Nigel Slater’s recipe for pork and spiced parsnips | Food

Will Kreznick

The recipe

Put a pan of water on to boil and have ready a steamer basket or colander that will fit neatly into the top, and a lid. Peel 750g of parsnips, cut them into large pieces and steam them for 15 minutes or until they are soft enough to mash.

Mash the cooked parsnips to a smooth purée in a food mixer with 50g of butter, a little salt and a generous grinding of black pepper. Transfer it to a mixing bowl and keep it warm.

Heat a couple of tbsp of olive oil in a shallow

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Light Up the Winter Table With Healthy, Flavorful African Recipes

Will Kreznick

GROWING UP in Florida, Edouardo Jordan was raised on his grandmother’s cooking: neck bones and rice, stews, creamy yams, black-eyed peas, shrimp purloo. He knew that this repertoire was the bread and butter of her native Georgia, but he wasn’t aware how much of it originated in West Africa.

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Two years and thousands of dollars spent on culinary school didn’t change that. Mr. Jordan went on to work for more than a decade in some of the country’s most celebrated kitchens—the French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., Per Se

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19 Recipes Our Food Staff Cooked on Repeat in 2020

Will Kreznick

At the end of each year, Spotify releases personalized lists of the songs and artists that users listened to most over the last 12 months. There’s no algorithm to count exactly how many times the Food staff made the recipes below in 2020, but consider it the NYT Cooking version of the streaming giant’s end-of-year recap. Among the greatest hits: cheesy pan pizza, Momofuku bo ssam, and, of course, the year’s sleeper hit, Mark Bittman’s No-Knead Bread.

(View our collections of the best of 2020 including Our 50 Most Popular Recipes of 2020, Our 50 Most Popular Vegetarian Recipes

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Joanna Gaines Shared Her Cheese Ball Recipe

Will Kreznick

Even those who consider themselves to be amateur cooks have a go-to recipe they make when they want to wow guests. For Joanna Gaines, that dish is a variety of three different cheese balls; she confirmed as much in a recent episode of Magnolia Table.

“Cheese is a staple in the Gaines household,” she said in the episode, explaining that cheese balls are always out at Chip’s parents’ house during the holidays. For her recipe, she uses the same cheese mixture and forms it into three separate cheese balls using an ice cream scoop to make it easier.

From

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Nik Sharma’s roasted cauliflower in turmeric kefir | Curry

Will Kreznick

This recipe takes advantage of kefir (buttermilk can be substituted) for its bright acidity. I prefer to use a bottle of freshly opened kefir or buttermilk here, because as these liquids age, the lactic acid increases, which not only leaves a strong tart taste but also causes the milk proteins to curdle quickly on heating.

Using the acidity of fermented dairy such as kefir and the Maillard reaction creates a bittersweet taste and new aroma molecules in vegetables. Chickpea flour, which contains starch, acts as a thickener for the base of the sauce. The sound of the seeds sizzling

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