There is something strangely welcoming about the Texas summer heat. That’s why this season we are heading to one of the coolest little cities in the Lone Star State: Austin.
Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel, co-authors of the Bouchon Bakery cookbook, popped into our Test Kitchen and treated us to a batch of homemade Pecan Sandies. The book is a wonderful collection of all-American desserts and classic French pastries, laced with sweet anecdotes from Keller. The buttery, crumbly Pecan Sandies were one of Keller’s mother’s favorite treats (the Keebler variety, […]
If you walk into our Test Kitchen today, you’ll walk out veiled in White Lily flour. All week we’ve been cutting butter and pouring buttermilk into thousands (yep, thousands) of biscuits, in preparation for this weekend’s festival honoring the buttery, flaky, fluffy cornerstone of Southern cuisine. The folks running Knoxville’s 3rd Annual International Biscuit Festival—they call themselves the Biscuit Brain […]
On June 8 and 9, a posse of pitmasters descends on New York City’s Madison Square Park for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. Let’s call that home base. From there, explore some of our favorite spots of the city’s Southern invasion. 1. The 34th Annual Mississippi Picnic June 8, noon to 6 p.m. Leave it to the Hospitality State […]