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5 Common Mistakes When Roasting Huge Cuts of Meat

Don't be intimidated by big cuts of meat, like pork shoulder or crown roasts. Just avoid these common mistakes and learn to cook them to perfection.<p>When it comes to show-stopping centerpieces, nothing gets jaws on the floor quite like a massive hunk of roasted meat. However, cuts like pork …

BBQ

How to Throw a Holiday Party (Hint: Just Add Ham)

Forget about every canapé or thing-on-a-stick that you were planning to serve at your party. All you need is a smoked bone-in ham. Order a good one, score, glaze, and bake it.<p>Forget about every canapé or thing-on-a-stick that you were planning to serve at your party. Forget about platters. Forget …

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

Dessert

12 Recipes that Celebrate the Miracle of Oil

Are they biblical? Nope. Are they delicious? You bet your latke they are. Pull out the heavy-bottomed pan and the canola oil, and gather your pals around: Make these 12 fried treats to celebrate Hanukkah and the miracle of oil.<p>Zengoula with Lemon Syrup (Iraqi Funnel Cakes) by Alice Medrich<p>Curly …

French Fries

Cheese: the secret to a longer life and faster metabolism?

Good news for fromage fiends: a new study suggests a link between cheese consumption and a longer, healthier life<p>It's the best news we've had all year: a study suggests that cheese consumption could be the key to a faster metabolism and reduced obesity.<p>Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark …

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Roasting Vegetables

We share how to roast vegetables to perfection with 6 tips from our test kitchen<p>Roasting vegetables seems easy enough, right? Just chop 'em up, put 'em on a sheet pan, and throw them in the oven. Basically, yes. But there are some specific things you should keep in mind to get crispy-yet-tender …

Vegetables

Start Your Day With Our Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich and Have the Best Morning Ever

We fought. We ate. We nodded silently, awestruck, and ate some more. And then we declared: This is the ultimate homemade egg sandwich.<p>We have some pretty strong opinions on what goes into the perfect breakfast sandwich: English muffins and American cheese are non-negotiable. The eggs must be …

Breakfast

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

36 Ways to Eat Sandwiches for Every Meal

There's a sandwich in here with your name on it.<p>Whether you like your sandwiches hot or cold, savory or sweet, these recipes will have you rollin' in bread from breakfast to dessert.

Cooking

Too Many Cooks: Do You Haiku?

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i><br>April showers might</i><i><br>bring May flowers, but April</i><i><br>also brings haikus.</i><p>At Food52 we love to cook<br>But we also love to rhyme<br>And while …

Beauty and the Beast

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

Cooking

23 Fruity, Nutty, Buttery, and Sweet Desserts for Chocolate-Haters

Brownie-haters of the world, unite. These non-chocolate desserts are just for you.<p><b>Life as a chocolate-hater can be tough.</b> You'll never willingly eat a molten cake, despite their presence at just about every restaurant and catered party. Plus, you have to endure a lifetime of people asking whether …

The best ways to serve and cook fennel

Raw or cooked, gracing a salad or sweetly stewed, fennel is a joy to eat. And there are plenty of ways to serve this versatile vegetable<p>Fennel, I sometimes think, is really two separate vegetables: the raw and the cooked. Its character completely changes with the application of heat. Yet both forms …

Four canny cannellini recipes: cook once, eat all week

As cook-ahead staples go, cannellini beans are a particular favourite in this house of <i>mangia fagioli (</i>bean-eaters). Tinned beans have saved our supper on many occasions, but they are incomparable with those soaked and cooked at home. It’s not just the beans, which have a better flavour and …

Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …

Coffee

How to Make Homemade Butter: Why Churning Your Own Is Worth the Effort

Learning how to make butter is easy—and it's also one of the most satisfying DIY kitchen tasks there is.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow may work on the internet, but when it comes to cooking, she prefers to keep it old-school. From making her own butter (seriously) to grinding her coffee beans</i> …

Homemade

Navy Makes Armor Clear As Clay

Well, transparent clay, that they made armor out of<p>It’s a transparent armor so good it might turn the phrase “glass cannon” on its head. The Naval Research Laboratory developed a manufacturing process to reliably make a strong, transparent ceramic that also allows infrared cameras to look through …

27 Cream Cheese Recipes To Use What's in the Back of Your Fridge

These 27 cream cheese recipes offer savory and sweet options.<p><b>We love cream cheese for its serious tang</b>. But we're also guilty of holding onto that tub or package a bit too long. Here's what you should do with it.

