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High carb – not fat – intake linked to greater early death risk: study

A large Canadian study is challenging conventional wisdom that says a low-fat diet is optimal for cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of premature death.<p>The McMaster University study of more than 135,000 people in 18 countries found that eating a moderate amount of all types of fat is linked …

3 Well-Meaning (but Unhelpful) Approaches During Grief

As you likely know, Kaye’s father recently passed away. During this time the love, support, prayers, meals, notes of encouragement, and messages have …

On Loss and Grief

Grief, my new constant companion, has moved in. I thought I'd take a good look at him since we're spending so much time together now. And I've realized a few things. Grief is not sadness. I get sad when I break a nail, or when the shoe I want is not available in my size. I get sad when someone …

The Lessons of Parenting Through Grief

Parenthood demands that we give everything we have, every day. Giving so much of yourself while juggling work, friendships and family can be tough, even when things are running smoothly. When life throws us serious curveballs and we find ourselves facing major loss or disappointment, being …

5 Things I Learned About Living When My Husband Had a Near-Death Experience

I believed once that love could save us.<p>I was still a child then. That was back in the days when I sang <i>"Jesus Loves Me"</i> in Sunday school and knew it was true. Before I decided because '<i>the Bible tells me so'</i> was not a sufficient explanation.<p>That was before broken vows, and pieced-together hearts. …

How to Actually Help a Friend Who's Grieving

Some grief isn’t Facebook-appropriate. It doesn’t wear black or take personal days.<p>When a friend is dealing with private grief, we feel helpless. …

On the Day I Die

On the die I day a lot will happen. A lot will change. The world will be busy. On the day I die, all the important appointments I made will be left …

This Is The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

Grandbaby Cakes creator Jocelyn Delk Adams comes through for the holidays!<p>There’s still time to wow your holiday guests with delicious sweet treats …

82 Comfort Food Recipes Your Soul Is Asking For

It may not be today—but you'll one need these sometime soon.<p>It may not be today—but you'll one need these sometime soon.

The Real KFC Chicken Recipe

As writers and journalists, we know exactly what it's like when you accidentally discover something interesting or when someone reveals a …

12 Recipes for Smoky, Tender Ribs This July 4th

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When I was a kid, "summertime" was just another way of saying "ribs." Whenever we had a party, my dad would buy racks and racks of ribs—a hilarious amount, really—and throw them on the grill. (We always joked that he didn't know how to cook for fewer …

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11 Melon Recipes to Cool Off Your Summer

Melons don't get the respect they deserve. We tend to relegate them to fruit salads, and even there, they're usually the least popular item. (I know I'm not the only one who's picked around those sad sherbet-hued cubes to get at the precious strawberries hiding among them.) The problem is, when you …

The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Beer Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>The first few minutes of a backyard barbecue are just beautiful, right? Cold, sweaty bottle of beer in hand, there's little to do but stare into the charcoal and imagine the tasty, fire-licked possibilities that lie …

15 Recipes Starring Fresh, Ripe Summer Tomatoes

It's not an exaggeration to say that for much of the year, fresh tomatoes aren't even worth buying. Out of season, almost all fresh tomatoes are bland, mealy, and watery—which is why we recommend using canned tomatoes for our winter soups and stews. But come summer, it's a completely different …

The Big Green Egg and Beyond: The Best Kamado Smokers and Grills

<i>Editor's Note: Considering an upgrade in your backyard cooking setup this summer? You're probably looking for a little advice. We're longtime admirers of the folks behind AmazingRibs.com, the site dedicated to unraveling the science of barbecue and grilling. Please welcome back Max Good, the only</i> …

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The Food Lab's Guide to Inexpensive Steak for the Grill: 5 Cuts You Should Know

All Of The Guides<p><b>Hanger Steak Guide »</b>• <b><br>Skirt Steak Guide »</b>• <b><br>Short Rib Guide »</b>• <b><br>Flap Meat Guide »</b>• <b><br>Tri-Tip Guide »</b><p>More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.<p>So y'all read about the four high-end steaks you should know—that'd be the strip, the ribeye, the T-bone, and the …

Farmers Market Pasta

We've all had those post-farmers'-market moments when, while unloading your goodies, you remember that you actually bought three pounds of zucchini …

How to Grill Whole Fish

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Today marks the final phase in my quest to get more people to cook whole fish at home—at least for now... <i>Bwahahahahahahahahaha!</i><p>The beauty of cooking whole fish is that it's one of the easiest things to do in the world. It's also one of the best ways of …

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 …

12 Weird Food Pairings That Actually Taste Amazing

1 of 12<p>Chocolate And Avocado<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>Broccoli and Cheetos<p>3 of 12<p>Strawberry And Tomato<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>Dark Chocolate And Parmesan Cheese<p>…

31 Recipes That Celebrate the Humble Bean

As omnipresent as rice among so many cuisines, beans nevertheless tend to be unsung heroes. Maybe they're just too commonplace, too much a peasant staple, to ever fully shed their humble image. And that's okay—because, however ordinary, their nutritional profile, their versatility, their incredible …

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The Food Lab: Use Chickpeas to Make the Easiest Egg-Free Mayonnaise

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>When I last worked on making vegan mayonnaise, I tried a whole slew of egg replacements before I finally settled on soft tofu. It works, but it requires a good amount of tofu—enough that you can taste the tofu a bit in …

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The Food Lab: Why Chicken With Pan Sauce Is Always Better at Restaurants (and How to Make Yours Just as Good at Home)

Last week, as I drizzled a bit of rich golden brown, glossy, smoothly emulsified and fragrant pan sauce on top of my crisply seared and juicy pan-roasted chicken breast, I thought back to the first time I ever tried to make a pan sauce and the epic failure it produced.<p>It was a white wine and thyme …

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The Food Lab

Unraveling the mysteries of home cooking through science with J. Kenji López-Alt.<p>Videos<p>Serious Eats<p>Get the Recipe Replay<p>How to Make Easy Oven-Cooked Pulled Pork<p>Yes, you can make indoor pulled pork that's moist, tender, and perfectly shreddable, with a flavor that balances sweet molasses, bright …

Use the Microwave to Dry Your Herbs for Long-Lasting Intense Flavor

Like oysters and princes, herbs are nearly always at their best when they're fresh. But we've all been there: you buy a bunch of parsley from the supermarket for those two tablespoons of garnish that you need, a week goes by, and you suddenly find yourself with a whole lot of fresh parsley that's …

'The perfect food': 31 things you can do with eggs

"To me, the egg is kind of the perfect food," chef Andy Ricker says. "You don't have to do much to it; it's very versatile. You can make it into a …

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Chicken and Leek Pasta

This is slightly healthier than it might sound—but just as delicious! To make it even better for you, choosing light cream cheese cuts down on the …

How to Cook the Moistest* and Tenderest* Chicken Breasts

* And by "moistest" and "tenderest," I mean <i>driest</i> and <i>toughest</i>...<p>...because, let's be honest, moist and tender chicken is for "foodies," and nobody here wants to be mistaken for one of <i>those</i>, right? We want our chicken how most people (including the United States government) want it: dry. (And I'm …

eggs in purgatory, puttanesca-style

If the theme of late here is simple, cozy meals we can assemble even when we’re not, perhaps, having the most well-rested, worry-free weeks ever, we …

15 DIY Recipes That Are Even Better Than Takeout

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