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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living October 2020

We've expanded our magazine to bring you more of the ideas you want for organizing, entertaining, cooking, and decorating- all in one place. Plus, our special Gardening issue, Entertaining Issue, Decorating Issue and Holiday issue are all yours to enjoy as a subscriber.

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United States
Meredith Corporation
10 Issues

in this issue

15 min
life of the party

Reprinted from Martha Stewart’s Cake Perfection: 100+ Recipes for the Sweet Classic, From Simple to Stunning, by the editors of Martha Stewart Living, to be published October 13, 2020, by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright 2020 by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, LP. Photographs copyright 2020 by Lennart Weibull. Photograph of flourless chocolate-date cake copyright 2020 by Marcus Nilsson. Naked-Fruit Chiffon Cake Unsalted butter, softened, for pans1¾ cups cake flour (not self-rising)1¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar1¾ teaspoons baking powder¾ teaspoon kosher salt⅓ cup safflower oil6 large egg yolks, plus 8 large whites, room temperature⅔ cup whole milk, room temperature2 teaspoons lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh juice1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped¼ teaspoon cream of tartar2 cups fresh blackberries, plus more…

5 min
ask martha

How Can I Remove Stains From a Granite Countertop? —Lenita Mendes, Brampton, Ont. Since natural stone is porous, moisture that pools on it for more than a few minutes—a bit of olive oil under the bottle, an errant coffee spill—can seep in. A sealant will prevent this, but it wears down over time. “If you notice that short-term contact with water darkens your stone, that’s the best indicator that you need to reseal,” says Mark Meriaux, technical manager at the Natural Stone Institute, in Oberlin, Ohio. Here’s a strategy for removing even deep-set discolorations. CLEAN THE AREA For an oil stain, wipe with grease-lifting dishwashing soap, such as Dawn. For other types (food, coffee, tea), grab a hydrogen-peroxide-based cleaning spray, like Lysol with Hydrogen Peroxide: Oxygen Splash. Though gentler “safe-for-stone” options are ideal…

3 min
tour de france

The Menu Potée Savoyard Creamy Mustard Sauce Alpine Cheese Toasts Sparkling hard cider, lambic-style beer, or mead THE MAIN EVENT Potée Savoyard You can sub in other hearty root vegetables like parsnips, fennel, or sweet potato. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 large onion, halved lengthwise (root end and skin left intact)6 pork sausages, preferably fennel or sweet Italian (1¼ pounds)2 slices bone-in pork shoulder, fat cap intact (1 pound); or 1 pound boneless pork shoulder (do not trim excess fat), cut into large piecesKosher salt and freshly ground pepper1 large, meaty smoked ham hock (or 2 smaller hocks)6 parsley sprigs, plus more leaves for serving (optional)4 thyme sprigs1 bay leaf1 pound small golden potatoes (golf-ball size), peeled4 carrots (8 ounces), peeled and diagonally cut into 2-inch pieces (1½ cups)3 celery stalks (6 ounces), strings removed, diagonally cut into…

4 min
the yogi

Adriene Mishler Founder, Yoga With Adriene, Austin, Texas In 2012, a young actress sporting hand-me-down leggings and bangs she’d cut herself began filming and uploading yoga videos online. The Texas–born, hatha–trained Mishler was hardly the first to do so, but her warm, approachable, even goofy manner stood out. She offered a free alternative to expensive classes—no judgment, no distracting chatter. “I just wanted to help my friends and family feel good,” she says. Today, more than eight million YouTube subscribers salute the sun in hundreds of sessions: Some are tailored to nurses, gardeners, or the broken-hearted; others target lower-back pain or stress. Most are shot in her serene dining room, a space she shares with towering houseplants and Benji, her blue-heeler-mix pup. Whether traveling the world to teach workshops or walking in…

2 min
one big family

FRIENDS AND COLLABORATORS Hawa Hassan and Julia Turshen brought unique strengths to their latest project. Hassan, a Somalian–born, Seattle–raised chef, interviewed their subjects, researched their home countries, and tested countless recipes. (She’s also preserved her own heritage through Basbaas, a line of small-batch hot sauces and chutneys.) Turshen, a New York native and food writer, meticulously translated their techniques into easy-to-follow steps for home cooks. In Bibi’s Kitchen (Ten Speed) is organized by country, with Q&As throughout. “In creating it, we’ve come to understand that we have more in common than what separates us,” they say. “We also found over and over again that no matter where we go, women are the ones sustaining their families and communities, and food is the main tool of that literal and figurative sustenance.”…

3 min
extra terrestrial