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14 Asian Soup Recipes We Love

Gallery14 Asian Soup Recipes We Love<p>Served in a big bowl, an Asian soup makes the perfect meal for the fall. Whether clear of broth and full of chewy noodles, or super thick and packed with heat, these soup recipes are sure to warm your body (and maybe your soul) this season.<p>Check out our great …

The Food Lab: How to Make Awesome Pho in 1-Hour

There are times in life when devoting six hours to a single project seems like a good idea. Watching a <i>Walking Dead</i> marathon to procrastinate on the book you're supposed to be writing. Looking at funny pictures of cats and reading comments from irate atheists when you should be sleeping. Making …

Potatoes! 36 Potato Recipes We Love

GalleryPotatoes! 36 Potato Recipes We Love<p>Potatoes: they're always hanging around. At least, I never remember buying any but then always seem to have at least five in my kitchen (what's with that?). I'm going to go ahead and assume this happens to other people too. They're sort of the plain janes …

Video: Alton Brown's 5 Essential Pieces of Kitchen Equipment

Now that it's a new year, we're on our way to becoming our best, healthiest, most organized selves. For those looking to simplify their kitchens, we gladly present: <b>Alton Brown's five essential pieces of kitchen equipment</b>.<p>In our latest episode of the Chewing the Fat video series, TV personality and …

Where to Eat in D.C. Near the National Mall on Inauguration Day

Face it, if you're planning on attending the inauguration on Monday, you should be bracing yourself for crowds of biblical proportions. It may not be projected to be nearly as packed as Obama's first go around, but don't expect getting around to be easy. That said, don't let the patriotic hysteria …

10 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Eat at Eden Center in Falls Church, VA

Gallery10 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Eat at Eden Center in Falls Church, VA<p>The crossroads known as "Seven Corners" in Falls Church, Virginia, is not quite an example of all roads leading to Rome; unless Rome was an immense strip mall, tucked into an asphalt tangle of slow-going state highways, …

Video: How to Poach Eggs, the Foolproof Method (Really!)

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Wouldn't it be great if there was a poached egg method that works every time, and better yet, allows you to poach your eggs in advance, ready to be served at moment's notice?<p>I've wanted to write about poached eggs for a …

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

Grilled Cheese with Roasted Pineapple, Ham, and Swiss

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>How far can we take a grilled cheese until it's no longer a grilled cheese and just a grilled [insert ingredients here] with cheese? That was the subject of most of the debate on yesterday's thread about a muffuletta …

The Ramen Rater's Top 10 Instant Noodles of 2013

I've been a fan of instant noodles all my life and in 2002, decided to turn this passion into a blog. While living in Seattle, I've found Asian grocery stores aplenty and my love affair with the instant noodle has only increased. Over the years, I've found some pretty amazing varieties; this list …

The Food Lab: How To Make Lobster, Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwiches

GalleryThe Food Lab: How To Make Lobster, Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwiches<p>More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>In my earlier days as a real live line cook, I spent a good deal of time shucking oysters, frying clams, and steaming lobsters at Barbara …

Grilling: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers with Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce

As much as I advocate against the skinless boneless chicken breast—you're better off with juicier and tastier thighs—it's usually a losing battle. The worst offender is chicken breast cubes on a stick, where small pieces of lean meat are extra-susceptible to overcooking, leading to dry and …

The 2013 Serious Eats Guide to Grilling

Getting ready to fire up that grill for Independence Day? We've got you covered over on our Grilling Page. Swing on by and you'll find a whole section on Grilling How-Tos, which will walk you through making the juiciest boneless chicken breasts, grilling perfect burgers, or cooking up the ultimate …

The Food Lab: Flip Your Steaks Multiple Times for Better Results

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe experiments.<p>More<p>…

Taiwan Eats: Taiwanese Meat Sauce With Rice (Lu Rou Fan)

Every cuisine has its signature dish—something that's unique, unilaterally enjoyed by its people, and unquestionably delicious. For Taiwanese cuisine, it might just be <i>lu rou fan</i>. Literally "stewed meat rice," <i>lu rou fan</i> is a homestyle dish of minced pork braised in rice wine, soy sauce, water, and …

Pickled Japanese Turnips with Shiso from 'Little Jars, Big Flavors'

Pickles are usually the easiest thing to put up, and the vinegar-ed recipes in <b>Southern Living's</b> <i>Little Jars, Big Flavors</i>, fall in line. Most of the pickles are simple, familiar choices like dills, bread and butters, and pickled green beans. This pickled turnip with shiso, however, stood out from the …

The Ramen Rater's Top 10 Instant Noodle Bowls of 2013

Instant noodles come in many different packages: pillow packs (like Nissin Top Ramen), cups (like Maruchan Instant Lunch) and bowls (like Nongshim Bowl Noodle). How do they differ? The cups and bowls use a method known as steeping; rather than cooking stovetop in boiling water, water is brought to …