I'd love to pick up some tins of cookies for some of the generic holiday gifts I have to get this year. Who makes the best ones? I see things at Williams Sonoma, Dean and Deluca, etc, but can't tell which are really good...
A gift you made yourself is one of the most thoughtful things you can give for the holidays. Problem is, by the time you start thinking about it, there's rarely enough time left to complete the task! But in this episode of MDRN KTCHN, host Scott Heimendinger shows you how to use a whipping siphon to create instant infusions of candy cane vodka, herb and garlic olive oil, and vanilla-and-spice maple syrup. For the full recipes, click here. Want to learn more? Come back every Sunday for a new episode of MDRN KTCHN, and check out Modernist Cuisine's new cookbook, Modernist Cuisine at Home!
Our obsession with decadent food is apparently nothing new.
Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.