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The Best Reason to Drown Your Kale in Cream

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook -- or what to drink. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: A gratin so full of cream it will make you cackle -- and so easy it requires only one dish.</i><p>Each of us has our preferred explanation of why we love …

How To Grow A Vegetable Garden That's Fertilized By Your Fish's Poop

Your fish tank can now double as a garden. Those little fishies just need to keep doing what they do best -- swim, eat and poop -- and with the proper system you can grow a bounty of produce in your very own home.<p>The idea is not new: Aquaponics has been around for years. But Jack Ikard, a …

New diabetes treatment would turn liver cells into insulin-producers

When pancreatic islet allo-transplantation therapy was first introduced, it provided hope for countless diabetics tired of daily insulin injections. …

Hurl Wiffle Balls At 50 MPH—With A Leaf Blower

Fast-paced fun<p><i>Update: We made a video to demonstrate how to build a wiffle ball pitcher; watch it here.</i><p>At this year’s Labor Day picnic, don’t yawn through another game of Wiffle ball. Instead, transform the low-key sport into a battle of batter versus machine. With only cheap plumbing supplies and …

Articles about desert blooms middle eastern park plan breaks mold on Dwell.com - Dwell

How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.<p>In her Portland studio, designer Andi Kovel of Esque Studios transforms molten glass into colorful creations—including a new...<p>As Los Angeles MOCA explores the work of Gaetano Pesce, Dwell …

Architecture

4 Ways To Beat Allergies — Naturally

Photo Courtesy Of Bragg.<p>Springtime has arrived, and with it comes warmer weather, beautiful flowers, new fruits and vegetables — and seasonal …

Shrimp Lovers Unite: May 10th Is National Shrimp Day

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the underdog, for the unsung hero and those that just cannot seem to catch a break. With so many foods to choose from, it makes it nearly impossible to keep up with the munchie of the moment or the cuisine célèbre. Therefore, I admit without apology, I …

Seafood

From the Philippines to Australia, a Gorgeous Look at BBQ Around the World

A typical American backyard barbecue goes something like this: grill meat, eat meat, repeat ad food coma-em. Incidentally, the case is pretty much the same in the rest of the world. Whether it's biltong strips at a South African braii, or galbi at All-You-Can-Eat Korean Barbecue, few things bring …

15 Pastas Absolutely Perfect for Spring

Our 15 favorite pasta recipes for spring, from gnocchi to lasagna to fettucine.<p>We're going to be eating a lot of seasonal ingredients around this time—we're firm believers that there's no such thing as too much asparagus. But you know what makes everything better? Pasta. Here are our favorite …

Cooking

How to Poach Salmon in a Baggie

For so long, perfectly cooked salmon was something found only at great restaurants. That changes with this week's Mad Genius Tips video. <i>F&W</i> Test Kitchen salmon sleuth Justin Chapple reveals how to cook perfectly medium rare (or medium, or medium-well) salmon by poaching fillets in BPA-free plastic …

Seafood

How to Cook Steak Over Actual Fire

Remember and use these 5 easy tips.<p>Over here at Eat Like a Man, we talk a lot about steak. We've done a whole steak issue. We've shown you how Tom Colicchio and Andrew Carmellini cook steak indoors. We've provided a comprehensive overview of steak basics, and a very basic lesson on how to cook …

Olive Oil Poached Tuna - How to Make Tuna Confit & Conserva

16 Seafood Recipes For Beginners

Too many people are intimidated by cooking seafood. They might not know what kind of fish to buy and they think it's too delicate and easy to screw up. Seafood, however, can be surprisingly easy. If you're limiting yourself to only eating seafood when you're out at a restaurant, you're selling …

10 Reasons You Should Be Cooking With Lard

In a not so distant past (about a century ago) and in a not so foreign land (like, in America), lard was <i>the</i> fat that people cooked with. It wasn't butter. Nor canola oil. And definitely not extra virgin olive oil.<p>Lard -- rendered pig fat -- was what people used when they needed to make pastry; when …

How to Pan-Fry Fish

One of the simplest and most rewarding ways to prepare fish is to pan-fry a skin-on fillet. The method yields browned, crispy skin on the outside and …

How to Make Salsa 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: Homemade salsa shouldn't be constrained to tomato season -- Food52's Assistant Editor Marian Bull shows us</i> …

15 Booze Terms Everyone Should Be Able to Use When Ordering

If there's one thing drinks connoisseurs love, it's jargon. Brewers, distillers, wine and beer sommeliers, bartenders: They're all into whipping out specialized vocabulary about their work. Whether you're a boozehound or a newb, these are the words you should know to sound savvy when you're mixing …

Cocktails

Chili Recipes

Chili is super versatile, and can be tailored to any diet. We love vegetarian-friendly black bean chili just as much as we love a BLT-inspired …

How to Make Creamy Vegetable Soups (Minus the Cream)

Each of these soup recipes — cauliflower, broccoli and sweet potato — uses the same simple method and can easily be made in less than 20 minutes. The …

How to Make Chicken Stock 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: Jennifer Steinhauer (our weeknight dinner savior) shows us the secrets to the best DIY chicken stock.</i><p>I am …

Seafood Soups and Stews

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this …

Vegetarian Soups

These veggie-packed soups will impress even the most devout meat lover. From creamy chowders to noodle soups, these are our best vegetarian recipes.

29 Delicious Asian-Inspired Soups

As we enter month four of this never-ending winter, it's time to spice up your soup game.

Our 15 Best Spring Soup Recipes, Because Winter Shouldn't Have all the Fun

Bright, vegetable-packed bowls to get you out of hibernation<p>Updated:<p>Send the hearty winter stews and soup recipes into hibernation and embrace the …

18 Light and Refreshing Soups for Spring

Gallery18 Light and Refreshing Soups for Spring<p>Here at Serious Eats, we're down for a comforting bowl of soup regardless of the temperature outside. With sunny springtime weather on the horizon, it's time to turn away from heavy wintertime stews and toward brighter, fresher bowls loaded with …

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Make Your Own Tater Tots!

Banish the bag and cook this easy recipe instead.<p>Few foods have the power to turn grown adults into giddy children quite like tater tots do. I’ve heard mothers giggle with glee when they see them on a menu. I’ve witnessed successful chefs speak fondly of their nostalgic properties. I’ve even seen …

Whisk Salad Dressing Like A Chef

Discover the three basic ingredients that can transform any salad<p>Too many times I’ve ordered a salad at a restaurant and received a plate of iceberg lettuce topped with gloppy, super-salty dressing. I didn’t realize just how subpar this typical first course was until I took a trip to Paris, where …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

Crafting

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that charges mobile devices set directly on top of it. But a future …