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These incredibly lifelike succulent cakes will blow your mind

Pastry chef Iven Kawi takes the term “succulent” to a whole new level. Kawi creates incredibly lifelike terrarium cakes that look every bit as …

12 Genius Recipes for Pasta—Featuring Vodka, Bolognese & Friends

It's Italy Week here at Food52, and despite the fact that we've already given you the classic Roman canon of pastas and Sara Jenkins' wrestle with finding her best cacio e pepe technique—and you'd better believe there's more noodlery to come—I thought I'd gather up the 12 pasta recipes that have …

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2016

With 2016 coming to an end, one of the more gratifying ways to take stock is to look back on all that we've cooked—and the recipes we'll pocket to keep feeding each other and ourselves on repeat.<p>The ten recipes below are the Food52 community's very favorite Genius Recipes of the year. Like every …

Which is the best brandy butter and cream for your mince pies and Christmas pudding?

<i>In a completely blind taste test (without knowing brands or prices), the chef Anthony Demetre was asked to judge nine brandy butters and boozy creams from supermarkets and specialist suppliers, considering their looks, texture and taste. Who will come out on top?</i><p><i>​</i>I cook for 20 people on Boxing Day …

The 15 best London restaurant openings of 2016

Drumroll, please! Here they are: the most exciting places to feed us since we made all those failed resolutions.<p>The Barbary, Neal's Yard, Covent …

Anna Jones’ aromatic curry pastes perfect for freezing

There is something intimate about fridges and freezers. Bear with me here, but peering into someone else’s is a window into their life or lives, and the first thing I want to know about when I walk into their home. A quick look will tell you a bit about who sits around the table, the places and …

Curries

If You Only Bake One Thing This Year, Let It Be This

Despite how many recipes I love and adore, there are surprisingly few instances of a food so exciting—in technique, ingredients, taste, texture, and/or gosh-darn appearance—that I won't shut up about it, despite the requests of everyone around me.<p>Such was the case with kubaneh, which meets all …

15 Over-the-Top Recipes for a Fancy New Year's Eve

For those of you wanting to wear your fanciest dress or suit this New Year's Eve, get ready to break out the caviar, splurge on truffles, and sprinkle in some saffron. These 14 recipes are a little over the top—they practically require you to be dressed to the nines.

Our Best Tips for Smarter, Better Cooking

Everyone wants to cook smarter and better, so it's no surprise that these are some of our most popular tips and techniques for baking and cooking. …

Coconut

16 Most Popular Recipes 2016

Check out our 16 most popular recipes of this year! Homemade dessert recipes were the ones you loved most in 2016! I hope you found time to try at …

The 15 best London bar and pub openings of 2016

We all know that 2016 has been quite a crappy year, but it wasn't all bad. Here are our favourite bars and pubs of the year – work your way through …

New Year's Eve: 15 Festive Appetizers And Party Drinks

Ring in the New Year with some memorable hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. After all, it's your last chance to indulge before the resolutions start. Whether you're hosting a party or bringing a dish to one, these festive and easy recipes have you covered.<p><b>1. Buffalo Chicken Dip</b><p>This creamy, spicy dip has …

Cooking

tres leches cake + a taco party

After coming to our senses about our dream of a Friendsgiving dinner party last month versus the reality of life with two kids, two full-time jobs, a …

broccoli melts

Most of my understanding of the category of diner sandwiches we know as “melts” comes from the hyper-local archive of culinary amusements I know as …

confetti cookies

The rules of cookie math, whether or not you have underlings dictating them to you, are as follows:<p>Cookies with butter > cookies without …

skillet-baked pasta with five cheeses

This is adapted from Matt and Emily Hyland’s version shared on Tasting Table, which was inspired by Al Forno restaurant’s famous “Pasta In The Pink” …

Italian Food