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Frosty Chai Ice Pops

Some days a milkshake is what you need, other days—like today, when it’s 93 degrees Fahrenheit with 41 percent humidity in New York City—only an ice …

Sesame Noodles with Chili Oil and Scallions

4 Servings<p>Spicy Sichuan pepper will leave your lips buzzing. Use any leftover chili oil from this sesame noodles recipe in dressings or marinades.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 scallions, whites and greens separated, thinly sliced<p>1/2 cup vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>2 teaspoons …

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Our Favorite Chocolate Cake -- Minus the Flour

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today on Food52: Jenny's famous chocolate cake for Mother's Day -- and all other days.</i><p>Babies crawl and then they walk, and then they get their braces off and refuse to eat …

A Zingy Base for All Summer Drinks, Alcoholic and Virgin

The best summer pitcher drinks—alcoholic and virgin—are based on a zingy lemon-ginger brew concocted by our food & features editor Carla Lalli Music<p><b>No, it’s not green juice. It’s Lemon-Ginger Brew</b>, a creation of food and features editor <b>Carla Lalli Music</b>. To make it, she simmers ginger in water to …

How to Make a Brick Grill - DIY Temporary Brick Hibachi Grill

Highlights From the First-Ever Welcome Conference

Yesterday's <b>Welcome Conference</b> in New York City started with Jean-Georges general manager <b>Alex Wolf</b> carving a pineapple to the tune of "Sympathy for the Devil." Then, <b>Will Guidara</b> (Eleven Madison Park, The Nomad) and Anthony Rudolf (formerly of Thomas Keller Restaurant Group) welcomed guests to their …

How To Pick A Crab Like A Pro

The arrival of summer means many things, but most importantly it means fresh seafood -- lots of it. Between buttery lobster rolls, clambakes in the fresh air and crab boils with newspaper-lined tables, we have so many reasons to embrace summer foods. But you won't get very far in summer feasting …

Alcoholic Slushies Are Making Summers Better (And Boozier)

The best thing about boozy slushies is that they give us an excuse to drink our favorite frozen drink, the slushy. Plus, the buzz. While milkshakes are nice and smoothies are refreshing, there's nothing like a sugary, brightly-flavored slushy to make you feel like you're living the summertime dream.<p>…

The Perfect Picnic Dessert: Rhubarb Hand Pies

<i>Every other Friday on Food52, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Take down that picnic basket -- these portable hand pies want to go with you on your next adventure.</i><p>This time of …

Everything You Need to Know About Cooking Pasta

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: How to stretch, salt, and sauce your way to the perfect pasta.</i><p>Pasta is rightfully hailed as the king of easy entertaining and weeknight dinners. It’s …

Fried Plantains

<i>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.</i><p><i>Today: Forget about bananas -- at least for today -- and eat their cousins for breakfast instead.</i><p>For several …

A Leftovers Lunch

<i>Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.</i><p>This is more a remix than an entirely new lunch idea. We had lots of leftovers, so I put together a few things our kids hadn't had in a day or two …

Restaurant-style Italian you can make at home

There's nothing quite like classic meatballs or rich tiramisu when it comes to satisfying your Italian food cravings. But you don't have to venture far to find a taste of Rome or Florence. Matt Abdoo, chef at Del Posto Restaurant in New York City, will show you how to bring the flavors of Italy …

13 Ways to Make a Bad Burger Great

Here are 13 ways to smother your less-than-stellar burger and make it awesome.<p>As writer Daniel Duane learned the hard way, a great burger is really …

How Readers Cooked Recipes from Our May 2014 Issue

From cinnamon-sugar donut muffins to salty, bacon-y radishes, our favorite dishes readers cooked from the May 2014 issue of Bon Appétit<p><b>Every year, our May issue is all about travel</b>, filled with beautiful places to go and the wonderful dishes to eat there, and cook at home. And cook at home you …

The Secret to Best-Ever Tiki Drinks

If you could pack Christmas into a bottle, you might come close to what it tastes like.<p><b>Pimento Dram</b><p><b>What It Is:</b> Pimento dram has nothing to do with …

7 Reassuring Tips for the Grilling Averse

<i>by Rochelle Bilow</i><p>I am not afraid of grilling. It's just that, well, maybe I'm a little intimidated. Let me explain: I graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York City and worked as a line cook at Aldea before I packed up my melon baller and tweezers and moved to the country to become a …

10 Dishes from Japan and Greece to Make for Game Time

Tonight, Japan faces Greece in the World Cup. Here, five delicious dishes to make from each of the competing countries.<p>Tonight, Japan faces Greece in …

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Wire

Comedian and star of the upcoming show <i>The Feed</i> <b>Max Silvestri</b> reveals that his "<b>platonic ideal of food</b>" is <b>Buffalo chicken pizza</b>. He finds it unfortunate that only "trashy" places make it: "I think it's criminal that all the fancy Neapolitan pizza restaurants <b>haven't opened up their hearts and their</b> …

The 7 Most Common Ways to Screw Up Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

It might seem impossible to mess up chocolate chip cookies, but people do. Here are the 7 mistakes you should avoid when baking them.<p>Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked—scoops from a tub of cookie dough, dropped straight onto your baking sheet. Though those drop-and-bake …

How To Eat Like A Local In Paris, According To Actual Parisians

Nobody eats better in a city than the locals. They know where to find the best coffee, because they need it every morning. They know where to find the best late-night grub, because they've been desperate at 2 a.m. after leaving the bar. They know which hole-in-the-wall restaurants are worth …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

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