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The Weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ post-Christmas recipes for blue cheese and leek tart, and rosemary, almond and honey parfait

Baking,Ice cream and sorbet,Main course,Dessert,Life and style,Food & drink<p>Christmas may be over for another year, but for the home cook the hard work isn’t finished just yet: how are you going to use up that mountain of blue cheese you’ve still got hanging around, not to mention the lake of excess …

Nigel Slater’s pre-prepared seasonal treat recipes

Terrine on toast, a zesty cake… at this time of year it pays to keep your larder stocked with tasty offerings<p>You’ll probably need something to cut-and-come-again this Christmas. A fruit-studded terrine, a cake other than The Cake, that can be sliced as required then stored until you need it again. …

The extraordinary case of the Guevedoces

<b>The discovery of a small community in the Dominican Republic, where some males are born looking like girls and only grow penises at puberty, has led to the development of a blockbuster drug that has helped millions of people, writes Michael Mosley.</b><p>Johnny lives in a small town in the Dominican …

Pad Thai

2 Servings<p>This pad Thai recipe is not the dish from the neighborhood take-out joint. "It ain't made with chicken," says Ricker, whose traditional take—pleasantly funky with fish sauce and preserved radish and a touch sour from tamarind—is meant to be eaten in the evening as a stand-alone …

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How to Roll, Fill, and Pleat Your Way to Homemade Chinese Soup Dumplings

Set aside a leisurely weekend to make a batch of soup dumplings and prepare for everyone you know to marvel at your handiwork.<p><b>Believe it or not, you can make delicate, addictive soup dumplings at home.</b> Read away for our step-by-step guide and all the photos and detailed instructions you need to …

Food & Dining

Massaman Curry Paste

makes about 1 cup<p>Most of these ingredients can be found at Asian markets or in the Asian section of the supermarket.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 dried bird chiles<p>11 cloves garlic, peeled<p>3 lemongrass stalks, tough outer layers removed, thinly sliced<p>1 medium shallot, thinly sliced<p>1 1½” piece peeled …

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Fish and Chips with Minty Mushy Peas

4 Servings<p>The two-step potato frying method is supported by science: The first phase cooks the potato through, without adding color; the second fry creates a golden, crunchy exterior.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Mushy peas<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>½ small onion, finely chopped<p>2 cups shelled fresh …

Flour Power: Your Definitive Guide to Baking With White, Wheat, and More

Confused about the different types of flour? This guide will walk you through when and how to use AP, bread, pastry, whole wheat, gluten-free, and more.<p>Wheat, whole-wheat, bleached, gluten-free…when it comes to baking with flour, there are more choices than ever. It's a big, scary world in the …

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Castro thanks Pope Francis for brokering thaw between Cuba and US

President of Cuba, where crackdowns on dissidents have drawn Vatican criticism, says he is so impressed with pontiff that he is considering converting to Catholicism<p>The Cuban president, Raúl Castro, has thanked Pope Francis for helping to broker the diplomatic thaw between his country and the US, …

Never Mess Up a Pie Crust Again

Never mess up pie dough again.<p><i>We all make cooking mistakes. Which is why digital food editor Dawn Perry is here to help. Welcome to Effed It Up</i>.<p>Recently we asked on Facebook, "Hey, what have you effed up in the kitchen lately?" The good news is you're all messing up the same stuff: rice, eggs of …

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How to Make Homemade Butter: Why Churning Your Own Is Worth the Effort

Learning how to make butter is easy—and it's also one of the most satisfying DIY kitchen tasks there is.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow may work on the internet, but when it comes to cooking, she prefers to keep it old-school. From making her own butter (seriously) to grinding her coffee beans</i> …

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Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

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Wedding Chicken

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 12 min<p>“When I was getting married, I couldn’t think of a caterer I wanted to use,” says chef Naomi Pomeroy, Expatriate, Portland, OR, “and I didn’t want to ask my staff.” Her solution? Cook for her guests herself. She went with super-simple chicken, powered …

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Chicken Tikka Masala

6 servings<p>For this chicken tikka masala recipe, the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken; the garlic, ginger, and spices in the marinade infuse it with lots of flavor. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 garlic cloves, finely grated<p>4 tsp. …

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Chicken Marsala

1K<p>78<p>Who knew I (or more to the point, Paris) was so ahead of the curve? Last year, when I wrote about the preponderance of purple populating Paris, a …

Our Best Honey Recipes for Drinks, Sides, Meats, and—of Course—Dessert

These recipes are the perfect excuse to get your fingers a little sticky.<p><b>Honey isn't just for afternoon tea.</b> From a glazed ham to a caramelized pudding, these recipes are the perfect excuse to get your fingers a little sticky.

