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The 10 Most Essential Winter Slow Cooker Recipes

While the slow cooker is really an all-season tool in the kitchen, it shines most in the cold winter months, when it can work overtime churning out …

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Where to Eat Classy Prime Rib Dinners in Los Angeles

There's something special about dining out and having a gorgeous piece of prime rib. A roast prime rib is a true celebration: a declaration of abundance and merriment. That's why places like Tam O'Shanter and especially its sister restaurant Lawry's the Prime Rib are such popular places to …

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Different kinds of alcohol might make you feel different emotions

And figuring out why and how could save lives.<p>Humans have been buddies with booze for thousands of years. Some scientists believe this love affair goes back even further. The so-called drunken monkey hypothesis speculates that our ancestors possessed an unusual knack for consuming ethanol without …

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Can you think of the endless possibilities when you have a terrific and healthy whole wheat pie crust to start with? I do! Whatever you like can be …

Foodies Say Pasta Water Is "Liquid Gold"—Here's How to Use It

Ever wondered why the pasta at your favorite Italian restaurant has a completely different flavor and texture to the one you make at home? Sure, the …

Meet Masabacha, the "Deconstructed Hummus" You Can Make Your Own

Several weeks ago, my wife brought home some dinner she'd picked up from a Middle Eastern restaurant on her way from work. I tore open one of the aluminum trays and took a spoonful of its contents, an unrecognizable mishmash of chickpeas in a custardy sauce.<p>"What's this?" I asked.<p>"I think it's …

Vegan

The Best Pumpkin Pie Is Squash Pie

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>For hundreds of years, Americans have been making squash pie and calling it "pumpkin" for the poetry of its name. I won't rehash a complicated story that's more thoroughly explained in my book, but the short story is this: that pie purée you're buying in cans? …

Stolle

O primeiro presente natalino já chegou na minha casa. Ganhamos da minha madrinha um stolle produzido pela família Engelhardt.<br>O stollen de frutas …

Dining in the Black Forest, the World’s Hidden Michelin Star Mecca

A few hundred years ago, witches procured deadly apples from the thorny trees across the dark forest, and vibrant herbs along the forest floor turned princes into frogs. Roman soldiers called it <i>Silva Negra</i> because of its wall of darkness, even at high noon. This same darkness inspired Grimm …

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Perfect Pancake Recipes

These warm, fluffy pancake recipes will give you a reason to rise and shine in the morning.<p>Hot off the griddle, thick, fluffy, crispy on the outside, …

Breakfast

How to Roast Cauliflower and Romanesco

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Cauliflower and broccoli look similar at first, and the goal is the same when you're roasting them—sweet nuttiness from browning and caramelization—but cauliflower and its cousin romanesco are much denser than broccoli, and thus need to be treated differently to …

How to Make a Cake Like BraveTart: The Complete Guide

Whether it's a birthday party or New Year's Eve, nothing kicks off a celebration quite like a layer cake. It's a showstopping labor of love that makes any occasion feel special. There are a million recipes to choose from, but none more classic than a simple butter cake. A quick primer: yellow cakes …

How to Glaze a Cake With Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Enrobing a cake (baker-speak for drowning it in ganache) is one of my favorite things in the world. From the very act of pouring out the molten chocolate to watching it flow over the edges, every …

Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Cold Rice Noodles: A Perfect Summer Dish

<i>Thit heo nuong xa</i>—grilled pork chops—are a staple in Vietnamese restaurants. But they're so easy to make that there's no reason they shouldn't be a staple at home, too, especially during grilling season. Kenji has written about this type of pork chop before, but whereas he serves his over hot rice, …

Turn Extra Zucchini Into a Summery Soup in Just 20 Minutes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>If you've ever grown your own zucchini, you've probably had the same problem I've had: There's just way too much of it. Nobody grows pounds and pounds of zucchini because they want to make great zucchini bread. Zucchini bread exists solely for the purpose of using …

How to Make the Best Tiramisu

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>As early as 1985, the <i>New York Times</i> began seeking to establish what it took to make "real" tiramisu, then still a relative newcomer to the American dining scene. After much searching, its report …

