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Christmas side recipes from Nigel Slater

Cheesy salt-crust potatoes, onion gravy, and turkey stuffing with cranberry sauce – side dishes that outshine the main event<p>You can have the turkey. Just give me the gravy. And I’ll have the chipolatas and bacon rolls too, the cranberry sauce and the stuffing. At Christmas dinner, it is the …

Chrissy Teigen’s Spicy Sesame Noodles That Don't Skimp on Sesame

I think it’s safe to say there’s never more of a need than right now for quick and easy dinners—meals that can materialize from the pantry and be prepped as you go. This one comes from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings, and starts with a pot of salted water. You bring it to a boil, drop in a chicken …

22 Show-Stopping Roasts for Your Holiday Table

If your extended family only gets together for dinner a couple times a year, you should make each meal count with a show-stopping centerpiece. This holiday season cooks across the country are going to be making elegant roasts, and you should join them. We have 22 festive recipes that are sure to …

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Yorkshire Puddings

Back when I was earning my wage as a cook at a co-ed fraternity house, I received a special dinner request from a few exchange students from Cambridge University: toad-in-the-hole, the classic British dish of sausages baked into a large Yorkshire pudding. Only problem? I had no idea what a …

Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Makes an Amazing Ramen Broth

Using already roasted chicken bones is an easy way to make flavorful “brown” stock, and you can use that stock to make a simple, rich ramen broth …

NASA, Stephen Hawking Join Forces on Nano Starship Project

StarChip spacecraft concept.<p>A group of NASA researchers and Stephen Hawking have teamed up to build a nano starship that will have the ability to …

Stephen Hawking

The Science of Pie: 7 Pie Crust Myths That Need to Go Away

The world of pie making abounds in myth, legend, tradition, tall tales, short tales, and other manner of never-been-blind-tested theory. And while learning at your grandmother's (or grandfather's) knee may lead you to excellent pie crust—I'm talking all-American, flaky-yet-tender, buttery, rustic …

Forget Flour: Roll Out Your Pie Dough in Cookie Crumbs

Hidden in the third step of EmilyC's recipe for Gingered Cranberry Pear Pie is a brilliant tip we might just apply to every pie from here on out: <b>Roll out the dough in a pile of crushed cookies.</b><p>It's fitting that Emily uses gingersnap crumbs in her pie, which is filled with cranberries that have been …

10 Pitcher Cocktails to Serve on Thanksgiving

A festive celebration like Thanksgiving deserves a festive drink. If you're hosting a large number of guests, skip the individual cocktails and go …

Liqueurs

Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect By The Year 2100

The future is an odd place<p><i>This story was originally published on Gizmodo</i><p>Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what …

Meet the Man Dedicating His Life to Uncovering Rare Mushrooms

VICE talked to Alan Rockefeller, a mushroom expert who took Hamilton on a trip to find both psychedelic and dangerous mushrooms on ‘Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia.'<p>Mexico's forests are home to a crop of mushrooms with intense psychedelic properties, used since prehistoric times for recreational, …

The Annotated Drink: The Brooklyn Cocktail

A look at the origins of the first published recipe for this classic drink.<p>The Brooklyn Cocktail is a second-string, but by no means second-rate, …

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

14 Sweet Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving That Are Just Sweet Enough

Forget the turkey—the centerpiece of my childhood Thanksgivings was always the sweet potato casserole made by a family friend. It was light, fluffy, and just sweet enough, with nary a mini marshmallow in sight. (In fact, it took me years to discover that marshmallows were a typical ingredient in …

Upgrade Your Thanksgiving Side Dish Game With This Bacon, Apple and Brussel Sprouts Hash Recipe

Lay this bacon, apple and Brussels sprout hash on your Thanksgiving table, and you’ll have an instant classic. This side dish isn’t just your ordinary plate of veggies — after the first bite, your guests will demand you make it again next year. Brussels sprouts, shallots and an apple get a quick …

