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Classic Ciabatta Bread

<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: Lionel Vatinet, author of A Passion for Bread and baker at La Farm Bakery, shows us that as long as you have a stainless steel bowl and a little</i> …

8 Edible Holiday Gifts: Sweet, Savory, and Everything In Between

Everyone knows the host who throws the best holiday party and who declares, one week before, to NOT BRING ANYTHING. They say it with such severe finality and borderline hostility that you're actually afraid they'll hit you if you show up with a bottle of wine or pretty little potted plant (because …

Call for Genius Recipe Tips (+ More Greatest Hits)

<i>Cooked something genius lately? We want to hear about it.</i><p>These recipes look good, right? They are. We're lucky to know about them -- and it's all thanks to you!<p>I've said it time and again: there's no match for the Genius Recipes that the Food52 community sends my way -- the crazy new trick you …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Congratulations! You survived Thanksgiving. All the fretting about the turkey and trying to manage your family members is behind you now. Today's …

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

Nutrition

Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fennel Seeds + Banana Cardamom Milkshake

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: How to make dinner out of cabbage. Hint: it includes fried eggs and an after-meal milkshake.</i><p>Over the past week, you've eaten a lot …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

Creative Uses for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Two days after Thanksgiving, and your fridge is still stuffed with stuffing. And turkey. And mashed potatoes. You already made perfectly loaded turkey sandwiches yesterday, so now you need new ideas to put those leftovers to good use.<p>This question has come up time and time again on the …

Ponzu Sauce

<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: Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons gives a classic Japanese condiment a homemade makeover -- with a twist.</i><p>Ponzu is one of my favorite …

How to Make Your Own Nut Flours (Without Making Nut Butter)

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: The secrets to fine, evenly ground DIY nut flours that won't turn to butter on you.</i><p>To pulverize nuts in a food processor without turning them to paste, be sure that the …

Sweet Potato Biscuit Pillows with Honey and Coconut Oil

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Biscuits that live up to their name. (Seriously.)</i><p>WHO: TheWimpyVegetarian is a blogger, food writer, and cooking teacher …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

Photography

12 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dishes to Make Omnivores Jealous

Thanksgiving for vegetarians really isn't that big of a deal. Unless you're sitting at a table where everything has been pre-drenched in gravy or stewed in chicken stock or fried in bacon fat (I assume that such tables exist but I have never sat at one), there are probably enough meatless …

Rose Levy Beranbaum's Top 5 Thanksgiving Pie Tips

<i>Welcome to Blooper Week, where we'll be polling various cooks and food writers -- as well as the Food52 staff -- about their biggest Thanksgiving bloopers and their essential tips to avoid future disasters.</i><p><i>Today: L</i><i>egendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum, author of 8 cookbooks plus next year's The Baking</i> …

10 Non-Pie Thanksgiving Desserts

We're all about pie here. We love apple pie and pecan pie and pumpkin pie and all of the Thanksgiving pies, ever. But sometimes -- deep breath -- pie just isn't enough. <i>Three</i> pies just isn't enough. Because this is a holiday, people, and we want every dessert that there ever was. We want bundt cakes …

How to Accommodate Guests with Special Diets and Stay Sane

Thanksgiving is a day where everyone you love comes together, the uniting factor being food. So what happens when you have guests who have special diets? How do you serve a satisfying menu without straying too far from traditional Thanksgiving fare?<p>Every year, concerned hosts who want to make sure …

Martha Stewart's Cake Advice

<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>Are you tired of pie yet? Let's talk about cake.<p>There is a cake for every occasion and a cake for every season. You've got humble poundcakes and …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

Our 9 Favorite Brussels Sprouts Recipes

We're about to turn orange.<p>And no, it's not because we're nervous or embarrassed; it's not because we're stressed about planning that gigantic meal for next week. It's because we're eating <i>way too many</i> sweet potatoes, squashes, pumpkins, and carrots.<p>It's time to get some green back in our lives; …

The Crowd-Pleaser: 11 Exciting Potato Recipes

This one's for all you out there who just don't get mashed potatoes. Sure they have plenty of butter and salt, but where's the <i>crisp?</i> Where's the <i>crunch?</i> Where's the gooey cheese and the bacon and the salt crust?<p>Here, of course! Because even though this holiday is all about the turkey, the …

Homemade Cranberry Sauce, in a Can

My mother makes a killer homemade cranberry sauce. Or so I hear, as I’ve never actually tried it.<p>All those bits of soft-yet-still intact cranberries hold less than zero appeal for me. I once thought this might be a food neurosis I’d outgrow, but after three decades, I think it’s safe to say that I …

5 Links to Read Before Cooking a Turkey

<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: It's time to tackle the Thanksgiving turkey.</i><p>There's a lot of fear and anxiety surrounding the bird that occupies the center of the Thanksgiving table. …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

Karl Lagerfeld

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Nuts For Longevity: Daily Handful Is Linked To Longer Life

Americans have not always been in love with nuts.<p>Think about it: They're loaded with calories and fat. Plus, they can be expensive.<p>But Americans' views — and eating habits — when it comes to nuts are changing. Fast.<p>There's a growing body of scientific evidence that's putting a health halo over …

How to Make Gravy Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Gravy is spectacularly easy, and -- spoiler alert! -- even make-ahead friendly. Here's how to make it happen.</i><p>…

1 Pot of White Beans, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer of The Canal House show us the best ways to work a pot of white</i> …

13 Seasonal Sweet Potato Recipes to Eat All Day Long

Asking you to choose between potatoes and sweet potatoes would be like asking you to choose between chocolate and vanilla ice cream, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, or pumpkin and pecan pie. There's no right answer and luckily, it's not a decision you have to make.<p>But if we did, hypothetically …

Histagrams, Major Historical Events Depicted as Instagram Posts

Histagrams — not to be confused with histograms — is a Tumblr blog that depicts historical events as Instagram posts. To see more of the funny posts, …

Cosmology