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A Toum Recipe For the Extra Garlicky Yogurt Sauce I've Loved All My Life

For Andy Baraghani, a hometown schwarma shop sparked a lifelong obsession.<p><i>This post is part of Andy Baraghani's Guide to Modern Middle Eastern Cooking. Get all his recipes, tips, and stories here.</i><p>When I was in my teens, old enough to drive myself around, I would rarely would go straight home after …

Cooking

Nigel Slater’s Middle Eastern recipes

Whether it’s braised lamb with turmeric or filo pastry with dried apricots, these delicious dishes sing with spice<p>We breakfasted each morning on soft sheets of warm bread, quince jam and spoonfuls of thick, sour cream. We cut wedges of chilled watermelon, squeezed sweet-sour oranges and cracked fat …

Food Preservation

11 Actually Easy Bread Recipes to Try at Home

Making bread at home for the first time? Super intimidating. But with a little practice and the right recipe, you can easily make some of your …

Breakfast

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Dessert

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

Countdown #1 Best Pie Crust Ever

Blend the flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and shortening; pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Drizzle 4 …

Baking

Ginormous Toaster Pastry

Love store-bought toaster pastries? You'll love this fun, giant version even more. The flaky, doughy breakfast treat takes only a few minutes to put …

Dessert

Our 30 Favorite Cooking Tips of 2017

Cooking

16 Vegetarian Mains for a Festive Holiday Table

The holidays can be be an isolating time for folks who don't eat meat—prime rib and glazed ham are wonderful festival centerpieces for meat-eaters, but anyone else is going to get stuck cobbling together a meal from side dishes. We don't think that leaving guests out of the most exciting part of …

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a tin of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These …

Cooking

9 Falafel Recipes That Will Get You Hooked on Mediterranean Meals

Have we mentioned that we love debunking the myth that store-bought is superior to homemade? You guessed it: When it comes to a falafel recipe, …

Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Caviar and truffles are all well and good, but nothing says “I’m pampering my guests” quite like a tray of hot, crisp gougères straight from the oven.<p>It isn’t because these French cheese puffs are expensive to make. They’re not. A humble mix of grated cheese, butter and flour, they’re among the …

Baking

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together brown sugar, melted butter, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt in a small bowl. Generously coat a …

The healthy sweet potato tots a famed chef’s family noshes on all winter

Noma may be Denmark’s most famous restaurant, but it turns out the locale’s legendary chef Rene Redzepi isn’t the only one in the family who’s a …

Recipe: Pull-Apart Challah Rolls

Pull-Apart Challah Rolls<p>Makes 15 rolls<p><i>For the dough:</i> <br>4 to 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour <br>1/4 cup granulated sugar <br>1 (1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast …

Baking

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies 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> These lemon lavender shortbread cookies are buttery and rich with delicate floral …

Dessert

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

15 Recipes That Prove Fall Is The Best Season For Baking

Here are some tasty treats to add to your holiday repertoire.<p>Whether you're all about apples, crazy for pumpkin, or just have an all-around sweet tooth, fall is the best time of year for baking. From warm cinnamon buns to bourbon-brown butter pecan pie, these cozy recipes will satisfy all your …

8 Meat-Free Mains For the Vegans and Vegetarians at Your Feast

If you're planning a big Christmas feast, you've probably got a few meaty and poultry mains in mind. While you plan, don't forget any possible vegans …

Recipes

The ultimate apple pie recipe

There's nothing quite like a perfect apple pie – Simon Hopkinson shares his recipe to help you get it just right.<p>The particular pie I cooked for the …

Baking

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Machu Picchu

29 Asian Noodle Recipes You'll Want to Slurp Up Immediately

You’ll find about a bajillion (only a slight exaggeration) recipes for pasta on Greatist, but today we’re shifting our noodle love to another …

15 Slow-Cooked Mac and Cheeses For When There's No Time For Stovetop

I feel very passionately about macaroni and cheese. I love making different versions for every season, subbing out different cheeses and pasta shapes, serving it casserole-style, in muffin form, or straight from the stovetop. However, I fully understand that sometimes there's no time for all that …

These Mashed Potatoes Are Basically Like Cream-Cheese Frosting

Whether it's with cream or extra butter, people are always looking for ways to make mashed potatoes as smooth and rich as they can be. Jeff Mauro, aka the Sandwich King, has a tater trick you'll wish you'd known about a long time ago: cream cheese. The ingredient's mild flavor and thick texture is …

Recipes

Cheese Sauce

Don't limit yourself to using this sauce on fries. Use it for macaroni and cheese, throw in some salsa and serve it with tortillas, or straight up drink it (yes, it is that good).<p>Makes 6 cups<p>Prep: 15 minutes<p>Total: 45 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon canola oil<p>½ onion, peeled and sliced ½ inch thick<p>6 …

Recipes

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Quick dessert: Easy little fruit pies

Just say the word “pot-pie” and you have my undivided attention. Most people think of pot-pies as savory, but my sweet tooth ushers me to dessert. …

Too hot to slave over the stove? Try these easy (and delicious) 20-minute recipes

Recipes

Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate-hazelnut spread is cleverly chilled, making it easier to use as a filling for these gooey, molten-center treats. Eat them warm or even …

Spice Up Your Next Grill-Out With These 11 Middle Eastern-Inspired Recipes

Barbecue recipes are delicious, and they’re a staple of many summer menus. But sometimes you just want to, shall we say, *spice* things up a bit. Now that fusion food (we’re looking at you, crotillas) is all the rage, adding flavors from exotic cuisines to otherwise standard American fare is not …

Healthy Eating