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Is a Tomato a Fruit? It Depends on How You Slice It

Everybody knows the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, right? Fruits are tempting and scrumptious. Adam and Eve, unable to resist one, were booted from the blissful Garden of Eden; a fruit kicked off the Trojan War; and a fruit so seduced kidnapped Persephone in the Underworld that she …

Mark Twain

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza at Home

<i>Reheating pizza is an important skill, especially since we're talking Italy all week long! So we're re-running this post. Thank us later.</i><p>So you've managed—by some divine grace—not to finish your entire pizza. That alone is accomplishment enough, and you should be proud of your noble restraint. You …

The 5 Craziest Foods Ever Deep-Fried

If we've learned one thing about food in the past few years, it's that if it exists, someone will find a way to deep-fry it. The results aren't always delicious, but they sure are fun.<p>If you want to deep-fry something that's never been deep-fried before, all it takes is a little creative ingenuity. …

The 15 Best Beers to Drink This Fall

<i>[Editor's Note: We're excited to introduce our new beer writer, Zach Mack, who we've long-harassed for his expert opinions since he owns Alphabet City Beer Co., one of Thrillist's favorite beer bars in NYC.]</i><p>Congratulations! Despite alarmingly aggressive back-sweat, you survived yet another summer, …

Something to Cook: Tortilla Española

<i>Published in the January 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Haidar Karoum, Estadio, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Tortilla española</b> is the national dish of Spain, and making it is an inherited skill: You learn the inversion technique at the knee of another cook, standing by and admiring the economy and fluidity of the motion until …

Watch Conan O'Brien Learn How to Make Ramen Burgers

Ramen burger inventor <b>Keizo Shimamoto</b> stopped by <i>Conan</i> last night to teach host <b>Conan O'Brien</b> how to talk about ramen. Shimamoto first teaches Conan how to make his famous <b>ramen burger</b>, which Conan promptly proclaims is a combination of the "two greatest things in the world." However, after Shimamoto …

Celery-Spiked Guacamole with Chiles

8 Servings<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>Fresh celery lightens this guacamole and adds some serious crunch.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 avocados, chopped<p>1 celery stalk, finely chopped<p>2 serrano chiles, seeds removed if desired, finely chopped<p>2 cloves garlic finely grated<p>3 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>¼ small red …

Recipes

So You Know: Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

We all know Cookie Monster loves to <i>eat</i> cookies, but it turns out he's quite the baker, too! Cookie Monster's famous cookie dough recipe first …

How to Paint With Light and Produce Creative Images: A Short Tutorial to Get You Started

It won't be incorrect to say that essentially, every photograph is a light painting. Indeed, most of the time we are capturing the light that is …

Wrap Your Head Around This One: Potentially Immortal Bacteria That Eat Electricity and Could Become Living Batteries

One of the stranger (and little known) facts of nature is that our living cells are electric, or can carry electricity. Every thought, feeling and …

How To Make Fresh Pasta Dough in the Food Processor

<b>Combine the flour and salt.</b> Combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Pulse a few times to</b> …

How To Make Your Own Almond Milk

Did you even know you could make creamy, dreamy almond milk at home? Never go back to the box again.<p>You'll need:<p><b>1 cup raw almonds</b> (not roasted)<p><b>5 1/2 cups filtered water</b> — 2 cups for soaking the nuts, 3 1/2 cups for blending<p><b>3 to 4 pitted dates</b> OR 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, to taste)<p>…

Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto

6 Servings<p>Swapping traditional basil for flat-leaf parsley for this pesto recipe makes for a balanced sauce that allows you to really taste the nuts, the olive oil, the Parmesan.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound spaghetti<p>Kosher salt<p>½ cup unsalted, roasted almonds<p>4 cups (packed) flat-leaf parsley …

Sweet Toast

Servings<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Spread ciabatta or brioche toast with ricotta. Top with ground cinnamon and thinly sliced pear.<p>Nutritional Content<p>Hide Nutritional Content Calories (kcal) 190 Fat (g) 6 Saturated Fat (g) 3 Cholesterol (mg) 35 Carbohydrates (g) 27 Dietary Fiber …

Breakfast

Easy Appetizer Recipe: Garlic and Herb Marinated Mozzarella Bites

Heat olive oil and garlic in a small sauce pan over medium low heat until bubbling gently. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Stir …

Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

12 to 16 Servings<p>Beef brisket and a backyard smoker: It doesn't get any more "Texas" than that.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 10–12-pound whole beef brisket, fat trimmed to 1/4-inch thickness<p>1/3 cup kosher salt<p>1/3 cup freshly ground black pepper<p>Equipment<p>A charcoal grill and a drip tray<p>A chimney …

BBQ

Marinade this: Bulgogi Recipe – Korean Barbequed Beef

There are three dishes in Korean cuisine most people are familiar with. The first one is kimchee, fermented spicy cabbage. Either you love kimchee or …

Sunday Brunch: Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops with Fried Eggs

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Any combination of pork and eggs makes for a satisfying brunch, but if you're …

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .

Dessert

No-Bake Energy Bites Are The Little Healthy Snack Your World's Been Missing

Snackers, rejoice! The no-bake energy bite is everything you never knew was missing from your snack routine. Sure, the office vending machine will miss you, but you'll have confidently moved on.<p>This delightful treat is entirely customizable, portable and -- most importantly -- delectable. To craft …

Parmigiana Bianca (White Eggplant Parmesan)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A tomato-less version of southern Italy's famous Eggplant Parmigiana.</i><p>Eggplant Parmigiana is perhaps one of Italy's best-known exports -- and …

Refreshingly Simple Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Watermelon is as intimidating as it is delicious. It's the ultimate summer fruit, yet its refreshing charm can be diluted by the sheer obstacle of dealing with one. Lugging it, chopping it, storing it—it's so daunting.<p>The hulking melon, like most things in life, is always scarier before you dig in. …

Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos

Cheese Smothered Stuffed Poblanos.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 4, 2014 81<p>I want to shout it from the rooftops. I can’t stop eating poblanos!<p>Today I’m …

Easy Coconut Sheet Cake with Whipped Coconut Icing

<i>Thanks, PAM, for sponsoring this post!</i><p>I’ve shared my social media confessions. Now it’s time for some cleaning confessions. I am a really, really …

Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Dessert

5 Tips for Better Homemade Sausage

<i>Today, Ryan Farr, founder of 4505 Meats and author of Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide with Recipes</i> <i>is taking our sausage-making skills up a few notches. Get your grinders and spices ready, folks: There's no going back to mediocre sausage.</i><p><b>1. Get your (cold) meat and ingredients ready.</b> Before you …

Chinese Barbecue Pork From 'The Meat Hook Meat Book'

Pork belly has been enjoying its 15 minutes of fame for the last, what, 7 years or so? And no wonder: pork fat tastes good, and as every bacon-lover knows, pork belly is wonderfully fatty. This recipe, from Tom Mylan's <i>The Meat Hook Meat Book,</i> couldn't be easier, and lands you with luscious, wobbly, …