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The Best Espresso Machines for the Home Barista

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There’s always room to up your game, and there are quite a few additional tools that can help you make the best espresso you can. These ones are all tools you’d employ before the brew, setting the stage for the perfect extraction. Fellow Atmos Canister for Coffee Beans A vacuum canister is a great way […]

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The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services for Every Kind of Cook

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Hungryroot (from $8 per serving) is essentially an online grocery store. You’ll take a quiz about what you like to eat, and the service ships groceries to your door, along with recipes based on whatever is in the week’s box. For example, one of my boxes contained chickpea pasta shells and a superfood tomato sauce, […]

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Move Over, Topo Chico: How to Make Your Own Sparkling Water

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Sorry, Perrier: Anyone who has washed down a taco al pastor knows that Topo Chico is the king of the sparkling waters. Unfortunately, thanks to thick glass bottles and shipping fees from Mexico, this slick, bubbly masterpiece is much spendier than La Croix.  After a few years scarfing Mission burritos in the San Francisco Bay […]

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Sprinkle Some Fun Into Your Pandemic Home Cooking

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I quickly stumped the clerk who helped me find groceries at the Indian market in Issaquah, Washington. She looked at the length of the shopping list on my clipboard, then at me, and said, “Let me find the manager.” He and I sped through the first 10 or 15 ingredients, stuff like black chickpeas, Kashmiri […]

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How to Get Started Making Bread at Home

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The flour shortages that plagued us in the early months of the pandemic are probably over where you live, but it’s worth hitting up local bakeries, pizza shops, or other bread-baking restaurants for their favorite flours. Many will sell you smaller quantities from their own supply. If you have your own mill (or a friend […]

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13 Piping-Hot Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

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I love coffee. I spend more time making coffee each morning than most people do making breakfast. For those of us who’ve become obsessed, it’s no longer a habit. It’s a ritual. It’s a ceremony. It involves fire, water, air, earth, and—dare I say—spirit. If you know someone like me (or you are someone like […]

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Yes, Chef: Here Are the Year’s Best Cookbooks

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I’ve noticed my taste in cookbooks change over the past few years, moving away from fancy, fussy fare, and straight toward flavor and technique. This year—good God, this year!—when we’re all cooking all the time, that feeling holds fast. Our cookbooks need to help us make it through. If I am going to experiment, I […]

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It Looks Good, but the Pricy Our Place Pan Flops

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Photograph: Joe Ray It’s worth noting at this point that I’ve cooked on this stovetop for three years, shaking such behemoths as my 7-pound cast-iron skillet and a 13-pound-plus Dutch oven on the cooktop’s glass-ceramic surface with abandon. That three-year streak of looking perfect ended with the 3-pound Always Pan. As the stove owner, I […]

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The Best Pizza Ovens to Make the Perfect Slice

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As anxiety about a Covid-19 resurgence soars, we turn to baked goods to comfort ourselves. No, I’m not talking about sourdough starters—I’m hoarding yeast and flour for another reason. With enough cheese, tomato sauce, and arugula, homemade pizzas are a complete meal. They’re irresistible, easy to make, and customizable for a wide range of dietary […]