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6 Breakfasts That Are Scientifically Proven To Put You In A Good Mood

What you eat--and when you eat--plays a huge role in how you feel. If you need further proof that food affects your mood, think about how you feel after that first glorious cup of coffee in the morning (or, OK, after ravaging that bag of mini Kit Kats on a particularly crappy day). Here, six ways …

Pop This! Move Over Popcorn

Hi! I'm Julie Resnick, co-founder of feedfeed, a global community of people that love to cook, sharing the things they make on hashtag #feedfeed on social media.<p>Reviewing thousands of submissions on #feedfeed each day from our Instagram community, often times I'll see a recipe and have an aha! …

Homemade Nondairy Yogurt

<i>by guest blogger Stephanie Eckelkamp, senior associate editor at</i> Prevention <i>magazine</i><p>I'm in a minor predicament: Regular milk-based yogurt makes me feel like garbage, but most nondairy yogurts taste like junk and contain sketchy additives (e.g. controversial carrageenan) to give them that traditional …

Almond Milk Is America’s Favorite Milk (Next to Dairy Milk)

Do you drink almond milk? You're not alone.<p>Is the age of dairy coming to an end? First, vegan cheese turned trendy. Now, nut-based milks are booming—specifically, almond.<p>According to the Nielsen Company, almond milk sales have risen by 250 percent in the past five years—people spent $894.6 million …

What's the Difference Between Prawns and Shrimp? (Plus 10 Ways to Cook with Both)

Get your crustaceans straight.<p><i>Prawn</i> isn’t just British for <i>shrimp</i>. The two sea creatures, while similar in flavor and deliciousness, have their differences. The next time you want to show off your crustacean expertise at the fish market, here’s what you should look for: claws. If the creature in …

Seafood

The Caramel Spectrum All Home Bakers Should Know

Not all caramel is created equal. The longer sugar cooks, the darker the color and the richer the flavor. And pretty much every stage has a different application. It takes some practice to get caramel the exact color you want, so keep a watchful eye, use a light-colored pot, and don’t walk away …

Caramel

26 Italian Classic Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're time-tested and perfect in every way. So pull up a Negroni and put the pasta water on to boil.<p>Italian Crudités<p>For a no-fat …

Italian Food

How to Bake with Basically Any Dairy You Have on Hand

It’s a weeknight and you’ve arrived home late. You’re in the middle of throwing ingredients in a bowl for a cardamom pound cake. You haven’t even started cooking dinner, but you promised your colleague you’d bring the cake for an office party, so…oh, crap. The recipe calls for crème fraîche. That …

Recipes

You’ll Want This Garlic Condiment on Everything

Green garlic had been fermenting in a small jar on my kitchen counter for about four days when a friend kindly asked whether it’d be okay if he opened the window. Nothing reached Époisses-level stinky but the faint smell of aging cut garlic required instant triage by way of that open window and a …

Garlic

Polenta Shouldn't Taste Like the Bottom of the Ocean

<i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Michelle Bolton-Broman confesses making pebbly polenta to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Here’s Martinez’s advice for making sure it never happens</i> …

Recipes

Avoid These Common Mistakes and Your Carrot Cake Will Be Gold

Bursting with vitamin-packed carrots and slathered with a dairy-rich cream cheese frosting, carrot cake is essentially the world’s most delicious health food. Okay, we’re lying to you and ourselves. But it <i>is</i> one of the best special occasion cakes batter can make. It’s also less fussy than many …

Cake

7 Reasons to Splurge on Sushi-Grade Tuna Every So Often

Treat yourself!<p>Buying tuna doesn't have to break the bank, but sometimes it's worth it to spend a little extra money on sushi-grade. From refreshing ceviche to delicious Samoan-style salad, here are seven dishes that make the purchasing sushi-grade tuna worthwhile.<p><b>1. Tuna Carpaccio with</b> …

9 Tips for Perfect Poke

The 2016 BNC offers ten tips for making the trendy fish preparation at home.<p>Chef Ravi Kapur of San Francisco’s Liholiho Yacht Club has earned a cult following for his neo-Hawaiian cuisine. Here, the 2016 Best New Chef shares ten tips for making perfect poke, the hottest dish on menus right now.<p><b>1.</b> …

Why Eating Salmon and Avocado Could Keep You Young

Foods rich in vitamin B3 could help slow the aging process.<p>Skip the Botox and skin peels; the secret to looking younger might be eating more avocado. Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have found that boosting levels of NADPH, a molecule involved in antioxidant reactions, …

3 Ways to Make Your Own Cheese

Be your own favorite cheesemonger!<p>Wouldn’t you love to live in a cheese store? You would have curd heaven at your fingertips. Of course, this arrangement would have downsides—the smell, for one, and the lack of actual furniture. Here's a compromise: Make your own cheese at home! It’s simple and …

