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Watch Pitmaster Aaron Franklin Make Texas-Style Beef Brisket

James Beard Award-winning pitmaster Aaron Franklin is perhaps the most famous guy behind a grill in America, and his brisket may be the most sought after piece of meat in the country. Here, on his new PBS series, he goes through his technique for smoked and barbecued brisket. A master of the craft, …

Texas

Your Summer Barbecue's Best New Weapon: Boozy Watermelon

As if we needed another excuse to eat watermelon all summer long, along comes the Watermelon Wedge, a new boozy snack/sip mash-up debuting this week …

Mashups

Skinnytastic Fried Chicken With Spicy BBQ Sauce

Words can't describe how amazing this chicken really is. Think fried chicken, with a bit of a kick and barbecue chicken, all in one! <b>Each serving has 207 calories, 3 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.</b> This recipe makes 6 breasts and you'll want that many. My husband and I loved it so …

Food

The Chicken Recipes Hall of Fame

These chicken recipes deserve a spot in the hall of fame, because they are excellent.<p><b>We publish a lot of chicken recipes.</b> A lot. And we love them all. But there are some that have risen to the top, either because we make them over and over again, or because we've gotten great responses (keep those …

Cooking

For a Better Pesto Pasta, Add Ricotta Cheese

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Pesto? Good. Cheese? Good. Pesto plus two cheeses</i> plus <i>pasta? Very, very good.</i><p>The pasta aisle is a wonderful place to be. You can …

Gluten-Free And Celiac-Approved Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

An estimated one percent of the American population suffers from celiac disease. While many cases go unreported, those who are officially diagnosed often adopt a gluten-free diet, cutting grains and wheat from their plates.<p>It can be daunting to imagine sticking to the lifestyle change. …

Diets

11 Salad Recipes to Add to Your Work Week Rotation

<i>Pictured: Tarragon-Crème Fraîche Salad Dressing recipe from CHOW</i>With summer right around the corner, it’s time to look at some bikini ready recipes. …

Recipes

Grilled Skirt Steak with Herb Salad

Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium. (Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat.) Toss …

35 Weeknight Vegetarian Recipes to Embrace #MeatlessMonday

These hearty vegetarian mains prove going meatless isn't all salads.<p><b>With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian</b> options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and fast enough to get on the table tonight.

Cooking

Got Chicken? Make These 13 Chicken Pasta Recipes

<i>Pictured: Pad Kee Mao (Spicy Ground Chicken and Rice Noodles) recipe from CHOW</i>Like eating dessert before dinner and double dipping when no one’s …

Cooking

5 awesome slow-cooker meatloaf recipes for all you Crock-Pot lovers!

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that does surprisingly well in a slow cooker — possibly even better than in the oven, which can quickly dry out the much-maligned dish. We found five twists on Crock-Pot meatloaf that can be prepped and ready for you when you get home.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Classic slow-cooker meatloaf:</b> …

Cooking

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Adventure Travel

Meet Smørrebrød, the Best Sandwich You're Not Eating

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Lined up in café windows, served in specialty restaurants, and packed into their very own custom lunch boxes, sandwiches are everywhere in Denmark. They're piled high with pickled herring, spoonfuls of sharp …

43 Meals Everyone Should Eat In Their Lifetime

From unpretentious fried fish tacos in Baja, Mexico, to the foraged tasting menu at Copenhagen's Noma (the best restaurant in the world), we found 43 meals that are worth traversing the planet for.<p>Foodies will want to put these spots on their travel bucket list.

Jackson Hole

The 12 Highest Rated Kung Fu Movies On Netflix

If you’re in the mood for an action flick, but would rather go for something a little quieter, a little more graceful than Schwarzenegger-fueled explosions, a solid martial arts movie is a sure bet. And man, does Netflix have a lot of them. Granted, you’re going to have to read a lot of subtitles …

Our Readers' Favorite Brands of Liquor

I shared one of my favorite budget liquors last week, and it reminded me of the time we polled our readers on their favorite brands of gin, rum, …

Liquor

Los Angeles: Village Pizzeria Resists The Winds Of Change

Village Pizzeria<p>131 N Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004 (map); 323-465-5566 ; villagepizzeria.net<b><br>Pizza Style:</b> New York<b><br>Pizza Oven:</b> Gas Deck<b><br>The Skinny:</b> Big floppy pizzas full of cheese and grease that are great for families and less-so for pizza geeks.<b><br>Price:</b> 14-inch Pepperoni, $12.95; slices, $2.25<p>…

Cook The Best Chicken Ever | Men's Health

Forget the skinless, boneless breast, says Michael Symon, chef-owner of Lola and Lolita in Cleveland and co-host of <i>The Chew</i>. Strip the cut bare and you miss out big time. Cooking the chicken bone-in imparts flavor while promoting even doneness throughout. Searing the skin adds a crispy element to …

Lobster Grilled Cheese: One of the Tastiest Things in America

<i>There are grilled cheeses far and wide, for good reason. Many of them are good. Some, great. For April, Grilled Cheese Month, we'll be trying grilled cheeses from all over, and dispensing a little wisdom along the way.</i><p><b>Nothing wrong</b> with a classic grilled cheese, but definitely nothing wrong with …

Grilling

Cocktail Recipe: Pure Mexican Margarita

Shake the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, and water vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass or coupe filled with ice. Garnish …

Tequila

Charred Corn, Radish, Jicama, and Green Bean Salad With Lime Dressing 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>Ingredients1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice and half teaspoon zest from about 2 limes1 teaspoon honey or agave necar4 tablespoons …

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Hilarious New Theatrical Trailer for THIS IS THE END

'Tron 3' Update From Director Joseph Kosinski - EXCLUSIVE!

Comedy gold: Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act

<b>Title:</b> Unnatural Act<p><b>Year:</b> 1991<p><b>The set-up:</b> Jim Carrey was only a boy when he got started in the comedy business, doing impressions and physical gags …

Fancy Privacy Options For the Bathroom

The bathroom is known to be the most intimate place in a home, a room for relaxation, stress relieving and alone time. The toilet is an even more …

11 things video games can learn from Game of Thrones

Game of Game of Thrones<p>The increasingly popular <i>Game Of Thrones</i> returns on March 31, having captured popular and critical imagination in a way that no …

TV Series