Agnes Luk

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50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

8 Simple Signature Summer Cocktails

Being an event planner for many years I became a sucker for the signature cocktail, that's why I'm always coming up with new cocktail creations whenever I can. Here are six of my favorite must-try concoctions for your next summertime soiree!<p><b>Cucumber Kiwi Mojito</b> Fresh kiwi and cucumber combined with …

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Cod with Cockles and White Wine

<b>Chef Way</b> Jose Garces prepares this dish with hake, a relatively hard-to-find cousin of cod. He also uses fresh juice from shucked clams to make the …

50 Herb Recipes to Help You Use Up All That Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Mint, and More

From sage and thyme to cilantro and parsley, these recipes let our favorite herbs shine.<p><b>Have more herbs than you know what to do with?</b> Put your parsley, mint, cilantro, and basil front-and-center with these recipes, for everything from salad to vinaigrettes and even pie.

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Meet Your New Favorite Herb With These 9 Lemon Verbena Recipes

Meet your new favorite herb with these bright and fresh lemon verbena recipes.<p><b>Never had lemon verbena?</b> You're about to fall in love with this bright, sweet herb that's great in everything from salads to desserts.

9 Reasons You Should Definitely Add Basil to Your Cocktail

Summer basil isn't only for tomato and mozzarella salads. It's also great during cocktail hour!<p>Summer basil isn't only for tomato and mozzarella …

The Best Pasta Dishes of 2015

These our our favorite pasta dishes of 2015.<p></head><i>While searching for the nation's Best New Restaurants, we stumbled upon a few standout dishes worthy of their own awards. In the weeks leading up to the release of the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants of 2015 (hold onto your hats until August 18), we'll</i> …

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How To Make A Tropical Mai Tai, According To The Experts

One sip and you'll feel like you're on the beach in Hawaii.<p>If there's one cocktail that defines a perfect getaway to the Hawaiian isles, it's the Mai Tai.<p>A delicate blend of citrus, with hints of almond and a smoky rum, Hawaii's Mai Tais are both sinfully strong and delightfully sweet. Tourists …

Fruit of the Vine

<i>This July, Tasting Table celebrates the great state of American food and drink.</i><p>The pantry shelves of America's homesteads weren't just lined with …

12 Delicious Milkshake Recipes to Bring out Your Inner Kid

For lots of us, milkshakes aren't just delicious—they appeal to our sense of nostalgia, too. They conjure up the days of soda jerks and drugstore fountains, or, for those of us too young to remember things like that, just remind us of the little joys of childhood, right down to the ritual final …

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The Secrets to Making the Best Shrimp Cocktail

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I'm not ashamed to admit my guilty pleasures. I enjoy listening to Katy Perry, I would rather have a margarita-fueled beach vacation than visit the world's greatest museums, and I absolutely adore shrimp cocktail. There may be no other dish in the world that makes …

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Peaches, In Season in August

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with peaches, in season in August.<p>Sweet, juicy, drip, wonderful peaches are in season through the late summer. They're soft and tender with flesh of varying colors (white and yellow), and can be big and round or small and compact, like donut peaches (aptly named …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Cauliflower, in Season in August

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with cauliflower, in season in August.<p>A member of the brassica family, cauliflower is one of late summer and early fall's most versatile vegetables. Slice it thick and grill it like steak, roast it whole, or boil and purée it for a mash that will make you (almost) …

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Edamame, In Season in August

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with edamame, in season in August.<p>Edamame, or soy beans, grow on small, bushy stalks to about 1-2" tall. They're almost as easy to prepare as the frozen, bagged variety ubiquitous in grocery stores: Just pick the pods from the stalk, boil, shock, and proceed. You …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Watermelon, In Season in August

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with watermelon, in season in August.<p>It's a fact: You can't summer without at least one watermelon. Hydrating and sweet, we love eating this fruit straight up, and also adding it to salads and, yep, cocktails.<p>HOW TO BUY<p>If purchasing it whole, look for well-rounded …

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Traditional or Not, There's Technique at the Heart of Teriyaki Burgers

I haven't told my mom I've been working on a recipe for teriyaki burgers, but if I did, I'd probably get the same reaction as if I told her I was practicing how to yodel naked while sitting in a bathtub full of mayonnaise. A sort of puzzled <i>well, that's interesting, but why would you ever want to do</i> …

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Grilled Peach Mimosa

Sunday mornings in the summer aren't complete without strong coffee, French toast and bacon during that wonderful ritual we call brunch. And, sure, …

The 5 Recipes That Taught Me to Like Zucchini

I’ve been sneaking bites of zucchini things around the test kitchen for some weeks now, dipping my toes in, testing whether I finally like the summer squash. For forever, zucchini were, to me, too boring to bother with: mostly tasteless, with the texture of something soaking wet (I just can't get …

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9 Easy Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Everyone loves Italian. From homemade pasta sauces to homemade bread, these recipes are serious family pleasers. It's hard to improve on sweet summer tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, but a drizzle of balsamic glaze adds a pop of tangy-sweet flavor to every bite.<p>Everyone loves Italian. From homemade …

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Michelin Announces 2015 Stars for Spain and Portugal

The Michelin stars keep rolling in: The <b>2015 Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal</b> was announced today. According to a press release, all eight three-star restaurants — including the likes of <b>DiverXO</b>, <b>Arzak</b>, and <b>El Celler de Can Roca —</b> have retained their stars. While there are no new three-star …

Our 12 Best Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipes To Make The Most Of This Seasonal Fruit

It's not just cranberry sauce (although that, too)<p>Cranberries are a distinctive red fruit with a sour taste that's often sweetened to balance other …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

43 Facts About Your Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

If this year's iPhone release taught us anything, it's that we're a society which craves new technology, jumping at the chance to replace last year's …

The 25 Most-Visited Tourist Attractions In The World

Well, the gates have opened, and tourists are pouring in to see it all for themselves. Attendance is up by 2.5 million since 2010.<p>The Forbidden City is a dream destination for some Americans, but most have never researched a trip to Everland or Lotte World. Yet these South Korean theme parks also …

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12 Brussels Sprout Recipes for Thanksgiving

Few foods have experienced as dramatic a transformation as Brussels sprouts—for years they were maligned as being mushy and smelly, but these days you can barely find a hip restaurant that <i>doesn't</i> serve them. It's easy to see why: when cooked correctly, these little brassicas have a wonderfully …

Is Garlic Good for You or Bad for You?

So about that crazy garlicky pasta you ate last night. Could that actually be... good for you?<p>Garlic’s health benefits have been touted throughout history, and it’s been credited as a plague-beating, infection-fighting, fat-melting, parasite-killing, cholesterol-lowering, immune-system-boosting, …

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