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The Food Lab: Great Hummus and the Science of Smooth

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Sometimes recipes come off really easily without a hitch. Other times they take lots of tweaking and planning. This is a rare case of a recipe that came out relatively easily, but was full of so much fascinating science …

The Food Lab Turbo: Easy Fingerling Potato Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Dill, potatoes, and sour cream go hand in hand. Just ask any Scandinavian and they'll tell you. That said, most Scandinavian-style potato salads tend to be extraordinarily creamy. This version uses only the barest touch of sour cream, instead relying on good technique to pack the potatoes with …

How to Keep Your Grill Clean

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.<p>To love grilling is to love your grill.<p>Like any good relationship, you need to put some work into the one you have with your grill—luckily the time spent keeping a happy grill is minimal and …

How to Grill Whole Fish

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Today marks the final phase in my quest to get more people to cook whole fish at home—at least for now... <i>Bwahahahahahahahahaha!</i><p>The beauty of cooking whole fish is that it's one of the easiest things to do in the world. It's also one of the best ways of …

How to Make Fresh Mozzarella From Scratch

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>At Serious Eats, we're lucky enough to work right across the street from Di Palo Selects, an Italian fine-foods store that just happens to make some of the best fresh mozzarella I've ever tasted. It's milky, tender, …

The Food Lab: Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If there's one thing I miss most about New York (aside from the pizza, that is), it's the cold, snowy winters. Not just because I love the cold and I love snow days (I do!), but more because those cold, frosty days …

The Best Roast Potatoes Ever Recipe

This year, I decided to reexamine my potato-roasting method from the ground up with the idea of completely maximizing that crisp-to-creamy contrast in each chunk of potato, testing and retesting every variable, from cut size to potato type to boiling and roasting methods. The result is this recipe, …

How to Form a Double-Crust Pie

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Whether you're using my Easy Pie Dough or Stella's Old-Fashioned Flaky Pie Dough, the steps for rolling it and shaping it into a sealed double-crust pie are identical*: Roll the dough, fill it, cover it, trim it, crimp it, egg wash it, and bake it. Ta-da!<p>*Why …

Baking

Flipping Out for the Perfect Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla Española)

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Here's a challenge for you: Name one dish that can be eaten as a snack, an appetizer, and a main course; that's equally delicious both hot and cold; that almost anyone would be happy to eat at any time of day or night; that …

Recipes

10 Perfect Potato Salad Recipes for a July 4th Spread

July 4th is fast approaching, so if you're in the mood to throw a barbecue, you'd do well to start planning your menu now. Visions of grilled burgers and beautifully seared steaks may be dancing in your head (they sure are in mine), but sides deserve a spot on the dance floor, too, and a good …

Cooking

How to Make Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>This is the best way to serve corn, period.</b><p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I know that's a bold statement, but it's one I've backed up with years of detailed scientific studies on the eating habits of my wife and …

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Make Your Old Cookie Sheets Look Like NEW Again!

Yesterday was a pretty low key day with regards to blogging and anything blogging related. Sometimes you just need a “mental health day”….ya know? …

how to sanitize and restore a wood cutting board without chemicals tutorial

We use wood cutting boards a LOT in our house.<p>This tip for <b>how to sanitize and restore a wood cutting board</b> is one of our most-used tricks!<p>This post …

Cleaning

The Food Lab Turbo: No-Cook Blender Tomato Soup in Just 5 Minutes

I'm not gonna lie: You've got to be <i>extra</i> lazy if you're looking for ways to speed up a recipe that only takes 15 minutes to begin with, but you know what? My New Year's resolutions were to eat better, tastier food and to cook smarter, not to do more work than I have to.<p>My original 15-Minute Creamy …

Food Preservation

The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Guess what? If you have flour in your kitchen, you can make pasta. Right now. Got eggs, too? You have everything you need to whip up a batch of silky-smooth fettuccine. Have some cheese or vegetables lying around? You could …

Italian Food

Mexican Wedding Cookies

• 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<br>• 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, sifted (divided)<br>• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract<br>• 2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 …

Dessert

sticky toffee pudding

Prior to last month, I had spent exactly zero minutes of my life thinking about date cake, craving date cake or noting the absence of date cake in my …

How to use a Needle & Thimble

Dinner in 20: Make Foolproof Pasta Carbonara Without Scrambling (Eggs)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some chickens, E-I-E-I-O So he took those chickens and grabbed their eggs, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some cows, E-I-E-I-O So he milked those cows and made some Parmigiano-Reggiano, E-I-E-I-O And on</i> …

Fresh Ricotta in Five Minutes or Less Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Want to know all about homemade ricotta?: Check it out here.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: Fresh Ricotta in Five Minutes or Less</b><p>Ingredients2 cups whole milk1/4 teaspoon table salt2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar or lemon juice<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Line colander with four layers of cheesecloth or 2 …

Sunday Dinner: No-Holds-Barred Lasagna Bolognese Recipe

Following this week's ricotta-fest, I found myself with a few quarts of the stuff left over. There's only so much <i>queso fresco</i>, paneer, or ricotta salata one can make and consume, so I decided to get rid of the excess in what is probably the least efficient (and most delicious) way possible: <b>a</b> …

The Traditional Italian Dessert You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

<i>Introducing zuccotto: It's like tiramisu, in bowl-form.</i><p>Between 20 to 30 percent of what I learned in pastry school was guess work. And at the beginning, it was more like 60 percent. To be fair, I was in a foreign country, studying at the Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy. The chefs …

8 Authentic Italian Dishes You May Never Have Heard Of

<i>Each week, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>takes on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p>Most of us are familiar with Italian food heavy-hitters. We know and love caprese salad, risotto, and spaghetti carbonara. But there's a whole word of regional dishes …

peanut butter cookies

People often ask Alex and me if it is difficult living near a trendy NYC bakery, the kind with the mind-bogglingly long cupcake lines outside at what …

arroz con pollo

I’ve already admitted that I’ve been a bit of a slack-ass with the whole cooking dinner on a weekday night, or pretty much any night, thing lately. …

my ultimate chicken noodle soup

I blame Katz’s for this. Two months ago, when we spent a day out playing tourist — i.e. breakfast bagels, Madeleine at the New York Historical …

Shrimp and Gruyère Cheese Grits With Bacon and Mushrooms Recipe

Shrimp and grits is a dish with so many renditions, the only thing you can really count on is that it contains shrimp...and grits. Often there's pork, sometimes mushrooms, and the amount of gravy can range from none to tons. This recipe features plump shrimp, seared mushrooms, crispy bacon, and …

The Food Lab's Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese Recipe

<i>–Reprinted from The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science with permission from W.W. Norton</i><p>Why It Works<p>Starting the pasta in cold water works just as well as adding it to already-boiling water but cooks faster and with less energy.<br>• A combination of multiple thickeners and emulsifying …