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By Ana Kinkaid | Culinary News and Trends

A Genius Technique for More Flavorful Broccoli Soup

This soup isn't cream of broccoli, but that's only a technicality. It has no cream, and could easily have no dairy at all. You won't even need a richly flavored stock—you can start truly from scratch, with just a few vegetables, olive oil, and water. Yes, water.<p>And yet, it has everything the best …

Recipes

Oregon's Willamette Valley: Wine Country Travel Without the Headaches

WINE-COUNTRY travel can often be better in theory than practice, with overpriced tasting rooms, heavily trafficked highways and crowded restaurants and bars. Does an oenophile’s paradise even exist anymore? While some may pine for the palazzos of Tuscany, for me it’s the Willamette Valley of Oregon.<p>…

Travel

The One Change You Should Make to Vastly Improve Your Morning Coffee

Some home baristas go all out. They have coffee makers and grinders that cost hundreds of dollars, buy only the finest specialty beans, and labor …

Coffee

What Donuts Look Like Around the World

The best part of visiting new countries is learning about new cultures, and what better way to learn about a new culture than through food?<p>There are …

Tried-and-true techniques for getting the smell of garlic off your hands after cooking

If you've ever chopped garlic, you probably know that the smell of it lingers on your fingers for hours, if not days, after you've cooked with …

Garlic

The Secret Ingredient You Should Add to Roasted Vegetables

Some days, we just don’t want to eat our vegetables.<p>A handful of raw carrots or a bowl of sad, steamed broccoli never really got anybody’s blood …

Food

Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised Or Organic Eggs: An Egg-ucation

My son Alex and his girlfriend Natalie have been raising chickens in their backyard for the past five years. So I know that depending on the breed of the hen, the color of a farm (backyard) fresh egg can naturally be white, brown, blue or even green. Alex has also taught me the colors of the egg …

Farming

The Zen of homemade pizza: Losing yourself in the doing

Some people do woodworking; some paint; some garden. I cook.<p>I find pleasure in the craft. Truly. Nearly every day, I look forward to working on my granite countertop using my collection of tools and my magnificent range.<p>That's why I make pizza. I get to use my ginormous rolling pin, my ceramic …

Pizza

Making foolproof fried chicken

Julia Lee, aka the Fry Queen, shares her secrets for mastering the classic

This could be KFC's secret recipe

Colonel Sanders' nephew casually revealed to a reporter a recipe that had been passed down in a family scrapbook.<p>Could this be KFC's closely guarded secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices? The nephew, Joe Ledington, said it is. He claims his job as a kid was to mix this same recipe in large …

Cooking

DIY Fudgsicles Recipe

Made with Dutched cocoa powder, these homemade Fudgsicles have an even deeper chocolate flavor than the original. Balanced by the butterscotch-y sweetness of brown sugar, they're especially refreshing and intense on a hot summer's day.<p>Why It Works<p>Super dark and intense. Read the Whole Story<p>Skim …

Chocolate

You Should Probably Be Eating More Turmeric. Here’s How

Five simple and delicious ways to get more of the super-root in your diet.<p>Make Turmeric Paste<p>Turmeric paste is a mixture of ground turmeric, extra …

Food & Dining

Video: The Food Lab's Foolproof Homemade Mayonnaise

Get Recipe Two-Minute Mayonnaise<p>If you've been reading the site for a few years, or have my book, you've no doubt read about this technique. You may have even seen this suuuuuuper-old video I made. There is nothing here that has not been done before by other people. But it explains one of the most</i> …

Food

Today's The Day You Become An Oyster-Shucking Master

You got this.<p>If you want to throw a truly epic summertime party, then you should know that raw oysters are a must. Oysters are the very definition of this sun-filled season ― light and salty in flavor. But shucking a bunch of these is enough of a hassle to deter even the fanciest of hosts from …

