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"Heroin Chicken" (Warning: Extremely Addictive)

Would it be bragging to say that I am famous among my circle of friends for this amazing chicken?<p>Would it be over the top to say that at least two vegetarians (ladies, you know who you are!) have ignored the tofu I had diligently fixed them when they saw this chicken presented to the rest of the …


How to Cook Fish à la Nage: Poached in a Flavorful Broth

There are a lot of ways to prepare fish. You can broil it, fry it, grill it, sear it in a pan, or roast it. You can cure it for ceviche or gravlax, cold- or hot-smoke it, or even eat it completely raw. One of my favorites, though, is to take my fish for a swim.<p>"Take it for a swim? Even though it's …

25 Best and Worst Snacks at Trader Joe's

Some Trader Joe's snacks are much better than others.<p>Shopping at Trader Joe's is unlike any other grocery store experience. With so many private-label products that are made exclusively for Trader Joe's and sold nowhere else, it can be a little daunting to try and figure out what's worth your money …

Trader Joe's

Do You Really Need to Refrigerate Butter? And 7 Other Debated Foods

<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: The fear of spoiled food has many of us quaking in our kitchens. We uncovered the chilling truth about whether these 10 items really need to be</i> …


7 Sauces to Step Up Your Grill Game

Meet your new best friends: 7 sauces, rubs and marinades to kick your summer grilling game into gear.<p>Summer is in full swing, which means it's time …


Masters of Sex and the ongoing stigma of sex research

In the third season opener of Showtime's <i>Masters of Sex</i>, William Masters and Virginia Johnson — now ready to give their years of research its public debut — hold a press conference to discuss their findings. Over the course of the episode, they’re confronted with often skeptical and occasionally …

Sexual Health

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.


11 Confessions of a Car Dealer

Buying a car requires trust. Trust requires honesty. And to get honesty, well, sometimes you need anonymity. We spoke with a veteran salesman in the Midwest, who shared some of the wisdom—and a few tricks—he's picked up.<p>• It's not like it was in the eighties. Car manufacturers can't get away with …


Cookbook Review: The New Nordic

For most of us, a trip to Europe means France, Britain, or Italy. Maybe Spain or Germany. We tend to travel to "the heart" of Europe. And, both in Europe and back home, we eat those heartland dishes like wheat pasta and meatballs with tomato sauce.<p>Our journeys too rarely take us to other places and …


48 Vegetarian Pastas to Make for Your Next #MeatlessMonday Dinner

Meat? We hardly miss it in these satisfying vegetarian pasta recipes.<p><b>Let's all agree right now:</b> Pasta (and some cheese) makes pretty much any vegetable better, from succulent mushrooms to sweet tomatoes. These veg-filled pastas are sure to satisfy at dinner tonight—no meat required.


Start Your Day Chia Seed Smoothie Style

This chia seed smoothie gets a fruity boost with strawberries, kiwi and passion fruit. What a way to start your day!<p>Fruit and protein smoothies were my life for several years. I made one every single morning for about two years, and they were so large and hearty that I got several meals out of each …


20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

MixRadio, Google Photos, Make My Day, Capitals, Geometry Wars 3, Til Morning’s Light, Inbox by Gmail and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest iPhone and iPad apps and games. All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – since the last roundup.<p>All …


13 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes That Are Better Than The Real Thing

Photo credit: Edible Perspective, Minimalist Baker, Two Peas and their Pod, This Rawsome Life<p>Ice cream is, at its very core, a dairy-rich dessert. It has not been a friend to the lactose intolerant or vegans, which doesn't seem fair when you consider how very amazing this frozen treat is to eat. …