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Is it really worth decanting wine?

At the recent Telegraph Wine Experience, I was extolling the benefits of decanting to a couple.<p>They listened politely and then gave me their take, which was that unidentifiable decanters at a dinner party were not the sign of vinous excitement to come, but rather the hosts’ way of disguising cheap …

Tesco

These 1-Pot Pasta Recipes Are the Answer to Quick and Easy Dinner

Does dinner get any easier than one-pot pasta? When you need to throw dinner together in a matter of minutes, turn to any of these 27 recipes where every single thing is cooked in the same pot as the pasta. There's sure to be a recipe that speaks to you, from one-pot tomato basil pasta to one-pot …

How to set up your home network for optimal gaming performance

PC gaming demands the best hardware, and gamers are constantly looking for the competitive edge that can be a key ingredient for victory. Too often, …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Quiche

Quiche fits the bill any time of day, be it breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. You can make it rich and decadent, with the butteriest crust and …

40 Fun Ways to Drop a Jeans Size

Transforming your body can be a major commitment—but if you simply want to drop back down to the jean size you always were, it doesn't have to be an …

Fitness

Matcha Green Tea Butter Cookies Recipes

<b>Author Notes:</b> My mother's best friend, Haruko had an Australian husband and therefore celebrated Christmas traditions (just like my mother). She was a great cookie baker and made batches of wonderful cookies for the holidays, and this is her recipe. The Japanese love flavoring desserts with that …

Dessert

Why This Butternut Squash Cake is Better Than Pumpkin Pie

It's a well-known fact around the Food52 office that if Amanda Hesser sits you at the center of her dinner party table it's because you're funny (or at least <i>more</i> funny than the people way down at the end).<p>And if that holds true for where desserts land on the table (and I have to believe it does), …

Baking

Pretty Much the Best Chocolate Cake Ever

We're a family that loves to double down on chocolate.<p>For birthdays, we have to do it up right by making my version of cake bliss. But, as you may have caught on at some point by reading MBA, I have a little bit of a multi-tasking problem.<p>My family enjoys watching me flit from one thing to another …

The Best Sticky Bun Recipe Ever Thanks to 'The Food Lab' Cookbook

There's not a lot to say about these <b>perfect sticky buns</b> except that if you haven't made a recipe by J. Kenji López-Alt, Serious Eats' managing culinary director, you're in for a trip. The title of his new cookbook, <i>The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science</i> says a lot: Over the past decade, the …

How To Turn Chicken Tenders Into Adult Food

You might like these even more than your kids do.<p>There are dinners made to push my kids' little evolving taste buds--ones where I encourage ruffled greens and spices that originate from far-off lands. Then there are others I make for comfort--the sort that I hope they will recall and crave long …

Cooking

The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which …

10 Stress-Free Suppers for the Entire Family

Planning family meals shouldn't make you want to pull your hair out. Here are ten easy recipes that don't require any hard-to-find ingredients or too much advance planning. And the best part about these stress-free suppers: even picky eaters will polish off their plates.<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan …

8 Ways to Use Mozzarella

Mozzarella has a milky sweetness that we know is great on pizza and in a tomato salad. But what else? Here, eight ways to use mozzarella.<p>Mozzarella …

Clams Casino Has Every Reason to Be a Great Dish. Now It Is.

Know what <i>casino</i> means in Italian? It means "a big mess." That's funny, because you know what your average plate of clams casino usually is? Yeah: It's a mess. Despite being made from ingredients that should be nothing short of spectacular together—clams, bacon, butter, and bread crumbs—most …

7 Ways to Make a Better Tuna Sandwich

There’s no doubt about it: A classic tuna sandwich made with white bread and mayo is one of the most satisfying meals. But there's still room for …

Video: How to Make Easy, Delicious Sous Vide Yogurt

Introducing: the ChefSteps approach to homemade yogurt. Topped with bright berries and crunchy granola or drizzled atop slow-cooked lamb chops, this …

9 Game Day Snacks That Take 15 Minutes or Less

The next time you’re settling in for an evening, afternoon or entire day of football, don’t try to save time by ordering in. Instead, whip up a few …

8 Essential Dessert Sauces

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple reveals how to make Richard Blais’s one-step dulce de leche. Now that you’ve mastered …

Grow Up and Make Your Own Damn Soup With These Basic Building Blocks

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Colin St. John</b><p>Whaddup chefs?<p>For me, there are few meals that can be as satisfying as a well-made soup -- especially at lunchtime. As the weather cools off, a hot concoction is just what the doctor ordered. And, no, not some scrub Progresso or even that …

Low Sugar Monkey Bread

106<p>16<p>Shares 122<p>I’m never quite sure what to say when people ask if they can reduce sugar in a recipe. My inclination is to say <i>Non!</i> right off the bat. …

Baking

Pancake Recipes For All Your Breakfast Needs

YUM.<p>There are a few foods that make us swoon, but pancakes are definitely one of them. Despite their simplicity -- they're made with nothing more than common items we have stored in our pantry -- they bring us happiness like only the most perfect of foods can (such as chocolatey brownies and …

Breakfast

The Best Cutting Boards & How to Care for Them

By Leslie Stephens<p>Today: Cutting boards are some of the most-used kitchen tools, so it's important to choose the best one for your cooking style. Here's everything you need to know about each material.<p>More: How to care for a wooden cutting board<p>In the realm of kitchen tools, cutting boards get the …

Woodworking

These Are the Only Knives You Really Need

We're suckers for a good knife collection—but you can get any kitchen job done with these three.<p>Even as someone who has been building a collection of knives over the past 15 years, I’ll admit that I could do pretty much everything with just three of them:<p>1. 8-inch Chef’s Knife<p>Consider this a sharp …

Knives

Speed Slice

When you want pizza, you want it immediately. But delivery takes 45 minutes, and making your own from scratch usually requires hours spent waiting …

Savor the End of Summer With Peach Ice Cream

Peaches are still in season and this year's peaches are absolutely glorious, which means we should indulge in one last luxury of summer: Homemade Peach Ice Cream. If you are planning Labor Day entertaining menus, this recipe is quick, easy, and memorable. This recipe brings back many childhood …

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Make Bakery-Level Cheesecake at Home

A great cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of. Make it a reality by avoiding these cheesecake common mistakes.<p>A sweet and creamy cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of, but this classic baked good can be intimidating for home cooks. With so many things that can go wrong (cracked top! …

Baking

The Best Pastry of All: How to Make Chocolate-Almond Croissants

<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: Mei Chin,</i> <i>intern at Food52 and pastry chef, creates the croissant of our dreams—and feeds the entire office.</i><p>I can thank two people for teaching me …

Baking

We Found an Incredible Coffee Cake Recipe in the Back of our Closet

We discovered the best coffee cake. Turns out, we didn't even know that we were already in the possession of greatness.<p>We take a lot of time and care to bring you BA's Best. We want these to be the recipes you come back to again and again. We comb through our database, see what we've already …

Dessert

Pudding to Feed Your Caffeine Addiction

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Whether you take your coffee black, with cream and sugar, or in ice</i> …

Dessert