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Our 43 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

One of our favorite things about Christmas morning is the feast that follows (or precedes) gift opening. If you're wondering what should fill your …

Thomas Keller's Butternut Squash Soup with Brown Butter

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Rethink butternut soup with a chef's recipe that will fit into your holidays -- and the secret ingredient your soups have been missing.</i><p>You might not always …

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Carbonara Recipes That Should Be In Your Weekly Rotation This Winter

Carbonara is one of those dishes that proves that the simple things in life are often the best. Made with eggs, cheese and pork, carbonara is as easy to put together at it is to consume in massive quantities. It's traditionally made with pancetta or guanciale, but can also be made with bacon. This …

Pasta all'Amatriciana

8 Servings<p>Named for Amatrice, a town northeast of Rome, this pasta is traditionally served with a long noodle like bucatini, but we like how shorter penne captures the spicy, meaty bits of sauce inside the tube.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 28-ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes<p>1 medium onion, finely …

Rigatoni with Spicy Calabrese-Style Pork Ragù

6 Servings<p>Any short, tubular pasta will work with this meaty ragù. We used sedanini ("little celery") on the cover, but easier-to-find rigatoni and penne are great, too.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium onion, quartered<p>1 carrot, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces<p>1 celery stalk, cut into 1-inch pieces<p>4 garlic …

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Cacio e Pepe

Servings<p>Literally "cheese and pepper", this minimalist cacio e pepe recipe is like a stripped-down mac and cheese.<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>6 oz. pasta (such as egg tagliolini, bucatini, or spaghetti)<p>3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed, divided<p>1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper<p>3/4 cup finely …

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Spaghettini with Garlic and Dried Chile

4 Servings<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces spaghettini<p>Kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<p>3 large garlic cloves, lightly crushed<p>3 dried Calabrian peppers or chiles de árbol<p>4 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cook pasta in a large pot of …

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Baked Penne with Farmhouse Cheddar and Leeks

6 Servings<p>March 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter<p>5 cups chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only; about 5 large)<p>1/4 cup all purpose flour<p>3 1/2 cups whole milk<p>1 pound extra-sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (about 4 cups packed)<p>1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<p>1 teaspoon hot pepper …

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Sesame Noodles with Chili Oil and Scallions

4 Servings<p>Spicy Sichuan pepper will leave your lips buzzing. Use any leftover chili oil from this sesame noodles recipe in dressings or marinades.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 scallions, whites and greens separated, thinly sliced<p>1/2 cup vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>2 teaspoons …

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Marco? Brodo! Marco? Brodo!

"I've had this door on First Avenue for 10 years, and I've always thought, I've gotta figure out something to sell outta this damn door," Marco …

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Preheat oven to 375°. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add cream and cheese and stir gently with a wooden spoon, mixing …

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Introducing Our Holiday Gift Guides

<i>Remember that feeling of panic when Christmas is days away and you have no gifts wrapped? Not this year! We're introducing our 2014 holiday gift guides -- with ideas for everyone on your list, arranged by personality and price.</i><p><i>Today: Today we're featuring four gift guides with ideas to match</i> …

7 Of The Best Food Blogs For Eating On A Budget

It's no secret that eating on a budget often ends up in eating a lot of processed food. Fruits and vegetables, especially if they're organic, are more expensive than most food you'll find in a bag. A study released last year in the British Medical Journal found that it costs $1.50 more a day, or …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

Make a heart-healthy meal: Chile lime shrimp tacos, bisque and more

Want a break from cooking a time consuming and complicated family dinner? Try these fast and flavorful meals from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, also know as "Too Hot Tamales." The longtime collaborators (they are the chefs and co-owners behind Border Grill, among other projects) are sharing …

The Best Indian Flatbread to Make at Home

Andrew Zimmern serves up a recipe for Kulcha, a lesser-known Indian flatbread that's more versatile (and easier to make) than naan.<p>North Indian …

