Cider-braised pork shoulder goes from weekend project to weeknight dinner in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot allows an aspirational pork shoulder become an attainable weeknight feast.
(Rey Lopez for The Washington Post/Food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)
(Rey Lopez for The Washington Post/Food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

Spicy beef lettuce wraps are a fun way to get dinner on the table in 20 minutes

Put out a platter of hot, spicy beef and wrap it all up in crisp lettuce leaves.

Bryant Terry on ‘Black Food,’ plant-based eating and where he finds inspiration

Celebrated author Bryant Terry is ending his writing career with "Black Food" as he shifts his focus to his new publishing imprint.

Day of the Dead calls for pan de muerto. Watch how one bakery makes it.

During the Día de los Muertos season, bakers at La Estrella Bakery in Tuscon, Ariz., mix, knead and decorate hundreds of rich, sweet loaves.
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This vegan take on India’s chicken 65 delivers crispy fried tofu minus the splatters

Rather than coating tofu with a lot of cornstarch and frying in a lot of oil, you use a very simple batter in this Indian dish.

Potatoes are the main attraction in these 6 recipes for stuffed, saucy spuds

Potatoes are always a good idea for a meal, especially if you load them with hearty, saucy and spicy toppings.

A champagne shortage is looming. Shop early to keep the sparkle in your holidays.

The supply chain issues, coupled with difficult harvests, have resulted in low supply, high demand and higher prices.

Add zip to your meal with this lively, light $15 red blend from Côtes du Rhône

RECOMMENDED | Plus, a Georgian white grape grown in the Finger Lakes, prosecco, cava rosé and a soave for milder weather sips.

Megan Thee Stallion’s new Popeyes Hottie Sauce is sweet and sassy, just like the rapper

Megan Thee Stallion enters a one-of-a-kind partnership with fast food chain Popeyes, including a Hottie Sauce.

Can’t stop the beet: How to choose, store, prep and cook the versatile root vegetable

Beets are incredibly versatile. Here's what you need to know about them.

Maiz64 brings Mexican flair — and smothering service — to Logan Circle

At Maiz64, Oaxacan chef Alam Méndez Florián shows flashes of innovative cooking.

Overnight oats with pumpkin and pecans put a fall spin on this make-ahead staple

A few minutes' of prep time and your morning meal is taken care of.

This chicken noodle soup from Tibet with ginger and green chiles will warm you right up

Thukpa, an intensely flavored chicken noodle soup, has been Chef Maneet Chauhan's go-to meal on chilly nights since she first tasted it in Guwahati, Assam.

7 vegan soup recipes so creamy you won’t believe they’re dairy-free

You don't need any dairy to make silky and luxurious-tasting soups.

Quince evokes mystery and magic as heat turns the fruit from woody to luscious

Cooking quince feels like witnessing a small miracle, as it turns a sunset palette of rose-orange shades while poaching.
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Poached quince stars in this kale and herb salad with a punchy dressing

Iceberg lettuce, kale and quince deliver varied texture, while fresh mint and cilantro give it bright flavor.
  • Oct 20

Rosy poached quince and goat milk pudding pair for a stunning fall parfait

The creamy pudding and the squash-like texture of the quince are a nice contrast.
  • Oct 20

Skillet lasagna with spinach and zucchini delivers a rich, cheesy supper in 40 minutes

You whip up this skillet lasagna on the stovetop in much less time than it takes to make a traditional version.
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