A History of Stargazy Pie, England's Strangest Christmas Dish
Stargazy pie is an odd-looking invention—a dish where fish gaze up at the sky from a buttery crust—but it's more, too. It's said to be born of famine.
Pick a combination of apple varieties for a balance of acid, sugar, and tannin in your pie. But remember that apples must be ripe for full flavor. If the seeds are darkening, the apple is mature.
How-To: Make Borek with Action Bronson and His Aunt
Watch as Mr. Wonderful and his aunt teach you how to make borek, a stuffed puff pastry pie of sorts that she fills with sautéed ground beef and onion.
This Woman Ditched Her Software Career to Make Weed Desserts For a Living
“I didn’t know anything about cannabis,” she laughs. “All I knew was what the leaf looked like.”
Inside the Willy Wonka Baklava Factory of Turkey
Gaziantep, located in southeast Turkey at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and Mesopotamia, is the pistachio capital of the country. Coincidentally, Gaziantep is home to some of the world’s the best baklava.
Why Swedes Are Trying to Preserve a Pastry That Could Break Your Teeth
Skånsk Spettkaka is a Swedish egg-based pastry that looks like housing material and has been described to taste like a cross between styrofoam and straight sugar.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
We Asked Nigella Lawson for Her Christmas Dinner Game Plan
“Write a list of everything you plan to cook on Christmas Day,” advises Nigella Lawson, TV chef and unrivalled domestic goddess. “Then go away, drink a cup of tea, and strike out about half the dishes you’d planned.”
San Francisco’s Most Beautiful Hot Dog Isn’t a Hot Dog at All
Nick Muncy, the inventive pastry chef at San Francisco's lauded restaurant Coi, always wanted to be an artist. “In high school it was more like, 'What’s a more realistic job that involves that?'”
Natalie B. Compton
Eating Every Sausage Roll and Cornish Pasty I Could Find in a Suburban Gas Station
Ginsters readymade sausage rolls and Cornish pasties are a British petrol station staple. I set myself the challenge of eating the entire range of pastry-flaked meat tubes—in a Shell garage forecourt, obviously.
Dirty Work: Goat Cheese Tartines and Frosé All Day with Kelly Fields
In this edition of Dirty Work, New Orleans chef Kelly Fields stops by MUNCHIES to make pesto and goat cheese tartines and the perfect antidote to summer: frozen rosé.
Why This Scandinavian Pastry Came to Wisconsin
Racine, Wisconsin has long been a destination for Danish immigrants, and with them came a buttery, flaky pastry known as kringle.
Brits Can’t Deal with Curved Croissants So This Supermarket Will Only Sell Straight Ones
British supermarket Tesco has announced that it will no longer sell curved croissants because customers find it “easier to spread jam on a straighter shape with a single sweeping motion.”
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