Breakfast mug cake recipes: Try these sweet morning treats

You may already be a fan of mug cakes — the single-serving microwave cakes you create in a cup make pretty irresistible desserts. Easy? Check. Convenient? Check. Delicious? Check. Waistline-friendly portion control? Check. But if you haven't tried mug cakes for breakfast, you're in for a treat.<p>Get …

Dinner and a Drink: The Flannel Meets French Onion Dip

<b>Introducing Dinner and a Drink, a series devoted to hand-in-hand recipes for one easy cocktail and one foolproof dish. Your home entertaining just got a lot more well-rounded.</b><p>Something about October whispers of comforting plaids and homey parties. For this installment of Dinner and a Drink, cognac …

The Best NYC Restaurants for Birthday Dinners and Groups

First of all, happy birthday! You've managed to eke out another year in the big city, and you know what they say: If you can age here, you can age …

Baked and Buttered Bay Shrimp over Pasta

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Caroline proves that big flavor comes in simple packages.</i><p>Many ingredients are sold in ways that are meant to save the cook a bit of time or effort -- like broccoli …

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Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten's make-ahead dinner party tips and recipes

Planning a party but have no time to cook the day of the shindig? Find yourself in the same bind with family dinners? Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, can relate.<p>"When I had a specialty food store, people would take our dishes home and serve them later or the next day. So, I had to make …

19 Pies You Need on Your Thanksgiving Table This Year

When you think of Thanksgiving desserts, the number one pick is always pie. Here are 19 Thanksgiving pies that would be a welcome addition to any …

Fried Chicken Skin With Hot Sauce and Honey From 'Heritage'

Most would agree, the best part of fried chicken is the skin. Evil-genius chef Sean Brock decided to skip the middleman—er, chicken—and go right for the good stuff. He serves these deep-fried strips of chicken skin as a bar snack at Husk, and was benevolent enough to share the recipe for them in …

How to Break Down a Chicken ( + How to Make Chicken Stock)

<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: Breaking down a chicken isn't as hard as it seems -- Cara is here</i> …

Sweet Disposition? Fall for These 11 New Dessert Cookbooks

Tasting Table<p>Dorie Greenspan is determined to show you that French pastries aren't all macarons and madeleines. Read on...<p>The tattooed, Ducati-riding, all-around legendary sweets master Johnny Iuzzini is a "pastry chef's pastry chef," according to equally legendary baking lady Dorie Greenspan, but …

The Secret To The Best Baked Ziti In The World

Working as a food editor in the East Village of NYC is much like being a kid in a candy store. Eating out is how we research, and the lower part of Manhattan has an insanely high concentration of great restaurants to eat at -- er, we mean research. There's the roasted duck at Momofuku Ssam; …

10 Best Non-Sushi, Non-Ramen Japanese Restaurants in NYC

Photo: Planmb<p>Here is a list of exceptionally good Japanese restaurants offering specialties other than the beloved sushi and ramen- Itadakimasu!<p><b>1. Yakitori Totto</b><p>Photo: campaign.etdguide.com<p><b>Best for:</b> grilled skewered chicken, chicken innards and gizzards, best to share with a group of people.<p>Located …

Prime Rib Primer: The Roast With the Most

<i>Chef Michael Symon's prime rib</i><p>Let us now praise that great behemoth of beef, the rosy-hued, well-marbled, wide-as-a-tree-trunk holiday hero-maker, prime rib.<p>This is the season for grand presentations at the table and slow-cooked things that fill the house with wonderful smells.<p>First the bad news: …

Eat Your Way Around the World Without Ever Leaving Queens

<i>By Daniel Schwartz for Fathom</i> | I'm lucky. And I'm reminded of it every day on the walk to the train. I live in one of the most diverse urban areas in the world, the great New York City borough of Queens, and I've been traveling country to country through meals long before I ever stepped foot on a …