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Slow Cooker Thai Beef Curry

<b>The challenge:</b> The flavors are always too bland.<p><b>Our solution:</b> It’s true that the long, slow cooking period mellows flavors. But bold spices, in bold …

Cooking

How to Make Tomato Sauce in the Crockpot

Enjoy homemade tomato sauce without all the work. This crockpot recipe requires no peeling, seeding or coring, and tastes better than anything you …

Recipes

Cute Christmas Side Dish Recipe Alert! Romanesco Holiday Trees With Parmesan Snow

Have you noticed that Christmas dinner seems to be more about the amazing side dishes than anything else these days? Bacon-fried sprouts, maple-drizzled parsnips, garlicky green bean casseroles — pass us an extra-large spoon please! We’ve seen so many variations on the classic veggies, but maybe …

Make These Adorable White Chocolate Candy Cane Fortune Cookies for Your Next Holiday Cookie Swap!

Who doesn’t love homemade edible gifts during the holiday season? These festive pink fortune cookies aren’t your typical Christmas cookies, and it’s surprisingly easy to make them at home with just a few simple ingredients and steps. We dyed the dough pink (because why not?), and then dipped each …

Dessert

Wiki: White Mould Defects, Ripening

This Wiki article addresses ripening phase defects special to “White Mould” type cheeses such as Brie & Camembert which are generally made by adding …

Chef Shows How a $1 Knife Can Be Sharpened to Rival More Expensive Knives

Jun Yoshizuki of Jun’s Kitchen who is a very talented cook who always prepares food with his beloved longhaired orange cat named Kohaku nearby, …

Knives

How to make the perfect mashed potatoes, according to science

As food writer Jeffrey Steingarten says in <i>The Man Who Ate Everything</i>, “the potato is the most important vegetable in the world.” Over 10 billion bushels of potatoes are grown every year, and you can live for 167 days eating just potatoes, Steingarten says (you’d have to eat about 3 3/4 pounds per …

Food

We had you at BACON: Chicken Fried Bacon Food Pr0n

I had a package of bacon in the fridge that was begging me to deep fry it this morning,<br>so because I always do what the bacon tells me…<p>I more or less …

Make the Creamiest Mashed Potatoes You've Ever Had with This Cooking Hack

That feeling when you’ve been doing mashed potatoes wrong this whole time.<p>This simple cooking hack will make your spuds the star of the Thanksgiving …

Recipes

How to Make Your Own Chef’s Knife

I have recently discovered and been binge-watching Alex Gabriel’s French Guy Cooking channel on YouTube. If you enjoy cooking and baking, you should definitely check out his show. Alex is very playful and entertaining and the recipes are very approachable. I have a number of them that I am now …

Grilled Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa Verde

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Grilled Flank Steak<p>2 limes, juiced<br>• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin<br>• 1 1½-pound flank steak<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, for before grilling<p>Avocado Salsa Verde<p>3 medium tomatillos<br>• 1/2 small jalapeno, chopped<br>• 2 cloves …

Recipes

How To: Inject Tons of Flavor into Boring Dried Pasta by Toasting It

One of the common complaints about dry pasta is that it lacks depth of flavor. This is why, once cooked, it often pairs best with bold and complexly …

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken #Recipe

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken #Recipe<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds), chopped into bite size pieces<br>2 …

Try this recipe for Mediterranean barley salad for dinner tonight

If you're looking for a flavor-packed salad for Meatless Monday, skip the lettuce tonight and try this Mediterranean barley salad. Freshly cooked pearl barley is tossed with a bright dressing of lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sherry vinegar, shallot and olive oil, along with fresh oregano. Refrigerate …

If You Love Pasta Carbonara, You'll Love This Easy Orzo Dish

Heat a Dutch oven or large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat until hot, about 3 minutes. Add the pancetta and cook until the fat starts to render …

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Magic-mushroom drug lifts depression in first human trial

Researchers' long fight to test psilocybin's safety finally yields fruit.<p>A hallucinogenic drug derived from magic mushrooms could be useful in …

A Cheese Glut Is Overtaking America

Rise in production comes just as exports are hit by strong dollar; can you eat three pounds more?<p>America has built up a glut of cheese so big that every person in the country would need to eat an extra 3 pounds this year to work it off.<p>And it isn’t just cheese. The growing stacks of cheddar, which …

Food

How to Completely Delete Yourself From the Internet

Last week, Radiohead — one of the biggest bands on the planet — “disappeared” from the internet.<p>Only, they didn’t really… Their albums were still …

21 ways to love Mexican food that have nothing to do with tacos

It's time to branch out — these non-taco Mexican food recipes will totally blow your mind.

Mexican Food

20 best Chinese recipes: part 3

From Andrew Wong’s dry-braised beef in oyster sauce to Lucky Peach’s kung pao prawns – Observer Food Monthly picks the finest Chinese recipes<p>Tomorrow: best Chinese recipes part 4<p>I learned the recipe for these ribs while I was in Sichuan and since then it has even found its way to the island of the …

Food & Dining

42 Vegetarian Mexican Recipes So Good You Won't Even Miss the Carnitas

From fried avocado tacos to elote-style corn salad and black bean burritos you'll want every night of the week.<p><b>When you think of Mexican cooking</b>, it's hard not to conjure up images of carnitas, carne asada, beef-filled enchiladas, tacos al pastor ... but finding a Mexican vegetarian recipe is a lot …

Cooking

Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Goat Cheese Plate Recipe

RECIPES4-Ingredient Banana Pancakes RECIPESHow to Make the Avocado Art That Instagram Is Obsessed With RECIPES10 Low-Carb Breakfasts That Will Fill …

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be …

Cooking

It’s getting dangerous out there in the bond market

Investors face damaging losses if yields rise even a little<p>A half-percentage point increase would wipe out $1.6 trillion<p>Bond investors are taking …

Markets