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Jonathan Gold, the cook: Favorite recipes from our Restaurant Critic

Perhaps no one knew the restaurant scene in Los Angeles quite as well as our own restaurant critic, Jonathan Gold. From Michelin-starred white-tablecloth establishments to tiny strip-mall favorites, it was all about the food for Jonathan — well, the food, the hands that make it, and the way it …

Los Angeles

Hot Pepper Sauce - A Trinidadian Staple Recipe

"Trinidadians LOVE their 'peppa' sauce, and this one is full of flavour and heat! Sooooo easy to make -- no cooking, just your blender to create this …

Recipes

Why Chinese Salt-Baked Chicken Is the Juiciest Chicken Ever

When it comes to cooking chicken, few techniques can truly surprise us anymore. We’ve fried, grilled, and steamed chicken, stuck them into rotisseries, braised them in stews, pan-fried them under bricks, even roasted them with a beer can stuck up their nether ends. All in all, it seems like we’ve …

Recipes

Cucumber Juice Will Save Your Summer

Cool AF<p>We’ve all been there. You’ve got people coming for brunch, and you’re running around the grocery store with your list, and there at the bottom …

Recipes

Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus (Chummus) Recipe

"Authentic chummus is very different and SO much tastier than its American counterpart. This chummus is creamy and delicate in taste rather than …

Recipes

How to Make Pesto alla Trapanese, Italy's Tomatoey Pesto

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Everyone knows pesto, the bright-green basil and pine nut sauce from the Liguria region of Italy. But what many don't realize is that <i>pesto</i> comes from the word for "crushed" in Italian—as in, crushed to a paste with a mortar and pestle—and there are …

Italian Food

Szechuan Dan

<b>Author Notes:</b> This fiercely spicy and addictive noodle will burn and numb your face off at the same time. This recipe requires red and green sichuan peppercorns (yes, there are two different types!) and "douban chili paste", which are all common Chinese ingredients. Online sources for all the …

Recipes

This 10-Minute Cardio Yoga Workout Will Help Make You More Flexible

Gone are the days where yoga was synonymous with only gentle stretching. Yoga now comes in a range of styles and practices, including Hatha, Iyengar …

Yoga

How to make Emeril Lagasse's seafood gumbo

If there’s one dish that signifies Louisiana cooking it’s (arguably) gumbo. People in this Southern state take their gumbo seriously and while we …

Seafood

Seven ways to do intermittent fasting

There are many different ways of intermittent fasting. The methods vary in the number of fast days and the calorie allowances.<p>Intermittent fasting …

Holistic Medicine

This pilates instructor reveals how you can gets abs by changing the way you breathe

A pilates instructor has revealed a much easier and more efficient way to get a toned tummy.<p>Speaking to <i>Femail,</i> Karlie Andrews explained how simply changing the way you breathe can transform your stomach.<p>"I find I get so much more out of my ab workouts when I'm really focusing on, and nailing …

Workouts

This Is the Secret to the Best Shrimp and Grits Ever

Shrimp and grits is one of the most iconic Southern dishes, served across the region from mom-and-pop diners to haute restaurants. Some versions are …

Seafood

How To Make Ragu, According To Three Real Italian Nonnas

Things get heated when it comes to incorporating garlic and red wine.<p>Long before ragù was a ubiquitous brand of spaghetti sauce in a jar, it was ―and is ― the basis for untold volumes of Italian goodness, from tagliatelle al ragù to lasagna to gnocchi to supplì, deep-fried rice balls stuffed with …

Italian Food

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

A Gut Doctor's Favorite Microbiome-Boosting Tonic Is Crazy Easy To Make

<i>Vincent Pedre, M.D., is part of the mbg Collective, a curated group of our most trusted wellness advisers. Since 2009, we’ve had the brightest, most</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is having a moment. The first thing you should know is that it’s an umbrella term for a variety of eating patterns that cycle …

Holistic Medicine

20 Essential Downtown Los Angeles Restaurants

Eater examines the heart of the Downtown, the bustling heart of LA’s business, culture, sports, and arts scene. From massive restaurants that work for business dinners to small pop-ups and fried chicken spots, there’s a little bit of everything. Here now, the essential guide to Downtown LA …

Los Angeles

Forty Cloves of Garlic Sauce (Thoum)

In a high-powered blender, add the garlic and process to a fine paste. With the motor running on high speed, slowly stream in the vinegar, egg …

Baking Soda Combats Autoimmune Disease, According to Scientists

Baking soda has numerous medicinal uses and benefits. From acting as a natural deodorant, alleviating heartburn and indigestion, to whitening the …

Here Are All the Ways That Anthony Bourdain Loved Los Angeles

Despite the sunshine, the slow pace of the sidewalk crowds, and all that sprawl, <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> always kept a little love in his heart for Los Angeles. The iconic chef, writer, television host, traveler, and beloved-by-everyone media figure died this morning in France at the age of 61.<p>Below, Eater …

Los Angeles

The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere

At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s fish recipes

Life’s dreary realities mean I don’t travel as much as I want to, so I let my imagination take me away instead. I recently went on a trip to Tulum in Mexico, sailing there on the pages of Hartwood, a beautiful cookbook from an equally beautiful restaurant that’s set in a jungle and just across from …

Recipes

Crispy Chinese Roast Pork Belly Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Known as siu yuk, this roast pork belly is a classic Cantonese dish. Its characteristically crispy skin is often what separates the best siu yuk from the rest, and can be elusive to obtain. This recipe here uses a tried and true salt crust method that my mom swears by. It has never …

Food & Dining

This mushroom bolognese is so rich it made the Fortune 500

Let’s not mince words: This here is one of the most delicious dishes I’ve had the pleasure of eating all year. It’s a mushroom bolognese tagliatelle …

Italian Food

A No-Recipe Way to Make Frosty, Delightful Sorbet from Any Kind of Fruit

Making sorbet is about as hard as making coleslaw, which is to say it isn’t. You’ll have to chop things. You have to put things in the food processor. There will be some remedial tasting and adjusting of flavor knobs. And then you’ll be done, and you will have <i>made your own sorbet.</i> When you say this …

Recipes

26 Romantic Recipes to Make for Someone You Love (Including Yourself) — Recipes from The Kitchn

Skip the fuss of making a fancy dinner reservation this weekend and spend the night in making a delicious meal for the ones you love.Whether it's …

The Burger Lab

• <b>The Burger Lab</b><p>The Burger Lab Teriyaki BurgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger Lab Homemade Burger King Whopper-Style CheeseburgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger Lab Pimento-Jalapeño CheeseburgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger Lab Thick and Juicy Home-Ground Grilled CheeseburgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger …

Strength Training for Beginners – Here's How You Get Started

Though your mind may be ready to plunge into a weight loss program, your body may not be on the same page. Sure, you want to make up for lost time, …

Exercise

Has wine gone bad?

If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 – which had just been crowned as the “best restaurant in the world” – you might have been served one of its signature dishes: a single, raw, razor clam from the North Sea, in a foaming pool of aqueous parsley, topped with a dusting of …

Wine

Quick-Pickled Charred Vegetables

I’m finicky about my pickles, and declare this technique nothing short of amazing. The only trick is to avoid vegetables that soften quickly, like …