DIY Infused Oils to Stock Your Pantry

Easy ways to make your own flavored oils.<p>Infused oil is a supersimple way to add new dimensions of flavor to your food. You can incorporate it into oil-based sauces and dressings, or just drizzle onto a dish to finish it. Their only downside: cost. Thankfully, you don't have to shell out a month's …

Iliana Regan on the 7 Most Delicious Things You Can Find Outdoors in the Midwest

The chef behind Chicago's Elizabeth is an expert forager.<p>While she was growing up in rural Indiana, F&W Best New Chef 2016 Iliana Regan would often hunt with her family for wild mushrooms and edible plants. Today, that means you'll find all kinds of delicious, indigenous ingredients on the menu at …

Michael Gulotta's Three Favorite Ways to Use a Mortar and Pestle

The 2016 BNC explains what to make with this essential kitchen tool.<p>F&W Best New Chef 2016 Michael Gulotta is bringing back the mortar and pestle. "Grinding things by hand in a mortar and pestle is so important because it crushes up the ingredients' cells as opposed to slicing them. Slicing means …

Have these Sydney Chefs Invented the New Avocado Toast?

Sydney chefs have a particular talent for breakfast. Is one of the dishes here about to become the next avocado toast?<p><b>Licorice Toast</b><br>Pureed soft black licorice and licorice root lend a dramatic black color to Yellow’s sweet and salty licorice bread, served grilled with housemade cultured butter.</i> …

The World’s Cheapest Michelin-Starred Restaurant Is Opening in NYC

NYC is in for some delicious dim sum.<p>At some Michelin-starred restaurants, a single dish runs more than $100. But at Tim Ho Wan, a one-star dim sum spot in Hong Kong, you’d be hard pressed to spend that much on an entire meal. Plates at Tim Ho Wan top out at $5, earning it the title of world’s …

3 Things You Need to Know About Cooking With Salmon

Plus, a recipe from Diane Morgan's new book, Salmon: Everything You Need to Know.<p>The majority of salmon consumed in the United States today is farmed Atlantic salmon. At one time, wild Atlantic salmon were plentiful, but industrialization, pollution and overfishing pretty much wiped out the stocks …

A new wine bar in Silver Lake offers pairings with Thai street food

Most wine bars boast a selection of fine or rare cheeses, or charcuterie to pair with all those varietals. At Same Same, a new wine bar in Silver Lake, the preferred pairing for a sweet Riesling is a bowl of super spicy <i>laab</i>.<p>Katy Noochloar and Annie Daniel have teamed up with Last Word Hospitality …

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the questionably stale cereal long before I reached the bottom of the canister.<p>I'm …

The 17 Most Tearjerking Restaurant Shutters of 2014 - Eater

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 past, 2014 marked the unexpected closure of many decades-old favorites. This year, a few trends emerged. Acclaimed chefs (New York City's <b>Wylie Dufresne</b>) …

San Francisco Bay Area

What to Do With All Those Holiday Roast Leftovers

<b>That giant holiday roast was delicious</b>, but now you're stuck with mounds of leftovers. From a meaty beef stock to a classic French dip sandwich, here's what to make with your roast leftovers.<p>Roast Beef Stock<p>Put those bones to good use! Homemade beef stock is richer and more flavorful than …

Recipes

The 12 Best Food Blog Recipes of 2014

<i>We've gathered (some of) our favorite recipes from the world of food blogs in 2014. Which would you add to our list?</i><p>2014 was a great year for food blogs. We saw so many innovative, beautiful, and -- most importantly -- delicious recipes over the last 12 months. From gummy bear sangria and …

Cooking

“Tandoori” Carrots with Vadouvan Spice and Yogurt

What’s vadouvan, you ask? It’s just one of our new favorite exotic spice blends, a French-Indian formula that includes onion, shallots, and garlic added to a currylike mix.<p>Preheat oven to 425°. Mix vadouvan, half of garlic, ¼ cup yogurt, and 3 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl until smooth; season with …

Yogurt

Muesli Toast with Labneh, Hazelnuts, and Honey

Toss chopped toasted hazelnuts in a little olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Spread toasted thin seeded bread with labneh or Greek yogurt. Top with hazelnuts and drizzle with honey.<p><b>Recipe by</b> Dawn Perry<p><b>Photograph by</b> Peden + Munk

Muesli

Lentils with Cucumbers, Chard, and Poached Egg

Calling all savory breakfast people: This beans-and-greens egg bowl is for you.<p>Bring about 2” water to a boil in a large saucepan; reduce heat so water is at a gentle simmer and add vinegar, which helps the whites coagulate. Crack an egg into a small bowl, then gently slide it into water. Repeat …

Lentils