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50 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Put the hardest working pan in your kitchen to good use.<p><b>If you want a good, hard sear on a piece of meat</b>, grab a cast iron skillet. Looking to add minerals to your food? Ditto. Just want a workhorse of a pan that will take you from fried eggs to a free-form apple galette? You know what to do. The …

Cooking

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

UI Design

BA's Best Hash Browns

4 Servings<p>There are two kinds of hash browns: The chunky, floury, vaguely brown but not crisp kind, and the lacy, crunchy, shredded version here. Guess which one we prefer? This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or 6 …

Breakfast

9 Mouthwatering Sandwiches to Eat Like a Local, No Matter Where in the World You Are

To truly eat like a local no matter where you are in the world, you’ve got to try their version of stuff stuffed into other stuff—yes, we mean sandwiches.<p><b>As much as Chileans are different from Canadians,</b> and Jamaicans from Japanese, there’s one thing everyone has in common: We all love our …

Sandwiches

Tiropitakia – Greek Cheese Pies

I have just returned from a long weekend filled with sun, history, great food and coffee in Athens, Greece. My husband and I had the opportunity to …

Baking

In-Flight Travel Essentials That Keep Andrew Knowlton Sane

Here’s how a few essentials keep restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton sane and comfortable during his frequent travels.<p><i>Air travel isn’t easy these days. Restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton does a lot of it, for restaurant scouting and food events like Expo Milano. These are the</i> …

MacBook Air

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Healthy Eating

The top 50 apps for creative minds

There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of …

Apps

Messed Up Grits? Yeah, Us Too. Here's How Not To

Grits are easy to make...but finicky at the same time. The trick? Low and slow. Low and slow. Low and slow.<p><i>Yes, sometimes even BA staffers make basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as grits. Below, senior web editor Carey Polis confesses her grits-cooking woes to digital food</i> …

Cooking

2015 Blog Awards: Best Special Interest Blog

The 6 finalists for best special interest blog in our 2015 SAVEUR Blog Awards<p>Each year we've hosted the SAVEUR Blog Awards, we're astounded at the …

For a Better Pesto Pasta, Add Ricotta Cheese

<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 each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Pesto? Good. Cheese? Good. Pesto plus two cheeses</i> plus <i>pasta? Very, very good.</i><p>The pasta aisle is a wonderful place to be. You can …

15 Things You'd Learn in Culinary School

By: Dan Gentile<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Matthias Ripp</i><p>We consulted a group of industry professionals to find out things they don’t teach you in culinary school, …

8 Community Favorites with 5 Ingredients or Fewer

The results are in—here are the recipes our community loved from Your Best Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Fewer.<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can …

SPONSORED: How to Make Your Home Summer-Ready

I can’t lie: I’ve been ready for summer since January. Not only am I looking forward to sporting sundresses during al fresco happy hours with friends, but I don’t have to feel guilty about ditching my electronic devices to opt for some unplugged R&R instead.<p>As an entertaining stylist in New York …

New York City

Spiced Lamb Burger

8 Servings<p>As the lamb cooks inside the pita, the fat will render into the bread, creating a crunchy, compact, vibrantly flavored meat pie that’s unlike any burger you’ve ever had.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ pounds ground lamb, preferably shoulder<p>1 medium onion, very finely chopped<p>¾ cup chopped …

Bread

Is the Tuna Melt the World's Most Polarizing Sandwich?

Opinions? We've got 'em. Especially when it comes to what makes the best tuna melt recipe.<p></head>We thought nothing was more polarizing then bananas among the <i>Bon Appétit</i> staff…and then someone mentioned the tuna melt. Not only could our team fail to come to a consensus about whether they were …

Fish

Writing a Cookbook Proposal

I get a lot of questions related to cookbook proposals. There are a number of reasons to write one. Most believe it's the step you need to take just …

Writing

Mahogany Eggplant with Labneh and Pomegranate

Purple is the color of royalty, and the Lebanese bow down to eggplant accordingly, making it the crowned prince of many succulent dishes. Though it …

Eggplant

Genius Recipes (The Book!)

On Tuesday, Genius Recipes "wobbled into the world like a just-born turtle" (those are Kristen's words). While <i>Genius Recipes</i> might still be newly-hatched in the world of cookbooks, it's already making its way into homes from the U.S. to Finland to South Africa.<p>Take your book out of its box (and if …

Iceberg and Cabbage Slaw

12 Servings<p>As any deli aficionado will tell you, shredded lettuce—especially iceberg—is a glorious thing.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup buttermilk<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon mayonnaise<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 head of iceberg lettuce, …

Cabbage

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

Makes 5 cups concentrate<p>Cold brew goes down easy, but watch out: This is high-octane stuff. For a clear liquid, use coarsely ground coffee. (Finely ground beans make for a cloudier drink.)<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans<p>Milk (optional)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place …

Coffee

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Psychologists have found that colours and certain types of music can enhance the enjoyment of wine and food<p>Professor Charles Spence is trying to come up with a sound for salty.<p>“We are not quite there yet,” says the Oxford academic. “Bitter, sweet, sour – we have those. But salty is the hardest …

Flute

The Top 50 Marketing, Social Media and Productivity Blogs

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Having a list of go-to blogs can be a great source of information and inspiration.<p>In our case, the blogs and websites we visit most often provide some amazing articles with in-depth insights, tips, and strategies that help inform our social media …

Infographics

19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Everything's better with cheddar cheese—these 19 recipes prove it.<p><b>You know what they say:</b> Everything's better with Cheddar (oh wait, or feta.). It's true! These recipes for queso, waffles, sandwiches, toasts, and popovers (to name a few) star one of our very favorite cheeses.

Cooking

How to Make a Better Homemade Pizza With Mario Batali

How to make a better homemade pizza, from a man who knows his pie: This video shows you how with tips from Chef Mario Batali.<p>You don't have to be an Italian to cook like one. That's what chef <b>Mario Batali</b> says, and as the owner of such gems like Del Posto, Babbo, and Lupa, he's a man who knows …

Kitchens

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.

Cooking

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating