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Julia Child says properly cooked potatoes are the key to a great potato salad

For Julia Child, the Fourth of July meant potato salad. In this interview from 1995, she shares how she made hers, and she and Lynne Rossetto Kasper …

WATCH: Learn the Unwritten Recipe for This July 4th Dessert Favorite

Not every kitchen creation comes from a cookbook. Sometimes it's the story about the snack that makes it taste that much better! In this new episode of "Unwritten Recipes," a HooplaHa original series, Felicia Levinson reveals the family favorite dessert that made the jingle of the neighborhood ice …

Kofta, the flavored ground meat dish, is centuries-old street food

Claudia Roden, author of <i>Arabesque</i>, explains the variations of kofta.<p><b>Lynne Rossetto Kasper</b>: The tradition of cooking meat over an open fire or over …

9 Last-Minute 4th Of July Barbecue Recipes

We've rounded up a few of our favorite last-minute barbecue recipes.<p>Prepping a menu for any party can be exhausting and sometimes last-minute. But luckily, the 4th of July has a few standard items, like barbecued kabobs and grilled chicken, that you can whip up in a hurry. There are plenty of other …

My Computer, My Sous Chef: Watson’s Black Tea-Blueberry-Basil Granita

IBM and Bon Appetit last week released their much-awaited “cognitive cooking” application, Chef Watson. Just don’t call it a recipe app.<p>Watson is IBM’s computer that famously won at Jeopardy in 2011. The quiz show’s brain-teasers, rich with puns, homonyms, and slang, require more than a Google-like …

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What Is America's Most Patriotic Dish?

The Fourth of July is not only a celebration of America's independence, but also its love for a classic cookout. The federal government even gives the country the day off to prep burgers and pies for a patriotic feast. While the title of the most American dish of all time might belong to this red, …

McDonald's Launches All Day Breakfast in Australia; Burger King's Veggie Burger Plans

— Vegetarians rejoice: Burger King successfully launched a line of six meatless burgers in India last year and due to their success, Burger King may launch the sandwiches in other "vegetarian-friendly markets." While Burger King does sell a vegetarian burger in America, they are made with …

A Labor of Love: How to Make Peanut Butter Salt Water Taffy

<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: Our intern and in-house candy aficionado Riddley</i> <i>Gemperlein-Schirm shows us how to make</i> <i>Peanut Butter Salt Water Taffy.</i><p>When I asked Kateri, my …

RT @MHFastFoodie: Hot, oiled skillet + diced bacon + 2 eggs + carrots, peas + leftover rice + soy & hot sauce = fried rice! http://t.co/L2ZLK4nkba

5 Quick Tips for Making Delicious Steakhouse Burgers at Home

You don't need to drop $15 to enjoy a delicious steakhouse-style burger. Make them in your own backyard with these 5 easy-to-follow tips:<p><b>1. Use readily available 85% lean ground beef.</b> There's no need to grind your own meat or use a custom blend.<p><b>2. Mix your beef with a panade.</b> This is a mixture of …

8 Simple Recipes for a Brilliant Backyard Bash

Why should you slave away in the kitchen while everyone else sips their cocktails? This year, enjoy your party (and be the star of it) with these easy and delicious recipes.<p><b>1. Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle</b><p>This dazzling, delicious trifle can be made in under 30 minutes--just be sure to plan ahead …

Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes are Total Carb Comfort

Crock pot cheesy potatoes are a classic dish for potlucks and holidays, made even easier by cooking them in the slow cooker. More room in the oven for more great food!<p>Crock pot cheesy potatoes. Where do I even begin? I swear these have a piece of my heart. You might think I’m exaggerating, but I’m …

All the Sodas, Floats, and Sundaes You Need to Eat at the Country's New-School Ice Cream Parlors

<b>There’s nothing old-fashioned about</b> today’s throwback ice cream parlors, where sprinkles make way for Aleppo pecans, floats get a splash of house-made lemongrass soda, and that cherry on top is pickled. We took a peek inside three of the country's best new spots—<b>Morgenstern's</b> in NYC, <b>Small Batch</b> in …

