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Classic Italian Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Although cacio e pepe is merrily served all over Rome as a quick and easy dish, …

Italian Food

Rosemary and garlic potato gratin

SERVES<p>6-8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>750ml double cream<br>• ½ tsp salt<br>• 2 sprigs rosemary<br>• 2 sprigs thyme<br>• 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled but bruised<br>• 1-1½kg medium sized floury potatoes, peeled<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4.<br>• Bring the cream to the boil in a saucepan and add the salt, rosemary, thyme and garlic. Remove …

Sweet potato and squash parathas

These aren’t your typical stuffed parathas. They’re more like Scottish tattie scones, in which mashed potato is mixed with flour to make flat griddle scones, although these are much thinner.<p>MAKES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>50g mashed sweet potato<br>• 25g steamed and mashed butternut squash<br>• 100g plain flour, plus extra …

Recipes

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Dessert

How to Make Quick and Easy Thai-Style Beef With Basil and Chilies

<i>Phat ka-phrao</i> is a ubiquitous street dish in Thailand, where cooks wielding woks will rapidly stir-fry sliced or minced meat flavored with garlic, shallots, fish sauce, and fiery Thai bird chilies, finish it off with a big handful of holy basil, and serve it with rice and perhaps a fried egg on …

A Fallout 4 guide to getting rich, getting high, and blowing everything up (without cheating)

The fastest path to riches is farming<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a Bethesda game, and that means it has an interesting and complicated in-game economy. Your vault survivor can scavenge for numerous resources — some common, and some scarce — which you can use to craft upgrades for your settlements and …

Is This the Best Recipe for Beef Stew Ever?

Slow-cook the meat to tender perfection. Then feast on the delicious high-protein meal<p>Some call it “sauté de boeuf à la Bourguignonne.” Others just call it “beef stew.” Julia Child famously referred to it as “one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man.”<p>She’s right. There’s nothing more …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny scramble.<p>We …

Breakfast

Kitchen gadgets review: Kogel Mogel whisk – I’m 42% happier with it in my life

It’s named after a Yiddish dessert and it looks as though it’s made from the national lottery’s Thunderball. I love it<p>What?<p>Kogel Mogel whisk, £15 from Clippings.com. Nylon loops in teardrop formation cage a loose silicon ball. When whipped, the stiff coils and rebounding interior pellet fold air …

Kitchens

White chocolate blondies

225g butter, chopped into small pieces, plus a little for greasing<p>butt-err<p>Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and …

How to Make Gluten-Free Potato Bread

<i>Editor's Note:</i> I've been a huge fan of Aki and Alex of the blog Ideas in Food ever since I was a little chef-ling burning meat as a line cook in Boston. With their newest book, Gluten-Free Flour Power, they turn their considerable intellect to gluten-free recipes, developing unique solutions for …

Sambal Chicken Skewers

Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili paste (such as sambal …

Recipes

How to make the perfect fudge

Really good fudge is one of those things that is simple to make, but all-too-easy to muck up without a good idea of what you’re after<p>Fudge is probably the first thing I cooked without supervision – in fact, had the powers that be seen us turning the school margarine and sugar supply into a molten …

Nigel Slater’s satay grilled chicken recipe

Baked chicken breasts with a crunchy spiced-nut crust<p>The recipe<p>Put two small, hot chillies into the bowl of a food processor. Peel 20g of ginger, then add to the chillies together with 2 tsp of light soy sauce, 2 tsp of sesame oil and 4 tbsp of groundnut or vegetable oil. Process to a coarse …

Tips and Tricks for the Best Scrambled Eggs, Your Way

My girlfriend, Kate, and I have an ongoing disagreement about scrambled eggs. She's in the crack-'em-into-a-hot-pan-and-stir-until-well-done camp, which produces firm eggs that have visible striations of white and yolk. Influenced by my days as a professional cook, I belong to the …

The best charcoal BBQs put to the test

We put this year's hottest charcoal barbecues through their paces to help you find the best model for your garden.<p>1. <b>Halo Cooltouch, £495</b><p>British-designed and built, the Halo is made with marine-grade stainless steel that won’t rust and has an impressive level of engineering. Double-wall insulation …

