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Mongolian Beef, An “Authentic” Recipe

What, exactly, are the origins of Mongolian Beef? It’s definitely not Mongolian… In fact, in Mongolia, more often than not, meat is simply boiled and …

Mongolia

Butternut Squash Hummus

Happy Halloweeeen!Are you dressing up? Are you going to parties? Are you eating all the candy?Might I suggest a savory dip to offset all the …

Food

Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Chops

This recipe is the shining example of what a few well-placed ingredients and good cooking technique can do to a plain piece of meat.<br>Thick and …

Cooking

10 Recipes Every Ina Garten Fan Should Master

Whether she’s using fresh herbs from her garden or assembling a beautiful platter for friends, you can bet that <b>Ina Garten</b> has a plan for elevating …

Cooking

30 BBQ Recipes for a Month of Great Cookouts

June: the month of no-school, no sweaters, and as little indoor cooking as possible. By the time August rolls around, we all get a little …

Slow Cookers

The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

The Eiffel Tower’s iron-clad frame turned slightly greener last week, with the installation of two new wind turbines along its lower deck. Perched some 400 feet above the ground, atop a ritzy, second-level restaurant, the slender turbines are part of a broader effort to make Paris’ most iconic …

Nourishing Carrot Ginger + Turmeric Soup with Cashew Cream & Spiced Chickpeas

I’m a big believer that food is medicine and this soup is just what the doctor ordered. After feeling a little run down a couple of weeks ago I …

Vegan

Braised Chicken with Olives and Orange | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Orange zest and juice add a subtle bright flavor to this simple braised chicken dish. Serve with softly cooked polenta, your favorite variety of steamed rice or just a good loaf of bread to soak up the flavorful braising liquid.<p><b>Braised Chicken with Olives and Orange</b><p>1 chicken, about 3 1/2 lb. (1.75 …

Williams-Sonoma

57 Things You Can Do to Be a Better Cook Right Now

1. Buy an instant-read digital meat thermometer.<p>The quickest way to ruin a perfectly marbled $25 steak? Cutting into it to figure out if it’s medium …

Canal House Classic Vinaigrette

Makes about ½ cup<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>Make this once with measuring spoons and cups; the next time, just eyeball it, adjusting any or all of the ingredients to suit your palate. Then you can call it your classic.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small garlic clove, finely grated<p>2 tablespoons …

Seafood

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Roman Sambal

Makes about 1 cup<p>This is a sambal-style hot sauce named after its creator, senior associate food editor Alison Roman.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ pound red red Fresno chiles or red jalapeños<p>1 garlic clove<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<p>¼ cup white distilled vinegar<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice<p>2 teaspoons sugar<p>Special …

Food

Sticky Sriracha Wings

Chicken wings can be a glorious thing when they're fresh, hot and coated with great sauce (or great spice like this recipe I want to try when I work …

Smashed Lemon Potatoes

Side dishes can make a good meal great. They are the supporting actors to a well-prepared piece of meat, which, if performing well, can hog the …

Salt Cod Croquettes

Known as <i>bolinhos</i> in Portuguese ("little cakes"), these croquettes are Daniel Boulud's take on a classic Brazilian bar food. Crispy on the outside and …

Basic Dipping Sauce: Nuoc Cham

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1/3 cup fresh lime juice (2 or 3 limes)<br>• 1 tablespoon unseasoned Japanese rice vinegar (optional)<br>• 3 tablespoons sugar<br>• 2/3 cup lukewarm water<br>• 5 …

Flavors

The World's 25 Strangest Drinking Customs

No matter how many historical monuments you visit while traveling, or works of art you fawn over, you'll never understand the people and their culture until you drink with them. But, before you clink glasses with your new friends, you might want to take a minute and learn about their drinking …

French Onion Soup with Braised Short Ribs Recipe

Go ahead and make the soup a day ahead—it'll benefit. However, it's best to store the short ribs separately. When making the soup in advance, don't place the crouton in the broth or top with cheese until you're ready to eat. Warm the broth first, as the broiler won't warm the broth through if it's …

Cabbage and White Bean Soup

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Laura Wright of The First Mess makes a hearty and reviving winter soup.</i><p><i></i><p>My Aunt Carol is the undisputed cook in our family. It's true that many of us enjoy the art of …

Cabbage

Fried Pickles with Spicy Mayo

4 to 6 Servings<p>While the restaurant makes its own mayonnaise and pickles, we used our favorite store-bought koshers and Hellmann's mayo—and won raves.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup mayonnaise<p>1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha<p>1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice<p>1/2 garlic clove, mashed to a pastet<p>Kosher salt<p>2 …

Mashed

25 Ways to Use Sriracha

Sriracha Sauce

Beef Meatballs (Vietnamese)

Put all the ingredients for the meatballs in a food processor and blend until everything is mixed and minced. Transfer to a bowl.<p>Put a little oil in …

Barbecued Chicken

4 Servings<p>Avoid rookie mistakes when it comes to barbecuing chicken. If you apply the sauce too early, it will scorch. And most bottled sauces are too sweet, which is where this vinegary version comes in.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Barbecue Sauce<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>¼ cup tomato paste<p>2 teaspoons …

BBQ

Teach Google Now new voice commands

The free Android app Commandr helps you carry out common phone tasks using a few spoken commands and Google Now.<p>Google Now is great for getting directions, checking the weather, looking up the definition of a word, or just searching the Web, but that's no longer all it can do. With the help of a …

Android News

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

10 Recipes to Celebrate Julia Child's Birthday

To honor Julia Child's birthday today, here are 10 recipes by frequent Julia collaborators and more dishes she loved.<p>Happy Birthday, Julia Child! …

Daniel's Dish: Classic Gazpacho

Rich with heirloom tomatoes and fragrant herbs, a traditional gazpacho is hearty, healthy, and wonderfully refreshing<p>If there's one thing we should be thankful to Spanish cuisine for, it's gazpacho. Not only is this popular chilled soup packed with vitamins, few dishes are more refreshing in hot …

How to Make Teriyaki Sauce at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Stephanie Le from I Am a Food Blog is pulling back the curtain on teriyaki sauce, and revealing that you only need 5 ingredients to make it</i> …

Seafood

Charred Ginger-Chile Corn

You know those delicious, over-charred ears of grilled corn you eat at county fairs in the summer? If you are like us and request the ones with the …