The 17 Best Hot Sauces for Fried Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Bloody Marys—the List Goes On

Sometimes a meal simply isn’t ready to eat without a dash (or five) of your favorite hot sauce. And there are so many varieties out there! Personally, I’ve been cultivating a giant hot sauce collection in the form of gifts for my dad. Every birthday or…

Sometimes a meal simply isn’t ready to eat without a dash (or five) of your favorite hot sauce. And there are so many varieties out there! Personally, I’ve been cultivating a giant hot sauce collection in the form of gifts for my dad. Every birthday or holiday he gets a funky, fruity, or over-the-top hot bottle of something from yours truly, and we’ve been burning our tongues on them for years.

Because I just can’t get enough, I checked in with some food writers and recipe developers to see which hot sauces they like to keep on hand. Whether we’re talking about livening up avocado toast, grain bowls, and eggs, or just using the condiment to add heat to marinades and dips, there’s nothing better than hot sauce.

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10 Best Canned Tuna Brands for Sandwiches, Pastas, You Name It

There are many factors to consider when judging the best canned tuna. Flavor is a huge one, of course, which is why I always opt for tuna packed in olive oil over water.

Yet just as important is safety. Tuna has been found to contain significant level…

There are many factors to consider when judging the best canned tuna. Flavor is a huge one, of course, which is why I always opt for tuna packed in olive oil over water.

Yet just as important is safety. Tuna has been found to contain significant levels of mercury, a toxic heavy metal occurring both naturally and released through industrial pollution. Mercury is airborne, but eventually collects in water, where it is absorbed by fish, entering the food chain and winding up, eventually, on our plates. Though ingesting small amounts of mercury is okay, as it builds up in a body it can cause a host of maladies. To reduce the risk of mercury poisoning, the Environmental Defense Fund, as well as the EPA and FDA, regularly list guidelines for which canned fish are the safest and most environmentally-conscious to eat.

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The Righteousness of Pomegranate on Rosh Hashanah

Apples and honey may be the ingredients most commonly associated with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year celebration—they bid sweet tidings for the coming months. Indeed, every year, as summer draws to a close (on the first day of the seventh month in …

Apples and honey may be the ingredients most commonly associated with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year celebration—they bid sweet tidings for the coming months. Indeed, every year, as summer draws to a close (on the first day of the seventh month in the Hebrew calendar), my family drizzles honey on pillowy challah and slices into sugar-dusted apple cake.

But pomegranate is just as significant.

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Dishoom’s Shamil Thakrar on Eggs Kejriwal, Which Will Transport You to Bombay

COVID-19 changed the restaurant industry as we knew it. And even as businesses begin to reopen across the country, there are countless challenges ahead. In this series, Restaurant Quality, we’re checking in with a few of our favorite chef-slash–cookboo…

COVID-19 changed the restaurant industry as we knew it. And even as businesses begin to reopen across the country, there are countless challenges ahead. In this series, Restaurant Quality, we're checking in with a few of our favorite chef-slash–cookbook authors and seeing how they're holding up. Along the way, you'll get signature recipes to make at home—and find out how you can support the chefs and their staffs. Today, we're catching up with Shamil Thakrar.


When you walk into Dishoom—there are eight locations across the U.K., from London to Manchester—you’re immersed in a story. Every sense of where you were before opening the door changes: It’s a different country, perhaps a different year. This was a purposeful choice by owners and cousins Shamil Thakrar and Kavi Thakrar, who, along with Chef Naved Nasir, have created immersive-experience restaurants that aren’t kitsch, because these stories are told with such intention.

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21 Vegan Fall Recipes to Fuel Your Apple-Picking & Leaf-Raking

As the weather gets cooler, we’re craving heartier meals tinged with warm spices, to be devoured in between pulling on a sweater and opening the window for a crisp autumn breeze. Of course, heftier dishes don’t necessarily require cream, eggs, and meat…

As the weather gets cooler, we’re craving heartier meals tinged with warm spices, to be devoured in between pulling on a sweater and opening the window for a crisp autumn breeze. Of course, heftier dishes don’t necessarily require cream, eggs, and meat: These fall recipes are all vegan, leaning into starchy vegetables and legumes—think sweet potatoes, winter squash, chickpeas, and lentils—not to mention leafy greens, creamy (dairy-free!) sauces, grains, and noodles. These 21 vegan fall recipes will fill you up during the workday, before a long walk, or after jumping into a big pile of leaves—er, doing yard work.


