Sahil Mehta

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The Best Chef's Knives

If there's one kitchen equipment question I get more than any other, it's this one: <b>What is the best chef's knife?</b><p>The honest answer? There is no such thing as a "best chef's knife." It'd be like asking a violinist to name the "best violin" or an architect to identify the "best material." There are …

Halloween Candy and Beer: 5 Spookily Perfect Pairings

If you can’t keep your hands out of the candy bowl, go full tilt by pairing classic Halloween candies with the perfect craft beers.<p>Everyone knows a fun-size Snickers bar is pretty damn perfect on its own. But like so many things, it tastes 5,000 times better with beer. If you can’t keep your hands …

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Bellini Popsicles with Edible Flowers

A bellini in popsicle form, made with prosecco and fresh peach puree, and decorated with delicate edible flowers.<p>Servings: about 10 …

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Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

Pumpkin waffles are the world’s best answer to leftover pumpkin purée.<p>Ever have a half-empty, opened can of pumpkin purée staring back at you when …

Crockpot Refried Beans

Paula added to slow cookin' from Real Mom KitchenCook time: 8 hrsIngredients:• 3 cups of dry pinto beans (rinsed)<br>• 1 onion, diced<br>• 9 cups of water<br>• 5 t salt<br>• 1 …

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Vaporized Beer Uses San Francisco Fog As Inspiration and Ingredient

It blankets the Golden Gate Bridge, shocks unsuspecting tourists, garners thousands of followers on social media, and now, it’s a beer.<p>The Scottish duo from the new Esquire Network show "Brew Dogs" concocted an inhalable vaporized beer that both uses and mimics San Francisco’s most mysterious …

Ask a Sommelier: Wine to Pair with a Few Favorite Indian Dishes

Whether you're navigating a wine list or plotting an evening of BYO (or ordering delivery and opening what's in the fridge), choosing wine that will taste good with Indian food is quite a pairing predicament. First of all, there's the challenge of chilies and a wide range of vibrant spices, and …

How to Pick the Right Coffee Brewer

In the universe of coffee-brewing equipment, there are obviously myriad pros and cons for each brewing method and tool available. When trying to sort through the morass, however, there are probably two things that are at the top of everybody's list when selecting a morning coffee maker: <b>How fast and</b> …

Corked, Cooked, Bretty, Bad: How to Spot 7 Common Wine Flaws

Wine professionals acknowledge that at least 1 out of 20 bottles of wine—perhaps more like 1 out of every 10—is corked. That means flawed. Gone bad. <i>Worthy of a refund.</i><p>Have you opened 10 bottles of wine in the last year? How many have you sent back? Or, better put, how many have you <i>not</i> sent back …

Cookbook of the week: Proper Pub Food by Tom Kerridge

This week's cookbook is 'Proper Pub Food', a compendium of delicious pub grub from the only chef in Britain to have two Michelin stars for cooking in a pub.<p>Now time is running out before the clocks go back, and there is a hint of winter in the morning air, roasts, stews and puddings begin to seduce …

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How to Make Lasagna Bolognese from Scratch

Layer by layer, our lasagna Bolognese builds flavors you simply can’t achieve by taking shortcuts. Impress your guests with this raveworthy dish<p>Maybe you’re not a <i>nonna</i>. And you didn’t inherit a faded recipe for lasagna Bolognese from one, either. Not to worry. What matters is that this version of …

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Finally, Michelin shows signs of good taste

The Guide has realised that eating out should be a joyful experience, not a quasi-religious rite<p>The long and winding road of human existence is peppered with the staging posts of wistfulness… those poignant little signposts which, by robbing you of what had seemed a reassuring certainty, somehow …

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Inside the secret world of Michelin restaurant inspectors

As a new edition of the all-powerful Michelin Guide is published, Neil Tweedie reveals the agony and the ecstasy of winning – or losing – a coveted star.<p>You would be unlikely to spot one. They try not to make frequent repeat visits to minimise the chance of recognition, and often dine in pairs, …

