Chef Kyle Itani (Hopscotch) visits B-Dama in Oakland, California to hang out with chef Chikara Ono and faceplant into chawanmushi (savory custard) covered in uni.
In The Usual, the country's best chefs reveal the one dish that blows their mind again and again, then head behind-the-scenes to meet the creators.
This creamy and rich homemade horchata recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home; all you need are a few basic ingredients, a blender, and a mesh strainer. With warming cinnamon spice, this easy horchata would be delicious mixed with rum.
This foolproof Instant Pot method yields perfectly cooked spaghetti squash in a fraction of the time needed to cook it in the oven. Cutting the squash crosswise actually makes for longer strands of squash, which simulates actual spaghetti noodles.
This meal shows off the sheet pan at its most versatile: The protein, starch, vegetable, and pan sauce all cook to perfection in the same pan. Look for a large apple so the slices retain some texture after roasting.
The trick to perfect scallops is to leave them alone once they hit the pan—they’ll stick to the skillet at first then release once they sear. If you prefer less heat, use just one Fresno chile and remove the seeds before adding to the pan.