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Bruschetta with Caramelized Tomatoes and Ricotta

When tomatoes are at their peak in late summer, we like to use them in every dish we can, from fresh tomato sauces to gazpacho to tomato frittatas. But there’s no better way to enjoy them, we think, than on one of the simplest dishes possible, tomato bruschetta. Here, we take bruschetta up a notch …

Recipes

The Summer Bucket List: 25 Recipes We Want to Make Before September Hits

The BA staff sounds out on the recipes we’ve got to make before the clock strikes fall and we all turn into pumpkin bread.<p>OH GOD, IT WENT BY SO FAST. Just yesterday it was Memorial Day and BOOM, suddenly every doctor you try to make an appointment with is on vacation, “back to school” sales shove …

Cooking

25 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

Cooking

44 No-Cook Recipes for Hot Summer Nights

You don’t need to turn the stove or the oven on for these recipes, from a bright green gazpacho to a classic caprese salad.<p>When it‘s pushing 90 degrees, the sun’s blazing into your windows, and not even a cold shower will give you refuge from the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on your …

Food

The newest must-visit place for people who love wine is a little-known region most Americans have never heard of

In the past year, the Jura has suddenly entered the mainstream. In Stephanie Danler's smash hit novel, <b>Sweetbitter</b>, Tess's emotionally charged education is kick-started with a "blur of satisfaction" by a glass of Jacques Puffeney's troussau. A bottle of Jura vin jaune that was bottled two years …

Wine

How to Safeguard Camp Snacks From Furry Bandits

Whether it’s your annual family campout, a backcountry backpacking adventure, or just a weekend under the stars, if you’ve been to a park, you’ve seen the signs: “Do Not Feed the Wildlife.” Well guess what, Yogi Bear? We weren’t planning on sharing our picnic baskets, anyway!<p>But the problem isn’t …

National Parks

A 5-Minute Trick to Keep Your Kitchen Smelling So Fresh, So Clean

So, your kitchen stinks. It’s fine! It happens! We’re all human! We all have trash!<p>But sometimes that stench refuses to go away—it seems to be coming from the trash can area. It sticks around like that Cranberries song that I can’t seem to get out of my head. You change your trash bag. You change …

Cleaning

7 Easy, Pro Tips to Create Magical Outdoor Lighting

<i>Welcome to Your Home Outdoors, our summertime series on tips and tricks that'll help you live your best life outside―no matter the size of your space! So pull up a chair, grab a glass of something icy-cold, and join us.</i><p>If you’ve been spending summer evenings outdoors, you already know that there …

Decorations

How to Stop Fresh Basil From Wilting (& Making You Miserable)

Basil: Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.<p>It may be the herb that turns ordinary salads, sauces, and sandwiches into <i>summer</i> salads, sauces, and sandwiches, but it’s also a ticking time bomb: <b>The very second I buy it from the market, it slouches and slumps.</b> Its arms are touching its toes before …

Spices

13 Greek-Inspired Dishes to Enjoy From Sunrise to Sunset

Vefa Alexiadou literally wrote the book on Greek cuisine with her 700+ page tome, <i>Greece: The Cookbook</i> (previously published as <i>Vefa's Kitchen</i>). It's our Cookbook Club's book for the month of August, and members are already noting that it has a dual purpose—they can use it for weight-lifting while …

Weightlifting

How to Make Southern-Style Sweet Tea

Dare we suggest sweet tea tastes even better with our <b>Essential Glass Beverage Dispenser with Infuser</b> and <b>Nito Beverage Dispenser Base</b>? Southern states take tremendous pride in their sweet tea, which is always iced. You can order it “sweet” or “unsweet” as a standard accompaniment to lunch, but when …

Tea

Perfect Beer Pairings for 12 of Our Favorite Summer Recipes

We asked a brewer, a bar owner, and a chef to pair beers with some prime summer recipes. They did not disappoint.<p>Having a spread of grilled summer masterpieces? That’s nice. Having a beer to pair with each expertly grilled dish? That’s the mark of a true enthusiast. And yes, we’re true …

Cooking

One Bowl, No Measurements: Chocolate Cake, As Easy As Can Be

At first glance, this bare bones recipe may look like something from a technical challenge on Great British Bake Off, but the absence of measurements <i>is</i> intentional. This is what I like to call a “no-measure cake” (as in, no measuring spoons or cups needed), and the recipe is so foolproof it’ll turn …

Dessert

Here's Photo Proof That You Really Should Wash Your Leafy Greens

A few years ago, I took home a cicada that was hiding in a bunch of curly kale from a grocery store in Harlem. This past fall, I found <i>six</i> bugs in a bunch of escarole from the farmers market (some dead, some alive). And over the weekend, I spotted a snail (a live snail!) on a bunch of purple kale at …

Farmers Market

We Tested 5 Pie Crusts to Find the Easiest, Flakiest & Best-Tasting

Are you the type who breaks into hives the minute you think about rolling out pie dough? Or the one who stays calm and cool, your pin gliding across the dough like a Ferrari down the Italian coast?<p>(Or are you the type who's really in it for the eating, not the making? You're welcome here, too. Come …

