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Cantaloupe and Black Pepper Granita

8 Servings<p>A grown-up shaved ice, with a welcome hit of spice from the pepper.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds cantaloupe, rind and seeds removed, coarsely chopped<p>½ cup sugar<p>¼ cup Muscat de Beaumes de Venise or other sweet dessert wine<p>¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus coarsely ground …

Muscat

The Case for No-Cook Simple Syrup

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Simple syrup can be even simpler to make -- Alice explains how.</i><p>What could be easier than simple syrup? You just heat equal parts of sugar and water until the sugar is …

Roasted Beet and Carrot Soup with Parsley Lime Cream

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i> <i>This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh. The ingredients in their Organic V vegetable juice inspired this recipe.</i><p><i>Today: Merrill makes a soup to cool us down as the days heat up</i> …

13 Cheesecake Recipes, from Chocolate to Pumpkin to Greek Yogurt

13 of our best cheesecake recipes, from classic to pumpkin to s'mores to peach.<p><b>Cheesecake is an all-seasons treat</b>—berries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, chocolate ALL THE TIME. You can even give it an Italian accent (we're looking at you, ricotta and mascarpone). But, most importantly, it's …

Cheesecake

Shrimp & Grits

4 Servings<p>This Low Country favorite is spiced up with two secret ingredients: a little Budweiser and a lot of tasso, a Cajun-spiced ham. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Grits<p>1 cup yellow grits (not instant)<p>1 cup grated sharp white cheddar<p>1 tablespoon …

Seafood

Porchetta

12 to 15 Servings<p>September 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 5–6-pound piece fresh pork belly, skin on<p>1 (trimmed) 2-3-pound boneless, center-cut pork loin<p>3 tablespoons fennel seeds<p>2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh sage<p>1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary<p>3 garlic cloves, …

Spices

The Food Lab: Homemade Shin Cup-Style Spicy Korean Ramyun (Beef Noodle Soup)

When I asked you folks for your favorite instant noodle brands on Twitter a couple months back, I was chuffed to note that a great chunk of you picked <i>my</i> favorite non-Japanese noodle: <b>Shin Cup</b>. Spicy, savory, and intensely garlicky with flavor to spare, it's in a league of its own when it comes to …

Marinated Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, and Basil Salad Recipe

Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil are a classic combination, but sometimes the dish can be very bland. Here, cherry-sized mozzarella balls (<i>ciliegine</i>) are marinated in extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper, and then tossed with sweet cherry tomatoes and golden balsamic vinegar. …

Marinated Feta With Pan-Roasted Shishito Peppers and Olives

The first time I saw shishito peppers was in New York City's famous Union Square Greenmarket. One of the farmers, whose specialty was Asian vegetables, had a huge crate of these gorgeous little green peppers -- they looked most tempting! Since then, I've been such an avid fan of the exotic peppers …

Herbed Beef Skewers with Horseradish Cream Recipe on Food52

Crispy Spice

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Here’s another spice-brined “crispy” nut recipe. These pecan halves are delicately …

Luscious Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Recipe (for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!)

<b>Written by Kristi Arnold</b><p>Pancakes for breakfast (and even often for dinner) are a family-favorite at our house. But we love to mix it up with different varieties. This luscious lemon ricotta pancakes recipe is filled with rich ingredients and it's absolutely packed with healthy nutrients.<p>With 1 1/2 …

Breakfast

Scallops and Prosciutto over Capellini Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I think the little bay scallops that you can get frozen are a nice convenience …

You're Eating It Wrong: Pasta

17 Marijuana Snacks To Eat During The Stoner Bowl

AKA the Bud Bowl, aka Super Bowl XLVIII.<p>If this strikes you as an opportunity to do something clever to celebrate then you're not alone.<p>Not to be left out of the fun, BuzzFeed Food editors asked some of our favorite cannabis cooking experts to share their Super Bowl recipes for this post.<p>IMPORTANT …