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Best books of 2014: Slate Book Review editor picks.

<b>Slate’s Best Books of 2014 coverage:</b><p><b>Monday:</b> <b>Slate staff picks.</b><b> <br>Tuesday:</b> <b>The best lines of 2014</b>.<b> <br>Wednesday:</b> Overlooked books of 2014.<b> <br>Thursday:</b> The <i>Slate</i> …

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn't Just For Meat

Slow cookers have the reputation of being meat machines. While they have the unique ability to tenderize meat with minimal effort, the assumption that slow cookers are best for meaty dishes overlooks the amazing ways they can transform your vegetables.<p>First of all, it recently came to our attention …

6 Dynamic Tofu Recipes That Might Just Change Your Mind on Bean Curd

Poor tofu. It's all too easy to dismiss tofu as tasteless blocks of bean curd for health nuts -- as something to be merely consumed for sustenance. But cooking and eating tofu doesn't have to be a joyless exercise. Aside from the obvious health benefits, it can be prepared a number of inventive …

Food

New Booze To Help You Survive The Holiday Season (They Make Good Gifts, Too)

My neighborhood's resident crazy guy, during a break from screaming obscenities at passers-by, once spent an afternoon singing, to the tune of the Christmas song, "It's the most... ri-di-cu-lous time... of the year!" while softly chuckling to himself. And you know, he's right. Never mind that he …

Whiskey

Fall Orzo Salad + Pan-Roasted Cauliflower

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Roasted vegetables, two ways.</i><p>You love roasted vegetables (join the club), but how can you turn them into a substanial vegetarian …

Vegan Dessert Recipes That Even Butter Lovers Will Crave

Going vegan can seem like a daunting commitment -- no milk? No eggs? No BUTTER? But, thankfully, there is one thing you definitely don't have to give up on as a vegan: Dessert. Ice cream, cakes, pies and cookies are still all very possible (and 100 percent delicious) on this animal-friendly …

Curry Recipes For That Bottle On Your Spice Rack (PHOTOS)

When it comes to Indian recipes, there is one spice mixture that reigns supreme: curry. It may be best-know for its use in varieties of its namesake dish, but there are many more ways to sneak this powder into your homemade foods.<p>In fact, the best part about curry may be its versatility -- not only …

How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

<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>, was published in 1979 and was for decades the only act in town if you wanted to know …

Seafood

Pasta e Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: An Italian classic that's</i> <i>part soup, part pasta, and all comfort.</i><p>Cold winter days call out for comfort food -- and what could be better than this …

Broiled Oysters + Sugar Steak with Bourbon

It's New Year's Eve, people. And whether you're staying in on the couch or heading out on the town, you deserve a Dinner. You deserve to treat yourself to the kinds of foods you probably won't eat on a Tuesday night in 2014: to toast the year ahead, to give 2013 a worthy send-off. And what a better …

The Best, 5-Minute Smoked Salmon Appetizer

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: With good smoked salmon on hand, you can have an impressive appetizer ready in 5 minutes flat</i><i>. Here's how.</i><p>Last summer, my …

Avocado Quesadillas With Grape Tomatoes and Basil Chiffonade

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 jalapeños for a bit of contrast and spunk. The cherry tomatoes and basil that adorn the …

Tomatoes

Somen Noodles with Scallops and Vegetables

in Asian, Seafood 21<p>Saaaaaaaaaaa-lurp.<p>Okay. I know you’re probably looking at those little scallops on top of those noodles and thinking you’ve seen …

Onion-Braised Beef Brisket

5 stars based on 96 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 …

Creamy Fall Smoothie for Mom and Baby

Are you ready to experience fall in a glass? A glass full of <i>real</i> ingredients, not synthetic 'fake' pumpkin flavor?<p>Try this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie: it's delicious, creamy, and above all, healthy! If you have a little one living with you, they can enjoy it, too, and benefit from all the fiber, Vitamin …

Food

Green Goddess, Pistachio, and Goat Cheese Ball

8 Servings<p>You want all of your cheese ball ingredients at room temperature to make sure the goat cheese mixture is smooth and homogenous.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature<p>4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature<p>4 anchovy …

Cheese

Brown Sugar-Bourbon Ice Cream

1 quart<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup whole milk<p>3/4 cup heavy cream<p>1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar<p>6 large egg yolks<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1/8 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon (or more) bourbon<p>1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>Special equipment<p>An ice cream maker<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Stir milk, cream, and …

Baking

23 Turnip Recipes for Main and Side Dishes

The humble root veggie is reaching a new, hip status—here are 23 turnip recipes to try in your own kitchen<p><b>Move over, potatoes—there's another starchy veggie in town.</b> The humble turnip is reaching a new, hip status (as evidenced by its appearance in one of the coolest restaurants in Brooklyn) so …

Cooking

Garlicky Chicken Thighs | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Seek out locally raised free-range poultry, which is tastier than its conventionally raised counterparts. It’s especially important to use the best chicken available in a simple dish such as this one, which requires a minimum of attention from the cook. Once you have browned the thighs and briefly …

Williams-Sonoma

Brad's Prevention Tonic

1 Servings<p>Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory powers, the juices deliver vitamin C, and staying hydrated is always a good idea. As for the Quantum Cold & Flu Liquid Extract? It’s touted as a “highly effective” herbal elixir. We’ll take their word for it.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 2" …

Alternative Medicine

8 Foods that Might Actually Improve Your Mood

We have some bad news for you: According to a new study, comfort foods don’t actually make you feel better.<p>We have some bad news for you: According …

Flaky Bread

Makes 10 Servings<p>An unfloured surface provides some traction, so it’s easy to roll the dough very thin.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for brushing (about 10 )<p>Flaky sea …

Sea Salt

Launch You'll Love: Wit & Delight for Target

Planning a casual fall fête? Look no further than Target’s new collab with Wit & Delight blogger, Kate Arends, for all your entertaining needs. The …

5 classic shades of lipstick every woman should own

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

From the editors of HouseBeautiful.com, the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.<p><b>1) ColorSchemer</b> Inspired by a photo you took? Create your own color palettes from these photos and save and share them with other COLOURlovers members. Tap the built-in color wheel to explore different shades …

Cavatelli with Pork Ragù

8 Servings<p>A low, steady simmer makes this braise a great pork ragù to pour over your cavatelli.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1½-lb. boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), cut into 1½” pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more<p>½ medium onion, finely chopped<p>1 carrot, …

Cooking

11 Best Things to Drink with Southern Food

Here, the best things to drink with fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and more classic Southern dishes.<p>In today's Chefs in Conversation video, Hugh …

Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, and Smoked Salmon on Toast

2 to 4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>This open-face sandwich makes a great meal or snack morning, noon, or night.<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 Tbsp. minced fresh chives, divided<p>2 Tbsp. crème fraîche (optional)<p>6 large eggs<p>2 Tbsp. (1/4 stick) unsalted butter<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground …

Seafood

19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …

Healthy Eating