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How to Throw a Dim Sum Party at Home

One of the perks of living in the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia is being able to enjoy dim sum whenever I want. All I have to do is walk five minutes out of my house and there are two dim sum restaurants to my left and another one on my right. With the exception of a few odd weekends when …

The Food Lab: Three Ways to Grill Corn

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've had three great corn epiphanies in my life. The most recent was when my little sister showed me the best, fastest way to prepare fresh corn on the cob indoors.* Before that, a college friend showed me that you can throw whole corn in the husk on the embers of …

12 Must-Try Farmhouse Ales

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>If you close your eyes and imagine where a "farmhouse ale" comes from, do you envision a beautiful countryside, with animals grazing along winding roads? Do you picture a rustic wooden table where you can drink your …

The Serious Eats Guide to Shopping for Asian Noodles

The world of Asian noodles is vast. Walk into any Asian market and you'll see aisles of noodles, each of different shapes, lengths, and textures. Noodles in Asia are more than a food—they're an essential part of culture with a 4,000 year history. Even the noodles' length has significance—they are …

How to Grill Squid: The 2 Tricks You Need to Know

Grilled squid with olive oil and lemon juice is one of those incredibly simple dishes that captures everything I love about coastal Mediterranean cooking—it's economical, uncomplicated, and pristine.* One bite and I'm back on a beach in Portugal, drinking cold vinho verde from the bottle and …

Exploring Washington DC's Best Ethiopian Restaurants

Washington, DC is commonly considered the second largest Ethiopian city in the world, second only to Addis Ababa, and it's estimated that about 250,000 Ethiopians call DC home. Much of the influx of the Ethiopians in recent decades consisted of asylum-seekers fleeing civil war, but geopolitical …

Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shops

There were only about three or four ramen shops on Oahu when Hidehito Uki founded Sun Noodle in 1981. Ramen in America was pretty much just a cup of noodles you cooked in the microwave. Uki — who came to Hawaii from Japan to make and sell fresh ramen noodles — wondered how he could ever be …

Win a Copy of 'A Change of Appetite'

You may or may not have heard of Diana Henry. She's not a celebrity chef; she doesn't own a Michelin-starred restaurant, or have her own TV show. But among cookbook junkies, like many of you out there, the name carries some cachet. Henry, a much-praised, London-based food writer who contributes a …

Eating Soup Dumplings in Shanghai? Xiao Long Bao Are Only Half the Story

Editor's Note: Kenji, our Managing Culinary Director, is traveling through Asia this summer, seeking out the best bites everywhere he goes. Here's a recent dispatch.<p>This is the meal I've been waiting for—the main reason I felt compelled to make my wife re-visit Shanghai, in fact. Ever since having …

Regional Mexican Cuisine: All About Puebla and Central Mexico

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>"This is the place where the Spanish settled and really declared it their own," Lesley Tellez, author of the forthcoming <i>Eat Mexico</i>, told me. She was talking about Puebla, the landlocked state nestled between such …

Gadgets: Make 5-Minute Ice Pops With the Zoku Quick Pop Maker

Realistically, you can make ice pops in paper cups with wooden skewers for handles, but that's probably not as fun—or as trendy—as using a Zoku quick pop maker. Either way, it's certainly not nearly as fast.<p>The product comes in a range of sizes designed to make one, two, or three pops at a time; I …

The Elements of Barbecue: There's the Rub

[Photographs: Josh Bousel]<p>Doug Worgul of Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, Kansas, will happily rattle off the ingredients for the restaurant's dry rub. "Salt, sugar, pepper, garlic and onion powders," he says. "Paprika—lots of that—and a little bit of celery salt." What he won't reveal is …

How Selling Out Saved Indie Rock

Not long ago, the idea of selling a song for a commercial would have been seen as career suicide. Now, thanks to the music industry’s implosion and the rise of a new generation of artist-friendly ad execs, bands can barely survive without doing so. But has the bubble already burst?<p>It's 2 p.m., the …

Robin Hood

The Part of Culinary School Nobody Tells You About

Laurie Woolever, in The Billfold, on how she ended up becoming Anthony Bourdain’s assistant:<p>With my dad’s help, I took out a loan and did a 6-month …

