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Use the Microwave to Dry Your Herbs for Long-Lasting Intense Flavor

Like oysters and princes, herbs are nearly always at their best when they're fresh. But we've all been there: you buy a bunch of parsley from the supermarket for those two tablespoons of garnish that you need, a week goes by, and you suddenly find yourself with a whole lot of fresh parsley that's …

Beyond Butter: 7 Popcorn Flavors to Upgrade Your Snacking

I can't fault buttered popcorn; there's no denying that it's delicious. But there are so many other possibilities beyond that basic flavor! I've been working on some new ideas recently, and want to share them in time for the Super Bowl (the way things are going with the "Deflate Gate", you can at …

Zahav vs. The Food Lab | The Piglet

To J. Kenji López-Alt and Michael Solomonov:<p>I love cookbooks. I have stacks of them in my kitchen, my hallway, next to my bed. They are towering columns of comfort. They bring color and light to each room. I flip through them for inspiration. I’m writing one. But unless I’m making pastries, I don’t …

Step-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Prime rib is and perhaps always will be the king of holiday roasts. There is nothing so primal, so celebratory, so downright majestic as a hunk of well-marbled beef, …

Avoid the Mall and Make These DIY Edible Holiday Gifts Instead

Don't fight the crowds—everyone on your list will go crazy for these homemade edible holiday gifts.<p>Last-minute shopping is not a pleasant way to spend the holiday season. Instead of hitting the stores, use your precious spare to make these edible gifts instead. And hey—if you want to make a test …

It's Time to Bring Back the Amaretto Sour

Amaretto is a liqueur I've long associated with the elderly. Not a faceless population of blue-hairs abandoned in nursing homes, mind you, but specifically my own great aunts, who would sip amaretto from cordial glasses during the chilly New England fall. Warm and toasty by the fire, they'd talk …

How to Make Crispy Pork Belly—It's Easier Than You Think

Mike Greenfield and Josh Greenfield of The Brothers Green learn the Asian art of BBQ pork belly from chef Sean Scotese of Lazy Siu—and it's so simple you can do it at home.<p>Chef <b>Sean Scotese</b> learned everything he knows about pork belly from a trip he took to China. Or, more specifically, from a guy …

How to Make the Crispiest Pan-Seared Fish Skin

If I had to name three kitchen skills I wish more home cooks endeavored to master, they'd be: learning to work more cleanly, cutting more efficiently (and safely), and knowing how to crisp the skin of a piece of fish. That last one is a lot more specific than the other two, but I rank it just as …

How to Make Microwave Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Brown paper bags are not necessarily designed to be microwave-safe. Watch the whole time when microwaving your popcorn, and if in doubt, it's better to err on the side of leaving some kernels unpopped rather than trying to pop every last one.<p>I have a weird sensitivity to certain …

The Best Way to Make Thai Sticky Rice (No Fancy Basket Required)

<i>You can make delicious Thai sticky rice with tools you already have in the kitchen.</i><p>Before we get into the subject of how to cook Thai glutinous rice, aka sticky rice, <b>let’s talk first about what kind of rice it actually is.</b> Because it’s understandably confusing! The term “sticky rice” is used to …

12 Types Of Mozzarella To Know, Love and Melt

Here’s what you already know: You love mozzarella. But do you love <i>all</i> kinds of mozzarella? Can you tell ovoline from bocconcini? Bufala from burrata? …

An Easy, Excellent & Reliable Biscuit Recipe

Biscuits are, to me, one of the best gifts that the world has bestowed upon home cooks. Once you get the hang of the technique, it's so easy to riff on a basic recipe to satisfy your mood. Add cinnamon and sugar: Dessert! Toss in some cheese and bacon: Breakfast!<p>The real beauty of a biscuit recipe …

Weird Food Pairings That Are Strangely Good

<i>In this installment of Best of the Hotline, we're reminded of odd flavor combinations that somehow work.</i><p>We all have that one dish that's a curious combination of flavors. Often described as <b>"weird but good,"</b> it's the one that makes all your friends grimace —until they try it. Be it salty and sweet, …

