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13 Ways to Jazz Up Popcorn, from Bacon Fat to Bottarga

13 ways to turn your popcorn from drab to fab, from bacon fat to brown butter.<p>Just as a hotdog is the quintessential snack for watching baseball, popcorn is the ideal snack for watching movies—not to mention awards shows honoring said movies. Yup, it's Oscars time again, and you have to figure out …

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Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Kabocha squash is made for purées.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>4 oz. pancetta (Italian bacon), chopped<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage<p>1 2-lb. kabocha or butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into ½” pieces (about 3 cups)<p>1 …

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All About Onions and 7 Ways to Make a Meal of Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Onions are powerful -- their versatility, their flavor, their ability to make you weep on command...</i><p>Onions are members of the allium family (along with scallions, leeks, and …

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5 Ways to Make a Whiskey Sour

You might think you don’t like whiskey sours. That’s probably because you’ve only had them made with neon yellow sour mix. And that’s no good.<p>You …

Kitchen Assistants: The Best Indian Cooking Tools

7 implements essential to Indian cooks<p><b>(1) Degchi</b>, bulbous pots fashioned from clay, tinned copper, or iron, are designed to nestle into concave …

Silverton, Tosi, De Laurentiis Named Among Top 25 Women in Food

Less than a year after its sister magazine <i>Time</i> published a male-dominated list of the Gods of Food, <i>Fortune</i> — in collaboration with <i>Food & Wine</i> — today released a 25-person list titled <b>The Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink</b>. The list contains only three self-identified chefs — <b>Nancy Silverton</b> …

6 Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipes Worthy of a State Fair

Zucchini reaches its peak just as state fairs reach theirs. And what are fairs most known for? Fried food. Bring the two summertime institutions …

Common Ice Cream Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

Whipping up homemade ice cream can be tricky. These are the common ice cream mistakes to avoid, from overfilling the machine to not being patient<p>We're big fans of the ice cream truck, but you know what's better than waiting for that maddeningly cheery tune to roll down your street? Making ice cream …

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Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

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5 Ways to Give the Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwich a Makeover

Homemade egg sandwiches can be so much better.<p>Picture your basic fast-food breakfast sandwich: There’s the flimsy approximation of an English muffin, …

The Secret to Perfect Eggs Benedict

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Everyone loves ordering Eggs Benedict out in a restaurant -- but what about making them at home? There's always a fear about whether eggs can be poached properly or whether the hollandaise will come together.<p>But fear not because we …

Moving Soon? This Is A Must-Read

7 tips for making your next move as painless as possible<p>If there's a move in your future and you want to hire help with all or part of it, here are the best suggestions to unpack and stow away, all from highly rated movers and satisfied customers:<p><b>1. Plan ahead.</b> Start at least six weeks before the …

Best Kitchens - Decor Inspiration for Home Kitchens

Laminated fabric on spill-prone chairs pair function with style.<p>Goodbye, monochromatic kitchens — hello, Ultra Violet.<p>Wait until you learn what this thing can do!<p>If you think you don't have space for an island, spice rack, or extra chairs, you're wrong.<p>The heart of your home is about to look so …

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.<p>Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.

10 Secret European Spots You'll Want To Visit Stat

Everyone loves a good secret spot, especially one that's in Europe. What about 50 of them?<p>The kind folks over at Lonely Planet have just released their new ebook entitled "Secret Europe" and have culled through the massive amounts of experiences one can have on the continent and brought you their …

Olive Oil: What You Need To Know

This buyer’s guide will lead you to a better bottle<p>Do you buy Chimay on every visit to the beer store? I sure don’t. Some circumstances demand the good stuff; others call for something that gets the job done.<p>That’s also the case with olive oil.<p>As a longtime olive oil buyer for Formaggio Kitchen in …

10 Recipes for the World Cup Kickoff

At a time when most soccer (or, as one should say, football) fans are busy obsessing over match times, big screens, and office betting pools, we simply look at the list of FIFA's top-ranked teams and think about the foods they represent. As lithe athletes from all over the world converge in São …

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One Good Find: German Swinging Grill

A unique grill design from Germany<p>My new favorite grill goes by an odd name: the schwenker. And its setup is just as peculiar. Derived from the …

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Classic Caesar Salad

6 Servings<p>A great Caesar salad recipe gets its swagger from a great Caesar dressing recipe. Squeamish about raw egg yolks and anchovies? Sorry. Yolks are what give richness to the emulsion, while anchovies provide a briny blast (and that whole umami thing). This is part of BA's Best, a collection …

30 Commonly Mispronounced Food Words (and How to Say Them Correctly)

<i>Alessandra Bulow</i><p>We can understand that people frequently mispronounce words like quinoa, gnocchi, and Sriracha -- but how about "ravioli"? The menu at Giada De Laurentiis' new Las Vegas restaurant phonetically spells out the pronunciation of each of her pasta dishes, like the Lobster Ravioli …

Savory Ricotta Tart - Easy Herbed Ricotta Pie Recipe

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.<p><b>Before you take off for the nearest mountain</b>, in search of a rigorous hike in the wilderness, consider this: What are you gonna eat? We're not talking about a gourmet camping meal in the …

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I Heart My City: Pamela’s Quebec City

Quebec City resident <b>Pamela MacNaughtan</b> left her career behind to pursue her dream of long-term travel in 2010, and hasn’t looked back. This self-proclaimed “bacon addict” isn’t only led by her taste buds; she’s also attracted to the unusual and adventurous side of travel. She’s toured working …

Craft Beer Chronicles: Germany's Beer-Brewing Nun, Sister Doris

She was called to the mash tun nearly 45 years ago. She's in love with brewing and is passionate about beer. It's hard not to be smitten with Sister Doris.<p>But, hey, she's a nun, so don't fall too hard. Lavish your affection on her beer instead. It may tempt you to become a Catholic -- or not. But …

5 Ways to Drink Coffee Around the World

No matter where you find yourself in the world, chances are you'll start your day off with a cup of coffee.<p>Everyone has their preference: cappuccino, latte, black with a little sugar (or not), but your choices will be slightly different depending on what country you're in. Coffee is prepared and …

Perfect Coffee at Home

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Haft & Harrison Suarez<p>Perfect Coffee at Home is the definitive guide to coffee, told through the eyes of two Marines looking to make the most of their morning coffee ritual.<p>In this first-of-its-kind digital book, Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez will take you through the third wave …