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We Need to Talk About Anthony Bourdain

As I see it, you either have to deal with the slightly uncomfortable situation of having your line cook cry in front of you, or you cry at their …

Mental Health

How to Live, According to Anthony Bourdain

How to eat, how to be young, and when to shut the fuck up.<p><i>We at MUNCHIES are devastated by the death of Anthony Bourdain, one of our friends and heroes. Bourdain was a real one.</i> <i>Over the course of his wildly prolific career, he taught us so much—about eating, about traveling, and about experiencing</i> …

Anthony Bourdain

Cooking for comfort? Anthony Bourdain's rich lasagna Bolognese is one of our favorites

Like many fellow cooks, I came of age reading Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” while studying in culinary school in 2003 and planning for a career around food. Bourdain’s book was a glimpse into the down-and-dirty-world of real kitchens. While the newly formed Food Network revolved around …

Italian Food

Adorable Anthony Bourdain’s Childhood Photos Before He Became One of the Most Influential Chefs in the World

“I have the best job in the world. If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination.”Born on June 25, 1956, in New York City and raised in New Jersey, …

Anthony Bourdain

Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe

"One of our family's all-time favorites. Make it as spicy or mild as you please. It is hearty on a cold winter's night. If you are cooking for a …

Food

Summertime smoked shrimp made simple | The Star

Salt and pepper<p>Preheat the electric or charcoal smoker to 300 F (150 C). Add the chips and let smoke for 5 minutes.<p>Meanwhile, season the shrimp with …

Recipes

Old Monk's Honey Chili Chicken

• Total Time: 20 min |<br>• Makes: 3 to 4 servings<p>This honey chili chicken from chef Navjot Arora of Indian soul food restaurant <b>Old Monk</b> is crunchy, sticky, …

Recipes

19 Corn Salad Recipes for Your Next Potluck

Sweet and refreshing corn is the perfect complement to heavy potluck dishes. These golden dishes work with fresh or frozen corn making them easy to …

Recipes

Lemon-Pepper Chicken and Spiked Lemonade: A Summer Cookout Menu from B’s Cracklin’ BBQ

7 killer summer grilling recipes from Bryan Furman, Georgia’s new king of barbecue.<p>Bryan Furman opened B’s Cracklin’ BBQ in Savannah in 2014, bringing in homemade barbecue for his coworkers and catering events in the humid, sleepy town. After a devastating fire and with support from the community, …

Cooking

4 Bomb Grill Recipes from Bay Area Chefs

International Smoke's Korean-Style Barbecue Ribs<p>(Brandon Tran)<p>Love Korean-style barbecue and Ayesha Curry? These ribs are gonna be your jam.<p>"We …

BBQ

Why You Should Cook Pork Chops Like a Steak — Tips from The Kitchn

Pork chops are one of the tried-and-true weeknight dinners we turn to again and again. Who can resist a plate of lean, juicy meat that's reliable, …

BBQ

Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata

Line the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with graham crackers, using about a quarter of them and breaking some in half if necessary. Set aside.<p>To …

Baking

Chocolate & Chorizo Belong in Your Grilled Cheese—Really

Black and navy. Peanut butter and hamburgers. Jay-Z and Linkin Park. Some things just don’t feel like they should work together. But in a strange, unorthodox way, the contrast blends into something exciting and new.<p>With this in mind, I’d like to introduce you to a sweet, savory sandwich that’s …

Yongnuo Unveils the 50mm f/1.8 II Lens with ‘Super Bokeh’

Yongnuo’s original 50mm f/1.8 lens was announced in 2014 and received quite a bit of attention for being a clone of the Canon “Nifty Fifty” 50mm …

Meet the Baker Behind Our Contest-Winning Cake

<b>Jessie Sheehan</b> just won our latest recipe contest, Your Best Banana or Plantain Recipe, with her <b>Caramelized Banana Upside-Down Cake</b>.<p>Between the start and conclusion of our contest, this bronzed beauty made many appearances in our office and every time, without fail, it was there then—<i>poof!</i>—gone. …