David Foster Wallace and the Nature of Fact

<i>Josh Roiland | Literary Journalism Studies | Fall 2013 | 23 minutes (5,690 words)</i><p><i>Josh Roiland is an Assistant Professor in the Department of</i> …

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups

1 1⁄2 lb. raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed<p>1⁄4 cup olive oil<p>2 small fresh red Thai chiles, stemmed and finely chopped<p>1 stalk …

Chinese Greens 101: Shanghai Baby Bok Choy With Black Bean Sauce

Growing up, not having a plate of Chinese greens on the table for dinner was like not having rice—it was simply unthinkable. Quick to cook, simple and delicious, Chinese greens are a great way to add a vegetable dish to your meal. In this series, we'll be talking about some of the most common types …

Chinese Greens 101: Three Basic Cooking Techniques for Chinese Greens

Growing up, not having a plate of Chinese greens on the table for dinner was like not having rice—it was simply unthinkable. Quick to cook, simple, and delicious, Chinese greens are a great way to add a vegetable dish to your meal. In this series, we've been talking about some of the most common …

Chinese Aromatics 101: The Spicy Garlic-and-Chili Flavor Base

Study cuisines from around the world, and you'll find that many tend to rely on fairly consistent bases of aromatic vegetables, no matter the dish. In France, this vegetable base is known as mirepoix, and features celery, onions, and carrots. In Creole cooking, it's known as the holy trinity—onion, …

Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition, bankrupt generations, and hypnotize the media

Tuition is up 1,200 percent in 30 years. Here’s why you’re unemployed, crushed by debt — and no one is helping<p>The price of a year at college has increased by more than 1,200 percent over the last 30 years, far outpacing any other price the government tracks: food, housing, cars, gasoline, TVs, you …

What Lawyers Have In Common With Auto Mechanics and Dentists

Because of its complexity, Hadfield points out, legal help is what economists call a “credence good”—a good “provided by an expert who also …

Automotive Industry

Chinese Greens 101: Spinach and Red Shen Choy in Garlicky Broth

Growing up, not having a plate of Chinese greens on the table for dinner was like not having rice—it was simply unthinkable. Quick to cook, simple and delicious, Chinese greens are a great way to add a vegetable dish to your meal. In this series, we'll be talking about some of the most common types …

How Katz's Deli Makes Their Perfect Pastrami

We've peeked behind the scenes at many a celebrated foodstuff over the years, but none have quite the gravitas of what may be New York's most iconic dish: the pastrami sandwich at 125-year-old <b>Katz's Deli</b>.<p>Katz's is nothing less than a keeper of the Jewish culinary flame, thanks in no small part to …

Mustard Manual: Your Guide to Mustard Varieties

Mustard is one of the worlds oldest condiments, dating back to early Roman cooks, who combined ground mustard seeds with an unfermented grape juice called <i>must</i> to make the hot paste <i>mustum ardens</i>, or "burning must." This was shortened to merely "mustard" when the condiment arrived in the English …

Knife Skills: How to Slice Scallions

The first step to great food is great knife skills. Check out more Knife Skills this way!<p>When used as a base ingredient in a stir-fry or salsa, a fine rough chop will do you just fine. But the beauty of scallions is that they're as pretty as they are flavorful—provided you know how to cut them.<p>Here …

How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother

<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: Why you should start brining your meat -- and how to start.</i><p>Have you ever suffered the travesty that is a dry, tasteless chicken breast? Or tried to cut …

Kitchens

Simple Dishes for Two

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/simple-dishes-for-two<p>article<p>An elegant dinner for two doesn't have to require hours and hours of prep time. From …

Cooking

Our Best Spicy Sichuan Recipes to Numb Your Tongue

There's loads of flavor to go with that signature mouth-tingling heat<p>Numb tongue, lips tingling, and mouth salivating from blasts of vinegar—this is …

Food & Dining

Building Marinades

Marinades keep grilled foods juicy, tender, and flavorful, but in order to do their job, they must include a few key components. Here's our breakdown …

Grilling

One-Pot Wonders: Spicy Tomato Sauce With Lentils and Baked Eggs

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I often get made fun of by friends—or receive comments from readers—that I tend to stick to favorite ingredients: tomatoes, kale, and feta. Well, I'm just going to say that this is because they are delicious and two of them …