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French Onion Soup with Comté

8 Servings<p>Don’t rush the browning of the onions—it’s essential to the finished soup’s flavor.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter or duck fat<p>6 large onions (about 5 lb.), thinly sliced<p>2 large shallots, finely chopped<p>2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>Kosher salt and …

Recipes

Fudgiest Espresso Cashew Brownies Recipe

Decadent, fudgy brownies with a kick of espresso and a handful of crunchy sweet cashews. Extra whisking will give you a crustier top.<p><b>Notes:</b> Whisking the mixture well helps to dissolve the sugar and contributes to a crackly crust. The sugar should end up mostly dissolving, and the mixture should …

Stop Saying It Wrong: Healthy Food Words

The Pizza Lab: We Test KettlePizza and Baking Steel's New Joint Pizza Oven

Back in April, I asked this question:<p>What if Andris Lagsdin, creator of the Baking Steel and Al Contarino, inventor of the KettlePizza were to get together to create a model based on their two products that works exactly like my set up straight out of the box?<p>Thanks to fate, the internet, two …

Tricks for Whipping Cream

<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: The only tricks you need to know to make perfect whipped cream.</i><p>In the world of desserts, whipped cream sleeps around. It spends a night with icebox …

Farmhouse Cream Cheese from 'Mastering Fermentation'

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>If you have never made your own cream cheese, this week is the week to start. And you should do so with <b>Mary Karlin</b>'s recipe in <i>Mastering Fermentation</i>. Made with a one-to-one ratio of cream to whole milk, this creamy …

Serious Entertaining: A Dim Sum-Inspired Chinese Food Party

Why settle on one dish when you can sample dozens? Oh right, NO REASON, that's why. Enter dim sum, the ancient Chinese art of making a whole lot of damn fine food, served small plate-style at exceedingly affordable prices. It is, at least through my humble, New-York-Jew-tinted glasses, the shining …

Big Fat Pupusas at El Salvador Restaurant in San Francisco

My temporary home in San Francisco's Mission district is known more for its abundance of tacos and burritos than its Salvadoran fare, but there's certainly plenty of it around, some of it quite good.<p>Where Mexico has its tacos, El Salvador has its pupusas. At <b>El Salvador Restaurant</b>, the pupusas are …

12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Makes about 60 Servings<p>Baking wings yields crisp skin without the mess and constant tending of frying. Divide the wings between our two sauces, or double one sauce recipe and use it on all 60 wings.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buffalo Sauce<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne …

Recipes

Roasted Apple Butter

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial makes butter from whole apples -- peels, cores, and all.</i><p>Apples are the harbingers of fall in many places, …

Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Did you know there was once a molasses flood in Boston? A five-story high molasses tank exploded on an unusually hot day in 1919 and surged through the North End, destroying a fire station and leaving a path of sticky destruction in its wake. Some say that when the weather is really warm, you can …

Cracker Recipes: Better Than The Store-Bought Kind (PHOTOS)

Crackers may not be something you'd think to make at home -- mostly because the store-bought versions only take one step to prepare: Opening the box. But there is a strong case to be made for not taking the easy route; homemade crackers are both healthier and more delicious than their packaged …

What Popes Liked to Eat and Drink for the Last 2,000 Years

As Benedict prepares to give up the papacy, we look back at 2,000 years of Vatican appetites, from cherry cravings to 24-course veal meals<p>Pope Benedict XVI tendered his most holy resignation this morning, citing advanced years and infirmity as good reasons to step down from the papal throne. And …

Homemade Croissants

<i>Every other Friday, we'll be sharing dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because weekends are the sweetest part of the week.</i><p><i>Today: Yossy shows us how to make perfectly flaky croissants at home.</i><p>There is nothing finer than a warm, buttery pastry on a cool fall morning. So I …

How to Pick the Right Coffee Brewer

In the universe of coffee-brewing equipment, there are obviously myriad pros and cons for each brewing method and tool available. When trying to sort through the morass, however, there are probably two things that are at the top of everybody's list when selecting a morning coffee maker: <b>How fast and</b> …

The Best No-Fuss Cinnamon Rolls

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>Nothing kicks off a holiday celebration quite like waking up to the smell of cinnamon rolls wafting from the oven, especially when I don't have to lift a finger that morning …

The Food Lab: How to Make Parisian Gnocchi

GalleryThe Food Lab: How to Make Parisian Gnocchi<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>We've all met gnocchi before. Those potato-based pasta pillows that at their best are light and bouncy, though more often then not come off as leaden and heavy. Well, those gnocchi are another story …

Cronuts - Part 1: How to Make the Dough -- Doughnut and Croissant Hybrid Recipe

Let's Talk About Snacks

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella feeds you all the snacks.</i><p>It's over. I'm sorry.<p>Just last week we were …

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

It's always more fun to DIY. Every week at Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.<p>Today: Thanks to Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest, you can enjoy your favorite childhood cereal without ending up in a sugar coma.<p>As a kid, …

Tasty Mile-High Meals - Lunch Worth Eating

Make This Now: Savory French Toast With Garlic and Parmesan

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>A couple weeks ago when we were driving through Austin, we stayed with a friend who said that his go-to weekday breakfast is savory French toast. <i>Wait, what?</i> I asked him. <i>Am I the only person in the world who's</i> …

A Labor Day Feast with DIY Paper Lanterns

<i>Every other week,</i> <i>Anna Hezel</i> <i>talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: A guide to throwing the perfect outdoor Labor Day party</i><p>Labor Day is one of those elusive holidays without any particular traditions, foods, or celebrations attached to it. …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Dessert

Recipe Of The Day: Chocolate Caramels

If the thought of making candy leaves you feeling nervous, just know that you're not alone. There's something about the making of candy that feels like it calls for a little bit of magic. But really, all you need is patience and a candy thermometer. With those two tools, and loads of sugar, you can …