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For Some of the Best Fried Chicken, Look to...the Tuscan Jews?

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>New York, circa 2004. I'm the sous chef at Beppe, chef Cesare Casella's now-closed Tuscan restaurant on 23rd Street just west of Park Avenue South, and the menu overflows with his signature dishes. There's the …

The Better Way To Season A Cast Iron Skillet

If you cook with a cast iron skillet, chances are you already have an idea of how to season one. But what if we told you there was a better way? One that guaranteed a slick, shiny surface that never has to be touched-up? America's Test Kitchen found one and tested it, and the difference between …

The Best Surprising Pizza of Summer

Our favorite pizza for warm weather isn’t a classic Margherita. Instead, we’re getting creative with fruit, because pizza for dessert is pretty much …

How to Render and Cook With Bacon Grease, Your Kitchen's Liquid Gold

Bacon grease is liquid gold. Here's how to render it the right way—and make the most out of it in your cooking.<p>When it comes to adding flavor and richness to your cooking, there's little better than bacon fat. As a bonus, you are required to cook and eat bacon before getting to the grease; a task …

10 Worst Food Companies that are Poisoning You Daily and Lying About It

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

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9 Surprising Things You Can Cook in the Microwave

We know, we know: you're thinking fish sticks and Hot Pockets. But look below for nine surprisingly fancy foods you can cook from start to finish in the microwave.<p><b>Mushroom Risotto (28 minutes)</b><p>Stirring stove-top risotto can be a real drag. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Sweet Potato Chips (5 Minutes)</b><p>Because all …

The Secret Ingredient Everyone Needs For The Most Amazing Burgers

Photo credit: Getty Images<p>Fish sauce. That's the secret ingredient to making the best burger your mouth has ever tasted.<p>The mention of fish sauce doesn't normally go over well with less experimental eaters from places other than Vietnam or Thailand. But if you want to taste what will surely be the …

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 …

8 Slimming Soups for Swimsuit Season

Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're eating.<p><b>1. Golden Gazpacho</b><p>Adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun's cookbook, <i>Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean</i>, this soup's silky texture and pure …

Squid Is the Real Chicken of the Sea

Don't be scared of squid. Cook it, already!<p>Look, squid isn't weird anymore. When a would-be challenge food like squid becomes a ubiquitous menu item at chain restaurants like Olive Garden and The Cheesecake Factory (fried calamari, anyone?), it's safe to say that it's swam its way into the category …

How Much Peanut Butter Is Too Much Peanut Butter?

Is a peanut butter snack good for you, or not so much?<p><i>We teamed up with nutritionist McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN from Nutrition Stripped to give us some friendly feedback on how we’re doing in the snack department. Are they good for us? Could they be better? We don’t always know, but McKel does. These</i> …

Healthy Eating

Fantastic Deviled Egg Recipes

Photo: CLAUDIA CATALANO<p>It’s with no shortage of boastful relish that I’m privileged to share these fantastic deviled eggs from The Black Birch restaurant, which were recently given a glowing write up by The Boston Globe in an article entitled <i>In Kittery, Maine, humble deviled eggs elevated to an art</i> …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Put Butter in Your Pesto, and More Cooking Tips From the Winner of Bravo's 'Best New Restaurant'

What can you learn from a real live Italian chef? A lot, when it’s Paolo Dorigato, the charmer behind Dolce Italian in Miami. The winner of Bravo's "Best New Restaurant" takes us to school.<p>“There’s better Italian food in America now than there is in Italy.”<p>Bold words coming from a born-and-raised …

Italian Food

7 slow-cooker recipes for your Super Bowl line-up

The most important tool for a successful Super Bowl feast? (Hint: It's not a beer cozy or a pair of stretchy pants — though those might also come in handy.) We're talking about a slow cooker, that wondrous appliance that lets you produce warm, tasty dishes with minimal effort.<p>If you're hosting a …

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