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Benne Oil

The rich and flavor-packed oil from the sesame-like benne seed has the Foodist (and everyone who tries it) totally hooked<p>If you're from Charleston, SC, you've probably been eating benne wafers since you could walk. But for the rest of us: what the heck is benne? It's essentially the heirloom …

Oil

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A Preview of Vegas Uncork'd in San Francisco

Vegas Uncork'd, our annual foodstravaganza, doesn't start till May, but last night some lucky diners got a hint of what's to come (warning: contains food porn!)<p><i>(Credit: Getty Images for Bon Appetit)</i><p>Last night at Hakkasan restaurant in San Francisco, 150 lucky guests and a few of our editors got a …

San Francisco

Dinner tonight! Crispy chicken thighs with olives, lemon and fennel

<i>Note:</i> Adapted from "Ad Hoc at Home" by Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz.<p>3 large fennel bulbs<p>12 chicken thighs<p>Kosher salt<p>Canola oil<p>1 cup coarsely chopped onion<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic<p>3/4 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc<p>1 cup Ascolane or other large green olives, such as Cerignola<p>1/4 …

Sweet and Scandi Toast

Brunch doesn't have to be big production--two courses of perfectly topped toast can carry the day<p>For this weekend brunch, we're suggesting a two-course toast meal. First, the simple, crisp, and cool Scandi Toast, a solid piece of pumpernickel toasted, then topped with salted butter, smoked fish, …

Breakfast

Zagat

10 Braises For The Weekend

Braises are perfect projects to warm up your kitchen during wintry weekends and convince your friends to brave the cold and come over. These slow-cooking recipes yield tender results that are sure to impress. Plus, they improve over time, making them great for leftovers. We've included a few takes …

Cooking

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Let Us Convince You To Try Nutty Brown Butter On Your Salads

I think there are levels of salad dressing mastery. It begins when you stop buying store-bought bottles of vinaigrette in favor of making your own. …

Butter

Bar Bites: Coffee and Chipotle-Rubbed Steak Kabobs with Stout Molasses Pan Sauce

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Charred red meat and bold, dark stouts have a natural affinity for each other, but especially so when the meat is rubbed with seasonings that further complement the nuances in the stout.<p>For this recipe, …

The Sriracha Ice Cream Sandwich

And I is for ice cream. Put them all together and you've got one sweet-hot-crunchy-cool-salty-chocolatey masterpiece: the Sriracha ice cream sandwich<p>This morning, we had <i>Bon Appetit</i>'s official Guinea Pig, Amiel Stanek, try out some foods drenched with Sriracha that should probably never be drenched …

Ice Cream

10 Must-Eats in Austin Right Now

Gallery10 Must-Eats in Austin Right Now<p>Assembling a list of only 10 must-eats is difficult in a city like Austin where new restaurants and food trucks are opening constantly. With many out-of-towners visiting for SXSW, we've assembled a collection of eats that are representative of Austin's …

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Dinner Tonight: Grilled Brussels Sprouts + Merguez

Tonight, a rustic, minimalistic dinner -- uncomplicated, unadulterated food that looks like and tastes of precisely what it is. Assertively spiced merguez perks up senses dulled by the winter's chill with its red hot heat. Brussels sprouts, treated with a delicate hand, bring a slight and pleasing …

Rachel Allen's Potato, Leek, and Smoked Bacon Soup

Potato and leek soup is one of those meals that every home cook should have in his or her repertoire. The soup is filling, cheap, easy to make, and almost always tastes more complex than its name implies. In <i>Rachel's Irish Family Food</i>, <b>Rachel Allen</b> adds even more complexity to the standard purée by …

Blood Orange, Beet, and Fennel Salad

Makes 4 to 6 Servings<p>Our fresh take on the classic Moroccan salad pairs shaved fennel and red onion with assorted beets and oranges for color contrast.<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 medium red beets, tops trimmed<p>2 medium golden beets, tops trimmed<p>3 blood oranges<p>1 medium navel orange (preferably Cara …

Flavors

Apple-fennel salad with prosciutto and walnuts recipe

Cider

Polenta with wild mushrooms, hazelnuts and figs recipe

Wild mushrooms, hazelnuts, figs, and thyme all make me think of the Pacific Northwest, so I came up with this dish to showcase the earthy flavours of an Oregon forest. The blackcurrant dressing makes for a snazzy presentation that's guaranteed to impress. While the preparation may seem a bit …

64 Quick Main-Course Salad Recipes for Busy Weeknights

It's easy to love a salad packed with such familiar ingredients as turkey breast, avocado, and Monterey Jack cheese -- and even easier with no-fuss buttermilk dressing.

Iconic Sandwiches of the World, from Banh Mi to Zapiekanka

And we are the lucky diners. From banh mi and panini to zapiekanka and the Gatsby, a guide to the planet's iconic sandwiches<p>Vietnam: Banh Mi<p>As with many Sandwiches of the World, the banh mi is named for its bread, the Vietnamese style of baguette, introduced under French colonial rule. You can put …

Sandwiches

One Appetizer to Rule Them All: Beer-Candied Bacon

We've talked about the delicious sweet treat that bacon becomes when it's candied in the oven. (Seriously, if you haven't tried it, then there's no …

Food

Los Angeles: A Great Lamb Burger at Badmaash

Badmaash<p>108 West 2nd Street #104, Los Angeles CA 90012 (map); 213-221-7466; badmaashla.com<b><br>Cooking Method:</b> Grilled<b><br>Short Order:</b> An Indian fusion restaurant hits the mark with its excellent lamb burger<b><br>Want Fries with That?</b> Yes; Solid skinny cut spuds with seasoning<b><br>Price:</b> Spiced Lamb Burger, $13; …

Sunday Brunch: Eggs Baked in Avocado

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>If your first response to a baked avocado dish is "gross," I beg you to consider …