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8 Shrimp Dinners

Shrimp, the underdog. Relegated to appetizer food, it awaits the fate of a drenching in overly-sweet cocktail sauce or a mashing into fried patties along with its crustaceous brethren. Its name flung as an insult on schoolyard playgrounds, shrimp even takes a beating outside the kitchen.<p>Needless to …

10 Top Potluck Dishes for Memorial Day

Here, 10 terrific, crowd-pleasing dishes that travel beautifully.<p>Here, 10 terrific, crowd-pleasing dishes that travel beautifully.<p>1. Watermelon Salad …

A Good Dinner in a Paris Railway Station: Restaurant Lazare

When I first read about Lazare, a new breakfast-to-supper brasserie-restaurant in the (mostly) renovated Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris, I imagined a vast space seating hundreds of diners. I was wrong. Yes, it is bustling and buzzy, but with 110 covers -- including at a communal table and at the bar -- …

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Jamie Oliver's Three Pro Methods For Perfect Scrambled Eggs

If you like your eggs scrambled, we bet it's because you've actually had some that were made right. You should consider yourself lucky, because scrambled eggs gone wrong are so easy to come by (we're looking at you, breakfast diners). You scrambled-egg fans have probably found a way to make them …

The Beer Glass Froster Will Take Your Beverage Game To The Next Level

One of the best parts of drinking beer at a bar is a nice, cold, frosty glass. Of course you can frost your glass in your freezer at home, but that takes a lot of foresight -- the kind we don't necessarily have when we're rushing out the door for work in the morning but sorely wish we possessed by …

5 Ways to Tell if You're in a Bad Restaurant

We've all been there, standing outside a restaurant, trying to figure out if it's going to be any good. We all know that you can't judge a book by its cover but without even trying the food, there are hosts of ways to tell if the restaurant you've chosen to spend your hard-earned money at is worth …

12 Questions Gluten-intolerant People Always Find Themselves Answering

CREDIT: Flickr/Quinn Dombrowski<p>Having a gluten allergy is no picnic, especially since most picnics involve eating lots and lots of bread. So, to further enlighten the gluten-eating community, we asked people with a gluten intolerance to school us on the most common questions thrown at them. Below, …

How to Keep Your Lettuce Fresh for 10 Days

<i>By Dianne Venetta for GalTime.com</i><p>While I enjoy fresh lettuce, my biggest problem used to be keeping it fresh. I have a lot of lettuce growing in my garden -- so much, I can't eat it all in one or two sittings. And old lettuce is no good. Not only is it sour-smelling, it tastes awful. So what's a …

Personal Apple Pie Cups for When You Don't Want to Share

<i>Original post and photos by Susanna Tuan on Spoon University - UChicago.</i><p>This recipe will fulfill your craving for apple pie without the effort and commitment (or the budget) of making the whole pie. An apple pie cup consists of toasted and buttered pecans at the bottom, layered with a warm apple …

Baking

26 Restaurant Secrets Only Servers Know

Like it or not, waiters and waitresses wield tremendous power over your life, from determining your seating position on a hot date to making you wait extra-long for a check on a terrible Tinder date. They also know secrets. Lots of secrets. About your food. About your style. About your libido. And …

10 Reasons You Should Be Cooking With Lard

In a not so distant past (about a century ago) and in a not so foreign land (like, in America), lard was <i>the</i> fat that people cooked with. It wasn't butter. Nor canola oil. And definitely not extra virgin olive oil.<p>Lard -- rendered pig fat -- was what people used when they needed to make pastry; when …

25 Things Every Man Should Be Able to Do in the Kitchen

Your name might not be Jamie Oliver, but it takes a lot less than you think to become a master chef in your own kitchen. With these simple tips from this Reddit thread, throwing together a feast with friends and family will become a breeze.<p><b>1. Wash Your Hands</b><p>Yes, we know -- this isn't kindergarten. …

Cast Iron Skillet

Picky Eaters Are Made, Not Born

Travel anywhere in the world from Vietnam to France and you will see children happily eating vegetables, liver, even crickets.<p>Only in America do we produce children who only eat buttered noodles and chicken fingers. Only in America do we have children who won't touch vegetables.<p>Why?<p>Who is creating …

The Brilliant Grilling Trick That You'll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without

If you've ever hosted a big cookout, you've probably experienced the overwhelming feeling of being chained to your grill, flipping burger after burger, and sweating from the heat of the smoke. It renders you incapable of enjoying your guests, and you're lucky if you ever get to eat one of the …

10 Foods You Should Never Keep In The Fridge

When it comes to storing food properly, there are many conventions that some people swear by and others will argue 'til the end of time. Do you store bread in the fridge, freezer or in a bread box? Should you store tomatoes in the fridge or on your countertop?<p>One of the most-discussed foods in the …

7 Ways to Survive the #Limepocalypse

Bars and drinkers have been coping with an unexpected problem for the last few weeks.<p>It has affected Gimlets and Margaritas alike. Its name: the limepocalypse, as we call the current lime shortage here at Liquor.com HQ.<p>The lime dearth has caused quite the shake-up. Many bars and supermarkets are no …

Alcohol

How to Peel a Pepper

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Maximize your capsicums.</i><p>Peter Piper may have picked a peck of pickled peppers, …

All About Emulsification

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Grab a whisk; we're teaching you everything you need to know about emulsification. Which means more creamy, silky sauces and dressings for you.</i><p>To …

The 10 Utensils You Shouldn't Live Without

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p>I like to think I am flexible and easygoing about most things. And I try not to be dogmatic... But honestly, I think there absolutely are things that belong in a well-equipped …

These Are the 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Home Kitchen

<i>by Alessandra Bulow</i><p>"People think that the bathroom is the dirtiest place in their house," says Cheryl Luptowski, a Home Safety Expert at the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), an independent public health and environmental organization. "When in fact the kitchen has the most germs."<p>Hidden germs …

7 Tasty Ways to Use Up Green Onion

Known as green onions, scallions, or spring onions, this member of the <i>Allium</i> family has a mild onion flavor that tastes great raw or cooked. Problem …

Food

Is a Food's "Best Before" Date Technically an Expiration Date?

It’s annoying to realize your milk has passed its use-by date, but even more annoying would be getting sick from drinking 2 percent that’s a few days …

Do You Really Need to Refrigerate That?

From eggs to ketchup to pickles, a lot of stuff in our shopping bags bears that well-known phrase “Refrigerate after opening.” But as our fridges …

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6 Essential Tools for Better Baking

From French rolling pins to English copper cake molds, there are enough specialty tools and bakeware out there to distract even the most disciplined …

Afternoon Tea

15 Mistakes You're Making At The Grocery Store

It's time to put this "parsley or cilantro?" question to bed, once and for all.<p>Radishes and beets look similar, with red bulbs roughly the size of golf balls (though sometimes much bigger), but have totally different tastes and culinary uses.<p><b>Radishes</b> (pictured left) have bright red skin and white …

17 Shocking Food Facts That Will Make You Question Everything

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE.

11 Chain Restaurant Foods That Are Horrifyingly Unhealthy

You'll never look at appetizers the same way again. This was inspired by the best and worst options to eat in New York Times best-selling author David Zinczenko's book, Eat It To Beat It!

27 Genius Solutions For Your Kitchen Woes

Cooking is hard enough as it is.

26 Things That Happen When You Don't Eat Gluten Anymore

Your job is now Professional Ingredients Reader.

The 20 Stages Of Grocery Shopping

Hope you don't get the cart with the squeaky wheel!