Teach Your Fish How To Walk

Recreate an ancient evolutionary milestone in your own home<p>Four hundred million years ago, our ancestors crawled out of the sea. Last year, biologist Emily Standen imitated the ancient feat by raising pet store fish on land. A species called the Senegal bichir can breathe moist air through a …

The first world war scientists who gave their lives to defeat poison gas

Chemical warfare made its deadly debut a century ago, at a time when science was still in the era of personal experimentation. Scientists routinely used their own bodies as a laboratory; systematic animal experimentation, while growing in use, remained controversial. The urgency in the first weeks …

Vegan or vegetarian pho recipe

With ginger, fennel, and pak choi leaves, this vegetarian Vietnamese broth is bursting with flavour<p>Pho is a national favourite breakfast dish among Vietnamese people. The Buddhist sector of the population tend to be vegetarian or vegan at many times throughout the year, but they do not miss out on …

Designers Imagine Fanciful Concepts for What an Apple Car Might Look Like

Job site Freelancer.com recently hosted a contest that called on designers to imagine what the rumored Apple Car might look like. We don't have any details on the car that Apple is said to be developing, so the designs submitted to the contest have no basis in reality.<p>That said, it's a fun look at …

Stanford’s flexible aluminum-ion battery can fully charge in a little over one minute

The current Lithium-ion batteries we have in our smartphones today are slowly improving, but it seems as though these types of batteries just can’t keep up with what the rest of the tech world needs. Many other types of battery tech have surfaced over the years, but none have been as efficient or …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Literature

A nude sculpture so small it's 'walking on hair' - CNN Style

Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN<p>She could stand on a strand of human hair, with room to spare.<p>The microscopic polymer statue by South African sculptor Jonty Hurwitz, entitled <i>Trust</i>, measured just 1/100th of a centimeter and had been called the "smallest sculpture ever made."<p>But the world's tiniest …

The science behind the perfect chip

How – and where – should you fry the ultimate chips? Veronique Greenwood takes a piping-hot plunge into the secret ways to create fried potato perfection.<p>The very best chips combine a crisp crust with a piping-hot, snowy-white interior – a delicious combination that arises when potatoes descend …

Deep Frying

21 Ways to Keep Kosher for Passover (and Not Lose Your Mind)

Keeping kosher for Passover? You can eat more than matzoh pizza. Theserecipes will keep your food game on-point this Passover.<p><b>If you've ever observed Passover,</b> you know how limiting the week can feel food-wise (you can only eat matzo pizza so many times). There's a better way to do the holiday—and …

1,000 Year Old Remedy May Cure MRSA, Still Faces Market Hurdles

Science & InnovationGermination<p>A plant-based ointment recipe pulled from a 1,000-year-old manuscript is spiking excitement about what historical knowledge and traditional remedies can do to defuse the antibiotic crisis. At the same time, it’s highlighting how difficult it can be to move any …

Digestion

All 'Titanfall' DLC Goes Free On Xbox One, 360 And PC

It’s hard to believe that EA/Respawn’s Titanfall only came out a year ago, but here we are, on the game’s first birthday. To celebrate, Respawn is doing something rather cool. They’re giving away all the content of the game’s three DLCs for free to both Xbox and PC players.<p>That includes the …

Silk-derived material could boost battery performance

Next-generation lithium-ion batteries may hold more charge for a greater number of cycles thanks to a new material derived from natural silk. …