Miles Blackford

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Mountain Bike Training for Masters Riders

If you look at mountain bike race results you’ll notice the 40 plus year old race category is one of the bigger fields. Then look at their finish …

Mountain Biking

4 Daily Exercises Every Navy SEAL (and Every Fit Guy) Should Do

It’s recommended that special ops do them. But here’s why you must add them to your routine, too<p>Military Special Forces Operators are the most insanely fit badasses on the planet.<p>Their physically and mentally-demanding training, however, makes them some of the most injured people, too, says Doug …

The Real Shelf Life of Pantry Items (& When to Pay Attention to Expiration Dates)

<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: Inspired by the new porcelain spice funnels in our Shop—and the fact that winter has expired—we're taking a look at what pantry items may have expired,</i> …

Schwing! 'SNL' app adds AirPlay and Android support

Since it launched in February I've been a pretty big fan of the <i>Saturday Night Live</i> app, and the latest update should make it quite a bit better. Now there's native iPad support (hooray!) in addition to it being available on Android devices. NBC's also gone back and remastered some of the old …

Here's What Makes City Bakery's Caramelized French Toast So Damn Good

Sometimes a food just grabs you and won't let go. You either give in and indulge, or you let that captivating flavor -- which you can practically still taste -- hold you hostage until you finally surrender and make the food yours again. Either way, eventually you will need to learn everything there …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Everything You Need to Know to Make Caramel Candies at Home

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today</i><i>: Something so sweet shouldn't be scary. Erin has your back with guidelines and</i> …

How to Make Shed's Casually Elegant California-Inspired Food at Home

Miles Thompson, the chef at Shed in Sonoma County, is cooking the kind of inspiring, locally-sourced California fare we want to make at home.<p>Shed, the 10,000-square-foot space that's part store, part café, part events center, and part fermentation bar, is the kind of magical place you can only find …

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

The 14 Nerdiest Things We Learned About Food This Year

<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: The food facts, science, and tricks we geeked out on this year.</i><p>In 2013 I came to terms with the fact that I am a food nerd. It happened in a classroom …

9 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies

My sincere love of pie has had me experimenting in the kitchen for years. I’ve eaten my share of last slices straight from the pie plate at midnight. And many, many pies later, I’ve discovered a few surprises. The truth is, there are tons of ways to take your pie up a notch, without even straying …

9 Main Course-Worthy Savory Tarts and Galettes

Pie crust just may be one of life’s greatest pleasures, which is why we've worked long and hard to find the dough that yields flaky, tender perfection, whether it uses butter, shortening, or even olive oil. And when it comes to filling, we show no bias between custard, stone fruit, berries, apples, …

Fruity Fall Desserts

When autumn comes blustering in, have the cake pan ready<p>When the air turns crisp and the holidays edge ever closer, then it's time to put away the …

18 Hours in the Life of a BBQ Champion

18 Red Food Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Cocktail Hour

Fun fact: your brain associates colors with different feelings and behaviors, and the presence of a certain color can actually make things taste better or worse. And while it's cool that blue bolsters creativity, yellow triggers optimism and joy, and green relieves stress, the first color in the …

Alice Medrich's Passover Rocky Road

<i>Every week on Food52, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice shares a new, addictive dessert to steal the show at your seder -- and to keep around for the rest of the year.</i><p>This chewy, crunchy, sweet, and slightly …

Parsnip Biscuits with Black Pepper and Honey

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Leftover parsnip purée gets biscuited.</i><p>Our little guy is now six months old, which is apparently the age …

Watch Ferran Adrià Talk elBulli's Future on Charlie Rose

Here's a video of <b>Charlie Rose</b> interviewing culinary savant <b>Ferran Adrià</b> about the past, present, and future of <b>elBulli</b>. Adrià touches upon many of the same points he made at a recent lecture at the 92nd Street Y, including Bullipedia. On why he closed one of the world's most famous restaurants at the …

Weekend Baking Project: Stollen

There is a basket in my parents' house which, to this day, holds back-issues of <i>Gourmet</i> magazine. It was there when I was a kid, and I used to love looking at the photos of all things that I wanted to eat and places I wanted to go. One strange memory sticks in my head, which is of seeing a photo …

The Food Lab: The Truth About Brining Turkey

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Want more action and less talk? Jump directly to our quick and dirty guide to brining and dry brining if you want to get straight into the kitchen without the science lecture.</i><p>Let me start this off by saying that <b>I don't brine my meat</b>. Ever. Not for Thanksgiving, …

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Buying, Prepping, Cooking, and Carving Your Holiday Turkey

Back when I used to work in the wild and crazy world of magazines, we ran into the same conundrum year after year: <b>What can we say about turkey this time around?</b> It's a problem that only arises when your articles are temporally fixed with a shelf life of a month before the next issue comes out. It …

Pear Pie with Red Wine and Rosemary

8 Servings<p>Pastry chef Kierin Baldwin’s pie dough method is special in a couple of ways. First, she uses a combination of butter, which lends rich flavor, and shortening, which makes the flakiest crusts. The best of both worlds. Her technique of repeatedly flattening and stacking the dough coats the …

How Long Does Food Last? Guide to Shelf Life & Expiration

We are a group of contributors from the kitchen and classroom communities who set out to answer the question, “How long does food <i>really</i> last?”. From …

8 Southeast Asian Dishes You Need to Know

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How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Shoyu Ramen

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>Bringing ramen home takes a trip to an Asian market, three days of work, and your largest pot, but this low-stress (really!) labor of love might be the best soup you'll ever make.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kombu Dashi and Tare<p>2 pieces dried kombu<p>½ cup …

Platt: Estela and the Musket Room Are Modest Bar-Restaurants That Excel at Being

<b>The new bar-restaurant Estela</b> looks, on first inspection, like all the other undersize, overcrowded bar-­restaurants that have been multiplying …