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Whisks at the Ready! You're Making Homemade Mayo

We love the store-bought kind, but making it at home is so darn easy (when you follow these tips).<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Leigh Ramert Batten confesses an oily mess of an aioli</i> …

Recipes

Stop Using Plain Old Salt to Season Your Food

Why would you add saltiness only to your food when you can add complexity as well?<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>Where most chefs used to just reach for …

San Francisco

15 Quick Pickle Recipes To Get You Out of, Um, a Problem

Who you callin' tart?<p><b>Last-minute pickle cravings are real</b>, and to be caught with a pickle-less fridge is a fate worse than, well, not having eggs? For those times, we have these 15 funky-fresh recipes, ready in 30 minutes or fewer.

Onions

For Cod's Sake, Make These 20 Awesome Recipes Already

Meaty, flaky, firm, and affordable—this is a cod dream.<p><b>Even though salmon is often the most praised fish in the room, the Meryl Streep of fish, if you will, cod can't be beat.</b> The meaty, flaky, and firm fish holds up in soups, and is versatile enough to star in Spanish-style poaches or take a …

Cooking

An Epic 'Game of Thrones' Menu for Die-Hard Fans

Feast on pigeon pie, direwolf bread, and Sansa's lemon cakes.<p>When he signed on to work in the Test Kitchen of <i>Bon Appétit</i> magazine, senior food editor <b>Rick Martinez</b> probably didn't imagine that he'd one day be hunting for pigeons in New York City. But it comes with the territory—the territory of the …

Game of Thrones

Throw This One-Pot Dinner Party And Never Go Back

Creative director Alex Grossman lays down the rules for throwing a one-pot dinner party.<p>Creative director Alex Grossman knows that the best dinner party for the host <i>and</i> the guests is when the meal is a one-pot deal. It's simple, but awesome when done right. Below, he lays down the rules he likes to …

Violin

By Reader Request: Recipes from Boka, Jaleo, Alimento, and Ovenly

This month, our readers have a creamy wedge salad dressing, a coffee-rubbed steak, and a whole lotta Vegas on the mind.<p>This is <b>R.S.V.P.</b>, a monthly column in which <i>Bon Appétit</i> publishes recipes, requested by readers, from restaurants all across the country. These are real live readers with real live …

Blue Cheese

4 Ways to Fill Pierogies with Happiness, Bacon, and Other Stuff

In the time it takes to make spaghetti, you could be having pillows of kielbasa and sauerkraut. Here's how.<p>I don't discriminate when it comes to dumplings. Give me a generous plate of pretty much anything wrapped in a starchy, doughy casing and I will dive in with pleasure. But one star in the …

Cooking

The Japanese Breakfast You Can Actually Make on a Weekday Morning

A breakfast bowl worth making every morning, because the Japanese always seem to do it better.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>I only justified …

Breakfast

Austin City Guide

Texas

Spring Awakening: Fast and Fresh Recipes to Make This May

What says it's finally spring more than crunchy sugar snap peas, bright red radishes, fresh scallions topped on tiny fried toasts, and mint leaves in a sweet granita?<p>What says it's finally spring more than crunchy sugar snap peas, bright red radishes, fresh scallions topped on tiny fried toasts, …

Recipes

3 Recipes That Get You Legitimately Excited to Eat Salad

Salad should be substantial, craveable, and—honestly—fun to eat. Here’s how to get excited about raw veg.<p>Talk show hosts and writers of diet books always seem to be screeching about two things: Americans eat too much! And they don’t eat enough vegetables! As a lover of both overeating and …

Vegetables

Homemade Carnitas: A Step-by-Step Guide That Ends in Horchata Ice Cream

Celebrate the beauty of slow-cooked, crispy-edged, meltingly rich carnitas.<p>The first thing I do when I arrive in Mexico City is hit the nearest taco stand and order <i>dos tacos de carnitas, por favor</i>. This isn’t just any slow-cooked pork; it’s pork shoulder slowly simmered—no, <i>confited</i>—in rendered fat …

Mexican Food

Enjoy Spring's Most Perfect Veggie by Avoiding These Asparagus Common Mistakes

Are you prepping them too far in advance? Storing them wrong? Overcooking them to baby food mush? Here's the cure.<p>Bless the poor souls who have had to suffer through limp, overcooked, bland asparagus. Soggy spears rank way up there on our curated list of Worst Things in the World. It's one of the …

Asparagus

Craving Mexican Food? Head to Chicago (Really!)

