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Bake Gourmet Cupcakes: 6 Recipes from Famous Bakeries

The cupcake bubble has burst according to Slate, and The Wall Street Journal predicts that cupcake bakeries will face economic woes as the trend …

Dessert

9 Easy Vegan Dishes Anyone Can Make

no dairy, no eggs, no problem<p>Going on a vegan diet can sound extremely intimiating at first, especially if you're devoted to things like pizza and nachos. Some of your go-to meals can even be filled with dairy products or eggs without you realizing it. But that doesn't mean cutting out animal …

Food

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Korean Barbecue 101: How to Order Grilled Meats and Booze Like a Pro

Crack the code to the most rocking meal in town.<p>Right now there is simply no better way to dine out as a group than to gather a slew of friends for Korean barbecue. And there have never been better places to do so, from Koreatown classics to modern restaurants upending tradition. Young chefs all …

BBQ

Lettuce Wraps: Your Crispy-Crunchy Dinner-Time Fix

We got no buns, 'hon. These ideas for lettuce wraps and cups are so tasty, you won't even miss the carbs.<p>Salads aren't the only game that lettuce owns. Your favorite greens are also perfect for wraps, cups, and bowls. But not all greens are created equal. Follow these rules when choosing your …

Healthy Eating

35 Weeknight Vegetarian Recipes to Embrace #MeatlessMonday

These hearty vegetarian mains prove going meatless isn't all salads.<p><b>With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian</b> options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and fast enough to get on the table tonight.

Cooking

These 14 Cold Soup Recipes Are So Hot Right Now

You're on fire, but that doesn't mean your soup has to be.<p><b>It's officially melt-your-face-off hot</b> around these parts, which means we're using the oven as little as possible. These low-effort cold soups all require little-to-no cook time—consider them your new summertime staples.

Cooking

21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.

Food

6 Food Words You Haven't Heard of... Yet

Author Josh Friedand just wrote Eatymology, a dictionary of new words to describe the way we eat, drink, and think about food. How well do you know these five food vocab words?<p>You secretly love cronuts and you're a devoted locavore, but have you participated in a carrot mob or visited a sourdough …

Mashups

Our Best Seafood Pasta Recipes with Crab, Anchovy, Lobster and More

Place a bowl of pasta + seafood in front of us, and it's almost guaranteed we'll want seconds. Here are our best seafood pasta recipes.<p><b>Fact: Pasta makes everything better.</b> This is especially true with seafood—we love that briny, fishy-in-the-best-way taste paired with some kind of noodle. Here are …

Italian Food

Um, So What’s the Deal With Buttermilk, Anyway? Your Comprehensive Guide

Don't fear the buttermilk: Buy it, make it, cook with it, and love it.<p>There are a few ingredients that, despite our best efforts, have remained shrouded in mystery. (vadouvan, anyone? P.S. Vadouvan is spice blend made with onion, shallots, and garlic.) Perhaps most mysterious of them all is …

Breakfast

Chicken Tikka Masala

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>For this chicken tikka masala recipe, the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken; the garlic, ginger, and spices in the marinade infuse it with lots of flavor. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 …

Curries

How to Make Pesto Out of Just About Anything

By Amiel Stanek<p>PSA: You don't need pricey pine nuts or even basil to make everyone's favorite green sauce. Here's how to make pesto out of whatever you've got lying around.<p>Not to bruise your ego, basil, but you’re not the real reason people go gaga for pesto. It’s the powerhouse trifecta of hearty …

Food

Farmers' Market Quinoa Salad

4 Servings<p>Don’t obsess over getting these exact ingredients in this precise combination. Any nut you like will work here for crunch, and you’re looking for a mix of bright herbs and enough cooked grains to make this quinoa salad recipe substantial.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup raw pistachios<p>8 …

Food

How to Make Panzanella, the Best Summer Salad Ever

Any salad that's mostly bread is one we want to make and eat immediately. So, how do you make a bready, panzanella-inspired salad without a recipe?<p>Any salad that's composed mostly of bread is a salad we should make and eat immediately. Especially when it means we can use stale bread to do it. So, …

Italian Food

Classic Tuna Salad

4 Servings<p>We like chunk tuna for its texture in our best tuna salad recipe; drain it really well by pressing the open lid down and squeezing the daylights out of it.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 celery stalks, finely chopped<p>¼ small red onion, finely chopped<p>1 5-ounce can water-packed tuna, drained<p>¼ cup …

Spices

Slow-Grilled Leg of Lamb with Mint Yogurt and Salsa Verde

8 to 10 Servings<p>Ask your butcher for a whole leg, which will include part of the sirloin.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Mint Yogurt<p>1 garlic clove, finely chopped<p>2 cups whole-milk plain Greek yogurt<p>1 cup chopped fresh mint<p>1 tablespoon (or more) fresh lemon juice<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

27 Tomatillo Recipes for Some Summertime Tang

Use this bright summer staple to add a bit of acidity and sweetness to a variety of dishes, like salads, hot dogs, pork, even eggs.<p><b>These green beauties may be used mostly in Mexican cooking</b>, as tomatillos take on the starring role in salsa verde. But you can use this bright summer staple to add a …

Cooking

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Cooking

43 Cauliflower Recipes We Want to Eat All the Time

You know what's actually pretty frickin' awesome? Cauliflower.<p><b>You know what's actually pretty frickin' awesome? Cauliflower.</b> It can take on so many flavors, and goes especially great with bright, vibrant ingredients like lemon and capers. Here are over 43 recipes we wholeheartedly endorse.

Cooking

2 food bloggers who have tried every New York City burger that matters say these are the 15 best

The food blog The Infatuation is well aware of this fact. It has sampled virtually every talked-about burger in New York City so you don't have to. We asked blog cofounders Andrew Steinthal and Chris Stang (both music-industry execs who moonlight as food writers) to narrow the burger playing field …