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9 Best Warm, Melty Sandwiches

From super-fast melts to decadent ham and cheese sandwiches, here are nine amazing melty sandwiches to help with hangover recovery.<p>For chef Tim Love, …

15 Recipes that Taste Better with Ricotta Cheese

From pancakes to salads, these 15 recipes taste better with ricotta cheese.<p><b>Ricotta is awesome.</b> (We've got the recipes to prove it.) But hey, if you've ever purchased or made a batch of the creamy, sweet cheese you know this: You'll find just about any excuse to use it. Here are 15 recipes that'll …

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Secrets of the Water Smoker Revealed

If you're just starting out with smoking, you'd do well to consider a charcoal water smoker--sometimes called a bullet smoker. Shaped like an upright bullet (hence the nickname), the water smoker is simple to operate, but serious enough for competition cooks, who often employ these hard-working …

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5 Common Mushroom Cooking Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

From stews to scrambles, mushrooms bring depth and body to a myriad of dishes. But when you're sautéing them, be wary of these 4 common mistakes.<p>Earthy, meaty, and packed with umami, mushrooms are a great way to add depth and body to a dish. Whether they're chanterelles, buttons, shiitakes, or …

This Is How You Make Avocado Taste Like Chocolate

There are few things better in life than a perfectly ripe avocado. You can make toast with it. You can turn it into guacamole. You can even bake an egg into it -- if you're into that kind of thing. But did you know that you can also make dessert with avocados? And not just any dessert, but the most …

10 Jalapeño Poppers That Are Better Than Yours

You may have ordered jalapeño poppers at a bar before, and you may have liked them, but you don't know how good these bite-sized snacks can be until you make your own at home. Jalapeño poppers -- which are basically a pepper stuffed with cheese and deep fried -- have so much potential for …

Watch Noma's René Redzepi Ponder the Beauty of Tortillas

Here's Nordic food innovator/chef and owner of Copenhagen's Noma <b>René Redzepi</b> and his pastry chef <b>Rosio Sánchez</b> in their test kitchen. The two chefs — who are opening a taqueria together — explain how to make masa, and then how to properly cook tortillas.<p>René asks: "When is the tortilla just …

The 14 Best College Dining Halls in America

Gone are the days of mystery meat, "red sauce", and stale oatmeal raisin cookies in our nation's college dining halls. A new epicurean era has dawned on campuses across America, temporarily making college kids forget about the lifelong debt they're accruing.<p>We spoke to lucky students at schools …

Food & Dining

How to Wash, Season, and Maintain Cast Iron Cookware

After a recent trip to Woodstock, N.Y., <b>David Cicconi</b> (our creative director) brought two well-used cast iron pans into the test kitchen. Cast iron cookware holds a special place in our culinary hearts because it is economical, durable, versatile, holds heat well, and cooks food evenly. Properly …

6 Best Cheeses for Burgers

One way to make sure you’re treating a burger right is to top it with really great cheese. Here, the six best cheeses for burgers.<p>As chefs Michael …

5 Links to Read Before Eating Eggplant

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come..</i><p><i>Today: How to make the most of in-season eggplant.</i><p>If you love eggplant, its sheer abundance at the market this time of year is a beautiful thing. You'll …

Need a fast and easy chicken recipe? Work magic with a couple of pantry ingredients

Pour. Bake. Eat. In a perfect world, that's all it would take to get a fresh, home-cooked dinner on the table. But how could a meal be that simple and still incredibly delicious?<p>Believe it or not, it can: With a pound of chicken thighs and a couple of pantry ingredients, you've got all the tools …

Meat

• <b>Author:</b> Pat LaFrieda<p>Pat LaFrieda, the third generation butcher and owner of America’s premier meatpacking business, presents the ultimate book of everything meat, with more than seventy-five mouthwatering recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry.<p>For true meat lovers, a beautifully prepared …

