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Grilling: Lobster with Lemon-Shallot Butter

Until recently, I'd never grilled lobster; then again, I never realized how easy it was. I was inspired by Kenji's full-court lobster coverage about a month ago, and wanted in on the action. So I procured four <b>Maine lobsters</b>—graciously donated to the cause—and went at it.<p>Lobster on the grill can be …

Put This in Your Cuba Libre: St. George California Agricole Rum

Awhile back, a friend of mine tried to open a bar focusing exclusively on local spirits. As the opening day loomed, he realized that finding local rum was more of a challenge than he expected, even if it seemed that you couldn't walk down the street without running into an artisanal gin …

Cocktail Science: 8 Tips and Tricks For Getting the Most Out of Citrus

It wasn't that long ago that bartenders would reach for a suspect-looking bottle of store-bought lemon juice or sour mix any time a cocktail calling for citrus was ordered. The recent cocktail renaissance has brought back a much-needed appreciation for fresh juices.<p>But to really capture the complex …

The Ultimate July 4th Drinking Guide

If you're planning an Independence Day party next week, it's time to stock up on drinking supplies. Do you have pitchers? Cups? Coolers and ice buckets? What about recipes? We can help you out when it comes to recipes...<p>Alcohol-Free<p>Alcohol-free refreshments are all too often forgotten, but a little …

The 2013 Serious Eats Guide to Grilling Burgers

Firing up the grill for your Fourth of July celebrations and in the mood for some burgers? We've got you covered. From creative toppings ideas to tips for the absolute juiciest, tastiest burgers around, we've spent countless man-hours researching to bring you the very best in burger coverage. Time …

24 All-American Recipes for Independence Day

Gallery24 All-American Recipes for Independence Day<p>Get ready for the 4th, y'all! Break out the flag, throw on some patriotic gear, and fire up the grill, because it's time to eat. To celebrate the 237th year of this great country of ours, we have twenty-four quintessentially American dishes for you.<p>…

5-Minute Flatbread Pizza with Prosciutto, Arugula, and Mozzarella Recipe

This recipe is a slight cheat on skillet pizza, since it uses pre-made flatbread instead of pizza dough. Then again, it really does only take five minutes to make, so I don't feel badly about it at all. I made two personal pizzas in succession and the first one didn't get soggy or cold by the time …

The Complete Serious Eats Guide to Grilling Pizza

As I write this post, I'm sitting in the study at my friend's home in Belfast, looking out the French windows to his back yard. His dad is busy stoking the flames of a wood-fired stone pizza oven that he built with his own hands. This is probably the best possible way to enjoy pizza: real fire, …

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 …

15 Thanksgiving Cocktails Because 1 Is Never Enough

Thanksgiving isn't just a marathon day of eating at my house—it's also a marathon day of drinking. My family always celebrates the holiday with plenty of beer, wine, and especially cocktails. We're always mixing up what we drink—one year someone is really excited about individually mixed drinks, …

15 Thanksgiving Salads to Brighten Up Your Meal

On a table sagging under the weight of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and who knows what other dishes, it's easy for a salad to go ignored. It's especially easy to ignore it if the salad is an afterthought, something thrown together in a couple minutes right before people …

Last Minute Thanksgiving Drinks Guide

It's game time, but you had a busy week, and not everything got done in advance. Don't panic. Even if your designated Thanksgiving wine-buyer flaked out at the last minute, it's going to be fine. Even if you don't have a single bottle on hand, you're in luck—just take this list to the local liquor …

Video: Alton Brown on How to Carve a Turkey

For a full step-by-step slideshow of the process, check out this post here.<p>If you don't know how to carve a turkey, let Alton Brown show you the way. Start by cutting off the breast, then move on to the drum sticks, wings, and thighs. And then make a sandwich. Watch the video after the jump.<p>Alton …

22 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

As beloved as Thanksgiving dinner is, it's the leftovers that folks really get excited for. After all the stress of the holiday, there's something incredibly comforting about eating cold stuffing straight from the fridge. Plus, after you've spent the past couple days cooking it's nice to be able to …

Our Favorite Culinary Gifts Under $50

Thanksgiving's come and gone, which means 'tis officially the holiday season, and various gift-centered celebrations are just around the corner. If you, like me, are obligated to purchase presents for a wide variety of friends, family, and acquaintances, then you're probably also, like me, on the …

