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How to Make French Canelés (It's Simple)

When I set out to write my book, I was looking for recipes that made baking more approachable. Depending on the type of baked good in question, this could mean multiple things. For some baked goods, it meant simplifying a confusing process, or showing multiple ways to do it. For others, it meant …

This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

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55 Bean Recipes You'll Be Making All Year Long

What's for dinner tonight? These 55 great recipes for beans.<p>Beans are healthy, delicious, and cheap. Maybe THAT'S why they're called the magical fruit… Well, anyway, here's a heck of a lot of canned and dried bean recipes!

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KFC recipe challenge: Kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

Reporters didn't taste much of a difference between Kentucky Fried Chicken, right, and the fried chicken, left, on wire rack.<p><b>It is one of the most</b> …

The Worst Way to Serve Pasta

The contemporary food landscape is full of abominations, but one of my favorite comfort foods has become unnecessarily tedious.<p>One of the most basic …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Pork Schnitzel with Sage Butter

A pork version of the traditional German veal schnitzel, this is a great family favourite in our house. Feel free to ring the changes with the …

Recipes

Slow Cooker: The Ultimate Guide - Chowhound

Welcome to the age of the crock pot.<p>Browse the kitchen appliance aisle at Target or any other bustling general outfitter, and there they are: A line …

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Recipe: Dominique Ansel's Gingerbread Pie Crust

Maybe you have a great pumpkin pie recipe, one you pull out when the weather starts getting cold every year. Maybe it's the one on the back of the can, or maybe it's scrawled on a decades-old recipe card. Regardless, for years, you've likely overlooked one crucial part of your pie game: The …

The Unsettling Arrival of Speculative 9/11 Fiction

When I was in high school, my English class read a famous short story called “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” written in 1890 by Ambrose Bierce. Its central character, Peyton Farquhar, is a slave-owning Southern planter. As the story opens, Peyton is about to be hanged by the Union Army for …

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18 Main Dishes That'll Anchor Your Next Dinner Party

<i>We’ve partnered with Stella Artois to host Genius Recipes dinners in some of our favorite cities across the country. At each dinner, we're asking guests to share their favorite hosting tips.</i><p><i>Today: Dinner party mains that are worthy of being your main squeeze.</i><p>Never underestimate the power of a good …

5 Gooey, Cheesy Queso Recipes

Whether you’re hosting a party or just want something to snack on while binge-watching the latest Netflix series, there’s nothing as satisfying as a …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

How To Plate Food Like A 3-Star Michelin Chef

Tracey Torres has cooked in some of the best kitchens in the world. Now she shares trade secrets on how to plate food like a pro.<p>Take a trip to Daniel or Eleven Madison Park, and you won’t just be blown away by the flavors of the food. The plating itself is an abstract work of art. Now that the …

15 Matcha Recipes That'll Help You Get In On This Trend

We all know that green tea is full of health benefits -- just a few cups a day can help lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.<p>That's why we think it's about time you got to know matcha, the finely ground powder made of whole, high-grade green tea leaves. Because you ingest …

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How to Store Your Food Better in 2015

<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: Cut back on food waste by learning how to store your food better. Your wallet -- and you kitchen -- will thank you.</i><p>It's a safe bet that a few of you …

How to Make a Hot Toddy Without a Recipe

<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: It's time to warm up your liquor. Associate Editor Marian Bull is walking us through the art of the …

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The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

Bourbon-Butterscotch Pudding

8 Servings<p>This complexly flavored pudding owes its smooth texture to a quick spin in the blender.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>¾ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>2 ½ cups heavy cream<p>1 cup whole milk<p>1 tablespoon bourbon or Scotch<p>½ teaspoon …

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Shalotta, Mom's Pickled Lettuce Condiment Recipe on Food52

Quick Cucumber and Shiso Pickles Recipe on Food52

Spicy Celery Quick Pickle Sticks Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Why should cucumbers have all the fun? Celery sticks make great, snappy, crunchy quick pickles. You can use these pickles in sandwiches, on charcuterie plates, in salads -- and best of all, you can use them as the best Bloody Mary garnish *ever*. You can make these in whatever size …

Jalapeño Pickles Recipe on Food52

• 4 to 6 jalapeños<br>• 1 cup Champagne or white wine vinegar<br>• 2 teaspoons white sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced<p>Stem and then thinly slice jalapeños into circles. Wash your hands well.<br>• In a saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, salt, and garlic. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down …

Quick Pickled Apples Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I'm a fan of pickled fruit. It's a great tart accompaniment to rich foods. I used maple syrup instead of sugar to add a little extra flavor punch. I tried making this first with cider vinegar, but the vinegar flavor overpowered the mix. The apple slices will fade with time, so feel …

Spicy, Savory & Sweet Watermelon Rind Pickles Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a sustainable recipe that I have been making with cut-away, throw-a-way watermelon rinds. These are simple and easy to make and a beautiful addition of a condiment that will delight the eater! I give these as gifts as well. —Nancy Manlove<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Nancy Manlove is a …

Recipes

Pickled Ginger Recipe on Food52

• 1 large knob of ginger (about 6 inches long)<br>• 1/2 cup sugar<br>• 1/2 cup water<br>• 1/2 cup rice vinegar<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Rinse the ginger and then use a spoon to gently scrape off the skin. Slice it very thinly, ideally with a mandolin or vegetable peeler to get the slices extra thin, but a sharp knife will …

Pickled Peas Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> It should go like this: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peas;<br>A peck of pickled peas Peter Piper picked;<br>If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peas,<br>Where's the peck of pickled peas Peter Piper picked? And the answer would be............here they are! - Kitchen Butterfly —Kitchen …

Gingered Beet Pickles Recipe on Food52

Pickled Asparagus Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Asparagus season always feels too short to me, and pickling is a delicious way to extend it. I am a fan of quick pickles and their instant gratification. These pickled spears taste of grass and green -- spring's flavors. I can imagine endless ways to devour them, such as a simple …