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How to Make Banh Mi Rolls (and Build a Banh Mi Sandwich)

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, 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: Andrea Nguyen, author of The Banh Mi Handbook, is showing us how to make banh mi rolls (and banh mi sandwiches) at home.</i><p>Do you need to bake your …

5 Links to Read Before Using a Slow Cooker

<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: Set it and forget it.</i><p>Fact: The slow cooker is every busy person's best friend. Amidst a busy week of work, school, meetings, and errands, your next …

12 Yeasted Bread Recipes to Conquer

Let’s admit something few are willing to: Breads that involve yeast can be a bit intimidating. You’re working with something that’s alive, after all. The risk of disappointment from a loaf that does not rise because the yeast is inactive or the conditions aren’t just right may lead you to take the …

Apple- and Pear-Stuffed Brioche

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: A cozy fruit-packed, streusel-topped loaf to get you out of bed on chilly fall mornings</i>.<p>I am a big fan of hosting brunch at …

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 …

Avocado Toast with Lemon-Basil Aioli

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Kick up mayo with citrus and herbs to take an already perfect dish to the next level.</i><p>Avocado toast, …

All About Pork Chops

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: What meat should you be eating this season? Pork chops.</i><p>There are …

Breads You Can Mix By Hand (+ How to Make Ciabatta)

<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: Who</i> …

Best of the Hotline: How to Grill Salmon

<i>Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.</i><p><i>Today: When things get fishy on the grill, don't get green around the gills, just follow these tips.</i><p>The idea of …

Two Ways to Perfect A Fish Glaze

<i>This summer, Christine Burns Rudalevige of The Family Fish Project is on a mission to help us cook and eat more seafood at home.</i><p><i>Today: Get the secrets to giving your fish a good glaze, two ways.</i><p>There is more than one way to glaze a piece of fish. There are two basic ways, actually.<p>There is the …

How To Make Classic Pulled Pork

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're showing you how to make classic homemade pulled pork, no</i> …

Dinner Tonight: Soy Saucy Chicken and Eggs + Spicy Cucumber Salad

It's a fact: Parents know the recipes for painless dinners. They’ve been there, done that at 5 o’clock on a weeknight, with hungry kids clinging to their legs. They’ve built up an arsenal of tried-and-true recipes to avert the meltdown and avoid ordering pizza.<p>Tonight, take a cue from mother and …

Sriracha-Maple Bacon

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Bacon was once thought to be perfect, impossible to improve -- until now.</i><p>Flashback to this past January: …

How to Make Beer Can Chicken

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: It may look a little silly, but the flavor of this beer can chicken</i> …

How to Make Ice Cream Cake without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Break away from the freezer aisle, and start making ice cream cake with whatever flavors you fancy.</i><p>“Mocha …

Drum Roll: 11 Recipes for Chicken Legs

Eating a meal with your hands always feels like an exciting and novel experience -- even if it means way more napkins and a whole lot of cleanup ahead. Remember when you were a kid, and the whole silverware deal just wasn’t your style? Well, we’re here to help you bring that mentality back.<p>One of …

How to Make Homemade Curry Paste

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, 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: To make your Thai food fresher, spicier, and more vibrant, start with a batch of Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen's homemade curry paste.</i><p>When I …

7 Ways to Transform Bread Into Dessert

On many occasions, baking a multi-step layer cake or whipping a creamy semifreddo is an accomplished and therapeutic process. On other days, when your kitchen is sweltering and life has thrown one too many curveballs, the most you can muster is to pour a glass of milk to go with the stale box of …

How to Make Cheez-Its at Home

<i>All week long, our very own Jennifer Steinhauer from Weeknights with Jenny will be sharing recipes from her new book Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love Today). Follow along to win one of five copies we’re giving away -- and to take a trip down memory lane.</i><p><i>Today: A</i> …

How to Make All-Natural Barbecue Sauce, from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, 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:</i> <i>Fire up the smoker -- Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe is sharing a wholesome barbecue sauce for ribs, chicken, and everything in between.</i><p>My friend …

The Scuttlebutt: A Sandwich to End All Sandwiches

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: The sandwich to end all other sandwiches -- and why you should serve it at your next party.</i><p>Moving from one neighborhood to another is like a breakup, an amputation, …

Best of the Hotline: How to Make Tomato Sauce from Canned Tomatoes

<i>Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.</i><p><i>Today: The best ways to make tomato sauce from canned tomatoes, because we're still waiting for the heirlooms to</i> …

How to Make Any Nut Butter Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Nut butter is too easy not to make at home. C</i><i>ustomize it to your heart's content, with a little guidance …

Could Personalized Food Labels Help You Eat Better?

Nutrition is a dubious science, which varies per our personal make-up. So why do we share the same FDA label?<p>Nutrition is a slippery science, full of research that is constantly debunked by more research. We’re left largely confused, pondering whether “ vitamins are good for you” or “whether eating …

Sweet and Savory Overnight Pork

<i>Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p><i>Today: A sweet and savory pork roast you can put in your oven, and then forget.</i><p>Pork is not the meat I turn …

How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Why you should start brining your meat -- and how to start.</i><p>Have you ever suffered the travesty that is a dry, tasteless chicken breast? Or tried to cut …

Best of the Broke Kitchen

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Our favorite frugal tips.</i><p>We're coming up on a year of My …

How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …

How to Make Pasta Salad without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Assistant Editor, Marian Bull, goes to bat for pasta salad -- and explains how to make it classy,</i> …

Bloody Good Steak

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A noble steak dinner, even for those without a grill.</i><p>Summer rolls around and everyone is all like: GRILL GRILL GRILL!!!!!!!! Well guess what? Not everyone has a grill. …