Everything you need to know to master custard (and how to make proper creme brulee)

A custard is an age old dessert made with eggs, sugar, and cream, cooked together into silky smooth bliss. The flavor of a custard, sweet and a little eggy, is rarely considered without the velvety texture that accompanies it. So much so that “custardy” is a reference point for other silky rich textures, like the…

Eggs Benedict with grilled cheese and tomato soup hollandaise is the mashup of dreams

If there’s a straight-up perfect meal, it’s grilled cheese and tomato soup. Many people are unwavering in their love for this nostalgic duo; it is the ideal combo on a cold rainy day or when you are felled by a cold. The richness of the crispy buttery bread with the gooey melted cheese inside is balanced perfectly by…

Spread the love: Tips and tricks to make you a master of homemade mayo

If you’re squicked out by mayo, consider this your trigger warning: Mayonnaise ahead. Those who love mayo, though, know of its creamy ability to transform everything from sandwiches to French fries to grilled cheese. With picnic season just over the horizon, we turned to chefs for their best mayonnaise-based tips and…

Let's make the crispy open-faced quesadilla from Somebody Feed Phil

I’m on the record as a fan of Somebody Feed Phil, the Netflix travel food series from Everybody Loves Raymond creator-turned-professional wanderlust Phil Rosenthal. It’s a sweet, joyful, non-cynical show in the vein of Anthony Bourdain or Andrew Zimmern, but with a 12-year-old host in the body of a 58-year-old—every…