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Johnny Iuzzini’s Tips for Perfect Macarons

Tips For Piping Macarons Twist end of pastry bag closed tightly and hold it with both hands. Pipe quarter-sized mounds away from you at a 45-degree angle. Stop squeezing bag and flick tip up counterclockwise; “tail” will settle into batter. Tips for Successful Macarons For the best results, bake macarons on silicone baking mats or…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies By Andrew Zimmern I have a different approach to the classic chocolate chip cookie: I like to add pieces of toasted pecans and favor chips over chocolate chunks or chopped chocolate shards. I prefer cookies that are crispy on the edges and soft in the middle. After much experimentation, I…  Read More

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How to Master the Cookie Exchange

My Favorite Cookie Recipes It’s the holidays. You’re bound to be invited to an annual cookie exchange, take goodies to the office, or be in charge of a Christmas dessert spread at some point. So we thought we’d help you out with my favorite cookie recipes, including a few classics from Minnesota State Fair blue…  Read More

Best Cookbooks of 2014

My Favorite Cookbooks of the Year Every year hundreds of cookbooks are published, dozens of which deserve a spot on your shelf. But we’ve tried to narrow it down to a handful that really impress–whether it’s the private cooking lessons from the world’s best chefs in Dana Cowin’s Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, cooking…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's recipe for biscochitos

The Perfect Holiday Cookie: Biscochitos

Rich Cinnamon & Sugar Cookies By Andrew Zimmern Three years ago in New Mexico, I met the Otero family. Steve orchestrated the matanza, or traditional pig feast famous in the Southwest for using every part of the hog. He browned back ribs and pork loin in a cast-iron pan 3 feet wide over a wood…  Read More