Urmi Ghosh

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Mini Shrimp Rolls

6 Servings<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>1 pound medium shrimp, shelled, deveined<p>1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise<p>1 small celery stalk, peeled, finely chopped (about 3 tablespoons)<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives<p>1 tablespoon grapeseed oil<p>1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice<p>1 teaspoon …

Seafood

Summer Crudités with Bagna Cauda

4 Servings<p>The sauce makes the meal—serve it alongside any combo of crunchy peak-season veg you please.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head of garlic, cloves peeled<p>¾ cup olive oil<p>10 oil-packed anchovy fillets<p>½ cup walnuts, finely chopped<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 lemons, halved, …

Eggs

Build Better Flavor By Avoiding These Marinade Common Mistakes

A marinade can make all the difference between "good" and "holy geez, that is amazing." But first, mix together a better marinade by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>A good marinade doesn't just enhance roasted chicken, grilled steaks, or pan-fried tofu. We'd argue that in some instances, it's …

BBQ

15 (New! Exciting!) Ways to Season Grilled Chicken

Make your grilled chicken better by doctoring it up with one of these 15 seasoning ideas. From Japanese spice blends to fish sauce, your bird is about to get a whole lot better.<p>Grilled chicken doesn't <i>need</i> much more than salt, pepper, and a little char. But hey—when were we ever ones to settle for …

Seafood

Frozen Yogurt with Poached Peaches

8 Servings<p>No ice cream maker? Use store-bought frozen yogurt, or serve this over lightly sweetened Greek yogurt.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Frozen Yogurt<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt<p>1 cup whole milk<p>½ cup honey<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>Peaches and …

Food

Yes, It's Possible to Screw Up a Hot Dog. Here's How Not To

This cookout staple is so easy to make, it's impossible to screw up…right? Here's how to cook a hot dog—the correct way.<p>Cooking up a proper hot dog isn't rocket science, but it's not a fool-proof endeavor, either. From burst casings to the wrong condiments, these are the most common hot dog crimes. …

Cooking

The Food Lab: The Best Meatloaf

Here's another recipe excerpted from my book, <i>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science</i>. I hope you enjoy it. You can order the book here or on Amazon, and sign up for The Food Lab Newsletter for news about upcoming events.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$33.92from Amazon<p>In …

The Science of Melting Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. …

Cooking

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

Breakfast

Scottish apple crumble recipe

This spiced apple crumble from Marguerite Patten is incredibly simple and will become a family favourite<p>A Century of British Cooking by Marguerite Pattenwas due to be reissued in November to celebrate Patten’s 100th birthday. Sadly, she died in June. The book, her favourite of the 170 she wrote, …

Baking

Tortilla Española

8 Servings<p>Here’s your chance to master one of Spain’s classic tapas: tortilla española. The key is to leave the eggs slightly undercooked; that’s what gives this a custardy (not bouncy) texture.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon plus 2 cups olive oil<p>1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced<p>Kosher …

Breakfast

Everything You Can Do With a Jar of Mayo

Two faces or a vase? Young woman or old woman? Blue-black or white-gold? The world is full of these optical illusions, and usually the way such things go is you stare and stare and can only see one of the two possible forms until, one day perhaps, some neuron in your brain finally fires and blam! …

Cooking

50 Herb Recipes to Help You Use Up All That Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Mint, and More

From sage and thyme to cilantro and parsley, these recipes let our favorite herbs shine.<p><b>Have more herbs than you know what to do with?</b> Put your parsley, mint, cilantro, and basil front-and-center with these recipes, for everything from salad to vinaigrettes and even pie.

