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The 50 Best Whiskeys in the World

Redbreast 12-Year-Old Irish Whiskey<p>When you walk into a bar and spot Redbreast 12, order it immediately. Made from the mash of malted and unmalted …

Bourbon whiskey: exploring the distinct flavours of an American classic

Bourbon is a style of whisky typically made in the southern states of America; its uniqueness comes from its mixed-ingredient recipe using four types of grain, typically 51% corn, and a mix of rye, wheat and malted barley.<p>In this video, drinks writers Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison explore the …

These Scallion Pancakes Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

When Sue Li's family moved from Taiwan to Texas, they were homesick for one dish: these scallion pancakes.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them.</i> …

How to Make the Crispiest Shredded Hash Browns

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Like every red-blooded American, I love hash browns. What's not to adore about a heaping plate of golden-brown, extra-crispy potatoes? The answer is <i>nothing</i>. I've yet to encounter …

You Haven't Lived Until You've Eaten Our Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuit

There's nothing better than a killer biscuit. We think our version holds its own against the best out there.<p>It has been pointed out to me—ahem, <b>Andrew Knowlton</b>—that, since I didn’t grow up in the South, the chances of me achieving master biscuit-making status were probably over before they started. …

Irish Soda Bread Scone Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Who knew there was so much debate about Irish Soda Bread! It appears that everyone has a favorite variation on the recipe. Some swear it must have caraway seeds. Others leave them out. Some add raisins. Other’s add dried cherries. Some have both; others have neither. But we can all agree that the …

Brine-Your-Own Corned Beef and Cabbage

We love cooking corned beef and cabbage for St. Paddy’s, even though we know it’s really an Irish-American cultural dish. Yup! Sorry to be the one to rain on the St. Patrick’s Day parade, but corned beef isn’t an Irish thing but an Americanization of a beloved dish from the old country, bacon and …

This Copycat DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Is Spot-On

Bake a batch and pretend you're on vacation (minus the sunburn and noisy neighbors).<p>When you check in to a DoubleTree Hotel, you're immediately handed a paper envelope with a gooey, chewy, chocolate-and-walnut-studded cookie. We're not talking the regular Otis Spunkmeyers every apartment leasing …

Cheese Sauce for Cheese Fries and Nachos Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This cheese sauce is gooey and tangy. For a spicier version, substitute half the cheddar cheese with Pepper Jack and add 2-3 minced pickled jalapeños, or to taste.<p>To reheat the sauce, microwave it on high heat, stopping and stirring every 30 seconds until it's fully melted.<p><b>Read more: The</b> …

Wing Recipes

Making Nachos for the Super Bowl? Here Are the Essentials

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>Want to know how to start a food fight in the living room? Start a debate about nachos. Depending on how you construct them, nachos can be an exercise in subtle restraint or in unbridled excess. You may like your nachos as individually topped, …

Sauced: 6 Cheese Dips for Your Super Bowl Party

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>The past couple of weeks, I've been on the hunt for Super Bowl-friendly sauces to try out for Sauced. But after making a green chili queso a couple weeks back, I've been able to think of nothing other than cheese …

The Ultimate Extra-Crispy Double-Fried Confit Buffalo Wings Recipe

Are these wings more work than your standard wing? Sure, but all of the extra work can be done hours, days, or even weeks in advance. Come game day, all you've got to do is heat up that pot of oil and fry as many or as few wings as you want. And believe me, it's worth the extra effort.<p>Full-on …

How to Make Sichuan-Style Wontons in Chili Oil

Sweet and savory. Slippery and slick. Juicy and tender. Hot and sour. Garlicky. So. Freaking. Good.<p>These are all words that should enter your head as you slide back a bowl of <i>suanla chaoshou</i>, the Sichuan-style wontons that come coated in an intensely aromatic sauce made with vinegar, garlic, and …

Beet-Colored Fresh Pasta Recipe

Deep purple-red beets are used to transform classic fresh egg pasta into an eye-catching but simple main course. The root vegetable is boiled and puréed before it's mixed into the dough. The result is a neutral-flavored pasta that pairs well with a wide range of different sauces and …

