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House of Brine

<i>April is Homegrown Month at Tasting Table.</i><p>That old jar of dill pickles in the back of your fridge—it's not doing you any favors. With such an …

The Food Lover's Cleanse 2015 Philosophy + Day 2 Menu

Here's the menu for The Food Lover's Cleanse Day 2. Plus, some thoughts on why the heck it's worth doing this anyway!<p>You’ve tackled your first full day of the Food Lover’s Cleanse…and you’re still standing! Hopefully you’re standing in your kitchen preparing your next gorgeous, energizing, and …

Healthy Eating

How to Make Japanese Milk Bread at Home

<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: You don't have to go all the way across the Pacific in search of the fluffiest, lightest, tallest bread of your life; Cynthia from Two Red Bowls</i> …

Baking

How to Levitate Like a Magician | The Art of Manliness

An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Spices

How to Get the Perfect Pizza? Make Your Own

Make your own pizza tonight with a roasted cauliflower and ricotta topping.<p>The thing about ordering in pizza for dinner is that it's never <i>exactly</i> what you want: Not enough cheese, too much sauce, or worse, wimpy toppings. Beat the system by making your own—this one, with tender roasted cauliflower …

Cooking

5 Links to Read Before Cooking Rice

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come..</i><p><i>Today: A guide to the perfect pot of rice.</i><p>Rice is a fickle ingredient. Some days, it's overcooked and mushy, and other days, it's hard and stuck to the …

Pumpkin Flan

12 Servings<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 large eggs<p>6 large egg yolks<p>1 3/4 cups sugar<p>1 teaspoon orange zest<p>2 1/3 cups heavy cream<p>1 cup milk<p>5 whole cloves<p>3 whole star anise<p>1 cardamom pod, cracked<p>2 cinnamon sticks<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>1 15-ounce can pumpkin purée<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk eggs, egg …

Dessert

Lu Rou (Triple-Cooked Spareribs with Chiles)

Mix spareribs, wine, and five-spice powder in a bowl; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.<p>The next day, drain ribs, discarding liquid, …

Curing Salts Demystified

While curing salts might seem like an obscure subject, a growing number of home pit masters--not to mention recent grads of Barbecue University--have taken to curing and smoking their own bacon, pastrami, jerky, etc.<p>Picture the incarnadine color of corned beef and pastrami. The shimmering …

BBQ

How to Survive a Plane Crash: 10 Tips That Could Save Your Life | The Art of Manliness

We often think that plane crashes are catastrophic and unsurvivable events. Thanks to movies and 24/7 news channels, the enduring image of a plane …

What to Do with an Overload of Garlic Scapes

<i>It's the season of overflowing market bags, heavy CSA boxes, and gardens run amok. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks is showing us how to store, prep, and make the most of the bounty, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: Whip those garlic scapes into shape -- but make sure you save some for</i> …

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Too Many Cooks: Your Perfect Salad

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>Salads are so much more than piles of lettuce. They can be light and delicate, cheesy and crunchy, or more potato than anything else. They can …

Shopping for dried herbs and spices? Don't go to the grocery

Need to buy some dried herbs or spices? The last place you should go is your neighborhood grocery store.<p>After comparing the prices for some commonly used ingredients at a half-dozen Southern California shops, it turns out supermarkets consistently charge prices that are three to 20 times as high as …

Everything You Need To Know About Peppercorns, The Most Widely Used Spice In The World

Pepper is one of those spices that is so ubiquitous that we definitely take it for granted. Along with salt, pepper appears on just about every table -- in restaurants and kitchens alike. It's used in cuisines across the globe, and in fact, it is the most widely used spice in the world.<p>Pepper's …

Chef Roy Choi on the success of Korean tacos: 'Nobody can hate on a taco'

Alcoholic Slushies Are Making Summers Better (And Boozier)

The best thing about boozy slushies is that they give us an excuse to drink our favorite frozen drink, the slushy. Plus, the buzz. While milkshakes are nice and smoothies are refreshing, there's nothing like a sugary, brightly-flavored slushy to make you feel like you're living the summertime dream.<p>…

Smoking Meat 101: Barbecue for Beginners

Barbecue doesn't have to be intimidating. With these tips from pitmaster Pat Martin, smoking meat can be downright easy—even for beginners<p>"If you can smoke a slab of ribs, you can cook a whole hog," says <b>Pat Martin</b>, owner of Martin's BBQ Joint in Nolensville, Tennessee. Beloved of <i>Bon Appétit</i> …

BBQ