Baking

A Creamy, No-Mayo Potato Salad With a Surprise Ingredient

A picnic without potato salad is like Thanksgiving without stuffing. It’s quintessential summertime grub. It’s hard to imagine a red-checkered tablecloth draped over a picnic table without a giant bowl of potato salad weighing it down.<p>The only problem with classic creamy potato salad is that it …

This Fancy 4-Ingredient Party Starter is Secretly Cheaper Than Making Onion Dip

<i>Every week in Genius Recipes—often with your help—Food52 Creative Director and lifelong Genius-hunter Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that will change the way you cook.</i><p>The very best dinner party starters aren’t just there to buy you time to get the rest of dinner buttoned up (or, conversely, …

Onions

How I Break Down a Lobster (Without Losing a Finger or My Mind!)

I am not a lobster expert. Raised in a kosher household, I cooked my first lobster when I was 19 years old and alone in my college dorm for Thanksgiving. I’d been reading <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i> in my non-school reading time, and, averse to offal, decided that lobster was the fanciest …

Lobster

The Most Popular Recipe in Every State, According to Google

Alas, that summer darling, July 4th, has come and gone. This week, many of us gathered in our backyards (or indoors in the A/C) to celebrate summer and family and a lot of really good food. Everyone’s got their go-tos, the stalwarts they turn to every year. And while each family, even each family …

The One-Ingredient Trick to Make Any Bad Melon Much, Much Better

Melons hold so much promise. Their thick outer shell—be it green and striped, or tan and crackly like the desert floor—hides a sweet, tantalizing mystery. They bulb up on the ends of vines like basketballs swollen by the press of a foot pump.<p>During the summer, I can imagine no better dessert than a …

3 Very Practical Things to Consider When Planning Your Wedding Menu

Wedding season is upon us, and that might mean your summer weekends are dotted with plans to celebrate loved ones' nuptials, near and far. Good food, dancing, merriment—who doesn't love a good wedding? And as a guest, you reap the benefits of months-long planning behind the scenes: The happy couple …

This Crispy Prosciutto & Juicy Melon Salad Is Summer at Its Finest

“It looks good. It tastes good. It’s <i>easy</i>,” Ina Garten says. “My kind of no-cooking cooking!”<p>She’s wearing her signature button-up, talking about prosciutto-wrapped melon, working in her Hamptons kitchen. This was 15 years ago. But really, what’s the difference between then and today:<p>Ina Garten, …

This “Perfect Avocado” Takes 5 Minutes & Is Almost too Pretty to Eat

<i>We've partnered with California Avocados to share recipes that embrace the California approach to cooking fresh and local. For Heather Sperling, one half of Botanica restaurant in Los Angeles, that means celebrating Southern California produce in dishes that draw inspiration from global flavors.</i> …

A Crisp, Tangy Watermelon Salad for Sticky Summer Nights

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we’re making the effort to revisit some good-as-gold recipes. Today, we're revisiting a bold watermelon salad perfect for summertime cravings.</i><p>One of my very favorite summer treats is a simple wedge of watermelon. Ideally, it's …

8 Outdoor Essentials to Make Any Backyard Feel as Cozy as Your Living Room

<i>Welcome to Your Home Outdoors, our summertime series on tips and tricks that'll help you live your best life outside―no matter the size of your space! So pull up a chair, grab a glass of something icy-cold, and join us.</i><p>We spend a lot of time thinking about how to decorate our homes to reflect our …

Cold Brew Iced Tea Is the Summer Habit We Just Can’t Kick

Is homemade iced tea <i>ever</i> as good as you want it to be?<p>For me, the answer to that question has always—at least, until recently—been no. Once upon a time, my iced tea routine was either needlessly uncertain or needlessly complicated. I’d make concentrated hot tea and pour it over ice, just <i>hoping</i> it …

4 Dream Destinations Where the Food Is Reason Enough to Visit

Travel website, Fathom, recently released their Travel Awards, a ranking of the sites, places, and spaces they consider to be some of the best in the world. As I’ve been flipping through some of their choices, I can feel a fever coming on. A travel fever, that is.<p>Fathom really knows how to put …

Meet Gazpacho's Smoother, More Luscious Cousin

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we’re making the effort to revisit some stellar recipes from our community. Today's summery soup comes from longtime Food52er Caitlin Gunther Raux.</i><p>Back when I lived in Madrid, my roommate from Sevilla showed me how to make <i>salmorejo</i> …

This Lazier-Than-Pesto Sauce Is Here to Zing Up Any Meal

For the twenty years I’ve been teaching people how to cook, most of my students have come to the cutting board with a misconception that they are somehow <i>supposed</i> to have some kitchen skills, like how to roast a chicken or the difference between a chop and a mince.<p>The idea that cooking is intuitive …

8 Tricks for Swoopy, Fluffy, Long-Lasting Whipped Cream

<i>We've partnered with Vitamix to share recipes, videos, and tips that bring a touch of excitement and innovation to tried-and-true dishes. Up next, a dessert essential: whipped cream!</i><p>Don't weep, whipped cream, it's all going to be alright. Sure, you have a tendency to lose your spine as you sit out …