While some states, like Texas (specifically Austin, which many regard as the birthplace of BBQ), get a lot of credit for their smoked and seasoned meats and sides, the reality is there are good barbecue joints on both sides of the Mississippi and as far north as Canada. From Toronto to Santa Fe, Washington, D.C. to Austin, here are our picks for unique barbecue in North America. Prepare to get your hands dirty.See More
Why do we love curry? Let us count the ways: It's a sweet-heat blend of many spices, including turmeric (which gives curry its characteristic yellow tint), cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, cumin, nutmeg, chiles, and coriander; it adds depth to chicken dishes, vegetable soups, and even snack mixes; and its heat is a subtle, slow burn that lets food shine. Read on for some of our favorite recipes with curry powder. Kitchen tip: Curry powder loses its pungency quickly and should be stored no longer than 2 months.View Slideshow
It's easy to spice up this popular topper. Start with canned or homemade gravy then add these irresistible combinations of fresh veggies, cheeses, spices, and more.
A mixture of rosemary, thyme, and sage adds a punch of flavor to traditional gravy.
A combination of crunchy cashews, fresh mangoes, and chili-garlic sauce gives gravy an expected -- but delicious -- tropical touch.
Tip: To properly cut a mango, use a sharp knife and slice through the fruit right next to the seed. Once you've cut away the fruit around the seed, remove the peel, and slice, chop, or puree the mango.
For a taste of the Mediterranean, stir lemon zest, capers, and olive oil into your gravy.
Tip: Add more Mediterranean flavors to your meal by serving our mouthwatering Caramel Flan with Mangoes or our Baklava (see recipes below).
Mushrooms add meaty texture to turkey gravy; try shiitakes mixed with a bit of cream and dried sweet peppers.
Tip: For best results, clean fresh mushrooms by wiping them with a barely damp cloth or paper towel. Never soak them in water -- they'll become soggy.