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The World's Best Film School Is Free on YouTube

All Michael Tucker wanted was to learn how to be a better writer. Film school had given him a solid background in film theory and plenty of directing …

The Best Salad Greens, Ranked By Nutrition

Eat better salads.<p>It’s pretty well understood that salads are good for you. As long as you’re careful with a restaurant’s menu options, you can count on doing right by your body with a bed of greens.<p>But, not all greens are created equal and some contain significantly more nutrition than others. …

Chicken Adobo Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant food editor Amelia Rampe explains why Filipino chicken adobo is the greatest recipe of all time and how to make it.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Make Caramelised Onion Chutney

Make a delicious caramelised onion chutney<p>Make Caramelised Onion Chutney<p>If <b>pickled onions</b> are not your thing, but you want to preserve some of your …

Homemade Beef Jerky Isn't So Hard After All

10 tips for making homemade beef jerky, even if you don't have a dehydrator.<p>Jerky, the stuff cartoon cowboys used to pull out of their saddlebag, rip up, and chew lazily before riding into town, is actually incredibly easy to make at home. This salty, meaty, easily customizable snack is often cast …

BBQ

7 Fail-Proof Elements for the Perfect Smoothie, According to Experts

Ever had a smoothie that turned out too bitter, too sweet, or sort of salty? It'll never happen again if you follow this formula.<p>Remember Slim Fast breakfast shakes? If you just shuddered at the thought, let's all be relieved together that things got better. Now we have endless smoothie recipes we …

Healthy Eating

The Caffeine-Fueled Chocolate Milk of Our Dreams

The off-menu beverage is half-cold brew coffee, half-chocolate milk, and 100% what we want right now.<p>Turbo Coffee, an appropriately Instagrammable espresso bar inside Greasy Hands barber shop in Florence, Alabama, is currently selling this summer's answer to humdrum iced coffee. It's so easy to …

Coffee

This Egg Salad Puts the Deli Stuff to Shame

Forget those sad scoops of neon-yellow mush; this egg salad's fancy enough for company.<p>This classed up sandwich is a far cry from that yellow glop masquerading as egg salad at bad delis everywhere. Think of our version as an ode to creamy hard-boiled eggs in their most glorious form: gently tossed …

Breakfast

The Refried Beans Recipe That Deserves to Be Passed Down for Generations

Here's the history behind senior food editor Rick Martinez's dad's famous refried pinto beans.<p>A few months ago, I was prepping for a breakfast taco video shoot. Chorizo, eggs, salsa, the usual. But what I really wanted were beans. To be clear, my dad's very porky, refried pinto beans.<p>When I was …

Cooking

What's Inside Frontline Plus: The Chemical One-Two Punch That Kills Your Pet's Fleas

If you want to learn a thing or two about killing bugs, look no further than the classic extermination PSA, <i>Aliens</i>. Step one: Duct-tape a bunch of …

Insects

47 Shrimp Recipes for Grilling, Roasting, Boiling, and More

Seafood

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Seasonal Food

Enjoy Spring's Most Perfect Veggie by Avoiding These Asparagus Common Mistakes

Are you prepping them too far in advance? Storing them wrong? Overcooking them to baby food mush? Here's the cure.<p>Bless the poor souls who have had to suffer through limp, overcooked, bland asparagus. Soggy spears rank way up there on our curated list of Worst Things in the World. It's one of the …

Food Preservation

The Very Important Dinner Party Rules of Drinking all Night

A PSA from our creative director Alex Grossman on how to serve your guests booze all night.<p>Creative director Alex Grossman's two passions in life are drinking (cheap beer, fancy cocktails, wine; he doesn't discriminate), and entertaining. One of the secrets to his successful dinner parties is …

Mad Men

Polenta Shouldn't Taste Like the Bottom of the Ocean

Trust: You want your polenta to be creamy, not sandy. Here's how it's done.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Michelle Bolton-Broman confesses making pebbly polenta to associate food</i> …

32 Recipes for Scallions, a.k.a. Svelte Onions

Cooking
Breakfast

Avoid These Common Mistakes and Make Perfect Fruit Crumbles Every Time

Don't burn the crust, the most crucial part! And don't let the fruit sugars make it way too sweet. Here's how to avoid them all.<p>A fruit crisp or crumble is the ace up any novice baker's sleeve. It's free-form (no fussy lattice-top crusts to master) and it's forgiving (no strict ratios of …

Baking

How to turn your oven into a dehydrator

Here's how to dehydrate foods in even the most average of ovens.<p>Dehydration is one of the easiest ways to preserve food. You don't need to buy special jars, preservatives or special equipment. You don't even need to buy a dehydrator. Your oven, whether it be full-sized oven or a toaster oven, can …

Your Weekend Project: Our Best Fried Chicken Sandwich

You're making our crunchy, juicy, best-ever fried chicken sandwich this weekend. Here's the step-by-step.<p>We'll admit: Our double-dredged, extra-crispy fried chicken sandwich isn't exactly the kind of thing you make after work on a weeknight. This sandwich makes you work for it, but you're going to …

Cooking

Korean Braised Short Ribs Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Assistant web editor Christina Chaey finally learns the secret to the braised short ribs her grandma only makes her once a year.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Food & Dining

Just When We Thought There Were No New Ways to Cook an Egg...

Just when we thought there were no new ways to cook an egg, along came this soft-boiled meal in a cup.<p>Who wouldn’t want to be coddled? The word alone conjures up visions of fluffy down comforters piled high on feather beds and amiable assistants whose entire life’s work is devoted to fluffing up …

Breakfast

The Only Thing Better than Plain Rice Is Crispy Rice

Rice is good. Crispy rice is better.<p>If you've been wondering how to add a thin, golden crust to your fluffy white rice without burning the house down, we've got a secret to tell you: It's way easier than you think.<p>Got a pot of rice that's a couple days old? This method reintroduces moisture and …

Food & Dining

12 Pretzel Recipes to Satisfy Your Undeniable Salt Cravings

Dessert

Marinate Your Feta and Never Look Back

You haven't lived till you've marinated your cheese.<p>The quality of your cheese-eating life hasn't reached its full potential. It's time to start marinating your feta. Food director <b>Carla Lalli Music</b> always keeps a few Mason jars of the stuff in her home fridge to have on hand whenever she wants to …

Cooking

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

Shopping

Cast-Iron Pan Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough, a screaming-hot cast-iron pan, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking life. …

Cooking

11 Breadmaking Terms Every Serious Baker Should Know

Do you know your poolish from your preferment? These bread-baking terms will prep you for the path to beautiful boules.<p>So you've tried your hand at bread-making and discovered you've got a knack for it. But do you know your poolish from your preferment? Your miche from your boule? Before you sink …

Baking

What No One Tells You About Salmon Teriyaki: It's Really, Really Easy

Not to mention it tastes infinitely better than the stuff you'll find at a shopping mall food court.<p>To make your own teriyaki sauce is to question everything you thought you knew about the watery, flavorless sadness that's spooned over every shopping mall food court salmon (regardless of the …

Seafood

Your Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Dried Beans

If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when you think about beans, this primer will change your tune. Whether tumbled with citrus, roasted with sausage, or stewed with all that is bright and green, these are winter’s stealth powerhouses.<p>If words like “humble” and “homey” come to mind when …

Cooking