Start Off the Day

1. Vegan Morning Glory Muffins

Break open one of these fruit- and nut-studded muffins while they’re still warm from the oven and slather with jam or softened vegan butter and flaky salt. Now you’re ready to conquer the day.

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18 Appetizers We’re Eyeing Up for Labor Day

As summer comes to a close, you may start to feel a bit down. Don’t! Take a trip to the farmers market or the produce aisle and put together a Labor Day feast you’ll still be thinking about well into autumn.

If you’re planning to grill for the main ev…

As summer comes to a close, you may start to feel a bit down. Don’t! Take a trip to the farmers market or the produce aisle and put together a Labor Day feast you’ll still be thinking about well into autumn.

If you're planning to grill for the main event—simple and painless—you can spare some creative energy for the appetizers in recipes chock-full of tomatoes, corn, eggplant, and summer squash, with plenty of stone fruit in the mix. Since it's peak season for so much produce, many of these appetizer recipes skip the cooking and let the stars shine on their own, while others get fried, sautéed, or grilled.

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Todd Richards on the Perseverance of Soul Food

COVID-19 changed the restaurant industry as we knew it. And even as businesses begin to reopen across the country, there are countless challenges ahead. In this series, Restaurant Quality, we’re checking in with a few of our favorite chef-slash–cookboo…

COVID-19 changed the restaurant industry as we knew it. And even as businesses begin to reopen across the country, there are countless challenges ahead. In this series, Restaurant Quality, we're checking in with a few of our favorite chef-slash–cookbook authors and seeing how they're holding up. Along the way, you'll get signature recipes to make at home—and find out how you can support the chefs and their staffs. Today, we're catching up with Todd Richards.


To Chef Todd Richards, soul food is the original farm-to-table cooking in America.

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Freeze-Dried Fruit Makes Any Meat Taste Better

Fruit and meat is a timeless combination. Cantaloupe and prosciutto, mango and chicken, cranberry and turkey, apricot and lamb—I could go on.

And while nothing beats the magic that is, say, a peak-season fig enrobed in salty, cured ham, there’s a pant…

Fruit and meat is a timeless combination. Cantaloupe and prosciutto, mango and chicken, cranberry and turkey, apricot and lamb—I could go on.

And while nothing beats the magic that is, say, a peak-season fig enrobed in salty, cured ham, there’s a pantry-friendly alternative to channel the fruit-and-meat concept year-round: freeze-dried fruit.

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17 Vegan Dessert Recipes For Every Type of Sweet Tooth

Myth: Vegan dessert recipes are overly complicated. Myth: Vegan dessert recipes require dozens of hard-to-find ingredients. Myth: Vegan dessert recipes never taste as good as their dairy- and egg-leaden counterparts. Truth: As is the case with buttery,…

Myth: Vegan dessert recipes are overly complicated. Myth: Vegan dessert recipes require dozens of hard-to-find ingredients. Myth: Vegan dessert recipes never taste as good as their dairy- and egg-leaden counterparts. Truth: As is the case with buttery, cream-filled treats, some vegan desserts require a bit more time and patience than the average cake, while others come together quickly and simply. A few of these sweets don’t even need to be baked!

Whether you’re craving pie or cookies, tarts or ice cream, these 17 vegan dessert recipes will please everyone—and we mean everyone—at the table.

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9 BBQ Sauce Brands Ready for Chicken, Ribs, Tofu, You Name It

Nothing gets me craving sticky barbecue sauce-coated chicken thighs or pulled pork like a warm evening. There’s just something about the heat—maybe it’s the near-constant earthy aroma of other grills at work—that screams “slather everything in barbecue…

Nothing gets me craving sticky barbecue sauce-coated chicken thighs or pulled pork like a warm evening. There’s just something about the heat—maybe it’s the near-constant earthy aroma of other grills at work—that screams "slather everything in barbecue sauce"! Apparently, other food writers and chefs think so too, so I asked some to tell me about their favorites. Whether you’re into a vinegar- or mustard-forward, tomato- or mayonnaise-based sauce, you’re bound to find a new favorite in this list.

Here are 9 killer barbecue sauces, recommended by food writers and chefs.

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