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Radicchio and Our 11 Favorite Ways to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Winter vegetables can be rad.</i><p>How often have you been at the farmers market and, unsure of how to pronouce the vegetable you're looking at, mumbled "I'll have one of those" under …

Side Dishes

How to Pair Wine with Meatballs

Here are five ways to perfectly pair wine and meatballs.<p>When pairing wine with meatballs (or many meats, for that matter), it’s usually more …

How To Grate Fresh Ginger Quickly And Painlessly

Ginger is an all-mighty plant. Studies have shown the fragrant, spicy root can help reduce the pain of arthritis, treat motion sickness and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It's basically winter's antidote; it fights the season's impending sniffles like garlic fights vampires.<p>Ginger has been praised …

Baking Substitutes For Dummies: How Alternative Ingredients Stack Up To Conventional Ones

When most people think about baking, they think butter, flour and sugar. But those traditional days are far behind. With alternative ways of eating -- such as veganism and the gluten-free diet -- gaining popularity, subbing in new ingredients has become the new "traditional."<p>Carob powder in place …

Gift Guide Spotlight: Kitchen Essentials

There are years when The Day After Christmas Return-Fest is a family-wide event; my brother bringing back too-small sweaters while my dad swaps in books he's already read and I exchange pink cardigans for, well, anything else. But this year will not be one of those years: we're vowing to stick to …

Struffoli "Christmas Fritters" are Fried, Honey-Glazed & Sprinkle Coated

For Italian-Americans, the Christmas season is a serious study in food traditions. For years, our family has dedicated Christmas Eve morning to slicing thin flounder filets, frying greasy platefuls of pizza fritte, and piling a bounty of assorted shellfish into a stockpot bubbling with a special, …

Dessert

Build The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich | Men's Health

It’s time you reclaim the breakfast sandwich. This recipe from 25 Degrees, a boutique burger shop with locations in Los Angels, Chicago, and Bangkok, proves that even when you’re pressed for time, you can whip up a superlative hand-held breakfast.<p>Make the herbed mayo in advance, fry up some …

3 DIY Gifts for Cocktail-Lovers

New York City mixologist and cocktail book author Greg Seider makes most of his bitters, syrups and infusions from scratch. Here, three easy recipes …

Community Picks Recipe Testing -- Best Recipe with Egg Whites

<i>It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Recipe with Egg Whites!</i><p>Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that is in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix -- …

How to Season Pork Shoulder Like You Mean It

Can I interest you in some pork shoulder? The exterior crusty and spicy. The meat moist and tender enough to pull apart with your fingers. I thought so. Pork shoulder is the ultimate cut of meat for smoking and grilling, and barbecue cultures as varied as Mexican (<i>cochinita pibil</i>, anyone?), German …

This Magical Melting Chocolate Bombe Is An Implosion Of Gooey Goodness

We've seen a lot of chocolate desserts in our day, but none quite as, ahem, <i>implosive</i> as this.<p>Behold: the chocolate caramel peanut bombe. This thing is a feat of engineering, science and most of all, deliciousness.<p>Basically, the dessert is a shell of chocolate candy with a delicious treat hidden …

5 Rules for Pairing Wine With Food

<i>Today, Guest editor Mimi Thorisson is sharing</i> <i>her favorite ways to enjoy Bordeaux wines.</i><p>Acceptable wine pairings have come a long way since James Bond could (almost) spot a traitor by his ineptitude at the table. ("Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something.")<p>It seems that these …

20 Cookies to Move to the Top of Your List

It's time to prioritize. You're up to your ears in holiday recipes and the harsh truth is that it's not all going to happen. But before you break out the red pen and start slashing, promise us you'll spare at least one or two of these cookie recipes, each of which surprised us and brought silly …

Dessert

4 Super Fast Ways to Use Kale

From nutty kale chips to garlicky kale sandwiches, here are four terrific quick dishes to make with kale.<p><i>From nutty kale chips to garlicky kale</i> …

Too Many Cook(ie)s: Your Favorite Cookie

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>It's time to dust off your tins, stock up on baking supplies, and prepare for cookie season. No holiday party is complete without at least one …

Dessert

Insanely Crispy Garlic Short Ribs

These crunchy short riblets from Andrew Zimmern are the perfect snack for eating with a frosty glass of beer.<p><i>These Philippine short ribs from Andrew</i> …

Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake: The Ultimate Holiday Dessert

Cranberry eggnog cheesecake really couldn't get more festive. It's got everything that screams holiday, all in one creamy dessert!<p>You know how there are those years you’re just not feeling all the holiday prep? The cooking and the <i>cleaning</i>, the shopping and entertaining. Well this year isn't one of …

The Low Sodium Cookbook: Delicious, Simple, and Healthy Low-Salt Recipes

• <b>Author:</b> Shasta Press<p>A low sodium diet does not have to be a flavorless diet.<p>Changing your eating habits can be difficult. <i>The Low Sodium Cookbook</i> offers small changes in your dietary habits that yield big health improvements. A guide to low sodium eating, <i>The Low Sodium Cookbook</i> includes tips for …

I swear @fwscout isn't paying me but the mushroom + beef stew from her new book is so good it's blowing my mind--and I haven't even added the Dijon or soy sauce yet!