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Chad Robertson on the Next Generation of Bread

<i>We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming cookbooks, their best food memories, and just about anything else.</i><p><i>Today: When you want to know things about bread, ask Chad Robertson. To celebrate today's release of Tartine 3, that's exactly what we've done.</i><p>Chad …

Candied Orange Peel

<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: Orange you glad you didn't throw away that citrus peel? Jennifer Farley from Savory Simple shows us how to make the perfect, customizable holiday</i> …

What's Up in Pizza: Slice-Lovin' Musicians, Pizza Tumblrs, and More!

Last week, we learned something new: Macaulay Culkin is a member of a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band that's recording and releasing a demo. This week, we absorb the fact that they've now put on an actual show show and have been interviewed (along with fellow pizza-lovers Radical Dads) …

Whole Foods Brooklyn vs. Eataly Chicago: Which New Megamart Is the Most Mega?

Earlier today, amid snowy, blustery weather and bone-chilling temperatures, Whole Foods finally opened its long-awaited superstore along the Gowanus …

Dinner Rush! Lemon-Pepper Chicken with Orzo

I can remember growing up and rifling in awe through my grandma’s collection of spices. The sights and smells of things like mace, nutmeg and ginger …

Ask a Cicerone: What People Get Wrong About Beer

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>This week, we asked our crew of beer experts to sound off about people's misconceptions about beer. What myths and assumptions drive them crazy? Here's what they had to say...<p>"Even though the craft beer movement has …

Midwestern Frozen Custard Comes to the West Village

If you want frozen custard in New York these days, your choices are Shake Shack or...Shake Shack.* But a few months ago a new custard player rolled into town, made by a Midwesterner and all, and it's a pretty good thing.<p>* RIP Custard Beach, and farewell Timmy O's, which took off for the suburbs.<p><b>5</b> …

21 Cakes to Make for Your Christmas Feast

Gallery21 Cakes to Make for Your Christmas Feast<p>There's no better way to end your Christmas feast than with a delicious, festive cake. We've got you covered whether you like to create an impressive, many-layered centerpiece (like our Triple Chocolate Layer Cake or Chocolate Hazelnut Cake) or a …

Moscow Mules Fuel Copper Mug Theft Across America

A disturbing trend is sweeping across America: The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that due to the newfound popularity of the <b>Moscow Mule</b>, bars from Seattle to Knoxville are experiencing <b>the widespread theft of the cocktail's signature vessel</b>, the copper mug. To curb theft, the <i>WSJ</i> reveals some bars' …

Oyster Alert

NYC's iconic <b>Grand Central Oyster Bar</b> debuts its new Brooklyn outpost tomorrow evening, and Eater NY gets an early look inside the space, which houses <b>a 150-seat dining room</b>, retail market, and bar. Plans are to offer a "raw bar and menu of light fare," with an expanded menu to roll out in a new …

Leftovers: 100 Best Bites, Endangered Foods, Christmas in Thailand, and More!

What happens when you open an American-style Chinese restaurant in Shanghai? "It took months to find a maker of fortune cookies; they are so uncommon in China most locals have no idea how to consume them without getting a mouthful of paper." <i>—Max Falkowitz, NY Editor</i><p><i>Time Out Chicago's</i> annual 100 …

One-Pot Wonders: Orange Chicken With Couscous and Feta

Are there certain things that, no matter how simple, you have trouble cooking? Until recently, mine was couscous. It was always too soft and mushy or not cooked enough, and never had the fluffy and light texture that I wanted. So I avoided it for a long while, until I realized that I had been …

Watch a Pulled Espresso Shot Extract in Slow-Motion

A barista at Minneapolis' <b>Spyhouse Coffee</b> filmed his coffeeshop's <b>La Marzocco FB80</b> in slow-motion, capturing the birth of an espresso shot at the <b>leisurely pace of 120 frames per second</b>. The usually 25-second process is stretched to nearly two minutes, and the videographer even offers his own viewing …

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How to select the best water temperature for brewing tea

<b>Dear Lynne,</b><p><b>Green tea is my new antioxidant. Then I saw on the package: “Use 170ºF water.” Come on, how do I know if the water is 170 degrees</b> …

The Best Uses for Extra Egg Whites

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Don’t ditch those leftover egg whites.</i><p>We’re a little obsessed with eggs around …

We’ve Shared 100 Goodies – Let’s Celebrate with Cake!

We are thrilled to celebrate Mezze & Dolce’s 100th post today. Can you even believe it? We’ve embarked on one hundred culinary adventures together, …

Quinoa Fritters with Ají Amarillo Aioli

6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Aioli<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons (or more) ají amarillo chile paste or other chile paste<p>1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Fritters<p>2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained<p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup finely crumbled …

Homemade Croissants

<i>Every other Friday, we'll be sharing dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because weekends are the sweetest part of the week.</i><p><i>Today: Yossy shows us how to make perfectly flaky croissants at home.</i><p>There is nothing finer than a warm, buttery pastry on a cool fall morning. So I …

The Secret to the Perfect Pie Dough by Jackie Dodd on Honest Cooking

<b>Before you embark on baking any pie this Labor Day, find out the tricks to making the perfect pie crust.</b><br>By Jackie Dodd<p>Pie dough is the secret to any …

Flaky Blood Orange Tart with Salted Caramel Sauce

Friday brings mixed feelings to surface every single week. It is the only day of the week we get to spent together. Yet, before the day starts, fear …

Danish Blue Cheese Gougéres Recipe by Kathy Gori

<b>A gougére is a small choux pastry, basically a savory cream puff, made here with tangy blue cheese.</b><br>By Kathy Gori<p>Danish Blue Cheese Gougéres<p>Print<p>Prep …

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Caramelized Apple + Cheddar Cheese Soft Pretzels with Apple Cider Dipping Sauce

Caramelized Apple + Cheddar Cheese Soft Pretzels with Apple Cider Dipping Sauce {Guest Post}<p>By Tieghan // September 12, 2013 // 18 comments //<p><i>A</i> …

10 Tips to Make Entertaining Easy

Entertainers extraordinaire share their best advice.<p>From setting the table the night before to using black candles on the dining table, entertainers extraordinaire share their best ideas for throwing an elegant, easy bash.

10 Lesser-Known Cocktails You Should Be Drinking

So you've been doing the cocktails-at-home thing for a while, and now it's time to stretch your legs a bit and try some new drinks. This week, I've gotcha covered with a collection of ten delicious historical cocktails that go beyond the basics—the Martinis, Daiquiris, Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, …

One Appetizer + One Drink = One Great Cocktail Party (PHOTOS)

In case you hadn't already noticed, we really like to throw parties around here. In case you had also not noticed this other thing about us: we also really like to feed our friends. That means that we usually go overboard on snacks and cocktails whenever our friends come over. But it doesn't always …

Cake Batter Recipes (PHOTOS)

There's no denying the people's love of cake. We bring it into every celebration -- and even come up with reasons to celebrate just so we can eat more cake. But in our humble opinion, that's still not enough. Which is why adding cake mix to just about everything we can imagine is the only logical …

Manchego, Grilled Red Pepper + Potato Sandwich with Paprika Mayo

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: With a little help from roasted red peppers and spicy mayo, potatoes become summer food.</i><p>The first time I discovered a sandwich containing potato was in a tiny dive in …

7 Red Wines to Chill