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Resident Evil 5 lands on PS4 and Xbox One

The fifth installment in the numbered Resident Evil franchise has arrived on current-gen consoles as promised in February.<p>In Resident Evil 5, Chris …

Top 10 Best FPS Video Games Of All Time

First person shooters have long been a gaming staple, with hundreds of shooters released over the last three decades. Just when the genre seems to …

Doom is about to become an even better throwback

The new <i>Doom</i> is fantastic — a brutal, intense return to the days when first-person shooters were about health packs and keycards rather than hiding behind boxes while your health magically recovers. And in the game's first major update, Id Software is making a further retro tweak; there'll be a new …

Virtual Reality

Left 4 Dead 3 Might Have Been Teased By Valve Employee

It's become a cliche at this point: developer Valve seems to not want to release the third entries in its game series. Recently, however, a new reference to Left 4 Dead 3 was found in a Valve employee's development tutorial, rekindling speculation and hope for a third entry in the co-op …

Gaming

BioShock Remastered Collection Confirmed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

After outing the compilation on its own website, 2K has confirmed BioShock: The Collection--a remastered anthology of BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite. It costs $60 and launches in North America on September 13, Australia on September 15, and internationally on September 16.<p>BioShock: The …

19 Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Few things are as gratifying on a cold day as a warm bowl of soup, and this is one arena in which vegetarian dishes can really stand out. Remember all those root vegetables, brassicas, grains, and beans we showcased in our collection of winter salad recipes? Many of them are perfectly appropriate …

Cooking

Drink Your Veggies: 13 Delicious Vegetable Juice and Smoothie Recipes

It took me a long time to understand green juice. It always seemed like a silly health food fad to me, and I'm not interested in detox—I just want delicious food. But then I got a high-end blender and started making smoothies with a little spinach, a little kale, a bell pepper, just to experiment. …

Juice

Buffalo and Beyond: 13 Wing Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Few foods are more closely connected to football viewing than chicken wings—crisp-skinned, bursting with juice, bathed in a rich, spicy, salty, or maybe-just-a-little-sweet sauce. Even if the closest you generally get to sports is beer pong, Super Bowl Sunday is a wonderful excuse to make a meal of …

Cooking

Best Eaten Alone Without Pants On: Pineapple and Bacon Nachos

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>Reversing the role of the pineapple and the pork in tacos <i>al pastor</i> to produce my bacon-wrapped-roasted-pineapple tacos was an easy way to make a familiar dish exciting and new. Sort of like using <i>soppressata</i> instead of pepperoni on my pizza, or …

Cooking

What to Do With Leftover Tomato Paste

For years, I resented any recipe that called for tomato paste. It wasn't the flavor of the paste itself, which I've always been fond of, or even my erroneous suspicion that its impact on finished dishes was overrated. Rather, it was the sight of yet another full can (less one or two tablespoons at …

Cooking

The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

Food & Dining

Make These Easy Crispy Tofu Spring Rolls With Peanut-Tamarind Sauce

I don't know why I don't serve spring rolls more often at home. They're inexpensive, typically easy to prepare, and have that same DIY-at-the-table appeal that the taco nights of my youth did, but with flavors that are a little more sophisticated than premixed taco seasoning and jarred salsa.* The …

Curries

18 Winning Recipes for Shrimp Lovers

Shrimp are among the most popular fish consumed in the US, and for good reason: High-quality, well-prepared shrimp are sweet and flavorful, with a satisfyingly crisp yet tender texture. But shrimp can also go very, very wrong when prepared poorly, becoming rubbery, mushy, and in any case totally …

Seafood

The Food Lab: Great Hummus and the Science of Smooth

Sometimes recipes come off really easily without a hitch. Other times they take lots of tweaking and planning. This is a rare case of a recipe that came out relatively easily, but was full of so much fascinating science that I ended up devoting a few extra days to it anyway. It ended up yielding an …

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 …

Meet Vigas, the Vegan Migas That Will Become Your Favorite Brunch

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I'm typically not much of a breakfast eater, but during my annual month-long dip into veganism, I find that eating breakfast is essential if I don't want to fall victim to the classic carb crutch, eating myself silly …

