Cynthia L. Alvarado

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What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Pros, Cons, and Tips for Hibachi-Style Tabletop Grilling

Your first grilling experience may well have taken place on a hibachi. (Hey, you never forget your first time.)<p>When it comes to providing maximum grilling efficiency in minimal space, few grills can beat the direct, concentrated, blast-furnace heat of the compact Japanese-style tabletop grill known …

BBQ

4 Secret Butcher's Cuts to Try

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're letting you in on the secret cuts that butchers have been</i> …

In Greek cuisine, feta and honey are '2 simple ingredients that just give so much'

What does it mean to redefine a cuisine as old as the cuisine of Greece? Chef Maria Elia spent a summer cooking and experimenting at her father's …

4 Summery Recipes from The Canal House

<i>All week, Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton have been sharing recipes from Canal House Cooking, Volume 8: Pronto! Today, we're rounding them all up and giving away one last copy of the book.</i><p>This week, The Canal House's Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton taught us that Italian …

Tomatoes

'Fifty Shades of Grey': The Kitchen Edition (No Safe Word Required)

The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer is out, so we've gathered up our favorite recipes that call for a little twine, a bit of strength, and some serious pounding<p><b>If you love Fifty Shades of Grey,</b> you'll love these meals. Here are our favorite recipes that require a little trussing, tying up, stuffing, …

Cooking

Burger recipes, Hamburger recipes and Hamburgers

Beer-Can Chicken

4 Servings<p>There's quite a bit of lore surrounding beer-can chicken, and for good reason. Just look at that burnished mahogany bird. The steam from the brew flavors the meat and keeps it moist. The can props the chicken up, so it roasts evenly--no scorching, no flipping, no stressing. And you get to …

Aluminum Cans

How to Throw the Ultimate Bagel Brunch

Throw the ultimate bagel brunch with these tips from Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen. Remember: salmon breath is a sign of a good time<p>You can substitute whitefish or hot-smoked salmon for the trout.<p>2.[#image: /photos/57d8299a6520aa8f7013c974]||||||<p>Horseradish-Dill Schmear<p>Throw this spread together a …

You gonna eat all those curry shrimp, @yungbludlau?

Cooking Off the Cuff: Glazed Pork and Carrots, Hearty Food for a Waning Summer

Why do we wait (or at least think we should wait) until winter before cooking dishes like this?<p>Why do we wait (or at least think we should wait) until winter before cooking dishes like the one Jackie and I had for dinner last week: the most flavorful cut of pork -- belly -- and carrots, glazed in …

Carrots

How Short Ribs Make You A Better Cook

It gives you a flavorful, fork-tender dish every time.<p>If you're looking for a restaurant-quality meal you can make with ease in your own kitchen, short ribs are the answer. This flavorful cut of meat slowly cooks down into a dish so tender you could eat it with a spoon. (Bonus: for a meal with so …

How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

Paella is meant to show off the rice itself and to highlight a few special ingredients.<p><b>By Martha Rose Shulman</b><p>I was so saddened by the recent death of food writer Penelope Casas. I never met her, but I've long depended on her work for my own research. Her first cookbook, <i>The Foods & Wines of Spain</i>, …

Recipes

Avocado Quesadillas With Grape Tomatoes and Basil Chiffonade

Here's to a simple yet delectable dinner that'll surely please the whole family!<p>These quesadillas make a healthy and delicious meal for a quick weeknight dinner. The avocados are paired with deliciously nutty Fontina, which adds to their creaminess, and finely cubed red onions and jalapeᅢᄆos for a …

Recipes

Onion-Braised Beef Brisket

5 stars based on 104 votes<p>This recipe was recently featured in Food 52’s Genius Recipes column. It comes from Nach Waxman, owner of the New York City …

Our 20 Most Popular Grilling Recipes of All Time

From chicken tacos to barbecued ribs, here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.<p><b>It's grill time.</b> Though we love our charred kale salads and grilled squid, you love some of our grilling recipes way more than the others. Here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.

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