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How to Color Fresh Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Fresh pasta is many things, but vibrantly hued is not one of them. There are times when this couldn't matter less—times when you're dousing it in a thick, colorful sauce or making <i>uova in raviolo</i>. But sometimes you want to keep things super simple …

Skirt Steak With Mushroom-Cream Pan Sauce Recipe

This easy weeknight meal features skirt steaks, seared until brown, then served with a flavorful pan sauce made from cremini mushrooms, shallots, garlic, thyme, chicken stock, white wine, and heavy cream.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Using 2 skillets speeds up the cooking process and guarantees that steaks …

Quick and Easy Poutine Recipe

Poutine is only as good as its three components—fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy. Getting all of them just right can take time, including making your own stock, from-scratch fries, and homemade cheese curds. For a much quicker, yet still incredibly delicious, version, take our lead by making …

18 Lamb Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Gallery18 Lamb Recipes to Celebrate Spring<p>Lamb is one of the most under-appreciated animal proteins out there. Rich, savory, and just a little funky, it becomes meltingly tender when roasted to a pink medium-rare. Done right, it can also make a show-stopping centerpiece on your Easter table. From …

8 Travel Apps That Work Better Than A Guidebook

<i>by Emily Price</i><p>Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p>Photo: Image Source / Alamy<p>Walking tours are a great way to learn …

Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Bean and Pasta Soup) Recipe

There's a version of <i>pasta e fagioli</i> for just about every region, province and household in Italy, from brothy ones packed with vegetables to creamy ones made only with beans and pasta. This one belongs to that latter group, and the secret to its greatness is all in the beans themselves.<p><b>Why this</b> …

How to Make Perfect Ravioli From Scratch

More Pasta!<p>The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta »<br>• How to Make Perfect Tortellini From Scratch »<p>As far back as I can remember, my freezer's always been stocked with ravioli. Like instant ramen, Easy Mac, and canned soup, it's a perfect last-minute meal for those evenings when you're just too tired, …

The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Guess what? If you have flour in your kitchen, you can make pasta. Right now. Got eggs, too? You have everything you need to whip up a batch of silky-smooth fettuccine. Have some cheese or vegetables lying around? You could …

Easy Salmon Burgers With Dill Honey-Mustard, Horseradish, and Avocado Recipe

A juicy, flavor-packed salmon burger stuffed with dill, onions, and horseradish, served with a sweet and creamy honey-dijon mayonnaise and avocado slices on toasted buns. It's cooked with just one skillet, and finished in about 15 minutes.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Using honey helps to bind the burgers …

Sicilian Vanilla Ice Cream (Gelato di Vaniglia)

Put 1 1⁄4 cups of the milk, cream, and vanilla bean into a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until bubbles appear around the …

Gelato Recipes For When You're Feeling Extra Decadent

Gelato, ice cream's Italian sister, is one of our favorite summer treats. It's rich, creamy, smooth and wonderful. If you've ever wondered what the difference is between gelato and ice cream, don't worry -- you're not alone.<p>Gelato is made with more milk and less cream than ice cream, which means it …

Travel the World With 15 International Gelato Recipes

Floating in the clouds, inhaling the Mediterranean Sea, walking the bustling streets of Paris — that all sounds good to us! We are used to getting sucked into a wave of wanderlust from time to time (it’s all your fault, Instagram!), and sometimes the only thing that can feed our hunger for travel …

Chocolate

• 1 cup flour<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter<br>• 1/3 cup sugar<br>• 1/2 plus 1/3 cups raw unsalted pistachios, coarsely chopped, divided<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 4 ounces high-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>Position a rack in center of the oven and preheat to 325°F. …

Dessert

Big Fat Bolognese Sauce with Fresh Pasta

<b>Big Fat Bolognese Sauce</b><p>adapted from Mario Batali<p>makes about 8 cups<p>2 medium onions, finely chipped<p>4 celery ribs, finely chipped<p>2 medium carrots, …

Memorial Day Entertaining

This is the holy grail of inexpensive chef's knives: incredible quality and design, high-end materials, perfect balance, and a razor-sharp edge.<p>Budget Chef's Knife<p>$65 from Misen<p>Single-use wooden skewers are just fine if you only rarely cook meat-on-a-stick, but if you kebab your dinner more …

Memorial Day Weekend

How to Grill the Ultimate French Toast | Men's Health

The ingredients are simple (hell, you probably have many of them sitting in your kitchen right now) and even the most coffee-deprived cook could handle the prep steps.<p>After you’ve polished off a plate of these delicious day-starters, the only question you’ll have left to answer is: “Now what should …

Ask a Cicerone: What's Your Ultimate Beer and Burger Pairing?

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Certified Cicerones know all about beer styles, proper beer storage and service, and how to identify off-flavors in beer, but they're especially handy to have around when it comes to pairing beer and food. These folks …

23 Burgers for Your Memorial Day Grill

Gallery23 Burgers for Your Memorial Day Grill<p>The perfect criss-crossed grill marks on a plump patty, the smell of charcoal and sunshine...Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, which means it's time to eat some burgers. From the classic American cheeseburger to regional specialties to …

Killer Spinach Salads with Hot Bacon Dressing

Killer Spinach Salads with Hot Bacon Dressing.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 12, 2014 92<p>I’m about to convince you that this salad is dessert.<p>I mean, I guess it …

Epicurious – Recipes, Menu Ideas, Videos & Cooking Tips

Cook This Now<p>Take an hour out of your Sunday to make the shrimp stock for this recipe—yes, it's really worth it—and use it to make a deeply flavorful …

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 24 bars<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>40 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>55 minutes<p>Cookie bars with all of the flavors in Almond Joy candy bars – …

Strawberry Kale Salad with Granola Croutons

Strawberry Kale Salad with Nutty Granola Croutons<p>Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 25 mins<br>• Cook Time: 20 mins<br>• Total Time: 45 minutes<br>• Yield: 2 to 4 …

Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Grapes & Chocolate Ganache

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>I have a nephew who's about 20 months old. It's my first time as an aunt (though a niece is on the way) and he's generally the first baby I've spent any time in close quarters with. It's an old adage but a true one that when you're …

BraveTart: Glossy Fudge Brownies Recipe

A glossy, paper-thin crust is a sure sign of brownies loaded with cocoa butter, and a solid indication that their flavor will shine through as well. To that end, these brownies are made with dark chocolate and high-fat Dutch cocoa, a one-two punch that gives them a powerful chocolate flavor, one …