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NYT Cooking Newsletter

-> A Use-What-You-Have Frittata That Won’t End Up a Mess

January 11, 2024
Sohla El-Waylly’s cheesy frittata recipe is as foolproof as it is versatile.
NYT Cooking Newsletter

-> Five (Easy, Fun, Quick and Completely Delicious) Weeknight Dishes

January 9, 2024
It’s a good time to be at home, and an even better time to up your cooking game. That’s why we’ve just started a new monthly series on the New York Times Cooking Youtube channel New York Times Cooking YouTube channel called Cooking 101, starring Sohla El-Waylly, who brings impeccable technique, delicious food and some real talk right to you at home.
NYT Cooking Newsletter

-> How to Fall in Love with Tofu

January 8, 2024
The tangy, spicy notes in this sweet chile grain bowl will delight both the tofu faithful and the merely tofu curious.
NYT Cooking Newsletter

-> A Spatchcocked Roast Chicken is a Better Roast Chicken

January 7, 2024
A de-backboned, flattened bird roasts more quickly and evenly, with juicy meat under crisp, burnished skin. Sohla El-Waylly shows us how.
NYT food

-> These 11 Tips Will Make You a Better Cook

January 5 2024
In her new monthly YouTube series, the chef and cookbook author Sohla El-Waylly wants to teach you to improve your kitchen game, wherever you are in your culinary journey.
NYT Cooking Newsletter

-> Making a Cooking Resolution? These 9 Recipes Will Get You Started.

January 1, 2024
For the uninitiated, resolving to eat more vegetarian meals may sound like resigning yourself to a future of listless salads. Don’t let that myth deter you. Sohla El-Waylly’s quinoa and broccoli spoon salad is proof that salads can be plenty hearty, crunchy and balanced without a blanket of grilled chicken on top.
nyt cooking newsletter

-> Put Potato Chips on Your Potato Tart

December 28, 2023
And to end where we began — on a slab of store-bought puff pastry blanketed with delicious things — here’s a giant almond croissant. Sohla El-Waylly’s recipe stuffs and smothers crisp puff pastry with frangipane for a crowd-pleasing dessert or breakfast. Just make sure you have napkins handy — those delicate shards of confectioners’ sugar-dusted pastry are sure to go flying.
print magazine

-> Gifts for Creatives, Graphic Designers & Artists – Day 30

December 26, 2023
“Sohla El-Waylly’s first cookbook, Start Here, is a real gem. In it she offers not just recipes but clear and thoughtful guidance on how to become a better cook. Her recipes are unique, flavorful, accessible and always satisfying.”
nyt cooking newsletter

-> Christmas Ham

December 25, 2023
For dessert, here’s Sohla El-Waylly’s recipe for chewy gingerbread cookies, which are packed with two types of ginger and pungent black pepper.
food & wine

The 18 Best Cookbooks of 2023, According to Food & Wine Editors

December 22, 2023
“All the ingredients that made Sohla El-Waylly a superstar in her videos are brought to a rolling boil in her rollicking debut cookbook. El-Waylly is as gifted an instructor as she is a technician, meaning that this massive volume pulls double-duty as both a collection of recipes for cooks at every level, and a self-paced cooking school — with plenty of humor and humanity baked into every step. If decades from now, people are thumbing through their grandparents' copy or being given a new, updated fifth reissue of this instant classic, I wouldn't be shocked in the least.” — Kat Kinsman, Executive Features Editor

-> A Buffet of 2023 Cookbooks for the Food Lovers on Your List

December 18, 2023
Sohla El-Waylly created some of my most favorite recipes, and Start Here will teach you any technique you need — whether it’s new to you, or you’re just a bit rusty or unsure — to make your food taste incredible. My family inhaled her Baked White Beans with Dates, and I got over my fear of cooking with dried legumes, thanks to her gentle but authoritative guidance.
the kitchn

-> Sohla El-Waylly’s Debut Cookbook Is So Much More than Recipes — It’s a “One-Stop Culinary School”

November 8, 2023
El-Waylly’s ethos for making cooking more approachable for home cooks is most recently evident in her debut cookbook, Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook.
boston globe

-> You might not have heard of her yet, but she's on her way to cooking stardom

November 7, 2023
Sohla El-Waylly has a wry sense of humor, delightful TV presence, pockets full of know-how, and an extraordinary, hefty new book.
food & wine

-> Sohla El-Waylly's Debut Cookbook Gives Us All Permission to Be Imperfect

October 31, 2023
The beloved chef and editor makes her mark with 'Start Here' — a nearly 580-page book that's bound to stand the test of time.

-> Sohla El-Waylly Fights Her Self-Doubt in the Kitchen

October 31, 2023
Upon the release of her first cookbook, the chef discusses her career post-Bon Appétit, balancing work with a newborn, and why it’s OK to make mistakes.

