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7 Casual Summer Recipes from Chef Carlo Mirarchi of Roberta's


Plum and Ricotta Tart (Torta di Susine)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A simple cake from Italy's far north makes beautiful use of summer's stone fruit.</i><p>So, you have an excess of plums -- perhaps from your neighbor's …


Croque Monsieurs and Other Ways the World Makes Grilled Cheese

Layers of cheese melted between two slices of bread -- a simple idea with a worldwide reputation. The grilled cheese sandwich is beloved by many cultures around the world, made with different types of bread and cheese and some with additional ingredients.<p>It was first widely eaten in the United …


76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers


Creamy Queso with Chorizo

In defense of Velveeta: It might be lowbrow, but its texture is supreme.<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>6 oz. fresh chorizo, casings removed<p>2½ cups half-and-half<p>8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes<p>8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, grated<p>8 oz. sharp cheddar, grated<p>2 tablespoons chopped canned …


Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients<p>1/2 cup Sriracha<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/4 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>1/4 cup red currant or strawberry jelly<p>12 large chicken drumsticks<p>Kosher salt<p>1 cup rice flour<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring Sriracha, rice vinegar, mirin, and jelly to a boil in a small …

Nutmeg and Black Pepper Popovers

This unconventional popovers recipe stars nutmeg and black pepper, making it the perfect savory dinner roll (or salty snack).<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<p>1 teaspoon finely grated nutmeg<p>3 large …


11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better


Alice Medrich's Guide to Freezing Baked Goods

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice explains proper freezing technique, so you can save that cookie dough or those extra muffins for (much) later</i>.<p>Whenever possible, I like to freeze items unbaked so I …


36<p>3<p>3<p>Shares 42<p>The editor for My Paris Kitchen came to Paris last week. Since we’d spent two years working together on a book about my kitchen, I …

Our Best Melon Recipes for Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Watermelon

This summer, take juicy, ripe cantaloupes, honeydews, and more beyond the fruit plate. These are our best melon recipes.

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Tomato and Cream Cheese Turnovers

<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: The best way to appear fancy? Keep some puff pastry stashed away in your freezer.</i><p>In my years of cooking …


5 Fruity Beers for People Who Don't Like Fruity Beers

IPA snobs and stout elitists often regard fruity beers with disdain -- with good reason. There are a lot of not-so-great, way-too-sweet, malt liquor-esque fruit beers in coolers and on tap across the country. But that doesn't mean the whole category should be marginalized. When used correctly, a …

How to Pickle Melon, with a Helpful GIF

This Southern melon pickle deserves a spot in your fridge. Here’s how to get just the right flesh-to-rind ratio.<p><b>Waste not, watermelon lovers:</b> This Southern pickle deserves a spot in your fridge. It’s great alongside grilled pork chops, but I’d happily snack on it right out of the jar. Here’s how to …

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Featured Collection: Cakes

<i>Today: Too much of a good thing is never enough, as proved by Cakes</i> <i>by aeckfeld.</i><p>You've been making some beautiful collections, and we want to share them with the world! As a reminder: Twice a month, we'll pick a collection -- full of products, articles, and recipes -- that inspires us, and showcase …


Our 11 Favorite Artisanal Ice Cream Brands and Flavors

Move over, cookie dough! Boutique ice cream takes America by storm.<p>We used to walk down the freezer aisle and reach for a pint of cookie dough; now local artisanal ice creams abound. We taste-tested 168 of them to choose our favorites:<p><b>1. Dark Chocolate Cacao Nib</b> <i>($9 per pint)</i><p>Carmela Ice Cream …

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A Guide to Lesser-Known Melons, from Casaba to Charentais

Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew might be the easiest melons to find, but grab one of these lesser-known varieties from the farmers’ market and you’re in for a sweet surprise<p>Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew might be the easiest melons to find, but grab one of these lesser-known varieties …

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If You Thaw Your Steaks Before Cooking, You're Doing It Wrong

You're in the mood for steak and have some choice cuts in the freezer -- what's your first step?<p>If you answered "thaw the steaks," prepare to have your mind <i>and</i> palate blown, because you've been doing it wrong according to Dan Souza, Senior Editor of Cook's Illustrated.<p>In this video above from …

10 Dishes to Make with Almonds, America's New Favorite Nut

From candying the nuts to crushing them into pesto, here are 10 delicious ways to use almonds.<p>Almonds have surpassed peanuts as the country’s most …

Frijoles de Olla (Stewed Pot Beans)

Bring beans, onion, lard, and 10 cups warm water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered …

Our Best Seafood Pasta Recipes with Crab, Anchovy, Lobster and More

Place a bowl of pasta + seafood in front of us, and it's almost guaranteed we'll want seconds. Here are our best seafood pasta recipes.

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Life's all about the little celebrations. Did you wake up this morning without pressing snooze ten times? Did you actually stick to your list at the …


How to make toum, the otherworldly Lebanese garlic paste

Toum is a garlic paste Lebanese cooks have been slathering on their kebabs since the first garlic shoot popped up in Lebanese soil. Bonnie Benwick, …

How to Cook Chicken Even Quicker


Raspberry Snakebite

This twist on a Snakebite and Black cocktail uses raspberry lambic instead of hard cider.<p>Ingredients<p>1 oz. crème de cassis<p>Raspberry lambic beer (such as Lindemans Framboise)<p>Mint sprig (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Add crème de cassis to a pint glass filled with ice. Top off with beer. Garnish with …


The Fruitiest, Juiciest Recipes for Ice Pops, Paletas, and Homemade Popsicles

Homemade Popsicles, ice pops, and paletas are easy to throw together, perfectly cool on a sweltering day, and our favorite way to highlight the season’s best produce


Nutty Whole Wheat Pancakes

Ingredients<p>1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour<p>1/2 cup flaxseed meal<p>1/2 cup oat flour<p>2 tablespoons raw sugar<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 cups buttermilk<p>3 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, cooled<p>Nonstick vegetable oil …


Canal House Peach Jam

This peach jam recipe makes enough to give a few jars away as gifts, or you could easily halve it.<p>Ingredients<p>12 large ripe freestone peaches<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>3 cups sugar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>special equipment<p>A candy thermometer<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Using the tip of a paring knife, score …

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