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How to Save an Overly Salty or Spicy Dish

<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.</i><p><i>Today: Next time you over-season your dish, don't panic -- just follow these tips.</i><p>We've all been there. You're expecting guests at any moment, you've just …

5 Easy Desserts to Entertain With

<i>All week long Jody Williams, the chef at New York's beloved Buvette restaurant, will be sharing recipes from her new book, Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food.</i><p><i>Today: For dessert, Jody gets back to basics with the essential, crowd-pleasing sweets.</i><p>There are desserts that punctuate a dinner with …

You'll Never Believe What People Put on Pizza Around the World

There's so much more to pizza than cheese -- people will really put anything from pineapple, to mashed potatoes, to macaroni and cheese (no, really) on a pizza. Visitors to the Minnesota State Fair have even admitted to indulging in a deep-fried corn-dog pizza! Surprisingly, these choice toppings …

Ice Cream

Pasta with Broccolini Pesto and Crème Fraîche

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A letter, an empty-out-the-fridge pesto, and a pasta dish to commit to memory.</i><p>Dear Bella,<p>This …

Wine Wednesday: Wine-chilling hacks that work

We've all had that "yikes!" moment: Friends are walking through the door for a dinner party or cocktail hour, but there's no white wine waiting in the fridge. You'll find no lack of suggestions online for those times when you need to chill a bottle pronto, but don't click over to Pinterest just …

Ice Cream

26 Restaurant Secrets Only Servers Know

Like it or not, waiters and waitresses wield tremendous power over your life, from determining your seating position on a hot date to making you wait extra-long for a check on a terrible Tinder date. They also know secrets. Lots of secrets. About your food. About your style. About your libido. And …

Manner Matters: How to Suitably Slurp Shellfish

<i>Dear Molly,</i>What's the polite way to eat mussels? I have often heard you're supposed to use one empty shell to tweeze the mussel out of another shell, but that seems a little inelegant. Also sometimes mussels come with a small fork so I'm wondering if the shell method is more informal. With either …

ZOMG BBQ

Here's a photo of the design of <b>Franklin Barbecue's</b> upcoming smokehouse in Austin, Texas. The new structure will allow the restaurant to "shift from a grueling 24 hour cooking schedule to a <b>slightly less grueling 20 hour cycle</b>." [Eater Austin]

Bread Recipes

Olive Oil Challah<p>Challah (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)<p>See more<p>The Golden Secret to Better Challah<p>Olive oil makes makes challah, …

How to Pair Beer With Mexican Food

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>I know what you're thinking. "Here's how to pair beer with Mexican food: insert lime into Pacifico. Drink."<p>I get it. Pale Mexican lagers sometimes just feel right with Mexican food. And besides—that's about all your …

How to Flip a Spanish Tortilla, Step by Step

The secret to a tortilla española is maintining its soft, custardy center—and flipping it over correctly. Here's how to do both, step by step<p>Unlike its firmer cousins in the frittata family, the secret to this <i>tortilla española</i> is its soft, custardy center. Doing it right involves gentle cooking and …

Breakfast

So. Much. Kimchi.

Send Us Your Kitchen Projects! (And a Few Tips For Stellar Submissions)

• <b>Please submit everything through our Contact Form</b>. We have special emails set up through this form to make sure that your submission gets directed to …

Landscape Photography

How to Decide Exactly What Type of Gin You Want

It's far more complicated than you might think.<p><b>If you order a dry martini</b> in one of the pleasant little cocktail bars where so much modern tippling takes place, the gin in your cocktail as likely as not will be called something like "Pug" or "Devilchair" and have been imported not from England or …

Alcohol

8 Festive Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

At heart, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of small victories. It might not have the grand, patriotic trappings of Independence Day or the saturnalian frenzy of Carnival season. In Mexico, it might not even be widely observed outside the state of Puebla, where said victory once took place. But let’s …

Whisk Salad Dressing Like A Chef | Men's Health

Being a crafty journalist, I was determined to find out what makes these simple French salads so freaking delicious. So when I returned to New York, I emailed Chez Jean, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the 9th arrondissement. Their chef de cuisine, Attilio Marrazzo, was more than happy to share …

Steven Soria's 5 Tips for the Very Best Banana Pancakes

(Image credit: Leela Cyd)<p><b>Who cooks and eats here:</b> Steven Soria of Make Smith <b><br>Where:</b> Santa Barbara, CA <b><br>Visit Steven's blog:</b> Make Smith Blog<p>Once you try …

Breakfast

The Fresh Ramen Kits From Sun Noodle Will Knock Your Socks Off

If you've eaten great ramen in New York or LA, chances are you've eaten Sun Noodle. With three factories—their original in Hawaii, one in LA, and their newest in New Jersey—they produce almost 100,000 servings of noodles daily, supplying hundreds of restaurants. They've been called the Pat LaFrieda …

Last Minute Discounts on New York Cooking Classes

Every week we spotlight a dozen cooking classes sold through our partner CourseHorse to take in the weeks ahead. Some of the most popular classes CourseHorse offers sell out way in advance, but cooking schools like the Institute of Culinary Education and the Brooklyn Kitchen are now offering deals …

Up in Smoke: The Best Oregon Smoked Seafood

In small smokehouses along the Oregon coast, brined or cured Pacific Ocean seafood is exposed to the smoke of burning and smoldering hickory and …

I Ate a 15-Year-Old Frozen TV Dinner—and Lived!

When Scott DeSimon dived into his boss's freezer, he found a frozen TV dinner. But only while eating it did he realize where—and when—it had come from<p>I have no problem eating leftovers.<p>I'm talking left*-a-long-time-*overs, way after any of those "eat within a week" warnings have expired. I've also …

Kitchens

15 Smart & Inexpensive Kitchen Goods to Buy at IKEA

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>For the budget-minded shopper, Swedish superstore IKEA offers a treasure hoard of inexpensive basics. I'll admit to …

Kitchens

The Most Eerily Specific Food-Themed SubReddits, Explained to the Best of Our Ability

From "Men in Pantries" to "Shower Beer," the eerily specific Reddit food forums that tickle our nerd bones<p>To understand the weird world of <b>Reddit's eerily specific food subReddits</b>, you must first understand Reddit. It's a user-run community of posts, articles, and pictures of and about, well, almost …

Internet

This Duck Confit Cinnamon Roll is the Most Decadent Way to Kill Your Hangover

<i>By Carey Jones. Photo courtesy of Comme Ça.</i><p><b>Where</b>: Comme Ça, Las Vegas<p><b>What:</b> We've seen some genius sweet-savory brunch pairings before, but the duck confit cinnamon roll (!) at Comme Ça is next-level. Available only at the Las Vegas location, the roll winds duck confit in between those soft pastry …

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

Dessert

What's Up in Pizza: Crazy Toppings Around the World, Hut Café, and More!

The Daily Meal has come out with a fun if slightly alarmist slideshow about some of the crazy things people occasionally put on their pies. There's no doubt that a love for pizza spans the globe, so it seems fairly inevitable that we've come to this point, where anything and everything is tossed on …