Elizabeth Abell

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The Secret Remedies Opera Singers Use to Avoid Getting a Cold

The second you feel a tickle in your throat—try these methods.<p>The biggest applause at the opera always goes to those long notes that seem like they might never end. And when they do, you’re both impressed at the fortitude of the singer and relieved no glass broke like it always does in cartoons. …

This Galette Just Wants You to Give It a Good Home and Love It Unconditionally

Sleeper hit right here: Mushrooms, hearty greens, and a buttery pie crust. This savory galette is about to become your new favorite fall dinner.<p><i>Here at Bon Appétit, we publish upwards of 40 recipes a month, and we’ve been doing that for, oh, more than 50 years now. We spend countless hours</i> …

‘The Revenant’ May End Up $40 Million Over Budget And Hasn’t Shot Its Ending Yet

There are few things I like better than movies that feel like they drove the director to the edge of madness, and Alejandro Iñarritu’s <i>The Revenant</i> (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy as 19th century wild west explorers) sounds like it fits the bill and then some.<p>According to a new piece in …

The 7 People You Meet in Reply-All Hell

Company-wide email messages occasionally get sent incorrectly. When they do, here's who'll come out of the woodwork via the dreaded reply-all.<p>There comes a time in every corporate drone's life when he feels compelled to hit "reply all" to a company-wide email chain. We're here to stop you from …

Cooking Off the Cuff: A Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake From Naples Via London

Back in May, over at Huffington Post Travel, I made a passing reference to the excellent chocolate-almond cake - torta caprese - on the breakfast buffet at the Hotel Excelsior in Naples. It was in the back of my mind that I might make one for a dinner party some day, but I never put it on my …

Dessert

Watch Jake Gyllenhaal’s Spanish Cooking-Show Debut

The Southpaw star is multi-talented.<p>Earlier this year, <b>Jake Gyllenhaal</b> was egregiously Oscar-snubbed for <i>Nightcrawler</i>, the indie drama for which he underwent a frightening, full-body transformation. Months later, Gyllenhaal is about to unveil another lead performance that—if <b>Harvey Weinstein</b> has …

Do You Really Need to Refrigerate Butter? (& 9 Other Debated Foods)

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. And today, we're republishing one of our favorite posts from June 2015.</i><p>There has been many a heated debate over how to store delicate items like eggs and …

Going solo at Disneyland helps the imagination go wild

The<p>Disneylandemployee — "cast member" in park parlance — caught me by surprise. "You look really lonely," she said.<p>"I'm sorry?" I said. I was alone, but I wasn't lonely, and now I was concerned: What does lonely look like?<p>I had simply been watching the cars go by.<p>"Will you take this free …

A Chocolate Cake to Knock Your American-Flag Socks Off

This weekend, I’ll be saluting America in the best way I know how: with cake! Sure, a classic lattice-crusted fruit pie might be slightly more traditional, but does a fruit pie allow you to lick the batter from a bowl, get messy with frosting, and create such curiosities as a marzipan American-flag …

The Norwegian Town Where the Sun Doesn't Rise

I spent a year in Tromsø, Norway, where the “Polar Night” lasts all winter—and where rates of seasonal depression are remarkably low. Here’s what I learned about happiness and the wintertime blues.<p>Located over 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Norway, is home to extreme light variation …

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This Peanut Butter Cup Trifle Is Ridic

Peanut butter cup trifle -- your new favorite dessert! It's so easy to make, and serves a really big crowd. Hooray for that.<p>I wax poetic about my love for peanut butter all the time, and I think that a love of peanut butter is a totally normal thing, but I didn’t realize how much I take this …

Got an Overload of Onions? Make These 21 Recipes for Soup, Dips, and More

These recipes, from cheesy soup to crispy onion rings, are worth getting onion breath for.<p><b>Large or small, red or green, white or yellow</b>—we love our onions. But onions are so often relegated to a supporting role that we wanted to celebrate all of our recipes that star them front and center. Here are …

