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How to make the perfect dan dan noodles

A quick noodle dish laced with smoky chilli oil and tingly Sichuan pepper is the ideal choice for Chinese new year<p>If you’re not familiar with dan dan noodles, or if you’ve had this fiery, aromatic and addictively savoury snack in a restaurant but never made it yourself, this column will change your …

Food & Dining

The Definitive Guide to Oaxacan Cuisine in Los Angeles

Most people don’t know that LA’s collection of Oaxacan restaurants is the second largest on the planet — second only to Oaxaca itself. Famous chefs from around the world have been running to Oaxaca for years to unlock the secrets of its moles, ancient pre-Hispanic techniques, and ingredients. …

Mexico

Top chef reveals secret to making perfect pancakes - and the common batter mistake we make

It's almost that most wonderful time of the year - Pancake Day!<p>Nestled between Christmas and Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuesday provides some much …

Breakfast

Long Noodles Star in This Lucky, Scrumptious Lunar New Year Feast

<i>Lunar New Year, celebrated across the globe by millions of people, is rich with common customs and symbolism; but the holiday is personal and different for every family. This article—as well as the recipes for long life noodles, 8-ingredient whole steamed fish (this is important, and you'll soon</i> …

Food & Dining

The Ancient Mexican Secret To Fighting Inflammation & Healing Your Gut

<i>Tonic</i> by Tanita de Ruijt offers a glimpse of healing remedies from around the world, including truly innovative ways to fight back colds, quell …

Wellness

Persian Pomegranate Soup Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Pomegranate soup starts out like a classic chunky bean soup recipe, with browned …

Recipes

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Exercise

13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat …

Cooking

A Toum Recipe For the Extra Garlicky Yogurt Sauce I've Loved All My Life

For Andy Baraghani, a hometown schwarma shop sparked a lifelong obsession.<p><i>This post is part of Andy Baraghani's Guide to Modern Middle Eastern Cooking. Get all his recipes, tips, and stories here.</i><p>When I was in my teens, old enough to drive myself around, I would rarely would go straight home after …

Recipes

There’s a Right and a Wrong Way to Cook with Cannabis

Green smoothies are not what they used to be now that recreational marijuana is legal in California. More and more, cannabis is being added to foods, …

Recipes

A Step-by-Step Kimchi-Making Video We Never Want to Stop Watching

Earlier this week, I stumbled upon a video that I refuse to stop watching. Today, I’m happy to share it with you all here. The spectacle of the video—no, film—is almost too much for words. The beauty and serenity of this woman preparing kimchi is best watched, not discussed:<p>The five-minute video …

George Lucas

Get The Most Of The Baby Plants Sprouts – Learn How To Grow These Nutritious Powerhouses At Home

Tiny miracles of the baby plant world – that’s what I like to call them: Sprouts are the new nutritious bombs you all need! You do not need to be an …

Gardening

Cretan Bean Stew with Spinach

Welcome to the land of lost cheeses, where a band of shepherds and farmers resist industrialization<p>In a large bowl or vessel, add the beans and …

Recipes

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>Salted caramel ice cream is a salty sweet homemade ice cream lovers' dream come true with a lusciously dark, almost bitter caramel</i> …

Dessert

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

Nutrition

Yoga for thyroid problems: 6 poses

• Yoga and thyroid health<br>• Poses<br>• Hyperthyroidism<br>• Hypothyroidism<br>• When to see a doctor<p>Yoga is an accessible, low-impact exercise that reduces stress and …

Yoga

You Haven't Had Chocolate Until You've Made It Like the Mayans

When you grind your own chocolate, you’ve earned every bite. At least that’s my perspective after a day learning to make chocolate like the ancient …

Dessert

Mind diet: Medical researchers reveal new eating plan to combat cognitive decline

A new diet created by scientists may help slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors.<p>Called the MIND diet (short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet …

Diets

A Professional Baker's Insider Tips for Making the Best Macarons

<i>All this month, the Food52 Baking Club is baking through Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel’s</i> Bouchon Bakery. <i>Today, Club member and professional baker Timmy Gibbons shares why the book's recipe for macarons is his favorite and reveals his secrets for making perfect macarons, every time.</i><p>When I first …

Baking

8 Effective Full-Body Exercises That Aren’t Burpees

There’s no denying that burpees are one of the most dynamic and effective bodyweight exercises around. There’s also no denying that burpees are hard as hell. Sure, we love the move for the immediate full body burn it delivers (no equipment necessary!), but sometimes we just want to switch it up and …

Bodyweight Exercise

This Workout Keeps Burning Calories For Hours After You're Done

Plus, all the other reasons why it’s a great way to train<p>Should your fitness routine consist <i>only</i> of HIIT workouts? Probably not. But, incorporating high-intensity intervals into your training schedule a few times per week can help you see results faster, says Hannah Eden, a CrossFit trainer in Fort …

Exercise

Here’s Why You Should Give Ayurvedic Eating A Try

+ recipes to get you started<p>If you’re not one to jump on food-related bandwagons like Dry January and Whole30, join the club. But it’s my belief in balance over deprivation that has led me to instead start my year off by following an Ayurvedic diet, which is not only the ultimate detox, but also a …

Alternative Medicine

You Know French Onion Soup—But Do You Know Its (Less Fussy) Tuscan Mother?

Ask a Florentine and they will tell you that onion soup is Tuscan, not French. The Tuscan version, known as carabaccia (pronounced <i>kar-a-ba-cha</i>), is documented in Renaissance recipe books—usually a soup of sliced onions stewed in vegetable broth, thickened with ground almonds, spiced with …

Recipes

7 Steps To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable

Pickles are a favorite with many people around the world, and just like anything else when it comes to food, nothing beats a homemade recipe. While …

Recipes

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

12 stretches<p>It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve …

Yoga

Bake This Bread Today

You should try this recipe from Jim Lahey, the founder of New York’s acclaimed Sullivan Street Bakery, as soon as possible.<p>I used to love to bake …

Baking

Fighting a Hidden Enemy: Inflammation

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD</i><p>Inflammation has always been a medical mystery, but now it has become an enemy of long-term health. On the one hand, when your skin turns red, swollen, and painful after you burn yourself, which triggers acute inflammation, the response is normal and …

An Essential Guide to Los Angeles’s Booming Sichuan Food Scene

It’s no secret that <b>Sichuan cuisine</b> has been gaining in popularity not only in East Asia, but across the United States. Even for those who haven’t encountered authentic Sichuan food, a passing familiarity with Chinese menus will offer, at one point or another, exposure to a dish at least derived …

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Kill Back and Shoulder Pain With This Pre-Workout Stretch

This will help you be more flexible for longer<p>All that working out is putting wear and tear on your body, and if you’re not stretching regularly, you’re asking for trouble. That's why proper preparation and recovery are essential aspects of any fitness regimen. And if you’ve been feeling tight in …

Exercise