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The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 1

Observer Food Monthly’s recipe selection, from Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken to Anna Jones’s magic veg spaghetti<p>• 20 best one-pot recipes: part 2<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that …

The secret to the perfect burger goes against everything we believed in

Despite our differences, there’s one thing all cheeseburger lovers agree on: it’s all about the meat.<p>Common belief has been that a good burger patty …

Top tomatoes: gourmet canned and jarred varieties tested

Summer eating is a distant memory, squinted at from the monochrome depths of January. To introduce warmth and colour into our cold-season cooking, we reach for preserved vegetables and fruit, some of which are even an improvement. Fresh tomatoes are often of questionable quality in the UK, yet …

Tomatoes

7 No-Bake Desserts to Satisfy Late-Night Cravings

The incredible scent of cookies baking in the oven is well worth savoring. But this roundup isn't about that. It's about getting what you need the …

Dessert

Some Cats Actually Work For A Living. Here Are 50 Of Them

No kitten, this book features 50 cats with actual, real-life jobs.<p>A new book proves that cats can be anything at all when they grow up: surgical assistants, exercise partners, circus performers, newscasters, therapy pets, security guards, ministers, mayors -- the list goes on and weirdly, …

27 Of The Happiest Cats In The World

It's good to be a cat.

Forget Boiling! Use Less Salt! Plus More Tips for Better, Easier Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>For many of us, pasta is the very first meal we make for ourselves. But just because it takes little more than a pot of boiling water doesn't mean the process can't be improved. Over the years, we've tested and tweaked, taken on old wives' tales, and …

28 Cats Who Are Not Going To Move For You

And they don't really care how it affects you.

How to Make 20 of Your Favorite Candies at Home

Whether you’re spending this Halloween trick-or-treating or not, there’s one thing that’ll be on everyone’s mind come the night of October 31st: candy! While we might not be able to score a pillowcase full of it anymore (at least not for free), we can bust out our apron and make grown-up versions …

20 Ways to Eat Paleo for Super Cheap

For many people, a high protein, low carbohydrate (AKA paleo) diet results in better nutrition and weight loss. However, since paleo diets are more …

Agriculture

Charred and Raw Corn Salad

4 servings<p>All the things that you love about elote (Mexican grilled corn), now in a convenient tossed-together form, perfect for using up fresh produce from the farmers’ market. This recipe is part of the Healthyish Farmers’ Market Challenge. Get all 10 recipes here.<p>August 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 …

Recipes

6 Easy Hacks for the Best Homemade Fries

Homemade fries are worth the effort. Make 'em even better with these DIY fry hacks.<p>If it's comfort food you're after, there's nothing quite like a pile of hot, fresh, salty French fries. It also happens to be just the sort of cooking project we love: Easier than it looks, and more satisfying than …

Liege Waffles

The Liege waffle, native to Belgium and loved around the world, is a thick, crispy, sweet waffle with dough similar to brioche. They feature large chunks of pearl sugar and when baked in a waffle iron, the sugar caramelizes, creating a lovely crisp bite on the outside while maintaining a soft …

Baked French Toast with Caramelized Pears and Hazelnuts

In France, French toast is called <i>pain perdu</i>, which literally means “lost bread”. The unused, leftover and stale bits of bread are soaked in a batter …

Recipe: Cranberry Almond French Toast Casserole

All summer long, I’m a coffee-with-soy-milk-for-breakfast kind of girl, but as the weather cools down, I suddenly find myself craving ALL of the delicious breakfast baked goods. Know the feeling? Give yourself a tasty new reason to get out of bed on chilly mornings with this cranberry almond french …

Breakfast

Torta della Nonna - Italian 'Grandma's cake' with lemon custard and pine nuts

Well this has been a very long time coming - and I really wanted to start with a big post sharing lots of photos from my trip (which will be coming …

Savoy Cocktail Book: Retro Recipes for Drinks from the 1920s-1930s

For all its blessings and fascinations, retromania is easily at its most delicious when it comes to vintage food and drink, from the cocktails of <i>Mad Men</i> to yesteryear’s bizarre food concoctions. But there’s hardly a better way to add some vintage class to your life than with the <b>Savoy Cocktail Book</b> …

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Shake

A chocolate milkshake is a classic indulgence. Rich, creamy, and what other dessert can you thoughtfully sip? To create a light (and let's be real, metabolism appropriate) chocolate shake, I mixed the ice cream and switched in frozen bananas, sweetened it with maple syrup for richness, and used …

20 Simple Chopped Salad Recipes to Make for Lunch This Week

Let’s get real for a second. Salads are great and all, but don’t get us started on oversized kale leaves and one giant chunk of cheese that inevitably makes its way to the bottom of the bowl. The solution? Chop up everything into tiny bites, toss with a delicious dressing and dig in. Sure, it might …