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Carrot Soda Bread Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Simply the easiest -- it doesn't even call for butter! -- and most delightful soda bread. I ate almost an entire loaf on my own for breakfast, just slathered with butter. This is adapted from the River Cottage classic soda bread recipe. —fiveandspice<p><b>Makes: one 9-inch(ish) loaf</b><p>4 cups …

Breakfast

Tom Collins Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> The Collins is beautiful for so many reasons. First, unlike other cocktails, you need very few ingredients, all of which are easily attainable. If you run out of angostura bitters, for example, you’re not making old fashioneds without a trek (unless your corner bodega is a LOT hipper …

Cocktails

Ooey Gooey Toasted Cheese + Rapini with Vin Cotto

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: The easiest way to eat cheese for dinner, and to feel good about it.</i><p>Sometimes you want salad for dinner. Sometimes you want …

grilled cheese

Absurdly Addictive Asparagus Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I guess there's a reason Vosges Haut-chocolat Bacon and Chocolate bars are growing in popularity...it just seems that when you add bacon to almost anything, the salty smokiness heightens the other ingredients. Bacon may rule, but its Italian cousin, Pancetta, is also a contender for …

Asparagus

Chard Salad with Garlic Breadcrumbs and Parmesan Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Inspired by a salad my husband and I shared at one of our favorite local restaurants, Stone Park Cafe, this is a bright, grassy tangle of chard, tossed with coarse, fresh breadcrumbs crisped with just a whisper of garlic in a generous amount of olive oil. A lemon dressing and a good …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

How to Make a Vinaigrette 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: Food52's Associate Editor Kenzi Wilbur holds vinaigrettes near and dear to her heart. This is how she makes</i> …

Spices

Lemony Asparagus Pasta with Mushrooms and Herbed Ricotta Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This pasta has several things going for it: 1) it's a great way to showcase your finest asparagus; 2) it's light and bright from lemon and the herbed ricotta that you swirl into your pasta right before digging in; 3) it's got an unexpected depth of flavor from anchovy and mushrooms; …

Mushrooms

Craig Claiborne's Pasta con Asparagi Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A mashup of all the best pasta sauces -- tomato, asparagus, and carbonara -- with surprisingly harmonious results. Adapted slightly from <b>The New New York Times Cookbook</b> (Crown, 1979) —Genius Recipes<p><b>Serves: 8</b><p>1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus<br>• 3 tablespoons butter<br>• Salt and freshly ground pepper<br>• 2 …

Eggs

How to Make Fried Rice 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: Pat</i> <i>Tanumihardja,</i> <i>author of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, explains how to make a takeout favorite, with</i> …

Food & Dining

Mint Julep Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> For the sweetener, make a rich sugar syrup by heating 2 parts by volume sugar with 1 part by volume water until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is just simmering. Throw in as many mint leaves as will fit in the pan (it isn’t expensive, don’t be cheap) and turn off the heat, …

Peaches

The Silver Palate's Green Sauce Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A sauce in spring green that goes with everything from asparagus to salmon to Easter hams and lambs (and the perfect place to put those leftover hard-boiled eggs). Adapted slightly from <b>The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook</b> (Workman, 1985). —Genius Recipes<p><b>Makes: 1 1/2 cups</b><p>2 cups fresh …

Eggs

Two-Ingredient Magic Shell

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Marian shows us how to make magic shell at home, with just two pantry ingredients.</i><p>There's magic hiding in your cupboard.<p>It's not Narnia (sorry), …

Coconut

The Best Ways to Choose, Store, and Use Olive Oil

<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: How to shop for the best olive oil -- and then how to treat it once you're home.</i><p><i>For more about olive oil tips, visit the Filippo Berio Facebook page to</i> …

Kitchens

Videos

Directions<p>Slice the grapefruit in half and sprinkle with sugar. Place the sugared halves cut-side down on a hot cast iron pan and cook until sugar …

Audio Mixing

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Weeknight dinner, in its highest form.</i><p>It is very difficult to surprise my children with new dishes. I can slave over the stove for hours on end, and they will barely …

Meet the Press

How to Make Vegetable Stock 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: Food52's Assistant Editor, Marian Bull, shows you how to make soups and stews more flavorful with whatever</i> …

