Cara Eisenpress

Cara Eisenpress

Author of In the Small Kitchen and founder/editor/head chef at Big Girls, Small Kitchen. Seriously committed home cook and lover of grilled cheese sandwiches. Editorial projects at Blue Apron.

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The Complete Guide to Parmigiana

Parmigiana is a classic Italian dish, Neapolitan in origin and humble in its simplicity. Parmesan is total American food, crispy, over-cheesed, and served in massive portions. Any time you order…

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The Complete Guide to Making Burritos at Home

To craft the perfect burrito, stop thinking about cooking. Transport your mind from the cocina to the factory, and starting imagining an assembly line instead of a stove or a cutting…

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The Complete Guide to Making Pizza at Home

For pizza lovers, a slice is more than a food—it’s an obsession. And while some can feed that obsession by buying New York-style wedges, sitting down to a wood-fired Neapolitan pie, or defrosting …

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The Complete Guide to Making Quick Breads

If you know how to make a quick bread, you can bake almost anything. That means that if baking scares you, or if your sweets never turn out quite right, you should start here. The formula for…

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The Complete Guide to Making Falafel at Home

All photos by Cara Eisenpress (@BGSK) The main thing you need to remember when making falafel is that simplicity is the ultimate goal. Falafel are not veggie burgers. They are not flavored…

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The Complete Guide to Making Burgers at Home

The hamburger is a delicious vestige of the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, where vendors grilled up ground beef patties, slapped them onto buns, and fed them to hordes of hungry Americans. The…

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The Complete Guide to Making Meatballs

Whether you prefer your balls with beef or pork, on top of spaghetti or inside a hero, these tips will take your game to the next level.…