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The Best of Grilled Cheese

Feeling like you’re underachieving in the Grilled Cheese department lately? Bread, a bit of butter and a thick slice of cheese thrown on a grill is …

6 Cakes, Pancakes and Donuts for Celebrating Mardi Gras

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, the period of fasting and prayer that preceeds Easter in many Christian traditions. It is also known as Fat …

How to Crack and Use a Whole Coconut

<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: Get out your hammer -- it's time to crack open some coconuts.</i><p>When it comes to cooking with coconut, it’s difficult to persuade cooks not to use the …

15 Slow Cooker Recipes

Gallery15 Slow Cooker Recipes<p>It's no secret that slow-cooking can yield wonderful results with relatively minimal effort; just prepare the meat and let the flavors build for hours. And when you're done, you have something tender, succulent, and flexible for a variety of recipes.<p>Catch recipes for …

11 Game-Changing Chips and Dips

Game day is fast approaching. Yes, we're talking about football. But, we're <i></i>also <i>not talking about football</i>. This is about the other playing field; this is about your kitchen. Most of us will watch to see who reigns victorious on that fateful Sunday (whether in sport, advertising, or cuteness), but …

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The Definitive Ranking Of Soups

Not all soup is created equal.

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How the experts use salt in their cooking – and why

Ferran Adrià once declared salt "the only product that changes cuisine". This is because, as he and all seasoned cooks know, sodium chloride not only adds saltiness, which human beings innately adore (because we need it to live), but it also skews the overall flavour to positive effect. It makes …

Community Picks -- One-Pot Meals

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best One-Pot Meal contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the …

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47 Meaty Super Bowl Snacks You'll Want on Game Day

From chicken wings to meatballs to fajitas, here are 47 satisfyingly meaty snacks for your Super Bowl party.<p>Chicken wings are just the beginning of finger-friendly meaty Super Bowl snacks. Sure, there's the old standby, ribs, and the dip-able pigs in a blanket. But expand your horizon, football …

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The BA Super Bowl Headquarters

Everything you need to know, cook, and eat for an awesome Super Bowl party. Someone pass the wings, please.<p>Snack to Snack Champions<p>Dips. Cheese. Nachos. Bacon. Popcorn. You know, the good stuff.<p>Meat 'N' Carbs<p>Kickoff calls for chili and cornbread. 3rd-and-goal calls for wings. That touchdown calls …

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How to Make Sautéed Greens Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: You have the power to bring the best out of dark leafy greens.</i><p>Wondering what to do with that bunch of greens …

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The 15 Most Common Counterfeit Foods—and How to Identify Them

From olive oil to honey to cinnamon, caviar to milk, a guide to the most commonly counterfeited foods<p>We are generally trusting eaters. A server brings a dish: It must be what the menu says. But labels can lie, and when it comes down to it, can you really tell the difference between one whity flaky …

We've Got the Secrets to Better Biscuits

Here are the tips you need to bake perfectly fluffy, tender biscuits.<p>Senior associate food editor <b>Alison Roman</b> dreams of biscuits. Specifically the ones at Pies-N-Thighs. Biscuits that, when buttered up and sandwiching tender buttermilk fried chicken, "may be the perfect food." But the secret to …

13 Comfort Foods for a Long Winter

The idea that we look to a groundhog for meteorological predictions is endearingly naïve -- as is the fact that, at the tip-top of February, we would expect anything less than 6 more dark, chilly weeks. One of the great mistakes of the Western world: vesting a rodent with such power, never once …

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13 Leftovers That Taste Better Cold

From pasta to steak to fried chicken, 13 leftovers that never need to be reheated—because they taste way better cold.<p>Yeah, we know: We told you how to reheat everything from pasta to pizza to pancakes. Some things are just better when they're hot. But not everything! Some foods—even if they were …

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Lose weight & improve your health with a real food diet

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10 Decadent Desserts for Valentine's Day

There's no denying it anymore. Valentine's Day is fast approaching. And whether you are giddy at the thought of red hearts and roses, or the mere sight of a conversation heart makes you woozy, one thing is for certain: sugar is the answer. So, knock yourself out. We won't judge your choices. After …

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22 Valentine's Day Dinners for Two

Gallery22 Valentine's Day Dinners for Two<p>Planning to seduce your significant other with a home-cooked Valentine's Day dinner? Good for you! But don't get <i>too</i> carried away: you'll want something that's bound to impress but doesn't require a ton of effort—don't forget about the slow jams and low …

The Best Cheeses for Every Kind of Romantic Situation

Different types of dates require different types of cheese; let the cheese you serve do the talking.<p>You dodged a bullet—no underwhelming restaurant Valentine’s Day prix fixe this year! The plan is a night at your place. You <i>could</i> spend hours shopping and cooking, or you could <b>let cheese do all the</b> …

The Secrets of Good Fondue, According to Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby

When it came to food, the 1970s got a lot of things wrong. Fondue wasn’t one of them. Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby explains.<p>My husband, Patrick, turned 41 last year. For his birthday, he wanted a dinner party with fondue. I said, “Okay, if we’re going to do this, we’ve got to do it right.” So we …

5 Links to Read Before Cooking with Chocolate

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Become a chocolate expert -- just in time for Valentine's Day.</i><p>The day of love is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by showcasing one of …

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10 Ways to Treat Yourself to Dinner for One

Single? Then prepare to be wooed -- by yourself. Valentine's Day is all about love, and it's time to show yourself some (without apology, embarrassment, or explanation).<p>There are a million ways to treat yourself: spa appointments and flowers, Netflix marathons and popcorn, loud music and solo dance …

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68 Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day (or Any Day, Really)

From cookies to cakes to mousse, these rich, melty, chocolaty desserts are way better than anything from a box.<p>It's hard to think of a Valentine's Day plan that doesn't involve food. Specifically, dessert. Even more specifically, a <b>chocolate dessert</b>. Give it to us in a cookie, a layered cake, a …

24 Pancakes From Around The World

Welcome to the REAL IHOP.<p>Every country has a pancake: The flattened sweet or savory cake of various thickness, fillings, and toppings, bound in union with a batter (some sort of ground grain, egg, and milk/water). After being cooked in a pan they arrive on your plate to fulfill their glorious life …

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20 Recipes Full of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

From salmon to mackerel to kale, 20 recipes that are rich with Omega-3 fatty acids.<p>As the editor of BA’s health column, I hear about, read about, and talk about omega-3 fatty acids as often as The Foodist writes about uni. Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids your body needs to function. The …

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A Winter Fruit Cobbler that Can't Not Succeed

This pear and dried cherry cobbler from Dan Kluger is a sweet brunch special you can't mess up.<p>When you hear the word "proofing," do you think theorems, axioms, mathematical deduction? Are rolling pins most useful as a tool for chasing after irritating spouses? Is a <i>bain-marie</i> something that best …

How to Make Perfect Pizza At Home

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: The tricks to making the pizza of your dreams.</i><p>Some nights, our pizzas have …

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The symmetry of citrus is a beautiful thing

This photo by Emily Blincoe is more than a study in color, it's a stunning tribute to the segmented beauty of citrus – to the liths and locules that …