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Watch these videos and learn how to cut an onion and pineapple like a pro

Did you know chopping onions and pineapple the wrong way can affect the way your dishes taste?<p>But now you never need to make that mistake again, thanks to these basic techniques from James Briscione, director of culinary development at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York.<p>Watch these …


How to Totally Ruin (or Upgrade!) Your Pasta Salad

Is making pasta salad itself a mistake? Not if you follow our tips on upgrading this summertime picnic staple<p>Some might say the most common mistake in making pasta salad is, well, making pasta salad. And given the pasta salads of our youth—tri-colored spirals of fusilli, clammy and cold, swimming …

The Italian Cookbook for Beginners: Over 100 Classic Recipes with Everyday Ingredients

• <b>Author:</b> Salinas Press<p>Italian food is the ultimate comforting home-cooked cuisine. Full of rich, robust flavors, enticing aromas, and exuberant colors, homemade Italian cuisine is a celebration of love for both food and family. With The Italian Cookbook for Beginners, you won't need to travel far …

Cupcake Recipes

How to Assemble a Layer Cake

With the proper tools and techniques, you can master the assembly of a gorgeous layer cake. Read on for our full set of instructions.<p>Seen here: Tender Lemon Cake and Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Classic Cake Recipes

Serious home bakers will want to master these crowd-pleasing recipes for cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and more.<p>First up: What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!

Yellow Butter Cupcakes

Classic yellow butter cupcakes got perfectly with a variety of frostings -- from Chocolate Ganache Glazes to our classic Seven-Minute Frosting.

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Our Most Spectacular Strawberry Recipes

<b>Strawberries are sugar-sweet, affordable, and omnipresent -- even if you can't pick your own, you'll find pints and quarts of them at roadside stands and red seas of them in the produce aisle. Make these delectable berries the star in breakfast dishes, desserts, and even salads.</b><p>Strawberry Basics<p><b>In</b> …

5 Mistakes People Make When Cooking Lentils

Never miss an opportunity to add more flavor to your lentils -- they can take a LOT.<p><i>by Danielle Walsh</i><p>Lentils: They're healthy and hard to screw up. You should be cooking them all the time, especially for a quick, easy, guilt-free lunch. But you can bring these humble legumes to new heights by …

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How to Make Dairy-Free, Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

This'll change the way you think about vegan ice cream forever.<p><i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, 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: Ashley McLaughlin from Edible Perspective's homemade coconut milk ice</i> …

Ice Cream

5 Next-Level Sammies You Gotta Try

Goodbye, crustless P.B.&J. <b>Au revoir, honey-baked ham and swiss</b>. It's about time somebody took lunch to the next level.<p>Today, five of L.A.'s top …


Grilling: Foil-Wrapped Potatoes With Shallots, Lemon, and Thyme

I've prepared potatoes in more ways than I can count, but no matter how deep down the recipe hole I go, it seems like there's always something new to explore. Lucky for me, I can't think of many main courses that wouldn't be made just a bit happier with a pile of spuds sitting alongside.<p>On the …

5 Mistakes No Host Should Ever Make

These mistakes can turn a party from fun to flop in a short amount of time.<p>For some, entertaining can be effortless. You've attended enough parties to know what you love about them. Your host or hostess creates a warm and inviting home, the food is excellent, and your cup appears to be bottomless. …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>A change in seasons always prompts the desire to switch gears. Whether you're cleaning and organizing your pantry or mastering a new cooking …

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The 6 Biggest Salad Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From underseasoning to overdressing, it's surprisingly easy to ruin a salad. Watch out for these 6 common mistakes, and you can avoid this sad fate<p>Salads are supposed to be light, bright, and full of life—but too often, they hit the table flat, limp, and soggy, with all the good stuff sunk at the …

Healthy Eating

Cook Like a Pro: 11 Ways to Make a Restaurant-Quality Meal at Home

Ever wonder how restaurants bring that extra oomph to every dish? We asked the country's best chefs to spill their secrets. Your home cooking will never be the same again<p><b>Burnt Citrus:</b> For cocktails, char thin slices, then muddle (and garnish) as normal.• <b><br>Toasted Barley Risotto with Spinach and Herb</b> …