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Fresh Cherry Hot Sauce Is Spicy-Sweet and Smoky

Fresh Cherry Hot Sauce Is Spicy-Sweet and Smoky

I wanted to do a fresh version of the Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce I made last year, when cherries were out of season (it calls for bottled juice). So I’ve been waiting. But now in California, fresh, sweet cherries are at their peak. READ MORE

7 Smoothies to Kick Off Summer

7 Smoothies to Kick Off Summer

For a fast, cooling treat that thankfully requires no heat to make, check out these seven smoothie ideas from CHOW’s community of inspired cooks READ MORE

Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Happening in LA

Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Happening in LA

There is an onslaught of high-quality ice cream shops heading to Los Angeles this summer, but keep your eyes peeled for Sylvia Yoo's churro ice cream sandwiches from her guerrilla operation, Churro Borough. READ MORE

Vodka Gimlet with Umeboshi Plums

Vodka Gimlet with Umeboshi Plums

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Slow Cooker Savory Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Savory Oatmeal

I put together a set of savory oatmeal toppings a few years ago titled Oatmeal for Dinner. I remember adding sausage as a topping and thinking it would be great to get the sausage flavor into the oats themselves, instead of just sitting on the surface. That's how this recipe was born. READ MORE

Mexico in Three Regrets

Mexico in Three Regrets

1/12 CANCUN 1997 We’re on our honeymoon. Perry and I got married last month at an art gallery in Chicago; we had a Southeast Asian theme and served lemongrass Kamikazes and Singhas and everyone got drunk. Perry said, “Let’s go to Mexico.” Neither of us had ever been. We bought the all-inclusive plan at Caribbean Village, maybe the homeliest hotel on Boulevard Kukulkan, Cancun’s It’s cheap. There’s a swim-up bar and a cluster of country boys with the jug-eared look of U.S. military. READ MORE

Slow Cooker Bourbon Ribs for Father’s Day

Slow Cooker Bourbon Ribs for Father’s Day

Berries Are Back! Make One of These Amazing Tarts and Pies

Berries Are Back! Make One of These Amazing Tarts and Pies

Berries are a presence in the supermarket year-round, but anticipation for the summer berry season is still a thing. Turning those warm-weather strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries into tarts and pies is the highlight of our cooking calendar—here are five recipes we love. Serve any one of them still warm, with a scoop of ice cream or a soft, vanilla-scented clump of whipped cream, and leave the memory of the cold months—and bad-season berries—behind. READ MORE

Watch These Cool Animated GIFS of Nachos Being Made

When my colleague Chris Rochelle was putting together his massive nachos photo gallery, he documented the chip layering and splattering with some mesmerizing and completely gratuitous animated GIFS. Behold, and salivate. READ MORE

Jonathan Gold’s Best Lines From That 101 Best Restaurants Video

Last week, restaurant critic Jonathan Gold revealed his second annual, highly anticipated 101 Best Restaurants list, which came in the form of a nifty black booklet only available to subscribers (sorry to those of you who flocked to newsstands). READ MORE