The Best Meatball Recipes, According to Eater Editors

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From Ottolenghi’s turkey and zucchini meatballs to Chinese lion’s head pork versions, the meatball recipes we keep returning to

The meatball is a vehicle for easy comfort. It’s a truly simple weeknight dinner staple, where with the right recipe, that perfect meatball juiciness is an easily achieved part of the early equation and not something that needs to be belabored, whether or not your meatball is slathered or simmering in a sauce. Here now, Eater editors’ go-to recipes for turkey meatballs, Asian-style meatballs, and everything in between.

Turkey Ricotta Meatballs

Julia Turshen, The Kitchn

In my world, ground turkey has exactly one purpose, and that is for making Julia Turshen’s turkey ricotta meatballs. For the most part, I avoid turkey, because it tends to get dry and crumbly. To avoid this, Turshen recommends using dark meat, but even if you’re stuck with ground white meat, ricotta and parmesan … Read more

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate buttercream frosting is creamy, smooth, rich, and mouthwatering! The chocolate flavor is absolutely incredible and you will want to add it to every single treat that you bake up this fall!

Thick and silky, this rich frosting simply melts in your mouth. This chocolate buttercream will satisfy your chocolate cravings and leave you wanting to try more! So if you are a chocolate lover like me, try out these other chocolate recipes like Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies, No-Bake Chocolate Pie, and Chocolate Truffles!

Chocolate buttercream being piped onto a chocolate cupcake.

Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

I knew that when I wanted to lick this bowl clean because this chocolate buttercream was so good that I just couldn’t keep this recipe a secret anymore! It is that good! Like, you will want to eat it plain with a spoon good. And maybe you do! No judgment here! It is wonderfully creamy and if you want to take it … Read more

Report looks at how non-EU nations handle novel foods, GMOs

A report has shown how the regulation of novel foods and genetically modified organisms is different around the world.

Research published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) looked at international regulations on genetically modified and novel foods and how they differ from requirements in the United Kingdom.

Novel foods and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are subject to a large variation in regulatory approaches in non-EU countries. A novel food is a food or substance that was not used for human consumption to a significant degree within the EU before mid-May 1997.

Countries selected for the novel foods review included Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States while Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and the United States were studied in terms of GMOs.

Novel foods
The report, produced by Campden BRI, assessed how differences in regulations impacted trade and the approach countries have for authorization.

Japan and the U.S. do not directly … Read more

I Don’t Think This Is What People Meant by ‘Three Square Meals a Day’

Madame, would you like an asparagus square to go with your salmon square? | Facebook/SquarEat

The startup SquarEat makes eating more efficient by turning your favorite foods into unrecognizably pallid squares

Anyone else looking to make life less enjoyable right now? Good, good, I’m glad I’m not the only one. Thankfully for those of us devoted to denying ourselves simple pleasures like, say, meals with texture, a new kind of “food” is hitting the market. This “gourmet, innovative 50g square,” developed by a food-tech startup called SquarEat, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: squares of food smashed into oblivion (or something like that) and packaged for the busy worker who doesn’t have time to enjoy a full bottle of Soylent, let alone stop off at Sweetgreen to buy a salad to inhale over their laptops.

In an online crowdfunding campaign, which has brought in more than $150,000, the … Read more

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Homemade banana cupcakes that are extra fluffy and moist are the ultimate dessert! Swirled on top is a tangy cream cheese frosting that makes these so perfect that you won’t be able to stop at just one!

If you love bananas, then you are in for a real treat. With that classic banana taste with a subtle hint of cinnamon, these are a home run dessert! And if you love these, you should totally try these Cookies, Brownies, and Banana Pudding!

Banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting topped with a single, dried banana.

Soft, Fluffy, and Delightful Banana Cupcakes

I get giddy when I see my bananas on my counter turning brown! The number of banana recipes to make is endless and this one takes the (cup)cake! (Pun totally intended.) In fact, sometimes, I buy bananas with the sole purpose of letting them get ripe so that I can bake up a storm. They add such an amazing flavor and texture to … Read more