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12 Great French Toasts to Try in LA

For those who walk on the sweet side.<p>The weekends are for reveling in the most indulgent of foods, and few morning meals compare to the classic French toast. When thick slices of bread are soaked in eggy custard, fried in butter, and doused in syrup and other sweet toppings, it's hard to end up …

25 Gifts for The Cook Who (You Think!) Has Everything

<b>We know the type:</b> The friend who has every pan imaginable—organized in order from largest to smallest—<i>and</i> silicone spatulas that are color-coded by use.<p>We're here to back up. <b>Here is our most unique selection of kitchen goods—so you can get something new for the cook in your life who (you think) has</b> …

Now We're Cooking: 'Burnt' & 6 More Scrumptious Movies

Few personal endeavors are as satisfying as planning and pulling off a scrumptious, multi-faceted meal for appreciative gourmands, whose pleasure …

12 Recipes for Taco Night (That's Tonight!)

We love a good potluck—our pals crammed around one table, reaching over each other, each contributing a part of the meal, and the meal very much more than the sum of its parts. But what we <i>really</i> love? A taco potluck. Put one person in charge of the cocktails, make sure there's plenty to fill the …

Give up meat and sex for Thai festival ‘ticket to heaven’

THAILAND - Thailand's annual vegetarian festival kicked off this week, a time of year when the Southeast Asian country's meat-heavy dishes get a …

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Is Real and It Only Took 350+ Cookies to Get It Right

How one pastry school class perfected the chocolate chip cookie.<p><i>We here at BA love our cookies. (Seriously, don't leave a cookie you want to eat unguarded on a table in the office.) We even dreamed up a holiday to celebrate them. So we get excited when we hear about other cookie-obsessives who go</i> …

Behind the Scenes at a Food52 Photoshoot (and How to Get a Piece of It in Your Own Home)

James Ransom resembles a pin-ball as he bounces between the camera and his computer, ricocheting off of lighting adjustments at the window to re-angle a knife in the shot.<p>His camera is pointed at a burrito in mid-assembly on what looks to be a marble countertop in a brightly-lit kitchen (see …

The Oddest Sauce Around Is Also the Most Awesome

“Is that ketchup... on your mac and cheese?”<p>I can’t recall who said this to me, but I do remember I was in elementary school, it was a classmate, and I was horrified. Shielding my mac and cheese behind a carton of milk and a juicebox, I ate my noodles trepidatiously while remaining on the lookout …

Lucky Peach's Odd Flavor Sauce Recipe on Food52

• 3 tablespoons soy sauce<br>• 2 tablespoons tahini, almond butter, or peanut butter<br>• 1 tablespoon Chinkiang vinegar (Chinese black rice vinegar) or red wine vinegar<br>• 1 tablespoon sesame oil<br>• 2 teaspoons sugar<br>• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 3 tablespoons neutral oil (like canola, vegetable, or grapeseed)<br>• 1 small …

We Tested 5 of the Most Popular "Magical" Recipes on the Internet

<i>So you don't have to.</i><p>Recipes make lofty claims. Too many call themselves the best, while some take it a step further ("the world's best") and some are a bit more humble ("very good").<p>But perhaps the grandest, most far-fetched claims of all are those of "magical" two- or three-ingredient recipes …

How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

Watermelon Pudding (Gelo d'Anguria) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Made with a simple preparation, this pudding relies only on three main ingredients: fresh watermelon juice, cornstarch, and sugar. The result is a slightly wobbly but set pudding to eat by the spoonful. It's quite similar to lemon curd or panna cotta in consistency but tastes fresh …

Make Chaat Masala & Never Eat Another Boring Fruit Salad Again

<i>Make your dals, curries, and, yes, fruit spicy, tangy, and more exciting with homemade chaat masala.</i><p>One of my favorite Indian spice mixes (masalas) is chaat. It's commonly used to season dishes that are served as snacks, including those you’ll find on the carts of many street food vendors in …

Coconut Southern Comfort Layer Cake

16 to 20 Servings<p>In this classic coconut layer cake, coconut makes an appearance three different ways.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 3/4 cups cake flour plus more for pans<p>2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (not reduced-fat)<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>2 teaspoons …

7 Delicious Challah Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and first of the High Holidays, begins at sundown. Among the traditional celebratory foods is round challah bread, …

Cakey Fans Beware: These Brownies are Practically Fudge

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, is taking one-bowl brownies to new (excessively frosted) heights.</i><p>I've sampled a lot of brownies in my life. Personally, if I were to get philosophical about it, <b>I like a brownie that teeters on the edge of fudge-like.</b> It …

6 Creative IKEA Product Photography Hacks

Want some cheap and simple do-it-yourself photo equipment? Check out the IKEA store near you. In addition to being affordable options for home items, …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p><i>Today: End-of-summer treats for Saturday snacks and Sunday brunches.</i><p>For the perfect lazy Saturday morning treat, try a Nordic oven pancake slathered in …

Foam Rolling vs. Stretching: Which Is Better?

<i>Photos: Pond5</i><p><i>By Amanda Woerner for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>You know you're supposed to be foam rolling and stretching your muscles, to keep your body strong and healthy. But what if you can barely squeeze in your workouts in the first place -- let alone 10 extra minutes at the beginning and end of each …

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This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

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These Amazing Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a While

As another week flies by us all we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all the known corners of the internet, looking for links to the best …

How to Make Bibimbap Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Grab rice, bowls, and a few other things—it's time to go crazy.</i><p>When I first moved to New York, I was hungry for …

Israeli-Style Hummus

Makes about 4 cups<p>Intentionally overcooking the chickpeas then whipping the mixture is key. This hummus is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup dried …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases

Investigations into the ways and means to combat these biases have lagged behind, but that's starting to change.<p>Now a team of researchers at the University of Chicago has reported that people are immune to two key biases when they think in their second, less familiar language.<p>The first half of the …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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Gjusta

This Venice coffee shop, bakery, and cafe is the deli counter of our dreams.<p>This highly precocious, 5,000-square-foot warehouse of a sibling to Venice fixture Gjelina is a D.I.Y. fantasy. Think eight specialty shops rolled into one. It is a juice bar; a coffee bar; a charcuterie counter; an …

Amanda Hesser's Best Tips for a Clean, Organized Pantry

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p>________<p>Every spring since the beginning of your cooking life, you’ve heard the same chipper siren call: IT’S TIME TO REORGANIZE …