-> The Internet's Favorite Chef Is Over Your Food Stunts

October 31, 2023
Beloved chef and food writer Sohla El-Waylly reveals the story behind her first cookbook, the meticulous and encyclopedic Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook.
interview mag

-> Sohla El-Waylly on Girl Dinner, Erewhon, and Food Influencers

October 30, 2023
Sohla El-Waylly shares all her unpopular opinions on girl dinner, MSG, diversity officers, and finding a seat at the table.
second life

-> Sohla El-Waylly: Chef, On-Camera Personality, and Cookbook Author

October 30, 2023
Sohla El-Waylly embarks on yet another new venture with her first cookbook, Start Here.
the sporkful

-> Sohla El-Waylly Went To Culinary School To “Prove Everyone Wrong”

October 30, 2023
Sohla tells Dan why she always knew that she wanted to cook for a living, how she fell in love with her husband over a pile of butchered chickens, and why she still makes sprinkles individually, by hand.

-> For Sohla El-Waylly, Failure Is a Vital Part of the Cooking Process

October 27, 2023
The popular chef discusses her highly anticipated first cookbook, “Start Here.”

-> Skip Culinary School and Start Here With Sohla El-Waylly

October 25, 2023
With El-Waylly’s new cookbook, you’ll learn how to wield a whisk just as well as a knife, and do so while having a boatload of fun.
NY Eater

-> The 16 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2023

September 12, 2023
Chef and former Bon Appétit cooking video star Sohla El-Waylly makes her cookbook debut with a foundational behemoth of a book (656 pages!) While beginner cooks might be an obvious audience for Start Here, the pursuit of “better” cooking extends to all. Indeed, El-Waylly’s guidance will benefit anyone who wants to become more creative and autonomous in the kitchen.

-> Exclusive: Sohla El-Waylly's First Cookbook Is Coming This Fall

March 15, 2023
After the restaurant grind wore me down, I never thought a global pandemic would help me rediscover my passion for playing in the kitchen.
the taste podcast with matt rodbard

-> Sohla El-Waylly

February 13, 2023
We’re thrilled to welcome Sohla El-Waylly to the show for the first time. Sohla is a prodigious recipe developer, a fixture of food YouTube, and a judge on HBO’s cooking competition The Big Brunch—plus a friend of Aliza’s. This week, Aliza and Sohla unpack Sohla’s background before becoming one of the most viral stars in food media today, her thoughts on the ever-controversial brunch, the concept behind her debut cookbook, and much more.

-> Chef Sohla El-Waylly Talks 'The Big Brunch' & the Culture of Brunch

November 22, 2022
Instead of deconstructing the divisive meal, the HBO Max series focuses on the chefs behind it.
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-> Dan Levy and Sohla El-Waylly from "The Big Brunch" on HBO Max

November 10, 2022
The show features 10 chef-contestants, all trying to do good in the world while making delicious food, and three judges, Dan, chef and video personality Sohla El-Waylly, and hospitality pro Will Guidara.
late night with seth meyers

-> Chef Sohla El-Waylly Whips Up a Quick French Omelet

November 2, 2022
Chef Sohla El-Waylly shows Seth how to make a quick French omelet and talks about being a judge on HBO Max's The Big Brunch.

-> This recipe for a skillet spanakopita rescues your wilted greens

June 15, 2022
Culinary chef and writer Sohla El-Waylly joins the 3rd Hour of TODAY with a recipe for a mixed greens skillet spanakopita. She also explains how to massage your greens and which to pick out.
cooking up a storm with al roker

-> Sohla El-Waylly’s Crisp & Juicy Herb Roasted Turkey and Honey-Thyme Gravy

November 1, 2021
Chef Sohla El-Waylly shows Seth how to make a quick French omelet and talks about being a judge on HBO Max's The Big Brunch.

-> Food, Karaoke, and Family: How These API Visionaries Are Honoring AAPI Heritage Month

May 20, 2021
“We belong, we belong, we belong. AAPI history is American history.”

-> Quarantine Helped Me Remember Why I Love Cooking

March 10, 2021
After the restaurant grind wore me down, I never thought a global pandemic would help me rediscover my passion for playing in the kitchen.
NPR - it’s been a minute

-> Sohla El-Waylly on Race, Food and 'Bon Appétit'

March 9, 2021
She and Sam talk about racism in the food media industry (and everywhere else), The Cheesecake Factory, and certain kinds of mushrooms.

-> 2021 TIME100 Next

February 17, 2021

-> Going Sohla

October 14, 2020
After leaving Bon Appétit, the chef now has her own show — where she’s paid fairly for her fantastic creations.