Scott Switzer

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Alibaba, in nod to VR shopping, lets you pay with a head-tilt

Forget "You break it, you buy it." In the world of virtual reality, a better warning might be, "Sneeze in front of it, it's yours."<p>China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba is developing a system designed to let shoppers in VR malls pay by simply nodding.<p>"It is very boring to have to take off your …

5 Ultra-Crispy Chicken-Fried Recipes

You can even chicken-fry chicken.<p>Steak isn’t the only thing that can be chicken-fried. You can coat almost anything with egg and seasoned flour and …

Top Chef Dishes

These delicious recipes include Carla Hall's creamy asparagus soup and Richard Blais's amazing spicy chicken wings.

World's Priciest Steak Costs More Than Your Mortgage

Here's something for red meat-loving one-percenters to ask Santa for this year: the world's most expensive steak, brought to you by a hoity-toity French butcher.<p>A 2000 vintage usually refers to a pricey bottle of wine, but in this case, it's a slab o' beef: Meat specialist Alexandre Polmard hawks …

5 Common Mistakes When Roasting Huge Cuts of Meat

Don't be intimidated by big cuts of meat, like pork shoulder or crown roasts. Just avoid these common mistakes and learn to cook them to perfection.<p>When it comes to show-stopping centerpieces, nothing gets jaws on the floor quite like a massive hunk of roasted meat. However, cuts like pork …

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5 Classic German Christmas Cookies

When it comes to Christmas cookies, German bakers know what they’re doing.<p>Beautiful, delicious and nearly impossible to pronounce (try to say …

Fried Chicken Ramen, the Comforting Winter Soup You Deserve

Fried Chicken makes the world better and when you pair it with ramen you get a transcendent comfort food masterpiece. Fry. Simmer. Enjoy.<p><b>Fried</b> …

The Easiest Way to Throw a Latke Party for a Crowd (& Still Have Fun)

I am known for throwing overly ambitious dinner parties. Sometimes they work out really well—usually when my guests are smart and bring lots of beer and a hefty salad. Sometimes they do not, and I’m pretty sure everyone ends up going through McDonald’s drive-thru when they leave my house.<p>My problem …

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10 Surprising Bread Tips We Learned from Cookbooks

At its most basic, bread's just flour, water, salt, and yeast. Count 'em: That's just four ingredients. And while a lot can go wrong—cue fears of yeast and bread hard as a hockey puck—so much can go right, too.<p>Like other simple-yet-not-simple things (we see you, pasta), we consulted the experts for …

Christmas Roasts

'Tis the season to enjoy a tender and juicy Christmas roast. Chef Mario Batali offers up a simple Roman-style pork roast, while Akasha Richmond goes …

Dinner in 20: Make Foolproof Pasta Carbonara Without Scrambling (Eggs)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some chickens, E-I-E-I-O So he took those chickens and grabbed their eggs, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some cows, E-I-E-I-O So he milked those cows and made some Parmigiano-Reggiano, E-I-E-I-O And on</i> …

Our Favorite Gifts for Your Very Own Pastry Wizard

Buying gifts for the pastry fanatic you know isn't particularly hard: As with any purchase for a cook of any kind, you'll want to consider utility and necessity first, after which you can turn to the demands of whimsy and fun. If you know someone who's just starting out on their baking adventures, …

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