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Polina Chesnkova is a Seattle-based food writer, cooking class instructor, and the author of Hot Cheese: Over 50 Gooey, Oozy, Melty Recipes.
Tart-sweet shrubs offer the taste of summer all year long.
This savory mix of nuts and seeds adds a healthy kick of flavor and crunch to salads, vegetables, and even your morning yogurt.
These waffles are light and tender on the inside thanks to ricotta, yet still remain pleasingly crisp on the outside.
Ditch your traditional cream cheese for this feta-infused option, bursting with cheesy flavor.
Oats work as a starchy vehicle—for sweet and savory toppings. Here, we top the whole grain with cumin- and coriander-spiced sweet potatoes, garlicky sautéed kale, a jammy egg, and fromage blanc brightened with cilantro and citrus zest.
Tropical guava paste and tangy cream cheese are a classic pairing for sweet empanadas throughout Latin America.
These ultra-flaky biscuits are perfect pulled apart while still warm and topped with a smear of pimento cheese and few strips of bacon.
This bright and crunchy salad gets a smoky, savory kick from Fiore Sardo PDO cheese. Refrigerate any leftover vinaigrette for up to a week.
Pecorino Sardo PDO, made with 100% sheep’s milk cheese, imparts a boost of flavor and complexity to these light and tender herb-flecked ricotta gnocchi.
Historically used for its medicinal qualities, rhubarb mainly stars in pastries these days. Add it to pies and tarts for a delicious tang.