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Cook’s Science demystifies the magic of good cooking

Sometimes it involves ancient Maya techniques<p><i>Cook’s Science</i>, a new website from <i>America’s Test Kitchen</i>, launched at the end of July, and has rapidly become excellent lunch-break material. Like all brands under the <i>America’s Test Kitchen</i> umbrella, this new website is grounded in exploring the science …

How the government got into the tricky business of telling Americans what to eat

A person theoretically could live on meat alone, but it would be “a very one-sided and imperfect diet.” “Ashes” — however unappetizing they might seem — are essential to nutrition. Milk is as close as anything will ever come to being a perfect food.<p>And, above all, we eat too much of the wrong …

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The Best Breakfasts for Every Back to School Occasion

Getting back into the school routine doesn’t have to mean returning to a breakfast rut. You’ve got your weeknight meal routine on lockdown and nobody can rival your portable lunches. Now it’s time to up your morning game. We’ve put together a list of our favorite breakfasts for every occasion and …

7 Reasons to Cook Your Summer Squash in the Slow Cooker

<i>Header image: Slow Cooker Summer Squash from CHOW</i>Summer squashes are a wonderful thing, except for when they’re overcooked into oblivion. Which is …

Crepes

Crepes have always intimidated me. When I was in culinary school, I would make the crepe batter but I never actually poured the batter into the pan. Our chef instructor at the time was a very large man standing well over 6'4" with a booming voice. He appeared to think all of his students were …

Bacon, Foie Gras, and Durian: How Ice Cream Parlors Are Moving Beyond Vanilla

When Scott Moloney left his job as an investment banker in 2010 to start a creamery, he didn't have many plans beyond traditional flavors. For the first month, his shop Treat Dreamsin Ferndale, Michigan, offered a standard menu board with flavors like vanilla, chocolate, mint chip, and strawberry …

33 Basil Recipes So You Can Eat and Drink It At Every Meal

Sweet, sweet basil deserves all of your attention. Pay it proper respect with these delicious recipes.<p><b>Yes, you should be making copious amounts of pesto</b> with your summertime basil. But this sweet herb is good for a whole lot more than sauce. Here's the proof.

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9 Delicious Chicken Dinners From Around the World

Spice up your repertoire with these delicious chicken dinners. They come from all over the globe, but are easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket.<p><b>1. Asian BBQ Chicken</b><p>Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of Asia. It …

Meal Prep These 60 Big-Batch Recipes and Eat Well All Week

A little extra work on the weekend means you can eat well for days.<p>Nothing makes us feel more at the top of our game than meal prepping big batches of grains, beans, proteins, and sauces to mix and match for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make a few of these recipes—from basics like roast chicken or …

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The Best Smokers Under $500

<i>Editor's Note: This review was originally published in June 2015. It was updated in June 2018 to include a new recommendation and new information about existing recommendations, and to remove a discontinued product.</i><p>As BBQ enthusiasm gains momentum, more grillers aspire to enter the mysterious realm …

10 Recipes You Loved in June

These are the 10 new recipes you loved the most in June.<p><b>From soft scrambled eggs to spicy grilled chicken</b>, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.

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The Best Way To Cook Bacon

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're re-running one of our favorite tips for mess-free bacon with ease. Here's why you should bake your bacon.</i><p>No, we're not trying to deprive you of …

America's Most Amazing Meals for $10 or Less

<i>By Elisa Drake for the CheapTickets Blog</i><p>You'll find tepid tacos, edible hot dogs and passable pizza pretty much anywhere, but you want to feel like you're getting something special for your meal ticket. We scoured North America for bargain-priced, refreshingly creative plates, and found 11, all 10 …

16 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Your Independence Day Grill

Can't decide what to make for the biggest cook-out holiday of the year? We've got you covered. From smoky ribs to spiced kebabs, juicy pork chops, and spicy chicken wings, we have 16 great excuses to fire up your grill this Fourth of July.<p>Before you get started, make sure you know how to these …

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6 Easy Weeknight Dinners the Whole Family Will Love

Is your dinner rotation getting a little <i>too</i> routine? These easy weeknight meals will become fast family favorites.<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>With just a few essentials in your pantry -- like Thai green curry paste and coconut milk -- you're never more than 25 minutes away from this delicious meal, …

4 Crazy-Good Kebab Recipes

Summer and skewers go hand-in-hand, so put one of these crowd-pleasing kebab recipes on your next party menu. Food is just more fun when it's served on a stick.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

10 Beauty Foods For Glowing Skin And Shiny Hair

<i>Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market</i><p>Beauty from the inside out is what we're going for with a healthy lifestyle.<p>Rather than looking to your vanity table for a beauty fix, take a look in your kitchen -- you might be surprised how much what you eat can affect your skin and hair!<p><b>1. Dark …

16 Breakfast Recipes to Take You Around the World

Breakfast is always lauded as the most important meal of the day, yet it's so easy to fall into a rut: a bowl of cereal and a cup of joe if you're in a hurry, pancakes if you have the time, and oatmeal when you want to feel virtuous. Don't you feel antsy just reading that litany? Let's try looking …

9 Ways to Get More Pulled Pork onto Your Plate

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Pulled Pork. You know you love it. It’s savory, it’s sweet, and it’s easy to make for a crowd or just 2 lovebirds. Plus, it’s just …

9 Great Dairy-Free Milkshake Recipes

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Whether you're lactose intolerant, vegan, or looking for alternatives to dairy, you're about to see just how many ways you won't …

Be a Rebel: Cook Your Vegetables to Death

There's something really wonderful about cooking vegetables for a very long time. If you know how to do it right, that is.<p>So much of cooking is reactionary. We think about the food our parents prepared for us, or the dishes that restaurants served ten years ago, and smirk about how backwards it all …

Food Preservation

The worst foods to eat when you're sick, and the best ones

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you're under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you're craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what's wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms …

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Bright and Easy: Pasta Recipes for Spring

Bursting with color, from single shades to the full spectrum, each of our spring pastas is a lavish treat for the eye, yet still super-simple to pull together.<p>Create a colorful yet minimal palette with emerald-green arugula. The peppery greens do double duty: First, they’re blended with garlic, …

Make the Best Meatballs You'll Ever Eat

Proof that four kinds of meat are better than one<p>Sorry, Mom. These are the best meatballs I’ve ever had.<p>Sure, all balls of meat are delicious by definition. But these meatballs contain <i>four</i> different kinds of meat. And <i>homemade</i> breadcrumbs. And a kind of preserved Italian chile that I’d never heard …

4 Food Rules For Strength Training

How your diet should (and shouldn't) change when you amp up your workout routine<p>When it comes to healthy eating for a fit and active lifestyle, certain facts are undeniable: Water is crucial, you can eat as many veggies as you want, and weight loss/maintenance is more a result of diet than …