bobotie, served with yellow rice

Bobotie: Cape Town’s Savory, Spicy Specialty

Fired with chilies, generously spiced ground beef gets sweetened with raisins, chutney, and almonds, and baked beneath a custardy, egg-and-milk topping. That’s bobotie. This unusual, richly flavored delight is a mega South African favorite that’s grand for special occasions and celebrations. If you’re Italian, this …

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Kung pao chicken

Kung Pao Chicken: Simple, Fast, and Delicious

Want an exotic meal that’s simple to prep and quick to make that leaves a lasting impression? That’s kung pao chicken. Tender chicken, hot bird’s eye chilies, Sichuan peppercorns, and toasted peanuts star in a superbly savory sauce. It’s no wonder that kung pao is …

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Quesabirria tacos with sauce

Quesabirria Tacos With Sauce: Meant For Sharing

Quesabirria tacos are right on the money for big gatherings. They’re hot, spicy, beefy, and cheesy. With a lip-licking, taco-dipping sauce alongside, they’re stellar for sharing with friends — best with loads of laughter. And napkins. Lots of napkins. First there was birria Adored for …

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Spicy chili chocolate truffles

Spicy Chocolate Chili Truffles: A Simple Luxury

Heat, stir, chill, and roll. That’s all it takes to create the divine pleasure of our gorgeous spicy chocolate chili truffles. And with a little more effort, you can add an extra layer of super-luxury — a praline coating. When something’s this good, it’s hardly …

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Spicily-glazed baked gammon, ready to serve

Spicily-Glazed Baked Gammon With Fall Sides

Our baked gammon recipe locks in the gammon’s superbly smoky flavors, and then highlights them with a hotly spiced, caramelized glaze. It’s served with citrusy sweet potatoes, seared baby green cabbage, mini corn cobs, and a truly exceptional cranberry sauce. Simple. Amazing. That really is …

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Adobo de chanco

Adobo de Chanco: Pepper-Powered Peruvian Pork

“Don’t spoil it with cutlery. This is party pork!” That’s the advice from a beaming buddy of mine about adobo de chanco — slow braised pork shoulder, served with ladles of bread-dunking, fiery sauce, and buttered corn. “This Peruvian pork is for pure pleasure, please, …

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Jamaican jerk chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken: Hot And Richly Spiced

This big—hitter from Jamaica is powered by jerk seasoning — a vibrant blend of high—heat chilies, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, garlic, onions, and limes. Sweetened by caramell-y brown sugar, and darkened with salty soy, it pairs perfectly with delicately tender chicken. Jamaican jerk chicken is …

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