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The Food Lab: The Best Guacamole (and the Science of Avocados)

<b>BONUS: 12+ Ways to Doctor Up Your Guacamole »</b><p>Guacamole and I have come a long way together. It's one of the earliest foods I remember eating. My mother would make a batch heavy with tomato and onion every time we had a potluck event at my school. I'd hit it first knowing that it'd soon be too brown …

An All-Natural Red Velvet Cake That's Truly Red

Red velvet is a classic cake, flavored with just a hint of cocoa powder, that has a deep red crumb contrasted with fluffy white icing. The early versions of the cake weren’t quite as technicolor as the ones we see today, but in the 1940s, the Adams Extract company saw an opportunity to sell some …

Dessert

Listen to Your Elders

We collected the best advice on how to do Thanksgiving right, from those who've put in decades of actually hosting the thing: Our parents.<p>Here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>, we have a lot of ideas about Thanksgiving. Putting miso in your collards. Taking the backbone out of your turkey. Eating salad.<p>But, during …

Cooking

How to Transform Your Wok into a Smoker

No smoker? No problem. If you own a wok, you can prepare deliciously aromatic smoked dishes at home.<p>To jerry-rig a stovetop smoker, line a wok with …

The Best Sichuan Dish You've Never Tasted

Fen Zheng Rou translates literally as “powder steamed meat”. While this title <i>does</i> tell you what the dish is in the most efficient of terms, in no way does it convey the ultimate comfort of a <b>glorious mound of juicy pork wrapped protectively with bits of toasted rice</b>.<p>The dangerous and fiery nature of …

Food & Dining

When Is It Okay to Use Dried Herbs?

Most recipes for marinara sauce call for either dried oregano or Italian seasoning, which is mostly dried oregano and basil. When I was working on a recipe for my own red sauce, my immediate thought was <i>replace the dried herbs with fresh</i>. Imagine my surprise when I found after cooking two sauces …

Plant-Based. Meat-Minimal. Vegetable-Forward. 16 Recipes That Are Kinda Sorta Not Really Vegetarian

Where's the beef? These plant-based recipes treat meat as a condiment, not the main event.<p><b>These days, it seems like everyone's eating less meat.</b> But we still have fierce allegiances to our pork products, our beef, our chicken, and our charcuterie. The solution: plant-based recipes that treat meat …

Cooking

5 Ingredients and 10 Minutes = Awesome Strawberry Shortcake

I loved Strawberry Shortcake as a kid. I mean, I <i>loved</i> it. And I'm not talking about the simple dessert of biscuits layered with macerated strawberries and whipped cream. I'm talking about the cartoon character with the cat named Custard. I had a well-worn cassette tape with Strawberry Shortcake …

Dessert

15 Snack Dinners for When All Else Fails

Maybe you’re not that hungry tonight. Maybe you're hosting and aren't up for putting together an elaborate, multi-course meal. Maybe, maaaybe, you just don’t feel like using a fork and knife. You know what that means: Snacks for dinner!<p>The world of snacking is multifaceted and complex: We've had …

Food

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

Thai Basil Fried Rice: Better Than Your Go-To Takeout Order

<i>Not your typical fried rice, this Thai-style version is flavored with chile peppers and fish sauce, then perfumed with fragrant Thai basil.</i><p>On one of those days when you don’t want to put together a fancy dish, there’s always fried rice. It's what I look to when I’m too busy to whip up something …

Basil

Master D.I.Y. Stir-Fry by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Achieve takeout-level stir-fry at home by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>Just what <i>is</i> it about take-out stir-fries? They're somehow always perfectly cooked—no raw veggies, but no mushy or soggy ones, either. They're satisfying without being heavy. They're big on flavor, combining salty, spicy, sour, …

Food & Dining

Do as the Brits Do: Eat This When the Weather Starts to Turn

<i>A vegetable soup that's British pub fare done right.</i><p>As an American living in England, there are many things that I find romantic: the deep history of the island, the ancient castles, the royal family, the tiny streets, the marvelous monuments, and the venerable museums.<p>Last week, on a trip to the …

