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How to make perfect ice cream at home: the ultimate guide

We all scream for ice cream. When homemade, it is the best of all puddings. You can slave away at a Bake Off-worthy multi-tiered mousse for that smart dinner party – but, in the end, what guests choose is the ice cream.<p>And sure, ready-made, gourmet-style ice cream in a cardboard pint pot is pretty …

Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder

Open your kitchen cabinet, and you’ll likely see two familiar (and similar-sounding) ingredients: baking powder and baking soda. They’re both …

With Only Two Common Ingredients, He Cleans His Grill In A Matter Of Seconds.

Prepping your grill for barbecue season can be a bit tricky when it’s covered in last year’s grease. But the grill masters among us know some clever …

Old Man’s Calf Disease

Calf strain is a common complaint for runners, but it doesn't have to be.<p>Like any workplace, at <i>Runner’s World</i>, ailments tend to be contagious. But ours go beyond routine epidemics of coughs and colds in flu season: here, overuse injuries—irritated IT bands, tweaked hamstrings, and grouchy …

When pickling spring vegetables, choose your water, salt and vinegar carefully

Cathy Barrow, author of <i>Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry</i>, says springtime is pickling time. [<i>More from Barrow on canning</i>.]<p>Spring vegetables say, …

Vegan General Tso's Cauliflower: In No Way Authentic, In Every Way Tasty

This Christmas, sleigh bells will ring—and so will the phones of Chinese restaurants.<p>Because while some of you are preparing crown roasts, others of you will be fiddling with chopsticks. Many orders of General Tso's chicken—battered, deep-fried chicken pieces coated with a sweet-and-sour chili …

Recipes

Creative coffee! How to make a latte heart design at home

Sure, you could go ahead and make your usual cup of joe, but show off your love for coffee by learning how to make a latte topped with a beautiful foam heart. It's easier than you think!<p>Lucky for us, the talented barista Jarrah Aitchison from New York City’s Bluebird Coffee Shop was kind enough to …

Rejoice! Starbucks is bringing the flat white to America

Americans, you're in luck. Starting on Tuesday, Starbucks will begin offering the flat white as part of its regular menu in the U.S., the coffee chain confirmed.<p>A flat what, you say?<p>Few Americans have had the pleasure of drinking a flat white, a coffee concoction thought to have originated Down …

Coffee Drinks

The Food Lab: The Best Way to Temper Chocolate

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>In the list of culinary disasters I've had in my life, the Great Chocolate Seizing Incident of '01 ranks high on the list. I was still a part-time cook and college student at the time, but I'd agreed to cater a big party for our …

Why Home-Cooked Food Never Tastes Like Restaurant Food

Aside from the fact that in restaurant kitchens everything is prepped and ready to go ahead of time, at home the knives aren't as sharp, the recipes might not be memorized, and, well, the person cooking the food isn't a professional chef.<p>When we set out to cook a meal, be it for our family or a …

Knives

Recipe: Sweet and Sour Eggplant from DBGB

Small, slender Japanese eggplants are used for Daniel Boulud’s vibrant veggie dish, which would make an excellent starter or side. Serve the eggplant …

9 Must-See Food Films

The logical next step to being a totally obsessive foodie? Feeding a hunger for food knowledge … by watching every food documentary and movie we can …

How to Make Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Go ahead, embrace childhood -- make cereal milk ice cream.<p><i>It'sᅡᅠalwaysᅡᅠmore fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:ᅡᅠLactose intolerant ice cream lover and ex-New Yorker Catherine Lambᅡᅠshows you how</i> …

SoftServe

Baltimore's Renaissance in Full Swing

Baltimore's restaurants are as varied as in any big city right now, so avoiding the banal offerings in Harborplace is easy.<p>Like most big American cities, Baltimore has both its boosters and its detractors--often the same persons, including waggish local boys like H.L. Mencken and John Waters. …

Dining Rooms

Dear Mr. President, If You Sip One Bourbon, Make It...

