Christopher Zimowski

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How Dogs Laugh With You, Not At You

I was sitting on a front porch in Helena, Montana, with my 14-year-old son on a hot summer afternoon when the smoke of nearby forest fires made the air even hotter. A black Labrador belonging to nobody we knew came walking along in a low, overheated mood. On a neighbor’s lawn, a sprinkler was …

Re-Watch How to Make the Iconic Pastry From 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

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9 Chef Upgrades for Quinoa Salad

In the past several years, chefs have taken quinoa from hippie to haute. Here are nine fantastic riffs.<p>In the past several years, chefs have taken …

11 Beef Recipes You Should Master: It’s What’s for Dinner

Nutrient-rich and full of iron, beef is a versatile meat that cooks quickly and is just as delicious in a winter stew as it is grilled outdoors in …

How to Make Miso Soup Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Let a savory, warming broth be the blank canvas of your winter meals.</i><p>Resolutions aside, January is the time …

Flavors

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

Cooking

11 Desserts to Make for a Thanksgiving Potluck (Other Than Pie)

This Thanksgiving, let someone else bring the pumpkin pie to dinner.<p>This Thanksgiving, let someone else bring the pumpkin pie to dinner. From silky …

Love Your Pan: What to Cook (and What Not to) in a Cast Iron

Steak is made for cast iron cooking. A bolognese? Not so much.<p>If we could, we'd shout it from the mountain tops: We love cooking with cast iron. They're durable, efficient, endlessly useful, and make a pretty photo to boot. And yet, for so many, cast iron pans remain tucked away in the furthest …

Cooking

Vegetarian Sandwiches Worth Writing Home About

There's a common misconception that great sandwiches have to be loaded with meat. It's no one's fault really, it just so happens that some of our favorite sandwiches are meat forward. There's the club sandwich with double layers of meat. And then the Reuben that's loaded with corned beef. And let's …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

Cooking

10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

Pull out your sweaters and scarves -- November is finally here. You’re officially looking for any excuse to crack open your oven and invite warmth into the kitchen for the oncoming festivities and Thanksgiving feasts. This month you loved herby root vegetables, cooked any which way, and craved …

Cooking

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

Cooking

9 Easy Pork Belly Recipes

There is no argument that pork belly is a crowd-pleaser. And the fatty richness found on this boneless cut provides great comfort in frigid weather. …

Say No to Mush: Common Dried Bean Mistakes to Avoid

Dried beans are more cost-effective and tastier than the canned variety—here's how to cook 'em right.<p>Canned beans are cheap and easy. But you know what's even cheaper and just as easy? Dried beans. Sure, most varieties require a little planning (you've got to soak those suckers before cooking), but …

Food Preservation

6 Make-Ahead Staples for Weekday Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.</i><p>Though we …

9 Secrets to a Salon-Worthy Pedicure at Home

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week, JINsoon nail polish founder and New York Times Magazine-dubbed "nail guru" Jin Soon Choi—whose three NYC salons boast celeb clientele like Sarah Jessica Parker—explains how to pamper your feet at home with a no-fail</i> …

Skin Care

The Best Foods for Men

Abs aren’t built in the gym alone; you shop for them in your supermarket. We sampled and reviewed thousands of products to separate the dietary duds from the nutritional heroes. Your drool-worthy grocery list starts right here

Nutrition

5 Delicious New Bacons That Aren't Pork

It's time to expand your definition of the word bacon. Chefs and butchers are creating new variations from the fatty parts of lamb, goat and even …