Craig Alexander Peiss

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New Giant Viruses Further Blur the Definition of Life

A newfound pair of giant viruses have massive genomes and the most complete resources for building proteins ever seen in the viral world. They have …

Biology

Going Reuben Hunting: 12 Sandwiches to Try in D.C.

Mix it up with kimchi, veggies, or even smoked salmon<p>The Reuben is the best kind of hot mess. Its origin story is unclear, but the sandwich's deliciousness is obvious. The proportions and ingredients just work together.<p>The fattiness of the meat – traditionally corned beef or pastrami – pairs with …

Washington D.C.

A Cuisine Spicier Than Sichuan Lurks at Hunan Bistro in the East Village

The city is undergoing a spiciness explosion. Tick off all the ways you can burn your mouth these days: Mexican, Thai, Indian, Korean, Ethiopian, and, of course, Chinese — of which its most incendiary evocation is Sichuan, right? There’s one type of Chinese cooking that's often hotter. Just to the …

Food & Dining

How to Take Care of Your Knives

I can deal with a lousy oven. I can use crummy cookware. And I’ll admit that I can bake a cake in a flimsy pan. But I refuse to use a dull knife. …

7 Genius Recipes for Cooking the Finest Chicken of your Life

Here are seven brilliant, proven, utterly delicious chicken recipes from some of the greatest cookbook authors of the last 50 years—how about that?<p><b>So next time I dare you to trust me and try something a little weird—sunflower seed risotto, or burnt toast soup, perhaps—I want you remember this</b> …

Café China, Midtown's Michelin Star Sichuan Restaurant, Eliminates Tipping

Michelin-starred Midtown Sichuan restaurant Café China eliminated tipping earlier this month — a change prompted by owner Xian Zhang's trouble building a management staff with the current model, Zhang tells Eater. Entry-level servers made more than entry-level managers due to tipping, which made …

Our 10 Most Popular Biscuit Recipes

Sweet potato biscuits. Parmesan and parsley biscuits. Cornmeal biscuits. (Even dog biscuits, though those probably belong in a different story.) Of …

Seattle Nets Four James Beard Award Nominations

Today in San Francisco the <b>James Beard Foundation</b> announced the nominees, or finalists, for its prestigious annual restaurant awards. While many of Seattle's semifinalists have been culled, four locals advanced to the short list, including one in a national category. It's a step up from last year, …

13 Fantastic Steaks to Eat in NYC Right Now

Here are 13 steaks that have popped up on NYC restaurant menus in recent months, none of which are a cote de boeuf or a porterhouse served with creamed spinach or hash browns. These fine specimens may range in price and social status, but they all deliver on the essential promise of red meat. And …

BBQ

Three-Cheese Tomato and Artichoke Dip

A good dip is hard to resist. This version -- which includes sweet, ripe tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts and spinach -- comes together in a …

Recipes

Thinking of Making a Cocktail? Consider Your French Press

When Kevin Denton, the Nationalist Mixologist for Pernod Ricard (and previously of Wylie Dufrense‘s wd~50), came to Food52, he brought with him a bevy of cocktail ingredients and tools—and among them, unexpectedly, was the French press.<p>Standing over fifty lowball glasses, he mixed a bubbling pot of …

Spanish Breakfast Casserole with Eggs and Bacon

8 Servings<p>This is ideal for a brunch party; the entire casserole can be assembled the night before so all that’s left to do is bake it the next day. And let’s be real: We’d happily eat it for dinner, too.<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound country-style white bread, torn into 1-inch pieces<p>½ cup …

These 7 Chiles Are So Hot Right Now (& Why You Should Care)

First, there was Sriracha. It was hard to find a food the smoky, spicy chili sauce <i>didn't</i> improve. (Well, maybe some foods.)<p>Our love affair with chiles in any form—dried and crushed, ground into a paste, fresh and thinly sliced in a bowl of salsa—is far from fading, and Hillary's recent endorsement …

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

These 25 condiments are so good (and out-there) that they've inspired a cult following.<p>These 25 cult leaders of the condiment world are proof that condiments make everything better, and have inspired fanatical followers because of it.

