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7 Avocado Dishes You Should Definitely Eat While Watching the First US World Cup Match

Here, seven avocado dishes to makes for game time.<p>The United States will step onto the field tonight in its first World Cup match against Ghana. To …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

Jacques Pépin's Brilliantly Retro Dessert Soup

“I recently read that I was the first Soup Nazi,” says Jacques Pépin. In 1970, the fabled cook opened his first US restaurant, La Potagerie, in …

10 Ways to Make Ribs for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Get some grilling practice this weekend with these ten incredible recipes for ribs.<p>The Fourth of July …

The Ultimate Bacon Guide To America (PHOTOS)

Talk about pigs: Americans ate 1.1 billion bacon servings during the 12-month period ending April 2014, about six percent more than the previous year, according to market research firm the NPD Group.<p>We're not just eating more bacon, we're also making better bacon (consider the proliferation of …

The World Cup of Sausage: A Guide to Cased Meats by Country

In anticipation of this year's World Cup, we're celebrating our favorite sausages from the competing countries<p>Just because we spent the soccer games of our youth making daisy chains at the outermost corner of the field and periodically getting lobbed in the head with a ball*, doesn't mean we're not …

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Easy Creme Brulee With Ginger

As a child, I avoided pudding-like desserts. The only exception was chocolate pudding, which I considered to be a kissing cousin of chocolate ice cream, rather than a relative of rice pudding or vanilla custard.<p>Decades later, when I discovered crème caramel and crème brûleé, I realized what I'd …

Salsa Roja Asada

Makes about 2 cups<p>For the best char, preheat your pan for at least five minutes. (And you might want to open a window—it’s going to be smoky.)<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound plum tomatoes (about 5), cored<p>½ medium onion<p>1 serrano chile, halved, seeds removed if desired<p>1 garlic clove<p>¼ cup fresh …

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