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Mexican Food (and Tex-Mex Favorites)

<i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Antojitos and Appetizers<p>Quick and Easy Cheese-Free Sweet Potato "Quesadillas"Sweet potatoes star in these crisp-tender vegan quesadillas.<p>Mexican Summer Nachos With Tomatoes, Corn, Chicken, and CheeseBringing nachos out of the …

These 3 Enchiladas Recipes Are All You Ever Wanted

These three enchiladas are, well, perfect. Here's how to make them.<p>It’s hard to find a good enchilada. Don’t get me wrong, I have had some really good ones: my mom’s, Mrs. Estrada’s (my elementary school lunch lady), and El Patio restaurant in Austin, Texas. Few things are more comforting than a …

What's The Future Of Cognitive Computing? IBM Watson

We are entering a new period of computing history — the cognitive computing era.<p>Cognitive computing offers fundamental differences in how systems are built and interact with humans. Cognitive-based systems, such as IBM Watson, are able to build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and …

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you're James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume -- even if you're not necessarily famous for the your tech-savvy, your promptness, or the way you smell.<p>In the …

Gallery: The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Dry-Aging Beef at Home

How to Season Pork Shoulder Like You Mean It

Can I interest you in some pork shoulder? The exterior crusty and spicy. The meat moist and tender enough to pull apart with your fingers. I thought so. Pork shoulder is the ultimate cut of meat for smoking and grilling, and barbecue cultures as varied as Mexican (<i>cochinita pibil</i>, anyone?), German …

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The Secret to Extra-Crispy Herb-Roasted New Potatoes: More Than a Pinch of Salt

"Kenji, why don't you ever make those salt-crusted potatoes we have back home for me?" my wife, Adri, said to me the other day as we were driving home from an afternoon at the beach. As the husband of a Colombian woman, I've come to learn a couple things about their culture. Namely, when it comes …

How to Guarantee a Moist Turkey This Thanksgiving

A lot of turkey comes to the table dry. So dry that it takes a generous, what-the-hell pour from the gravy boat to make it palatable.<p>The reason is anatomical: the modern turkey is a large, irregularly shaped composite of white and dark meat (the ratio is about 70 percent to 30 percent). Ideally, …

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 …

Nacho mania: From healthy to loaded, 7 delicious ways to top your chips

Ah, nachos. The party, bar and late-night snack staple started simply — a few tortilla chips topped with melted cheese and maybe some pickled jalapenos — but has evolved into one of America's favorite indulgence foods, topped with everything from BBQ pork to kale to chocolate chips.<p>Need a reason to …

Cooking

Sodium Citrate Will Turn A Block Of Cheese Into The Creamiest Nacho Sauce Ever. Get Some.

There will be a nacho cheese fountain at my wedding reception someday. <i>(If a wedding never happens, this is a formal request that there</i> at least <i>be one at my funeral.)</i> Knowing this, you should now understand that the importance of nacho cheese in my life is paramount. So heed my advice: Sodium …

Israeli Food Recipes You Can't Live Without

Israeli food has been on the up and up the past couple of years, and that can largely be attributed to the beloved UK chef Yotam Ottolenghi. With the success of his restaurants and the immense popularity of the cookbook he penned with Sami Tami "Jerusalem," it's easy to understand why the world is …

Is This the Ultimate Grilled Cheese?

<i>Tasting Table | Jillian King</i><p>Childhood lunch staple. Best friend to tomato soup. Rainy-day indulgence.<p>An affection that started way back with those simple orange slices melted between white bread has morphed into an all-out obsession for our team.<p>So we decided to examine the humble sandwich a little …

Salsa Verde

<i>This roasted tomatillo salsa has just a handful of ingredients and roasts quickly in the oven. Salsa verde is perfect for chips and works great in enchiladas, too!</i><p>Well, surprise surprise.<p>I'm back with more cilantro and lime, because cilantro and lime is my jam. And by jam I mean I would totally …

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5 Thanksgiving Dishes You Should Pie This Year

Upgrade your classic Thanksgiving dishes this year and turn them into pie.<p>We'll try anything if it's in the form of pie. If you're willing to stray …

The Best Pizzeria in Every State in America

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Derek Springsteen</i><p>There are things in America that you can find no matter where you are. The kindness of strangers. A building with Donald Trump's name on it. Good pizza. We like to think that somewhere, in each state, there's a truly sublime pie, and to prove that point, …

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Piping Hot Paleo Pizza Crust

This paleo pizza crust couldn't be simpler to make - there's no kneading, no rising, and it only takes a few minutes to put together! Completely yummy too.<p>My husband and I are in the middle of a 10-day grain-free, sugar-free and potato-free detox, which pretty much just leaves meat, cheese, fruit, …

Beef and Vegetable Stew Recipe

"This variation of beef stew is hearty, easy to make and low in fat. You can substitute venison for the beef. If you want to stretch out the recipe, …

10 Rib-Sticking Mac and Cheese Recipes to Get You Through Winter

Gallery10 Rib-Sticking Mac and Cheese Recipes to Get You Through Winter<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>The Starks and local weathermen can agree: Winter is coming. And in my book, there's no better antidote to cold weather than slippers and a …

5 Artisan Teas to Try Now

Here, 5 tea companies to check out right now.<p>From cafés, to restaurants, to our very own <i>Food & Wine</i> offices, people are leaving coffee behind and …

Ginger-Brandy Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

1Preheat the oven to 325°F and arrange a rack in the middle.<p>2To make the crust, in a mixing bowl, stir together the gingersnap crumbs, butter, and …

Dessert

Why Turkeys Are So Much Better Roasted Upside Down

<i>By Stacy Adimando</i><p>Once you've <b>salted</b>, <b>tied</b> and <b>buttered</b> that Thanksgiving bird, you'd think the cooking part would be easy. <b>But there's just one thing that can trip you up:</b> Overcooking the breast meat (and/or undercooking the thigh meat).<p><b>It's a flaw in the design of the turkey</b>, when you think about it: …

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5 Pizza Styles You've Probably Never Heard Of

Pizza Guru Tony Gemignani, author ot The Pizza Bible, shares 5 awesome, lesser-known types of pizza from all over the United States.<p>Tony Gemignani's …

15 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

In order to compile this list of need-to-know classic cocktails, I relied on advice from four of my more knowledgeable colleagues. (Perhaps that should have been a warning sign that I was not authorized to write this.) Here is a transript of part of the ensuing converation:<p><b>Sarah</b>: by "martinez" do …

The Best Indian Flatbread to Make at Home

Andrew Zimmern serves up a recipe for Kulcha, a lesser-known Indian flatbread that's more versatile (and easier to make) than naan.<p>North Indian …

The Best Scotch to Buy on a Budget

I've always felt intimidated by Scotch. Unlike some other spirits, it has an air of prestige, like you can't belong to the club of <i>true connoisseurs</i> unless you have oodles of cash to dole out on rare bottlings and have a smoking jacket or two hanging in your closet.<p>Luckily, as a member of the …

Copycat KFC Gravy: Finger Lick'n Good!

Our KFC gravy recipe tastes just like the real thing! Except it comes from real ingredients - a big plus.<p>Do you ever crave the amazing taste of mashed potatoes and gravy just like the Colonel makes them? I do! I’ve had to forego that delicious taste due to gluten intolerance; however, the great …