Friday, November 24, 2017

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From the food editor: An expert weighs in on how to stay calm this Thanksgiving

From the food editor: An expert weighs in on how to stay calm this Thanksgiving

I can tell right away that Tucker Shaw has thought about Thanksgiving a lot, and not just as a home cook. As the editor in chief of Cookís Country, a member of Americaís Test Kitchen and the former dining critic and food editor at the Denver Post, Sh...
Published: 11/16/17
How to make a perfect pie crust (with recipes)

How to make a perfect pie crust (with recipes)

When I tell people I grew up in a family of pie bakers, it’s easy to imagine I’m bragging. My mother’s pies are legendary — rich, velvety custard fillings or mounded fruit pies, each cradled in an ornately decorated crust, gol...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Five ideas for meat pies

Five ideas for meat pies

Sweeney Todd ruined meat pies for me. e_SBlt For a while after seeing the famous musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in high school (and then again after watching the 2007 movie starring Johnny Depp), the thought of meat pies m...
Published: 11/15/17
Five pie recipes to make for Thanksgiving, or any time of year

Five pie recipes to make for Thanksgiving, or any time of year

You’ve got the crust down. Now it’s time to choose a filling for your holiday pie. Try one of these five recipes, which range from classic to unexpected. † † Classic Apple Pie Pie dough, homemade or storebought, enough for 2 (9-inch) ...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Three things to do with leftover pie crust that arenít pie

Three things to do with leftover pie crust that arenít pie

Pie, oh my. I am all in on the flaky, homey dessert this time of year. The past couple of weeks, Iíve been collecting ideas for perfecting pie crust, trying new pie recipes and preparing for what is perhaps the biggest pie day of the year: Thanksgivi...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Up your pie game with these crust decorating tips

Up your pie game with these crust decorating tips

Something happened halfway through the second strip of pie crust I was braiding. A serene energy washed over me, calmness radiating to my flour-caked hands, to my feet sore from hours of standing in the same spot on the kitchen tile, to streaks of ra...
Published: 11/14/17
The secret to gluten-free pie crust? The folks at Craft Kafe offer cooking tips

The secret to gluten-free pie crust? The folks at Craft Kafe offer cooking tips

ST. PETERSBURG ó They begin around 5 a.m. every day, pouring grains like brown rice, basmati and sorghum into a stone mill the size of a small table. Itís the base for a gluten-free flour blend that is crucial to Craft Kafeís mission: to remain entir...
Published: 11/13/17
Taste test: Turkey gravy

Taste test: Turkey gravy

Years ago, our tasters sampled ready-made mashed potatoes along with prepared gravy from cans, jars or packets. From that day on, our judges have been buying heat-and-serve mashed potatoes, but making their own gravy. This week, we found four brands ...
Published: 11/13/17
Help name Big Stormís new toffee chocolate stout, made with William Dean

Help name Big Stormís new toffee chocolate stout, made with William Dean

Collaborations between brewers are not new. Nor are collaborations between brewers and distillers. Or beer brewers and coffee brewers. It makes sense: Use a barrel for one thing, then it in turn imparts interesting flavors to the next thing thatís ag...
Published: 11/09/17
From the food editor: Warm and cozy drinks to make for the holiday season

From the food editor: Warm and cozy drinks to make for the holiday season

When I read this story about perfecting a homemade cold brew coffee, I nearly spit out my latte. Times staffer Scott Pollenz starts out with a bold claim: "There is almost no drink better hot than it is cold, and especially not coffee."I donít want t...
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