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Why We're In a Golden Age of Brunch

Brunch was big in the ’80s, overhyped in the ’90s, maligned in the aughts. But now chefs are making it truly great.<p><i>Brunch was big in the ’80s,</i> …

How to Season Pork Shoulder Like You Mean It

Can I interest you in some pork shoulder? The exterior crusty and spicy. The meat moist and tender enough to pull apart with your fingers. I thought so. Pork shoulder is the ultimate cut of meat for smoking and grilling, and barbecue cultures as varied as Mexican (<i>cochinita pibil</i>, anyone?), German …

5 Rules for Pairing Wine With Food

<i>Today, Guest editor Mimi Thorisson is sharing</i> <i>her favorite ways to enjoy Bordeaux wines.</i><p>Acceptable wine pairings have come a long way since James Bond could (almost) spot a traitor by his ineptitude at the table. ("Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something.")<p>It seems that these …

20 Cookies to Move to the Top of Your List

It's time to prioritize. You're up to your ears in holiday recipes and the harsh truth is that it's not all going to happen. But before you break out the red pen and start slashing, promise us you'll spare at least one or two of these cookie recipes, each of which surprised us and brought silly …

Too Many Cook(ie)s: Your Favorite Cookie

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>It's time to dust off your tins, stock up on baking supplies, and prepare for cookie season. No holiday party is complete without at least one …

All About Duck (And How to Make Duck à l'Orange)

<i>A French classic.</i><p>Just when you thought you had heard enough talk of roasting birds, here I am. What a jerk! Don’t worry, though; there will be no turkey talk today. Today, it’s all about the duck.<p>The first time I ever ate duck was at a Peking duck restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown -- it was wrapped …

Wash down Doritos with Lambrusco: 5 wine pairings for junk food

"You have to have sweet to beat the heat," says wine writer Anthony Giglio. "That's a rule of thumb in all wine pairing." Even if you are pairing …

Insanely Crispy Garlic Short Ribs

These crunchy short riblets from Andrew Zimmern are the perfect snack for eating with a frosty glass of beer.<p><i>These Philippine short ribs from Andrew</i> …

Could This Be the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

When you put spinach and artichoke dip between bread, beautiful things happen<p>How most men make a grilled cheese sandwich: Slap a few slices of cheese on buttered bread and flip the sandwich in a hot pan.<p>How you will make a grilled cheese after having your eyes opened by the following recipe: Whip …

12 Perfect Holiday Gift Wines

Underdog Wine Co.'s Ryan Sciara selects 12 gift-worthy holiday wines that will thrill everyone from your father-in-law to your hair dresser.<p>The best …

How to Pair Wine with Meatballs

Here are five ways to perfectly pair wine and meatballs.<p>When pairing wine with meatballs (or many meats, for that matter), it’s usually more …

10 of Our Favorite Meatless Menus

Let's do some simple math: There are approximately an infinite number of vegetarian mains, approximately an infinite number of vegetarian sides, and approximately an infinite number of vegetarian desserts and cocktails. By our calcuations, that means that there are approximately an infinite number …

The Mid-Winter Margarita

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. This cocktail is brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: The quickest -- and most delicious -- way to make it</i> not <i>feel like November.</i><p>Margaritas -- like fried …

9 Easy Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade treats make wonderful holiday gifts -- and wouldn't you rather spend time in your kitchen than brave the crowds at the mall?<p><b>1. Homemade Granola</b><p>Packed in a jar or pretty tin, homemade granola makes the perfect edible gift. This version, inspired by the granola served The Inn at Occidental …

8 Ways Chefs Upgrade Meatballs

There are endless ways to vary a meatball, from the type of meat to the fillers and seasonings. Here are upgrades from eight great chefs.<p>Meatballs …