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The Cheater’s Guide To Love


Your girl catches you cheating. (Well, actually she’s your fiancée, but hey, in a bit it so won’t matter.) She could have caught you with one sucia, she could have caught you with two, but because you’re a totally batshit cuero who never empties his e-mail trash can, she caught you with …

Elvis Presley

13 Beefy Roasts to Serve at Your Holiday Feast

This time of year calls for a "Go Big or Go Home" mentality, and nothing says celebration better than well-prepared rosy, juicy beef roast. We've pulled together a list of our favorite festive entrées: Beef Wellington, prime rib, stuffed tenderloin, and more. No matter which you choose, these …


The Food Lab: Better-Than-Twix Chocolate-Covered Caramel-Filled Shortbread Cookies

An improved, homemade version of the classic chocolate, cookie, and caramel treats.[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Just because something's your favorite doesn't mean that it can't be improved upon. The Beatles woulda been better had Magical Mystery Tour never appeared in their catalogue. Any …


Give Chinese Clay Pot Rice an Italian Twist With Spicy Sausage and Mushrooms

A hot, one pot, Chinese-inspired dish of rice with chicken, mushrooms, and spicy sausage. [Photographs: Shao Z.]

As the weather gets colder, one pot meals are my go-to comfort food. One of my favorite one pot meals is clay pot rice, and it's easily one of the simplest, most delicious one-pot meals …

Meet Smørrebrød, the Best Sandwich You're Not Eating

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik]

Lined up in café windows, served in specialty restaurants, and packed into their very own custom lunch boxes, sandwiches are everywhere in Denmark. They're piled high with pickled herring, spoonfuls of sharp horseradish cream, and mounds of fresh shrimp. But forget what …

Easy and Impressive Holiday Dessert: Chocolate Meringue Cake With Whipped Cream and Raspberries

Crisp meringue, moist chocolate and raspberries come together in this ultimate holiday dessert. [Photographs: Nila Jones of The Tough Cookie]

The winter holidays call for a very specific type of dessert recipe: delicious, easy, and definitely impressive-looking. Well, this cake is just that. Layers …


The Fastest, Freshest, Fluffiest Ice Cream Ever: 30-Minute Philadephia-Style Ice Cream

The fastest, freshest ice cream you can make. [Photographs: Vicky Wasik]

So: You have 30 minutes to make dessert. You want something good. And impressive. And easy. And you don't want brownies.

Enter ice cream. Yup, really.

Most of the time when you make ice cream, you have to fuss with separating …

Ice Cream

The Best Spirits and Liqueurs of 2014

The best new bottles to stock your bar. [Photograph: Wes Rowe]

2014 was such an exciting year for spirits that narrowing down my list of favorites was a truly difficult task. This year's bottlings have raised the bar for future distillers in many ways. The level of quality is so high that these …

6 Great Syrups to Buy For Cocktail-Making

These fancy syrups make cocktail-making easy—and delicious. [Photograph: Nick Caruana]

When it comes to making cocktails at home, I'll admit I can be a bit lazy. I spend so much time focused on finding recipes and researching the perfect whiskey or gin for a specific drink that I sometimes overlook …

How to Tie a Butcher's Knot

Tying a butcher's knot is a useful skill for even basic kitchen tasks. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Tying a roast or a joint is a useful technique that helps it retain a nice shape as it cooks, which leads to both better presentation and more even cooking. Even if you cook a lot of meat, it's …

The Perfect Holiday Dessert: Flourless Chocolate-Chestnut Torte

Chestnut purée makes this torte a perfect wintertime dessert. [Photogrphas: Yvonne Ruperti]

When I want to pull out all the stops with a chocolate dessert, I go for the flourless chocolate cake, since it's both as simple and rich as you can get. For the holidays, though, I like to dress it up with …


Use Your Waffle Iron to Make Decadent Almond Sandwich Cookies

Waffled almond cookies can be filled with chocolate ganache, dulce de leche, or lemon curd. [Photograph: Daniel Shumski]

I'll admit something: these were going to be macarons. But it turns out there's a problem with macarons. Yes, it's true that they're a little precious, but that's not what I'm …


27 Holiday Salads We Love

Making a great, crowd-pleasing salad shouldn't be hard. From a winter citrus salad with jewel-toned oranges and clementines to a medley of winter greens, we've got 27 salad recipes that'll keep you coming back for more. And more. And...yeah...some more.