The Perfect Drinks for Everyone at Thanksgiving

<i>Thanksgiving is around the corner which means it's officially Time to Celebrate. All month long we're bringing you recipes, tips, tricks and stories</i> …

Rich Christmas pudding with pumpkin and dark chocolate

A rich and sticky pudding, all the better for the addition of sweet pumpkin and a touch of very dark chocolate, an idea passed on by my friend Phil Vickery.<p>SERVES<p>at least 8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>115g raisins<br>• 115g sultanas<br>• 115g dried figs, chopped<br>• 115g pitted prunes, chopped<br>• 115g Medjool dates, chopped<br>• 115g pumpkin …

Cooking Off the Cuff: Lazy Dumplings Grown Even Lazier

Six years ago, Jackie came back from a visit to her friend in Warsaw with the recipe for one of the great simple dumplings: leniwe pierogi, or lazy pierogi. They're lazy (or the cook is) because, first, there's no filling, just dough (a delicious cheese-based one at that); and, secondly, because …

13 Turkey Recipes for a Crisper, Juicier Thanksgiving Roast

Thanksgiving may have become so synonymous with turkey that it goes by the name "Turkey Day," but the hard truth is that the bird is rarely the highlight of the dinner. A traditional whole roast turkey is prone to turning out dry and low on flavor, a serious blow for a style of turkey preparation …

The Food Lab: For the Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Use Science, Not Sugar

Have you ever wondered why sweet potatoes are so darn insecure? They come to the table hidden under a blanket of marshmallows or a sticky-sweet layer of sugary syrup. You eat them and taste only cinnamon and nutmeg, the natural aroma of the sweet potato buried underneath layers of spices. I often …

Denver is first city in America to allow pot in bars and restaurants

Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana in bars and restaurants.<p>Denver voters weighed in on Proposition 300 as eight other states legalized marijuana for medical or recreational purposes last week.<p>The city measure allows bars and restaurants to apply to allow …

Cannabis

Meet Weed Liquor, Your Favorite Post-Legalization Drink

The spread of legalized weed across the United States has created an opportunity for sobriety’s worst nightmare to surface: The divine marriage of …

Ancient Cannabis 'Burial Shroud' Discovered in Desert Oasis

For the first time, archaeologists have unearthed well-preserved cannabis plants, which were placed on a corpse some 2,500 years ago.<p>Archaeologists are hailing the discovery of an "extraordinary cache" of cannabis found in an ancient burial in northwest China, saying that the unique find adds …

Weeknight Cooking: Stove Top Sausage Mac and Cheese | shopswell

This recipe is perfect on a busy weekend when you need to please the adults and the kids! Everyone wants seconds here. To balance some of the …

Food

Shakshuka: A Template for Breakfast, Dinner, and Every Meal in Between

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Is it just me, or is <i>shakshuka</i> everywhere these days? It's a toss-up as to whether it's more fun to say "shakshuka" or the name of its Turkish counterpart, <i>menemen</i>, but both are incredibly …

A police officer posed as a Burger King worker for 2 months to try to bust drug dealers — and people are furious

The operation resulted in two arrests, though it was a relatively small bust: All the officer found after two months on the job were 5 grams of marijuana and two morphine pills, The Frederick News-Post reports.<p>The officer who went undercover was Nicole Fair, who joined the Thurmont, Maryland, …

For the Best Spinach Manicotti, Skip the Manicotti (and Maybe the Spinach, Too)

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I didn't grow up in an Italian-American family in Jersey. My mother didn't extrude tubes of ridged manicotti from a bronze die she'd brought with her from the old country, nor did she flip dainty crepes to be filled with a rich veal <i>ragù</i>. My …

Italian Food

12 legal drugs that will give you a psychedelic trip

From Alice eating a mushroom during her adventures in Wonderland to Steve Jobs’ reverence of LSD, psychedelics are an integral part of American …