The 5 French Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

The five French mother sauces are: Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Hollandaise, and Tomato. Read on to learn how to make each one. In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, and tomato sauce as the building blocks for all other sauces in his work L’Art de la Cuisine Française au Dix-Neuvième Siecle. Later on, Hollandaise got added to the […]

Turn Your Cherry Tomatoes Into This Easy, Creamy Pasta Sauce

We’ve partnered with Hood Cream, makers of great-tasting, high-quality cream, to share a weeknight dinner recipe we’ll be making all summer long: a cherry tomato pasta that gets its creaminess from half-and-half! When I was a toddler, I’d go to lunch with my great-grandma Ethel a lot. We would hit up old-school New Jersey diners, […]

An 11-Minute Pasta for When Your Cupboard Is Bare & You Have No Time to Spare

Vicky Bennison is the mastermind behind Pasta Grannies, easily one of the greatest YouTube channels around. Every Thursday afternoon, she posts a new video featuring a different Italian nonna, who makes—yes, you guessed it—homemade pasta. (“And sometimes soups, breads, dolci, rice dishes, that kind of thing,” Vicky writes, “because that is what the Grannies wanted […]

A Spring Fettuccine Alfredo That Comes Together for Just $3 a Head

In the immortal words of Matthew McConoughey, alright, alright, alright…just look at this pasta. Lately I’ve been on a quest to add new recipes like these to my weeknight repertoire, ones that 1) look and taste great, 2) feel like spring, and 3) slide in under the wire at a truly reasonable budget. I started […]