Food & Cooking

TikTok tests Whisk, a new feature that makes it easy to save recipes

Viral TikTok recipes are fun and delicious — Who hasn’t tried their hand at the cheesy feta pasta dish or given whipped coffee a try? — but sometimes, it can be difficult to follow a video’s step-by-step instructions or find the original recipe online.

To try to make it easier for home chefs everywhere, TikTok is testing a third-party service that allows video creators to link directly to their recipes. The application, Whisk, would be accessible through a button on recipe videos. Users would be able to find a link to the full recipe and save it for future use. Whisk also includes ingredient lists, nutrition details and more information for each recipe.

TikTok confirmed to TMRW that the feature is currently being tested.

“We’re always testing features that bring value to the TikTok experience,” the company said in a statement. “Though not all tests make it to all

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Valerie Bertinelli makes 4 go-to healthy weeknight recipes

Actress, television personality and cookbook author Valerie Bertinelli is joining TODAY to share a few of her go-to easy and healthy entertaining recipes. She shows us how to make roasted cod with a nutty tropical topping, pasta salad with eggplant, an impressive asparagus and goat cheese tart and a calming chamomile nightcap cocktail.

Valerie Bertinelli's Roasted Cod with Cashew-Coconut Topping

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This dish is fast, easy and sure to impress. The unique combination of spices and coconut make this delicate white fish extra flavorful.

Valerie Bertinelli's Pasta Salad Alla Norma

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This is a great dish for anyone that thinks they don’t like eggplant. Salting the eggplant and cooking until its soft and creamy helps it melt into the hot pasta. It’s also an easy and hearty vegetarian meal!

Valerie Bertinelli's Asparagus, Herb and Goat Cheese Tart

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This tart is fast, easy and sure to impress. The bright flavors from the lemon and herbs complement the tanginess form the

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What Our Food Reporters and Editors Make When They’re Too Tired to Cook

If it’s your job to think about food all day, your enthusiasm for meal planning may have plummeted as the pandemic has worn on. Though members of the NYT Food team may occasionally be tired of cooking, they never tire of talking about cooking. These are the dishes that perennially sustain, nourish and even inspire them.

When the last thing in the world I want to do is cook, the best thing to do is order a pizza. When cooking is only the second-to-last thing in the world I want to do, it’s time for a grilled cheese sandwich or, lately, a kimchi grilled cheese sandwich. And if it’s not so much the cooking that’s got me down but the sheer physical and mental exhaustion of life in 2021, I just boil some water for pasta with brown butter and Parmesan, then don’t brown the butter because I’m

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