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Easy Creamed Corn with Basil is a summer staple in our house. These sweet kernels are just barely simmered in a sauce made from silky mascarpone cheese, a little half and half and not much else. Add a sprinkle of fragrant basil and you’ve got a simple, supremely summery side!
When summer corn is at its sweetest, it doesn’t take much to make it shine. A quick steam, a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, maybe a slick of good cultured butter is all that’s needed, and often not even that. But towards the end of the season our taste buds (and our teeth) need a break from gnawing kernels straight from the cob. That’s when we make this Easy Creamed Corn with Basil. Almost as quick as a simple steam, this method brings out the best in the corn, keeping the kernels crunchy, but bathing them in a silky, creamy sauce that’s the work of minutes.
Did you know that if you put tasty things into vodka (or gin) and let it steep for a while in a cool, dark place you wind up with vodka (or gin) that tastes like whatever delicious thing you put in it? I can't believe I've never done this before and, to be honest, I'm...read more
This farro salad with butternut squash and hardy kale lets you imagine it’s actually spring while using up the last of your winter produce.read more
You know how sometimes when you watch a cooking show (don't judge me, I find them very relaxing), the host will say something like "this ____ is so simple and quick, it's easier than ordering a pizza!" and then they proceed to use 6 different pots and pans (on their...read more
Roasted cipollini onions are a great accompaniment to any meal - they have a sweet and savory caramel flavor that we combine with thyme for added depth. If you're not familiar with them, Cipollini onions (pronounced chip-oh-lee-knee) are a thin-skinned, mild onion...read more
Cork and Knife Our new cookbook is out very soon — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop! In today's episode of Nerds with...read more
Guys. Guuuuuuuuuuys. I just can't with this cake. LOOK AT IT! Is this not the most delightfully bonkers looking cake you've ever seen? Hello? Are you listening to me? You're hypnotized, aren't you? It's okay, I get it. *SNAP* Welcome back. You can put your shoes back...read more
Caramelized green beans is a quick, healthy dish that would be an ideal vegan side for an Asian-style dinner.read more
Pasta with sausage, broccoli rabe and white beans is such a classic combination it deserves its own name. Sadly, we couldn’t think of one. But we do have a delicious recipe for you.read more
Pork chops marinated in a spice brine, cooked to perfection and served with garlic-sauteed broccoli rabe and an apple-onion sauce. Chops don't get much better than this. One of the things I love about living in Beacon is that it really feels like a community that is...read more
Are there people in the world (who are neither lactose or gluten intolerant) who don't like mac and cheese? If there are, I certainly haven't met them. Not liking mac and cheese is basically like not liking trees, or kittens. You may not be obsessed with trees or...read more