Peter Wong

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Henri Cartier-Bresson Was a Master Surrealist Street Photographer

Studying the work of Rene Magritte and the surrealists has given me a new-found appreciation for the masterful photos of Henri Cartier-Bresson.Henri …

23 Food Ornaments to Make Your Christmas Tree Look Like a Buffet

Why use tinsel when you can trim the tree with pizza?<p>Snowmen, creepy little Santas, and pictures of you in kindergarten are probably ornaments on your Christmas tree. Tradition is great, but there are even better options out there, like your favorite foods. Check out some eerily-realistic food …

How Lightroom Can Tell You What Lens You Should Buy

Lightroom has a feature that can help you use your photography metadata to make informed lens buying and upgrade decisions. In my personal case, …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

You're Throwing a Dumpling Party This Weekend

Because 300 dumplings are better than one.<p>Growing up, my grandma's visits to our home meant one thing: All of the dumplings. She'd drop by on a Sunday morning, bags in tow laden with ground pork, tofu, vegetables, and packages of dumpling wrappers. My family would devote the entire afternoon to …

How to Order Sake Like a Pro

Sake sommelier Yasuyuki Suzuki shares his tips on how to order the Japanese beverage.<p>Whether you’re traveling in Tokyo or out for Japanese food, it …

A Few Adjustment Brush Beginner Tips To Kick Our Week Off Right

Hi gang. Here’s a few quick shortcuts for using the Adjustment Brush for those of you just getting into Lightroom (or forgot about these, or never …

Tutorials

Homemade Tonic Water

501<p>1K<p>Jennifer McLagan always seems to know what we want to read about, and cook, before even we do. She wrote a slew of popular and award-winning …

Spices

Updated Recipe Posts

When I was in high school, our principal came up on stage during assembly one morning and stood there for a moment, until he got our attention. After …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

The Essential Herb & Food Pairing Guide

Starting an herb garden is a great way to incorporate fresh flavors into your cooking. With new ingredients comes new ideas, but what if you’re stuck …

Most Definitely Worth It: Making a Pot of Oatmeal to Last You All Week

Wanna get organized? Wanna do something good for yourself? Want this to be the best week ever? Okay, then. Go do this right now. Put 2 cups of steel-cut oats in a medium pot. Add 8 cups water and a couple pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, stir it around a couple times, then remove from heat and …

Spiced Honey Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

8 Servings<p>Did we mention this honey cake recipe also happens to be gluten-free? (There is also a cream cheese frosting.)<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>½ teaspoon baking soda<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1½ …

Cook-It-Faster Hacks So Good, You'll Need Your Track Shoes

Who doesn't want to cook faster? We could all use a little more time in the kitchen—these hacks make quick work of dinner.<p>If there's one thing that we could all use more of, it's time. Okay, time, and chocolate birthday cake. Although we love rolling up our sleeves and embarking on an ambitious …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

Glazed Fried Chicken with Old Bay and Cayenne

8 Servings<p>Three steps to success: A flavorful brine infuses the chicken with seasoning and keeps it juicy, an overnight chill allows the crust to set, and a spicy glaze seals the deal.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chicken<p>9.5 ounces kosher salt (1 cup Morton or 1⅔ cups Diamond Crystal)<p>⅓ cup (packed) …

Eggplant, Mozzarella, and Saffron Rice Bake

8 Servings<p>This baked eggplant and saffron rice recipe is blanketed in layers of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses—never a bad thing, in our opinion.<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons plus 1 cup olive oil<p>1 medium onion, minced<p>1 cup arborio rice<p>Pinch of saffron<p>1/4 cup dry white wine<p>1 cup …

Recipes

How to Clean a Rusty Cast-Iron Skillet

Think your favorite pan is beyond repair? Here's how to get rid of even the toughest cast-iron rust damage.<p>It isn't hard to maintain a cast-iron pan, but sometimes life gets the better of us and we don't follow proper use, maintenance, or cleaning protocol. Sure, you know not to cook acidic …

Love Miso? You Need to Know About Doenjang

Korean doenjang, miso's more assertive cousin, adds an umami-rich boost to dips, stews, and more. Here's how to use it.<p>Umami-rich miso is good for way more than just soup—we love how the savory paste makes everything from tofu to apple cobbler taste a little more <i>alive</i>. And if you're a miso fan, …

Blue Cheese

How to Use Up All of Those %&@! Fresh Herbs

Have more fresh herbs than you know what to do with? From big green salads to compound butter to simple syrup, here are 11 great ideas.<p>If you cook on the regular, you've probably been faced with a fresh herb-surplus. Gardeners know that herbs grow like, well, weeds—and those who purchase their …

Squid Is the Real Chicken of the Sea

Don't be scared of squid. Cook it, already!<p>Look, squid isn't weird anymore. When a would-be challenge food like squid becomes a ubiquitous menu item at chain restaurants like Olive Garden and The Cheesecake Factory (fried calamari, anyone?), it's safe to say that it's swam its way into the category …

Nitro, Our New Favorite Iced Coffee, Is Served on Tap and Tastes Like Beer

Our new favorite iced coffee is served on tap and tastes a lot like beer. Nitro coffee is on the rise. Here's what you need to know.<p>If you’re like us, you’ve had that moment when you wished you could enjoy coffee the way you enjoy beer: cold, a little bit bubbly, and as often as possible. That last …

(Lobster) Rollin' With the Homies: Common Mistakes to Avoid for Summer's Perfect Meal

You don't need to hit up a Maine clam shack for a classic lobster roll—follow these tips to make one of summer's most decadent treats at home.<p>A classic lobster roll is perfect in its simplicity. Tender, sweet meat, a buttery bun, and a hot summer sun are the key ingredients to this summertime …

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

Cooking

How to Grill Corn the Right Way

You deserve only the best, so throw your corn on the grill.<p>Corn is a summer staple because it's the best there is. But you know what makes corn better than the best? Throwing it on a grill and getting some char on those kernels. The technique is easy, convenient, and loads it up with smoky depth …

Molten Dulce de Leche Cakes

6 Servings<p>August 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter<p>2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour plus more for ramekins<p>2 large egg yolks<p>1 large egg<p>1 2/3 cups canned or jarred dulce de leche (preferably Nestlé)<p>Vanilla or banana ice cream<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 425°. Butter and flour ramekins; …

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

Makes 5 cups concentrate<p>Cold brew goes down easy, but watch out: This is high-octane stuff. For a clear liquid, use coarsely ground coffee. (Finely ground beans make for a cloudier drink.)<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans<p>Milk (optional)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place …

We're Into 'Em: EatPops Fruit and Veggie Ice Pops

Can a sugar-free fruit ice pop be a satisfying dessert? According to our associate web editor, who's been bingeing on them all month long, YES.<p>If you asked me about the dessert of my dreams one month ago, I guarantee I would not have said, "low-calorie ice pops."<p>But that was a month ago. And a …

Hot Cutlet, Cool Salad, Zero Sweat

The cutlets you should make this summer, and then the rest of the year as well.<p>Welcome to your fastest (and most favorite) summer meal yet. These three thin cutlets cook at lightning speed, and all you need to round out the plate is your finest produce, dressed with a touch of acid and a smattering …

Cooking

Buy a Cheap Bottle of Booze and Infuse Your Own Flavored Vodka Immediately

Homemade infused vodka: So much easier than you think!<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow may work on the internet, but when it comes to cooking, she prefers to keep it old-school. From making her own butter (seriously) to grinding her coffee beans by hand, Bilow’s all about doing things the slow</i> …