Debbie Leong

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Black Sesame Recipes That Prove These Seeds Are For More Than Just Bagels

Sesame, particularly black sesame, hasn't been a popular choice in Western desserts but it might be time to make room next to chocolate and vanilla for this nutty flavor. This tiny seed is a popular ingredient in Japan, and it makes for some show-stopping desserts. Seriously, just wait until you …

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

How much does a food truck cost?<p>The short answer: about $50,000 on the low end, at least in California. The long answer: it can cost much, much more to actually get a food truck business off the ground -- depending on who you are, where you are, and what your goals may be.<p>Food trucks have been a …

Robin Williams: A comic actor with classical training

Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide on Monday at the age of 63, was an actor of prodigious comic gifts both on stage as a stand-up comedian and on-screen as an actor. What many of his fans may not know or remember is that behind his hyper and manic comic persona was a classically …

The Arts

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Maple Root-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Sesame

In Korea, cooks typically create stir-fries with just one kind of vegetable—lotus root, say, or potatoes. David Chang decided to break with tradition …

You Can Stuff Just About Anything Inside A Sweet Potato. And You Should.

Ladies and gentlemen, the sweet potato is more than just a fiber-rich spud that lends itself to being baked, fried, curled and hashed. Yes, the miraculous sweet potato functions as a naturally gluten-free bowl, burrito and boat. This vibrant vegetable is engineered to be stuffed.<p>Just like the …

How to Make Tarte Tatin

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: An</i> …

Baking

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

Chips or Chunks

Photo by Kim Goddard<p>I overdosed on sugar this week big time. I have been on a baking frenzy testing recipes for a cookbook I am writing. In 6 days …

The Best Doughnuts. Ever.

<i>Every week on Food52, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Adrienne Kane of Nosheteria gives us the best doughnuts, ever.</i><p>Growing up, my grandma had a pot that was simply known as "the doughnut pot.” Grandma used this …

Light and Fluffy Marshmallows

These incredibly light and airy marshmallows from pastry chef Dominique Ansel are made with beaten egg whites in the classic French style. They're …

Streaking Light Pillars Illuminate the Night Sky

The natural phenomenon known as light pillars are making headlines once again due to one photographer's incredible capture of them one recent cold and late winter night. Photographer Jay Callaghan shot the beautiful photo (above), on his back deck at 1:45 am as he was looking northeast toward …

Weather

The 'Mistake' That Leads to Better Brownies

<i>by Kemp Minifie</i><p>I'm just like a lot of Epicurious readers. I rarely follow a recipe -- even my own -- without tinkering with it. One of my current favorites to play with is my Best Friends Forever Brownies, which I developed in 2011 for the re-imagined frozen dinner of my dreams. Those brownies were …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Barbara Lynch's Spicy Tomato Soup Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a spicy tomato soup that you can make on a whim and eat nearly as soon. (It's also, at its core, 5 vegan ingredients you probably already have.) Recipe adapted very slightly from <b>Stir: Mixing It Up in the Italian Tradition</b> (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009). —Genius</b> …

Food Preservation

Winter Miracle

How to Train Through the Winter Weather

What do you do when your long run is scheduled for the morning after a snowstorm?<p><i>I'm training for a marathon. My long runs have been sabotaged twice by winter storms, and it's not even technically winter yet! Are there other options when extreme weather hits? I want to stay on track, but I haven't</i> …