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Top things to do in Alaska

Top Choice Glacier in Juneau<p>Going to Juneau and not seeing the Mendenhall is like visiting Rome and skipping the Colosseum. The most famous of Juneau’s ice floes, and the city’s most popular attraction, flows 13 miles from its source, the June…<p>Top Choice Museum in Anchorage<p>This world-class facility …

Loneliness

68 ways to open a beer

I’ve done it with a lighter, a shitty Nokia when I was desperate, a car door, and have a chipped tooth as a result of popping a beer bottle open. One …

Sunday Supper: Fiery Indian Shrimp Curry

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>Indian shrimp curry offers just the right fiery fix, whether the weather is hot or cold. That said, I find it particularly soothing on a chilly fall night. …

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Makes about 60 Servings<p>Baking wings yields crisp skin without the mess and constant tending of frying. Divide the wings between our two sauces, or double one sauce recipe and use it on all 60 wings.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buffalo Sauce<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne …

Recipes

The Best Pumpkin Beers Taste Test

We tested a pumpkin patch's worth of these all-American brews to find our favorites<p><i>We have embarked on a taste test tour of supermarket foods. We nibble, we score, and we share the results to help you avoid the paralysis of Brand Choice Overload. Today's topic: pumpkin beer.</i><p>Alongside bifocals, …

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What Steep Sides You Have!

Which is better: a traditional sauté pan with steep sides like a saucepan, or a modern hybrid pan with sloping sides and less “floor space”? Find out …

What Makes the Perfect Bowl of Ramen

Say sayonara to the instant ramen you had in college. The ramen that has swept the nation in recent years is more complex, dynamic and, quite …

Ask a Sommelier: Wine Ordering Tips

It's often a little intimidating to face a big wine list and an expert sommelier, so many of us just point to something safe on the list. But is that the tastiest wine for the meal we ordered? Is there something else we might enjoy more? We asked a few sommeliers from around the country for their …

Taste of Home Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

• <b>Author:</b> Taste of Home Editors<p>When great summer weather calls you away from the kitchen, you’ll be able to race outside and enjoy the day thanks to this handy collection. <b>Taste of Home</b> <b>Summer Slow Cooker</b> offers 100 no-fuss delights just perfect for busy families…during a particularly busy …

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

• <b>Author:</b> Marcella Hazan<p><b>The most important, consulted, and enjoyed Italian cookbook of all time, from the woman whointroduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food.</b><p><i>Essentials of Italian Cooking</i> is a culinary bible for anyone looking to master the art of Italian cooking, bringing together …

Eggplant Parmigiana

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Classic Eggplant Parmesan gets a fancy new topping.</i><p>Usually I ferret out good weeknight recipes by my lonesome here, but My Mother's Eggplant Parmigiana came to me via my …

If You Love Ramen So Much, Why Don't You Marry It? (PHOTOS)

As the eating-ramen-once-a-week-for-lunch season approaches, we took some time to reflect on how much we love it. From instant ramen to homemade ramen to serious restaurant-quality ramen (yes, fine, even you ramen burger) we pretty much can't get enough. We've realized, however, we don't love ramen …

How to Recognize Cork Taint

How do the senses of wine enthusiasts detect cork taint (the presence of the chemical TCA)? Is it a certain smell, like the musty pages of an old …

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The 10 Cheeses Every Man Must Try

The cheesiest taste test ever<p>Sure, you know there's more to cheese than Kraft slices and Velveeta logs. But walking through the gourmet cheese section of your supermarket can be daunting. There's everything from fresh to aged, sweet to stinky, spoonable to hackable. Throw in all the milk …

1 Giant Batch of Tomato Sauce, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's managing editor Brette Warshaw lets three-ingredient Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter feed her all</i> …

The Pizza Lab: We Test KettlePizza and Baking Steel's New Joint Pizza Oven

Back in April, I asked this question:<p>What if Andris Lagsdin, creator of the Baking Steel and Al Contarino, inventor of the KettlePizza were to get together to create a model based on their two products that works exactly like my set up straight out of the box?<p>Thanks to fate, the internet, two …

The Quickest Way to Dry Strainers and Whisks

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: How to dry your strainers and whisks quickly -- a dish towel just won't cut it.</i><p>When a just-rinsed whisk or strainer needs to be used again right away to mix or sift dry …

5 Styles of Ramen You've Never Seen Before

Anyone who has ever been to college, Japan, or upscale New York grocery stores knows that ramen is the most delicious food on the planet. Sorry, pizza, Mexican food, and that kind of spicy snack stick that comes in good bar mix.<p>And as ramen's popularity increases around the world, so do …

Top Chef

Overstocked Pantries Are Food People Problem #1

Bon Appétit staffers have overstocked pantries—beans, canned food, cookie decorations—and it's becoming a Serious Issue. Click through to see what we mean<p>"My girlfriend told me last night that I have 36 hours before she breaks up with me." That's what <b>Amiel Stanek</b>, assistant to <i>BA</i>'s editor in chief, …

12 Whiskey And Food Pairings You Need To Know About

Forget the red or white selection at dinner: It's all about the brown now, baby.

Italian Easy: Pasta With Figs and Prosciutto

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Fall in Umbria is truly a magical time. The frantic summer season packed full of festivals celebrating food, art, and history give way to what is really important to the region. Namely, making amazing wine and olive oil. We do still have a handful of …

Dinner Tonight: Paprika Pork Chop + Black Pepper Popovers

We won’t lie to you: this is no salad. This is no light supper, no prelude to long hours spent lolling in the summer sun. This is a meal for a nip in the air, for a belly that craves spice and satisfaction. This is a meal that will give you the sustenance necessary to finish up pesky emails, go on …

An Apple A Day: 8 Sweet & Savory Recipes With Apples

The weather is cooler, the leaves are starting to change and apple season is upon us! From sweet cinnamon-scented desserts to savory soups, here my favorite apple recipes to try this fall. Enjoy!<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>An Apple a Day

Pappardelle with Crispy Fennel + Fresh Herbs

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Celebrate pappardelle and all of its charms.</i><p>Pappardelle is the perfect cut of pasta for a quick dinner on a cool night -- it is remarkably hearty, but it cooks in a …

All About Vegetarian Proteins

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: With so many choices for vegetarian proteins, it's up to you which way you choose to use them.</i><p>Whoever said vegetarians can't get enough protein was just …

One Bowl Baking: Maple Walnut Blondies

As much as I love summer, it's tough to be an inspired baker. But every year, autumn saves me from falling into a total block. My ideas are endless and the desire to fire up the oven is once again renewed.<p>Example? I couldn't wait to experiment with these maple walnut blondies. As I'd never baked …

Pan con Tomate

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, in partnership with</i> <i>Earthbound Farm</i><i>, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: A Spanish staple that's greater than the sum of</i> …

Potato Salad, Hold the Mayo

Sure, potato salads with creamy, mayonnaise-based dressings have their place, but when you want something with a lighter and brighter flavor, try …

Broccoli Strascinati (Roman Sautéed Broccoli)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A side of broccoli, as the Romans do it.</i><p>The Romans have a way of taking the simplest of ingredients -- just a few, you could count them on one hand …