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Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

<i>Some</i> folks will eat buffalo-flavored just about anything. You can count me out of that camp, with a few notable exceptions. I'll pop back some buffalo-flavored Combos when the mood strikes. Crispy Fried Buffalo Cauliflower is a smashing alternative to its more chicken-y brethren.<p>Somewhere in the …

Italian Easy: Baked Pasta With Sausage, Mushrooms, and Mascarpone

Welcome to the new Italian Easy on Serious Eats! I'm Deborah Mele, and I'm thrilled to have been asked to be a regular contributor here at Serious Eats. I created my Italian recipe blog Italian Food Forever twelve years ago after my family returned from living in Milan, Italy for almost a decade. …

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

What happens when your gooey cheese sauce and your hamburger get tired of night after night of going with the same old cheeseburger dip style and want to spice things up by perhaps inviting a third member to join the party? Well it all depends on who that third party is, but I've heard that the …

Ask the Food Lab: Do I Need To Preheat My Oil?

Do I Need To Preheat My Oil?<p>A lot of recipes instruct you to heat oil to a certain point (till shimmering, smoking, or just an unspecified 'Heat oil over medium heat') before adding the first ingredient, say onions. Does it matter if you wait for the oil to heat, or could you just as well throw the …

Vegetarian: Spicy Rice Noodle Salad with Cabbage and Tofu

Although spring officially started more than two weeks ago, it's only just beginning to feel like winter might be ending. But today, in my neck of the woods, the sun shone, the breeze lacked the bite it's had for months, and it finally seemed possible that the retirement of my winter coat might be …

The Food Lab: The Best Wonton Soup

GalleryThe Food Lab: The Best Wonton Soup<p>My love for wonton soup may not be as deep as my sister's, who dives into a bowl with a passion only rivaled by her love of beef chow fun, but it still ranks up there in the "top five soups" category for me.<p>I'll admit it: the wonton soups of my youth—the one …

Sergei Kirov - the assassination of Stalin's right-hand man

One bullet that killed a million people. As the assassination of John F Kennedy is to the US, so the assassination, 29 years earlier, of Sergei …

The Death of Lavrenty Beria

<b>On 23 December 1953, Lavrenty Beria was executed. Born in Georgia on 29 March 1899, Beria had risen to prominence in Georgia during the Russian</b> …

Joseph Stalin