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Fall Food Book Guide: 9 Hot Titles to Check Out

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Canning 101

<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: Virginia Willis, author of Southern Living Little Jars, Big Flavors, gives us a step-by-step guide to boiling-water canning.</i><p>Down South the age-old art …

The Nanaimo Bar: Another Reason to Consider Moving to Canada

If you grew up in Canada or in the Pacific Northwest, you may be familiar with the Nanaimo Bar, a no-bake, triple-layered confection that gets its name from Nanaimo (pronounced Na-NYE-mo), a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.<p>I originally made these bars—many moons ago—to thank my …

Summer Corn Cakes

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: When you think you can't eat another ear of corn, turn to this. It will prove you wrong.</i><p>Seasonality can make a cook a little crazy. We wait and we wait and then we <i>eat</i> …

An Ode to Tofu

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella shows you how to make tofu the main attraction of your dinner.</i><p>I remember …

Tarragon Potato Salad with Cured Salmon and Lemon Vinaigrette

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Potato salad gets a facelift.</i><p>WHO: La domestique is a cook, writer, and photographer in Cavan, Ireland.<p>WHAT: Potato salad, …

Avocado Coconut Ice Cream

102<p>12<p>6<p>Shares 120<p>When I was younger, we used to go to a restaurant in Los Angeles, the long-gone Scandia. It was one of those places where they would …

Red Currants: Tiny Translucent Beauties

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: red currants are closely related to gooseberries, hang in clusters called strigs, and are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.</i><p>Currants just look fancy. Perhaps it’s not a …

Community Picks -- Fresh Herbs

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Fresh Herbs contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the …

Tarta de Santiago (Galician Almond Cake)

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Emma Gardner, the baker, writer, and photographer behind Poires au Chocolat, makes a Spanish almond cake with centuries of history behind it.</i><p>In …

Chilled Tomato Peach Soup

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: Tomatoes and peaches are all you need to feel like it's really summer.</i><p>Summer confounds me. Most people …

Basil: The Official Herb of Summer

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Herbs are the unsung stars of summer produce -- we all have our favorites, but it’s pretty hard to beat basil.</i><p>Should you happen into battle with a basilisk, hopefully you’ll have …

Canadian Butter Tarts

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Sydney Kramer (a.k.a. CrepesofWrath) shares her grandmother's decadent recipe for butter tarts.</i><p>I didn't grow up anywhere near my grandmother, but she's always been a big …

How to Dry Your Herbs

<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: See those piles of herbs overflowing at the market? Take them home, and dry them in anticipation of darker days.</i><p>There's lots of talk, in the summer, …

Jen Lin-Liu on Noodles Around the World -- Plus a Giveaway!

<i>We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming cookbooks, their best food memories, and just about anything else.</i><p><i>Today, writer and cook Jen Lin-Liu is debunking the biggest myth in food history and revealing her culinary mission. Plus, she's giving away 3 copies</i> …

Shiso: Basil’s Asian Cousin

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Expand your collection of go-to herbs; start using shiso in, well, everything.</i><p>Shiso is a Japanese herb in the mint family, along with basil -- and like the rest of its family, …

Serious Reads: 5 Food Books We're Loving

1. Steal the Menu, by Raymond Sokolov<p>Raymond Sokolov is one of the most esteemed names in food writing. He's written about food and foodways for <i>Natural History</i> magazine and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and served a stint as the <i>New York Times</i> restaurant critic. In <i>Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years</i> …

No Bake S'mores Cheesecakes

In a small bowl, mix together butter and graham crumbs until moistened. Press crumbs into the container of your choice (jar, ramekin, etc) with the …

Peanut Butter and Honey Banana Pops

If you have bananas in your kitchen right now, you should seriously consider making a batch of these Peanut Butter and Honey Banana Pops right now. …

DICE 'well into development' on Star Wars: Battlefront

DICE is "well into development" on next-gen multiplayer shooter Star Wars: Battlefront, EA Games Label president Frank Gibeau has revealed.<p>Gibeau …

Ask The Food Lab: Does Resting Under Foil Ruin Meat?

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Does Resting Under Foil Ruin Meat?<p>Does resting food under foil help retain heat or just destroy crispy skin? Or is the skin / crust not affected by a foil tent? Does protein laid bare on a plate loose …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

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 …

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