Strawberry Snacking Cake

Don’t be surprised at how quickly this olive oil and cornmeal-enriched sheet cake will disappear. The strawberry flavor comes from a swirl of jam and a pretty layer of sliced berries on top. Because the strawberries will shrink and sink a bit during baking, make sure they’re placed shoulder to …

Red Pesto Pasta

This red pesto (the third in our Italian flag–hued pestos, after green and white) tastes like a mash-up of your favorite spicy arrabbiata sauce and the savory anchovy-garlic dip bagna cauda. All of which is to say, it’s delicious.

Sushi Rice

The tastiest rice is seasoned sushi rice. It has vinegar, salt, and sugar added to develop a wide range of flavors, making it a dynamic counterpart to simple fish for a hassle-free weeknight dinner.

Chile Vinegar

You will find some version of this condiment, a sharp, bright finisher that is like a squeeze of lime juice on steroids, on nearly every table in the Philippines. It perks up everything here, and frankly, just about anything you grill.