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By Ana Kinkaid | Culinary News and Trends

10 Essential Tools for Mexican Cooking

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: Margarita Arronte's book Mexico: The</i> …

Recipes

This French Dessert Proves Red Wine and Cherries Were Made for Each Other

What better way to spend a summer evening than by snacking on a big bowl of fresh cherries? How about enjoying a glass of merlot while tending to a juicy steak on the grill? Or better yet, you could enjoy these two simple pleasures at once in the form of a sophisticated French dessert. Red Wine …

Dessert

How Ernest Hemingway Taught the World to Drink

On Hemingway’s 107th birthday, Philip Greene, who wrote the book on Papa and cocktails, argues that the famed author changed how we all drink.<p>Like that old poem about the six blind men, each perceiving an elephant in vastly different ways (a snake! a wall! a spear!), so it is when it comes to …

Cocktails

Cold Brew Iced Coffee 3 Ways

My love affair with coffee started early. I was that kid at college who always kept a pitcher of iced coffee in her mini fridge and who practically …

Food & Dining

Stuffed Pancake Puffs

Today I am extra, extra excited because we have two pretty awesome things to share with you. First, a recipe for filled puff pancakes. Yes, little …

Recipes

The Best Way to Cook Eggplant Is to Burn It — Eggplant of Desire

(Image credit: iomis/Shutterstock)<p>Eggplant is a controversial food. Like cilantro or blue cheese, you either love it or you hate it. But what if I …

Food

Dinner in 25 Minutes: Coconut Milk Soup With Lobster

If there's a way to savor a lobster roll, I have yet to discover it. Two or three bites, and it's gone. In looking for a simple, better way to linger …

Food

Chef Jeff Mahin's Secret Weapon: Make a flavor-packed tomato oil you'll drizzle on everything

Photo: Katie B. Foster/Tasting TableThere’s nothing quite like the kiss of a wood-fired grill. But when time, space, unbearable humidity or a lack of …

Recipes

12 Uses for Pickle Juice

If you love pickles—whether sweet, dill, garlic, or bread-and-butter—you should be using that delicious leftover pickle juice for other things once …

Food

How to survive the heatwave in the kitchen: Diana Henry's refreshing tomato salads

Despite having a head full of dishes, there are some basic things I make all the time: cheese on toast, boiled eggs and tomato salads. I vary them – these days I’m eating boiled eggs, shelled (but still warm), with black bread, spring onions and cottage cheese. Eggs, cheese and tomato salads have …

Food

Summer Fruit Plate.

Sooo today we are putting ALL the summer fruits together on one pretty plate!!!<p>So I’m kind of “juiced up”(pun intended) to share this fruit plate …

Recipes

5 delicious ways to enjoy beets

Beetroot, simply known as the beet, has been gaining popularity as a superfood. Beet juice consumption is associated with a decrease in blood pressure, which can be an effective way to treat cardiovascular conditions. Beets are also one of the few vegetables that contain a group of pigments known …

Food & Dining

Basic Japanese Dashi Recipe

Notes:Kombu and shaved katsuobushi is widely available at Japanese grocers or in the Asian section of most large supermarkets.<p>Ingredients2 quarts (2L) water2 ounces (60g) dried kombu (see note above)3/4 ounce (45g) packed dried bonito flakes (katsuobushi, see note above)<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Combine water …

Japanese Food

Japanese Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Japanese pickled vegetables<p>This refreshing sweet and sour Japanese side is a great way to cleanse your palate between bites.<p><i>0:05</i><p>To prep<p><i>0:05</i><p>To …

Cooking (Australia)

Spritz: Italy's iconic cocktail is simple perfection in summer: 'You sip, you nibble, you catch the sun's last rays'

Memories of my first-ever spritz are dotted with sparkly lights and fizzy bubbles.<p>Everyone in Piazza Navona on that distant summer evening, it …

Quebec

The Right Way to Drink Scotch in the Summer

Break out of whiskey geek prison by picking up a delicious bottle of blended Scotch. And add ice. Lots of it.<p>Fifty years ago, American magazines were full of ads for blended Scotch whisky. Dewar’s, J&B, Johnnie Walker Red, Cutty Sark, they filled the pages, especially around Christmas time. We …

Liquor

Eat stalks and leaves: Fennel is the veg that keeps on giving

WORTH GROWING FOR its pretty foliage alone, florence fennel also offers the bonus of its delicious, white, aniseed-flavoured bulb.<p>It’s a little …

Vegetables

What Is Chai and How to Make It

When you are saying "chai tea," you are basically saying, "tea tea."<p>Chai is a way of life in India. Almost everywhere you go—in trains, on streets, in sari shops—you will see people gulping down the sweet, spicy, milky beverage.<p>In America, "chai" has become known as a flavor of tea with …

Food (India)

8 Scrambled Egg Recipes With a Secret Ingredient You'd Never Guess

Scrambled eggs can be completely boring or exciting, depending on how you cook them. If you don't know the best way to scramble eggs, you're at risk of winding up with a plate of dry, rubbery, flavorless mush. With a little help from some secret ingredients, however, you can take your plain old …

Recipes

Southern Crab Hash Recipe - Quick From Scratch Fish & Shellfish | Food & Wine

Suggested Pairing<p>The sweetness of crab is often at its best paired with a full-bodied Chardonnay, which will also be good with the bacon, potatoes, and cream cheese. Try a bottle from California or Australia.

Shellfish

Here's How April Bloomfield Makes New England-Style Clam Chowder

A summertime classic<p>Chefs Anita Lo and April Bloomfield collaborate on a classic New England-style clam chowder in a new clip from PBS' hit series</i> …

Chowder

It’s Time You Learned How to Make Japanese Fried Chicken

“No izakaya menu or Japanese cooking repertoire is complete without a solid kara-age recipe,” wrote Tim Anderson in his 2016-released cookbook <i>Nanban:</i> …

Chicken Recipes

These Major Food Myths Have Finally Been Debunked

Eating right and keeping your fridge on point is hard. Knowing what to buy and when to buy it is no easy task either. That’s why things like the five second rule are so vital, those little mantras or tidbits we picked up when we were kids that we have an undying faith in. Some have come and gone …

Food

The Story of Biryani: How This Exotic Dish Came, Saw and Conquered India!

Biryani is an evergreen classic that really needs no introduction. India offers so much on its culinary platter but the one dish Indians unanimously …

Food

This Japanese fried chicken will ruin you for its American cousin

Korean fried chicken has taken the culinary world by storm, knocking that secret-spiced Kentucky version off its 'Merica-centric pedestal.<p>But there's …

Lifestyle

Looking for the secret to nonna's boozy cherries

Every summer, my maternal grandmother made magic with sour cherries. She would lay the crimson fruits out under the warm Abruzzo sun until they turned dark and crinkled, and then preserve them in a syrup made from sugar, brandy and alcohol. The cherries were tiny booze bombs, slightly chewy, with …

Recipes

Baked Zucchini Sticks

<b></b> <br>Baked zucchini sticks, a great way to get even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy zucchini! Perfect as a snack, appetizer or side dish. My daughter …

Food & Dining

How To Freeze Fresh Herbs In Oil To Make Them Last Longer

A genius way to stretch your grocery budget.<p>As part of HuffPost's “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.<p>Fresh herbs are the thorn in every home cook's side. They're expensive and they always wilt before we can …

Herbs

Oregon pinot noir shocks the world again in international wine competition

Forty years after American wine shocked the world in the Judgement of Paris, an Oregon wine has brought home a major international award.<p>Domaine …

United States