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The Food Lab: The Best Guacamole (and the Science of Avocados)

<b>BONUS: 12+ Ways to Doctor Up Your Guacamole »</b><p>Guacamole and I have come a long way together. It's one of the earliest foods I remember eating. My mother would make a batch heavy with tomato and onion every time we had a potluck event at my school. I'd hit it first knowing that it'd soon be too brown …

If You Like Brown Butter, You'll Love Toasted Cream

Browned butter is pretty impressive stuff. A little heat transforms butter’s coy and fresh flavor into something that’s dominating and nutty, perfect for adding depth to butternut squash risotto and complementing the natural sweetness in roasted Brussels sprouts. And luckily, this delicious …

Recipes

How to Build a Gingerbread House

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Julia Moskin has an amazing new project up at NYT Cooking: “How to Make a Gingerbread …

37 Recipes That Reinvented the Classics

Cooking

30 of Our Most Outrageously Decadent Dessert Recipes

Dessert

Where to Eat Tacos in Nashville

Nashville is no slouch when it comes to tacos, offering an array of options. Whether you're looking for more authentic eats or something a little more polished, this town has you covered with these 10 local favorites. This time around we add 12 South hit <b>Bartaco</b>, Nolensville Road favorite <b>Las …

National Doughnut Day 2016: 26 Delicious Homemade Donut Recipes

Doughnuts come in all shapes, sizes and flavors and that, my friends, is truly something to celebrate. Whether you like your doughnuts flakey, cakey, …

14 Low-Carb Breakfasts That Go Way Beyond Eggs

Everywhere you look, people are taking all sorts of measures to reduce their daily dose of carbs. In the new low-carb wonderland, starch-free …

Vancouver's top 15 best restaurant patios

Print<p>Enjoy a drink and nibbles under the sun at these inviting patios. At some, have beer or wine and a snack; at others, there’s great food to …

Western Canada

7 Essential Nashville Stops for Late Night Bites

There are very few things in the world that sound better than a greasy hamburger or a slice of pizza after a long night of drinking. In Nashville, the options for late night food are only a handful, making it easy to find a regular spot to frequent on those nights when dinner just isn't enough. …

Pizza

Black Bean Mushroom Soup with Avocado

I whipped up this vegan Creamy Black Bean Mushroom Soup with lime cream and avocado, on the last rain-stormy day we had here in LA. It was the …

Southern California

21 Great Indian Restaurants in Chicago, 2016 Edition

Many Indians over the weekend celebrated Diwali, Hinduism's festival of lights. Even President Obama had kind words for those who observed the holiday. This is the perfect time to eat Indian food, to enjoy some quality South Asian cuisine. Go beyond the tandoor and taste the various breads, side …

How to Make a Bûche de Noël, You Crazy Person

Why burn a log when you can bake a cake that looks like one? Outdo yourself with our outrageous bûche de Noël.<p>Of all the quirky, inexplicable, reindeer-embellished holiday traditions out there, making your own Yule log might take the cake. Why would anyone in their right mind create a dessert that …

Dessert

Dinner in 20: Make Foolproof Pasta Carbonara Without Scrambling (Eggs)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some chickens, E-I-E-I-O So he took those chickens and grabbed their eggs, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some cows, E-I-E-I-O So he milked those cows and made some Parmigiano-Reggiano, E-I-E-I-O And on</i> …

7 Ways to Learn to Code for Free

Once upon a time, coding was only for the super-elite computer-nerd crowd. Today, coding is for everyone, from bloggers to marketers to students to …

How to Make the Best Tomato Sauce From Fresh Tomatoes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Let me get something straight right off the bat here: I'm not sure there's such a thing as "the best" tomato sauce. <i>Whoa, whoa, whoa,</i> I can hear you saying already. <i>First this guy has the nerve to claim he makes the best tomato sauce, and then, before he gets even</i> …

Who Owns Your Steps?

Millions of people are logging fitness workouts with wearables. Now a growing number of them are trying to free their data from their devices.<p>Kendra Albert has painstakingly logged a few million steps on wearable fitness trackers over the last four years. But the only proof of her hard-won progress …

“If you think, you stink”: From “Toy Story” to “Inside Out,” how the creative geniuses at Pixar bring new things into being

A maze, climbing a mountain blindfolded, skiing — the Pixar team’s mental models for their miraculous creations<p>Many of us have a romantic idea about how creativity happens: A lone visionary conceives of a film or a product in a flash of insight. Then that visionary leads a team of people through …

Backstage at the Letterman finale: The inside story from a veteran “Late Show” writer

From the jokes that almost made it to Dave’s mood saying goodbye, a longtime Letterman writer shares everything<p>It is Sunday, around 1:30 pm, as I write this. If you must know, my boss of 24 years, Dave Letterman, is where he always is on this day, somewhere on Pit Row at the Indianapolis Motor …

Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher salt<p>6 Tbsp. (¾ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>…

Dessert

Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime – April 24, 2015 (HBO)

Bill Maher

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

Recipes

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Cooking

Best Cruise Ships Overall: 2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards

1 of 10 Best Cruises Overall<p>Photo by Cruise Critic member JNS594<p>2 of 10 Best Cruises Overall<p>Photo by Cruise Critic member loutampa<p>3 of 10 Best …

Homemade Fresh Chorizo

Ingredients<p>6 dried New Mexico chiles<p>8 garlic cloves, chopped<p>3 tablespoons smoked paprika<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<p>2 pounds ground pork<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat a large dry cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chiles; toast, turning …

Paprika

How to motivate a young musician

Data reveals successful students tend to be those who have “a sense of where their future learning may take them”<p>Given all the recent research into the benefits of learning a musical instrument, it makes sense that parents encourage their youngsters to give it a try. But what is it that motivates …