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How to Make Italian Ice at Home

<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: Italian ice is just the thing to cool down summer's sweatiest days. Thanks to Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, you don't have to stop at</i> …

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The Best Tequilas Of 2014: Epicurious' Official Taste Test Results

We sipped our way through 21 blanco and reposado tequilas, and we did it all for you.<p><i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>If there is one thing we like here at the Epicurious offices, it's great tequila. In fact, Nilou Motamed, our EIC, keeps a rather expansive selection of artisanal bottles in her office bar at …

Tequila

No-Guilt Chocolate Mousse With Avocado

We've got the most exciting dessert recipe you'll try all summer.<p>Who doesn't love chocolate mousse? It's decadent, delicious... and, usually, a splurge.... unless you try our version! We've got the most exciting dessert recipe you'll try all summer.<p>It's a chocolate mousse that removes all the …

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The 4 Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

Harness the power of the ultimate piece of kitchen hardware<p>The more you cook, the more you realize that the best kitchen tools are often the simplest. One sharp chef’s knife is far more valuable than a 62-piece knife set. One big stainless-steel bowl will do more for you than the latest plastic …

If You Feed a Pig Whiskey Mash, Will It Taste Like Whiskey?

If you feed your pigs spent grain, will they taste like whiskey? And on a deeper level, how does an animal's diet affect the way it tastes?<p>We like whiskey. We like pork. And—oh god!—do we ever like whiskey and pork together. So when we heard that Templeton Rye, in Templeton, Iowa, was raising 25 …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

Breakfast

21 Things That Happen When You Don't Eat Meat

OMG marry me, French fries.

Potatoes

The 7 Best Ways To Enjoy Bacon

These uses for your favorite pork product will give you new reasons to squeal<p>Whether you like it chewy or crispy, thick-cut or thin, by the package or by the strip—there’s no food quite like bacon.<p>“But it’s fattening!” you say. Not true. One strip of bacon contains just 44 calories and nearly three …

How to Make Sweet Potato Caramel

An easy, one-ingredient sweet-potato caramel to put on chicken, meat, ice cream, brownies, and more<p>When <b>Brad Leone</b>, our test kitchen assistant, told us that his thick homemade caramel sauce had only one ingredient, we didn't believe him. Because, of course, he was LYING. It has two ingredients, <b>water</b> …

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