The 12 Best Lines from René Redzepi's NYT Taco Quest

<i>New York Times</i> writer <b>Jeff Gordinier</b> profiles chefs <b>René Redzepi</b> and <b>Danny Bowien</b> as they journey through Mexico on a taco quest. Throughout the nearly 3,800-word piece, Redzepi <b>talks on end about his love of Mexican food</b>, calling the cuisine "a 'sleeping giant' about to wake up with a roar." Redzepi …

Macaroni and Cheese Recipes to Satisfy Any Craving

Here are some macaroni and cheese recipes that taste way better than the boxed stuff—and are just as easy.<p><b>Macaroni and cheese.</b> Mac and cheese. Mac 'n cheese. Whatever you call it, we like the stuff. Here are 11 gooey, melty, cheesy recipes for our favorite casserole.

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What’s Your Burger Personality?

Your burger preference says a lot about what kind of person you are.<p>Your burger preference says a lot about what kind of person you are. For example, …

Parts Unknown Announces Season Four Line-Up

As previously reported, the new season of <b>Anthony Bourdain</b>'s CNN travelogue <i>Parts Unknown</i> will debut on <b>September 28</b>, and now, the network has revealed the eight locations where Bourdain will get quippy during season four. Bourdain's visit to <b>Shanghai</b> will serve as the season premiere, with NYC borough</b> …

How To Make 10 (Or More) Grilled Cheese Sandwiches At Once

Everyone knows that grilled cheese sandwiches are created in a skillet -- with lots of butter and lots of love. But when you've got more than a couple people to feed, and if you all want to eat together, making grilled cheese the traditional way gets to be a little tricky (read: impossible). That's …

Pasta with Pesto, Shrimp, and Cured Ham

6 Servings<p>A version of this recipe helped chef Danny Bowien win the Pesto World Championship in Italy in 2008. He was kind enough to let us adapt it a bit.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 thin slice of garlic<p>2 tablespoons pine nuts<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>4 cups (packed) fresh basil leaves<p>1 …

Avocado Toast with Lemon-Basil Aioli

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Kick up mayo with citrus and herbs to take an already perfect dish to the next level.</i><p>Avocado toast, …

Finalists: Your Best Warm Weather Soup

We've tested and tasted our way through the recipes for Your Best Warm Weather Soup, and have emerged with two promising finalists: Corn Soup with Tofu Larb by Colleen Rose and Watermelon Gazpacho with Mint and Feta by Heather Morris. Here's where you come in: We want to know which finalist will …

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Feed your entire family on $5: Enchiladas, roasted chicken, more

Delicious home cooked meals for your family don't require you spending big bucks at the grocery story. In fact, Erin Chase, "The $5 Dinner Mom" says it can cost you $5. Here, she shares her recipes for slow cooker black bean enchiladas, citrus-rosemary roasted chicken and pork chops with …

Interview With Zoe Nathan, Author of Huckleberry

Zoe Nathan is the chef-owner of Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe. Along with her husband, Josh Loeb, they also run Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen. Huckleberry is beloved throughout Santa Monica for its American-style comfort food and lines out the door aren't uncommon. As such, it was only …

5 Ways to Use Shrimp Paste

Get a head start on everyone else by mastering using shrimp paste at home with these incredible recipes.<p><i>We asked chefs to peek into their crystal</i> …

Community Picks -- Warm Weather Soup

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Warm Weather Soup contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read …

The Best Doughnuts. Ever.

<i>Every week on Food52, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Adrienne Kane of Nosheteria gives us the best doughnuts, ever.</i><p>Growing up, my grandma had a pot that was simply known as "the doughnut pot.” Grandma used this …

New Stonehenge Discovery: What Took So Long?

Checking in on the latest theories on the world’s most mysterious piece of prehistoric architecture.<p>An extensive scan of the area surrounding Stonehenge has uncovered more than a dozen new monuments, adding to the scant information archeologists have been able to determine about the world’s most …