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 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…

All photos by Cara Eisenpress

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…

All photos by Cara Eisenpress

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.…

Photo: Cara Eisenpress

The Complete Guide to Making Chili

Become a game-day god by mastering the art of chili-making—it's all about good fundamentals mixed with a little personal swagger.…


How To Build A Starter Spice Cabinet

Keeping a handful of everyday spices on hand will improve your home cooking tenfold. Here's how to get started without breaking the bank.…


The Best Recipes on The Internet: British Classics

Don't be a slave to search results—we gathered a team of bloggers and cookbook authors to pick 25 British recipes that will never let you down, from Yorkshire pudding to Eton Mess.…