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From Sweet to Savory, 9 Fresh Melon Recipes

Melon, like corn, tomatoes, and strawberries, is one of those foods that—while you can get it fresh in some form year round—becomes truly magical in summer. Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew: they turn sweet, fragrant, and tender this time of year. Here are 9 ways—some sweet, others savory—to celebrate the moment. READ MORE

8 Super-Fresh Halibut Recipes

Moist, mild-tasting halibut is an unchallenging fish. It’s well-liked, easy to find, and takes well to a variety of preparations. Here are 8 recipes that show off halibut’s versatility and deliciousness. Shopping tip: Consult the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch list for recommended sources. READ MORE

8 Alternative Oils to Help You Survive The Olive Oil-Ocalypse

Not to cause a panic but did you know that we are in the midst of an olive oil shortage of epic proportions? Due to drought, disease and fruit flies (of all things), nearly half the world’s olive oil crop for this year has been ruined. READ MORE

10 Recipes Inspired by the Philly Cheesesteak

Outside of Ben Franklin and the Liberty Bell, the Philly Cheesesteak is probably the most iconic thing that people associate with the city of Brotherly Love. And while the cheesesteak might be Philly's most popular sandwich, it’s not without imitators. READ MORE

9 Simple Recipes to Get More Grouper onto Your Table Tonight

The grouper fish is a part of the sea bass family and has a mild taste, similar to halibut and bass. A lean fish, it is easy to cook and a popular choice for sandwiches in the South. READ MORE

11 Soufflés Perfect for an Elegant (but Effortless) Dinner

Incredibly simple and versatile, soufflés are a great secret weapon to keep in your back pocket when you want a quick and delicious summer dinner option. READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Salsa

In the Spanish-speaking world, salsa is simply an all-purpose word that means “sauce,” a category that covers pretty much any sort of liquid accompaniment to food. To us Anglophones, however, salsa refers to the chile-based condiments commonly found in Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Southwestern cuisines. READ MORE

11 Irresistible Recipes for Heirloom Tomatoes

Our food calendar has two seasons: heirloom tomato season and then, sadly, the rest of the year. When heirloom tomatoes weigh down the tables at farmers’ markets and fill the bins at our neighborhood market, we get busy. Here are 11 recipes we love to spend the hours of a summer day working with. READ MORE

11 Essential Breakfast Sandwiches

The breakfast sandwich (egg of some kind, meat, and cheese, on toast, a sandwich roll, or an English muffin) is popular for one major reason: portability. Here are 11 eye-openers we’d gladly wolf down two-handed, en route to the office. READ MORE

12 Amazing Kitchen Hacks Using Things That Are Already in Your Cupboard

One of the keys to becoming a better cook (aside from ya know, cooking all the time)? Finding ways to make things easier and more efficient. So to help you along the way on your kitchen efficiency journey, we’re giving you a set of 12 new kitchen hacks guaranteed to shave time and make things easier for you. READ MORE