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The Taste of Eternal Summer

Of every season, summer is the hardest to lose. The weather cools down, pool floaties disappear from store shelves, piles of knobby gourds take the place of melons at the farmers’ market, and it can be tempting to eat every tomato in sight in a desperate attempt to make August last forever. Read more »

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Cooler Ways to Cook

Summer ushers in plenty of delicious produce to savor, usually along with temperatures too high to cook in. Luckily, many of the season’s crops shine even when raw—or practically so. Two of our favorite hand-in-hand, no-heat-required techniques are marinating and macerating. Learn the basics of each, and try out two simple recipes along the way. Read more »

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Jalapeño Poppers with Ranch Dressing

Creamy ingredients are a delicious way to rein in chile peppers’ heat. Here, we use a filling of cream cheese and cheddar in a classic finger food, and serve it alongside a savory ranch dressing—for even more cool factor. See below for our favorite ranch recipe! Read more »

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How to Update En Papillote

En papillote (literally “in parchment”) is a classic technique in which fish and other ingredients are steamed in the oven inside a parchment packet. Though the method originated in France, it can be used to highlight the flavors of just about any cuisine. Below you’ll find two recipes inspired by Mexican and Thai cooking. Try […] Read more »

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No-Bake Chocolate Cake for Summer

Icebox cake is the perfect dessert for your end-of-summer gatherings. Why? Because there’s absolutely no baking involved. After all, there’s nothing better than a recipe that doesn’t require you to turn on your oven when it’s especially hot out. As the name implies, all you need to make this delectable treat is an icebox—which is just an old-fashioned way of saying refrigerator. Read more »

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