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10 Great Beers Made with Flowers

From jasmine and dandelion to chamomile and hibiscus, brewers are adding flowers to their springtime ales<p>To devise this liquid ode to spring, Portsmouth, NH's Smuttynose partnered with the local Black Trumpet Bistro, which enlisted a local farm to grow a variety of flowers (including yarrow, …


Pandora For Beer? Beer Mapper App Allows For Beer Discovery Across the Beer Space

Until recently, the nerdiest thing to happen to beer in some time had been the introduction of <i>Game of Thrones</i> ale. However, news of the official brew of Winterfell has now been watered down by a new innovation: a heat map depicting users’ tastes across a number of beer categories.<p>Beer Mapper is an …

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

17 Reasons Why Cheese And Alcohol Are The Best Couple Of All Time

They are the Liz and Dick of food pairings.

27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

You can definitely teach an old gadget new tricks.

5 Links to Read Before Using Leftovers

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: How to not dread using up holiday leftovers.</i><p>Today you opened presents, spent time with loved ones, and (hopefully) drank a warm mug of something by a …


13 Citrus Recipes To Brighten Up Your New Year

Some sweet, some savory, all sour.

How to Use Alcohol in Desserts

<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: Let your desserts live a little.</i><p>If you've ever watched Downton Abbey, you know it's customary for the men to retire after dinner for an after-dinner …

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The 12 Best Easy Recipes of 2013

From a 15-minute broiled black cod recipe that will blow your guests' minds, to a comforting bowl of green chicken chile macaroni and cheese, to a revolutionary no-stretch pan pizza recipe that'll change the way you make your pies, these are 12 of our favorite, best, and most popular recipes easy …

Show-Stopping Christmas Cakes for Your Holiday Parties


100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …


Ask a Bartender: Easy Holiday Punch Ideas

'Tis the season for carols, snowmen, and lots and lots of punch. We asked bartenders across the country: What's a great punch for holiday entertaining—with nothing too complicated? Here's what they had to say.<p>"I love a good, wintery Manhattan. Put a chai tea bag in a bottle of rye for 24 hours. Day …

Here is our method for how to par-bake and freeze your homemade buns in advance, allowing you to bake them off and ice them just in record time for a lovely breakfast:

Avoiding Sticky Situations with Toffee, Praline, and Caramel

<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: Avoid sticky situations when cooking sugar with these surprisingly sweet tips</i> …


Let Loose with 11 Crazy Cookies

Sugar cookies are swell. Chocolate chip is dandy. Linzer are lovely. As far we know, no one's ever complained about a nice ginger snap, or an inoffensive oatmeal.<p>But that doesn't mean that you can't push the boundaries. In fact, we encourage it. Because everyone always loves a rebel -- especially …


8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>In case you hadn't heard, it's Cookie Week here at Food52! And what better way to bring this glorious week to a close than by highlighting eight …


9 Large-Format Drinks to Make for Holiday Parties

One of our top tips for holiday entertaining is this: do not make drinks one by one. Do not shake drinks for each of your cocktail party guests. Do not act as bartender all night long, unless you want your friends to start calling you 'Grinchy' by the end. Instead of making drinks to order, it's …

The Eater Email Newsletter Can Be Yours Today

Filled with the biggest restaurant-world and dining news of the day, the <b>Eater National Email Newsletter</b> is delivered free to your inbox every evening. Haven't gotten around to signing up yet? No problem. You can do it right here:<p>Sign up for the Eater National email Newsletter

One-Pot Chicken Recipes

Delicious dinners with minimal dish washing<p>As winter approaches, we find comfort in chicken. The only thing more comforting than a chicken dinner is …


23 Excellent Reasons To Drink More Wine

Like you need convincing. But here goes.

10 Hearty Salads

Go on, call us "salad gluttons" -- as salad naysayer Jeffrey Steingarten describes people who eat salad more than twice a week in the winter. Actually, we think your salads can be both warming and filling. Why such a stigma around salads as the focal point of your meal? Add a big heap of grains, …


25 Cheesy Dips That Will Make You Swoon

Nothing is more alluring than a bowl of silky, molten cheese. Just sitting amongst a pile of chips, waiting to be devoured.

28 Christmas Cocktails for a Jolly Good Time

Raise your glass with these festive ideas.<p>It isn't a party without one of these tried-and-true cocktail recipes, featuring classic holiday flavors like cranberry, candy canes and even apple pie!

Everything You Need to Know About Brining

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it every day leading up to Thanksgiving to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to help you host the least stressful Thanksgiving yet. No promises on the crazy</i> …


The 10 Mistakes Keeping You From Making The Most Perfect Mashed Potatoes Ever

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our many blessings, one of them obviously being mashed potatoes. Piled high in a glorious display of showmanship, we like to think their bounteous beauty is a metaphor for the richness of life. (Or something.) Mashed potatoes prove that the humble potato, with …

It's Going to Be OK: Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks

Not to put a damper on things, but Thanksgiving really isn't <i>that</i> big of a deal. Sure, it's a holiday where the spotlight is pretty steadily focused on the grub, but when it comes down to it, Thanksgiving is really about family, friends, and the joy of overindulgence. Just make sure to keep the wine …