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How to Make Macaroni and Cheese 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: Macaroni and cheese expert Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make this American classic -- and a top</i> …

Cooking

Persimmon Bruschetta Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Persimmon is one of my favorite colors, I even used persimmons to decorate the tables at my wedding ( I figure I have 6 months before I have to stop mentioning that I just got married whenever possible). Needless to say I had many persimmons to play with a few months ago, and this was …

Recipes

The "Jumpin' Monkey" Recipe on Food52

• 2 very ripe bananas, cut into chunks and frozen<br>• Two 2-ounce shots of espresso (or 4 ounces strong coffee), cooled<br>• 1/2 cup Greek yogurt<br>• 6 ounces milk, plus more as needed<br>• 1 tablespoon (heaped) cocoa powder<br>• 1 tablespoon honey (optional)<p>Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and …

Recipes

WRAP CROP TOP DIY

Jeremy and I have finally returned from our four-month stint in Europe. While I’ll miss the travelling, excellent food and magical sunsets, it’s …

AFRICAN PLEATED SKIRT DIY

It’s funny how words can transport one back in time. The words “Out of Africa” remind me of a day in the mid-80s when, as a child in Cape Town, I was …

Homemade Ricotta and 11 Ways to Use It

If the question is "Can you put ricotta on that?" the answer here at Food52 is usually yes.<p>Ricotta is the Renaissance cheese: It can skew savory or sweet, top pastas and toasts, and add depth to cakes and ice creams. We've been known to eat it straight from the spoon, like some people do with …

8 Ways to Upgrade Your Gin and Tonic

Here, eight ways to dress up and remake one of the world’s greatest drinks.<p>There’s nothing simpler than a classic gin and tonic. But the old-school …

25 Books to Read Before You Die - Powell's Books

A few months back, one of our customers sent us a special request for a list of 10 books we felt everyone absolutely must read in his or her …

TED-Ed Blog

The world’s problems demand bold, new solutions, so today’s children need to develop open, agile minds. Composer Anthony Brandt and neuroscientist …

Weekend Project - 10 Weaving Tutorials and DIYS http://www.poppytalk.com/2014/08/weekend-project-10-weaving-tutorials.html

Knitting and Crochet Tip: Select the Perfect Yarn Texture for Your Project

When picking out yarn, many knitters and crocheters focus on color and fiber content, but yarn texture also plays a huge role in determining the look of a finished item. Pick the perfect ply for your next project with this handy yarn texture guide that Ashley Little shared on Craftsy!

Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce Recipe on Food52

Recipes

Gaza After the Bombardment

The 72-hour cease-fire agreed to by Israel and Hamas is set to expire tomorrow morning. As negotiators in Egypt work hard to extend the truce, Palestinians have been taking advantage of the relative peace to return to their homes and neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip, assessing the vast damage after …

Grilled Ham and Cheese with Pineapple Recipe

379<p>6Ingredients<p>┅Calories<p>15Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>servings:<p>USMETRIC<p>2 slices sandwich bread<br>• 2 slices swiss cheese<br>• 2 ounces sliced ham (thinly)<br>• 2 pineapple …

The Most Important Kitchen Tools to Bring to a Vacation Rental

Vacation rental kitchens aren't always up to snuff, so bring along these tools and ingredients to make sure you'll enjoy the best of the local produce<p>If you're anything like us, you travel to eat. Farm stands, cheese shops, butchers, bakeries—that's our kind of tourist attraction. And renting or …

Champagne Rhubarb Jelly Shots Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A sparkly Champagne base spiked with gin and lemon juice, topped with a sweet, tart, perfectly pink rhubarb float, all in a refreshing, juicy little square of jelly. —Anna Hezel<p><b>Makes: 30 squares</b><p><b>Rhubarb Syrup</b><p>1 pound rhubarb, cut into 1/4-inch pieces<br>• 1 cup lemon juice<br>• 1 cup water<br>• 2 cups …

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Amid Rising College Costs, A Defense Of The Liberal Arts

The price of a college education is soaring in America; so is the amount of student loan debt. President Obama has proposed regulations that would cap student loan payments at 10 percent of a graduate's income, and according to the latest Labor Department data, about a third of recent college …

The Sarah Palin Channel

Tomato Salad with Corn, Summer Squash and Roasted Onions Recipe on Food52

Beer Can Chicken Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Placing a beer can into the cavity of your dry-rubbed chicken may look silly, but it may be the most flavorful and juiciest chicken you've ever made. —Cara Nicoletti<p><b>Serves: 4</b><p>6 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed<br>• 1 tablespoon smoked paprika<br>• 1 tablespoon chili powder<br>• 1 tablespoon red …

BBQ

Gazpacho Panzanella + Corn and Barley Salad

<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: We're fighting salad-related misunderstandings, one dinner at a time.</i><p>It is not new information that cheese and wine get better with …

How to Make Gazpacho 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: Turn stale bread and rogue produce into a cool, refreshing gazpacho -- all without a recipe.</i><p>Remember that …

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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

Founders' Accents

August 2013<p>Recently <i>Inc</i> published an interview in which I said we'd noticed a correlation between founders having very strong foreign accents and …

How to Do What You Love

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>January 2006<p>To do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We've got …

What People Think of You Based on Your Photo

A new study pinpoints the facial features that contribute to others' snap judgments.<p>In his recent story on the analysis paralysis of online dating, <i>New York Observer</i> reporter Matthew Kassel wrote, "I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent swiping through Tinder, in a state of confused arousal, to …

“Vacation Sex”: A Poem by Dorianne Laux

<i>“Love is never finished expressing itself,”</i> philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his beautiful essay on poetic reverie, <i>“and it expresses itself better the more poetically it is dreamed.”</i> While love and sex might be worlds of ambiguity apart, one would hope this sentiment holds equally true of sex …