Mary Berry Shocks the World by Being Totally Wrong About Pies — Pop Culture

I can’t believe it, but Mary Berry — queen of British baking, author of more than 70 cookbooks — is utterly and completely wrong about pies.

On the last episode of Britain’s Best Home Cook, Mary Berry stunned the world and her fellow judges by asserting that pies should just have pastry lids and not be totally enclosed in pastry.


What You Should Know Before Attending Your First Iftar — An American Ramadan

The Iftar, or the breaking of the fast, is one of the most significant points in the day during Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Observing Muslims will abstain from all food and water — yes, even water — from the crack of dawn all the way until sunset, every day of this month. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar one, each year Ramadan falls at a slightly different time. When Ramadan falls in the winter, the fast will be shorter; in the summer it can be quite long and intense.


6 Things to Prep on Sunday for a Week of Easy Grilling — Tips from The Kitchn

The grill is one of the best tools you can have in your arsenal for quick weeknight dinners. It cooks food quickly and leaves you with no extra pans to clean after dinner (just a swipe of a clean cloth to clean the grates).

Here’s my secret to even easier weeknight grilling: I prepare a few things on the weekend (think: marinades for meats, sauces for vegetables) and then come home ready to grill any night of the week. Here are six things to prep on the weekend for weeknight grilling.


3 of Our Favorite Ice Cream Makers Are on Sale — Just in Time for Memorial Day — Amazon Deal of the Day

Who are we kidding? Ice cream is a year-round treat. It’s just that it tastes even better during the summer — especially when it’s homemade!

Whether you have a hand-me-down machine that could stand to be replaced or you’re new to the churn-your-own process, we’ve got some good news: Three of our favorite ice cream makers happen to be on sale right now.


Joanna Gaines Shares Her Favorite Meal Prep Dinner — Pop Culture

You might assume that celebrities have meals prepared for them by personal chefs, or don’t go to the grocery store like us plebeians, but that’s not the case for the Gaines family. Former Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines recently told Kitchn that she loves shopping at H-E-B in Texas. “You just have a ton of options,” she said about the store.

Gaines has also been very vocal about how much she loves meal prep for feeding her family (when she has time). She even went so far as to create a little print-out meal prep planner for people on her blog. So when we sat down with Gaines a couple of weeks ago, we asked her what her favorite meal prep dinner to make for her family is right now.


The Scandi Sense Diet Is the “Simplest Diet in the World.” Here’s What That Means. — Wellness News

A few years ago I was in Italy talking with a few other people about food, and somehow the conversation turned to diets, wellness, weight loss, etc. The two women I was with started describing their various eating plans — one didn’t eat after 6 p.m., and the other avoided carbs. I said I did not really follow a diet or eating plan, but in general I just tried to use the Mediterranean Diet as a guideline. When they didn’t know what that was, I explained it was about focusing on fruits and vegetables, fish and poultry, whole grains, and olive oil.

They both looked at me like I was out of my mind.


This Woman Took Her Maternity Photos at H-E-B and It’s Hilarious — Food News

Most maternity photoshoots capture a particularly idyllic, relaxed-in-a-field-of-flowers version of pregnancy that doesn’t bear much resemblance to the real thing for most people. Someone out there might spend nine months wearing a flower crown in a field of lavender, but it wasn’t me. I felt like I spent 40 solid weeks in a grocery store trying to figure out what I was allowed to eat while pregnant, and then eating all of that.

That’s why one Texas mom is going viral this week with a set of grocery store maternity photos that are very relatable, and a whole lot of fun.


5 Great Dutch Ovens: And 15 Recipes to Put Them to Work — Recipes from The Kitchn

Of all the cookware I own, there is nothing I use more often than my Dutch oven. It’s the workhorse of the kitchen, making almost anything from stovetop soups to oven-baked casseroles. These large, heavy pots are a worthwhile investment, and today we’re sharing a selection for a range of budgets.

And when you’re ready to put your Dutch oven to work, these 15 recipes are just the thing to inspire you.