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How to Make Croquembouche

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today</i>: <i>Camille</i> …

Kerala-Style Chicken (Nadan Khozi Curry) Recipe

<b>Read more: Beyond Curry: Kerala-Style Chicken (Nadan Khozi Curry)</b><p>Ingredients4 chicken legs, split into drumsticks and thighs1 teaspoon turmeric powder2 teaspoons coriander seeds1 teaspoon fennel seeds1 dry bay leaf1 inch peice cinnamon6 peppercorns2 white cardamon pods2 whole red chillies or 1 …

Decker Cake Recipe

For the Walnut Filling:<p>1 pound walnuts, ground<br>• 1 cup granulated sugar<br>• ½ cup water<br>• 2 tablespoons butter<br>• ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract<p>For the Pineapple …

Gifts For Guys That Will Hopefully Make Him Take The Hint

We all have that guy in our lives. The one who thinks it's fine to wear white socks with black shoes, who wears a football jersey when he's not watching football or who thinks turtlenecks are okay.<p>Maybe he's your dad, or your brother or your boyfriend. Either way, there are some dudes out there who …

Your Hostess Gift!

I have a hard time buying gifts for holidays. It feels like a lot of pressure. I have to find the right scarf, in the right cashmere, in the right …

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

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How to Make Crème Brûlée

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Grab</i> …

One-Pan Singapore Noodles Recipe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles<p>What you’ll need to make 4 to 6 servings:-<p>4 eggs<br>• Salt & pepper to taste<br>• Cooking oil<br>• 1 onion<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 inched thick …

Butternut Squash Steak with Smoked Garlic Chimichurri

The idea for a butternut squash steak came from my buddy Ryan Trimm, chef at Sweet Grass and Southward here in Memphis. I saw it in the description …

How to Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: There are snacks hiding inside your pumpkin. Here's how to roast any squash seed, without burning -- and</i> …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

Vegetarian Maqluba (Rice Layered With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Cauliflower) Recipe

This version of <i>maqluba</i> is a showstopper: a tall, golden savory cake filled to bursting with tender vegetables and crowned with yielding rounds of tomatoes.<p>Adapted from <i>Jerusalem</i>, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi<p><b>Read more: Vegetarian: Maqluba (Rice Layered With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and …

Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Ingredients2 cups pumpkin seeds2 tablespoons vegetable, canola, or olive oilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Carefully wash pumpkin seeds to remove all excess pulp. Transfer pumpkin seeds to a paper towel-lined rimmed baking sheet. Allow to rest at room temperature until …

Curry Roasted Sweet Potatoes

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 large sweet potatoes<br>• 1 teaspoon curry<br>• 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil<br>• Sea Salt<p><b>Instructions</b><p>Preheat oven to 375 degrees.<p>Peel sweet …

Baigan Bharta Recipe

Papa owned a Vespa scooter. A blue LML Vespa dx, with silver rims. For someone living in a small town of central India, that was sort of a matter of …

The Girl's Guide to Wine

Photo: Courtesy of Jerusha Frost/Twitter<p>What does a girl have to do to get a drink around here? If she's a sommelier, she just has to show up to work. If she's us…well, it's a little more complicated. As the weather gets cold and the New York City Wine & Food Festival heats up this weekend, we …

Steamed Indian Lentil and Rice Cakes (Idlis) Recipe

<b>Read more: Beyond Curry: Steamed Indian Lentil and Rice Cakes (Idlis)</b><p>Ingredients2 cups uncooked rice1/2 cup dry black lentils (husked removed)2 cups waterKosher salt1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Soak the rice and lentils in water for at least 4 hours and up to 12. Drain, then combine in a …

Braided Date Bread, A Guest Post and an Announcement!

Discovering easy, healthy weeknight recipes that are family friendly, and delicious baked desserts that everyone can enjoy!

Robabeh's Eggplant Stew

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Louisa Shafia of Lucid Food shares a classic Iranian recipe, revisited.</i><p>One night when I was four years old, my mother came into the room that my sister and I shared, and …

How to Prep Eggplant

<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: How to help your eggplant to reach its fullest potential.</i><p>You probably have a long list of reasons why those eggplants are still lying on your counter. …

The Secret to Perfectly Roasted Green Beans – Recipe

<i>Perfect Roasted Green Beans</i>The problem with roasted green beans, whether you do them in the oven or in a hot skillet, is to get those <b>beautiful,</b> …

Tahini Muffins with Figs Recipe

These muffins have the nutty taste of sesame punctuated by pieces of sweet, chewy figs.<p><b>Read more: Wake and Bake: Tahini Muffins with Figs</b><p>Ingredients1/2 cup chopped dried figsBoiling water1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup old fashioned oats2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2/3 cup …

Fresh Fig and Almond Breakfast Cake

This skillet cake was divided into four pieces and eaten without apology. There was coffee: two cups each. There were a few dishes in the sink: no …

An Easier Sauce for Flan

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice shows us how to make a sultry sauce for our flan, without any extra cooking.</i><p>Maybe you shy away from making a simple flan or crème caramel because caramelizing the …

Chermoula Recipe

A North African sauce traditionally paired with grilled seafood, chermoula is a delicious mix of fresh herb, earthy spices, and acidic preserved lemon.<p><b>Read more: Sauced: Chermoula</b><p>Ingredients1 cup packed cilantro leaves1/2 cup packed parsley leaves4 medium cloves garlic, peeled1/4 cup preserved …

Caramelized Pineapple Lassi

Caramelized Pineapple Lassi.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 24, 2013 60<p>Let’s have a refreshing drink.<p>And no, not one with booze.<p>Instead, one that includes fruit …

Avocado Coconut Ice Cream

115<p>12<p>When I was younger, we used to go to a restaurant in Los Angeles, the long-gone Scandia. It was one of those places where they would wheel up …

Easy Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 25, 2013 184<p>Let’s get out of our comfort zone.<p>If you know me, and for all intents and …