Breakfast

Stop Throwing Lemon Rinds Away! Make This No-Cook Syrup Instead

I am a notorious cheapskate.<p>I started my first restaurant job at 14, and, by 18, the <i>Book of Yields</i> was my grimoire. I learned how to stop profits from vanishing into thin air, how to maximize every return. If you're in this industry long enough, battling food cost simply becomes a way of life. …

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

Vegan

How to Make Tart, Extra-Silky Lemon Bars

Lemon bars occupy a quirky piece of culinary real estate, a sun-drenched lot on Lemon Lane, right between meringue pie and a fancy <i>tarte au citron</i>. It's a great part of town, where the rent is cheap and the neighbors friendly, quick to loan a cup of sugar to those in need.<p>Good thing, too, because …

Dessert

What to Make With Gin: 45 Great Cocktails

As the weather starts to warm up, I reassess my cocktail choices. I'm a brown-liquor guy at heart, but in the warmer months, I find myself mixing more and more drinks with clear spirits. And this year, that means gin. I've come to love its herbal flavor, and I've started collecting varied bottles: …

Wine & Spirits

How to Make Lemon Meltaways That Truly Melt Away

As the daughter of an extroverted Southern lady, I attended more than my fair share of church socials, bridal luncheons, housewarmings, and baby showers, each a blur of pastel crepe paper and plastic party plates. While the specifics of any given menu were generally potluck, I could always count on …

Dessert

One Bowl, No Fuss: My Favorite Buttermilk Waffles

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I love waffles.<p>I love everything about them, from the tender valleys filled with lakes of melted butter to the crispy ridges left golden and bare. Whether topped with maple syrup …

Breakfast

How to Make Easy English Muffins, Nooks and Crannies Guaranteed

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>We call them English muffins today, but once upon a time, they were the <i>only</i> muffins, the very ones sold by a certain Muffin Man on Drury Lane—do you know him? When the nursery rhyme was first published in 1820, it …

Muffins

Why Preserved Lemons Belong on Your Shelf

Fresh lemons are a workhorse in my kitchen, finding their way into everything from ice cream and tarts, to bitters and homemade cheese, to my go-to household cleaner. In fact, I thought I'd pretty much exhausted my uses for lemons—that is, until a fall afternoon in 2006, when I met a friend for …

15 Rhubarb Recipes to Ring in Spring

Rhubarb—technically a vegetable, but usually treated like a fruit—isn't the commonest of all produce, given its narrow association with particular months and regions. When I was growing up, it was practically a foreign concept to me, but once I started college in southern Indiana, it was hard to …

Rhubarb

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

Cooking

9 No-Cook Twists on Avocado Toast

Like your favorite indie band that makes it big, even the best food trends invite their fair share of mockery and derision. Which is why I could easily go on a nice long rant for you right now, all about how tired this whole avocado toast "thing" is and how annoying it is to see obnoxiously priced …

Sweet Geeks: Exploding TARDIS Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth and your love for all things <i>Doctor Who</i> with a batch of fun and fancy exploding TARDIS cookies!<p>Need more Doctor in your kitchen?<p>Embrace your inner Time Lord with this tasty exploding TARDIS cookies recipe and tutorial from Chris-Rachael at Kitchen Overlord.<p>Allons-y, …

Doctor Who

Laundry Hack: Homemade Dryer Sheets

Ready for a more natural approach to laundry? Make your own reusable homemade dryer sheets!<p>Transform vinegar and your favorite essential oils into eco-friendly laundry room bliss without harsh chemicals or overwhelming perfumes.<p>Cross dryer sheets permanently off your shopping list with this …

Laundry Rooms

11 Hostess Gift Ideas to Bring the NYE Party Planner

Now that you figured out which sequined party dress you’ll be rocking at the NYE party, you’re probably in need of a thoughtful hostess gift idea. You definitely don’t want to show up to the party empty handed and should be thinking outside the usual bottle of bubbly. So whether you’re searching …

Chemicals