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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Servings<p>Juicy and delicious, skirt steak cooks quickly for an impromptu BBQ. Serve this with colorful and flavorful Chimichurri Sauce. Watch the step-by-step video here.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1 1/2-lb. skirt steak (about 1/2' thick), cut it in half crosswise<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1/2 …

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Tips for Getting Proper Exposure for Night Photography

Night photography can be much more rewarding than photography during the day. Because everything looks different at night, you don’t need to go …

How to Grill Fish, the Ultimate Backyard Guide

This summer you’d be wise to throw any and all seafood on the grill. Here's how to grill fish you love.<p>This summer you’d be wise to throw any and all seafood on the grill. If you want herby, lemony scallops that are ready in minutes, chile-garlic prawns that put run-of-the-mill shrimp skewers to …

Seafood

Smoky Clams for Two

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This recipe is a great use of one of my favorite ingredients, smoked paprika—plus, my husband loves it. It's so simple and easy, and delicious when served with some crusty, warm bread and a salad.<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> The sauce is delicious and the smoked paprika makes the dish. This recipe …

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17 Juicy Grilled and Smoked Pork Recipes for Your Memorial Day Table

From juicy chops to fatty belly to fall-apart-tender ribs, versatile pork is the perfect "other meat" for your grilling menu. Handled properly, it's moist and flavorful, and picks up the smoke and char from the grill like nobody's business. It also takes well to being brined, rubbed, sauced, …

Basic instinct: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes from Bethlehem

Photograph: Johanna Parkin for the Guardian. Food styling: Claire Ptak<p>Yotam Ottolenghi’s sweet spiced chicken stew with maftoul: ‘Maftoul is super-sized Palestinian …

Chilli

8 Spices Truly Worth the Splurge

When it comes to a spice cabinet, I'd rather have fresh, well organized spices than a tumbling tower of top-shelf stuff so old I can't remember when I bought it. No matter how good a spice is, it doesn't do you any good unless you use it, and in most cases good spices don't cost much. Visit the …

Ask Ted: How to Make Homemade Vinegar

Chopped host Ted Allen has the perfect solution for all that leftover holiday wine: Make your own vinegar. He shared his vinegar-making secrets with …

Reclaimed Lerberg Etagere

<b>Materials:</b> 2 Lerberg Shelf Units, 4 Planks of Reclaimed Wood, 32 Screws & Washers<p><b>Description:</b> This hack couldn’t be simpler. In fact, I’m convinced …

DIY Pipe Bar Cart

Look what I made! My first piece of furniture that I designed and built all by my lonesome!<p>Life Designed<p>When my friend said she needed a bar cart for …

HomeMade Modern EP36 Ironbound Bookcase

This DIY bookshelf project has a nice rustic, modern look and is easily created from angle irons and 2x10s.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>Two 2x10 (8' long) <i><br>Available at</i> …

DIY Ikea Hack Distressed Wooden Shelves to Elevate your Home

For those of you that have been regular readers of Sugar & Cloth, you may recognize this DIY. This was one of the projects I created for the Ikea …

DIY Plumbing Pipe Table Tutorial.

I’ve been shopping around for a patio table but just couldn’t seem to find the perfect one. When you can’t find one, make one! As promised I’m back …

Make a Martini Like a Pro With Audrey Saunders

The hardest things to master are often the simplest. Take the martini.<p></head><i>This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.</i><p>The Pro > Audrey Saunders<p>Owner / Pegu Club / New York City<p>The hardest things to master are often …

Martinis

German Apricot Cake (Aprikosenkuchen) Recipe

• Heat oven to 350 F. Coat pan with cooking spray and set aside.<br>• In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar and vanilla or vanilla sugar. Beat in …

Squid Salad with Cucumber, Watercress, and Cilantro

4 Servings<p>When buying squid, order a mix of bodies and tentacles for different textures and visuals, and ask your fishmonger to clean it, if it’s not already.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for grill<p>1 pound squid (bodies and tentacles), cleaned<p>Kosher salt and freshly …

Grilled Oysters

6 Servings<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 dozen large oysters<p>Herb Butter (click recipe)<p>Lemon wedges (for serving)<p>Hot sauce (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Scrub oysters. Place, cupped side down, on grate, cover grill, and grill until oysters begin to open, about 2 …

Oysters

First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

Amsterdam

Squid Is the Real Chicken of the Sea

Don't be scared of squid. Cook it, already!<p>Look, squid isn't weird anymore. When a would-be challenge food like squid becomes a ubiquitous menu item at chain restaurants like Olive Garden and The Cheesecake Factory (fried calamari, anyone?), it's safe to say that it's swam its way into the category …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Not Your Average (Garlic Cheddar) Biscuit Recipe

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Never say no to light, lofty, cheese-laced garlic biscuits.</i><p>Oh, what's that? You don't need another biscuit recipe? Stop that. Take it …

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Pan-Roasted Sea Scallops with Scallop Jus + Miso-Creamed Kale

<i>Today:</i> <i>Trade in a heavy and dense winter meal for a lighter, but still satisfying option of scallops and creamed kale.</i><p>Winter meals don't always need to be dense and heavy to warm you up. It's possible for them to be juicy and full of rich and comforting flavors, like miso and soy, and still feel …

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Hasselback Potato Skillet Bake

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>A perfect side dish that can also be served as an alternative to hash browns for breakfast.<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Kat Suletzki is a food blogger and photographer from Cambridge, Massachusetts.<br>WHAT: Our new favorite way to cook Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced and dressed with garlic, butter, …

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How To Make Fresh Pasta from Scratch

<b>Combine the Flour and Salt:</b> Whisk together the flour and salt with a fork in a medium mixing bowl.<p><b>Add the Eggs:</b> Create a deep well in the middle of …

A Creamy Weeknight Chicken Marsala

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Chicken breasts go Italian with the addition of Sicilian wine and cremini mushrooms.</i><p>We've all been there: It's 7 o'clock in the evening and, after a long day of work, all you want is a glass …

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Spicy Lobster Pasta

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>There’s something special about lobster you’ve prepared yourself, but if cooking one on a weeknight isn’t your speed, buy cooked lobster or shrimp instead.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces spaghetti<p>Kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 tablespoons …

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How to Use a Speedlight for Macro Photography

Macro photography isn’t something you can do by shooting from the hip like street photographers might do. There’s no doubt that you can take a …

Togarashi Popcorn

6 to 8 Servings<p>Look for shichimi togarashi, a Japanese seasoning mix, at Japanese markets and savoryspiceshop.com.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter<p>3 garlic cloves, minced<p>1/3 cup popcorn kernels<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil<p>1 teaspoon shichimi …

Remove Tourists from Images Using Photoshop

If you have traveled to anywhere considered “touristy”, then you probably already understand the woes of being a photographer who has too many people …