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If You Thaw Your Steaks Before Cooking, You're Doing It Wrong

You're in the mood for steak and have some choice cuts in the freezer -- what's your first step?<p>If you answered "thaw the steaks," prepare to have your mind <i>and</i> palate blown, because you've been doing it wrong according to Dan Souza, Senior Editor of Cook's Illustrated.<p>In this video above from …

three-ingredient summertime salsa

There’s nothing worth eating in Texas that Lisa Fain can’t teach you to make better in your own kitchen, from perfect, simple carnitas, kolaches, and …

Whip Up A Perfect Bowl of Pasta

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Shane Solomon's Spaghetti with Butter and Parm</b> <i>Pizzeria Stella, Philadelphia</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><b>This dish is not about coating spaghetti with sauce</b>. It's about incorporating the two — letting the starch from the pasta enrich the sauce and the sauce soak into the …

Cheese

How to Make a Knockout Chili Without a Recipe

How to Cook With Booze

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Think of alcohol</b> as an extract, meant to give you concentrated flavor, not a buzz. Generally, the higher the alcohol content, the later in the process you add it. Note: When adding spirits, pull the pan away from the heat and don't pour straight from the bottle. So …

Alcohol

Cook the Whole Fish You Just Caught

Marcus Nilsson<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Bryan Caswell's Whole Fish</b> <i>Reef, Houston</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><i>Tip: Most whole-fish recipes call for dry roasting — stuffing with herbs and baking. But it usually turns out exactly that: dry. Caswell poaches fish in its liquidy natural habitat.</i><p><b>This is a</b> …

Seafood

Something to Cook: Peninsula Grill's Oysters Rockefeller

Something to Cook: Tortilla Española

<i>Published in the January 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Haidar Karoum, Estadio, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Tortilla española</b> is the national dish of Spain, and making it is an inherited skill: You learn the inversion technique at the knee of another cook, standing by and admiring the economy and fluidity of the motion until …

Onions

Something to Cook This Sunday: A Gravlax Recipe You Can Make in 4 Hours

<b>Gravlax isn't hard to make at home.</b> No, the trouble with gravlax — salmon that has been cured in a mixture of salt, sugar, dill, and white peppercorns (but not smoked) — is that traditional recipes require you to bathe the fish in a dry salt and sugar-cure for up to three days. Who has that kind of …

Seafood

How to Cook an Entire Salmon: Gill to Tail

<b>We dare you to find a restaurant</b> that doesn't lay claim to its "farm-to-table" mission. We get it. Chefs everywhere are sourcing from farms — although we're not sure where we thought they were getting these ingredients before. Add to the list of foodie buzzwords: nose-to-tail. Or perhaps you've …

Seafood

Why You Should Smoke Your Thanksgiving Bird

<b>Things you don't want on Thanksgiving:</b> cheap scotch, an argument with your father-in-law, a bland bird.<p>I can't buy your scotch or help with the in-laws. But I can solve your turkey problem: Smoke the damn thing.<p>Poultry, generally, likes fire and smoke. (Think grilled chicken.) Big birds, like …

BBQ

How to Salvage Burnt Food, Thanksgiving Edition

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>As the saying goes,</b> you can't unring a bell. But can you un-ruin burnt food? That's a good question, especially on Thanksgiving, …

Cooking

BBQ School | Cook Up Crispy Barbecued Chicken | Men's Health

More BBQ school notes to improve your final product:<p><i>Easy on the sauce, boss</i> – Apply a BBQ sauce to your meats too early and you’ll run the risk of an acrid-tasting dinner. That’s because the sugars in BBQ sauce can burn if exposed to heat for too long. Brush on the sauce only during the last stage …

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet …

Dessert

Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A simple pantry staple gets even simpler.</i><p>We didn't need pasta to get any simpler. But here it is: asking even less of our attention, patience, and time; dropping steps; and getting</i> …

Italian Food

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

Summer lends itself to any and every type of party, and accommodates any and every type of host: Want to smoke an entire pork shoulder, fuss over miniature tartlets, and hand-letter individual placecards? Go for it. Want to toss some pasta in a bowl, cook your meat while you sleep, and then drizzle …

Cooking

How to Make Parmesan Broth + 6 Ways to Use It

<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: Turn your Parmesan rinds into a flavorful base for soups, stews, and risottos.</i><p>A number of clever soup recipes -- like minestrone, for one -- ask you to …

Food Preservation

Aged Sriracha Hot Sauce Recipe • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

posted by on<p>Did you know that the Huy Fong company that makes the beloved “rooster sauce” sells 20 million bottles of its sriracha sauce a year …

Fig Leaf Coconut Rice

Claudia Schwartz is the lovely, charming proprietress of Bell'occhio, one of the establishments that makes San Francisco special. I see Claudia …

Watch Alton Brown's Complicated Grilled Cheese Method

Alton Brown will not abide by your Wonder bread and Kraft slices: In the latest installment of his Cook Smart video series, Brown eschews the usual "<i>griddled</i> sandwich containing some melted cheese" to present an actual grilled cheese sandwich <b>made on a charcoal grill</b>.<p>The recipe requires fresh-grated …

Fallout Vault Boy bobbleheads available for pre-order

Gaming Heads and The Bethesda Store are offering pre-orders for Fallout-themed, Vault Boy bobblehead collectibles.<p>The series features seven different figures; each Vault Boy stands five inches tall and is holding a different pose or item. Those interested can pick up a set of four for $55, or all …

Obamacare vs. Canada: Five key differences

Despite the partisan war in Washington that shut down the federal government this week, President Barack Obama has succeeded in implementing the first major health reform in the United States in nearly 50 years, as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect. Even though its …

Located 8,000 light-years from Earth, the Eta Carinae star system is captured in this stunning infrared image from NASA'S Spitzer Space Telescope. From a cosmic crash to a mini-eclipse—see our favorite photos from space: http://on.natgeo.com/14NNNly

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The Food Lab: How to Make Jerk Chicken at Home

GalleryThe Food Lab: How to Make Jerk Chicken at Home<p>I live my life with very few regrets, but the closest I've ever come was last winter when my best friend and I decided to try and find the worst bar in Detroit. Seems like an adventure worth having, right? It all started off swimmingly with moody …

Transform One Bunch of Cilantro into 6 Summer Dinners

<i>How to use your entire bunch of cilantro—stems and all—and make 6 summer dinners along the way.</i><p>One of the things I look forward to most in the summer is having a garden filled with fresh herbs, which allows me to cut only what I need, right when I need it. When cooler weather overtakes and my …

Sweet Corn

Make Yourself Some Chai

A hot cup of spicy chai is a fabulous way to start the day: allow no substitutes. It's also makes a great support to meditation. Getting hopped up on tea before meditating is a traditional practice. Some swear by green tea, which I like, but my favorite by far is Indian chai. Yet chai-making--the …