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Best Fried Chicken Ever: The Only Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Need

You don’t need to run to KFC every time you want fried chicken | Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images<p><i>Stop wasting time in the kitchen. We’ve found</i> …

Make Dinner in 30 With These 17 Quick Pasta Recipes

Sure, there are times when I'm in the mood to spend all day on a pasta dish, be it a slow-cooked tomato sauce or a cheese- and meat-heavy lasagna Napoletana. But more often, pasta is my go-to for a quick weeknight dinner. Fortunately for me, it's just as at home in a 15-minute recipe as it is in a …

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12 Easy Recipes for a Delicious, Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Make life easy on yourself this Thanksgiving -- and avoid being a frazzled host -- by selecting dishes that are easy and/or make-ahead. When your guests arrive, you'll be ready to celebrate rather than slaving away in the kitchen or, worse, nodding off at the table.<p>From my Carrot & Sweet Potato …

Our Guide to the Ultimate Crispy-Chewy Stuffing

Once you learn the fundamentals, design-your-own stuffing is just a loaf (plus some aromatics, and maybe a little sausage...) away.<p><i>The most celebrated meal of the year shouldn't also be the most nerve-racking. Prepare to be prepared with updated classics, no-bake desserts, and more in our</i> …

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Is This the Best Recipe for Beef Stew Ever? | Men's Health

And making beef bourguignon is easy. Or, at least this recipe from Chef Daniel Davey makes it so.<p>You take a hearty portion of beef and combine it with onions, mushrooms, carrots, and red wine. Then you slow-cook everything until the meat turns incredibly tender.<p>Davey’s version is so straightforward …

Watch Andrew Zimmern Get Schooled in Making Mexican String Cheese

Andrew Zimmern: traveler, television host, frequent eater of eyeballs, vest designer, jewelry empresario, and yes, even an occasional cheesemaker. On the latest episode of <i>Bizarre Foods</i> — which kicked off its ninth season on the Travel Channel back in September — Zimmern travels to the Oaxaca region …

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Watch: Everything You Need to Know About Butchering a Turkey

We've partnered with the mad food scientists at ChefSteps to bring their hyper-inventive cooking videos to F&W readers.<p>Once you’ve properly butchered …

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6 Simple Soups Perfect for Autumn

The fall days are getting shorter and cooler. Warm up with these simple and delicious soups, all ready in 50 minutes -- or less!<p><b>1. Indian Spiced Red Lentil & Chicken Soup</b><p>Made with a rotisserie chicken and canned coconut milk, this easy version of Mulligatawny soup is a one-pot supper that you can …

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8 Ways to Use Mozzarella

Mozzarella has a milky sweetness that we know is great on pizza and in a tomato salad. But what else? Here, eight ways to use mozzarella.<p>Mozzarella …

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10 Stress-Free Suppers for the Entire Family

Planning family meals shouldn't make you want to pull your hair out. Here are ten easy recipes that don't require any hard-to-find ingredients or too much advance planning. And the best part about these stress-free suppers: even picky eaters will polish off their plates.<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan …

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Bacon and blue cheese mayo! 5 ways to upgrade mayonnaise - TODAY.com

Andrea Lynn<p>Boosting mayonnaise is one of the quickest ways to add easy creativity to a variety of meals. The options for use are endless— from spreading onto sandwiches and drizzling onto hot dogs to dolloping onto burgers. Whether it’s the restaurant-taste of the garlic aioli or the Asian flair of …

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Top 5 Castle Hotels in the World

Sleep like a king (or queen) at these regal properties across the planet -- literally! From Medieval-style English manors to an Indian palace in the middle of a lake, GAYOT's Top 5 Castle Hotels give guests the royal treatment. Centuries-old architecture is complemented by modern amenities and …

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Cannes: Amid festival glitz, a new chapter for the English Bookshop

It's not just the films that change here from year to year here, it's the city as well.<p>The oldest gay bar in the south of France is now a gelato emporium. The once-spacious post office is now a luxury hotel. And the Cannes English Bookshop, a landmark for three decades, is going to be sold and …

21 Smoothie Recipes That Are Actually Good

With ingredients like kale, apples, parsley, spinach, kiwi, and avocado, these 21 smoothie recipes are the quickest, easiest way to get in your fruits and veggies.<p><b>Ready in under ten minutes</b> and packed with fruits and veggies, these creamy drinks are our go-to for an easy breakfast (or snack). …

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The Perfect Snacks for Your Geeky Game Night

<i>We're the kind of people who have to eat every three hours, and Pure Leaf Iced Tea is here to help with that.</i><p><i>Today: Your next game night spread shouldn't be a game of chance.</i><p>Game night is serious business. There are wins and losses, highs and lows, and the inevitable question of "Are there snacks? …

7 Delectable Desserts That Inspire 'Oohs' and 'Aahs'

We eat first with our eyes, so these impressive-looking desserts will get people talking.<p><b>1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Just mention chocolate and peanut butter and people will swoon. This tart -- with a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping -- lives up to the …

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9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

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How to Break Down a Chicken

Along with knowing how to properly chop an onion and boil an egg, breaking down a chicken is one of the most essential kitchen skills to have in your …

'The perfect food': 31 things you can do with eggs

"To me, the egg is kind of the perfect food," chef Andy Ricker says. "You don't have to do much to it; it's very versatile. You can make it into a …

Fresh Easter Side Dishes

Asparagus with hollandaise, stuffed artichokes, butter head lettuce salad, and more: here are over 50 ways to round out Easter …

10 Easter Brunch Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best part -- all of these Easter recipes are incredibly easy!<p><b>1. Spinach & Cheese Strata</b><p>This elegant brunch strata -- really a savory bread pudding with spinach, cheese and cubes of …

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Blogs | Food & Wine

Here's how to get a free cup from your local Wawa.<p>The technique is used by professional tea tasters around the globe.<p>As craft beer's heavy hitters …

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Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

<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 each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.</i><p>Today feels like …

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A Healthy Snack for the Junk Food Junkie!

Ok, chicadees, your loving prof has a confession to make.<p>Ready?<p>Here it is:<p>I am a junk. Food. Junkie.<p>Ask anyone who knows me.<p>I can't even buy snacks because I will eat them -- all of them -- in a single sitting. I just can't do it.<p>But I have some good news. The first step is realizing you have a …

IACP Announces 2015 Food Writing Award Winners

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) held its annual awards ceremony earlier this evening, and <i>Food & Wine</i> magazine — and several contributors to the publication — took home awards. Food52.com, the crowd-sourced recipe website by former NYT editor Amanda Hesser and Merrill …

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Do It Right: Making Bread Crumbs

<b>The Task</b><br>Bread crumbs are good for so much more than just breading chicken and binding meatballs. Spread them over mac and cheese to create a crispy …

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Dinner Recipe Ideas to Cook With Your Roommate

You and your roommate have come home from work, you're hungry and you're both fresh out of dinner recipe ideas. It makes sense. After a long workweek, sometimes the energy to muster up creative cooking can fall by the wayside.<p>Cooking can sometimes seem intimidating as well, especially if this is …

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5 Bars Where You Can Drink and Learn

If you want to brush up on your mixology, don’t take one of those bartending courses you see advertised on telephone poles or signs in the subway. …

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Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …

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9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

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