Mark Atkinson

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The Completely Addictive Method For Grilling Burgers

I've grilled many burgers in my day, many of which were decent but none of which were restaurant-quality — that is, until I learned this technique from America's Test Kitchen. It's by far the most foolproof way to grill a burger with a charred exterior and juicy pink interior. The most important …

Cooking

Cheese Mayo Is the Condiment You Need to Make

When it comes to burgers, I prefer to keep things simple. A thin, smashed patty, a good melty cheese, maybe a little onion, tomato, and pickles. I …

Cooking

Homemade Nutella Hazelnut Spread

This is a quick homemade Nutella hazelnut spread recipe that you can make anytime and surprise your kids and family with a nice piece of bread (like …

Dessert

Never Eat a Dry Burger Again with This Buttery Hack

There are few things more disappointing than biting into an overcooked, dry burger. Hard as you try to douse it with ketchup to mask it, you’re …

Food

I Tried 11 Peanut Butters and Here's the Best One

Illustration by Lauren Kolm<p><i>Are choosy moms right?</i><p><i>This story originally appeared on Myrecipes.com by Kate Welsh.</i><p>I am a peanut butter devotee, and have …

Dessert

Ribs 101: Pitmasters offer advice on cooking ribs

Spare ribs, baby back ribs, St. Louis-style ribs.<p>The Fourth of July holiday is coming up, and ribs are on the menu at many outdoor parties, barbecues …

BBQ

G-Fusion Chef Knives

Knives

Avocado Butter Is What You've Wanted on Your Toast All Along

It's all the flavor of avocado toast without the mess<p>I love avocado toast as much as the next millennial, but I've found that it has some drawbacks. …

Breakfast

Jamie Oliver: the recipe that changed my life

<i>Rotolo</i> is a Tuscan dish, involving homemade sheet pasta, greens (spinach, stinging nettles, borage), ricotta, parmesan and porcini, all rolled up and baked in tomato sauce, then sliced and served with sage butter. When you cut through the rotolo, you get a swirl of the pasta, a swirl of the green, …

Italian Food

Fresh Strawberry Mousse | America's Test Kitchen

This recipe works well with supermarket strawberries and farmers’ market strawberries. In step 1, be careful not to overprocess the berries. For more …

The Food Lab: The Secrets to the Best Easy Homemade Falafel

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>My good friend and colleague Daniel has gone on record stating that he doesn't like falafel. This is a tragic yet understandable stance to take, and I don't hold it against him (much). In fact, I used to be in the same boat.<p>The …

Chickpeas

How To Create Weird But Brilliant Food Pairings

How does flavor work, exactly? Why does our tongue like what it likes? James Briscione was the Director of Culinary Research at the Institute of …

How to Make Your Own Chocolate Dip (aka Magic Shell), Ice Cream's Most Magical Topping

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Is Magic Shell, the ice cream topping that miraculously hardens into a chocolate candy shell, the world's greatest ice cream topping? I can't say for sure, but it's definitely the most fun.<p>Now what if you want the Magic Shell concept …

Why You'll Never Find Unbleached Cake Flour in My Pantry

I don't want to brag, but...okay, I <i>do</i> want to brag. I make the best angel food cake in the world. It puffs up like a cloud in the oven, towering up out of the pan, and every slice is so fluffy, it makes whipped cream look dense.<p>The recipe's coming later this week, but first, a spotlight on the …

BA's Best Fried Chicken Sandwich

Makes 4 Servings<p>This sandwich is engineered for maximum impact. Each element is awesome, but it’s the way they come together that puts it over the top. Mmmmm, yeah. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>March 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chicken<p>1 tablespoon Diamond Crystal or 1¾ …

Chinese restaurant syndrome: has MSG been unfairly demonised?

I am in a restaurant in Glasgow where chopsticks stand ready in an eye-catching blue and yellow tin labelled Ve-Tsin Gourmet Powder. Produced by the Shanghai Guanshengyuan Tianchu Seasoning Company, the powder in question is monosodium glutamate (MSG). Apparently: “A sprinkling of Ve-Tsin will …

Processed Food

I tried a science-backed eating plan tied to a better mood and longer life — and never felt like I was dieting

You could say I've been around the diet block. I've been vegan, restricted my eating to an eight-hour window as part of an intermittent fast, and given the ketogenic diet a try — all in an attempt to give myself more energy, feel healthier, and power through the activities I enjoy, like yoga, …

This is the best way to make a gin and tonic, according to an expert — and it doesn’t involve a lemon or lime

There are a number of things people do wrong when buying, ordering, and drinking gin— especially when it comes to making the perfect gin and tonic.<p>Business Insider visited Bombay Sapphire's Senior Ambassador Sam Carter at the brand's Laverstoke Mill distillery just outside of London, where all of …

The 20-Minute Trick to the Fluffiest, Creamiest Hummus

Making hummus at home is a good move—it's likely going to be cheaper and better-tasting than the store-bought stuff. But neither compare to that …

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

Quick, no-stir risotto recipe | Felicity Cloake’s masterclass

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: despite what every <i>nonna</i> and Italian cookbook will tell you, you don’t need to chain yourself to the hob to make a decent risotto. The method below, which involves a mere two minutes of stirring, comes from a fourth-generation rice grower from the Veneto. …

Italian Food

Easy Restaurant-Style Risotto at Home

<b>Warm your stock</b>. Measure, chop, and gather all of the ingredients going into your risotto. You should also warm the broth in a saucepan over low …

9 Cheeses You've Never Heard of But Need to Try Immediately

Even if you're a self-proclaimed cheese lover, odds are you could still stand expand your cheese horizons. If you’re limiting yourself to the safety …

11 Posh Places for Afternoon Tea in NYC

Few things are more satisfyingly decadent than afternoon tea on a weekday or a Sunday spent leisurely with friends. The decadent three-tier affair, involving savories, scones, sweets, and lots of tea, is serious business in New York City, with a huge range of options. Some hotels have giant tea …

Tea

8 Bottles of Affordable Whiskey You Should Always Have on Your Cart

Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Bad wine, worse food and lingering silences: my three weeks of dinner party hell

I manage to serve the crostini, but have no idea what to do next<p>It has started snowing heavily and several people cancel<p>Dinner parties use up endless kitchen roll, endless lemons and endless energy<p>I make a vegetable dish, too, but rein in my urge to overdo things<p>When I moved into my first flat, one …

Dining Rooms

The Food Lab: How to Make The Ultimate Creamy Spinach Lasagna

I'm not really much of a sleeper. No matter how often I try and no matter what method I take, I simply can't get into bed and nod off until four or five hours before I have to wake up. For a while this concerned me (and particularly concerned my wife), but to be honest, I don't feel tired, and I …

You Should Definitely Try These 7 Cheeses on Pizza

Trust me, I'll take a big slice of pizza topped with gooey mozzarella any day of the week (and twice on Tuesday). I love it so much that it's easy to …