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The Food Lab: How to Grill a Whole Chicken

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.<p>Look what's gone and happened: While we were busy down here on earth, talking about what kind of fried chicken sandwich is okay or not okay to eat, science has gone and put a frickin' robot on …

For the Juiciest Bacon, Give Your Sous Vide Cooker the Night Shift

I love the work that they do over at ChefSteps, but when I saw their video recommending sous vide bacon, I have to admit I rolled my eyes a little. <i>This has got to be one of those "everything looks like a nail when you have a hammer" situations,</i> I said to myself. You know, one of those times when …

Cooking

22 Superrich Recipes to Break Your Resolution in the Best Way Possible

It's that time of the year when everyone's made some kind of New Year's resolution, and for a lot of people that means trying to eat better. That's all well and good—I would never begrudge someone for trying to be healthier—but if you're going to spend most of your time eating kale and chia seeds …

Cooking

The Best Fried Chicken on the Planet: An Opinionated World Tour

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>I don't know anyone who loves fried chicken as much as my wife. It's her greatest weakness. She'd rat her own mother out for a good buffalo wing. It's one of the three foods that has prevented her from going full-on …

Food & Dining

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Cooking

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie<p>Yield: 8 servings<p>3 eggs, separated<p>1 cup granulated sugar, divided<p>5 tablespoons all-purpose flour or 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons …

6-Ingredient Chocolate Ganache Soufflé Cake

<b>Ingredients</b><p>12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped<br>• 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature<br>• 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, plus a little extra to prepare the pan<br>• 5 eggs<br>• 1/2 cup sugar<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• Lightly sweetened whipped cream or powdered sugar, for serving<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.<p>2. Butter …

Dessert

Flourless Chocolate Cake

<b>WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS</b><p>Recipes for flourless chocolate cake abound, but we found these recipes to be overly complicated. For this recipe, we wanted to …

Chocolate and pistachio torte

This classic, flourless dark chocolate torte has enough depth and richness to satisfy any chocolate lover while being light enough to justify a second helping. That’s win-win in my book. Pistachio nuts are prized in Iran and their natural sweetness works wonders with dark chocolate. Here, they are …

These chocolate sparkle cookies will make you happy

Sometimes you run across a recipe that's the perfect intersection of great flavor, very little effort and only a handful of ingredients. And, in this case, chocolate. It's no wonder this recipe has consistently been rated one of the top entries in our recipe database. What's in them? Semisweet …

7 Painting Tips You Need To Know

Follow these expert-approved tips and you'll never end up with uneven walls again.<p>Painting your home — or even just one room — can be completely daunting, but there's no denying the transformative power of a new wall color.<p>To make the process simpler and, dare we say, more fun, we turned to …

Chocolate-Vanilla Bean Pinwheels from 'Classic Cookies with Modern Twists'

<i>Reprinted with permission from Classic Cookies with Modern Twists by Ellen Jackson (Sasquatch Books).</i><p><i>Photograph by Charity Burggraaf</i><p><b>Chocolate–Vanilla</b> …

21 Italian-American Recipes, From Baked Ziti to Bolognese

The line between "Italian" and "Italian-American" cuisine can be blurry at times—some dishes, like lasagna, inhabit both worlds, though you may find major differences in preparation between the two versions. But there's one thing that pretty much all Italian-American dishes have in common, and not …

9 Things You're Doing Wrong In Your Bedroom

The place where you sleep should be a sanctuary.<p>Your bedroom should be the place where you find peace. It's where you sleep, love, dream, and are oftentimes the most vulnerable. "You want the space to be a calming refuge," says Alexander Reid, a head stylist at One Kings Lane. "You want to simply …

Bored With Maple? 26 Toppings for Your Pancakes

More<p>Pancakes<p>Serious Eats digs into pancakes around the world.<p>For some people, a stack of pancakes is all about purity: just the delicate crispy edges and tender center of each carefully-cooked round, showcasing a simple homemade batter and the flavor of butter. Real maple syrup is the only …

