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12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

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Writing

What's the Best Way to Boil an Egg?

In the middle of a busy day of cooking here in the Epicurious Test Kitchen I often forget to actually eat, and a boiled egg "protein snack" can be a …

A Hill of Beans, and How I Cooked Them

Early Sunday morning, I stumble into my kitchen, kneel down in front of the half-sized closet under the stairs that we use as a pantry, and find some beans. Every surface of the kitchen is piled with unwashed baby bottles and pump parts, the table layered with dirty dishes and unread newspapers. …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms with Bread Crumbs

Goat's-milk cheeses are typically lower in cholesterol, calories and fat—and higher in calcium—than cow's-milk ones. Here, creamy chèvre is stuffed …

3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

9 No-Bake Desserts for the Fourth of July

Leave the oven off and spend more time outside this Fourth of July. From over-the-top cheesecake to instant ice cream sandwiches, here are nine …

Fourth of July Superfood Dip Recipe: Cauliflower Ranch

<i>by the editors at EatClean.com</i><p>Please don't tell us that you plan on serving chips with some gross dip made from a packet at your Fourth of July cookout. Upgrade your dipping mojo to the next level this season with this incredibly creative, easy, and superhealthy party dip, made from superfoods that …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Journalism

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

Al Roker serves up spring: 4-ingredient lamb ribs and couscous with mint

It's the official start of spring, so our own Al Roker shares one of his favorite spring recipes: lamb ribs with a citrus and mint couscous.<p>Lamb ribs<p>Samantha Okazaki / TODAY<p>Couscous with mint<p>Samantha Okazaki / TODAY<p><i>This article was originally published Mar. 20, 2015 at 9:35 a.m. ET.</i>

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p>Richard Wightman Fox<p>February 16, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History”<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not</i> …

Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

posted by Chungah on February 12, 2014 303 Comments »<p><i>Simply throw everything in the crockpot for the easiest, most effortless spinach and artichoke</i> …

4 Legendary Cheeses and Their Cheaper (But Still Delicious) Counterparts

<i>Photo © Steve Jones</i><p>Imagine a serious sushi bar, but instead of rare raw fish they serve the world's greatest cheeses. They have paper menus and pencils to check off the cheeses you want to try, and there's even an omakase option. If that sounds fantastic (and it does to us), you should plan on …

How to Make a Perfect Medium-Boiled Egg

Instructions for making the perfect egg—with the white just set an almost runny yolk—to put in ramen or just eat straight<p>For our ramen recipe, we knew we needed a perfect medium-boiled egg, with a just-set white and an almost runny yolk. A few dozen tries later, we nailed it: Lowering the eggs into …

Breakfast

The only salad dressing recipe you'll ever need

This summer, do your farm-fresh greens a favor: Ditch the bottled dressing. Making your own salad dressing is easy and cheap—and you can create endless variations if you follow some simple rules and the foolproof recipe below.<p>First, it helps to know the basics. If you're making a vinaigrette—just …

Summer Fruit Pizza with Rosemary Basil

This big, dramatic, open-face fruit tart looks like it just came off the set of an Italian country magazine shoot. Better yet, it’s nearly no work. …

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 167<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

Salted Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

Makes 16 Servings<p>“These are really peanut buttery and not too sweet, so the strawberry jam on top is a perfect complement.” —Claire Saffitz, assistant food editor<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 …

Dessert

Easy Jicama Fries We Know You'll Love

Jicama, or Mexican Turnip as it is sometimes called, is an edible root that has always baffled me just a little bit. How, I wonder, did anyone ever think to taste the very ugly-looking root of a poisonous plant in the first place? I'm glad, however, that some brave soul was willing to take the risk …

24 Awesome Summer Recipes You Don't Have to Cook

24 recipes you don't need to cook on the stove or in the oven, from Mexican ceviche tacos to a chilled tomato soup.<p>When it's pushing 90 degrees, the sun's blazing into your windows, and not even a cold shower will give you refuge from the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on your stove or …

Cooking

Easter Haystack Cupcakes

If, like me, you don't think you'll have time to prepare anything for Easter this year, this recipe will save the day! I'm making a batch of tasty haystacks using dark chocolate and shredded wheat. By placing them into paper cupcake liners the haystacks look like adorable little bird's nest …

26 Reasons Shakshuka Is The Most Perfect Food

Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern and North African dish that combines eggs, tomatoes, and spices to create the perfect meal for any season and time of day.

Breakfast

21 Halloween Party Snacks That Are Pretty Darn Clever

The best way to face your fears is to just eat them.

Decorations

Zagat

Miso Ramen With Crispy Pork and Burnt Garlic-Sesame Oil Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 pounds pig trotters, split lengthwise or cut crosswise into 1-inch disks (as your butcher to do this for you)2 pounds …

Best Healthy Lunch Box Snack Recipes

I do a lot of talking about how to compose a healthy lunch box. But, at the end of the day, none of my tips or recipes mean a thing if your kid won't eat what you pack. One way to get my kids excited about what's inside their lunch bags is to include a healthy snack with mega kid appeal. Something …