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By Ana Kinkaid | Culinary News and Trends

20 Beautiful Pestos You’ll Want To Make In Your Blender

Let’s blend.<p>1. Hazelnut Thyme Pesto<p>Recipe here<p>2. Pistachio Arugula Sweet Pea Pesto<p>Recipe here<p>3. Broccoli & Jalapeño Pesto<p>Recipe here<p>4. Creamy Sicilian Pesto<p>Recipe here<p>5. Traditional Basil Pesto<p>Recipe here<p>6. Ramp Pesto<p>Recipe here<p>7. Parsley Kale Walnut Pesto<p>Recipe here<p>8. Rose Petal Pesto<p>Recipe here<p>9. …

Vegetarian Food

Red Wine Brownies Exist (and They're Amazing)

You guys already know how we feel about the beautiful combination of red wine and chocolate here at Kitchn. And while red wine hot chocolate is …

Dessert

Why Does Chocolate Turn White?

Ever pull out your once-pristine box of baking chocolate and notice that the chocolate has turned gray or white? You might think it's happened …

Dessert

Brown Bread Ice Cream

When I was in Ireland, after a wonderful dinner at an old country inn, I was served a big bowl of Brown Bread Ice Cream. I had heard about this …

Dessert

Why (and When) It's Important to Bloom Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder is a pantry superstar. Mild and unassuming next to those rich chocolate bars, it nevertheless offers surprising power — if you know how …

Dessert

How to Make a Perfect Souffle

Relax, It's Just a Souffle<p>According to La Varenne Practique (a timeless masterwork you should consider owning if learning more about classic French …

Baking

Make Your Own Starbucks-Style Sous Vide Egg Bites at Home

If you like those new Sous Vide Egg Bites at Starbucks, you’ll be happy to know you can easily make your own version at home.<p>Those egg bites are …

Dry Rub Ribs- Memphis (Dave's Dinners)

Preheat over to 300 degrees F.<p>Mix the rub ingredients together well in a small bowl.<p>Remove the membrane from the bone side of the ribs, then rub the …

BBQ

Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake

It’s interesting reading some of the talk regarding if the internet is ready to replace cookbooks. Sure, there are people furiously clicking around …

Here's the Right Way to Cut Potatoes for Every Breakfast Dish

We Americans love potatoes so much that we can’t decided on just one way to eat potatoes for breakfast. Oh no, we need to play with them enough that …

Potatoes

Make This Mediterranean Spice Blend and Use It On Everything

I first had za’atar, a Mediterranean spice blend featuring thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds, in Israel, and it was a revelation. This savory seasoning …

7 Cooking Mistakes That Are Wrecking Your Fish

You know you should be eating more fish, because just about every piece of nutritional advice out there says so. And yet, every time you splurge on a …

Cooking

Acquired Tastes: Marmite: Delicious sandwich spread or disgusting toe jam?

<i>In Acquired Tastes,</i> The A.V. Club <i>explores the food and drinks we can’t live without.</i><p>Marmite was first introduced to me as a mosquito repellent during an itchy, bug-filled summer. A British friend claimed that if eaten regularly, Marmite would somehow seep out of your pores as you perspired and …

Foodies

Once You Know How to Make Brioche, All Things Are Possible

If you’ve always thought you couldn’t make brioche, you were probably right. It is a bit challenging, it takes so long that your patience will be …

Baking

Best Baked Potatoes | America's Test Kitchen

<b>1.</b> Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Dissolve 2 tablespoons salt in 1/2 cup water in large bowl. Place potatoes in …

Baked Sweet Potato Chips with Green Chile

This is one of the best and simplest recipes in <i>Byron: The Cookbook</i>. We love the combination of nutty sweet potato with the fragrant heat of green …

Cooking

Everything I Know About Cooking I Learned from a Vinaigrette

As the kid of two working parents, I grew up eating <i>plenty</i> of boxed macaroni, Lunchables, and frozen pizza bites. But there were a few things my mom always made from scratch, and salad dressing was one of them. Her go-to was a parsley vinaigrette. It went on everything we ate: tuna, roasted …

Vegetarian Food

Are You Buying the Wrong Olive Oil?

In a grocery store, the assumption is that products will be labeled with accuracy — that it’s, say, Parmesan cheese, not a tub of wood pulp, in your …

Food Industry

Classic Sourdough Bread (Pain au Levain)

For a classic sourdough bread recipe, we used a mixture of bread flour and whole-wheat flour for complex flavor. Sifting the whole-wheat flour …

Baking

This Is Why Shrimp Turns Pink When You Cook It

Science is AMAZING.<p>Shrimp, before it’s cooked, is a very unappetizing gray-blue color. This color, it turns out, is the exoskeleton (you know, the shrimp’s external skeleton).<p>Now, to explain how that exoskeleton turns pink we have to get scientific on you. Here we go: the exoskeleton contains …

Seafood

Locro de Papas (Peruvian Potato Soup)

Esperanza Constellano apologized for the January weather when she picked me up from the Miami airport to take me to the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, …

Cooking

To channel the flavor of New Orleans, make a shrimp etouffee

Even if you're not familiar with the name Paul Prudhomme, it's likely you've enjoyed the benefits of his long and celebrated career. Prudhomme was a Louisiana-born chef who gained celebrity for his culinary expertise and larger-than-life personality.<p>Prudhomme thrust Cajun and Creole cuisine into …

Cooking

How to Make the Ultimate Stuffed Cabbage, Lou Fassum

If you just started eating in restaurants yesterday, you might think that cabbage was a new ingredient popularized by contemporary Nordic chefs. Of course, for millennia cabbage has been a mainstay of the masses, a hearty, filling vegetable that can grow in climates as diverse as Poland and …

Foodies

Move over, guac—this is peak Super Bowl party perfection

Sure, you might be able to spot a perfectly ripe avocado half a grocery aisle away. You may know how to cut one perfectly down the middle and pop out …

Super Bowl Sunday

Recipe: How to Make Shanghai-Style Soup Dumplings

Tucking into xiao long bao from NYC's lauded Dumpling Galaxy<p>A few years ago, I was living in LA and taking regular trips to the San Gabriel Valley, home to hundreds of restaurants serving regional Chinese food (among other cuisines). With friends in tow, I’d drive into the parking lot of whatever …

Chinese Food

Anna Jones’ Mexican recipes

Mexican food, with its riot of colours and unabashed flavours, is just the thing for a grey January. Tacos piled with roast avocado and charred tomato salsa, or gooey figs and refried pinto beans will chase away the winter blues<p>Every year we spend a few weeks with my sister in LA. Her house is cut …

Recipe: Weeknight Cabbage Rolls

Weeknight Cabbage Rolls<p>Serves 4<p><i>For the cabbage and sauce:</i> <br>1 large head Savoy cabbage (about 2 1/4 pounds), including outer leaves <br>1 tablespoon olive …

Cooking

25 Reasons Garlic, Ginger, and Scallions Are the Holy Flavor Trinity Recipe

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.