Ice Cream

Mexican Style Cornbread Recipe

"A new spicy twist on cornbread. Very rich and flavorful with a crisp topping of cheese."<p>Ingredients<p>2 eggs<p>1/4 cup corn oil<p>1 cup buttermilk<p>1 1/2 cups …

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread Recipe

"For thousands of years man has been enjoying bread. This rye bread recipe will add to this ancient enjoyment. Having lived in northwest Connecticut …

Easy Stovetop Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

For a more sophisticated take on classic mac and cheese, swap in smoked gouda for the traditional cheddar. <b>Slideshow:</b> More Delicious Macaroni and …

Eight Stock Show Worthy Cocktails to Try Now

With the <b>National Western Stock Show</b> steamrolling through town in the coming weeks, we all need to be on our manliest, most macho behavior, right down to the cocktail order.<p>What makes a cocktail manly you ask? The answer is: said cocktail needs to be strong as hell, preferably made with whiskey …

billbrasky

A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

These six classic Japanese recipes are full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make.<p>Leave the pristine sushi to the restaurants. Japanese home cooking is full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make. In other words, <b>the holy</b> …

Amazing White Clam Sauce Recipe

"I got this recipe from an old boyfriend, and have modified it over the years. My husband and I have this at least every two weeks with a big loaf of …

Best Hotel Bars in San Francisco

No longer simply gathering places for lonely businessmen buying overpriced, watered down G&Ts, hotel bars are establishing themselves as drinking …

George Cowan's Oyster Stew Recipe on Food52

• 1/2 gallon whole milk<br>• 2 to 3 8-ounce jars of fresh oysters (24 to 36 oysters, shucked)<br>• 1 cube butter<br>• 1 teaspoon celery salt<br>• 1 teaspoon salt (or use more celery salt)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<p>Heat milk in double boiler (or just on low heat).<br>• Dice oysters and place in stew pan with 1 cup …

Recipes

NYC Jewish Delicatessens: The Ultimate Guide

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)<p>A Thumbnail History of Jewish Delicatessens in New York City<p>by Robert Sietsema<p>Jewish delicatessens as we know them arose in the 1880s when groups of observant Jews began to arrive from Eastern Europe, mainly Poland and Russia. (Less-observant German …

Siblings

Don't Mess Up Miso Soup. Avoid These Common Mistakes

Make miso soup so good, you'll swear it's from your favorite takeout joint. Just don't make these amateur mistakes.<p>Miso soup is deceptively simple. It contains just a handful of ingredients: fermented bean paste (a.k.a. miso), vegetables, and hot water or stock. Heck, you don't even have to use …

Chefs' Favorite Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.

For chefs like Momofuku's David Chang, “Chinese food is a comfort food. It’s what I want to eat after I've spent 48 hours traveling, or have worked a …

6 Ways to Make Milanese

Preparing something milanese (or milanesa) style means dredging thin slices of meat in eggs and seasoned bread crumbs and frying them. It’s pretty …

These Are the World's 50 Best Bars, According to 'Drinks International'

Here's the just-released annual list of the World's 50 Best Bars, as decided by industry news magazine <i>Drinks International</i>.<p>For the fourth year in a row, London's <b>Artesian</b> nabbed the top spot. Located at the swanky Langham hotel in the West End, Artesian is run by Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale and …

San Francisco

Everything You Need to Know to Buy Better Shrimp

Shrimp has been the most popular seafood in the US for years—it represents more than a quarter of the seafood eaten in this country. It's also one of the most varied categories: You can find dozens of different species of shrimp, each boasting multiple names and preparations. You can buy them with …

Seafood

9 Ways to Stuff a Chicken Breast

Stuffing chicken breasts with your favorite ingredients is a fantastic and easy way to upgrade the weeknight dinner staple. From goat cheese to …