Cooking

The More You Eat Bacon, The More Expensive It Gets

Nice work, everyone.<p>So you think you love bacon? It might be time to brace yourself for a heartbreaking blow—that is, if the trend keeps raging on.<p>Since April, pork belly (the cut from which bacon originates) has reached an all-time high. Today, the average cost of bacon hovers at around $6 per …

Food

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Dessert

Iowa State Fair: Republicans, deep-fried food and a butter cow – in pictures

The annual event, held for 11 days every August, is one of the largest state fairs in the US. Fairgoers can indulge in classic fried fare, go on amusement rides, hear presidential candidates speak, and of course, pay a visit to the fair’s main attraction, a cow sculpture made entirely of butter. …

Deep Frying

The good mixer: Peas & Qs cocktail recipe

A summery twist on G&T. Per serving:<p>For the infused gin<b><br>250g sugarsnap peas</b><b><br>1 bottle gin (Bombay Sapphire ideally)</b><b><br>10g fresh mint (ie, a small handful)</b><p>For the cocktail<b><br>50ml infused gin</b><b><br>Tonic water, to top</b><b><br>1 mint sprig</b><p>A day ahead, break the sugarsnaps in half, put them in a one-litre non-reactive …

Cocktails

Why Leftovers Are a Logical, Lovable Kids' Lunch

<i>How does Katie Workman—author of Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook and creator of themom100.com—save time and reduce food waste?</i><p><i>It's easy: She packs leftovers for her boys to take for lunch.</i><p>My kids are older now, so if I was going to feel guilty about not packing them lunches with sandwiches …

Healthy Eating

The Best Restaurant Desserts of 2015

The best desserts we've eaten in 2015.<p><i>While searching for the nation's Best New Restaurants, we stumbled upon a few standout dishes worthy of their own awards. In the weeks leading up to the release of the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants of 2015 (hold onto your hats until August 18), we'll be sharing a</i> …

Dessert

Would you try spreadable beer?

Introducing the most inventive way to drink beer - in jam<p>Until recently I was under the impression that beer was best served in glasses. That was until I heard about new quirky condiment that means beer lovers can enjoy their favourite tipple in spreadable form.<p>'Beer jam' is, apparently, a …

12 Cookies Worthy of Cookie Monster

When we heard Sesame Street's big news this morning, our thoughts went first, of course, to Food52's Muppet-y, blue doppelgänger: Cookie Monster. Good for you, Cookie! We'll be munching these 12 of our favorite (kid-approved) cookies all day in your honor.<p>Honey-Almond Sesame Cookies by …

Dessert

How to Grill Pizza Right (and Win at Summer)

Making your own grilled pizza may seem a little intimidating at first (damn you, burnt dough), but soon it will become your favorite delicious summer staple.<p>Even if you're a bona fide master at grilling steaks, chicken, fish, and veggies, there's something about putting raw dough on the grill that …

Cooking

The Gooey Story of S’mores

Though nobody quite agrees on where s’mores came from (or who gave them their silly name), it’s clear to me that the things could only have been invented by a kid. Nobody over ten years-old would ever think of squishing together a chocolate bar, a toasted marshmallow, and a pair of graham crackers, …

Dessert

10 classic rum cocktails to make you feel like you're on holiday

Rum. Just the idea of it conjures up images of pirates, deserted beaches, buried treasure and beguiling senoritas… So shake up one of these drinks to dream the day away.<p><b>The classic Daiquiri</b><p>One of the oldest Cuban cocktails, dating from the late 1800s. Its very simplicity is a recipe for …

The Secret to a Not-Bland Cucumber Salad

<i>Alexandra Stafford shows us how to help cucumber salad live its best life.</i><p>A few weeks ago, a cucumber salad I brought to a neighborhood gathering threw me into a tizzy: <b>It tasted bland. It looked tired. I couldn’t handle it.</b><p>I asked myself what went wrong again and again as I periodically made my way …

Food Preservation

9 Ways to Eat Well—Really Well—While Camping

Planning an end-of-the-summer, last-hurrah camping trip? Lucky you! Just remember that hunkering down in a tent doesn't mandate the roasting of hot dogs on sticks (unless, of course, you want to). Pack your bug spray, your flashlight, and your GORP—but eat well, too!<p>All you'll need to eat well in …

Cast Iron Skillet

Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Slaw and Spicy Mayo

4 Servings<p>Slaw doesn't go with this fried chicken sandwich, it goes on the sandwich, along with a healthy dose of spicy mayo.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Spicy Mayo and Slaw<p>1 garlic clove, finely grated<p>1/2 cup mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot pepper sauce<p>1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced<p>1 …

Sandwiches