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Marshmallow Science

In honor of my official addiction to City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival this month, I set out on a culinary quest: to make the ideal, healthy, homemade marshmallow. After all, the classic Jet-Puffed pack of white Styrofoam puffs just wouldn't do the trick for my daily fills of Vietnamese Cinnamon …

White Bean and Kale Soup with Sausage Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Soup is so warm and comforting and perfect it makes me want to change the lyrics …

Pesto Trapanese (Almond and Tomato Pesto)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Sicily's take on pesto is a fresh, refreshing almond and tomato sauce.</i><p>This delicate, refreshing pesto is named for its birth place, the town of …

Salads For the Reluctant Salad Eater

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Salads, for even the most reluctant of you.</i><p>In the …

4 Secret Butcher's Cuts to Try

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're letting you in on the secret cuts that butchers have been</i> …

How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls at Home

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: DIY takeout has never been easier -- it’s time to spring (roll) into action.</i><p>It’s easy to buy pre-made fresh spring rolls from your favorite takeout …

How to Make Italian Ice at Home

<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: Italian ice is just the thing to cool down summer's sweatiest days. Thanks to Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, you don't have to stop at</i> …

How To Choose A Bank Account: 10 Things To Look For

<i>This is part 1 of a pair of articles on getting a better bank. Read here for the second story, “How To Switch Banks In 5 Easy Steps.”</i><p>On a recent vacation with friends, I was shocked to discover some of them were paying monthly maintenance fees for their checking accounts.<p>And they are not alone: 45% …

Can investors win in a new era of accounting?

Like an operating system runs a computer, revenue makes a company go; nothing happens until somebody sells something. But big changes over global …

Summer Squash Soup + Brown Butter Tomatoes

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Summer vegetables as they were meant to be.</i><p>Last week we brought you summer fruit for dinner. This week, we bring you summer …

All About Smoking + A Pulled Pork Sandwich

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: A smoky, fuss-free pulled pork sandwich -- just in time for barbecue season.</i><p>The barbecue we know today is a far cry from …

Zucchine alla Scapece

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A zingy way to use up summer's abundant zucchini, direct from Naples.</i><p>The Venetians have <i>saor</i>, the Piedmontesi have <i>carpione</i>, the Spanish have</i> …

Paul Greenberg on the State of American Seafood

<i>We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming books, favorite food memories, and just about everything else.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Paul Greenberg, s</i><i>eafood expert extraordinaire and author of American Catch, schools us on the fishy state of our food system, and how to make sure</i> …

How to Make a Vinaigrette Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Associate Editor Kenzi Wilbur holds vinaigrettes near and dear to her heart. This is how she makes</i> …

How to Make Strawberry Sorbet Without an Ice Cream Maker

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice shows us how easy it is to make sorbet at home -- no fancy equipment required.</i><p>Sensational Strawberry Sorbet is child’s play. It takes fewer minutes (not counting …

8 Spring Soups

Soup misses you. It remembers the days when it was your kitchen champion, when it kept you warm at night in the dead of winter. But the minute spring arrived, you abandoned it. You turned to salads, to everything grilled and blanched. You had a heartbreaking fling with pastas.<p>Despite your …

How to Make Bubble Tea at Home

<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: Molly Yeh from My Name is Yeh makes iced tea fun again with the addition of boba.</i><p>Let me tell you about my relationship with textures: Since the …

4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved. Every other Saturday, we'll roundup the most recent winners.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got four more recipes to add to our …

8 Shrimp Dinners

Shrimp, the underdog. Relegated to appetizer food, it awaits the fate of a drenching in overly-sweet cocktail sauce or a mashing into fried patties along with its crustaceous brethren. Its name flung as an insult on schoolyard playgrounds, shrimp even takes a beating outside the kitchen.<p>Needless to …

How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Why you should start brining your meat -- and how to start.</i><p>Have you ever suffered the travesty that is a dry, tasteless chicken breast? Or tried to cut …

27 Genius Recipes for the Grill

It's official now: we've hit the season where all we want to do is cook and eat (and swim and cannonball) outside. And—nothing against burgers and steaks—but with the whole hot yawn of summer stretched out ahead, we could use a few more genius ways to work our grills. Here are 27.<p>Because, on your …

Nintendo's Original Game Boy Turns 25

On April 21, 1989, Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan. It was built like a brick and rendered a mixture of black and gray pixels on a muddy green background. The console wasn’t light, slender or powerful, but it was the trigger for a new culture around video games and changed people’s …

Inflight Internet is About to Get Faster: Gogo Introduces 2Ku Satellite-Based Communication

Inflight internet in the United States is often constrained by two variables: bandwidth and coverage area. Gogo, the internet provider for the lion’s share of today’s flights, operates most connections on an air-to-ground (ATG) network, and if a flight goes out of range of one of those antennas, …

1 Bag of Red Quinoa, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: It's time to develop a deeper, more nuanced relationship with quinoa -- watch Melina Hammer turn one batch</i> …

How to Save an Overly Salty or Spicy Dish

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Next time you over-season your dish, don't panic -- just follow these tips.</i><p>We've all been there. You're expecting guests at any moment, you've just …

The New (Modern) Marble Cake is Made with Olive Oil

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice gives the marble cake of your childhood an adult makeover.</i><p>This is not the marble cake of your childhood! Even if the cake of memory was delicious, this one is …

Toasted Coconut Panna Cotta with Hibiscus and Pomegranate Recipe

This recipe for panna cotta takes a bit of advance planning in order to set the layer of hibiscus <i>gelee</i> and pomegranate over the top of the coconut custard, but is well worth the extra time.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided1/4 …

Redeeming Green Soup with Lemon and Cayenne

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 15 mins<br>• Cook Time: 45 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour<br>• Yield: 6<br>• Category: Soup<p>★★★★★<p>5 from 26 reviews<p>A super fresh and healthy …

13 Quinoa Recipes for Morning, Noon, and Night

With chia seeds popping up in the breakfast aisle and kale on every corner, it's easy to think that we're living in the superfood golden days. While it's true that people ate berries, salmon, and dark leafy greens long before marketing geniuses came up with the concept of superfoods, it's also …

Roasted Endives + Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Go out with a bang and make this Monday night dinner a meal to remember.</i><p>For centuries, poets, artists, and philosophers the world …