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32 Sweet and Savory Ways to Cook With Coconut Oil

These coconut oil recipes range from savory to sweet—and are proof it's maybe even better than butter.<p>Love coconut oil? You're in luck: These recipes all feature the heart-healthy ingredient.

Coconut

Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Here's everything you need to know about cooking with coconut oil, from how to store it to what all those labels really mean.<p>Coconut oil is fast becoming one of our must-have pantry staples. It's touted as a minimally-processed, heart-healthy alternative to other oils, making it a great addition to …

Coconut

Make Giada's ultimate finger foods for your Super Bowl party

Not sure what to serve for Super Bowl Sunday? Get inspired by these delicious finger food recipes from Giada De Laurentiis. Here, the celebrity chef is sharing her favorite finger food recipes like: mini antipasto calzones, Mediterranean chili chicken wings and double chocolate espresso cookies. …

Inside the (Very Active) Mind of Bobby Flay

On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby Flay schools us on all the little things, from the power of lemon zest to why a smoking-hot skillet is a cook’s best friend<p><i>On the eve of his newest and most ambitious restaurant project—Gato, in New York—Bobby</i> …

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Mole Negro

8 Servings<p>Chilhuacle negro chiles give this mole its traditional flavor and should not be substituted. They’re difficult to find in the U.S., but you can find them—and the other chiles you’ll need—at spicetrekkers.com.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 dried mulato chiles<p>8 dried pasilla chiles<p>4 dried chilhuacle …

Pope Francis makes scathing critique of Vatican officials in Curia speech

Pope Francis has ended the year with a scathing critique of the church’s highest-ranking officials, including a list of 15 “ailments” that he said plagued the Vatican’s power-hungry bureaucracy.<p>The Argentinian pontiff used a traditional Christmas greeting on Monday to the cardinals, bishops and …

All the Recipes You Need for a Killer Thanksgiving Dinner

It's officially Thanksgiving crunch time. Deep breaths, no need to panic. We've got you covered with menus, planning tips, and shopping lists; taste tests of Thanksgiving supermarket staples; and plenty of features to peruse while the turkey's in the oven. But most of all, what we've got in true …

White Wine–Braised Chicken

4 Servings<p>This is an infinitely customizable dish: Try different fresh herbs, add thinly sliced vegetables, or throw in some spices.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>4 chicken thighs<p>4 chicken drumsticks<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 shallots, sliced<p>4 cloves garlic, …

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Harper Lee's Mockingbird to go digital

The book celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010<p><b>Author Harper Lee has granted permission for her classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird to be issued as an audiobook and e-book.</b><p>Lee, who rarely gives interviews, said: "I'm still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries. This is Mockingbird …

Cinco De Mayo

These recipes include fajitas, refried beans, plenty of nachos, and more—just...<p>By Jill Baughman<p>The shape of pastry tip you use for this churros recipe is very important. If the tip...<p>By Rick Martinez<p>Tempted to soak the cake for just a few hours as a shortcut? Yeah, we had that thought...<p>By Rick …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Lemons, in Season in December

Tips for buying, storing, and cooking with lemons, in season in December.<p>Thankfully, lemons are readily available throughout the year—it would be hard to imagine grilled fish without a spritz of lemon or a citrus-less drink in the summertime. But, like almost all produce, lemons <i>do</i> have an actual …

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Crispy Chicken Breasts with Chermoula and Escarole

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Chermoula, a spice and herb sauce popular in Morocco and Tunisia, can be used as a marinade or condiment for these crispy chicken breasts over escarole.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>2 large skin-on, bone-in chicken …