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The Power of the YOLO Meal

<i>First appeared on Food Riot, by Kit Steinkellner</i><p>One of my current favorite internet personalities is Cassey Ho, otherwise know as Blogilates, a virtual fitness and healthy eating guru for the 21st century. While I rarely find the motivation/dedication to do her YouTube workout videos (I need to go …

Yes, You Can Make Fortune Cookies at Home

<i>Every other week on Food52, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: A nutty take on fortune cookies that you can make at home and fill with your own fortunes.</i><p>Everybody should spend at least one week of their lives making …

We Try the New Bacon Insider and Brioche Bun from Jack in the Box

It's an interesting time for fast food burgers. In the first two months of 2014, we've already seen Hardee's/Carl's Jr. up their bread game with fresh-baked buns, and, following the success of their burgers on pretzel and brioche buns, Wendy's recently rolled-out a Ciabatta Bacon Cheeseburger.<p>Not …

How to Make Better Stew, in 3 Easy Steps

These are three crucial steps to the perfect pot of stew<p>1) Sear It<p>Getting a good sear on the meat is the first (and, we’d say, most important) moment. The browned surface of the meat and those crusty bits on the bottom of the pot deliver concentrated flavor and rich color. Don’t crowd the pot …

Cooking

A Worthy Key Lime Pie From Red Farm UWS

When Kenji's review of Red Farm UWS hit last week you may have noticed there was no mention of their desserts. But sweet lovers can relax because Red Farm Upper West does indeed offer them—at least four on the night I visited. So after a very good meal (yeah, get that shrimp-stuffed chicken) I …

Sunday Brunch: Maple Pecan Crêpes

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>With maple and pecans cooked with brown sugar, these crêpes are …

Chocolate Cookies for Valentine's Day

Jamie has an addiction to all things baking, as you'd guess from her blog, My Baking Addiction. She creates all things cookies just for us Food Fanatics, though.<p>So, it's Valentine's Day. Regardless of your personal stance on this love fest of a holiday, I think we can all agree that sweet treats …

The Best and Easiest Chocolate Truffles to Serve with Red Wine

<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 shares her ever-evolving truffle recipe -- and promises that you won't find a better one in a store.</i><p>I started my career making and selling bite-sized, hand-rolled, …

Dessert

Ginger and How to Enjoy it at Every Meal

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We're escaping winter and taking a tropical staycation in our kitchen. Join us and get to know ginger.</i><p>The next time someone mentions ginger root, casually mention that ginger is …

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