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Salads by Rafi Cohen

Israeli chef Rafi Cohen's new cookbook is devoted entirely to salads - fresh, cooked, fried and baked; cold and hot. Here are three samples from the book: zucchini salad, beet salad and green almond salad.<p><b>Zucchini in Wine Vinegar, Basil and Olive Oil</b><p>Ingredients:<p>4-6 zucchinis<p>1/2 cup olive oil<p>2 …

Recipes

5 Variations on Avocado Toast

<i>Today: Our semi-definitive guide to avocado toast makery.</i><p>Yes, we know, you don't need someone telling you how to make avocado toast the same way you don't need someone telling you how to eat cereal. But, as with cereal -- with its many varieties and your ability to smother it with fruit or cream …

This Is How You Make Avocado Taste Like Chocolate

There are few things better in life than a perfectly ripe avocado. You can make toast with it. You can turn it into guacamole. You can even bake an egg into it -- if you're into that kind of thing. But did you know that you can also make dessert with avocados? And not just any dessert, but the most …

Is Scottish food the next big thing? Try these 'Outlander'-inspired treats

Some Scottish dishes aren't for the faint of heart (ever tried haggis?), but Scotland's traditional cuisine is having a moment as fans of the "Outlander" novels and new Starz series take to their kitchens to cook along with the show.<p>They're finding inspiration at Outlander Kitchen, a website …

Scotland

Peachy Bacon Sandwich

You’ll notice here at Our Best Bites, our recipes sway with the seasons. We love using what’s fresh and in-season to take advantage of the best …

30 Recipes for *Intentionally* Burnt or Charred Foods

Burnt or charred food can be a great thing when you do it right—it adds a whole new layer of flavor.<p>Uhhh, we meant to do that?

Cooking

Roast Beast: A Vegetarian Holiday Main Dish That'll Steal the Show

You never know what the weather will be like during the holidays in the South. One year we’ll be huddled up inside around our family dining table and …

Dead and Alive: Quantum Quirk Sheds Light on Schroedinger's Cat

By sending green, red and yellow laser beams down a path to a detector, researchers have shed light on the famous physics idea known as the "Schrödinger's cat" thought experiment.<p>Schrödinger's cat involves picturing a cat, in a box, with a vial of poison that can kill the cat if it opens. Over any …

Quantum Physics

See How to Make Great Fried Rice at Home: Tips + Video

How to make killer fried rice at home, with tips and video from Hot Joy, one of Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants in America 2014<p>It's midnight. You're buzzed. You're craving the entire menu at <b>Hot Joy</b> (our no. 7 Best New Restaurant of 2014), especially the fried rice. In fact, the fried rice is so …

You Have Full Permission To Make These EVERY Night

Photo: Courtesy of Joy the Baker.<p>Every day I need a treat. A little something that says "Hey, I see you trying to get through this day standing on …

Dessert

Kimchi Ssambap (Kimchi Wrapped Rice Rolls)

Koreans make wraps (<i>ssam</i> 쌈) with all kinds of fresh and cooked leafy vegetables — lettuce, perilla leaves, zucchini leaves and cabbages, to name a …

Recipe for grilled chicken under a brick with orange and saffron

<i>Serves 4</i><p>This method of grilling comes from the Italian dish pollo al mattone. So the chicken can cook through, remove the backbone (sometimes a …

Eggs en Cocotte - Kirbie's Cravings

Directions:<p>1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease interior of ramekins (between 4 to 6 oz in size, see notes above) with butter. Add 1 tbsp of heavy cream …

Sponge Toffee/Honeycomb (homemade Crunchie bars)- with yoyomax12

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Do you guys wanna know something weird? We’re 6 1/2 years into this blog, over a thousand recipes into this blog, and I haven’t posted much in the …

Iced Yogurt With Mead-Baked Peach From 'Paris Pastry Club'

Those of us lucky enough to have childhood memories of picking fruit will most likely remember the dishes made from them. <i>Paris Pastry Club</i> author Fanny Zanotti recalls picking peaches and coming home with a trunkful of them, where they were transformed into a post-lunch dessert.<p>Baked her way, the …