Treat your tomatoes like the fruit they are. Tomato jam is sweet, savory, tangy and amazingly versatile. Use it like ketchup, pair it with cheese or just have a dollop on your dinner plate to spark up your meats and mains.
Processing pickles at lower temperatures than boiling is a safe and effective way to maintain the crisp, crunchy texture that we love about pickles! Learn how here and check out the results of a pickling experiment to test methods of crisping.
Salmon is brined with sugar, salt, and spices; coated with honey and peppercorns; and smoked over apple wood. A great smoking gateway recipe: no special supplies other than wood chips, no special equipment, and only an hour or so on the grill.
Chef Akhtar Nawab of New York City's Choza Taqueria makes a simple mole from charred tomatillos, serrano chiles and garlic laced with smoky cumin, cinnamon and clove. The real game changer, however, is the addition of roasted pistachios.