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29 Cooking Hacks You Should Know By Now

Because parents really do know best.<p>"My mom used this one when I was too young to keep up with how many of something I'd put in. If you need six cups of flour, put out six M&M's. When you put a cup in, eat an M&M. Continue until they're gone." —Megan Durham, Facebook<p>"If you need to measure out …

16 Chefs Share Their Favorite Dishes Inspired By Their Fondest Fall Memories

Harvest fit for a foodie<p>As we brace for the arrival of full-on fall, rotating out summer wardrobes and dusting off our boots, chefs similarly prep their kitchens for the seasonal switch. Replacing heirloom tomatoes and the last of fresh summer fruits, the dishes on these fall menus boast equally …

How to make the best pie dough ever, and use it to make this strawberry pie

Here's a quick pro tip when it comes to pie dough: Use a food processor. Add the dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Then add cold chunks of fat and give the processor a couple whirs to incorporate, then pulse in the liquid ingredients just to …

TODAY Food Club

Take a seat at our table! Share recipes, join our Kitchen Q&A, get our weekly newsletter, and connect with cooks like you.<p>This tropical version of classic banana bread is spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and incorporates coconut and macadamia nuts to give it an island-kissed twist. Diced …

Can You Really Make Salami at Home?

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Charcuterie is one of those items that might seem best purchased, but it actually isn't as difficult to make at home as one might think.<p>Olympia Provisions in Portland is known for their amazing salamis, pates and other cured meat …

Food

What Do Chefs Put on Their Burgers?

<b>For more food, drink, and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>The perfect topping can either elevate a burger to new culinary highs or it can overwhelm an otherwise delicious patty. So what are chefs' secrets to building the perfectly balanced burger? Well, we went to the New York City Wine and …

New York City

This Canadian Mashup Will Satisfy Your Burger Craving and Sweet Tooth — or Not

Just about anyone who doesn't practice vegetarianism enjoys a good burger, and the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup is one of the most popular items on the candy aisle. But surely no one would attempt to combine these disparate foodstuffs, right? Wrong. The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, a chain in Ontario, …

Mashups

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipes You'll Ever Make

It's always a good time for chocolate cake. You don't need to wait for a holiday or birthday to have an excuse to bake one up. Chocolate cake has the ability to make so many people happy -- the cake lover, the chocoholic, the sweet tooth -- that it will never lead you astray. Choosing to bake …

Dessert

The 75 All-Time Best Chocolate Recipes

We're clearly just a tad chocolate obsessed over here at HuffPost Taste. While there will always be room in our hearts (and in our stomachs) for all the kinds of foods that are available to us, chocolate holds a special place. The quantity of content on our site dedicated to this rich, decadent …

Dessert

Step-by-Step: How to Make the Best Pie Crust

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Make the Best Pie Crust<p>I've written rather extensively about the science of pie dough, as well as on common pie crust myths that need to go away, so I won't bore you with another 5,000 words on the subject. Instead, I'll give you the short version of the story, followed …

Baking

Step-by-Step: How to Make a Perfect Apple Pie

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Make a Perfect Apple Pie<p>A great apple pie can be as simple as picking the right type of apples; chopping them up; tossing them with sugar, spices, and a thickener; dumping them into a killer homemade pie crust; topping it; and baking it. A <i>perfect</i> apple pie, on the other …

Baking

Master Blind-Baked Pie Crust With These 6 Simple Tips

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>If you've never blind-baked a crust, the term itself is a little confusing, but it's just another way of describing a prebaked crust. It's a technique that's primarily reserved for meringue and custard pies that don't bake long or hot enough to develop a crisp and …

Baking

Lessons and a Recipe from Dan Barber's Pioneering Pop-Up, WastED

Pioneering chef Dan Barber talks about the lasting lessons of his genius pop-up, WastED, at New York City’s Blue Hill Restaurant.<p><b>What inspired the</b> …

Food

Power to the Party: 21 Labor Day Main Dish Recipes for Your End-of-Summer Bash

By now you should be all set with sides and desserts, so now it's time to start thinking about the main event. The old standbys like burger and grilled chicken are great, but Labor Day is a time to pull out the big guns and send off summer right. To that end we've got show-stopping grilled mains …

Cooking

Our Favorite Low Key (and Low Maintenance) Weeknight Dinners

We don't always have time to cook elaborate weeknight dinners. On those nights, we turn to our reliable steadies, the low maintenance dishes we love most when we're feeling lazy.<p>We've already professed our love for back pocket pasta—you know, the kind of pasta you make when you haven't gone grocery …

Cooking

Andrew Zimmern's Ultimate Guide to Cooking Vegetables

Working with vegetables seems easy, but it's not. What it is, though, is simple. Keep a few things in mind and dishes like my Vegetable Barigoule …

Andrew Zimmern

7 Tabouli Recipes to Help You Keep Your Cool

Tabouli is one of our summer go-tos: easy-to-make, easy to keep on hand in the fridge, healthy enough to fill you up without laying you out. …

Recipes

Worth It or Not Worth It: Making Your Own Crème Fraîche

<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: You're just two ingredients and 24 hours away—but is making crème fraîche worth the</i> …

Combine Cheesecake and Blueberry Pie Into One Gluten-Free Dessert

<i>Editor's Note:</i> I've been a huge fan of Aki and Alex of the blog Ideas in Food ever since I was a little chef-ling burning meat as a line cook in Boston. With their newest book, Gluten-Free Flour Power, they turn their considerable intellect to gluten-free recipes, developing unique solutions for …

Veg Out With Birch's Carrot-Aperol Cocktail

Smack dab in the heart of Hollywood, newish Los Angeles addition Birch serves as a much needed respite of reimagined, globally-inspired small plates from chef <b>Brendan Collins</b> (Waterloo & City) in a nook of the city needing fresh fare. And right up there with his monkfish tikka masala and rabbit …

101 Best Food Trucks in America 2015

<i>Photo Credit: Eric Shin / Ravi Bangaroo</i><p>This year, we let the people decide what America's best food trucks are.<p>Food trucks are more than just kitchens on wheels. Even if the buzz around the food truck renaissance started off frenzied and then cooled a bit, the resilience of these mobile eateries is …

Food Trucks

Put an Egg on It: 20 Great Ways to Eat Fried or Poached Eggs

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I can't tell you how many times a simple egg has saved my life, or at least my day. That's because adding a perfectly fried or poached egg, its runny yolk surrounded by creamy white, can turn just about anything into a …

Cooking

An Absurdly Complete Guide to Understanding Whiskey

What really makes whiskey taste like whiskey? If flavor truly just came down to a simple formula of distilling ratios of grains plus time spent in a barrel, then there wouldn’t be an infinite range of tastes, profiles and qualities. There’s a world of whiskey geekdom to explore, all of the finer …

Whiskey

5 Delicious Quinoa Recipes to Help You Maintain That Summer Beach Body

Well hello superfood! Quinoa is an edible seed that is high in protein, iron, fiber and magnesium - and goes with just about everything in the food lexicon. However, despite all of its healthy properties, quinoa is one of those things that, until recently, my husband (who is a ravenous eater of all …

Healthy Eating

10 Tomato-Based Pasta Sauces

<i>Header image: Heirloom Tomato Pasta with Olives and Feta from CHOW</i>Summertime is peak tomato season. If you’re growing your own, you can count on a …

5 Steps to Becoming a Backyard Barbecue Master

Chef Daniel Wright of Pontiac barbecue and bourbon bar in Cincinnati is on a mission: to get cooks out of the kitchen and into the backyard this …

BBQ