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Mediterranean diet could prevent 20,000 deaths in Britain each year

Some 20,000 lives could be saved each year if Britons switched to a Mediterranean diet, according to a new study.<p>The Medical Research Council (MRC) and Cambridge University followed nearly 24,000 people in the UK for up to 17 years to see how their diet affected the health of their heart.<p>They …

Holistic Medicine

How to make the perfect burger: Oxford food scientist claims to have answer

Oxford University chef says perfect burger is 7cm tall, should be eaten to music, given a name and should feel as good as it tastes<p>A leading food scientist claims to have created the perfect burger - and says that its smell and feel are more important than the taste.<p>The best burgers are 7cm tall, …

Recipes

STEAK - HOW I COOK IT!

My personal favourite is rib eye or onglet. However, the rules are the same for rump, sirloin or fillet. Whichever type of steak you are using, take …

The Trick To Making Flank Steak As Tender As New York Strip

In this case, the way you slice it matters.<p>There's a big price difference when it comes to a fancy cut of meat like New York strip and a less luxurious one, like flank. Strip makes its way into the poshest metropolitan restaurants, while flank sees more backyard barbecues. The reason is that the …

56 Pork Dinner Recipes That Are Surprisingly Easy

Our favorite recipes—from caramelized chops and slow-braised pork shoulder to spicy enchiladas—are guaranteed to put pork in your weeknight dinner rotation.

Cooking

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

Balsamic Vinegar

5 Smart Tips for Better Brined Meat

Brining is one of the simplest things you can do to make just about any cut of meat super juicy and more flavorful. It's common practice with …

Grilled Flatiron Steak with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette

Let the steaks rest on top of the tomatoes. Their juices will commingle and make the dressing that much better.<p>Ingredients<p>1 ½ pounds flatiron or skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes, sliced ½" thick<p>Toasted Spice …

BBQ

How to Make the Best Smash Burger Ever

Our editor in chief's idea of a perfect burger is simple, and all you need is a skillet.<p>If you're wondering what to prepare for your dinner guests this month, read my lips: Make burgers.<p>I know what you're thinking: <i>But don't I have to make something that will impress my friends?</i> …

Cooking

Why meat may not be so unhealthy after all

Although a vegetarian diet has many health benefits, eating meat may not be so terrible for you either, as long as you include plenty of vegetables, too, according to a new study.<p>In the study, the researchers looked at how different diets affected the types of bacteria in people's guts, and the …

Microbiology

Never Make Bad Gravy Ever Again

Forget too thick, too thin, too lumpy, too greasy, too salty, or just bad gravy. Nobody needs that—especially not you.<p></head><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Riene Sullivan confesses to</i> …

Cooking

Get Basted: The Technique That Goes Way Beyond Turkey

Basting isn't just for turkeys. Master this technique for better scallops, pork chops, and more.<p>For many, the word "baste" brings to mind a 15-pound turkey, a gigantic roasting pan, a panful of stock, and an unwieldy plastic squeeze tool. While we do recommend basting your Thanksgiving bird, the …

Cooking

Meet the Winner of Your Best One-Pot Meal Recipe

A big congratulations to Pete, whose Short Rib and Pumpkin Chili was voted Your Best One-Pot Meal Recipe. (Thanks to our friends at All-Clad, Pete will win a pretty amazing prize.) We asked him a little bit about himself and his cooking:<p><b>Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way</b> …

Cooking

Pig Tales

The holy swine is one of the most popular meats in the world. And for good reason: Just about every part is downright delicious. From snout to tail, …

How to choose the perfect cut for a great roast

The best parts of an animal to use for a roast dinner will depend on the dish you want to cook, your mood, and budget.<p>You can learn a lot from a pig’s thigh. Just ask Mark White, AKA “Marky Market”, who works as a kind of personal shopper at Smithfield, London’s giant meat market. Plonk a leg of …

A Cut By Any Other Name: Secrets of the Butcher

Butchery is a skill as old as hunting itself, but now, butchers are undergoing a PR renaissance. And it virtually removes animals from the picture.<p>TV shows and articles about butchery are usually pretty devoid of actual meat cutting, focusing rather on charcuterie aging, butchery restaurants, or …

BBQ

How The Soulmate Food Delivery Diet Gave Me A Re-Education About Food In Six Days

I wouldn't say my diet is extremely unhealthy, but it's definitely not varied.<p>I eat porridge with berries for breakfast, a bagel with cream cheese …

Start Making Your Own Stock and Quit the Boxed Stuff for Good

The world finally figured out that broth—brodo, stock bouillon, whatever you call it—is more than just the base of a great soup: It's nourishing, restorative, and, above all, drinkably delicious.<p>It really is liquid gold. If you have good stock, you can transform almost any dish—from braises to …

Cooking

Hate beetroot? 10 delicious recipes to convert you

Sales of beetroot are reported to be soaring, partially due to its (many) health benefits. Xanthe Clay shares her top 10 favourite ways with the vegetable<p>Beetroot sales are soaring – up 20per cent in four years, according to figures by market research specialists Kantar. It’s great news for our …

Recipes

Stew Science: How to Choose the Best Cuts for Beef Stew

I pity the fool who brings fists to a knife fight, knives to a gunfight, and guns to nuclear Armageddon. Similarly, I'll never understand the person who brings lean beef to the stew pot. And that's where the question arises: What <i>is</i> the best cut of beef for beef stew?<p>Let's take a step back so I can …