On the shores of Lake Michigan, you’ll find the most authentic regional Mexican cooking in America. We asked three Chicago mom‑and-pops to share their coveted recipes.<p><i>Welcome to Eat Like a Local! From late-night burgers in Nashville to a life-changing date shake in Palm Springs, we traveled across</i> …

Mexican Food

The No-Cook Dish You’ll Be Bringing to Every Summer Party

There's no summer food like a Caprese salad. And no Caprese salad is easier to transport than this version.<p>Yes, we love stylish picnic gear, but when it comes to transporting the food itself, humble standard-issue plastic quart and pint containers—the kind your favorite takeout joint uses—are the …

Food

47 Shrimp Recipes for Grilling, Roasting, Boiling, and More

From shrimp and grits to jambalaya, here are 47 great shrimp recipes.<p><b>There are two chief reasons we really love shrimp</b>. First, it cooks in a flash. Second, shrimp can take on so many different flavors like a pro. From something spicy like chiles to something cooling like mint, shrimp loves it all. …

Seafood

All You Need to Make Barbecue Sauce Is This Formula

Cheaper, tastier, better: It's time to learn how to make homemade barbecue sauce.<p>A good sauce can save your backyard barbecue from charred yard bird to chicken wings so good, you could charge for 'em. The problem is that most store-bought barbecue sauces just aren't that stellar. They're …

BBQ

7 Ways Yams Can Be So Damn Sexy

It’s become painstakingly obvious that kale is so over. Just look at those curly leaves, tough stems, and that dark green color. Kale is like Gangnam Style and the Harlem Shake: So 2012. A new vegetable is all the rage these days: Yams. Aside from being extremely versatile, yams can be a game …

Emergency Pancake Syrup, a Simple Hack You'll Actually Use

I'd like to tell you I'm the sort of person who's tasted her way through every sugar shack in Vermont, that I know a guy who knows a guy across the border, that I skip past lesser grades in pursuit of the elusive "Canadian No. 3." I want to say those things because they're so much more romantic …

Carbon Dioxide

These Are Our Favorite Healthy Breakfast Habits

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then why is it so darn hard to be good at it? Hectic weekday mornings all too often result in …

12 Best Foods to Eat in the Morning

Despite what you may have heard, eating breakfast isn't necessary for everyone. In fact, skipping breakfast may be better than eating many unhealthy …

Nutrition

The Food Lab: A Quick Guide to Stuffing Omelettes

Diner-style omelettes are made for stuffing, but you can't just throw chopped vegetables into them willy-nilly and hope for the best. Omelettes cook fast—far too fast for fillings to do much beyond warm up a bit. So the key to great filled omelettes is to cook your fillings beforehand and have them …

Recipes

Avocado Toast Roulette

I feel nostalgic for the good old days when avocado toast was something novel, a little breakfast secret to share with friends. Avocado toast these …

All The Cool Kids Are Making Breakfast Braids

Braid your breakfast.<p>Servings: 6 Braids<p>8 eggs<p>1/2 cup heavy cream<p>Salt<p>Pepper<p>1/2 teaspoon onion powder<p>1/2 teaspoon garlic powder<p>2 sheet puff pastry<p>6 slices ham<p>6 slices cheddar cheese<p>1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)<p>1. Preheat oven 375ºF.<p>2. Add eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic …

Recipes

Easy Italian: Spring Frittata With Asparagus and Ramps

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>After going on at length about my love of French omelettes, it might seem like mastering their technique is my one and only omelette obsession. Which is mostly true. But I also love easy dishes that require minimal technique, …

Frittatas

Breakfast All Day: 25 Egg Recipes That Make Great Dinners

Eggs are an easy-to-prepare, affordable source of protein, which is why they're so popular for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all around the world. Japanese cuisine includes <i>oyakodon</i>, a bowl of rice topped with a warming mixture of dashi-simmered egg and chicken, and an easy Chinese dish pairs …

Recipes

9 Smoothies for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Try these delicious recipes to keep your skin clear and gorgeous. Bonus: You probably have some of the key ingredients in your fridge already. —Willa Tellekson-Flash<p>Courtesy of Dishing Up the Dirt<p>Courtesy of Things I Made Today<p>Hydration, hydration, hydration. The cucumber in this …