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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. …

Food

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 …

How to cook roast lamb

When Jane and I were first asked to do this column, we put out a summons on Twitter asking nervous and beginner cooks to tell us which dishes they were most frightened of attempting. The answer was near-unanimous: a roast dinner.<p>They gave two main reasons for this. First up: multitasking. A roast …

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 …

Breakfast

How to make bone broth

We are the product of a Filipino mother and a dad who was a British army officer. Both of them grew up living frugally – Dad delighted in our squeals as he indiscriminately bit into apples with wormholes in them – and our mum is the queen of leftovers. She has a knack of making something brilliant …

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 …

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> …

This Is How You Make Perfect Cheesecake Every Time

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

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> …

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

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

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> …

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> …

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 …