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The Science of Pie: 7 Pie Crust Myths That Need to Go Away

The world of pie making abounds in myth, legend, tradition, tall tales, short tales, and other manner of never-been-blind-tested theory. And while learning at your grandmother's (or grandfather's) knee may lead you to excellent pie crust—I'm talking all-American, flaky-yet-tender, buttery, rustic …

Baking

Say Goodbye to the Stove with These 25 Summery, No-Cook Appetizers

Two dozen no-cook appetizers. Zero stove time.<p><b>We don't know about you,</b> but here on the East Coast, it is sweltering hot. As in, "never turning on the oven again" hot. Luckily, you don't need to with these 25 no-cook recipes for cool caprese salads, juicy salted and spiced melon, and more.

Cooking

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

Eat Summer Noodles Cold—Like Francis from Cooking with Dog

"When it's hot, we lose our appetite," says Francis, the canine star of Cooking with Dog, at the beginning of this video. He's right—but he also has the remedy: thin wheat-flour somen noodles, which are served cold with lots of garnishes, from thinly sliced or grated ginger and scallions to pickled …

The Best Gin to Buy on a Budget

Theoretically, finding good gin that doesn't cost an arm and a leg should not be difficult. After all, gin is a simple thing to produce. (Need a reminder about how gin is made?) You start with neutral grain spirits, which many distilleries just buy inexpensively from other producer, and then you …

Flavors

How Banana Pudding Became a Southern Icon

Lately I seem to be eating a lot of banana pudding out of Mason jars, and it isn't necessarily by choice.<p>That's how the sweet, gooey dessert has been served to me at a number of restaurants and catered events over the past year or two. Sometimes it's laid out in standard one-pint jars, each …

Baking

The Ultimate Mister Softee Secret Menu

I didn't grow up with the 1.5 siblings or the white picket fence, but do I like to think I still got a nice, fat cookie-cutter slice of the American dream. You know, the kind that comes lumbering down the street to a tinkling music box tune, trailing a gaggle of giggling, carefree kids. Ice cream …

How to Cook Spanish-Style Pimientos de Padrón

Some like it hot, as the saying goes, but those heat-seekers better also be gamblers if they're looking to <i>pimientos de Padrón</i> to stoke their flames: Only about one in ten of the small green peppers from the Spanish municipality of Padrón, in Galicia, are wildly hot, while the rest are as mild as a …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Best of the Bunch: What to Look for When Buying Fresh Radishes

<i>One of the best parts about our test kitchen manager, Brad Leone's, job is his weekly trip to the farmers' market. It's his responsibility to supply the kitchen with ripe produce, protein, and pantry staples year-round. In the summer, when the farms are cranking out the good stuff, Brad is like a</i> …

Food Preservation

15 Peach Recipes to Fete Your Favorite Fuzzy Fruit

It's just not summer without stone fruit, and there's nothing quite like biting into a plump and juicy peach. But we also love using them in desserts, savory dishes, and even (or especially) cocktails—anything that could use a little extra fruity sweetness. Whether you want to cook your peaches on …

Peaches

9 Reasons You Should Definitely Add Basil to Your Cocktail

Summer basil isn't only for tomato and mozzarella salads. It's also great during cocktail hour!<p>Summer basil isn't only for tomato and mozzarella …

Cocktails

Watermelon

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Cosi used to have a watermelon-habanero lemonade that was crisp, refreshing, and …

3 Cold Soups That Can Help You Cool Off With a Health Kick

Growing up in South America, all the soups that I have ever known were always served warm or piping hot. Walking around in the different areas of Peru, you would see soups being served straight from the pot right on to the bowl. The idea of allowing a soup to become cold was just unheard of. About …

Food

4 New Twists on the Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are the kind of bright, refreshing drink that slaps the cranky hangover haze right out of your system...or at least jolts it out of commission 'til later. But beyond its oft-touted (and not-actually-real) healing properties, the Bloody Mary is a downright delicious cocktail that …

Flavors

27 Sandwich Ideas You Probably Haven't Thought of Yet

Don't waste an inch of that bakery bread—these 27 sandwich ideas will help you eat your way through the entire loaf without getting bored.<p>If you've ever been tempted by a freshly-made loaf of bakery bread during a weekend shopping trip, you know how quickly yeasty, carby nirvana can turn into …

Food

Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread.

<i>Crusty and classic, this easy Irish soda bread recipe comes straight from my grandma’s kitchen.</i>Tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day, would be my grandmother’s …

Soda Bread

4 Essential Braising Tips

For everyone who thinks that braising is forgiving, I would remind you of the last dried-out pot roast you’ve eaten. Here are some handy tips for …

Cooking

How to Make Energy Bars at Home

Making your own energy bars is easy—watch this video to learn how.<p>Why shell out $5 when you can make energy bars at home? Packed with tons of flavor and punch, these DIY super snacks will power you through your most hectic days.<p>All awesome energy bars follow this formula:<p><b>BINDER</b><p>This doubles as your …

Dessert

Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.

Cooking

Homemade Mint Slice Cookies Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> These cookies are an Australian supermarket classic. Second only in popularity to …

Jane's Molasses Gingerbread Cookies Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> These cookies are a recipe that my grandparents would made together -- my …

Turkey in Mole Poblano

Stem chiles; shake seeds into a bowl. Tear chiles into pieces; set aside. Measure 4 tbsp. chile seeds (discard the rest) and 4 tbsp. sesame seeds …

Extreme Sports

Use Your Waffle Iron to Make Extra-Crispy Churros Without a Deep Fryer

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Please welcome Daniel Shumski, author of the Will It Waffle? blog (one of our favorites), and also the new <i>Will It Waffle?</i> cookbook. In the coming weeks, Daniel will be sharing some of his favorite waffle-iron recipes.<p>Churros—those deep-fried, sugar-coated sticks of dough—are made …

Apple Peel Bourbon (+ An Indian Summer Cocktail)

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Associate Editor Marian Bull puts apple peels to good, boozy use.</i><p>You've been good. You've been saving your onion scraps, your kale stems, your wayward strands of …

How to Make Cinnamon Syrup

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Erik shows us how to put the fall in our cocktails.</i><p>There are certain times of the year that are defined by …

All About Chicken Livers + How to Turn Them into Mousse

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better -- and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Give chicken livers a chance -- and whip them into a silky, spiced</i> …

10 Breakfast Dishes Fit For A Crowd

Having a breakfast with eight or more of your nearest and dearest always seems like a good idea. You get to eat, socialize, and maybe even enjoy a delicious cocktail. The logistics, however, are tricky -- no matter how delicious your breakfast burritos are, it won't be easy to make them for a large …

Caramel Treats

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/caramel-treats<p>article<p>Making caramel is a kind of alchemy: sugar transforms as it colors into something …

Dessert

Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla for Extra-Crispy Pizza in Just 12 Minutes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've gotta tell you: In the catalog of easy, cheaty pizza recipes that start with some form of pre-baked bread base, flour tortilla–based pizzas have historically ranked pretty low on my list. Certainly lower than French bread pizza, lower than English muffin …