17 Elegant Appetizer Recipes for a Holiday Cocktail Party

When it comes to planning a cocktail party, the first thing to consider is, of course, the booze. Our drink calculator and guide to cheap—but tasty—liquor should have you covered when it comes to the cocktails themselves. But as a responsible host, you also need to provide your guests with some …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Pan-Seared Steaks

GalleryThe Food Lab's Complete Guide to Pan-Seared Steaks<p>Summers are made for the grill, but what's a steak lover to do when the weather's too cold and wet to light the suckers up? <b>Just cook them indoors</b>. Indeed, pan-seared steaks have several distinct advantages over grilled steaks—enough that …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Ultimate Beef Wellington

GalleryThe Food Lab: How to Make the Ultimate Beef Wellington<p>The prime rib might be the King of the holiday table, but if I had to nominate one roast for the triple threat of Dictator-For-Life, President, <b>and</b> First Tiger, it'd be the Beef Wellington. Surely, there is no more decadent roast in the …

The Food Lab: How to Roast a Whole Suckling Pig

GalleryThe Food Lab: How to Roast a Whole Suckling Pig<p><b>Suckling pig is the easiest animal to roast in the world</b>. Don't believe me? You should. You'd have to be a complete idiot to be able to start with a good pig and end up with something nothing short of extraordinarily, flabbergastingly delicious …

The Food Lab Redux: 7 Pork Dishes for the Holidays

GalleryThe Food Lab Redux: 7 Pork Dishes for the Holidays<p>Prime rib and turkey may be the most popular table-toppers in the holiday season, but pork will always have a special place close to my heart. And that place is a little bit down and to the right, where my stomach is.<p>There are many pork …

Serious Entertaining: A Blowout Christmas Dinner

In my family, Thanksgiving is all about family (or at the very least, all about pretending that it's all about family for a night). Christmas, on the other hand, is where we tend to get a little wild. It's the one meal of the year where we go for a no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-metal, full-tilt …

17 Elegant Appetizer Recipes for a Holiday Cocktail Party

When it comes to planning a cocktail party, the first thing to consider is, of course, the booze. Our drink calculator and guide to cheap—but tasty—liquor should have you covered when it comes to the cocktails themselves. But as a responsible host, you also need to provide your guests with some …

The Best Sparkling Wine Under $25

We're suckers for Champagne, and we'll save our pennies for the occasional indulgence, but just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to skip bubbly altogether. You shouldn't—there aren't many more perfect pairings than sparkling wine with sushi, fried chicken, or mac and cheese. These …

The Recipes You Loved Most in 2012

GalleryThe Recipes You Loved Most in 2012<p>'Tis the end of December, which has us nostalgically looking back on the past year in recipes. What did we eat? What did we cook? So many things! But which recipes did you love most? We're crowd-sourcing this one to you, our trusty readers. Herewith, our …

18 Winter Salads That Don't Suck

Gallery18 Winter Salads That Don't Suck<p>Don't you hate the term <i>detox</i>? I sure do. It's not that after two months of eating roast meat, roast potatoes, pies, cookies, and cakes I <i>need</i> to detox (whatever that means), but honestly, winter is one of the greatest salad seasons with peppery, bitter greens, …

17 Bean Recipes To Beat The Cold

Gallery17 Bean Recipes To Beat The Cold<p>So you've made that New Year's resolution to eat more vegetables, but the weather's cold, and you're looking for some more rib-sticking fare. Beans are the best compromise in situations like this. And who are we kidding? Beans are no compromise at all—they're …

Serious Entertaining: 'I'm Sick, Make Me My Dinner!'

I'm sick. I can't breathe. I can't smell. I can't see straight. I can't think straight. I sure as heck ain't cooking dinner for myself tonight.<p>Normally, I'm not the kind of guy who enjoys giving orders to his lovely wife, mostly because she's not the sort of girl who enjoys taking them, and I'm the …

A Basic Introduction to Vietnamese Food

What makes Vietnamese food so special? After an eating tour with Intrepid Travel*—traveling through Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, and the Mekong Delta—I can't un-smell the fresh herbs and pungent fish sauce in just about every dish. Each dish could really have its own bottled fragrance. L'eau de Pho (care …

15 Easy Hummus Variations

Gallery15 Easy Hummus Variations<p>If you're as big a football fan as I am, you'd know that the Super Bowl is just around the corner and it's time to start planning snacks as our favorite players start oiling their mitts, sharpening their skates, and adjusting their gear-shifts in preparation for that …