Oysters

How to cook a summery seafood meal in a sack

Have you noticed that lately you can’t get through a day without seeing, hearing or even using the adjective “effortless” or its adverbial cousin “effortlessly’”? Your pulled-together look has to make you look effortlessly chic. Your dinner party has to look effortless. You’ve got to make doing a …

Cooking

Homemade Ginger Beer Soda

<b>Rather than being fermented, this version of ginger beer is more of a simple soda, but is just as delicious and very easy to make.</b>Ginger is by far my …

Ginger

A Classic Cookie Gets a Tea-Infused Twist

I have always considered snickerdoodles to be an unsung hero of the dessert world. They win hands-down for novelty of name alone. <b>Those uninitiated into the snickerdoodle fan club (I am the president) might wonder how they are any different from a sugar cookie</b>, and I will tell them: Unlike a sugar …

Here's what Olympians eat for each sport

Just what does it take to power Simone Biles' signature half-twisting double backflip or Allyson Felix's lightning-fast sprint?<p>It turns out, the amount Olympians eat can vary tremendously depending not only on the events they're competing in, but also their body type and lifestyle outside the …

How To Pickle Ginger

Spicy, sweet, briny, and bright — people are just fanatical about pickled ginger. I have a friend who chooses a sushi restaurant based on how much …

Food

Baking Basics: Converting Pan Sizes

August 16, 2016 0 <i>comments »</i><p>Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Baking Basics installment!<p>One of the most common questions that I receive is how to …

Baking

Vacuum Seal Your Plastic Bags With Nothing More Than A Bowl Of Water

We all know the struggle of keeping food fresh when we aren’t able to use it right away.<p>Do we use a plastic bag or is this something that belongs in …

Food

THESE 6 TIPS FROM JULIA CHILD WILL HELP YOU KEEP YOUR COOL IN A VERY HOT KITCHEN

YOU CAN STAND THE HEAT<p>Whip out those candles and whip up that chocolate ganache frosting: August 15 is Julia Child’s birthday. The culinary hero, who brought French cooking to the Wonderbread-infested American kitchen, deserves constant celebration. She inspired a nation of home chefs to think …

Food

Gold Medal (Lemon Curd) Cookies

YOU GUYS! The summer games are in full swing and I’m legit glued to the TV. It’s weird because any other time of year I don’t watch sports, but the …

Cookies

Avocado Spinach Green Smoothie Bowl

Avocado Spinach Green Smoothie Bowl<p>Author: DV K<p>Recipe type: Breakfast<p>Prep time: 10 mins<p>Total time: 10 mins<p>Serves: 3 servings<p>Healthy green smoothie …

How To Dry Tomatoes in the Oven

These oven-dried tomatoes are nothing like their sun-dried cousins. They aren't the ultra-dry, chewy tomatoes you find jarred at the supermarket. No, …

Tomatoes

Coffee Lemonade Is Coming Your Way

Thankfully, the next super-hip food trend isn’t more rainbow colored dishes. Well, technically it isn’t food either: it’s coffee lemonade. Cafes are …

Lemonade

Who’s the snob: Barbecue traditionalists or the creator of the sous-vide ‘smoked brisket’?

<b>J. Kenji Lopez-Alt</b> fired a shot across the barrel smoker of barbecue traditionalists on Monday with his latest recipe for Serious Eats: The Food Lab’s Complete Guide to Sous Vide Smoked Brisket, a title that seemed to provoke the low-and-slow contingent to take up tongs in their defense.<p>Via his …

Cooking

Peachy Buttermilk Sherbet

<b>Makes 3 cups</b><p>1 cup buttermilk<br>• 1/3 cup (66 grams) sugar<br>• 3 cups (12 ounces/340 grams) peeled peach slices<br>• 1 to 3 tablespoons peach preserves or sugar (optional)<p>Freeze the peach slices on a shallow baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Stir the 1/3 cup sugar into the buttermilk and set aside …

Buttermilk

Crème Fraîche | French Recipes

FRENCH TRADITIONAL RECIPE: Some recipes recommend kickstarting the process by heating the cream mixture to take off the refrigerator chill, I found …