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If you’re anything like me — someone who begins each workday with grand ambitious to be startlingly productive, but finds themselves at 4 p.m. most …

Pão de Queijo: Brazil's Best, Cheesiest Snack

<i>From Brazil, gooey cheese balls with cavernous interiors and a crunchy skin.</i><p>Some foods deserve to be eaten daily and <i>pão de queijo</i> is one of those foods. These round, cavernous orbs are Brazil’s answer to just about everything: snacks, school lunches, coffee breaks, breakfast, even a dinnertime …

7 Ways to Use Burrata

Like a poached egg, burrata is a white pocket full of deliciousness.<p>Like a poached egg, burrata is a white pocket full of deliciousness. When you cut …

How to Make Black Garlic in a Rice Cooker

Umami-packed black garlic is a terrific staple to have on hand. It adds depth and delicious funkiness to any dish. But it’s not always easy to find. …

You're 3 Steps Away From the Perfect Press-In Tart Crust

These three steps will ensure your press-in crust has a sound structure and a clean look to impress.<p>Press-in crusts are a supposedly easy alternative to the rolled kind, but achieving an even, compacted layer all over isn’t a no-brainer. These three steps will ensure your crust has the structure it …

16 Sweet and Savory Tart Recipes, Because Everything Tastes Better With a Butter Crust

Because everything tastes better when it's in a butter crust.<p><b>Nothing says "dinner table centerpiece"</b> quite like a tart. These savory and sweet versions—from a savory spinach dinner tart to a show-stopping chocolate-caramel number—are all elegant, beautiful, and easy to pull off with a little …

Steal These Florists' Tips to Create Better Bouquets at Home

We talked to some of our favorite florists about tips for creating stylish centerpieces at home.<p>There’s no better way to tell your guests that tonight is special than with a few blooms. Today’s hippest florists advise us on what to buy, how to arrange it all, and why the best centerpiece might …

Master D.I.Y. Stir-Fry by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Achieve takeout-level stir-fry at home by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>Just what <i>is</i> it about take-out stir-fries? They're somehow always perfectly cooked—no raw veggies, but no mushy or soggy ones, either. They're satisfying without being heavy. They're big on flavor, combining salty, spicy, sour, …

The Best Way to Prevent Apples and Pears From Browning

<i>Round as around as my apple. An apple is out of season.</i><p>Gertrude Stein wrote those two lines in 1920 as part of her poem "A Circular Play." Today, with apples coming back into season, I've been rewriting them in my head.<p><i>Brown as a-brown as my apple.</i><p>That's because apples, along with some other …

Chinese Velveting 101: An Introduction to Water-Velveting

Velveting meat—the practice of marinating slices of meat in egg white, wine, and cornstarch—is a Chinese cooking technique that we've covered here on Serious Eats before.<p>Typically, after the meat is marinated, it is quickly blanched in a bath of hot oil and then drained, at which point it's ready …

Waffled Hash Browns With Rosemary Recipe

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12 Tokyo Bars For Exceptional Cocktails And Shockingly Rare Whisky

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How to Bring Wilted Herbs Back to Life

<i>Yes, you can un-wilt herbs—sometimes. Here's what you need to know.</i><p>If you've ever tried to store basil at room temperature, with trimmed ends dangling into water like flowers, like <b>everyone tells you to do</b>, then you know it's all lies.<p><i>What could go wrong?</i><p>If you want to hold onto your basil for more …

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This Is the World's Easiest Biscuit Recipe

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>People have been making two-ingredient biscuits ever since self-rising flour hit supermarket shelves, and it's easy to see why. Stir heavy cream into self-rising flour, scoop it onto a baking sheet, bake, and …

Food-Styling 101: Pro-Tips to Step Up Your Game

Earlier this year, we brought you our complete guide to food photography. We talked about everything from creating optimal lighting and composition to choosing the right props, equipment, and camera settings for your needs. With a little practice, these tips can take you from a discolored, …

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