Mohammed al-Busaidi

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The Genius Trick for Magically Creamy Scrambled Eggs (in 15 Seconds)

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Finally! Soft, custardy scrambled eggs for people who don't have the time—or patience—for low-and-slow.</i><p>There are so many decisions confronting scrambled egg …

Fishing for Somen: How I Hosted a Japanese Backyard Noodle Party in My Studio Apartment

Hot summer days call for water sports, and in Kyoto and Kagoshima, Japanese families cool down with an aquatic diversion one called <i>nagashi somen</i>. It translates to "flowing noodles," and involves being very dexterous with somen, the thin wheat noodles traditionally eaten ice-cold.<p>Families split …

Even Spies Hate Stale Bread: Secrets Of The CIA Cafeteria

<b>This week's episode of The Sporkful podcast is up! Listen through the player and subscribe in iTunes.</b><p>At the CIA you need a security clearance just to …

carrot soup with tahini and crisped chickpeas

It’s the first week of January, so I am going to go out on a limb and guess that no fewer than 52 percent of you are gnawing on a carrot stick right …

ginger fried rice

According to my calendar — the one I believe I just looked at for the first time since last September, when someone made my life go all date- and …

spicy caramel popcorn

Yesterday was brutally cold and windy in New York City and although I generally tune out when people complain about being bored, I was. I admit it. …

24 Egg Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Cooking

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

Common Mistakes to Avoid and Tips to Follow for the Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

Making scrambled eggs isn't exactly rocket science—but our test kitchen has outlined a few surprising ways you might be getting it wrong.<p>For many young cooks, a pan of scrambled eggs is the first dish they master. But after we crack those first few eggs, it's probably a technique we don't think …

Breakfast

The Sort-of-Secret Way to Prevent Cut Apples from Browning

I am all about apple slices, which makes packing up a healthy fresh fruit snack a bit of a challenge since the slices tend to start browning almost …

Fruit

Dorie Greenspan's Hot (and Cold) Chocolate

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect from-scratch hot chocolate -- and a cozier Valentine's Day -- is just 3 pantry ingredients and 10 minutes away.</i><p>Think about trying to get a …

Everything You Need to Know About Balsamic Vinegar

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Don't get sour about balsamic vinegar. Learn to navigate the labels!</i><p>Ever find yourself at the grocery store hoping to buy balsamic vinegar but have no …

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Tahini

<i>Today: Tahini isn't just for hummus. Here are five ways to use this savory and smooth sesame seed spread to its full potential.</i><p>As far as spreads go, tahini isn’t much to look at. It’s beige, gloppy, and it often has a yellowish layer of oil floating on top. It is likely sitting in the back of your …

Stuff Your Avocado Shell with This Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

Need a new make-ahead lunch to take to work? I certainly do. This simple salad consists of red quinoa, peppers, beans, avocado, cilantro, and spices, …

Healthy Eating

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: What Happens When a Restaurant Dies

More<p>How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn<p>More tales from the restaurant industry<p>There are many reasons why a restaurant can die. The building's structure is unsafe. The Department of Health closes you down. Storms damage your equipment, crippling your cash flow. The IRS comes after you …

Real Estate

Harold Dieterle's Potato, Fig, and Leek Gratin

Potato dishes are a no-brainer winter dish, but an original potato preparation is hard to come by. That's why we love this potato, fig, and leek gratin from Harold Dieterle of New York restaurants Perilla and Kin Shop. The gratin is perked up by the bright bite of dried figs, a pleasantly sweet …

Why I Don't Cook "Light," "Diet," or "Healthy" Recipes

I have been known to say that any cookbook is a weight loss book, because I strongly believe that cooking for yourself at home is the best way to …

Nutrition

The Food Lab: Rethinking Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff, when done right, is one of those magical dishes that acts and tastes like a stew, but is actually a quick-cooking dish in disguise. With just about 45 minutes in the kitchen, you can make a dish that comes packed with tender meat and rich, deep, rib-sticking flavors that taste like …

Why Diners Are More Important Than Ever

So there I was, sitting at the counter of the Lexington Candy Shop, not really trying to mind my own business. I was thoroughly enjoying my pancakes with crispy edges, my softly scrambled eggs made in a pan, and my still-pliant bacon with still more crispy edges, when I overheard the following …

Edward Hopper

14 Great Dips for Game Day

Gallery14 Great Dips for Game Day<p>If you're watching football, it's essential to have the perfect dip on hand. When tensions are running high, you need to be able to reach your chip into a delicious dip without peeling your eyes away from the screen. You need to know it'll be just right: gooey, …

Cooking

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

herbed tomato and roasted garlic tart

I had a friend in town this week and just when we were at the point in the conversation when we’d usually pick a place to meet for lunch, something …

Recipe: Freezer-Friendly Spinach Feta Breakfast Wraps

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until the whites and yolks are completely combined. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add enough butter or …

Breakfast

Warm Kimchi Bowl + Blueberry Lemon Cake

<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: Focus your attention away from side dishes and salads and onto what really matters -- dessert.</i><p>This kimchi rice bowl has all of the …

6 Wise Things to Know When Starting a Food Business

What does it actually take to start a food business — large or small? We're intensely curious about the actual life that happens behind the scenes of …

Small Business

Hummus and Mint Veggie Burgers

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: A vegan veggie burger that even carnivores will love.</i><p>From the many cookouts I've attended this summer, I've gleaned that people usually eat veggie burgers for …

Meet Bostock, Our New Favorite Pastry

This French toast-like pastry is packed with walnuts and topped with figs—perfect for brunch.<p>What's a bostock, you ask? Here's what you need to know: It's similar to French toast in texture, packed with walnuts, and topped with sweet, glazed figs. Very delicious; very brunch-friendly.<p>Get the …

Breakfast

A Yogurt Primer

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Meet some of yogurt's relatives -- Greek yogurt, skyr, and labneh -- and introduce them to your kitchen, if you haven't yet already.</i><p>Not so long ago, a …

The Truth About Hot Dogs—Plus 2 Ways to Dress Them Up

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Hot dogs get dressed up for the ball -- two ways.</i><p>Ever since the …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

Healthy Eating