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Improve Your Risotto Technique with These 11 Recipes

<i>Pictured:</i> <i>Lobster Risotto recipe from CHOW</i>In this winter that seems to have brought a new blast of cold or precipitation with each week (at least here …

Cherry Compote

45<p>2<p>Shares 47<p>I think I have something wrong with me. I seem to be afflicted with a particular malady that forces me to buy way too many summer fruits …

Lemon Balm and 20 Ways to Use It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh, who like fresh, flavorful ingredients as much as we do.</i><p><i>Today: We wouldn’t leaf you hanging -- we’re sharing all of the</i> …

warm lentil and potato salad

You don’t have to look at me like that. I know, <i>I know</i> how you and most people feel about lentils. About how they’re mealy and brown and generally …

dijon and cognac beef stew

I don’t mean to shock you, I mean, I do hope you’re sitting down for this, but it turns out that when I asked my husband to choose between a …

baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms

My brunch arsenal, the dishes I’ve made enough times that they no longer cause any furrowed brows — a core entertaining principle here at House …

avocado cup salads, two ways

I have the most boring thing, ever, to tell you today (and clearly it’s not “how to write an enticing lede”): I tried not to eat bread for a couple …

strawberry rhubarb crisp bars

Look, I have no business giving dating advice. Or marital advice. I didn’t, like, scope the scene or learn the rules or think big thoughts about what …

five egg sandwiches

I came down with a Man Cold* and laryngitis** this week and it’s totally cramping my game, or it would be, if I had any. It’s pretty clear what the …

cherry almond dutch baby

If I were forced, because it was my job or something <i>terrible</i> like that, to come up with some sort of World Cup of Pancakes ranking system, it would …

blue and red berry ricotta galette

Were you about to make a pie for this weekend? Stop. I think you should join me in abandoning Team Pie for Team Galette; you won’t regret it. It’s …

How to Make Vanilla and Lavender Extracts at Home

<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:</i> <i>Trisha Jones from Sugar Thumb shares a practically effortless way to make your own vanilla and lavender extracts.</i><p>Vanilla has a fundamental …

How to Prep Artichokes

<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: Next up in Mario Batali's How To Tuesdays series? Grab a lemon and a paring knife -- we're getting to the heart of the matter.</i><p>Some vegetables beg to be …

Kitchens

All About Butter

<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: Get to know your butter.</i><p>Previously shunned for its levels of saturated fat, butter is thankfully making a comeback (with a little help from a Bittman …

Kitchens

5 Links to Read Before Eating Stone Fruit

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Know your (stone) fruit.</i><p>Summertime is made infinitely better by the arrival of stone fruit. Fresh peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, and cherries …

Dill and How to Use It from Stem to Seed

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh, who like fresh, flavorful ingredients as much as we do.</i><p><i>Today: Dill's no one-trick pony -- make the most of this herb by</i> …

11 Recipes Starring Springy Greens

We knew spring couldn’t last forever. But between all this talk of outdoor grilling and ice cream sandwiches, summer snuck up on us faster than you can say <i>stone fruit</i>. Don’t get us wrong -- we can’t wait for bright, juicy tomatoes and peaches by the truckload -- but parting with the seasons is such …

How to Make Pickles and Jam at Home

<i>We're all about collections over at Provisions -- and we don't want you to miss out on the fun.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade kombucha, jam, pickles, and preserves are within reach -- today's collection can help.</i><p>Summer is one of the best times for food -- peaches, cucumbers, tomatoes, and strawberries abound. But …

Red, White & Blue Recipes for Fourth of July

There are few things more unabashedly American than a Fourth of July barbecue. The fireworks, the smoke coming off a grill crammed with hot dogs and burgers, the endless ice-cold cans of American-made beer. If your patriotic heart doesn't swell at that, then you might want to flee the country.<p>If …

Bon Appétit Recipes

For this lemony grilled salmon recipe, the key is cooking fish that still has its skin on.<p>AKA fruit sandos, the delightfully squishy Japanese dessert we can’t get enough of.<p>Your favorite cocktail in pie form—what's not to love?<p>These easier-than-easy shrimp tacos are packed with flavor, and ideal …

Cooking

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …