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Episode 30: Rick Bayless the (Unofficial) Mayor of Chicago

Rick Bayless has been in the Chicago restaurant game a long time. He talks about his career trajectory and lots more.<p>Rick Bayless's Instagram bio says it all: "<i>Chef: Frontera/Topolo/Xoco, 9 Cookbooks, Mexico-1 Plate at a Time Season 10, Top Chef Masters winner, awarded Mexico's Order of Aztec</i> …

Plant-Based. Meat-Minimal. Vegetable-Forward. 16 Recipes That Are Kinda Sorta Not Really Vegetarian

Where's the beef? These plant-based recipes treat meat as a condiment, not the main event.<p><b>These days, it seems like everyone's eating less meat.</b> But we still have fierce allegiances to our pork products, our beef, our chicken, and our charcuterie. The solution: plant-based recipes that treat meat …

Make Bone Marrow at Home. Gnawsome.

Everything you need to roast bone marrow at home.<p>Roasted bone marrow has long been a restaurant favorite, whether it’s served with crusty slabs of bread as a luxe appetizer or alongside a hunk of steak as a gild-the-lily side. It's the spreadable essence of everything there is to love about beef; …

Cooking

The Second Amendment

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Waldman<p>Widely acclaimed at the time of its publication, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.<p>At a time of increasing gun violence in America, Waldman’s book provoked a wide range of discussion. This book looks at history …

The Mediterranean Diet for Every Day: 4 Weeks of Recipes & Meal Plans to Lose Weight

• <b>Author:</b> Telamon Press<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>Experience the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean Diet in just one month.<p>The Mediterranean Diet is certified as one of the healthiest diets by trusted organizations from the American Heart Association to the Mayo Clinic. With a focus on flavorful …

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World Records

These Pot Pie Recipes Go Above And Beyond

You can never go wrong with a flaky pastry crust.<p>We have great news for you: anything can be turned into a pot pie. Of course chicken is an obvious choice. Beef is classic. Even lentils get real cozy under a blanket of golden pastry. But, it gets even better. Like, lobster better.<p>Anything and …

11 Foods You Never Thought of Putting in Tacos

Buh bye chicken, lettuce and tomato.<p><b>Grapefruit</b><p>Elevate those fish tacos. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Duck</b><p>Makes for a delicious hearty main. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Watermelon</b><p>A tasty twist on steak or fish. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Lentils</b><p>Sub these hearty legumes for meat and top with cauliflower. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Goat Cheese</b><p>Yep, goat …

Bucket List Cheeses, Fried Avocado Burgers and Fully Loaded Waffles

F&W doesn't expect you to see every tweet we send out (just almost every one). Catch up each week with this top 5 list.<p><i>F&W doesn't expect you to see</i> …

The Best Taco Recipes On The Planet

Life doesn't get better than this.<p>There are tacos and then there are <i>tacos</i>. If you think of tacos as just a quick weeknight dinner, not something to get excited about, then you’ve never really had a <i>taco</i>. Forgettable tacos are usually the kind that come out of a box, with a packet for seasoning and …

Vintage 1970s Lunch Boxes Revisited: When Pop Culture Ruled the Playground

<b>By Maribeth Keane and Lisa Hix</b><p><i>For kids in the ’70s, the cartoon characters and pop stars on their metal lunch boxes were more important than the</i> …

Bee Gees

This Sunken Chocolate Soufflé Cake Recipe Is Perfect for Your Next Dinner Party

Summer's heat has begun to diminish, and that means fall baking season approaches. Looking for a dessert for your next dinner party? Baker Claire Ptak of London's Violet cakeshop shares the perfect recipe from her new book, <i>The Violet Bakery Cookbook</i>: A sunken chocolate soufflé cake that is simple …

Dessert

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

Food & Dining

The Good & Bad Corn Funguses

<i>Huitlacoche (corn smut) is a delicacy. This is just mold.</i><p><i><br>The real huitlacoche.</i><p>People adore huitlacoche (aka corn smut)—it’s a delicacy here in the States (and accordingly sometimes called corn truffles) and it has been eaten and cooked with in Mexico since the Aztecs. According to Andrew Zimmern …

Casserole Recipes That Are Worth Getting Excited About

These ones are worth a second chance.<p>Casseroles have a bad reputation -- and unjustly so. They're often meet with moans and groans, when really, most of the time, they're actually delicious. The problem with casserole recipes is that no matter how tasty they are, they always look like, well, a …

What Are Conflict Cafes and Can They Actually Change the World?

