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A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

One Bowl, No Measurements: Chocolate Cake, As Easy As Can Be

At first glance, this bare bones recipe may look like something from a technical challenge on Great British Bake Off, but the absence of measurements <i>is</i> intentional. This is what I like to call a “no-measure cake” (as in, no measuring spoons or cups needed), and the recipe is so foolproof it’ll turn …

9 Ways to Make the Best Paella Ever

Your complete guide to mastering the Spanish essential and scoring perfect soccarat<p>Paella comes from the countryside around Valencia, where it began …

Flavors

easiest french fries

This recipe requires no peeling, soaking, twice-frying, deep-fry thermometer (or deep-fryer), temperature monitoring or even stirring and uses a …

French Fries

Homemade Harissa

Makes about 1½ cups<p>This irresistibly smoky-spicy condiment lasts for a month and perks up everything from scrambled eggs to lamb chops.<p>May 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>15 dried chiles de árbol<p>2 dried guajillo chiles<p>1 dried ancho chile<p>1 tablespoon cumin seeds<p>1½ teaspoons coriander seeds<p>3 garlic cloves, …

the consummate chocolate chip cookie, revisited

With a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light, fluffy and then some, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, …

Your Cooking Rut Ends With This $9 Lentil-Sausage Stew

It’s a bleak time of the year for food inspiration. How can we endure? I humbly submit lentils as my answer. But stay with me! Let’s keep cooking out of the pantry and get cozy and bubbly and aromatic with a lentil and sausage stew that'll cost you between $9.50 and $14 to make.<p>We’ll need lentils, …

skillet-baked pasta with five cheeses

This is adapted from Matt and Emily Hyland’s version shared on Tasting Table, which was inspired by Al Forno restaurant’s famous “Pasta In The Pink” …

Italian Food

If Ina Garten Bakes This Cake for Jeffrey, It's Good Enough for Us

<i>It's the last day of The Fall Cookbook Cake Parade: a new cake from a new cookbook every single day. We're ending with the food of love: a superlative devil's food cake from Cooking for Jeffrey.</i><p>The perfect cake mostly exists in daydreams and on supermarket boxes: utterly moist and, somehow …

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A very dense, fudgy brownie is topped with a quick pumpkin cheesecake-like batter …

pumpkin bread

This is a towering, craggy pumpkin bread with a crisp cinnamon sugar lid that is impossible not to pick off in deeply satisfying bark-like flecks. …

George Michael’s Iconic “Freedom” Video Gets Updated With a New Team of Supermodels

October marks the 26th anniversary of George Michael’s exhilarating pop anthem “Freedom! ‘90.” For the song’s music video, the former Wham! teen star turned gay icon famously shunned the spotlight, and instead, chose to feature the biggest supermodels of the decade, Christy Turlington, Cindy …

Kate Moss Inc: How the World-Famous Supermodel Is Building a Business of Her Own

In her first ever business interview, Kate Moss speaks exclusively to Imran Amed about the future of ‘Brand Kate’ and why now is the time to launch …

Louis Vuitton

“Why I Left New York”—Marc Jacobs’s Former Design Director Trades NYC for Seattle

Aude Tabet had what many would perceive as the ultimate “big-city fashion life.” Born and raised in France, she started her textile design career in Paris, then moved to New York in the late 1980s with the dream of making it in American fashion. “I loved Paris; I still love Paris,” she says. “But I …

The Top 10 Most Unexpected Models to Walk the Versace Runway

10 Life Lessons From Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods

It’s been 15 years since Elle Woods entered the hallowed halls of Harvard in <i>Legally</i> <i>Blonde</i>. The film gave us such cultural treasures as all-pink ensembles, a pint-size pup named Bruiser, and, of course, the bend-and-snap (works every time). And while actress Reese Witherspoon has gone on to win an …

cucumber yogurt raita salad

Think of this as cucumber raita with the proportions inverted — a lot of cucumber, a smaller amount of yogurt dressing — but it’s not overly …

Food Preservation

How to Make White Rice Perfectly, Every Single Time

By Rick Martinez<p>Have you been rinsing your rice? Letting it rest? We've got some tips.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where we do just that. Up this week: how to make white rice that is perfect and</i> …

Enjoy Spring's Most Perfect Veggie by Avoiding These Asparagus Common Mistakes

Are you prepping them too far in advance? Storing them wrong? Overcooking them to baby food mush? Here's the cure.<p>Bless the poor souls who have had to suffer through limp, overcooked, bland asparagus. Soggy spears rank way up there on our curated list of Worst Things in the World. It's one of the …

potato pizza, even better

I have been holding out way too long on giving one of the great Roman pizzas, <i>pizza con potate e rosmarino</i> (which, like most things, sounds much …

Italian Food

15 Great Prince Songs That Were Hits for Other Artists

The purple touch that helped the Bangles, Sinead O'Connor, Chaka Khan and more<p>Minneapolis' favorite son was a whirlwind of creativity that knew no …

Mentoring

eggs in purgatory, puttanesca-style

If the theme of late here is simple, cozy meals we can assemble even when we’re not, perhaps, having the most well-rested, worry-free weeks ever, we …

Holiday cookie recipe: Oatmeal cookies with coconut toffee

It's hard not to fall for the oatmeal cookies at Sycamore Kitchen. Especially a cookie topped with coconut toffee, created by pastry chef extraordinaire Karen Hatfield. Though these cookies are big on size and flavor, don't be deceived. They will disappear quickly. So go ahead and plan to make an …

Make Silky Carbonara—Not Scrambled Egg Pasta

Carbonara can go from velvety to scrambled eggs in seconds. But it won't happen to you.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Marcy confesses clumpy carbonara to associate food editor Rick</i> …

A Bran Muffin You'll Actually Like

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, turns everyone into bran muffin lovers.</i><p>Bran muffins are not exactly the belle of the breakfast ball. Flanked by crunchy streusel-topped blueberry muffins and dainty cinnamon-sugar muffin puffs in the pastry case, they …

We've Got a Fever and the Only Prescription is More Chocolate Cake

Back away from the box. You deserve these chocolate cake recipes from scratch.<p>Back away from the box. These from-scratch chocolate cake recipes are every bit worth the effort.

A Slice of Every Gingerbread I Ever Made

Our kitchens were stacked.<p>Mine was on the second floor with more dishes than I could ever handle. I would <i>clop clop clop</i> around in my cooking clogs, practicing the art of keeping young children alive.<p>Hers was on the first floor with enough jars and tupperware and folded paper bags and cocoa …