Mr. President, I cannot think of a better bourbon for you to enjoy than the 2013 Parker's Heritage "Promise of Hope." Yes, it's a limited edition and not easy to find, but I imagine you can pull some strings.<p>Dear Mr. President,<p>As I write this, bourbon brands sit in meetings discussing how to get a …

Kentucky

The 7 Essential Wine Apps

The revolution is official: Wine-focused apps are now acting like digital sommeliers. They're helping consumers navigate restaurant wine lists, discover and purchase new wines because friends recommend them and even have wine delivered right to your door.<p>The revolution is official: Wine-focused …

Apps

Hudson Valley Mediterranean

• <b>Author:</b> Laura Pensiero<p>In <i>Hudson Valley Mediterranean,</i> Laura Pensiero, master chef, nutritionist, and creator of Gigi’s Hudson Valley, offers 150 magnificent recipes from her famed restaurant (Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck, NY) and market (Red Hook’s Gigi Market and Catering). A celebration of the …

Pie dream: A star pizza chef's tips for making awesome cheese pizza at home

Is there a more irresistible snack — or lunch, or dinner — than a piping-hot cheese pizza? Luckily it doesn’t take a boatload of inventive ingredients to make an excellent cheese pie — especially when it's made with perfect (and perfectly simple) ingredients.<p>For tips on how to make the best-ever …

9 Signs Your Ordering Skills Are 'When Harry Met Sally'-Caliber Crazy

When Harry Met Sally shows us the worst way to order food.<p>Ordering food at a restaurant can be a process -- too many choices, too much chatting, not enough time. But if you order like Sally Albright from "When Harry Met Sally," then rattling off your desired meal is a practiced art.<p>It doesn't …

Running, Mortality, and Statistics

The same data is good news or bad news for runners, depending on how you analyze it.<p>There's a new study in the <i>Journal of the American College of Cardiology</i>, from a multi-institution group led by Duck-chul Lee at Iowa State, that's making the rounds today. The main message, as the accompanying press …

Sean Brock's Anticipated Mexican Restaurant Has a Name

Chef <b>Sean Brock's</b> (Husk) new casual Mexican-inspired restaurant in <b>Charleston</b>, South Carolina will be called <b>Minero</b>. According to Eater Charleston, both the logo and name were (perhaps inadvertently) revealed yesterday in a (now deleted) blog post from graphic designer <b>Gil Shuler</b>, who has created logos …

Our Favorite New Yorker Food Articles, from Artisan Toast to Very Hot Chiles

We're taking a look back at some of our favorite food-themed articles and cartoons from The New Yorker.<p>We're excited to hear our Condé Nast neighbor, <i>The New Yorker</i>, has announced some big changes to its website. Not only did the site get a whole new look (it's darn pretty!), but also every story …

Watch Some Epic Pastry Porn From Yigit Pura's New Book

There may be nothing better than pastry food porn, so do check out the new book trailer for pastry chef <b>Yigit Pura's</b> new book, <i>Sweet Alchemy: Dessert Magic</i>. The <i>Top Chef: Just Desserts</i> winner and owner of San Francisco's <b>Tout Sweet Patisserie</b> will release his first book this September. Until then, whet …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

How to Magically Transform a Tortilla into a Hard Taco Shell in the Microwave

Life is filled with unexpected shortcuts to make your suburban life easier.<p>Life is filled with unexpected shortcuts to make your suburban life easier. Like learning that you can eat your cupcake like a sandwich or that Tic Tac containers have been hiding a little secret in plain sight your entire …

A Hi-Tech Veggie Burger So Good, It'll Convert Meat Eaters

Say good-bye to soggy, fall-apart black bean burgers.<p>If you've ever tried to make a homemade veggie burger from scratch, you know how prone they are to fall apart into one soggy mess. It's gross. Pitiful even. And it doesn't even come close to the level of greatness that hamburgers embody. …