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Beautiful And Complex: A Taste Of The Caribbean's Best Food

Sometimes it hits me in the middle of the night: a yearning for curried chickpeas stuffed between two piping hot pieces of fried dough doused with tamarind and pepper sauce. A Carib beer will lessen the heat, but not the desire to eat more. Other times, it’s the memory of an early morning …

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Shepherd's Pie Recipes

Pair a rich and savory meat with a creamy potato base and you'll have yourself a small slice of heaven. Whether you prefer a classic shepherd's pie …

9 Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes for Chilly Nights

These set-it-and-forget-it recipes cook themselves while you're off having a life. And at the end of the day, dinner is ready when you are. Ain't …

Lentejas (Mexican Lentil Stew) Recipe on Food52

• 1 cup dried green lentils<br>• 4 cups water<br>• 4 cloves of garlic, 2 smashed with the side of a knife, 2 finely minced<br>• 1 white onion, 1/2 sliced and 1/2 finely chopped<br>• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or other light neutral cooking oil)<br>• 4 slices of thick center cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch lardons<br>• 1/2 teaspoon …

Don't Mess Up Miso Soup. Avoid These Common Mistakes

Make miso soup so good, you'll swear it's from your favorite takeout joint. Just don't make these amateur mistakes.<p>Miso soup is deceptively simple. It contains just a handful of ingredients: fermented bean paste (a.k.a. miso), vegetables, and hot water or stock. Heck, you don't even have to use …

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How to Refinish a Wooden Cutting Board

I’m pretty good about taking care of my knives: I regularly take them to get sharpened, ​and I dry them immediately after washing (okay, most of the time). And I’m good about taking care of my wooden utensils: I oil them and never let them go for a trip in the dishwasher. But my cutting board? It’s …

Put The Science Of Umami To Work For You

A book by a Danish scientist and a Danish chef makes the fifth taste accessible<p>In 1800, Dunand, chef to Napoleon Bonaparte, celebrated the French army's victory at the Ligurian village of Marengo by inventing a new dish: a stew of chicken sauteed with tomatoes and garlic and served with crayfish …

Guilt-free Turkey Pot Pie

This is such a delicious and decadent tasting comfort food recipe. Perfect to make with turkey leftovers after Thanksgiving. Or, you can use chicken and make it anytime! Besides turkey, it's loaded with veggies, potatoes and butternut squash. <b>Each skinny serving has 266 calories, 6 grams of fat and</b> …

Homemade Wonton Soup Recipe

"This is a recipe I have perfected on my own through the years. I am one who never measures, so take the measurements as a guide, not as law. This …

How to Brew DIY Hard Cider in Time for December Dinner Parties

You can make hard cider at home in as little as four weeks. Here's how.<p>If you want to impress your friends this fall with DIY booze, there’s a good …

8 Great Uses For Wine That's Gone Bad

We've all been there. That bottle of open Pinot left over after a party, the Chardonnay you planned to finish but didn't.<p>Instead of pouring spoiled wine down the drain, check out these creative ways to make the most of a bad bottle. From stepping up your steak game to a guilt-free trick for …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

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.<p>Today: Some sweet, some savory, a little bit of squash (okay, <i>a lot</i> a bit of squash), and some spice!<p>A soup that doesn't even require a pot? Consider us …

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17 Classic Italian Street Foods That Everyone Should Try Once

Image: The Huffington Post Creative Labs<p>It’s no secret that Italy has America beat when it comes to homegrown cuisine. From creamy <i>carbonara</i> to melt-in-your-mouth <i>burrata</i>, Italian fare boasts some of the most drool-worthy dishes to ever grace our dinner tables (and our stomachs). Try as we might to …

Homemade Scallion Pancakes Are Way Easier Than You Think

When I moved away to college, scallion pancakes were one of the first foods I learned to make. My parents used to always laugh when I ordered this dish in restaurants (in China, they're eaten as street food but not at fine dining restaurants).<p>Related: 16 Savory Pancakes and Waffles to Eat for …