poached Egg and Ricotta

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It’s Ramp Week here on the Living blog. Gather up every last ramp you can get your hands on before they disappear for the year and check in with the blog—we’ll be posting new recipes every day. Many of my dinners rotate around the theme of  ”dinner in a hurry.” When I work late, instead [...]

Ramp Week: Bucatini With Ramps

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It’s Ramp Week here on the Living blog. Gather up every last ramp you can get your hands on before they disappear for the year and check in with the blog—we’ll be posting new recipes every day. More than Punxsutawney Phil or those first bright-blooming daffodils, for me it is ramps that are the true [...]

The Food Department’s Hangover Helpers

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Happy New Year! Diet Coke, “hair of the dog,” a bagel deluxe — everyone swears by his or her go-to, no-fail hangover cure, and in the food department, we’re no different. Below, we share our trusted cures for “the morning after.” Me: I go one of two routes. In culinary school it was a customary tradition [...]

Our Favorite Food Discoveries of 2012

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In between photo shoots, recipe testing, and story scouting, our editors have to eat — and they’re always on the lookout for delicious new discoveries. Here, the ingredients, kitchen tools, and restaurants that sparked our obsession this year. photo courtesy of Might & Main “Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine: They just opened in July, and [...]

To Brine or Not to Brine?

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“I recommend different things for different times and different cooks. I am not firm about one way because if you are a less experienced cook, brining leaves room for some margin of error, keeping the bird moist if you’re shy about cooking accuracy. That’s why the turkey recipe in my “Mad Hungry” book calls for brining. “My [...]

Behind the Scenes: The Martha Stewart Living Test Kitchen

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The delectable dishes that beckon from the pages of Martha Stewart Living month after month all get their start in our test kitchens, brought into being by the skilled hands and creative minds of our food editors. Here’s a peek at their tools of the trade.                 Want [...]

Behind the Scenes: The Martha Stewart Pastry Kitchen

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Behind every cake, cupcake, pie, decorated cookie, swirl of chocolate, or buttery morsel of pastry you see on the pages of Living are talented food editors and a well-equipped pastry kitchen.  Here’s a glimpse into the cabinets and drawers where we keep the tools of the trade.             Want to [...]