15 Chilled Soups to Make the Most of Summer Produce

We're still a few months away from peak soup season—I'm not usually in the mood for a steaming bowl of stew when the temperatures are still in the 80s. But not all soups are cold-weather affairs, and a light chilled soup can be super refreshing on a hot day. Our favorite summery soups show off the …

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How to Make Strawberry Cake With Real Fruit (and No Jell-O)

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I first fell in love with strawberry cake as a kid, when I had no defense against the allure of those fluffy pink layers presented by the Pillsbury Doughboy. It didn't bother my 12-year-old self that strawberry cake …

The BraveTart Cookbook Is Finally Here!

Our resident pastry wizard, Stella Parks, wrote a book, and hoo boy, is it a good one. When she first approached me to write a foreword for her then-in-progress book a couple years ago, I signed on, sight unseen. I'd known her, followed her work, and worked with her long enough to know that …

How to Make the Tastiest, Flakiest Whole Wheat Pie Crust (It's Not About Your Health)

Okay, let's get this out of the way upfront: This is not a gnarly guide for those who want to up their dietary fiber or cut calories. This is a recipe for those who want to put whole wheat flour into a pie crust for flavor rather than health. And if the flavor of whole wheat doesn't strike your …

The Best Pepper Mills

Shake a tin of ground pepper and it will coat your food with a dusting of black flecks—but in reality, this pre-ground stuff only looks the part. To take advantage of pepper's throat-tingling heat and complex layers of warm and funky flavor, you'll need to grind it on the spot. That's because …

The Road to Xató: Grilled Catalan Salad With a Romesco-Style Sauce

<b>Editor's Note:</b> We're very excited to welcome writer, photographer, and cook Michael Harlan Turkell to the virtual pages of Serious Eats. In this series, Michael will share some of his favorite takes on grilling recipes from around the world, all focused on the interplay of vinegar and the …

Pickle Science: How to Master the Preserving Power of Acids

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Please welcome Christina Ward, a master food preserver for Milwaukee County in Wisconsin and author of <i>Preservation: The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration</i>. Over the next few weeks, she'll break down the science of and principles behind food preservation, with …

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For the Best Greek Salad, Let Myth Be Your Guide, Not Your Master

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Food changes. It changes over time, and it changes from place to place. To resist that is to resist what has led to all the food we love. There was no Greek salad, as we know it today, before tomatoes made their way …

23 Zucchini Recipes to Celebrate Summer

By the time summer comes to a close, many of us will feel completely burnt out on zucchini, which is understandable—the delicate squash has a tendency to take over a garden, and there's only so much zucchini bread a person can eat (or foist onto their friends and neighbors). But there's no need to …

Turn Broccoli With Cheese Into a Grown-Up Side Dish

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>My childhood was filled to the brim with sunny American cheese. Kraft made many appearances in my early days of recipe development. I'd zap slices with milk in the microwave for a cheese "soup" that I'd eat while …

How to Make Crispy Chocolate Popcorn

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>If there's one thing my friends know about my eating habits, it's that I'm a popcorn fiend. Buttered or plain, salted or sweet, popcorn is the snack I most often whip up for myself.<p>Lately I've been grooving on this chocolate …

The Pho I Lost

I'm not sure whether it's the taste that comes first when the memory hits me, or the sense of place. I do know that it usually happens when there's a threat of rain, and particularly when I'm walking. All of a sudden, for a moment, I'll feel as if I'm on a humid sidewalk in Hong Kong, and I'm about …

22 Essential Cookbooks for Every Kitchen

I own a lot of cookbooks and I treasure them all, from my dusty, leather-bound tomes written for 19th-century homemakers to my pocket-size Italian monograph on tripe cookery.* And while they all feel essential to me, they're not all equally essential in a broader sense. I may own a copy of Apicius …

BraveTart: How to Make Old-Fashioned Apple Pie, No Gimmicks Required

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I believe in having recipes for every occasion, especially when that means multiple options for putting dessert on the table. Different techniques lend themselves to different circumstances; what makes sense for a lazy Saturday afternoon won't cut it on a harried …