How to Make Foolproof Cheese Fondue

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>We spend a lot of time here at Serious Eats reinventing recipes. Instead of adhering to the received wisdom, we try to push beyond that, seeking methods and techniques that get us to an even better version of the …

What to Make With Campari: 16 Cocktails Everyone Should Know

Okay, it's not gin or whiskey. You can, of course, make plenty of drinks <i>without</i> Campari. But when it comes to liqueurs, this bitter, herbal, and fruity aperitif is one of our go-tos. Dark red Campari adds bold flavor wherever you pour it, equal parts sweetness and bitter punch. Start with one of …

Hate Valentine's Day? 8 Bitter Cocktails to Make at Home

GalleryHate Valentine's Day? 8 Bitter Cocktails to Make at Home<p>If your favorite part of Valentine's Day is a conversation heart that says, "Bite Me," try drowning this month's syrupy banter with a bit of (delicious) bitterness. This line-up of anti-Valentine's Day cocktails might make you feel warm …

Valentine's Day Coeur à la Crème With Raspberries Recipe

If you're looking for a perfect Valentine's Day dessert for two, look no further than the romantically classic <i>coeur à la crème</i>. This dainty, creamy heart—the name literally translates into "heart of cream"—is rich, sweet, and meant to be shared. You'll need a coeur à la crème mold, which can be …

Serve Your Valentine Breakfast in Bed With These 20 Brunch Recipes

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Valentine's Day happens to fall on a Sunday this year, so, if you're not plotting an elaborate dinner for two with your special someone, brunch together is another great option. But, just as with dinner, we …

Your Ultimate Guide to Chinese Food in NYC

The are hundreds of Chinese restaurants in New York City, and they're only getting better.<p>Thank greater regional diversity of the city's immigrant communities. More discerning diners with higher standards for good food. And a growing sense of competition among restaurants to win us over. But for …

How to Make the Best French Onion Soup

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>In my very first test for this French onion soup recipe, I had a realization: There's no good reason why so much bad French onion soup exists in the world. The thought arrived after I had caramelized a variety of onions in butter, then added some homemade chicken …

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The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

6 Grapefruit Cocktails to Get You Through Winter

My high school has an annual grapefruit sale to raise funds for the exchange student program. What Texas grapefruits have to do with bringing German exchange students to our Oregon high school (and sending Oregonians over to France to learn to properly eat croissants and cheese) isn't quite clear …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Oven-Cooked Pulled Pork

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>The easiest way I know of to ruffle the feathers of food-minded folks mounted atop high horses is to refer to some sort of vegetable preparation as "bacon." Second is to speak ill of a regional …

The Right Way(s) to Serve Pesto on Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>As any screenwriter, author, or comic writer will tell you, there's no better way to get your audience coming back for more than to end with a gripping cliffhanger. In this moment alone, I'm tortured as I wait to find out what will happen now that …

The Food Lab Pronto: Soak Your Pasta for Easy Skillet Baked Ziti

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Nothing says comfort to me like a nice baked pasta dish loaded with creamy sauce and cheese, and while California winters ain't exactly the kind that scream out for rib-sticking food, there's something about October that just makes me crave it no …

How to Make Testaroli, the Italian Pancake Pasta

More<p>Pancakes<p>Serious Eats digs into pancakes around the world.<p>World, I'd like to introduce you to a pancake. A pancake that is also a pasta. In an era of food mashups that make headlines as often as the Kardashians, you may be thinking, <i>Oh great, this bozo's gone and put tomato sauce on his pancakes,</i> …

6 Margarita Recipes for National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day, February 22nd, is <i>not</i> one of the holidays on our calendar. We get the day off, but that's because it's Saturday, not because we like to mix our tequila with other stuff. We are not throwing a National Margarita Day party, and we will not be drinking margaritas at it.<p>But you …

Aglio e Olio: The One Pasta Sauce You Absolutely Must Know

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If there were a pasta bible, the first line would read, "In the beginning, God created <i>aglio e olio</i>." Historically, that line wouldn't really be accurate, since the evidence doesn't support the idea that garlic (<i>aglio</i>) and oil (<i>olio</i>) were the original …