Christine Balmer

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Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Alcohol

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

Etsy reworks guidelines: sellers can now hire outside staff and manufacturers

Etsy, the online marketplace for DIYers, just announced several changes to its seller policies, giving store owners significantly more control over how they run their businesses. Going forward, sellers will be able to hire as many employees as necessary, as well as use outside companies to deliver …

The future of consumer 3D printing: What’s real, what’s coming, and what’s hype

Oskar van Deventer used to dream up Rubik’s Cube-like puzzles so complex that they were physically impossible to make. The ones that were possible, …

10 Ways to (Stylishly) Childproof a Fireplace

It's happened: my five-month-old has started rocking on her hands and knees and I'm well aware of the next logical step — crawling. It's just about …

Fireplaces

The Neo-Homesteader’s Essential Garden Journal

Making use of scrap wood and scavenged reclaimed materials (including, when appropriate, leather from WWII gun holsters), Philadelphia-based …

Science proves Facebook is a major downer

<b>(pearleye via iStock/Salon)</b><p>New research reveals the more we interact with the social network, the less satisfied we tend to feel<p>Travis Riddle<p>October 2, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Humans like being around other humans. We are extraordinarily social …

Anonymous vs. Scientology

<b>(Reuters/Tobias Schwarz)</b><p>Members of the hacktivist organization allege that church leadership is using Craigslist to recruit<p>Curt Hopkins<p>October 2, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>The hacktivist group Anonymous first gained national fame for “Operation Chanology” …

3 Hot Toddy Recipes

<i>UPDATE: This post originally ran on September 19, 2013, but the recent onset of winter has had us really craving a delicious toddy… and these are</i> …

Beeswax Candle DIY

This year Jim and I decided to make beeswax candles for our families for Christmas … after purchasing 5 pounds of beeswax, 50 wicks and 25 vintage …

10 tips for egg safety

Collect regularly<p>Collect eggs two to three times a day, especially when weather is especially hot or cold. Discard eggs that are found on the floor, …

No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

Fire Cider: A Natural Remedy for Back-to-School Season

The back-to-school season should be about freshly sharpened pencils, uncreased notebooks, and squeaky clean new sneakers–not worrying about coming …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …

Ann Marie Gardner on Modern Farming

<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:</i> Modern Farmer<i>'s Editor-in-Chief, Ann Marie Gardner, shares her story and discusses the place of modern farms -- in our homes, on our plates,</i> …

Tricks for Whipping Cream

<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: The only tricks you need to know to make perfect whipped cream.</i><p>In the world of desserts, whipped cream sleeps around. It spends a night with icebox …

Horseradish: The Root That Bites Back

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: If you’re used to getting your horseradish out of a jar, now's the time to try the real thing.</i><p>Count horseradish among all of the other misleadingly-named produce; it’s not a …

Community Picks Recipe Testing -- Autumn Soups

It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Recipe for Autumn Soup!<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 -- …

Modern Farmer's 5 Easy Things to Grow

<i>This week, our friends at Modern Farmer will be sharing some of their most recent recipes, choosing a wildcard, and answering our questions. For more news on farming near and far, pick up an issue in Provisions.</i><p><i>Today: No matter whether your thumb is green or black, you can grow these at</b> …

Put a Filter on It: Apples

<i>It's no secret -- we love a good 'gram. Here, we'll be posting our favorite Instagram from the food world, on a different theme each week. This week, we're all about apples.</i><p>Have we told you yet that we're sad summer's over? Luckily, our grieving period is finally coming to an end. Maybe it's the …

Freshly Picked: Apples

<i>We're all about collections over at Provisions -- so following that lead, we'll be making recipe collections to go alongside those that are in Provisions. Because recipes want to be together, too.</i><p><i>Today: Take full advantage of apple season.</i><p>When summer ended, we were too busy mourning the loss of …

Ann Mah on Cooking and Eating, the French Way (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: Ann Mah, author of Mastering the Art of French Eating, reveals her weakness for a certain French pastry, discusses how to make authentic</i> …

The Best Way to Free Your Hands of Garlic Odors

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: There is a time and a place for garlic and its heady aroma -- that place is not</i> …

Eggplant Parmigiana

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Classic Eggplant Parmesan gets a fancy new topping.</i><p>Usually I ferret out good weeknight recipes by my lonesome here, but My Mother's Eggplant Parmigiana came to me via my …

The Quickest Way to Dry Strainers and Whisks

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: How to dry your strainers and whisks quickly -- a dish towel just won't cut it.</i><p>When a just-rinsed whisk or strainer needs to be used again right away to mix or sift dry …

Our Latest Contest: Your Most Impressive Dinner Party Side

<i>Our latest contest is all about what you can do with a cooktop, so we're partnering with Electrolux. Show us your best dishes, and there could be a new cooktop in the cards for you.</i><p>Finding a perfect dinner party side isn't easy. You need something that whips up quickly but is still impressive, …