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47 Comfort Foods for Cold Nights, Broken Hearts, and Tuesdays

The coziest recipes for long underwear season.<p>When you're fending off subzero temps, the only thing that helps is long underwear. Okay, and lots and lots of comfort food. Heavy, cheesy, meat-y, bread-y: This is not the time to pretend like you want to eat a salad. You don't.

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63 Healthyish Super Bowl Snacks

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27 Recipes Stuffed with the Right... Stuff

Stuff your face with all the foods that are, well, stuffed.<p>What's better than one food? Two: One stuffed inside the other. Whether it's meat or Mickey D's-style apple hand pies, next time you're stuffing your pie hole, do it with one of these 27 stuffed and filled recipes.

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El Celler De Can Roca Upsets Noma To Become The World's Best Restaurant

The 2015 World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Monday afternoon via livestream, and already the Internet is abuzz with criticism and praise.<p>Spain's El Celler De Can Roca, the 2013 winner of The World's Best Restaurant title, usurped last year's victor Noma of Copenhagen to take the top spot …

How Italians Drink Espresso in the Summer

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Shake your coffee.</i><p>When the temperature starts rising and their daily espresso is just too hot to sip, Italians often go for a caffè shakerato—an …

All Pie, All the Time: Our Guide to the Best-Ever Crust, Filling, and More

That phrase "easy as pie"? It's about to make sense.<p>There are two types of people in this world: pie people, and…okay, let’s just pretend there are only pie people. Because if there’s anything more perfect in its simplicity than <b>gloriously ripe, juicy fruit</b> baked in a <b>golden, buttery pastry shell</b>, we …

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How to Roll and Fill Your Way to a Picture-Perfect Pie

When making pies, you've got to know how to roll ’em (gently) and know how to fill ’em (pile it on!). Here's how you do it.<p><b>Making great pies isn't an exact science,</b> but you do have to assemble them with care for optimal results. In other words, you’ve got to know how to roll ’em (gently) and know …

Bacon And Popcorn Belong Together

It's always a pleasure to plop down on the couch to watch a movie with a salty bowl of popcorn, but add bacon and that pleasure becomes a savory thrill.<p>If you've never thought to bring bacon and popcorn together, that's just fine -- there is no better time than now. This recipe comes from how-to …

How to Make Fresh Apricots Irresistible

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Fresh apricots deserve a little love, too.</i><p>Apricots don’t get a lot of …

These Buttermilk Biscuit Recipes Will Up Your Baking Game

Biscuits are great any time of day, any day of year, in any flavor possible. But buttermilk biscuits? Those truly make this life great. One bite of a rich buttermilk biscuit and you'll see the sun shine and hear the birds sing, even on the gloomiest of days.<p>While you only really need one great …

Fried Rice that Might be Wrong But Tastes Right

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Is there a wrong way to make fried rice? Not when it tastes this good.</i><p>Fried rice might be the ultimate weeknight supper. Versatile, adaptable, easy, and quick, it …

An Everyday Pound Cake with Personality (a.k.a. Brown Sugar)

<i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>This week: We’re making Individual Baked Alaskas! First, you need the ice cream—Yossy went with Honeycomb Ice Cream. Then, there’s the cake: Pick this</i> …

10 Essential BBQ Sauce Recipes for Summer

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>With the official start of grill season - easily our favorite season - it’s FINALLY time for some good ole fashioned barbecue. And …

In Praise of Scorched Rice, the Best Kitchen Mistake You Can Make

Crispy, chewy, nutty burnt rice isn't doomed—in fact, it's one of the happiest accidents you can have in the kitchen.<p>When I was growing up, my mom would almost always make rice with a rice cooker. But on special occasions, she'd make a pot of stovetop rice. The rice itself wasn't especially better …

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13 Turkey Burgers That Will Make You Forget About Beef

<i>Header image: Guacamole Turkey Burger</i>We constantly find ourselves asking the question why no love for the Turkey Burger? It’s cheap, lean and far …

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Pie Crust

<i>We've partnered with our friends at Diamond of California® to create a nut crust that will work for just about any pie.</i><p><i>Today: Go nuts for nut crusts—and send your next pie into the oven in one.</i><p>A lackluster crust can spoil even the most flavorful filling. Crusts are a difficult part of the pie: …

Birthday Cake Muffins for the Best Breakfast Ever

Birthday Cake Muffins are the perfect breakfast! Packed with sprinkles, they are a colorful and sweet start to your day.<p>Oh hi. Nothing to see here, folks: just a cupcake pretending to be a muffin that is absolutely suitable for breakfast.<p>Have you ever noticed that the line between breakfast and …

The Dumpling Affair

As I held a jiggling pork dumpling in between my chopsticks, I thought, just a taste. I've been a vegetarian for most of my life, with a preference for greens and a strong aversion to burgers, steak, and anything involving meat. I swore I'd never want it, as the very idea disgusted me. '<p>Then I went …

The Best Pastry of All: How to Make Chocolate-Almond Croissants

<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: Mei Chin,</i> <i>intern at Food52 and pastry chef, creates the croissant of our dreams—and feeds the entire office.</i><p>I can thank two people for teaching me …

5 Bright Weeknight Dishes to Make in May

Crispy chicken thighs, an elegant semifreddo, and a very green salad—your weeknight meals are about to get a whole lot brighter.<p>This spring, we're in the mood for satisfying-but-light dishes that lean on quick-cooking chicken and seafood, with something cold and creamy for dessert. So we whipped up …

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These Sky-High Popovers Might Make You Believe in Magic

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Need a little magic in your life? Make popovers.</i><p>The first time I saw a popover, …

You Should Quit Your Job and Eat Amazing Things All Over Asia

Ashlea Halpern quit her job as special projects editor at Bon Appétit and set off on a yearlong 16-country tour throughout Asia.<p><b>Have you ever gazed at a tropical screen saver</b>, waiting for your ten precious vacation days to roll around? I used to. And then I realized I needed to do something big, …

The Dessert You Need Right Now: Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

It’s here: spring! Which means two things: 1. Our farmers' markets are finally filled with gorgeous fruits and vegetables, and 2. It’s not yet too hot to turn on our ovens. So, the time to bake is now! To prove it, Senior Food Editor Alison Roman headed to the test kitchen to make one of her …

Start Your Day With Our Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich and Have the Best Morning Ever

We fought. We ate. We nodded silently, awestruck, and ate some more. And then we declared: This is the ultimate homemade egg sandwich.<p>We have some pretty strong opinions on what goes into the perfect breakfast sandwich: English muffins and American cheese are non-negotiable. The eggs must be …

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9 Dinner Recipes So Simple You’ll Forget about Seamless

Sometimes you’re so tired that all you want to do is go home, flop down on the couch, and order delivery without speaking to a human being. But …

12 Recipes for a Stress-Free Week of Cooking

<i>Today: We figured out the weeknight meal planning so you don't have to.</i><p>Making a to-do list—and then crossing the items off—is one of life’s most satisfying pleasures, right up there with cracking the top of a crème brûlée. It's even better when your organization has a solid purpose, like learning …