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How to Make Banh Xeo, Crisp Vietnamese Filled Crepes

How to make the hot and crunchy filled crepes known as banh xeo in Vietnam.<p><i>Banh xeo</i> translates to “sizzling cake.” Once you’ve made a batch of these lacy, ultra-crisp crepes, you’ll know why. Remember: Work quickly, and watch for splattering oil when the batter hits the pan.<p>Once oil is shimmering …

These Mushroom Recipes Are So Good, They're *Magic*

Mushrooms: Not just for vegetarian cooking! These recipes prove it.<p>Mushrooms! They're so versatile! They're just as at home in an Italian pasta dish as they are in a Japanese-inspired soup, and they're delicious every time. Here are some of our favorite shroom-forward recipes.

Cook Like a Pro: 11 Ways to Make a Restaurant-Quality Meal at Home

Ever wonder how restaurants bring that extra oomph to every dish? We asked the country's best chefs to spill their secrets. Your home cooking will never be the same again<p><b>Burnt Citrus:</b> For cocktails, char thin slices, then muddle (and garnish) as normal.• <b><br>Toasted Barley Risotto with Spinach and Herb</b> …

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

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VIDEO: The Easiest, Cheesiest Pasta

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Really great pasta doesn't need a lot of adornment. Take the classic dish cacio e pepe -- it literally translates to cheese and pepper. This ultimate Roman fare highlights a great spaghetti, freshly ground spice and a high-quality …

Start the Week off Right with Spicy Kimchi Stew

With kimchi and tofu in a clean, spicy broth, this warming stew is the ultimate detox meal.<p>Raise your hand if you've got a case of the Mondays. Or a hangover that Sunday didn't quite kill. If you don't nip those lingering last-week ailments in the bud, you know you're in for a rough five more days. …

Not all of us are so lucky to have a sourdough starter passed down to us from our bread-baking forefathers and foremothers. Learn how to make your own sourdough starter: http://thekitc.hn/1lf8n78

Laugenbrezel (Traditional German Pretzels)

Heat a baking stone in an oven to 500°. Stir together syrup, yeast, and 1½ cups warm water in a large bowl, and let sit until foamy, about 10 …

Here's a tuna salad for your weekday lunchbox — fresh, crisp, and light, with more vegetables than tuna in the mix: http://thekitc.hn/1imQkbu

The Food Lab: How to Make Creamy Vegetable Soups Without a Recipe

When I was a totally green cook with my first serious restaurant job, working under Chef Jason Bond at what's now a landmark Boston restaurant, No. 9 Park, there were many moments when I learned a new technique or perfected an old one and said to myself, "holy crap, I just made this?" But the very …

Pepperoni Pizza Supreme Nachos

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>Nachos and pizza have one great thing in common: gooey cheese. And lots of it. This version of super loaded Italian-style nachos has it all: heaps of spicy pepperoni, sweet peppers, onion, black olives, and, you guessed it, gobs of melted lava …

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Black bean brownies may sound extremely unappealing, but I can assure you they are phenomenal. You will not notice the black beans in these, I promise.<p>I put this to the test on my mother-in-law. Now, she usually turns her nose up at my healthy meals and any attempts to make things healthier, lower …

Eating Your Veggies Was Never THIS Good (Seriously)

I recently became the owner of a Paderno Vegetable Spiral Slicer -- or "spiralizer" for short. I've been wanting to eat healthier -- more veggies, fewer processed carbs -- but I didn't seem to be cut out for a life without pasta. Until now. The spiralizer turns any cylindrical veg (zucchini works …

Netflix's first Oscar nomination comes for 'The Square' and you can watch it right now

Yesterday the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced, and for the first time, that list includes a production that will be primarily distributed via Netflix (check here for a list of theater screenings). A documentary centering on the 2011 Egyptian revolution, <i>The Square</i> has already …

9 Superfood Recipes

There are the meals that turn you into a lump on the couch, there are the meals that make you hungry twenty minutes later, and there are the meals that do their job. Those meals, we're guessing, have superfoods in them -- ingredients that make you feel unstoppable, that arm with you energy, and …

The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid

Roscoe Bartlett spent 20 years on Capitol Hill. Now he lives in a remote cabin in the woods, prepping for doomsday.<p>When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America’s dangerously vulnerable power grid. …

Sunday Supper: Slow Cooker Mexican Beef With Lime Crema and Pinto Beans

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Offering the ultimate in one-pot cooking, this fall-apart Mexican-style …

Spicy Pork and Mustard Green Soup

4 Servings<p>It might look like a lot when the greens are raw, but add them all anyway. They’ll quickly wilt down to a silky texture.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ pound ground pork<p>2 cloves garlic finely chopped<p>2 teaspoons finely grated peeled ginger<p>1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, crushed<p>¾ teaspoon …

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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A cookie with the perfect combination of fat, flavor, and comfort. Who needs detox?</i><p>Year round, …

52 entertaining tips from our Gatherings series to help you throw beautiful, budget-friendly parties: http://thekitc.hn/1cj0zao

These are the breakfasts that make us excited to get out of bed and leap into the day! 15 Breakfasts to Super-Power Your Day: http://thekitc.hn/JsLQCT

The 12 Best Easy Recipes of 2013

From a 15-minute broiled black cod recipe that will blow your guests' minds, to a comforting bowl of green chicken chile macaroni and cheese, to a revolutionary no-stretch pan pizza recipe that'll change the way you make your pies, these are 12 of our favorite, best, and most popular recipes easy …