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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Bacon, the World's Most Perfect Food

There are some people out there committing truly heinous crimes against bacon. Don't be one of them. Avoid these common mistakes and enjoy the world's most perfect food.<p>Bacon is amazing. You know that. We know that. But just because it's already the world's most perfect food doesn't mean it's …

A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

These six classic Japanese recipes are full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make.<p>Leave the pristine sushi to the restaurants. Japanese home cooking is full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make. In other words, <b>the holy</b> …

Your Monday Lunch Break Reading List

Busy weekend? Here's what you may have missed on the site this weekend.<p>Sunday<p>Yes, Sarah told us: A coffee cake can be great without crumbs.<br>• And we came up with a list of the <i>truly</i> essential tools you need to cook almost anything.<p>Saturday<p>We debated: Are rainbow bagels—yes, rainbow—taking over the …

28 Genius Edible Holiday Gifts (with Semi-Handy Wrapping Tips)

<b>Things an edible gift will always do:</b> warm hearts, fill bellies, fuel holiday travel, get shared, spark conversation, inspire your loved ones to start making their own granola (or hot sauce or challah or macaroons), and disappear, leaving only happy memories.<p>Here are 28 Genius Recipes—along with</i> …

Cookie Science: How Does Baking Powder Affect My Cookies?

We'll get to the cookies, but first, a little history.<p>Baking powder is a two-in-one chemical leavening that combines a powdered alkali (sodium bicarbonate) with a powdered acid (originally, tartaric acid). When moistened in a dough or batter, a chemical reaction takes place that produces carbon …

Christmas Cookies

Cookies

6 Ways to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro

Make cookies so beautiful even Santa would stop to Instagram them.<p>For every reason there is to stuff your face with sugar cookies, there's a technique for decorating them. We spent a day with our resident baking pro, senior associate editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b>, who showed us six ways to deck out our …

Dessert

5 Facts You Probably Don't Know About Christmas Cookies

There's more to Christmas cookies than you might think.<p>Christmas cookies: You know you love them. You know they go great with a cold glass of milk …

Dessert

How to Find the Very Best Chocolate

I have a friend who doesn't like chocolate. She’ll go for pie first; bonus if it's fruit-filled. Anything lemony, she's there. But a square of solid, …

7 Secrets of Healthy Holiday Indulgence

How to savor the delights of cheese, chocolate, caramel, and meat in light, smart, delicious ways.

Food

Creative Baking Ingredient Swaps

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Recipes

The Best Hand (Immersion) Blenders

<i>Editor's Note: This review has been updated with notes on the non-winning models tested, in the section titled "The Competition."</i><p>A good immersion blender—also known as a hand blender or stick blender—can complement a well-equipped kitchen, offering a convenient alternative to dragging out a big, …

Kitchens

How to Make the Cookies from the Food52 Holiday Market

If you've visited our Food52 Holiday Market, you already know about the <b>free cookies</b>. If you haven't had the chance to visit (yet!), we'll fill you in: Next to the cash registers is a tray of cookies dreamed up by Amanda and Merrill, and next to that tray is a constant stream of people cooing and …

12 Mistakes To Avoid When Baking Your Thanksgiving Pie

The golden rule in pie baking is "make it cold, bake it hot." If this makes sense to you and it's a motto you follow, great. You're well on your way to baking -- and eating -- beautiful pies this Thanksgiving. (Especially if you have all these pie recipes at the ready.)<p>But if this statement has …

Baking

32 maps that will teach you something new about the world

EVER THOUGHT TO YOURSELF, “How many smaller countries could you fit into Australia?” Or possibly, “Which countries in the western hemisphere have …

The Future of Tipping

Tipping has reached a tipping point in America. But so far it’s unclear where it’s going.<p>Each state decides its own minimum wage and most (43) have lower minimum wage levels for workers in tipped jobs than other workers. That means restaurant service staff lives depend on tips. In New York, for …

6 Things to Do If You're Stranded at the Airport

If you've taken a flight in the past few years you may have noticed that airplane cabins are fuller. That's because in the last decade, many U.S. airlines have merged, resulting in decreased competition and a sharp reduction in routes and air service. Ultimately, that translates to flights filling …

Flying