Food Preservation

Diana Kennedy's Carnitas Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> The magic of pork + water + salt -- a genius recipe from The Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy. —Genius Recipes<p><b>Serves: 4 to 6</b><p>3 pounds pork shoulder, butt, or country-style spare ribs, skin and bone removed<br>• Cold water to barely cover<br>• 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste<p>Cut the meat, with the …

Food

Poached Scrambled Eggs + Avocado Toast

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Improve upon perfection.</i><p>We respect the mantra "Don't mess with perfection," but we won't let it dictate our meals. So while …

Breakfast

Italian

<b>Author Notes:</b> Growing up, I loved it when my mom made a big pot of navy beans cooked in salt pork. The beans would get sort of mushy, and we would crumble our cornbread into the salty, stick-to-your-ribs, bowl of comfort.<p>I wanted a fresher take on that satisfying pot o’ beans, and I turned to the …

Onions

Down and Dirty Pasta e Ceci Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is, hands down, my favorite pasta recipe. By definition, pasta and chick peas is not a refined dish. But there are purer ways to make this (and 1,000 variations). This is quick, easy and tasty. The recipe is adapted from an Italian recipe book, La Cuccina di Casa, put out by the …

Italian Food

Marcella Hazan's Rice & Smothered Cabbage Soup Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A technique for bringing out the hidden beauty in cabbage—and a soupy, risotto-ish cure for the end-of-winter blues. Adapted very slightly from Marcella Hazan's <b>Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking</b> (Knopf, 1992). —Genius Recipes<p><b>Serves: 4 to 6 people</b><p><b>Smothered Cabbage, Venetian Style</b><p>2 …

Italian Food

Spice-Crusted Carrots with Harissa Yogurt

4 Servings<p>The sugar in the spice rub can burn if cooked too long, so watch these closely.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small carrots with tops, scrubbed, tops trimmed to ½”<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon English mustard powder<p>1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground …

Carrots

Nigella Lawson's Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Mushrooms Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a pasta that doesn't expect hand-eye coordination or time management. It's just as happy being served hot, warm, even cold. And all you have to do -- other than boiling pasta -- is put items in a bowl and stir. In other words, it's what you serve when you want to throw a …

Seafood

How to Make Stuffed Roast Chicken Breast (or Turkey, or Duck) 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: How to stuff, truss, and roast the breast of any bird you desire -- no recipe needed.</i><p>Master this technique …

Cooking

Chicken that Fancies Itself Spanish with Lemons, Onions & Olives Recipe on Food52

Onions

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A bolognese that works around your schedule—and might even be better than Nonna's, thanks to a secret ingredient or four. Adapted slightly from <b>The Kitchen Diaries</b> (Gotham Books, 2006). —Genius Recipes<p><b>Serves: 4</b><p><b>For the bolognese</b><p>4 tablespoons butter<br>• 3 ounces cubed pancetta<br>• 1 medium onion<br>• 2 …

Spices

Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup) Recipe on Food52

<b>Serves: 6</b><p>2 generous tablespoons olive oil<br>• 8 large cloves garlic, minced<br>• 1 cup cubed, stale bread, crusts removed<br>• 1/2 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika<br>• 6 cups water<br>• 2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste<br>• 4 bay leaves<br>• 3 eggs, beaten well<p>Boil your water with the bay leaves and 2 teaspoons salt. Once it boils, …

Spices

Creamy Goat Cheese Grits Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Amanda and I often find ourselves talking about dishes that would make a great "dinner for one." Although neither of us lives alone anymore, there are still those inevitable evenings spent home alone, when the challenge of cooking for one stares you right in the face.<p>It's rare that I …

Cheese

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup 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: Our former head of distribution and partnerships, Maddy Martin, beats back flu season with the purest,</i> …

Food Preservation

How To Make Spaghetti With Chorizo, Black Beans, And Lime

If chorizo isn't a staple in your pantry, you should maybe reassess your grocery list. Check out more easy spaghetti dinners here.<p>Serves 4<p>Recipe by Rebekah Peppler<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 lb spaghetti<p>1 lb cured chorizo*<p>6 cloves garlic<p>1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed<p>2 teaspoons chili powder<p>juice of …

Chorizo