6 Creative Ways to Use Pluots

Plu-whats? These hybrid stone fruits combine the juicy flesh of a plum with the sweetness of an apricot. They ripen quickly and are rarely mealy. And, like plums, they don’t easily bruise. In other words: Yes! 
 Eat them out of hand, or try them in one of the recipes here. May we recom­mend the pluot-of-this-world Monte Cristo?

What You Must Know When Packing a Picnic

How to safely pack your food this summer so you can feast without getting sick.

Here’s Every Type of Clam in One Simple Chart

The lowdown on a half-dozen varieties of shellfish. 



What to Do With Leftover Cornmeal

So you needed cornmeal for that one recipe. Now what? Here, three delicious ways to use the rest. 

6 Inventive Ways to Cook With Ricotta

Six delicious ideas for ricotta, from a breakfast treat to an after-dinner dessert.

5 New Ice Cream Flavors You Need to Try This Summer

We’ll take three scoops of each, please.