Breakfast

Everything You Can Do With a Can of Chickpeas

After a good knife and a heavy skillet, the most heavy-duty workhorse in my kitchen isn't a piece of equipment at all; it's a can of chickpeas.<p>Yes, if I have the time I'll cook a big batch of dried chickpeas, with their far superior beany broth, and freeze them into single-serving portions. But …

Claws Out: The BA Guide to Crab Types (and How to Cook Them)

Blue crab! King crab! Soft-shell crab! Here's how to cook all of the different types of crab available.<p>When it comes to seafood, sweet and meaty crabs are king. But just as there are many fish in the sea, there are plenty of these crustaceans, too. From blue crab to soft-shell to, yep, king crab, …

Northern California

13 Refreshing No-Bake Desserts to Beat the Heat

In the midst of a summer heat wave, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven to bake. But a sweet tooth knows no season, and all those picnics and barbecues you're bound to attend this summer call for shareable treats. If you're looking for something that goes beyond a melty tub of Breyer's, …

How to Make Crème Fraîche (in One Easy Step!) Recipe

For those of you who pay attention, yes, we did talk about this back in August. I just feel like minds weren't sufficiently blown that time around. Certainly, mine wasn't, so I thought I'd share my feelings on the matter.<p><b>Me:</b> "I'm going to need crème fraîche for the dinner I'm cooking tomorrow. But …

Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Tahini?

Tahini, Middle Eastern ground sesame paste, often gets shunned as a supporting player when blended into hummus or smeared on shawarma. But it's versatile (and shelf-stable) enough to earn a permanent spot on our refrigerator shelves. We polled a panel of pro chefs on how they like to let it …

Ice Cream

The Burger Lab's Top 10 Tips for Making Better Burgers

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Editor's Note: Since this article was originally published, the photographs have been changed, the text has been lightly edited for clarity, and the tip order has been updated, but the content is the same.</i><p>More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the …

Churro Balls

• In a medium sized pot, heat the milk, butter, and salt until it starts to boil. Remove the pot from the heat and using a wooden spoon vigorously mix …

Baklava Pull-Apart Bread

I can't tell you how many times I've drooled over the thought of making pull-apart bread in my own kitchen. I've seen all different varieties - sweet …

7 Simple Kitchen Renovation Ideas To Make The Space Look Expensive

When your taste is bigger than your budget, it's time to start thinking like a pro.<p>Of all the rooms in a house where decorative sleight of hand can have the biggest visual impact, the kitchen rules, says designer Elaine Griffin. "That's because kitchen cabinets come in standard sizes with standard …

The Secret To A Stylish Kitchen Is...

One word: Organization.<p>They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. If that's true, are you heart-healthy? Is your kitchen set up like a Michelin Star Chef's, or do you have four junk drawers filled with old takeout menus and three can openers because you never know where they are? And hey, no …

Kitchens

Ramadan: a guide to the Islamic holy month

Muslims around the world are preparing for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. From waking up in the early hours for a quick bite and sip of water, to the waiting – date in hand – for the seconds to tick by until the call to prayer at sunset, why do Muslims fast and what is Ramadan?<p><b>What is …

Islam

How cool is that: Easy chocolate yoghurt whip

SERVES 4-6<p>50g (2oz) good-quality cocoa<br>• 150ml (5fl oz) freshly squeezed and sieved orange juice<br>• 1 x 500g tub good-quality thick greek yoghurt<br>• 4 medium …

Infographic: A Guide To Becoming A Guru At Kitchen Knives

<i>Click to enlarge image</i><p><i>Click to enlarge image</i><p><b>This infographic</b> by SB Lattin Design goes beyond selecting appropriate knives for various cooking</b> …

Infographics

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

The Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake recipe -make chocolate cupcakes with silky chocolate ganache and the BEST chocolate buttercream frosting. Chocolate …

Gotham's Champion Returns with the Batman: Arkham Knight Play Arts Kai Figure

<b>BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT PLAY ARTS KAI BATMAN</b> <b><br>Item Code: MAY152526</b><b><br>SRP: $99.99</b><p>Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Asylum video game series has been one of …