Cooking

The Good Ol' Days of the Motor Hotel Are Back

The metamorphosis of a Bend, Oregon, motel—from its classic origins, to crack house, to upscale rustic elegance.<p>We have stayed in dozens of different hotels, motels, and B&Bs during our nearly two years our with American Futures adventure. One of my jobs is handling ground support: finding places …

Wall Street

8 Moroccan Recipes That'll Have You Saying "M'smmen"

If you need an excuse to head to the spice aisle, look to Moroccan food. Cumin, paprika, and cinnamon can round out humble carrots, while preserved lemon—in all its citrusy, salty-sour splendor—pulls its weight as both a garnish and ingredient.<p><i>The Vintage Aluminum Moroccan Platter, new (and</i> …

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

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Microsoft Windows 10 Bombshell: It's Free For Everyone

<b>Edit:</b> Since publishing this article, Microsoft has since altered its original blog post and has more recently added a statement from Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, who has apologized for the confusion caused by the original post in relation to the supposed ‘free’ Insider copies of Windows 10 referred to in …

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The Be-All and End-All Chocolate Fudge Sheet Cake

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Deep, dark, and fudgy, this old-fashioned, American-style sheet cake is best eaten cold, straight from the cooler, at your picnic or barbecue</i>.<p>My writing partner and coauthor …

Saltine Cracker Toffee to Make You Go Oooooh!

Saltine cracker toffee may sound crazy, but we swear it isn't. It's a quick and easy toffee treat made with Saltine crackers for a sweet and salty delight!<p>Years ago, I remember being at a family reunion and I tried this graham cracker toffee bar. It was amazing and delicious, and I was SHOCKED that …

Dessert

The Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers, Ranked By Cook's Illustrated

The quest for the perfect cup of coffee is never over. Whether it's finding the best way to brew a hot cup, figuring out what might be sabotaging your brewing process, or discovering the best hacks for better iced coffee, there's always something to learn about our favorite caffeinated beverage. …

Coffee

How To Make Cold-Brew Coffee

5 Simple Summer Dinners

Summer cooking is all about keeping it simple. These dinner recipes are all quick and easy but still big on flavor. Enjoy!<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce</b><p>In this easy recipe, ground beef is laced with warm spices, fresh herbs and garlic, and then grilled in meatball form until smoky …

Cooking

How to Prepare Pans for Cake Success

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice explains when to flour, when to grease, and when to just let parchment paper do its job.</i><p>There are two main purposes for pan preparation: to allow the cake to be …

How I Learned to Cook for 50 by Being a Vegetarian Idiot

My cooking begins with stupidity.<p>I moved into a vegetarian cooperative house my sophomore year at Stanford for the ostensible purpose of managing the garden. With cloudy knowledge and enough supplies, I could manage. Mint grows fast. Tomatoes love the heat. Herb gardens: a little goes a long way. …

The Perfect Gin and Tonic: Simple, But Not a Given

It may seem superfluous to write an article about making a gin and tonic. There are just two ingredients (three if you count the lime wedge) and it's one of the most common cocktails there is. But if you love them as much as I do, you don't want common, you want perfection.<p>The gin and tonic was …

Fever-Tree

When 1 + 0 = 2, or DIY Butter

<i>We originally ran this post in 2015, but we brought it back because we had a hankering for butter and toast.</i><p><i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Make your own butter in a one-step</i> …

The Secret Trick to Making the Puffiest Pancakes

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A way to put the "cake" back in pancake, along with a very good reason to invest in egg rings.</i><p>French toast is not toast, tuna …

How To Grow Your Own Microgreens And Save A Ton Of Money

For someone who has never grown a thing, planting a seed into soil feels absolutely intimidating. It's an incredibly simple act and it happens in the natural world every second, yet we've gotten to a place in our modern world where growing things feels very foreign. It's time we change that. Let's …

Gardening