Dessert

Genius Guacamole, Already Life-Changing, Shows Off a New Trick

The problem with chef Roberto Santibañez’s category-defining classic guacamole recipe is that once you try it, you stop acknowledging that others exist. This is why I’ve made but one guacamole since 2012 (you, too?).<p>But Santibañez himself hasn’t been quite so afflicted. From his same fateful …

Recipes

7 Best Horchatas in the Bay Area + Recipes to Make at Home

You may have noticed that plant-based milks are insanely popular right now. Hemp, macadamia, oat, hazelnut, flax, coconut, cashew, walnut, and even …

Quick Weeknight Cooking: Spicy Clams with Toasty Grilled Bread

Clams are a fabulous go-to ingredient when you’re in the mood for midweek luxury. They cook in minutes and are the perfect foil for pancetta, garlic …

Spicy Cheese Bread

This chewy, cheesy snack bread is legendary in Wisconsin, and replicating it in our kitchen was no small task. To get a cheese-loaded loaf of bread …

Artist Transforms Discarded Aluminum Cans Into Incredible Hand-Sculpted Art

Detroit-born artist Noah Deledda turns trash into treasure by transforming old aluminum cans into sculptures. Made entirely by hand, the artist uses his thumb to create dents and creases in the disposable object’s surface, resulting in incredible three-dimensional sculptures adorned in flawless, …

Homemade DIY Taco Seasoning Recipe

Snacking at home on repeats with friends? I am sure tacos, nachos and chips are your favourites then, right? To make your snacking hour more …

Creative croissants across the country

Fickle food and Instagram fans have moved on from artisan doughnuts and cronuts to crafty croissants as bakeries evolve the previously plain pastry. Spins from cream fillings to powder dustings, unique flavors and textured toppings are the latest trend.<p>Critics make a case against modern takes …

Baking

Eggs Benedict with grilled cheese and tomato soup hollandaise is the mashup of dreams

If there’s a straight-up perfect meal, it’s grilled cheese and tomato soup. Many people are unwavering in their love for this nostalgic duo; it is …

You Haven't Met Bread Like This Before (So Crispy, So Green)

About 30 minutes northwest of Naples, in a commune called Caianello, there’s an agriturismo (farm restaurant) called Il Contadino (“The Farmer”), run by Italian chef and restaurateur Berardino Lombardo. I love this location, as it is right off the highway that connects Rome to Naples. Turn right at …

7 Ways to Use this Easier-Than-Pesto Sauce

Something green + cheese + nuts + garlic + oil + salt (maybe some acid). It’s hard to imagine an easier flavor booster than pesto. And yet, in her newest book about all the green stuff, author Olwen Woodier has streamlined the formula even further.<p>“Besides making pestos and pastes year-round from …

How to Use Bell Pepper Peels to Make a Delicious Homemade Version of Paprika

If you’ve ever cooked with peeled bell peppers, you know how removing that thin layer of skin transforms the otherwise ordinary vegetable into a …

5 Dinner Salad Recipes Better than Your Restaurant Favorites

Slotting salad night into my family's weekly meal plan did not come easy in my house. It was a slow-won battle, and the key was showing my husband …

Cooking

30 Spring Dinner Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Dear soups, stews and casseroles: We’ve had a good run. But it’s springtime now, and that means we’re on to lighter and brighter meals. For starters, …

19 Dinner Ideas That Start with Store-Bought Sausage

We’re gonna skip the Seth Rogen jokes and get straight to the point. Sausage equals dinner with speed and simplicity—you can whip up a meal with a …

Give Your Images the Cinematic Look in Just Two Minutes

I find cinematic images to be particularly memorable. I'm sure there's some color theory and psychology behind that but ain't nobody got time for …