Has anyone tried Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Guinness Cake in *Feast* (p. 286)? If so, what did you think? I just made it, in the form of mini cupcakes, and can't decide if I like it or not. I've loved other cakes of hers.
Gail Simmons gives us her list of pantry must-haves. Ingredients you should always have around to enhance and boost the flavor of all your meals. It's the little things that keep life interesting. Read more here.
Chefs Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz from Myers + Chang in Boston, show us how to use lemongrass. It's the central ingredient in their Green Monster, infusing the stir-fry with unique bright, citrusy, and floral-herbal fragrance. Read more.
Newspaper columnist Lee Ann Flemming, one of the best bakers in Greenwood, made 53 chocolate pies during filming on The Help. Her fudgy version here is neither vegan nor gluten-free: It's as classic as it gets.