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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Espresso

Despite the mechanics of the machine used to make espresso, many coffee lovers will tell you that making the <b>perfect espresso</b> is as much an art as it …

The Science Behind Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee

<b>The Right Equipment</b> <br>Carguilo likes the clean, robust taste that comes from a manual dripper, since it filters out oil and sediment. And she’s not …

Coffee

Homemade Croissants

There is nothing quite as blissful as indulging in a slightly warm, flakey, and super buttery homemade croissant. That characteristic golden brown …

Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Thai Butternut Squash Soup. {Video!}<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 25, 2013 178<p>I totally forgot something.<p>My soup obsession!<p>Not even sure how that is …

Danish Coffee Cocktail by Bill Walsh on Honest Cooking

<b>Try this Danish-inspired coffee cocktail that’s spicy and not too sweet on a brisk autumn night.</b><br>By Bill Walsh<p>These days, a growing number of folks …

Cheese Tastings in Paris

102<p>3<p>1<p>Shares 106<p>A visit to France is, of course, a cheese-lovers dream. And for those who come and want to experience a variety of French cheeses in …

Should coffee be made with boiling water?

Readers answer other readers' questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>Why are we told that coffee must be brewed under boiling point – to prevent the release of bitter oils – but stove-top coffee makers use boiling water and make damned good coffee?<p>…

7 surprising health benefits of coffee

If you’re constantly resisting down the urge to hit your bloodstream with caffeine, relax. It’s really okay to get a steady stream of java—so long as …

Wellness

Coffee Varieties: SL-28

Genetic diversity among coffee plants is one of the things that most excites coffee tasters of all stripes. Despite the fact that the gene pool for the Arabica species has gotten increasingly shallow outside of Ethiopia, there is at least one type of coffee that is a kind of sucker punch to the …

Poler x Stumptown Camp Coffee Kit

Miles away from home (whether in the wilderness, on the water, or on the road), there are plenty of luxuries you can do without, but a good cup of …

Coffee

How Many Cups Of Coffee Per Day Are Too Many?

That morning cup of Joe is a daily, practically sacred ritual for many of us. A large body of research has confirmed that a coffee habit is perfectly fine for most people, and may even have some health benefits – from fighting depression in women to lowering the risk of stroke and prostate …

10 Essential Tips for Making Great Coffee at Home

Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez went to college together, served in the Marines in Afghanistan, then, after returning home, stumbled upon the world …

What Do Coffees from the Major Growing Regions Taste Like?

In my last post, we explored a little bit of the idea of terroir, and whether it might or might not impact (or at least predict) the flavors certain coffees from around the world might have.<p>All things considered equal for a second, we <i>can</i> generalize a little bit about how coffees from different …

Coffee Varieties: Heirloom Ethiopians

Variety isn't just the spice of life: It's also one of the most beautiful and exciting things about coffee. In the next few columns, we'll be taking a closer look at some of the diversity that exists among coffee plants.<p>Let's start where it all began, with the vast biodiversity of <b>coffee plants in</b> …

5 Coffee Splurges that Aren't Worth the Money

Every once in a while, it's good to splurge on yourself, and you know I'm a huge advocate of those self-gifts coming in the area of coffee brewing and drinking. However, while the word <i>splurge</i> itself even sounds a little espresso onomatopoeic, there are a few big-ticket buys out there I must …

5 Coffee Splurges that are Totally Worth the Money

If Monday's post about coffee gear that's just not worth the dough left you holding a roll of cash you're just dying to spend on something coffee-related, never fear. Here's a list of splurges that are worth their weight in beans (or Benjamins).<p>A Great Grinder<p>A good grinder is probably the most …

Coffee Brew Kits - Everything You Need

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How to Make (and Take) Great Coffee Anywhere

Maybe it’s business. Maybe it’s pleasure. Maybe you’re a good grandchild visiting your grandparents in Florida. Whatever your reason for traveling, …

How to Brew Coffee in a Neapolitan Flip Pot

I've been known to impulse-buy antique and unusual coffee brewers whenever I come across them, so it's only natural I would snatch up a Neapolitan Flip brewer at the first opportunity. Drawn to the idea of a hands-off pour-over method, I also love the simple logic of the design, even as I tried to …

Roasted Jalapeño Cheddar Turkey Burgers with Smoky BBQ Aioli

Roasted Jalapeño Cheddar Turkey Burgers with BBQ Aioli.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 19, 2013 81<p>Oh look… it’s Monday recipe time.<p>And this is so that. You know, …

Ask the Food Lab: Why Does My Garlic Turn Green?

"Why does garlic turn green, and how does it affect flavor?"<p>Recently, I have had problems with garlic in my dishes turning blue-green. I feel like when this happens the garlic flavor is stronger, and my boyfriend finds it to have an off-putting taste. What's going on here, and does it make sense …

Grilling: Merguez (Or How to Make Juicy Homemade Sausage)

I've posted a lot of sausage recipes over the years, but looking back at all those fine links, I realized that I've never actually explained why those ground, spiced, and stuffed meat creations actually work. So I thought this was as good a time as any to take a slightly deeper look into the world …

Serious Entertaining: A Real Deal Barbecue Feast

As I write, I'm sitting in the passenger seat of a rental car on route 10 between Austin and El Paso, my best friend speeding behind the wheel, and the dogs peering out the back window at the dry grass and pecan trees that cover the Texas Hill Country.<p>At my feet are two styrofoam take-out …

From the Archives: Barbecue Baked Beans

<b>Editor's Note:</b> From the Archives serves up popular existing recipes from our archives.<p>In the heart of grilling and barbecue season, side dishes can often become an afterthought. Well, here's a recipe that amounts to more than just a hill of beans. Based on Alton Brown's Barbecue Beans recipe, it …

Lake House / LHVH Architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house above the Rur reservoir is reminiscent of the famous architectural icons along the …

PaulaDeenGate Wire

Yesterday, a judge dismissed the racial discrimination lawsuit filed against <b>Paula Deen</b>, but according to public relations experts, the food celebrity is toast. <i>USA Today</i> talks to several PR pros, who say Deen has lost <b>the court of public opinion</b>: "Unfortunately, this doesn't change a lot of things. …

The Terrifying Truth About Bananas

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