Make us your home page
Instagram

Cooking

Watermelon Lime Granita [Photo by Michelle Stark, Times food editor]

How to make Watermelon Lime Granita

  1. From the food editor: I love that food is a huge part of Master of None's transcendent second season

    Cooking

    Deep into a late-night binge of Master of None, Aziz Ansari's Netflix series that returned for its second season May 12, I realized I was laying as far back on my couch as possible, blanket clutched up to my chin, eyebrows permanently raised.

    Dev (Aziz Ansari) and Arnold (Eric Wareheim) eat lunch in Modena, Italy, in the second season of "Master of None."
  2. Three 'MasterChef' contestants from the Tampa Bay area talk cooking inspiration and more

    Cooking

    When Gordon Ramsay's MasterChef begins its eighth season tonight, the Tampa Bay area will have three contestants to root for. A marketing director from Tampa, a dentist and Palm Harbor native, and an employee for a steel supply company are all trying to impress a trio of judges with their home-cooking skills.

    Jeff Philbin, from Tampa, left, Palm Harbor native Paola Annoni Patel, and Danny Flores, of Land 'O Lakes, will be competing on the season premiere of "Masterchef."
  3. You'll want to eat your (hummus-crusted and roasted) veggies

    Health

    I remember being told in marketing class back in graduate school that the fastest-growing food category in America was hummus. Hummus, our professor insisted, would soon be ubiquitous. I should have heeded his advice and leveraged that bit of 1991 foresight in some way.

    Vegetables are tossed in hummus and roasted to the point of caramelization in this recipe.
  4. Recipe for mini Zucchini Quiche perfect for a picnic

    Cooking

    You'd think quiche would be a summer picnic staple. In practice, the beloved cheese pies are too darn messy. Cutting one into slices while you're sitting at the beach can be tricky. And if you figure, "Aha! I'll slice it up ahead of time," you discover there's no easy way to transport the individual wedges. Finally, …

    Picnic Size Southwestern Zucchini Quiches can be topped with salsa.
  5. We Tried That: Working on a food truck for a day

    Cooking

    What we tried: It seems like everyone and their mother wants to open a food truck.

    Carlynn Crosby prepares food at the Empamamas food truck in the Cigar City Brewing parking lot in Tampa this month. For a variety of reasons, food trucking is not for the faint of heart.
  6. Five recipe ideas for cooking with sparkling wine

    Cooking

    With high school and college graduation season upon us, you might find yourself stocking up on sparkling wine (if you don't normally). Though the obvious choice is to drink it all, you may find yourself with leftovers after all the parties are over. These five recipe ideas will use up that grad-friendly bubbly so …

    Sparkling Wine Risotto takes risotto up a notch.
  7. Portobello Mushrooms With Tuscan Kale and Sweet Potato work as main course or appetizer

    Cooking

    I've made no secret of my mushroom love. As I've written, I like to divide them into two categories: the interesting varieties (oysters, shiitakes, morels, puffballs and the like) that I find at the farmers market or forage; and the less-interesting ones (buttons, creminis) I buy at the supermarket. The former I …

    Portobello Mushrooms With Tuscan Kale and Sweet Potato will work as a main course or an appetizer.
  8. From the food editor: Up your sauce game with these simple recipes

    Cooking

    Most food is incomplete without a sauce. At the very least, almost everything benefits from the addition of it, a creamy capper to your dish that has the miraculous ability to tie everything together.

    Tzatziki sauce is easy to make at home. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times food editor.
  9. Got corn? How to use up the season's bounty

    Cooking

    Corn takes a lot of flack.

    There's all the confusion about its identity, whether it's a grain or a vegetable. The fuss over whether it's nutritionally beneficial. The fact that it's not easy to digest. And don't get me started on high-fructose corn syrup, one of the most maligned ingredients of our time.

    Corn works well in a number of dishes.
  10. Video: How to make tzatziki sauce

    Cooking

    Tzatziki sauce is a yogurt-cucumber condiment that makes a variety of dishes way better than they already are: falafel, chicken, most vegetables, anything involving a pita. It's simple to make, and really benefits from some common but specific ingredients.

New #CookClub recipe: White Chicken Chili

This is a hearty and warming stew for this time of year.