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How to Make Restaurant-Quality Slider Buns at Home

Already mastered all aspects of summer grilling? What about making the actual burger buns from scratch? Eater's food scientists friends from Seattle, Chefsteps, have a pretty foolproof recipe for springy, bronzed, perfect little buns. Watch the technique above and head this way for the full recipe.


A New Great Way to Cook a Whole Chicken

<i>By guest blogger Paul Kita, food & nutrition editor at</i> Men's Health<p>You'll need a skillet, some mayonnaise, and a brick...<p>Fast food tries to fool us about chicken. Ask a poultry farmer to point out the nugget on a Cornish Cross and watch what happens. Request that a butcher pack you up a bag of …


Budget-Friendly Brunches to Make at Home

Lazy weekend mornings are the best. Hanging out in fuzzy pajama pants with a warm cup of coffee in my hand without a care in the world makes me a very happy girl. Most weekend we do brunch on at least one morning. The great thing about brunch is that it is so satisfying without breaking the bank.<p>I …


Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

French Fries

10 Secrets to Perfectly Grilled Fish

Have you ever put a beautiful, expensive piece of fish--a side of salmon, say, or some thick halibut fillets, or a tuna steak--on the grill, only to lose big chunks of it when it glues itself to the grates? Or accidently char it, or just plain cook it too long--until it's dried out and chalky?<p>We've …


Fresh Tomato Sauce and Tuna Steaks, on the Grill

<i>Each month we'll get a glimpse into the mind of Chris Fischer, the chef behind Martha's Vineyard's beloved Beach Plum Restaurant and Beetlebung Farm.</i><p><i>Today: Throw one last summer dinner party, grill and all, with a smoky tomato sauce and bright, pepperonata-dressed tuna steaks.</i><p>Our farm is located in …

5 Fast, Easy, Fresh Comfort Food Recipes for Dinner

From shrimp to lamb stir-fry, these five quick, easy comfort food recipes will become weeknight dinner staples.<p>It's March, which means we're almost out of the woods—the snow is thawing (mostly), we're creeping up to 40 degrees in the daytime (in the northeast), and it's no longer dark at 5 p.m. But …


11 Foods That Make People Happy

Here, 11 of F&W's most happiness-inducing recipes ever.<p>As Jacques Pépin explains in today's Chefs in Conversation video, your goal as a cook should …

How to Make Teriyaki Sauce at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Stephanie Le from I Am a Food Blog is pulling back the curtain on teriyaki sauce, and revealing that you only need 5 ingredients to make it</i> …

How to Make Dark and Stormy Pineapple

An alternative grilling recipe from the days on the high seas.<p><b>The Dark and Stormy,</b> a classic summer cocktail of ginger beer, rum, and lime, has a 19th-century nautical past linked to the rum runs between the UK and the Caribbean.<p><i>Heat level:</i> Low<i>, when the fire is dying out.</i><p>Read More + Read Less -


23 Classic Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make

23 classic cocktails you should know how to make, from Manhattans to Margaritas<p>Knowing how to make classic cocktails is important. There's only one problem: There are a lot of them. Unless you're a bartender, there's no way you'll remember what goes into a Sazerac or the proportions of a Moscow …

Sex and the City

Just 1 Bottle: 14 Cocktails to Make With Rum and a Trip to the Grocery Store

Whether you have a well-stocked home bar or a leftover-bottles-on-the-mantel setup, the last thing you feel like doing on a hot day is traipsing to the liquor store to buy some obscure liqueur that you're missing. You want a drink—ASAP—and the only stop you've planned is to pause at the grocery …

Three-Rum Old Fashioned Recipe

Mike Treffehn of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia shared this tiki-style drink recipe. It brings out the best in three rums with their own strong personalities.<p><b>Note:</b> To make rich demerara syrup, mix 1 cup sugar with 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, …

How To Make Classic Pulled Pork

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're showing you how to make classic homemade pulled pork, no</i> …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Healthy Eating

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …


German Potato Salad with Dill

6 Servings<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small waxy potatoes, halved and scrubbed<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>½ onion, chopped<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>¼ cup apple cider vinegar<p>4 scallions, sliced<p>2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped<p>1 teaspoon caraway seeds, toasted<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cover …


Skirt Steak with Pickled Fennel Salad

4 Servings<p>You know when steak is so good that you don’t bother with a knife and fork and just eat it with your hands? Yeah.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pickled Fennel<p>1 medium fennel bulb, very thinly sliced<p>1 cup rice wine vinegar<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Steak<p>1½ pounds skirt …


27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

Healthy Eating

The 4 Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

Harness the power of the ultimate piece of kitchen hardware<p>The more you cook, the more you realize that the best kitchen tools are often the simplest. One sharp chef’s knife is far more valuable than a 62-piece knife set. One big stainless-steel bowl will do more for you than the latest plastic …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via


7 Avocado Dishes You Should Definitely Eat While Watching the First US World Cup Match

Here, seven avocado dishes to makes for game time.<p>The United States will step onto the field tonight in its first World Cup match against Ghana. To …

Avocado-Hummus Dip

For a new twist on the usual hummus or guacamole, try this delicious mash-up of the two. It's great with crudités, crackers and corn chips, or as a …


17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.


10 exciting new stir-fry recipes to try this summer

Summer is the ideal season for stir-fries: It’s far too hot to fire up the oven, and stir-fry recipes typically need less than 10 minutes of cooking time. Plus, stir-fries are the perfect way to use the seasonal produce you found at the market (or whatever lingers in your crisper). It's easy enough …

Food & Dining

35 Radish Recipes That Are More Than Just Snacks

These radish recipes celebrate the spiciest root veggie of them all.<p><b>Radishes are one of our favorite snacks.</b> They're healthy...but also taste especially great with butter (just sayin'). Here are our favorite ways to eat 'em—roots, tops, and all.