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Sugarless Grape Jam (Scrucchiata)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A one-ingredient grape jam from the heart of Abruzzo</i><p>You'll be surprised at how incredibly sweet a sugarless grape jam can be. This specialty from …

Aleppo Pepper–Roasted Pork with Shallot Vinaigrette

12 Servings<p>This slow-roasted pork shoulder comes out of the oven before it collapses into a shreddable texture; it will be succulent and tender but easy to slice.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>pork<p>4 large garlic cloves, finely grated<p>¼ cup Aleppo pepper or 2 Tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes<p>¼ cup kosher …

Recipes

6 Easy Weeknight Dinners That Chefs Like to Cook

These easy weeknight dinner recipes from 6 talented chefs turn up the flavor while saving you time in the kitchen.<p><b>Pro cooks have families to feed and leftovers to reckon with, too, you know.</b> We asked the chefs from our 50 Nominees for Best New Restaurant what they make at home, for you to transform …

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You Can't Make Mozzarella at Home Without a Little Heat

Meryl Rothstein plunges into hot water as she tries to replicate her mozzarella-making experiment at home<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice</i> …

Your Mashed Potatoes Are Good. These Are Better.

Every taste of these smooth and buttery spuds aims straight for the brain’s pleasure center.<p>Every taste of these smooth and buttery spuds aims straight for the brain’s pleasure center. Follow these <i>BA</i>-approved tips and we guarantee your potatoes will be a Thanksgiving table hit.<p>Pick Your Spud<p>We use …

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How to Kick Off a Dinner Party Right: Cheese Balls, Spiced Nuts, and More

Yes, dinner is important. But it's how you coat your cheese balls and ice your drinks that really sets the tone. Here, 15 ideas for kicking the night off right<p><i>Yes, dinner is important. But it’s how you coat your cheese balls and ice your drinks that really sets the tone. Here, 15 ideas for kicking</i> …

#TBT to These Very Special Old-School Recipes

Remember that awkward phase you went through in middle school? These recipes were our "braces, headgear, and frizzy hair" moment.<p><b>Remember how awesome we thought stirrup pants, neon sweatshirts, and feathered hair were?</b> As we've grown older, we've moved on to clothes that are more chic, …

Celery Soup

4 Servings<p>"I love this creamy soup so much, I'd bathe in it." –Brad Leone, test kitchen manager<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head celery, stalks chopped, leaves reserved<p>1 large waxy potato, chopped<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>Kosher salt<p>3 cups low-sodium chicken broth<p>¼ …

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.<p>With bathing suit season months away and nothing stretching before us but a cold, gray, blustery, and desolate winter (ugh), we're setting aside the …

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Buttered-Popcorn Ice Cream Sundae

8 Servings<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Caramel Sauce<p>1 cup sugar<p>2 tablespoons light corn syrup<p>1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter<p>1/2 cup heavy cream<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Buttered-Popcorn Ice Cream<p>2 cups popped popcorn<p>1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted …

The Best Indian Flatbread to Make at Home

Andrew Zimmern serves up a recipe for Kulcha, a lesser-known Indian flatbread that's more versatile (and easier to make) than naan.<p>North Indian …

Dinner and a Drink: The Flannel Meets French Onion Dip

<b>Introducing Dinner and a Drink, a series devoted to hand-in-hand recipes for one easy cocktail and one foolproof dish. Your home entertaining just got a lot more well-rounded.</b><p>Something about October whispers of comforting plaids and homey parties. For this installment of Dinner and a Drink, cognac …

Eamon’s Belfast

A <i>bodhrán</i> player (and also a maker of the traditional drums), set dancer (a type of Irish folk dance), and bog oak sculptor, <b>Belfast</b> native <b>Eamon Maguire</b> is well versed in Irish culture. He also helps pass on these traditions as an instructor at An Droichead, an Irish language and arts school in the …

10 Ways to Make Cheap Clothes Look Expensive

Check out these easy tips for making those inexpensive purchases look like a million bucks.<p><b>1. Switch out buttons.</b> Changing the buttons on coats, blazers, or even a silk shirt, will immediately elevate the piece.<p><b>2. Head to the dry cleaners!</b> Dry cleaning cheaper clothing <i>immediately</i> makes it look …

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Table for Two: Serious Eats Joins Flipboard

Before becoming the “missionary of delicious,” foodie Ed Levine had two great passions: baseball and jazz. After throwing one too many curveballs, …

What You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry (and Fridge, and Freezer)

From quinoa to eggs, here's what you actually need in your pantry, fridge, and freezer at all times<p>It's the age-old, seven-word question that plagues nearly every home cook at some point, no matter how skilled he or she is: "What should I make for dinner tonight?"<p>Despite the neverending number of …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Butternut Squash, in Season in Autumn

From soups and sides to bread pudding and cakes, here are 24 butternut squash you should be making all fall and winter long.<p>Is your sweater on? Check. Have a scarf around your neck? Check. Are your feet bundled up in boots and warm woolen socks? Affirmative. Then allow us to state the obvious: It's …

Hair Retouching – FX-Ray

In this tutorial you will learn how to retouch stray hairs, fly-away hairs, cross hairs, how to fill spots with hair and and how to make them look …

Spicy Spiked Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>The addition of an anise-flavored liqueur turns this hot cocoa into the liquid version of chocolate-covered licorice.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>⅓ cup sugar<p>½ ancho chile, lightly crushed<p>1 cinnamon stick<p>½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>3 oz. bittersweet …

Puff pastry red-wine-poached pear tartlets

These are really cute, and very autumnal. The pastry just puffs up round the shape of the pear. You can poach the pears in white wine or cider, or just sugar and water if you prefer.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>300ml water<br>• 300ml fruity red wine (merlot is good)<br>• 175g soft light-brown sugar<br>• 2 broad strips lemon …

The Amazing Pattern Library

The Amazing Pattern Library, started by Tim Holman and Claudio Guglierei, is an on going project that complies patterns shared by the most talented …

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Sketch Collection by Marcelo Shultz

We have featured Marcelo Shultz a few times on Abduzeedo and it seems that it's becoming a trend. That's because he never ceases to inspire us with …

Typography

Complex Lighting in a Professional Product Shoot

Photographs in advertisements can be deceptive. Though an ad may appear to be a simple image of a product on a solid background, there is often an …

Long Term Review: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L

A wide-angle lens definitely has its place in most photographers bag. They have many possible uses. Although their primary use is for landscapes as …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

10 Things You Need to Know About Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of the most important techniques or skills to learn in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will explain 10 things you need to know about …

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