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Eating Two Breakfasts Is Better Than Eating None

Kids are most likely to be overweight if they skip breakfast, says a new study.<p>Conventional wisdom has long held that eating breakfast is a healthy …

How To Slice The Perfect First Piece Of Pie Without Making A Mess

It's harder than it sounds.<p>Pie season is upon us, folks -- with apple, pumpkin and pecan making the rounds -- and that means it's time to finally learn how to properly slice a pie. While just about anyone can cut into a pie and put pieces on a plate, it takes a true pie master to be able to serve …

When to Use a Food Processor, Blender, Immersion Blender, or Stand Mixer (and When Not To!)

When is it best to use a food processor? A blender? An immersion blender? We've got you covered.<p>Of all the appliances we stock our kitchen with, the blender, immersion blender, and the food processor are among the most useful. At first blush, they seem to perform similar tasks—and could even be …

Domestic Technology

The Only 3 Knives Your Kitchen Needs

You need a paring knife. It's perfect for peeling the skin off a pear or potato, removing seeds from a pepper, deveining shrimp, or playing Picasso with a radish or other decorative garnishes.<p>It's safe to say that the Schmidt Brothers, Jordan and Jared, are knife experts. Born and raised in New …

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Love the Crispy Bits? You Should Be Scoring Your Fish

Learn to score your fish properly and cash in on even more crispy bits.<p>Scoring the surface of a protein in a shallow crosshatch pattern allows the seasoning to penetrate, prevents the skin from curling, encourages fat to render, and creates more crispy bits. Here's how to do it:<p>Dry fillet well and …

19 Kitchen Skills You Should Master By Your Mid-20s

Not judging. Just here to help.<p>It is time. Seamless is stealing your money and and your health, and one day a grownup is going to come over and you'll want to serve them something more gourmet than a half-eaten bag of Funyuns. It is time to learn how to cook for yourself, like the adult that you …

How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

So how long does leftover pizza last? What about apples? Salsa after you've opened it? We'll tell you all that and more, but just go ahead and throw away that jar of marinara you've been hoarding. It's definitely gone bad.<p><i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p>After you've opened a jar of pasta sauce and put in the …

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How to Make Your Own Italian Grandma-Style Pasta Without a Recipe

<i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, in an effort for you to create your own spin. Today…roasted eggplant gemelli!</i><p>It's a Wednesday night and our October issue is closing. Editors, …

Recipes

Switchel: The Most Refreshing Drink No One Is Drinking (Yet)

<i>Switchel is like cheater's lemonade—but maybe even better. Learn how to make it at home.</i><p>I had never heard of switchel when my friend Hannah asked if I would be her bar-back at last September’s Queen Bee Cocktail Classic, a honey-driven cocktail competition put together by NYC Honey Week.<p>The whole …

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12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make (But Probably Do)

Ah, summer. That special time of year when those good spatula-wielding folks who only cook for one season out of the year (let's call 'em what they are: dads) dust off the old grill to burn a few steaks and serve up some medium-rare chicken. Okay, perhaps I'm being unfair here. There are plenty of …

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The Many Tastes of Coffee Ice Cream: How to Make Just the Right Scoop for You

More<p>Ice Cream<p>Essential flavors and the secrets to the best ice cream you'll ever make.<p>Everyone loves coffee ice cream, but no one can agree on what it should taste like.<p>Do you like it sweet and creamy, with just a hint of coffee? Or do you take it bold and bracing with just a dash of milk and …

5 New Ways to Use Olive Oil in Your Cooking

Olive oil on sorbet (and yogurt, and fresh fruit) might seem strange, but it shouldn't be.<p><i>by Katherine Sacks, Epicurious</i><p>I recently bought a fantastic bottle of olive, a delicious smoked oil so incredible that I couldn't help putting it on everything I ate. First, I whisked it into a salad dressing. …

Recipes

When Will Native American Food Finally Get Its Due?

The American palate is expanding. Over the last few decades, formerly exotic foods like raw fish have gone from "gross" to grocery store staple: According to market research by IBISWorld, the sushi industry, for example, has grown 2.5 percent every year since 2009. Yet there's one key cuisine that …

48 Vegetarian Pastas to Make for Your Next #MeatlessMonday Dinner

Meat? We hardly miss it in these satisfying vegetarian pasta recipes.<p><b>Let's all agree right now:</b> Pasta (and some cheese) makes pretty much any vegetable better, from succulent mushrooms to sweet tomatoes. These veg-filled pastas are sure to satisfy at dinner tonight—no meat required.

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The best restaurant in 32 countries around the world

This comprehensive list is curated with the help of over 900 international journalists and leaders in the restaurant industry.<p>Besides Spain, many other countries including Peru, Russia, and Switzerland made it onto the list.<p>We went through the list to find the restaurants that received the top …

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10 Must-Try Restaurants in Quebec City

Discover the vibrant restaurant scene in Quebec City with travel writer and frequent National Geographic contributor Annie Fitzsimmons.<p>You wouldn’t have wanted to be my dining companion in <b>Quebec City</b>. I was completely inappropriate, struggling to stop chocolate from dribbling out of a crepe or …

Pace Yourself: An Hour-by-Hour Guide to Hosting the Ultimate Outdoor Party

Outdoor parties can be marathon events that go from noon till 8 pm. Here's how you pace everything so that your guests are fed and happy all day (and night) long.<p>Hosting an outdoor party is an art. As in, it requires serious skill to nail the food and the ambiance. But the hardest part is …

7 Ways to Cook a Better Steak

These tips from Vegas chefs will make dinner taste like a million bucks<p>The Las Vegas food scene sure can be gaudy: the Denny’s wedding chapel, the countless Hooters knock-offs, the endless buffets. But if you look harder, the city sizzles up some amazing meals.<p>One category: high-end steak. Lucky …