John Stephens

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Easy Oven-Cooked Pulled Pork Recipe

Just as there are great burgers and bad ones, not all indoor pulled pork is created equal. My goal with this recipe was to come up with a technique to produce pulled pork that shreds into large, tender chunks that are moist but not wet, with a flavor that balances sweet molasses, bright vinegar, …

5 Tips for Making Pizza the Roberta's Way

My obsession with the Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta’s is well-documented—I’ve been trying to perfect their dough in my own tiny, dysfunctional oven for years. So you can imagine my joy when I got to join Roberta’s Pizza Czar, Anthony Falco, behind the scenes in their kitchen (and dough production …

Italian Food

Easy Pitcher Cocktails for Fuss-Free Spring Entertaining

<i>Spring and summer bring on all kinds of get-togethers. We've partnered with Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry to help you bring your entertaining game to the next level with easy, impressive cocktail recipes.</i><p>When you’re making a round of cocktails for yourself (and perhaps a drinking companion), you …

Flavors

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

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.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Chorizo-Spiced Pulled Pork With Mexican Street Corn Slaw Recipe

With warm weather comes an increase in barbecue consumption, though if I'm being honest, I'm even more of a fan of Mexican chorizo than I am of pulled pork. But why choose between the two? Instead, bring them together by braising pork shoulder with chorizo spices, then shredding it like pulled …

Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: You can make baguettes at home -- in 4 hours, from nothing -- and they'll disappear faster than your favorite bakery's.</i><p>Raise your hand if you've always wanted …

Baking

Carnitas {Mexican Pulled Pork}

<b>Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork)</b> <i><br>Recipe adapted by Our Best Bites from Cooks Illustrated Cookbook</i><p>Ingredients:<p>3 1/2-4 pounds boneless pork butt roast …

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Coffee

<b>Author Notes:</b> The fajita is a relatively new addition (1930s) to the Tex-Mex repetoire of deliciousness. It started as a griddled skirt steak but nowadays we make them out of just about anything, seasoned and garnished and wrapped in a tortilla. Extremely flexible and super-delicious, what's not to …

Cooking

The Secret to Crispy, Crunchy Bakery-Style Bread

There are few things in the world as magical as a fresh-baked loaf of bread—especially ones that come out of your own oven. From sourdough and sandwich to ciabatta and challah, the scent of a beautiful loaf basking in the oven simultaneously excites and calms me. (Does anything beat a warm, crunchy …

Bread

Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey With Gravy Recipe

<b>Note:</b> For best results, dry-brine your turkey by following the instructions here. If dry-brining, omit any additional salt added to turkey in step 2.<p>For full step-by-step photos demonstrating how to prepare a butterflied turkey for roasting, check out the slideshow here.<p>Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum …

Perfect Neapolitan Pizza Dough

“Flour, salt, water and yeast—that’s it,” says chef Thomas McNaughton about this super-simple dough recipe, the same one he uses to make his amazing …

Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast Puffs Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a recipe I got from my childhood best friend, college roommate, and partner in all things related to having tea parties, bingeing on whipped cream and scones, building snow forts, trying to find the source of creeks, spiking hot chocolate, climbing mountains, and other …

Baking

Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 20<p>Using chocolate wafers instead of chips is a cookie game-changer. They spread as they melt, creating thin pockets of chocolate in each layer, and stay much softer at room temperature.<p>April 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking …

Dessert

Old-Fashioned, No-Knead English Muffins Recipe

Don't bother preheating your oven—my English muffins are griddled through and through. Not only does the searing heat promote "oven spring" to create those coveted nooks and crannies, it gives the muffins an amazingly crispy crust with a soft and chewy interior. A scoop of whole wheat flour makes …

Breakfast

Croissant Donuts, Made 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: Embrace the trend. Hop on that bandwagon. And make croissant donuts at home. Julie from Dinner with Julie shows us how.</i><p>Yes, I made croissant …

Dessert

Where to Eat and Drink in Portland, Oregon

Portland Food 101: Pine Street Market<p>If you’re staying downtown and don’t want to venture far, haven’t much time, or are simply lazy, no problem—Old Town’s new nine-vendor Pine Street Market lets you graze next-level food hall fare from the folks behind local culinary A-listers, all in a one-block …

Oregon

Blueberry

<b>Author Notes:</b> This blend of ripe blueberries, fresh lime juice, sparkling water, and agave syrup, is a refreshing drink to sip on all summer.<p>Sparkling water is especially refreshing, but still works fine, too.<p>I like light agave syrup for its neutral flavor, but you could use any number of …

Juice

Hacker-Free Neapolitan Pizza for a Home Kitchen Recipe

This recipe is about as close as you can get to wood-burning oven-style Neapolitan pizza without having to void the warranty of your oven. The Antimo Caputo Tipo "00" Italian bread flour called for helps improve the texture, but is not necessary. Regular bread flour (of even all-purpose flour) will …

Basic Neapolitan Pizza Dough Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients20 ounces (about 4 cups) bread flour, preferably Italian-style "OO".4 ounces kosher salt (about 4 teaspoons).3 ounces …

Tom Bilyeu: 'To Stay Ahead Of Trends You Have To Create Them'

I spoke to Tom Bilyeu, who is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. In the interview, Bilyeu talked about how he originally started his company, some of his early obstacles, what he’s learned from the guests he interviews for his show, …

Trends

Strawberry-Mint Sparkler Recipe

Juicy summer strawberries are combined with tart lime juice and bright mint in this sweet and sour effervescent vodka cocktail. It's light, not too sugary, and eminently day-drinkable. Do consider adjusting the amount of simple syrup depending on the sweetness of your strawberries.<p><b>Note:</b> To make …

Strawberries

What to Eat on a Camping Trip

Writing a generic roundup of recipes to prepare for a camping trip is a bit like trying to create a wedding playlist that all 250 of your guests will enjoy. The range of possibilities, and the diversity in preferences and needs of each individual, is really too vast to make it a worthwhile …

Cooking

Grilled Pork Kebabs with Sweet Sriracha Glaze

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Thin & Chewy Chocolate Chippers » Dunk & Crumble

Gather round you friends of mine (we’re Wilderness Girls and it’s coo-kie time)…<p>Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? No?<p>Okay then. All times are cookie times, …

The Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Take a look at those herbs above. The ones on the left look like they were probably picked fresh just before I photographed them, while the ones on the right were hanging out in my refrigerator for weeks in a forgotten plastic bag, right? <i>Wrong.</i> All of those stems …

Herbs

Perfect Homemade Pita Bread Recipe

Once you see how easy it is to bake pitas, and, more importantly, once you <i>taste</i> them, you'll never want to eat store-bought again. These pitas have a nutty, slightly sweet flavor from whole wheat flour, along with a chewy texture, a charred exterior, and a big pocket for stuffing.<p>Why It Works<p>Whole …

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes with Orange and Fig Recipe

<b>Author Notes:</b> These pancakes, adapted from <b>Tim Byres of Smoke Restaurant in Dallas</b> are so tall they'll make ordinary pancakes look like they're standing on their tippy toes. They're so pillowy that I not only dream of them but on them. They're so crispy that you'll actually use that knife on your …

Breakfast

The Best Roast Potatoes Ever Recipe

This year, I decided to reexamine my potato-roasting method from the ground up with the idea of completely maximizing that crisp-to-creamy contrast in each chunk of potato, testing and retesting every variable, from cut size to potato type to boiling and roasting methods. The result is this recipe, …