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Raw Coconut Bok Choy Spicy Soup

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blueberry ice cream with maple and cinnamon

In an attempt to cling onto the last bit of summer I made this vibrant blueberry ice cream. The cinnamon is so mild you can hardly detect it, but its …

Butter-Poached Spring Asparagus | Bijouxs | Little Jewels from the Kitchen

One sure sign of Spring, asparagus at the farmers’ market, so perfectly beautiful it needs just a simple preparation, perhaps poached in some ‘magic …

Fresh Ricotta-style Cheese | Bijouxs | Little Jewels from the Kitchen

When fresh traditional ricotta disappeared from local Italian markets, it was time to consider making my own ricotta, well sort of… This basic, …

Triple Berry Dutch Baby

It’s all well and good until someone has to stand in front of the stove and flip the pancakes.<p>It’s a thankless job and I wouldn’t wish pancake …

From the Blender: The Maine Squeeze (Blueberry, Oat, and Ginger Smoothie)

Remember those summer mornings of childhood in Maine? The tiny wild blueberries you just picked are warm from the sun. Your mom calls you inside, rips your morning's haul right out of your little berry stained mitts, and turns it into something blue and slurpy, sweet and filling. It almost feels …

Mexican Farmers' Fight to Not Come to the U.S. (VIDEO)

Tired of people leaving their community in Hidalgo Mexico for the U.S., this is the story of one community's efforts to keep people home... using oregano.<p><b>For more videos and recipes visit www.theperennialplate.com</b><p><b>Video created in partnership with Intrepid Travel</b><p>Follow Daniel Klein on Twitter: …

8 Fennel Recipes

If you've ever spent time in Italy, you know that Italians are obsessed with digestion. It's why after their morning cappuccinos they use milk sparingly (if at all) in their espressos; it's why they begin each meal with an aperitivo and cap it off with an amaro. It's one explanation for why they …

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Homemade Vanilla Chai Syrup

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Lillie Auld of Butter Me Up Brooklyn is condensing all the flavors of your favorite chai into a spicy-sweet syrup you can use in your</i> …

A Wood Herb-Drying Rack or Utensil Rail

(Image credit: Less and More)<p>After singing the praises of air-drying the laundry over at Apartment Therapy, I couldn't help but think of drying herbs …

5 Ingredients for a Traditional Thanksgiving

<i>Today, Edward Behr, author of 50 Foods: The Essentials of Good Taste, shares the five ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner: the five ingredients that truly excel this time of year..</i><p><b>Raw Oysters, before you sit down.</b> I prefer oysters from cold waters -- but, whatever you like, the …

The Food Lab: Deep-Fried Sous Vide Turkey Porchetta (You Want This on Your Thanksgiving Table)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Things that I did this past Monday:<p>Take a bath that was unreasonably long for a Monday.<br>• Claim that making a turkey <i>porchetta</i> (a.k.a. turchetta) is the absolute best way to serve and eat turkey.<br>• Curse myself for not putting on real shoes before taking the dogs out for …

7 Soups to Warm You for Thanksgiving Week

A hot bowl of soup is always the right decision when the weather turns cold in fall and winter, but soup is especially perfect at Thanksgiving -- whether before, during, or after the big day.<p>Did you get too enthusiastic at the market and buy way more Thanksgiving dinner produce than you actually …

The Best Coast to Buy Oysters From

Also: Thankukkah, rare vs. medium-rare, and what to cook in a fire pit<p><b>You are the meat guy, but I have a seafood question for you! What is your favorite species of oyster?</b><p>John Curtas, Las Vegas, NV<p>Now here's something interesting, John. All oysters are essentially the same species; the difference …

5 Links to Read Before Baking a Pie

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: No more excuses -- you're making pie.</i><p>If you've never made pie from scratch, you probably have a long list of reasons why you haven't attempted it yet. …

Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Crust

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The secret pie crust ingredient (and technique) that changed what we thought we knew about pie.</i><p>We all get in pie ruts. Well, crust ruts.<p>While what goes on …

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Behind the Scenes: How Prosciutto di Parma is Made

GalleryBehind the Scenes: How Prosciutto di Parma is Made<p>It can be sweet, meaty, buttery, salty; nutty or funky—the nuance of flavor in prosciutto di Parma is remarkable. But the process of making it couldn't be simpler: ham, salt, and air.<p>Well, maybe <i>simple</i> isn't the best term.<p>The Parma Ham …

The Tyranny of Tasting Menus

Recently there has been dissent in the ranks in regards to tasting menus, and while we can all agree that more than 10 courses might be construed as excessive, the Accidental Locavore happens to love the freedom involved in a tasting menu. "Freedom," you scoff, "it's forcing you to eat whatever the …

The Great Wine & Food Matching Myth

<i>There is no wine and food matching. That's all a big delusion. All the principles of wine and food matching are a complex set of metaphors that actually have no basis whatsoever. I'm just saying 'Stop it!'</i><p>Master of Wine Tim Hanni has been leading the crusade to debunk wine and food pairing myths …

The Hot 10: The Best New Restaurants in America in 2013

The Hot 10 is here! See all of Andrew Knowlton's picks for the Best New Restaurants in America of 2013<p>Thirteen must be my lucky number. That's how many <i>Bon Appetit</i> restaurant issues I've worked on (see the 2016 edition here). My role has changed over the years, from spell-checking Kokkari Estiatorio …

Think of these as the heavenly offspring of caramels and halva, without the need for stirring a pot of bubbling hot sugar. RAW RECIPE: Tahini-Date Salted Caramels - http://bit.ly/1608hF5

Charcoal-Grilled Ecstasy at Khan B.B.Q.

There are people who, when you ask them about something, say "Oh, that's one of my favorite things to eat in Chicago," and if you tallied up everything they said that of, it would amount to a small town phone book's worth of dishes. So let me be clear about the <b>chicken boti</b> at <b>Khan B.B.Q.</b>: it's one …

Bake the Book: Apple-and-Caramel Aged Gouda Crostata

Chances are you've tried apple pie with a cheddar crust, or a lazy version that's just a slice of pie served with cheese. <i>Sweet</i> takes it a step farther, using aged Gouda instead of cheddar for an unexpected tang that still melds well with the mellow sweetness of apples.<p><b>Tips & Tweaks:</b> Making crust …