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

makes 12 Servings<p>Every good party needs a Champagne punch recipe. Pomegranate juice adds a sweet-tart note—not to mention, a festive color.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup water<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne<p>1 1/2 cups white rum<p>1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice<p>1 large lemon, thinly …

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Recipes with cucumber, the coolest fruit

Cucumber, the Cinderella of the kitchen, can be transformed by cooking, spicing or a judicious bit of GBH. And yes, it is a fruit.<p>Cucumbers are unfairly underestimated in the pantheon of ingredients. Granted, they don’t have the glamour of a soft, zingy, bull’s heart tomato, or the sex appeal of a …

Where to Drink Coffee in Midtown Manhattan

Though it would be going a bridge too far to say that Midtown Manhattan has become the kind of hip, cool, delicious place one might fantasize about vacationing in, the coffee landscape is improving by the minute. We've updated our midtown coffee guide from nearly two years ago to include some of …

Counter Culture Opens New York Training Mecca – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

On October 1, Counter Culture Coffee’s new world class, state-of-the art training facility will officially open in New York City. The fully renovated …

97 Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

At-home brunch means no waiting in line, plus: eating in pajamas! These leisurely homemade brunch ideas will help you do it up in style.<p><b>An at-home brunch means no waiting in line</b>, as many mimosas as your heart desires, and, best of all, eating in your pajamas. These recipes will help you tackle a …

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Stacie Stewart's red velvet cake recipe

This spectacular red velvet cake is ideal for Valentine' Day or parties.<p>When making red velvet cake, it’s really important to use the right red food colouring: either Sugarflair Red Extra paste or Dr Oetker Natural Red. Don’t get the standard red colouring, as the cake will turn brown when you bake …

How to Preserve Raspberries by Making Skillet Jam

Keep a last little taste of summer around by turning raspberries into jam with this easy recipe<p>We know it’s getting colder and those rustic crates of apples turning up everywhere are making us want to curl up with a chunky sweater and a cuppa, but get it together! There are still berries out there, …

Food Preservation

Margherita risotto balls

These deep-fried, arancini patties, made with tomato arborio rice, have moreish melting mozzarella cheese middles.<p>Ingredients<p>1 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 onion, …

Hot or not? How serving temperature affects the way food tastes

Freshly cooked, steaming dishes may smell delicious, but some researchers believe that heat impairs our ability to enjoy the flavour of food<p>Scrolling through the restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor is to enter a grumbly old world. Everything seems to be lukewarm: the service, the coffee and, worse of …

Linguine with watercress pesto recipe

Wholewheat linguine with a vibrant watercress pesto makes a satisfying and speedy supper.<p>I can't eat wholewheat pasta shapes – too chewy – but wholewheat linguine is lovely. It's slightly nutty, so a good thing in the autumn. The regular type works just as well, though.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>450g (1lb) …

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What are the best non-alcoholic drinks to have with food?

Why not pass on cola or tea and try something more adventurous such as basil water? Some experts offer their advice for teetotal dining out<p>For non-drinkers, eating out can be a depressing experience. As friends deliberate over a heavy wine menu and the sommelier makes recommendations that promise …

Waiter, waiter, there's food on the table: Bar Chocolat review

Leah Hyslop overcomes concerns about food hygiene to visit a plateless superclub with the corporate smell of chocolate.<p>Chefs seem to serve food on anything these days - slates, pieces of driftwood, you name it - but I've certainly never been asked to eat directly off a table before.<p>Yet that was …

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5 Ways to Make Out-of-Season Tomatoes Taste Better

Here's how to make grocery store tomatoes taste better with some simple tricks and preparations.<p><i>Is a winter tomato a tomato at all? (Credit: Melissa Finkelstein)</i><p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again:<p>no out-of-season, grocery store fruit or vegetable is as disappointing as a mealy, watery, …

Food Preservation