Royal Family

53 Gluten-Free Recipes You Definitely Want to Cook

Just because you have a gluten allergy or swore off wheat products doesn't mean your food shouldn't be ridiculously delicious. These 53 gluten-free recipes prove it.<p><b>Welcome to the land of gluten freedom.</b> Just because you have a gluten allergy or swore off wheat products for other reasons doesn't …

Cooking

Put an Egg on It: 32 Grain Bowls for Lunchtime and Anytime

The quickest, easiest one-bowl meal we can think of is a grain bowl. Here are our favorites to make for lunch time—or, anytime. Did we mention they taste great as leftovers too?<p><b>Our love for grain bowls knows no bounds.</b> Composed of, well, grain—rice, farro, barley, quinoa, kamut, you name it—and …

Healthy Eating

What You Need to Know about Lassis, with Recipes (None are Mango)

<i>With expert help from Nik Sharma of A Brown Table, cooking Indian food at home is going to be less intimidating than you think.</i><p><i>Today: You've ordered a mango lassi at your favorite Indian restaurant, but did you know there are many more variations of India's favorite summertime drink?</i><p>During the …

Recipes

The Serious Eats Guide to Shopping for Asian Noodles

The world of Asian noodles is vast. Walk into any Asian market and you'll see aisles of noodles, each of different shapes, lengths, and textures. Noodles in Asia are more than a food—they're an essential part of culture with a 4,000 year history. Even the noodles' length has significance—they are …

How to Never Overcook Salmon (or Other Fishes) Again

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i> <i><br>Today: The most foolproof way to cook any fish—and a petition for a new cooking term.</i><p>The most unfair implication of slow-roasting is the <i>slowness</i> part. Sure, there are plenty of …

Seafood

Brown Rice and Beans with Ginger Chile Salsa

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>It's not traditional, but we love the heat that fresh ginger adds to the salsa that accompanies this brown rice and beans recipe.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, divide<p>1 medium onion, chopped, divided<p>1 cup brown rice<p>Kosher salt<p>1/2 cup …

Warning: These 16 Recipes Might Offend You

On Wednesday, the official <i>New York Times</i> account tweeted the following: "Add green peas to your guacamole." The President of the United States responded that he was "not buying" it, there were calls for the <i>Times</i> to delete their Twitter account altogether, and the newspaper's public editor declared …

Healthy Eating

Just Try to Resist "Fantasy Sauce Pasta"

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Swoon over the sexiest Italian pasta ever (with wine and cream and bacon and butter).</i><p>Those Italians. …

Cooking

One Ginger Root, 4 Dinners (& a Batch of Cookies)

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever—or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples—or your seasonal produce—every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Jodi Kay of Happy Hearted Kitchen gets to the root of the matter with ginger.</i><p>I always …

Coconut

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

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16 Fiery Hot Sauce Recipes That Bring the Heat

<b>Some like their food hot,</b> and at <i>BA</i>, that means doubling down on a whole lot of hot sauce. But sometimes we just can't buy hot sauce fast enough for how frequently we use it, and even if we could, the store-bought kind just isn't giving us the right fiery kick for what we need. That's why there are …

Cooking

The Genius Trick for Magically Creamy Scrambled Eggs (in 15 Seconds)

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Finally! Soft, custardy scrambled eggs for people who don't have the time—or patience—for low-and-slow.</i><p>There are so many decisions confronting scrambled egg …

Breakfast

A Bunch of Chickpeas, Five Versatile Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever—or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples</i><i>—</i><i>or your seasonal produce</i><i>—</i><i>every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Ashley McLaughlin of Edible Perspective shows us just how versatile chickpeas can be.</i><p>My …

Vegan

This Cake Calls Itself "The World's Best"

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p><i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. We're sharing</i> …

Dessert

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Cooking

This Cake Will Make You Re-think Your Plans

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: Sometimes a cake doesn't go as planned, and sometimes it's better for it.</i><p>No one has ever accused me of having trouble committing. …

Dessert

12 Recipes for a Stress-Free Week of Cooking

<i>Today: We figured out the weeknight meal planning so you don't have to.</i><p>Making a to-do list—and then crossing the items off—is one of life’s most satisfying pleasures, right up there with cracking the top of a crème brûlée. It's even better when your organization has a solid purpose, like learning …

Italian Food