In an underground skate park housed beneath London's Waterloo station, there lies a pop-up restaurant. It's not a literal underground supper club or temporary home to a rogue chef in need of kitchen space. This is <b>Conflict Café</b>, a month-long pop-up restaurant that uses food as a vehicle for dialogue …

16 Sweet and Savory Tart Recipes, Because Everything Tastes Better With a Butter Crust

Because everything tastes better when it's in a butter crust.<p><b>Nothing says "dinner table centerpiece"</b> quite like a tart. These savory and sweet versions—from a savory spinach dinner tart to a show-stopping chocolate-caramel number—are all elegant, beautiful, and easy to pull off with a little …

53 Roasted Vegetable Recipes to Jazz Up Any Dinner

Dinner sides in a snap? Enter, roasted vegetables. Here are our 53 favorite recipes for dinnertime or anytime.<p><b>Sides in a snap?</b> It's practically what roasted vegetables were made for. Chop 'em up (or leave 'em whole) and get that oven roaring, because these 53 recipes are about to earn permanent …

Viola Davis made Emmys history and spoke truth to power in her speech

On Sunday night Viola Davis made history when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.<p>At the end of her gorgeously nuanced speech – indeed after watching the Emmys as a whole, with wins for Regina King and Uzo Aduba – like probably every other …

Shonda Rhimes

8 Easy Ways to Create a Vertical Garden Wall Inside Your Home

Summer may be coming to an end in many parts of the world but that doesn’t mean you can’t extend the season a bit by transforming one of your walls …

Landscaping

Venezuelan Hot Sauce Has a Secret Ingredient: Ants

Tourists visiting Kumarakapay, a remote village in Venezuela’s Gran Sabana region, a vast grassland area within a national park, are in for a spicy treat. Villagers there make a unique hot sauce called <i>kumache</i>. As the National Geographic video shows, making the sauce is a lengthy process, starting …

10 Best-Ever Chicken Pasta Recipes

There are few more comforting things than a delicious bowl of buttery pasta. But adding in a healthy protein like chicken makes for a satisfying and …

Dining on a Dime: Uncovering LA's Best Tacos Arabes

Welcome to Dining on a Dime, a video series focusing on terrifically inexpensive food — and the cultures and stories of the people behind it — in Los Angeles. Beginning with the video above, the season's eight episodes feature places I've covered over the last 15 months of writing a column (the …

Los Angeles

The First State Fair Marijuana-Growing Contest Could Boost Urban Farming

This past weekend history was made in Washington, D.C., but not with peace treaties or war declarations. On September 12 the DC State Fair hosted America’s first-ever state fair marijuana growing competition, solidifying Washington’s place as marijuana-policy innovator; and as an urban-agriculture …

Why the 'Kitchen of the Future' Always Fails Us

I<p><b>magine the home of the future.</b> It probably has a lot of glass. Maybe a robot butler or two. The living room is full of egg-shaped furniture, the family owns a drone, the television is part of the wall, the thermostat calibrates the temperature of each room based on the body temperature of its …

Kitchens

<i>Today: Food52 photographer James Ransom chooses his favorite shots from the forthcoming Food52 Vegan Cookbook (available for pre-order!).</i><p>Sixty dishes, countless shots, lots of leftover containers, and one seriously awesome book: That's the Food52 Vegan Cookbook in a nutshell. (Or, more accurately …

Turn Food Waste Into Ice Cream for Fun and Profit

When Obama administration officials announce the nation’s first-ever goals for reducing wasted food Wednesday morning, most people probably think of donating surplus food to charity. But a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Cabrini College suggests …