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What’s that brown sauce in Chinese takeout?

<i>Amuse Our Bouche</i> <i>is</i> The Takeout’s <i>column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.</i><p>Why does your attempt at home-cooked Chinese …

Green Fish Stew

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the tomatillos until soft but still whole, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain; place …

The 10 Best Substitutes for Heavy Cream

Heavy cream is considered a staple ingredient — and for good reason. It’s used in a wide variety of recipes, including soups, sauces, homemade …

How to Tell When Literally Every Baked Good Is Done

By Claire Saffitz<p>From pies and cakes to cookies and muffins, you'll never have to guess again.<p>One of the most difficult things about being a recipe developer is translating all the sights, smells, sounds and feelings that I experience when I'm cooking into words. When I'm writing a recipe, I always …

Baking

Sheet Pan Buttermilk Pancakes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line an 11-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Coat the parchment and sides of the pan …

Recipe: The Only Pad Thai Recipe You’ll Ever Need

<i>From Jet Tila’s book ‘101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die’</i><p>“There are kind of two types of cookbooks out there,” chef Jet Tila, frequent …

Best Casserole Recipes

Chicken, Spinach, and Noodle Casserole<p>Skip the can of condensed soup—chicken noodle casserole gets an upgrade with real milk, sour cream, fresh …

19 Meatless Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock Pot

Meatless Monday just got easier.

11 Noodle Soups to Warm You to Your Core

There are a few requirements for a perfect noodle soup:<p>1. The ratio of noodles to other things should be 1:1.<br>2. The broth should have lots going for it on its own.<br>3. The soup should absorb whatever leftovers or half-empty containers are living in your pantry or fridge (like Thanksgiving turkey).<br>4. …

Weather

Christmas dessert recipes

Christmas traditions are an emotional minefield and it behoves those who embrace them to leave a smidgeon of hope to those who fear the Speech, the film with the singing nun and the joyless cannonball that is a Christmas pudding. I have generally found that making the pudding was more pleasing than …

Dessert

Salad: A Safe Space for Playing with Your Food

<i>We've paired up with McCormick Gourmet to show how a freshly-stocked spice cabinet makes on-the-fly cooking and holiday meal planning easier (and more flavorful).</i><p><i>Today, proof that a good salad recipe is shallow water for fooling around.</i><p>How many times have you made <i>the</i> plum torte? What about …

Food

Everything You Need to Know to Make Gorgeous Cupcakes

<i>Cupcakes may not be trendy anymore—but they're still adorable.</i><p>Cupcakes may not be at the height of dessert trendiness anymore (read: now you have to wait in long lines for <i>other</i> treats), but they will always be beloved. They’re nostalgic, miniature, and can be made to suit any tastes and styles. <b>It’s</b> …

Dessert

17 Recipes to Make on Your Next Date Night (With the Fruit)

Dates? We've got 'em by the dozen.<p><b>Dates are often referred to</b> as nature's candy, and it's no wonder: We'd eat the sweet, chewy, and supremely snackable fruit by the handful any day. We love adding one or two pitted dates to our morning smoothies and have reinvented the cinnamon bun with zero …

Breakfast

5 Comforting Dinners Mom Would Make

As we're done with Labor Day, but skid into – if you’ve got kids — back-to-school time, the realization that a roster of simple weeknight dinners …

Cooking

The Chicken and Rice Bowl that Saved Dinner

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: A Mexican-inspired dinner that hits on every weeknight dinner requirement.</i><p>Around mid-week, I start filtering potential dinner recipes through a set of requirements:<p>Must be simple to eat (we're …

Sweet Potatoes

17 Chicken Dinners to Whip Up in 30 Minutes or Less

For a fast weeknight meal, chicken is my most reliable standby. It's inexpensive, easy to cook, and relatively healthy (subject to the preparation, of course), all of which makes it a great base for a filling home-cooked dinner after a day of work. On top of that, it's also exceptionally versatile, …

How to Make Better-Than-Takeout Pad Thai in 22 Minutes

Living in a takeout-obsessed metropolis like New York City, I've sometimes wondered: how many cases of rice noodles does my local Thai restaurant …

Williams-Sonoma Pasta

• <b>Author:</b> Erica de Mane<p>From spiral pasta tossed with fresh pesto to a delicious lasagne layered with duck and cream sauce, the variety of pasta dishes is an endless source of inspiration in the kitchen and a pleasure at the table.<p>Williams Sonoma CollectionPasta offers more than 40 easy-to-follow …

Introducing Our Baking Book Contributors

<i>Meet the back-pocket baking pros who made our new book (out today!) possible.</i><p>When we wanted to put together a list of never-fail, good-on-a-weeknight, sure-to-impress baking recipes—in short, the recipes we trust most—we turned to the people we trust most: our Food52 family (and our actual family …

Breakfast

Get to Know a Little More about Filipino Food

<i>Filipino food is sweet, savory, spicy, and not as well known in the U.S. as it should be.</i><p>When trying to think of a traditional Filipino dish that <i>hadn’t</i> been influenced by another culture, chefs Alex Urbano and Robert Menor—two friends who run the kitchen at Papa Urb’s Grill in Stockton—couldn’t …

Philippines

7 Shire-Worthy Recipes for National Hobbit Day

Today, on this very glorious National Hobbit Day (September 22 is both Frodo and Bilbo Baggins's birthday), take a tip from the inhabitants of …

Easy "Peking Duck" Lettuce Cups - Crispy Duck Lettuce Wraps Recipe

7 Dramatic Flambéed Dishes

Nothing says drama like setting something on fire. Here, seven show-stopping flambéed recipes perfect for your next dinner party.<p>Nothing says drama …

Yes, You Can Make Soup Dumplings at Home

<i>Ever wondered how they get the soup inside the soup dumpling?</i><p><i>Kenny Lao, author of the brand-new book Hey There, Dumpling! pulls back the curtain on this magical food.</i><p>When I open the bamboo steamer, I smell the porky broth and the briny, sweetness of shrimp. And then, when the initial steam …

Food & Dining

6 Best Tacos to Make in the Fall

Just because it’s fall, doesn’t mean you have to say so long to #TacoTuesday. Simply adjust your tacos for the season with these great recipes packed …