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What's the Difference? Answers to 25 Common Food Mixups

You've probably encountered ingredients in recipes and other food products that sound really similar and have wondered what their differences are. …

How to Make Fresh Pasta from Scratch

<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: With a little assistance from Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit, making fresh pasta doesn't have to be im-pasta-ble after all.</i><p>Making fresh pasta is …

Italian Food

The easy way to roast lamb

Preparing a roast dinner is what you've told us makes most of you most nervous. But it needn't be a nightmare of multitasking if you follow these simple steps – starting with this delicious, seasonal roast lamb<p>When Jane and I were first asked to do this column, we put out a summons on Twitter …

7 Recipes That Can Be Made Faster (and Better) in the Toaster Oven

I read recently that the toaster oven, that old-fashioned behemoth of an appliance long replaced by the microwave, is making a comeback. Well, in my …

How to make bone broth

A good broth puts chicken soups, stews and even scrambled eggs on another level, and our new Cook residents – health-conscious chefs and food writers Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley – swear by it...<p>We are the product of a Filipino mother and a dad who was a British army officer. Both of them grew up …

8 Spectacular 3-Ingredient Recipes

Got salt, pepper and oil? Well then we've got ingenious dishes that will shorten your grocery list without sacrificing flavor.<p>The "Cupboard's Bare? …

29 Recipes for the Trendiest Foods of 2014

2014 was the year that brought us crop tops, juicing, bold eyebrows and… sriracha and waffles? Yep, we ate A LOT of delicious and trendy foods this year, and we’re not quite ready to let them go. Why not say sayonara to 2014 by noshing on some of its most delicious offerings? We’re sharing our …

Cooking

How to cook your favorite video game meals in the real-world [correction]

If you've ever wondered what in-game food actually tastes like in the real-world, a new cook book of game-inspired recipes is now available featuring meals based on grub from <i>Skyrim</i>, <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> and more.<p><i>Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide to Video Game Grub</i> was written over a period of two years …

The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers In 2014

If there's one thing the world doesn't need more of, it's food bloggers. The Internet is packed -- stuffed and basically bursting at the seams -- with thousands upon thousands of food blogs. After a while, they all sort of look the same and if you spend too much time browsing, you run the risk of …

How To Make Homemade Egg Noodles

When I was 23, I got my tonsils out during the last Christmas break of my college career and it was pretty much the most miserable two weeks ever. It …

How to Make Minestrone Soup Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: How to make minestrone soup anytime, with ingredients you have handy -- a tutorial from Alicia Sokol of</i> …

Recipes

How To Make Perfect Cheesecake

<b>Preheat the oven and warm the cream cheese:</b> Preheat the oven to 350°F with a rack in the lower-middle position. Take the blocks of cream cheese out …

Baking

How to Break Down a Chicken ( + How to Make Chicken Stock)

<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: Breaking down a chicken isn't as hard as it seems -- Cara is here</i> …

Cooking

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Cooking

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> …

Cooking

How to Make Chicken Salad Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Managing Editor Kenzi Wilbur continues on her mayonnaise crusade -- this time with chicken salad. Make this</i> …

Recipes

Chewy, Buttery Brown Sugar Cookies (With Just One Bowl!)

I had wrist surgery a week and a half ago and have mostly been sitting on my couch at home since, attempting to get work done despite the challenge of a large, stiff cast and sore metacarpals. It's been slow going. Even worse, I've mostly been off painkillers because oxycodone, the one I've been …

Make Your Morning Festive With This Dairy-Free Coquito Smoothie

We've all been there. Sometimes, somewhere in the middle of the holiday season, you find yourself wanting to start your day with a swig of eggnog straight from the carton. Go ahead—we won't judge. But this eggnog-inspired smoothie makes a better breakfast.<p>Looking to coquito, the Puerto Rican …

The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

It's been a long, busy year here at Serious Eats. We've tackled taste tests of everything from white chocolate to frozen veggie burgers. We took trips around the world, digging into Thai street food, Spain's finest ham, and China's tea culture. But above all, we ate as much delicious food as we …