Madeleines: Fancy French Cookie-Sized Cakes That Are Easy to Make at Home

Before we begin, I have a quick, time-saving quiz for you to take. It's a courtesy quiz, in fact, because how you answer will determine whether you should read the rest of this article or not, and, perhaps more importantly, whether you should make the recipe.<p><b>Question 1:</b> <i>Do you like cake?</i><p><b>Question 2:</b></i> …

How to Make Arroz Caldo: Filipino Chicken Soup for the Soul

About seven years ago, my wife asked me to make this recipe from <i>The Washington Post</i> for dinner, and with that, the backbone of our winter diet was sealed.<p>The recipe was for <i>arroz caldo</i>, a Filipino chicken congee that was nothing short of pure comfort to my wife. But while she'd grown up with it, I …

Grandma-Style Pizza Dough

The second rise is key to the finished pie’s texture; if baked too soon, the dough will be firm and too chewy. Make sure it feels floppy, with plenty of puffy air bubbles.<p>Ingredients<p>1 envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ tsp.)<p>2 tablespoons plus ½ cup olive oil, plus more for bowl<p>2 teaspoons kosher …

Baking

Croque-Monsieur

Grilled ham and cheese: nothing to scoff at. Baked ham and cheese with velvety béchamel oozing out all over the place: mind-altering.<p>Ingredients<p>béchamel<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>1½ cups whole milk<p>2 tablespoons whole grain mustard<p>½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or ¼ …

Recipes

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Stop making cookies."<p><i>I'm sorry, what was that dear?</i><p>"I said, <b>stop making cookies</b>."<p><i>That's odd</i>, I thought to myself. <i>Why would she be saying that? Wouldn't any wife be pleased to be married to a husband who fills the house with the aroma of warm butter, caramelized sugar, and gooey chocolate? Indeed,</i> …

Cacio e Pepe

Literally "cheese and pepper", this minimalist cacio e pepe recipe is like a stripped-down mac and cheese.<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>6 oz. pasta (such as egg tagliolini, bucatini, or spaghetti)<p>3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed, divided<p>1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper<p>3/4 cup finely grated Grana Padano or …

Italian Food

Party-Sized Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches Recipe

To make the best chicken Parm sandwich, just start with the best chicken Parmesan. Our version uses a buttermilk brine for extra juiciness and flavor. We take the leftovers and pack them into a full-sized loaf of toasted ciabatta, adding some extra sauce and cheese to keep the bread moist before …

How to Make Takeout-Style Kung Pao Chicken

As you are reading this, I will most likely have just finished the Chinese leg of my 2 1/2-month trip around Asia, my mouth still numb and tingly from the vats of mapo tofu, <i>shuiziu yu</i>, and <i>gonbao jiding</i> I wolfed down in Sichuan. As a kid, though, my absolute favorite Chinese dish—takeout-style kung …

How to make tea correctly (according to science): milk first

Whether you put milk in your cup before or after the hot water is a constant argument among British people. Science may say milk first, but many would strongly disagree<p>Tea is better than coffee. Let’s just get that out of the way before we start. Many Most ALL British people think this. Even those …

GoSun Stove Portable Solar Cooker Heats Your Food Up To 550° F

Grilling can be exhausting and lengthy process, not to mention you have to deal with dirty and bulky equipment. Some grills are too heavy to move …

Portable

Mojito recipe

juice of 1 lime<p>ly-m<p>The same shape, but smaller than…<p>1 tsp granulated sugar<p>small handful mint leaves, plus extra sprig to serve<p>mi-nt<p>There are several …

Sugar Cane

Spinach & sweet potato tortilla

300g bag baby spinach leaves<p>8 tbsp light olive oil<p>ol-iv oyl<p>Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…<p>…

Lemon drizzle scones

250g self-raising flour, plus a little extra for dusting<p>50g butter, chilled and cut in small pieces, plus extra for greasing<p>butt-err<p>Butter is made …

Recipes

Cocoa Brownies

The best—and easiest—brownies you'll ever make. This recipe belongs in your repertoire. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces<p>1 1/4 cups sugar<p>3/4 cup Scharffen Berger natural …

Recipes