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How to Work With Okra Slime, Not Against It

It’s never been easier (or tastier) to cook vegan, even if you’re not doing it full-time. In Part-Time Plant-Based, associate cooking editor Antara Sinha brings you bright ideas from veggie-forward cookbooks. Peruse the internet for okra wisdom and article after article will claim to help you do one thing and one thing only: Cook it […]

I Was a Texas Roadhouse Skeptic—Then I Went For the First Time

Around us, the vibe felt low-key celebratory, like a family reunion at the park; multigenerational groups sipped technicolor margaritas and passed around bloomin’ onions (sorry, “Cactus Blossoms”). I spotted two teenagers on what looked like a first date, feasting on steak and Coke. A group of friends at the bar shouted in exasperation at their […]

‘No Meat Required’ Excerpt: How Plant-Based Cuisine Challenges the Authenticity Trap

“I will never unsee this absolutely horrifying vegan al pastor,” a viral tweet from 2021 reads. The accompanying photo is a brown and green mass of mushroom and nopales dotted with red spice made by Evil Cooks, a food company based in Los Angeles. It’s a vegetable-based take on classic Mexican al pastor, usually made […]

2023 ‘Great British Bake Off’ Review: With a New Season, Can ‘GBBO’ Save Itself?

Spoilers ahead. Like a cake under the scrutiny of Paul Hollywood, Great British Bake Off has, by many accounts, fallen flat over the past few years. Since I began recapping it for Eater in 2019, informative segments on the history behind the bakes and an emphasis on camaraderie have given way to outrageously difficult challenges […]

Anchovy Broth Tablets Are the Secret to Instant, Excellent Seafood Stock

When time is no object, I gleefully gut dried anchovies, separating twiggy bodices from bitter interiors to build a mountain of wizened corpses, all destined to be revived in a pot of boiling water. I add mu (Korean radish), kelp, onion, garlic, and shiitakes for a light stock heavy with purpose. But when life happens […]

Best Prime Day Vitamix Deals That Will Revolutionize Your Smoothie-Making Life

So you weren’t able to take advantage of the best Amazon Prime Day Vitamix deals back in July? Don’t fret. The online retailer just announced another huge sales event, Prime Big Deals Day, which takes place on October 10 and October 11. During the two-day extravaganza, you’ll find some of the lowest prices on Vitamix […]

A Buttermilk Substitute for Every Scenario

Known for its tangy flavor and creamy texture, buttermilk is responsible for the success of countless comfort-food classics. Whether whipping up biscuits, cornbread, fried chicken and waffles, or sheet cakes, buttermilk makes them all better. It’s inevitable then, when the craving for a tall stack of buttermilk pancakes hits you like a ton of bricks […]