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A Tale of Two Gravlax

<i>The heritage of La Baleine sea salt inspired us to explore a classic way of using salt: gravlax. Today, we test and taste two versions of the Swedish staple.</i><p>It’s hard to conjure the Nordic region without thinking of its elements. The landscape is the entry point, it seems, to understanding the …

How to Make Anadama Bread

<i>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: Posie Harwood of 600 Acres shows us how to make anadama bread, a classic New England loaf.</i><p>Here's a great bit of New England lore. As the story goes, a salty old Massachusetts …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

The Food Lab: The Best Meatloaf

Here's another recipe excerpted from my book, <i>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science</i>. I hope you enjoy it. You can order the book here or on Amazon, and sign up for The Food Lab Newsletter for news about upcoming events.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$33.92from Amazon<p>In …

The Food Lab: These Fried Chicken Sandwiches Take Only 5 Ingredients to Make

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Look at that fried chicken sandwich. Check out the crisp, craggy crust with that <i>come bite me</i> sheen that promises juicy, tender meat underneath. Look at that potato bun, its buttery, golden dome beckoning to you. And …

Cooking

31 Hearty, Healthy(ish) Make-Ahead Lunches

Whether you're at the office, in school, or hitting the open road, eating lunch away from home can be tough. Which is why we love dishes that are easy to make in bulk, hold up well in the fridge, and pack easily into single containers. I'm talking hearty grain and pasta salads, saucy bean dishes, …

Healthy Eating

Wait, What? The Best Part of Fresh Ginger Is Actually the Peel

Love cooking with fresh ginger but hate tossing all that peel? Don't! Save 'em and use them in these great recipes, instead.<p>It's hard to beat the potent, spicy, nose-tinglingly hot flavor of fresh ginger. We like adding the freshly-grated stuff to everything from our blueberry pies to our …

Ginger

Kick the Can: Fresh Beans Are Your New Best Friend (and Our Farmers' Market Favorite)

Canned and dried beans are cheap, nutritious, and fast—but guess what? So are fresh beans. Here's how to buy them at the market and cook them right.<p></head><i>One of the best parts about our test kitchen manager, Brad Leone's, job is his weekly trip to the farmers' market. It's his responsibility to</i> …

Farmers' Markets

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Carne Asada

To say "I'm going to develop a recipe for carne asada" is akin to saying "Bartender, get me a beer, please." The immediate follow-up is likely to be "I'm afraid you're going to have to be a bit more specific than that."<p><i>Carne asada</i> literally translates to "grilled beef," and, at its simplest, it can …

The Food Lab: Panzanella Salad Done Right

The temperature dial hit 107°F in my backyard in San Mateo last week, which meant only one thing for that Indian summer evening: salad for dinner. The fact that my neighbor down the street was gone for the weekend and had a backyard overflowing with tomatoes from a hyperactive raised-bed garden …

Italian Food

Maternity Photography - 7 Tips for Taking Great Shots

7 tips toward capturing creative maternity photography. How to capture beautiful maternity photos with your camera.

The Fran Forman Interview: Assembling Magic

image by Fran Forman<p>Photographic artist Fran Forman has been stirring the photography pot, creating a recipe for alchemical thinking and new ways of …

Top Portrait Photography Trends for 2013

Portrait photography stands out from other professions because it encompasses many different niche specialties, including families, babies, seniors, …

Turkish Coffee Brownies

A spoonful of cardamom added to espresso powder gives these brownies a decidedly Middle Eastern flavor. Perfect as a post-meal pick-me-up, or to keep your dinner guests perked.<p>Excerpted from Balaboosta by Einat Admony (Artisan Books). Copyright � 2013. Photographs by Quentin Bacon.<p>Read the Whole …

Dinner Tonight: Lemon Ricotta Pasta + Anchovy Kale Salad

For Dinner Tonight this week, we are going full on kale-centric -- not because it's so buzzy in fairly recent history, but because it is essential to a killer pasta/salad combination. No excuses on this one people, the whole meal will come together in the time it takes to decide what to order in …

No-Knead Sandwich Bread

<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: Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial shares a recipe for no-knead sandwich bread that takes minimal prep time and makes enough to keep extra</i> …

A Grain, A Green, A Bean

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella gives you a mantra to repeat when dinner feels too difficult.</i><p>There are …

How to Make Gnocchi al Pomodoro

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

16 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pan<p>3 3⁄4 cups flour, plus more for pan<p>1 1⁄4 cups plus 2 tsp. sugar<p>6 tbsp. plus 1 1⁄2 tsp. packed …

everyday chocolate cake

Heat your oven to 325°F. Butter and lightly flour a standard loaf pan (shown in a 9″x5″, but not so full in it that you couldn’t use an 8″x4″ or …

garlic butter roasted mushrooms

A repeat offender in the lede-burier category, let me begin with what matters: this is absolutely my new favorite quick and obsessively delicious way …

potato knish, two ways

Where have I been, you ask? Did I fly off to a small Caribbean island again, only to return to rub it in? Did my book project or adorable distraction …

carrot cake pancakes

If I could have a breakfast rallying cry, a breakfast mantra, if you will, it would be, <i>It’s not cake! It’s breakfast!</i> It would be rather dull, …

carrot soup with tahini and crisped chickpeas

It’s the first week of January, so I am going to go out on a limb and guess that no fewer than 52 percent of you are gnawing on a carrot stick right …

gnocchi in tomato broth + more book tour

I realize that when it comes to January Food — carrot sticks, soup, legumes and other things I suspect, what with it being the third week of the …

pasta and white beans with garlic-rosemary oil

If you have a thing for chocolate, the world is your oyster. On this very site, 86 of the just over 800 recipes boast a significant chocolate …

egg salad with pickled celery and coarse dijon

Someone pointed out to me a few weeks ago that this site has not a single recipe in the archives for egg salad. However, unlike the time I realized …

french onion tart + uk cookbook release

Hello from 30,000 feet! I wrote this on my 23rd airplane flight since November 2012, but here’s the part where you can be certain at last that I’m as …

Basic Dumpling Dough Recipe

Ingredients (2)<p>10 ounces (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour<br>• About 3/4 cup just-boiled water (see Note)<p>This dough is the foundation of many …

Baking