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27 Diagrams That Make Cooking So Much Easier

Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife skills, meat marinating times, and more.

Cast Iron Skillet

5 Easy Egg Recipes

Whether it is a boozy brunch with the ladies or a late-night three-egg omelet at the Greek diner, I'm a fan.<p>The incredible, edible egg. Whether it is a boozy brunch with the ladies or a late-night three-egg omelet at the Greek diner, I'm a fan. And the best thing is, the moment you pick up a …

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Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

'Serial': the new podcast that's already a cult phenomenon

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …

Top 5 Tastes: Asian Cuisine in the East Village

Although my heritage is Indian, I tend to prefer the Asian cuisines found farther East, like Malaysian, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai. The East Village boasts some of the tastiest (and most affordable) options in this culinary realm.<p>Since moving back to Manhattan's East Village, …

East Village

Why we shouldn't sneer at Ashya King's parents

<b>Andrew Holding:</b> It’s easy to dismiss the parents of Ashya King as scientific illiterates in need of a good education, but science engagement that assumes and mocks ignorance is offensive and rarely effective. <b>(Guest Post)</b><p>The narrative for many skeptics and rationalists is simple. For example; in …

How to Eat Toast for Dinner

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Dinner always tastes better when you eat it with your</i> …

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …

Free Things to Do in Seattle

TravelFree Things to Do<p>At once grungy and gourmet, lush and mod, the Emerald City has revitalized its best attractions while offering plenty for penny-pinchers. Pound the pavement through historic Pioneer Square, lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's compact downtown, and to its scenic …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

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The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Pasta

Understanding Umami

<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: Which ingredients carry that fifth taste -- and the best ways to cook with them.</i><p>A long, long time ago, only four tastes ruled the culinary world: sweet, …

Ramen: The Ultimate Broke Food and How to Make it at Home

The next best thing to a SAD lamp this time of year? A giant bowl of real ramen.<p><i>At Food52, we realize that cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight</i> …

8 Stereotypically Intimidating Dishes Solved by Fail-Proof Recipes

From croissants to creme brᅢᄏlᅢᄅe, these recipes are just the thing to help you build up your culinary arsenal. See, wasn't that easy?<p>Sometimes experimenting in the kitchen can be a little scary. Okay, maybe a lot scary. This is especially true when it comes to dishes that are either notoriously …

Eggs

Dinner Tonight: Fried Rice + Miso Salad

Simple fried rice is one of those dishes you eat with your head down, with little or no conversation, and an ice cold beer (not pictured, but highly recommended). Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients -- we're betting that you have most of them in your fridge already. A tangy, salty …

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The Top 10 South Park Episodes

Here's another Top 10 list, m'kay?<p>With over 250 episodes under its belt, South Park is one of the most successful and long-running TV comedies -- …

13 Recipes Starring Your Cast Iron Skillet

In the pantheon of kitchen greats, brightly colored KitchenAid mixers and stately Le Creusets -- the kind of gifts you might receive for a wedding (or get married so that someone gives them to you) -- might first come to mind. Or your attention may dart to the gleaming knife that fits perfectly in …

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Community Picks -- Chicken

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Chicken contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the …

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New Belgium's Wood Cellar Manager Lauren Salazar on Blending Sour Beer

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Lauren Salazar, New Belgium Brewing Company's wood cellar manager, just moved to Colorado to ski. Now she's a beer expert managing the barrels full of New Belgium's coveted sour beers. We asked her a bit about the …

The 7 Most Irresistibly Crispy Dishes in SF Right Now

Beyond Sichuan Peppercorns: Sichuan Cooking Essentials

Hot chile paste (lajiao jiang) and hot bean paste (ladouban jiang) add fire and depth to Sichuan cooking. But what kind should you buy when you’re in …

This slow-cooked kale with smashed garlic & red onions is the perfect thing to eat on a winter night atop polenta or beside a piece of meat. RECIPE: http://thekitc.hn/1eBdryc

Your Exclusive First Look at Transformers Universe

New trailer and reimagined gameplay details below.<p>Transformers Universe has been completely reimagined and shown off for the first time in an …