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Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipes, For When You Need A Little Extra Chocolate

There's a lot of debate about what makes a great chocolate chip cookie. Chewy vs. crisp, small vs. the size of your head. Some folks believe that it is the chocolate chips themselves that make for an <i>inferior</i> cookie, touting the virtues of chopped chocolate instead, which melts into the cookie …

Dessert

Watch Padma Lakshmi Demystify Indian Spices

Padma Lakshmi's known these days for her role as the host of Bravo's popular <i>Top Chef</i> series. But she's a skilled chef, too, and in this episode of Savvy, she talks about when to use which Indian spice — no matter what kind of food you're making — and how to tell them apart. Lakshmi, who's currently …

How to Cook Scallops Perfectly Every Time

We're here to spill the beans with a searing technique that makes it stupidly quick and easy for anyone to achieve a rich, buttery scallop with a …

Anthony Bourdain Is Writing a New Cookbook: 'Appetites'

After teasing for months on Instagram, world traveler <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> is writing a new cookbook, Eater can exclusively report. Published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, <i>Appetites</i> will be a home cooking and entertaining focused book from a man who describes himself in the announcement below as …

Langoustines Are Better Than Lobster

Forget <i>foie</i>. Forget caviar. Langoustines are the new marker of haute cuisine. Slim, pinkish-orange, and built like a basketball player (all arms and legs), <i>Nephrops norvegicus</i> is a shrimpy-looking crustacean in the lobster family. Its body can grow up to ten inches long, but it's basically just the …

7 Recipes Just Like Mom Made Them

For every time our mothers bandaged our knobby knees, put up with our worst tantrums, and let us have that last piece of pie—even when she really wanted it—we'd like to say "thank you." This year, like every year, we get to celebrate the women who raised us, and what better a way to honor them than …

Cooking

The Ultimate Greek Salad, Plus 8 Great Greek Recipes

A good Greek salad is worth its weight in feta. Start with the freshest ingredients you can find and a large bowl.

Greek Food

Finding Tigelle: The Best Italian Bread You’ve Never Heard Of

When an American chef went searching for a special bread that would stand up to his meat-centric menu, he didn’t know it would take him four years and include schlepping heavy iron molds in his suitcase across Italy.<p>“I was told: ‘It’s impossible,’” recalls chef Nathan Anda, the brains and the brawn …

DIY Smoker

<b>The hack:</b> Make your own smoker.<p><b>How to do it:</b> Cover a cast-iron skillet or baking pan with tinfoil and fill it halfway with wood chips. Light the wood …

Do It Right: Roasting Bell Peppers

<i>May is Grilling Month at Tasting Table.</i><p><b>The Task</b><br>Just about every supermarket stocks jars of roasted bell peppers, and though some are quite good (try …

SF's Mission Chinese Raises Beef and Lamb Prices to Offset Its Carbon Footprint

"We know that butter has a lot more calories than celery," Anthony Myint says. "But I don't think we really have the same kind of carbon footprint accounting internalized." That's why Myint — a San Francisco-based restaurateur who, along with chef Danny Bowien, co-owns <b>Mission Chinese Food</b> — decided …

Redefine the flavor and texture of your desserts using natural sugars

Instead of conventional refined white sugar, Shauna Sever, author of <i>Real Sweet</i>, bakes with everything from muscovado sugar to maple syrup. "I think …

5 Smart Uses for Chive Blossoms

<i>In Overheard, we're sharing all of the best tidbits we couldn't help picking up on</i>—<i>from smart tips on the Hotline to funny quotes heard around the water cooler and more</i>—<i>so we can all be in the know.</i><p>A perk of fresh chives is the bonus of cheery, purple flowers that not only look good but are tasty, …

How to Make Chipotle's Guacamole Recipe

To pay, or not to pay (extra for guacamole) -- that is the question that everyone who has ever been to Chipotle has asked while <b>waiting in line</b>. Getting guacamole definitely upgrades your ~*Chipotle experience*~, but is it worth the $1.80?<p>On Sunday morning, Chipotle released their top secret …

Food

ABC Cancels 'The Taste' After Three Seasons

ABC is not renewing <i>The Taste</i> for a fourth season, according to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>. The show headlined by food world luminary Anthony Bourdain, LA-based chef Ludo Lefebvre, New York-based chef Marcus Samuelsson, and London-based cookbook author Nigella Lawson struggled for ratings throughout its …

How to take your picnic to the next level

Watch an Expert Louisiana Fisherman Set Up a Charming Crawfish Boil

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It Is NOT All Farm to Table

Advocates and practitioners of what is commonly perceived as the farm-to-table movement generally agree about what they mean by the phrase. While the farm-to-table term supposedly originated in the media only around 2006, typically, it involves having some knowledge about the growing/raising …

Farm-to-table

The Best in Eater This Week: Bourdain's New Book, Yelp's Possible Sale, Whole Foods Goes Downmarket

Can't get enough Eater? Perhaps you missed a day. Here then, wrapped in a nice, tidy little bundle, are some of this week's top articles:<p>Anthony Bourdain Is Writing a New Cookbook: 'Appetites'<br>• Pappy v. Fireball: Two Hot Whiskeys With Wildly Different Followings<br>• The Market Is Souring on Keurig's Bad …

Make Creme Brulee This Weekend Using a Blow Torch

Two things you look for in a delicious creme brulee: a ramekin filled with creamy custard on the bottom and crackly, caramelized "bruleed" sugar top. Ever wonder how to achieve this in your own kitchen? Check out this recipe with tips — including the use of a sous vide bath to get the smoothest …

Sous

Why You Should Be Making Broth in Your French Press

Step away from the stock pot—all you need to make a flavorful, aromatic homemade broth is…a French press.<p>If we've said it once, we've said it a million times: Nothing makes a soup or sauce better than homemade broth and stock. But who has time for all that simmering, skimming, straining, and …

What's your favorite way to say "thank you" to your mom? Do you take her to get her nails done, treat her to a massage, or send her flowers? Or, do you take her to her favorite lunch spot, bake her cookies, then offer to do her laundry?<p>This Sunday, shower your mom with gestures of your …

5 Wildcard Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard Winner. It's a recipe that may not have won—or even been entered in—a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Every other Saturday, we'll review our most recent favorites.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got five more …

Weekend Reading

<i>Every Sunday, we'll round up our favorite food articles (and podcasts and videos) we read and liked this week, so you can sit back with that cup of coffee and settle in to catch up on what's happening in the world of food.</i><p><i>Today: A fast food chain that's had a change of heart, why "natural" foods</i> …

You Can (and Should) Bring a Fried Egg for Your Office Lunch

Healthy office lunches have come a long way since the hard-boiled egg. Here are our favorite ways to put an egg on it—from soft-boiled to omelets to, yep, even fried.<p>Healthy office lunches have come a long way since the hard-boiled egg. While we'll always have a soft spot for the perfectly …

Velvety Mushroom Soup: The Best Use for Mushroom Stems

<i>Even if you’re doing your best to cook root-to-leaf and nose-to-tail, there are probably still some edible bits you’re missing. Every other Sunday,</i> <i>we'll focus on one overlooked scrap, and show you how to turn what would otherwise be trash into a dish to treasure.</i><p><i>Today: Stem your waste of mushroom</i> …