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Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: Amanda shows us a new take on watermelon tomato salad.</i><p>The first time I tasted watermelon tomato salad was in the late 90s at a steak house on the Upper East Side, not a place you expect to …

10 Salts to Know

<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. Today, we're talking about an essential ingredient: salt.</i><p>From religion and folklore to wars and economics, salt has played a vital role in human history. …

Gallery: The Burger Lab: How To Make The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger

The Perfect Poach

Makes 2 Servings<p>We consulted the perfectionists at Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, where chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh gave us his number-one piece of advice (and recipe) for the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh egg. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April …

10 Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write

<i>Instead of judging works of literature based on their artistic merit, we’ve decided to rank them by degree of difficulty. These 10 authors may not be</i> …

16 Amazing Places to Visit Via Google Street View

When Google Maps first rolled out the Street View feature in 2007, its collection of images was restricted to destinations within the United States, …

25 Things to Do with a Fresh Tomato

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

<i>Today, we're re-running one of our summertime references. A disclaimer: N</i><i>o fruit flies were harmed or killed in the writing of this post. (But we can't say we'd be sad if they had been.)</i><p>What's the only creature that loves fruit more than you do? Fruit flies. In the world of science, they're known …

Corn Week: Buffalo Grilled Corn

Welcome to Serious Eats' Corn Week 2013. All week we'll be featuring recipes, techniques, and how-tos about how to get the most out of the sweet summer corn that should soon be flooding our farmers' markets, including a new grilled corn topping idea each day.<p>Yesterday, I mentioned that my Grilled …

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp

<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: Why you should peel and devein your own shrimp -- and the fastest, easiest way to do so.</i><p>Some kitchen tasks -- like peeling fava beans, or shelling peas, …

Hot Sandwiches Slideshow

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More Bourbon, Less Sugar: A Ketchup Worth Making

There are many reasons to make your own ketchup. The bottled stuff (even the most top-shelf variety) has an indeterminate amount of sugar and …

Recipe: Breakfast Pizza

Make the dough and separate into individual balls. Mist with spray oil, cover, and leave overnight. If you're going to cook it the next morning there …

Breakfast

A Trick for Stretching Saffron

<i>Saffron is a precious thing, so we're revisiting this great trick to make it last and last and last.</i><p>There are things we approach in the kitchen with care, with hesitation, and, maybe, with a little bit of fear: tempering eggs, making aioli, inverting a just-cooled cake onto a platter.<p>Cooking with …

Cherry Bombe's Tandoori Murgh (Chicken Baked in Yogurt Sauce)

<i>All this week, the ladies from Cherry Bombe will be serving as guest editors on Food52: sharing recipes from their first issue, answering our questions, and co-hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday.</i><p>This recipe is by Jeanne D'Souza, a wonderful woman who helped her town of Ridgefield, Connecticut …

10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago

In the late 1880s, cigarette manufacturers began inserting stiffening cards into their paper packs of cigarettes to strengthen the containers. It …

Construction

The Farmers Market

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1.5 oz vodka (Try Glacier Potato Vodka from Idaho)<br>• 2-3 'Mexican Sour Gherkin' cucumbers<br>• 1-2 stalks 'Red Venture' celery<br>• 2-3 sprigs …

Basic Roasted Bell Peppers Recipe

Ingredients (3)<p>2 medium bell peppers, washed and dried thoroughly<br>• Salt<br>• Freshly ground black pepper<p>Roasted bell peppers make a great addition to pizzas …

The Ultimate Guide to Spices

We’ve already delved into the green world of fresh herbs, but now it’s time to dust off the old spice jars to find out why they’re good for us and …

Food

How to Make Cold-Brewed Coffee

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're re-running one of our summertime favorites because cold brew really is the easiest coffee method out there—as simple as one, two, steep.</i><p>Cold-brewed …

Gooseberry: A Forgotten Fruit

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Gooseberries might be hard to track down, but it's worth the search for this unique, tart berry. Once you find it, we're armed with ideas for enjoying them -- all week long.</i><p>Although not …

How to Predict the Future Using Coffee

<i>In Strange Food History, we're hitting the books -- to find you the strangest, quirkiest slices of our food heritage.</i><p><i>Today: A centuries-old way to predict the future, using a breakfast staple.</i><p>Some people check their horoscope daily, consult psychics, or flip through decks of tarot cards hoping to …

The Food Lab: Flip Your Steaks Multiple Times for Better Results

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe …

How to Make Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>This is the best way to serve corn, period.</b><p>I know that's a bold statement, but it's one I've backed up with years of detailed scientific studies on the eating habits of my wife and the occasional friend or neighbor. I've calculated to several decimal places …

Triple Berry Frozen Smoothies Recipe | In Katrina's Kitchen

<b>Yield:</b> 3 servings<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>40 min<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>40 min<p>Triple Berry Frozen Smoothies and a tutorial on how to easily make layered smoothies so you can mix …

5 Links to Read Before Making a Salad

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Give salad the attention it deserves.</i><p>All too often, salad is merely an afterthought. You painstakingly plan out an elaborate meal, and then (at the last minute) …

How to Make Any Burrito in 5 Steps

<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: You don't need a recipe to make a burrito -- you just need to know the art of burrito rolling.</i><p>The burrito's …

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