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25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

Bolognese Meat Sauce

<b>Ragù di carne (bolognese)</b> <i><br>(Bolognese meat sauce)</i><p>The authentic Bolognese sauce has become a sort of Holy Grail for Italian-food lovers, who comb …

7 Oatmeal Bakes for the Perfect Make-Ahead Breakfast

As the old saying goes, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." And yet, every morning we're …

Breakfast

Five easy but brilliant marinades to make your barbecue magic

You don’t have to be a chef to branch out beyond sausages on the barbie and the secret is simple: a really great marinade. Here are five sure-fire winners<p>You don’t have to be a great cook to pull off a fabulous barbecue. The secret is, quite simply, a good marinade.<p>It’s astonishingly easy if you …

BBQ

9 Wine and Cheese Pairings Every 20-Something Should Know

Because you're a g*ddamn adult.<p>Wine and cheese. Ugh, the greatest, right? But if you're a 20-something who's just now figured out how to pick a bottle without being like "I dunno, this label's pretty?", then you're probably not very good at choosing *which* wine should go with *which* cheese. Here, …

A Tale of Two Gravlax

<i>The heritage of La Baleine sea salt inspired us to explore a classic way of using salt: gravlax. Today, we test and taste two versions of the Swedish staple.</i><p>It’s hard to conjure the Nordic region without thinking of its elements. The landscape is the entry point, it seems, to understanding the …

A beginner's guide to cooking with fresh herbs (INFOGRAPHIC)

Beginning cooks often stand strong with dried herbs for quite some time — whether that's what their mom used or because they're just so dang handy. …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Guess what? If you have flour in your kitchen, you can make pasta. Right now. Got eggs, too? You have everything you need to whip up a batch of silky-smooth fettuccine. Have some cheese or vegetables lying around? You could …

Italian Food

blue and red berry ricotta galette

Were you about to make a pie for this weekend? Stop. I think you should join me in abandoning Team Pie for Team Galette; you won’t regret it. It’s …

A Chili Paste Primer

<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: Sriracha is the only gateway to the wonderful world of chili pastes. Here’s a primer on the others you should be paying attention to.</i><p>Now that you know …

This Surprise Biscuit Recipe Is The Breakfast Gift Of A Lifetime

The only thing better than being surprised with biscuits for breakfast is finding something delicious inside of those already amazing biscuits -- like a soft boiled egg. It's like finding out that you got the job you really wanted, and they're going to give you $10k more than you asked for <i>just</i> …

The Best High-End Blender

I can still remember the very first time I used a Vitamix blender in a professional restaurant kitchen. The first time I felt its raw power, the awesomeness of a fully analog control dial, the soups that flowed down my throat like the smoothest silk. If you've ever been awestruck by the texture of …

36 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes That Taste Like Dessert

Whether you're obsessed with chia pudding or are just hearing about it for the first time (oh man, are you in for it), the magical dish that can be …

Breakfast

How To Make Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust

Ingredients<p>2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional)<br>• 1 cup (2 sticks)unsalted butter, cold and cut into …

Baking

The Food Lab: Rethinking Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff, when done right, is one of those magical dishes that acts and tastes like a stew, but is actually a quick-cooking dish in disguise. With just about 45 minutes in the kitchen, you can make a dish that comes packed with tender meat and rich, deep, rib-sticking flavors that taste like …

Cooking

potato pancakes, even better

In a food processor or on the large holes of a box grater, coarsely shred the potato and onion. For longer strands, lay the potato sideways in the …

The Food Lab: Hasselback Potato Gratin (These Might Be the Best Potatoes Ever)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Every online food recipe trend has its watershed moment, the point at which it goes from being a fun project to going full-on viral. It's usually when bacon gets added to it. It's the moment when every blog and Instagram feed is so saturated with it that even …

The Food Lab: How to Make an Herb Butter-Rubbed Spatchcocked Roast Turkey in Under 2 Hours

So you've seen our spatchcock turkey and you're intrigued by the promise of extra-crisp skin and ultra-moist meat, all in about 90 minutes...but there's just one thing that bugs you: You're the kind of person who likes to put decals on their car or glitter on their greeting cards. In other words, …

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

If you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of the cast iron. When I packed up my apartment last spring and had to live for a full month with only two pans in my kitchen, you can bet your butt that the first one I grabbed was my trusty cast iron skillet. I use it for the crispest potato hash and for …

The World of Garlic

27 varieties to try in your home kitchen<p>There are two main types of garlic: softneck and hardneck. <b>Softneck garlics,</b> with their spongy central stalks, …

Ice Cream

A Roman knows: a recipe for perfect meatballs

It wasn’t exactly a tut; more a click of the tongue. I heard it after I asked my Roman butcher at Testaccio market if he would put a sausage through the mincer with the beef, as I was making meatballs. I know the sound well. It means no. My Sicilian partner, Vincenzo, makes it so often it has been …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Why Airplane Food Is So Bad

A reduced sense of taste in the air makes meals less enjoyable, and innovation is wanting as food has been phased out as an essential part of the airline experience.<p>In the early days of commercial flight, when a transatlantic plane trip could take you 20 hours, there wasn’t much to do but read, …

Shakshuka

Cropping up a lot on café brunch menus in the last year or two, this Middle Eastern egg dish is equally worthy of a place in your kitchen on a weekday evening. The eggs are gently poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce with plenty of herbs and spices.<p>It’s a perfect sharing dish. Serve it at the …

Fresh Ricotta

Makes about 1 cup<p>A bowl of pasta tossed with fresh ricotta, chopped walnuts, some olive oil, and a little fresh parsley is a beautiful thing. Just saying.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or distilled white …

Cook Like a Pro: 11 Ways to Make a Restaurant-Quality Meal at Home

Ever wonder how restaurants bring that extra oomph to every dish? We asked the country's best chefs to spill their secrets. Your home cooking will never be the same again<p><b>Burnt Citrus:</b> For cocktails, char thin slices, then muddle (and garnish) as normal.• <b><br>Toasted Barley Risotto with Spinach and Herb</b> …

The best-ever kitchen gadgets, picked by experts

Diana Henry, Telegraph food writer and Stella magazine's cookery columnist, loves her:<p><b>Gnocchi paddle, £3.40</b><p>I love a plain wooden implement so was thrilled to be given this as a present. It helps you make the little ridges in potato gnocchi – so no, I don’t use it all the time – but when I do it’s …