More Recipes Should Call for South Asian Spice Blends

Reciting the MDH masala jingle is like muscle memory for many Hindi speakers of a certain generation. The song, a jangly chant through a condensed list of spice blends, is catchy and shamelessly rhymes “masala” with “masala,” and the brand’s vibrant cardboard packages are a dependable fixture. Diaspora Co. CEO Sana Javeri Kadri recalls her … Read more

The New Taco Bell Cantina in LA Is Hosting DJ Parties

Welcome to Delicious or Distressing, where we rate recent food memes, videos, and other decidedly unserious news. Last week we discussed Subway (the sandwich chain) potentially optioning buyers.  In the parallel version of my life where I grew up in Los Angeles, I’m genuinely disappointed that the bar mitzvah season of my age didn’t coincide with the … Read more

Just the Best Broccoli Salad

And sure, mayonnaise is frequently used in broccoli salads to create a creamy dressing. A sheer curtain instead of blackout curtains would allow the broccoli to shine more strongly in this situation. Pick your mix-ins. A startlingly impressive, exhilaratingly simple broccoli salad may be made by tossing chopped fresh broccoli with a zingy vinaigrette and … Read more

The Secret to the Silkiest Queso? Sodium Citrate

One of our favorite challenges in the Bon Appétit test kitchen is turning popular restaurant dishes into easy-to-follow recipes. Kendra Vaculin, an associate food editor, was assigned to evaluate the queso fundido at the Yellow Rose restaurant in New York City as a result. Yet sodium citrate was one component that made her hesitate. Owners … Read more