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Perfect Guacamole with Pico de Gallo

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 serrano chile, chopped<br>• Kosher salt<br>• 6¾ tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus more as needed (100 ml)<br>• 5 avocados<br>• 3 1/3 tablespoons olive oil (0.05 Lt)<br>• 1/4 white onion, chopped<br>• 3 tomatoes, diced<br>• 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish<br>• 1/4 cup cotija cheese, shredded (50 g)<br>• Tortilla …

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25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

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You’ll Want This Garlic Condiment on Everything

Put a few ingredients in a jar, and just let it go—aka, the easiest way to start fermenting at home.<p>Green garlic had been fermenting in a small jar on my kitchen counter for about four days when a friend kindly asked whether it'd be okay if he opened the window. Nothing reached Époisses-level …

9 Genius Kitchen Tools to Steal From Kyoto, Japan

Bring Japan’s awesome crafts home without buying a plane ticket<p>Geishas, temples with ski slope roofs, Nintendo headquarters—many of Japan’s most …

Buying Your First Mountain Bike

Delving into any new activity isn’t easy, and mountain bikes—with their newfangled suspension designs, high-tech parts, and myriad accessories—can be seriously intimidating. We’ve broken it down for you, from how to pick your first bike, including a primer on designs, components, and prices, to a …

16 Genius Recipes to Use Leftover Garlic

You recently bought garlic in bulk with big plans for a week of easy sheet pan dinners. Sadly, plans don’t always work out. You’ve had an incredibly busy week with no time for cooking, and now the garlic’s going to go bad. Hold up! If you can cook just a few meals before the start of next week, you …

The Right Way to Sauce Pasta

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>"I'll have a glass of the grappa, please," I said to the bartender at the Italian restaurant down the street from my house.<p>"You are the first person I have ever seen order that," she exclaimed in response. I asked …

Chili Oil

Makes about ¾ cup<p>This will become your new go-to favorite spicy condiment. It pairs particularly well with our Aromatic Shrimp and Noodle Medicine Soup.<p>March 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 Fresno chiles, halved<p>1 red Thai chile, halved<p>2 star anise pods<p>¾ cup vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon crushed red pepper …

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The Duke’s Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate holds on the stove for an hour or longer, and can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 days.<p>This hot chocolate has a pedigree. It dates …

The Hot Sauce Field Guide

Tabasco is just the beginning. Here are 23 spicy condiments from around the world you need to try.<p>If you live in the U.S., chances are that when you …

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

Thai-Style Beef With Basil and Chilies (Phat Bai Horapha) Recipe

<i>Phat ka-phrao</i> is a ubiquitous street dish in Thailand, where cooks wielding woks will rapidly stir-fry sliced or minced meat flavored with garlic, shallots, fish sauce, and fiery Thai bird chilies, finish it off with a big handful of holy basil, and serve it with rice and perhaps a fried egg on …

Make *Way* Better Waffles by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Back away from the box of frozen waffles. Make crispy, fluffy, perfect waffles at home—just be sure to avoid these common mistakes.<p>We know what you're thinking: Waffles! How hard can <i>that</i> be to screw up? Well listen: There's a lot that can go wrong with these griddled and golden fluffy frisbees. We …

A Genius Trick for Fluffier Buttermilk Pancakes (No Whipping Egg Whites!)

It's Sunday morning and you're out there on the internet again, looking for the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes. A lot of fancy recipes will tell you to separate your eggs, whip the whites, and fold them in gently at the end. This one isn't going to.<p>It's a move that makes sense—if you were to add …

The Food Lab: Follow the Rules for the Best All-American Beef Stew

We've been stewing up a storm on Serious Eats recently, and we're not stopping any time soon. This time: All-American beef stew.<p>Sounds great, but what exactly is it? American beef stew doesn't have the same history or rules (thankfully) as some of the vaunted European stews like boeuf bourguignon …

29 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track

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'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

50 best iOS apps of 2015

2015 saw a whole load of new apps hit the iOS app store. With standouts like Periscope, livestreaming became one of the biggest trends, as well as GIFs and of course, emoji.<p>So, if you’re looking forward to unwrapping a new iOS device this Christmas, make sure you get some these apps installed to …

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Lentil and Sausage Soup with Kale Recipe on Food52

• 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for browning the sausages<br>• 1 tablespoon bacon fat (or add another tablespoon of olive oil)<br>• 1 cup chopped carrots<br>• 3/4 cup chopped celery<br>• 1 medium onion, chopped<br>• 3 cloves garlic, chopped<br>• Salt<br>• 1 1/2 cups french green lentils, rinsed<br>• 28 ounces canned chopped tomatoes (I use …

Easy Oatmeal Cookies: 1 Bowl, No Mixer

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I'm absolutely indiscriminate about good cookies. Snappy, chewy, sandy, crispy—whatever it is, I'll take two. I like making macarons, and florentines, and Oreos, and fussy cookies that take all day. I don't mind busting out a cloth cover to painstakingly roll out …

7 Bottles of Sparkling Wine to Drink Year Round

Sparkling wine usually means there’s a special occasion to be toasted: anniversaries, holidays, yet another one of your friends getting hitched...But it’s time for that to change. Ordering takeout for a long night in with your glowing TV screen? I’ve got an extra brut for you. Thinking about …

Bean and Cheese Vegetarian Enchiladas

Sweet bell peppers and 2 kinds of beans are the stars in this vegetarian dish. They're held together with melty Monterey jack cheese. <b>Slideshow:</b> More …

This Is the Best Wireless Speaker I've Ever Heard

For years, home audio companies have been trying to design speakers that are physically smaller, while somehow making their sound almost magically …

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

"This tortilla soup tastes better than anything you can get at a restaurant. And it's healthy too! Don't let the long list of ingredients fool you. …

Top 10 single-malt scotch whiskies

Scotch drinkers like to keep things simple. Sure, you can make a fantastic Scotch cocktail, but most Scotch drinkers want to enjoy the smoky flavor unadorned except perhaps for ice, water or a splash of soda. Instead of trying to find the best mixers, Scotch drinkers are trying to find the top …

Edition No. 1 Single Malt Scotch

The latest single malt Scotch wonder from The Macallan, Edition No. 1 is the inaugural product in what will become an annual limited edition release. Containing portions of whisky matured across eight unique, hand-selected European and American oak cask styles (and sizes), the resulting flavor …

Impressive New Single Malts for the Scotch Lover on Your Gift List

Listen up, single malt lovers.<p>If you grew up with a Scotch-drinking aunt or uncle, you probably know the name John Dewar & Sons. The brand’s …

Why the pomegranate should be the ‘it’ fruit for your holiday table

We’re deep into Thanksgiving at WaPoFood headquarters (have you clicked through Thanksgiving Central yet?), but that doesn’t mean the wealth, and price, of pomegranates around us has gone unnoticed. These round, red fruits with the tart edible seeds called arils are in season till early winter. Are …

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One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

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Why Jimmy Chin Takes Pictures While Climbing and Skiing Mountains

JACKSON, Wyoming<p>How a kid from Minnesota found Taoism, skied Everest, and made the year's breakout adventure documentary.<p>At the beginning of last winter I got a call from Jimmy Chin asking if I wanted to join him for a secret project. "Kit and I are going to try to ski the Grand Traverse," he …