Alexa Christensen

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All About Emulsification

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Grab a whisk; we're teaching you everything you need to know about emulsification. Which means more creamy, silky sauces and dressings for you.</i><p>To …

These American Meat Products Are Banned Abroad

Next time you're enjoying a plate of giant Buffalo wings or chowing down on a giant steak, think about the size of the animal that must have produced it. Have you ever noticed how much bigger some U.S. cows, chickens, and turkeys are than their European counterparts? That's because many of …

Sprouting Seedlings in Eggshells

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: How to plant a garden that will fit on your windowsill.</i><p>This week, Central Park is a sea of the purple and yellow dots of crocuses and daffodils, and the first green buds …

'Foodie' Wire

Has restaurant knowledge become the new "<b>conversational with-it-ness</b>?" GQ's Daniel Riley argues: "Not having an opinion about where you eat is what it once was to not have authors you quoted, albums you defended, or directors you followed to the depths of <i>Kundun</i>." [GQ]

Low-alcohol session IPA is a great summer beer trend

Sometimes we get carried away in America, the land where “more is more” and “bigger is better.” From our cars, to our houses, to the portions on our plates, the things we love creep up in size and magnitude year after year (not to mention our waistbands).<p>Take the IPA for example, the sales darling …

How to Use Leftover Fish

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Don't throw that fish away! Here are 10 ideas to give it new life so that you can eat happily ever after.</i><p>There are some things that we're happy to …

How to Make Kale Smoothies You Actually Want to Drink

Everyone's still so excited about kale. Still! In its trendiness, kale is like the bacon of the vegetable world, only, you know, rather than being super tasty and delightful and kind of horrible for you, it's extremely healthy and it takes some real tricks to make it delicious. But the kale buzz is …

The Food Blogs You Should Be Reading Right Now, According To Saveur

Every year, new glorious food blogs are born. Every year, countless unfortunate ones come into being too. Food blogging has become so common that if you aren't a food blogger yourself, chances are you know someone who blogs about food.<p>Food bloggers may not be "editors at <i>Vogue</i>," and not all of them …

Cocktail Tools: What to Buy After You Have the Basics

So you've been making cocktails for a little while, and you have all your basics in hand: a shaker, a strainer or two, a jigger or measuring cup, a bar spoon, and some basic glassware. You'll do just fine making drinks with those, but if you're feeling the urge to add a few more tools to your …

7 Quietly Awesome Ways to Use Cream Cheese

For most of us, cream cheese means bagels or cheesecake, but the dedicated and resourceful community on the Chowhound Home Cooking board sees far …

8 Foods That Are Totally Worth the Hype

<i>First appeared on Food Riot, by Susie Rodarme</i><p>Food buzz seems to go in cycles, and sometimes, I sit back and watch the food media circling around something like, say, kale, and I have to scratch my head. I mean, if you like, kale, rad. I personally prefer other members of the cruciferous family …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>This week was all about imparting big flavor into otherwise modest dishes. Bright notes of citrus, savory herbs, and dried flowers can transform …

Pro Cooking Tips from 16 of NYC's Best Restaurant Chefs

From freezing peas to pickling everything, the sharpest cooking tips from 16 of the restaurant chefs who rocked the Edible Schoolyard NYC spring benefit.<p>Last night's Edible Schoolyard NYC Spring Benefit left us full, happy, and inspired. In addition to getting amped up about spring (morel mushrooms …

How to Make Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes look super-impressive on the plate, but they're remarkably easy to pull off—here's how<p>Buttery, crisp-edged, neatly shingled Hasselback potatoes look super-impressive on the plate, but they’re remarkably easy to pull off, no matter your knife skills.<p>Use a sharp knife to make …

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Make Your Own Naan (and Decide How to Bake It)

The relatively thick, bubble-puffy flatbread known as naan came to India and Pakistan by way of Persia. The dough is yeast-leavened and contains …

Sneak Peek: Tom Mylan's Meat Hook Meat Book

Grid View<p>Meat Hook Book<p>Here's a preview of <i>The Meat Hook Meat Book: Buy, Butcher, and Cook Your Way to Better Meat</i> by <b>Tom Mylan</b>, co-owner of Brooklyn's artisanal meat emporium the <b>Meat Hook</b>. The book contains recipes, techniques (like resting your steaks in a lake of warm fat), and general meat …

Molly Stevens' Roasted Fennel, Red Onion, and Orange Salad

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A 3-ingredient salad that makes its own dressing -- and might make you forget it's still winter.</i><p>In winter, when we don't know what to do with ourselves -- and …

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Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

How to Make the Best Meatless Burger (in Less Than 20 Minutes)

<i>By Parisa Soraya</i><p>Meatless Monday followers, rejoice. This black bean burger reveals that there is such a thing as a vegetarian meal that can satisfy all the things you want a burger to be: thick, juicy and full of flavor. In under 20 minutes, you can make enough patties to serve to your friends or …

The 8 Hottest Steak Trends Across America

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10 Ways to Treat Yourself to Dinner for One

Single? Then prepare to be wooed -- by yourself. Valentine's Day is all about love, and it's time to show yourself some (without apology, embarrassment, or explanation).<p>There are a million ways to treat yourself: spa appointments and flowers, Netflix marathons and popcorn, loud music and solo dance …

What We Eat and Drink to Kill Our Hangovers (Before They Kill Us)

Hangover got you down? Here's what we like to cook and eat to feel better: egg sandwiches, milkshakes, miso soup, and more<p>Whoever dreamed up the Grim Reaper—the cloak, the scythe, the cold and bony hand—probably had a wicked hangover. Because that's what being hungover is like. After a long night …

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