Your Favorite Camping Foods

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline—it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge—and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: What to make in the great outdoors.</i><p>Pack your sleeping bags and pitch a tent: It's …

6 Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs You Must Try Now

Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars Are Pure Happiness

Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars will make you happy. SO happy. You know, because sprinkles!<p>Funfetti sugar cookie bars are one of those desserts that make their appearance over and over again in my kitchen. They’re pretty darn tasty, but they also feed a crowd, which makes them a perfect dessert for …

29 Plum Recipes to Make the Most of the Juiciest Fruit

We love the snap-slurp sound of biting into the deep purple skin of a fresh, juicy plum. We also love cooking with in-season plums all season long, thanks to these 29 sweet and savory recipes.<p><b>We love the snap-slurp sound of biting into a fresh, juicy plum's</b> deep purple skin. You know, when all of …

7 Couscous Recipes for Every Day of the Week

Couscous is one of the most versatile grains out there. It can be made ahead of time, or to order. It is delicious when prepared vegan, meaty, or …

Why Red Pesto is Better Than Green Pesto

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Green pesto is so last summer. Instead, try red pesto and use up all your tomatoes.</i><p>I'm going to stop …

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The sticky-sweet watermelon wedges were all well and good this past weekend, but we're most excited about the arrival (finally!) of fragrant, …

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<i>Just like musicians do covers of a favorite song, chefs occasionally take a little more than just inspiration from the cooking of a colleague and</i> …

You'll Be Making This Negroni Granita All Summer Long

Negroni Granita is a cooling, fun way to serve this classic Italian aperitif. Serve it with cheese and crackers for an outdoor party!<p>Cooking, baking and cocktail-making is all fun and games until what you want to make doesn’t turn out exactly as you planned. Then you sit back and remember, oh …

Oreo Thins Will Make You Feel Less Guilty About Eating The Entire Package

Brace yourselves -- a new Oreo is hitting the shelves and this cookie has downsized. Welcome to the world, Oreo Thins:<p>Oreo announced the new, slimmer version of itself on Monday, though the new treat won't actually hit stores until July 13. Thins will come in three different varieties -- Original, …

Kenji's Excellent Asian Adventures, Part 5: There's More to Sichuan Than Just the Food

Last year I took a three-month trip through China and Southeast Asia, keeping an on-again off-again diary for the whole trip. This is the fifth part of my Excellent Asian Adventures.<p>Day 12: Chengdu is My Culinary Mecca<p><b>Location: Chengdu, China</b><p>The last time I wrote, I was confronted by a very cute …

18 Light and Summery Pasta Recipes

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When you think of a pasta dinner, you're probably thinking of spaghetti tossed in vibrant marinara, or penne in creamy vodka sauce. But heavy, hearty sauces are far from the only way to enjoy pasta, and we have 18 pretty spectacular recipes to prove …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Cauliflower?

Cauliflower's seen new life on restaurant menus and magazine recipe pages, but professionals and savvy home cooks alike have long appreciated its gently sweet flavor, hefty crunch, handy caramelizing power, and all those nooks and crannies to soak in sauce. So we asked a pool of experts for some …

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12 Brownies That Are Totally OK To Eat For Breakfast

Want permission to eat brownies for breakfast? You're an adult, so you can make brownies part of your morning meal in any way you please.<p>And if you want a little help, we've rounded up some smarter ways to go about it. A few of these chocolate recipes are made healthier with snuck-in oats or …

9 Awesome Frittata Ideas to Make for Breakfast (or Right Now!)

Frittatas are so easy and healthy, why wouldn't you make one for a weekday breakfast?<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a</i> …

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7 Summer Crock Pot Recipes

Things you are officially permitted to do all summer long: 1. Wear black. 2. Read murder mysteries set in cold, Scandinavian countries. 3. Use your crock pot. Here, seven summer slow-cooker recipes suitable for any toasty evening.<p><b>BBQ Chicken Tostada</b><p>Lather on the slaw. <b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Cheesy Crab …