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Study: Climate change makes our food more poisonous

Extreme weather is increasing toxins in our food - which can be fatal. As temperatures keep rising, it seems the problem will only get worse. DW …

Make your own pickles, jams and hot sauces for next-level home cooking

Print<p>Related<p>Preserving food can be as effortless as air-drying mushrooms or drowning chili peppers in vodka for a wicked-hot infusion. Or popping …

Quick and Easy Recipes For Beginners

Adios, Seamless!<p>Not the next Gordon Ramsay? Have no fear. Rather than resort to takeout, why not save money and put your kitchen to use by whipping up an epic home-cooked meal? From quick dinners to potluck dishes to mouth-watering desserts, we’ve got you covered. Check out this mega list of …

Cooking

7 One-Dish Chicken Dinners

We spend a lot of time scouring the Web for tasty, trendy, and healthy recipes. It's one of the many perks of working at Greatist. In the process, we …

Cooking

Everything You Can Do with a Jar of Kimchi

Burgers, Bloody Marys and more!<p>Now is the time to stock up on kimchi; recent studies have shown the pungent Korean condiment could increase metabolic …

7 Vegetables Italians Do Best, and 20 Ways to Make Them

If you get stuck on the tomato when you think about Italian cooking, well, Italians <i>do</i> do the tomato <i>really well</i>.<p>But the Italian vegetable treatment goes well beyond the <i>pomodoro</i>: Italian cooks do a whole lot of vegetables—like broccoli rabe and cardoons and artichokes and cabbage and celery—better …

Italian Food

Roasted Eggplant With Tahini, Pine Nuts, and Lentils Recipe

This dish of eggplant roasted until caramelized and tender, served over stewed lentils with an extraordinarily light and creamy tahini sauce and crunchy pine nuts, was dinner and lunch for more meals than I care to count a couple of weeks back. Not that I'm complaining: It's extremely good.<p>It's …

The Dairy Products You Should Make at Home, From Simple to Even Simpler

Since I live on an Irish grass-fed dairy farm, it wouldn’t make sense if I <i>didn’t</i> make my own butter, cheeses, and ice cream on a regular basis—I have carte blanche access to gorgeous raw milk.<p>But if you're living a city-centric busy life, you might think twice about taking the time to prepare dairy …

Dessert

19 Warming Chicken Soup Recipes

It's been chilly out and it's only a matter of time before you get sick. When the inevitable cold hits you want to make sure that you have a plan to make that mother of all cure-alls: chicken soup. I'm not talking about the stuff from a can—a sick day is a great excuse to make homemade soup. I'm a …

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Make a weeknight dinner extra-special without any extra work. The preparation for this flavor-packed Moroccan Chicken recipe couldn’t be any …

Arroz con pollo: Spanish Chicken with rice

219<p>73<p>Every time I go back to San Francisco, there is a crush of people that I want to see. In addition to everyone that I want to catch up with, …

San Francisco Bay Area

How To Cold Smoke Cheese

This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.<p>Typical barbecue smoking involves heat, with the most common temperatures ranging from 225 to 250 degrees …

The Secret Ingredient to the Best Taco You’ve Ever Had | Men's Health

So for the sake of a better taco, take a stand against the rubbery, flavorless disks of processed tortillas. Buy a bag of masa harina (available in Mexican groceries, or in the international aisle or your supermarket), pick up a cast-iron skillet, and set aside 20 minutes. Really, that’s all you …

Super-Simple From-Scratch Grilled Flatbread With Olive Oil and Za'atar

You need more grilled bread in your life, and this grilled flatbread with za'atar is a great place to start.<p>This is not an authentic Middle Eastern flatbread recipe by any means. Most flatbreads from that region are lean doughs baked on a hearth. My version is hydrated, enriched with yogurt, and …

Brown Rice Recipes That Won't Bore You To Death

While brown rice doesn't scream excitement, there's not a more hearty and satisfying rice. Brown rice is worth your attention. Hey, we see you nodding off. Wake back up! We've come to show you the amazing ways brown rice can improve your weeknight dinners, work lunches and overall well-being. The …

Why Everyone's Talking About Schmaltz, The Chicken Fat You Should've Always Been Using

If cooking with melted-down animal fat sounds bizarre to you, then you're certainly not alone.<p>But you're also due for a major attitude (and ingredient) adjustment, TRUST us.<p>Schmaltz is essentially chicken fat that's been rendered, or melted down to a lard-like state. The butter-like substance has a …

Use Your Slow Cooker to Turn Roasted Mushrooms Into a Lazy Day Soup

There are few things in life more enjoyable than a mound of roasted mushrooms. Whether scarfed down hot or at room temperature, using a fork or a spoon, I can plow through them like nobody's business. The question is, how do you take those same mushrooms, with their intense, savory roasted flavor, …

Melomakarona: Greek Christmas Cookies With Olive Oil

This is a fantastic traditional recipe for Greek Christmas cookies with olive oil, honey, walnuts and cinnamon.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>500 grams of flour for all purpose<p>250 grams of olive oil<p>½ cup sugar<p>½ glass orange juice<p>2 tablespoons of cognac (brandy)<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon …

How to Make Fresh Pasta from Scratch

<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: With a little assistance from Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit, making fresh pasta doesn't have to be im-pasta-ble after all.</i><p>Making fresh pasta is …

Italian Food

Poppy and Grandma's Layered Rakott Crumpli From 'Joy of Kosher'

<i>Rakott Crumpli</i> is a rich Hungarian casserole made with layers upon layers of eggs, potatoes, sour cream, and bread cumbs. Jamie Geller's version in <i>Joy of Kosher</i> is a bit less dramatic, since she uses only 2 layers of each. Still, the dish retains all of classic comfort of the original—the creamy …

Charred, Oven-Roasted Carrot Salad With Feta Cheese

Oven-roasted carrots get their caramelized sweetness from honey, balanced by a tangy dose of vinegar and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. When tossed with feta, the result is a refreshing, salty, and multi-textural alternative to staid or overly sweet vegetable preparations.<p>While wholly unnecessary, if …

Pork Carnitas and Oaxaca Cheese Shooter's-Style Sandwich With Spicy Refried Beans and Pickled Red Onions Recipe

Mexican tortas are delicious, but messy. This sandwich, inspired by the same flavors, solves that problem by packing them all into a bread boat and pressing them under heavy weights until they form a single, intensely flavorful package with juicy pork, pickled onions, jalapeños, beans, and gooey …

9 Curry Recipes to Spice Up Your Winter Routine

When you're stuck in a winter rut, it's so easy to fall back on a meat and potatoes routine; moreover, the same soups, stews, and hearty pasta dishes seem to be in constant rotation when you're not reaching for the phone to order take out. Come March, with spring so cruelly in reach, you've …

Food

ICYMI this week's recipes include spinach lasagna roll-ups, & hazelnut rye brownies: http://thekitc.hn/1fPu2P8

We want all the fudgy hazelnut rye brownies, thank you very much. RECIPE: http://thekitc.hn/1nO1Lfr