Victor Moruzzi

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I'll Never Make a Salad the Same Way Again

Before you cook like a pro, you’ve got to think like one.<p>I realized this a few weeks ago when I visited Ignacio Mattos in his kitchen at Café Altro Paradiso on Manhattan’s west side. Mattos is a subtle, soft-spoken guy. The better you get to know him, the more he reveals. I guess you could say the …

Food

DJI drone buying guide: Spark vs. Mavic vs. Phantom

Plenty of companies are jostling to get drones in the air, but in our experience over the last few years, DJI always seems to be a step or two ahead …

Drones

Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole - 15 Scrumptious Breakfast Casseroles

Whether you're looking for eggs, bacon, or grits, we're sure you'll find all of your favorite breakfast flavors in our collection of breakfast …

Breakfast

A Simple, Spicy Sichuan Menu

Kentucky Bourbon Beef Jerky

Looking for a rough and tough beef jerky made for a REAL man? You just found it. Bourbon + Beef Jerky = A Super Manly Beef Snack!<p><b>When I think of Beef</b> …

Meat

How Danny Meyer, Alon Shaya, Andrew Zimmern and More Inspire Their Employees

Creating a strong company culture is at the heart of building a restaurant empire<p>With a labor shortage, variable minimum wages from state to state, and a national healthcare bill in flux, several sectors in the restaurant industry are currently facing a tall list of challenges. So why are so many …

Restaurants

The simply delicious, creamy frozen dessert that doesn’t require churning

(Ashleigh Joplin/The Washington Post)<p>Although no one seems to mind eating the results, for some reason I get a lot of complaints from readers about the noise that ice cream makers make when churning ice cream.<p>For one thing, I don’t make the machines. (But I sure do push them!) And another is that …

Dessert

Want Juicier Tomatoes? Store Them Upside Down

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Another summer, another article about how to properly store tomatoes. That's how it feels to me, anyhow. I get it, though. I love fresh-from-the-vine summer tomatoes almost more than any other food I can think of, and when I come home with a big haul from the …

Vegetables

California Avocado Grain Bowl

There's no denying the allure of the grain bowl: It’s fresh, quick, convenient and, perhaps most importantly, beautiful.<p>This summer grain bowl will …

10 Affordable Wines That Taste like a Million Bucks

Thanks to its dizzying verbiage and oft-intimidating presentation, wine can be tricky to pair with food. The task gets especially daunting when …

Summer Cocktail Recipes

Sangria, lemonade, and cocktail recipes for your summer parties, Memorial Day to Labor Day and every sunny day in between.<p>Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails<p>Recipes Swiss Cartel (Tequila Negroni Cocktail)A smooth and butterscotch-y tequila cocktail.<p>Recipes Paloma Point (Mezcal Negroni With …

Cocktails

Jersey Shore - New York

Thanks to that nasty bitch Sandy, the Jersey Shore has given us more of a reason than ever to hit the parkway this summer. Do yourself a favor and …

Restaurants

Where To Eat And Drink In Rockaway Beach - New York

PHOTO: Noah Devereaux<p>Breaking news: you don’t need a car to get to the beach in NYC. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the five boroughs. You can …

Restaurants

Attention, Shoppers: IKEA Is Officially Available on Amazon Prime

A few weeks ago, IKEA teased the news that it was considering selling its wares through third party retailers online, thus eliminating the required …

Amazon

10 hot interior design trends for 2017!

2017 might have officially already begun, but you can never be too late when it comes to finding out about all the interior design trends that are …

Interior Design

Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

Home Decorating

Career mistakes to avoid: Never use these 10 red flag phrases on a resume or cover letter

Describing yourself in a cover letter or resume as a "well-seasoned team player" who is an "exceptional communicator" and is "results driven" could …

Employment

The 38 Best Pineapple Recipes to Fall in Love with Tropical Food and Drink

Did you know that the pineapple is the universal symbol of hospitality?<p>What more iconic fruit than the pineapple? The universal symbol of …

Road Trip Guide: Heading East on U.S. Route 60

What to know before you hit the road.<p>Travelers tracing this east-west route will find themselves on a wildly varied road trip, with remote stretches …

Road Trips

Where to Go in New York City's Central Park

Commissioned by the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in 1936, this formal garden has many showpieces: an elegant Italian garden with a classical …

American Museum of Natural History

How to Cook Every Whole Grain Perfectly

Cooking grains is easy, but remembering how to cook each specific grain in whole grain recipes is not. I've made brown rice, like, thousands of …

Steel-Cut Oats

Travel for Cheap: A beginner’s guide to maximizing travel points and miles for your next vacation

In a lyrical French accent, a front desk agent in a dark tailored suit welcomed me to the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme and thanked me for my loyalty. I'd …

Airlines

The Best Drones for Travel

We've said it before and we'll say it again: If you haven't tried taking a drone with you on a trip, you're missing out. So much of a vacation these days, for better and, sometimes, for worse, is about capturing and sharing moments. Drones allow you to see and shoot your environment with a …

Drones

11 Ways Instagram is Transforming the Modern Restaurant

Remember when using your phone at the table was impolite?<p>Next time you’re dining out, look for a table of 20 or 30-somethings and wait for their …

Restaurants

Check-In To 10 of New York's Hottest Hotel Bars

With the exception of a few classics, hotel bars were often a city's after-thoughts - a necessity but one that didn't warrant any outside traffic. …

New Drink Books June 2017: Foraging, Science, Bloody Mary, and Much More

A new batch of booze-related reading for your summer pleasure. We've two Bloody Mary books, one on wildcrafting, rum, and a funky vintage reprint; …

Bordeaux

7 of the Craziest Tiki Mugs You Can Buy

Mermaids, coconuts and totems are standard when you think of tiki mugs. A giant turkey drumstick? Don the Beachcomber might question its tropical …

10 Best Sides for Roast Chicken

From silky mashed potatoes to sweet roasted carrots, here are 10 side dishes that are perfect with roast chicken.<p>In today's Chefs in Conversation …

Vegetables

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Any pastry chef or passionate home baker knows that using the best ingredients results in the best baked goods.That's why there's no comparison when …

Dessert

Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie

<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: A sweet-salty twist on a North Carolina classic that's as lazy and beachy as summer should be.</i><p>If lemon meringue is the poodle of pies, this one is the …

Dessert