In this episode of My Food Thing, we visit the San Francisco home of Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, who own State Bird Provisions. They show us how to make their favorite midnight snack, sauerkraut and pecorino "tacos," and demonstrate that even chefs like simple food. (Stuart also coins a new phrase for their creation: Condiment Cuisine.)
Whether added to snickerdoodle cookies to make them wonderfully soft, to whipped egg whites to make them stable, or to simple syrup to prevent sugar crystals from forming, cream of tartar is an all-around good thing to have on hand.
Setting up a charcoal grill can be intimidating: It’s hot, it can get kind of messy if you’re not prepared, and it’s unfamiliar to lots of home cooks. But with a little know-how you’ll be grilling with confidence all summer long.
Juicy summer tomatoes are the stars of this main dish salad—they’re even used in the tangy vinaigrette. Toss two kinds with whole-grain croutons, other veggies, and chicken for a hearty take on panzanella.