A Cookie a Day: Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle

Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle. [Photograph: Elizabeth Barbone]

Brittle is the underdog of the holiday season. Everyone is enamored of sparkling sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies slick with icing. Poor, sweet brittle is oft-overlooked. And hopefully, this brittle will change things.

It's definitely …


Steak and Arugula Salad

Toss steak, greens, and fennel with dressing in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper.

Photograph by Kimberley Hasselbrink

Contributor(s) Sara Dickerman + Marissa Lippert

Whole Grain

Smoked Brisket Tortas

Refried Beans

Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and jalapeño and cook, stirring often, until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add beans and 1/2 cup water; coarsely mash with a spoon or a potato masher. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until …


Quick Pomodoro Sauce

Pulse tomatoes with juices in a blender to form a coarse purée. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add tomato purée and sugar and season with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer gently until …


Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The secret to making grilled cheese for a crowd? Turn on the oven (the standard skillet method is too labor-intensive). Encourage guests to customize their sandwiches with the cheeses, breads, and fixings you’ve set out. Then simply pop them on a baking sheet and cook.

Arrange racks in upper and …


7 Fast Christmas Seafood Recipes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas Eve tradition. Here, 7 of F&W's best seafood recipes to make tonight.

1. Whole Roast Fish with Lemon and Herbs
This bright dish makes for a dramatic centerpiece.

2. Sicilian Fish Stew
This aromatic Mediterranean stew from San Francisco chef Mark …


The 17 Most Tearjerking Restaurant Shutters of 2014

Every year, Eater takes a moment to remember the restaurants that gracefully bowed out of the game over the past calendar year — and as in years …


This Gin Cocktail Is Going to Be Your New Everything

And it even comes in a mason jar.

Jam jars and mason jars aren't just good for Pinterest fodder, they double as excellent cocktail shakers (and votive holders, and vases, and everything). Take your girls night to the next level using any jam you have in your fridge as a mixer for this tart and …

Stuffed Calamari



½ cup plus 2 tbsp. olive oil
¼ tsp. dried oregano
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ small yellow onion, minced
2 tsp. tomato paste
4 tbsp. red wine
½ 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes in juice, crushed
1 bay leaf
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to …


What to Do With Your Leftover Candy Canes - Bon Appétit

December 25, 2014 /

Written by Rochelle Bilow

Candy canes seem like such a good idea in early December. Every year, it’s the same routine: You buy a big box (They’re so cheap!), and hang them from your tree branches. You sneak one or two before Christmas, but for the most part they go uneaten. Then, …


How to Turn Bagels and Cream Cheese into a Strata

Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.

Today: Two breakfast standbys -- stratas and bagels and lox -- join forces for a celebratory Christmas …


A Hot Campari Cocktail for Christmas

Bracingly bittersweet and vibrantly red, Campari is a home bar staple for Negroni lovers everywhere. But the herbaceous aperitif is more versatile than you think. In fact, it’s even great in a hot holiday cocktail, as Boilermaker bartender Erick Castro found when he invented the Babbo’s Toddy.

A …


Recipe: Edible Pine Cone Cake Topper

Love to bake around the holidays? Try out this rustic, and totally edible cake topper design. This recipe from Oh Nuts! Sweet & Crunch Blog is a lot easier than it looks. All the ingredients are combined into one bowl and microwaved together. If you don’t have a microwave you can use your stove top …

The Perfect Winter Dish: Butternut Gratin

Mimi Thorisson, a big-city girl from Hong Kong, becomes an accidental blogger and chatelaine in rural France and falls head over heels in love with cooking in the process. Take a look at a comforting and delicious recipe from her new book, A Kitchen in France.


3 tablespoons unsalted …

What to Do With All Those Holiday Roast Leftovers

Put those bones to good use! Homemade beef stock is richer and more flavorful than store-bought, adding lip-smacking depth to your soups, sauces, and braises. Make plenty—this freezes well.

Turkey Recipes

8 Easy Casseroles for a Crowd

Easy to make and and hearty enough to feed a house full of hungry guests, any of these casseroles is a great option for Christmas weekend entertaining.

1. Macaroni-and-Beef Casserole
This cumin-scented casserole has a delectably crisp, cheesy topping.

2. Triple-Cheese Curried Cauliflower Gratin
Chef …

Comfort Food

Dominique Crenn Imagines the Taste of "Walking Deep in the Woods"

Throughout January, F&W will spotlight the top women in food and drink. Nominate the women who inspire you using @foodandwine and #FOODWINEWOMEN and they could be featured next.

Chef Dominique Crenn of San Francisco’s Atelier Crenn creates astonishing nature scenes—complex, precise, highly …