Chef John's Face Pie Recipe

“A few months ago I saw a pie image on Twitter so creepy and disturbing that I actually questioned whether it was too terrifying to post as a video. Usually, Halloween-themed recipes have the opposite problem, as they are almost never actually scary, but that’s not an issue here. By the way, can someone get […]


Chef John's Pumpkin-Braised Pork Recipe

“You’ll see this titled ‘Pig in a Pumpkin’ on the blog even though we’re not using a whole pig, we’re using a whole pumpkin! If you’re looking for a fun, and very seasonably appropriate way to cook some pork shoulder, I can’t think of a better, or more beautiful one, which is why I really […]


Chef John's American Goulash Recipe

“One of my all-time favorite comfort food meals growing up was the beef goulash they served in my school cafeteria alongside a slice of buttered white bread and a carton of milk. Little did I know that it wasn’t really goulash, but an Americanized version, invented to stretch a small amount of beef into enough […]


5 Chef Upgrades for Your Kale Salad

Love it or hate it, the kale salad has moved from trendy-dish-of-the-moment to here-to-stay perennial. Here are five ways chefs make kale salads even better. 1. Giada’s clever trick. TV chef (and owner of a new eponymous restaurant in Las Vegas) Giada DeLaurentiis freezes a wedge of Gorgonzola to make melt-in-the-mouth shavings for her prosciutto-and-fig […]

Holidays & Entertaining

Our 13 Favorite Chef Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Our 13 Favorite Chef Recipes for Rosh Hashanah Brisket with Sweet-
and-Sour Onions
 Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez of Hot Bread Kitchen calls this gorgeous brisket her “crowning glory.” Potato Kugel with Fried Shallots Adam Perry Lang’s wonderfully crisp kugel is an all-time favorite. Honey-and-Lemon-Glazed Roast Chicken Piero Incisa della Rocchetta brushes the chicken with a mixture of […]


Chef John's Shrimp Etouffee Recipe

“We’re going to use this spicy and delicious New Orleans classic to demonstrate that it is possible to get good results from using waterlogged frozen shrimp, which unfortunately is sometimes the only option. To make them work we’ve got to use a few tricks. I prefer this with little chunks of browned chicken or pork, […]


Chef John's Stuffed Peppers Recipe

“This recipe’s roots can be traced back to the Great Depression, when farmers first began selling the unripe peppers out of necessity. Of course, we did what Americans always do when faced with a new variety of food, we stuffed meat in it.” Ingredients Adjust US Metric 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice 2 […]

Everyday Meals

Chef John's Creamy Mushroom Pasta Recipe

“A beautiful, aromatic, creamy mushroom sauce coats hot cooked fettuccine pasta in this quick dish. You can use any kind of pasta you like.” Ingredients Adjust US Metric 2 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 pound fresh white mushrooms, sliced 1/4 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced salt and ground black pepper to taste 2 cloves […]

Slow Cooker

Chef John's Crab Cakes Recipe

“These are what crab cakes are supposed to be like. They are basically a fried lump of crabmeat, held together with a minimum of filler. Delicious!” Ingredients Adjust US Metric 8 saltine crackers, finely crushed 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®) 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 […]