Robin Nolan

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The Secrets to Making Philadelphia's Best Panettone

While it's hard to begrudge any gifts brought to your house around the holidays, your standard boxed panettone can elicit groans similar to the ones you let out as a kid when opening another box of underwear or socks.<p>But most people haven't met great panettone. A matrix of lightly tart, yeasty …

Bordeaux: The Perfect Wine for Holiday Gifting

<i>We may have food down cold, but wine? This is where we'll conquer it. Join us; we don't want to drink alone.</i><p><i>Today: How to find the perfect bottle of wine for your host or hostess.</i><p>Giving gifts of wine at the holidays is, for me, like a year in review.<p>I start by reviewing all the interactions I’ve …

Sparkling Wine

The Best Juicer You Can Buy Is Surprisingly Affordable

We put at-home juicers through the BA Test Kitchen gauntlet to find the best.<p></head><i>Welcome to Test Drive, in which we subject kitchen tools and equipment to the rigor of the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen—then judge which ones perform best.</i><p>You could say juice is having a moment right now, thanks to …

Los Angeles

The New 'Butter Crayon' Isn't Actually New At All... But Toast Still Needs It Desperately

It's the best thing for sliced bread.<p>The Butter Crayon makes it astoundingly simple to slather butter onto foods of all kinds, lovingly encasing each stick in a silicone embrace, with a handy peephole at the end for dispensing dairy. The invention hit Kickstarter this month -- and after breaking …

The cutting edge of a knife is totally invisible to the naked eye

That's a red blood cell on top of a knife's cutting edge. Now, we know we can't see a red blood cell with our naked eyes. It's too tiny. But we think …

Knives

What Exactly Is Molasses, Anyway?

Around the holidays you see a lot of foods and ingredients that you don't particularly eat a lot of the rest of the year. Eggnog, for one, but also gingerbread, peppermint and if you're in England, bread sauce and Christmas pudding. (If you aren't in England and have no idea what we just said, …

Food trends of 2015: get ready for 'souping' and coconut sugar

We gaze into our crystal ball to work out what we'll be eating in 2015, from cauliflower to coconut sugar<p><b>Coconut sugar</b><p>If 2014 was all about coconut water, next year will see coconut sugar take centrestage. Full of important nutrients like iron and zinc, coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index (a …

Food