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30 Minute Vegetarian Thai Chili

I love a good checklist. I derive great satisfaction from checking things off my lists. I’ve even been known to put something that I’ve already …

Quinoa Salad with Watercress, Oranges, Avocado, and Almonds, with Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe

Start the new year off right with this light and tasty quinoa salad topped with delicate greens, citrus, avocado and crunchy almonds.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole …

Requiem for Rod Serling

It’s been 60 years since he changed television with his teleplays and his unforgettable TV show ‘The Twilight Zone.’ Now, friends, family, and …

Escape from Jonestown

<i>Julia Scheeres</i> <i>|</i> A Thousand Lives <i>| 26 minutes (6,304 words)</i><p><i>For our latest Longreads Exclusive, we’re proud to share Julia Scheeres’ adaptation of her</i> …

A Classic Thanksgiving Menu to Feed a Crowd

Thanksgiving in my family isn't exactly predictable. A child of divorce, I alternate between my parents from year to year; hosts change frequently, and with them the guests around the table, the group dynamic, the quality of conversation. But a few things are guaranteed, no matter where I am or who …

The Food Lab: How to Roast Spatchcock Chicken (Butterflied Chicken)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Making a simple but perfect roast chicken is a technique that should be in every home cook's arsenal. But the reality is that perfection is difficult to achieve, especially if you're trying to roast that chicken whole. The problem is that chicken breasts dry out …

A Guide to Tofu Types and What to Do With Them

Tofu: you either love it, or you haven't had it prepared well. The jiggly soybean product has been around for eons—William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyag's <i>History of Tofu</i> dug up a mention of tofu in a Chinese text dating to 950 AD. Buddhist monks spread the good word about tofu across Japan and Korea, …

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch …

Obama Administration

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

Everything You Need to Know to Start Baking Awesome Bread

Hi everyone, and welcome to our brand new bread column. Think of this as a safe space, committed to talking about—and demystifying—your breads and doughs. It's a vast world with a whole lot of potential for experimentation, but the root of the problem is this: Yeast, mysterious and giving, seems to …

How Prop Money From a Hollywood Blockbuster Ended Up Confiscated by Secret Service

In late 2000, the producers and crew for action flick <i>Rush Hour 2</i> gathered at the now-defunct Desert Inn in Las Vegas and prepared to blow up a …

The Spies Next Door

“We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”—@CIA, entering the Twitterverse on June 6, 2014<p>I tiptoe onto the old woman’s lawn, …

Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu With Coconut Rice From 'The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone'

I have many friends who are vegetarian and vegan, and tofu (as well as its related soy products) plays a big part in their diet. I myself eat cubes of the stuff a few times a month, and have grown from having a begrudging acceptance of it to a true appreciation of its subtle flavor. I most often …

The Madness of the Planets - Issue 8

I am a staunch believer in leading with the bad news, so let me get straight to the point. Earth, our anchor and our solitary haven in a hostile …

An All-Star Cast

HBO's 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic finally returns Saturday. Who will emerge as the instant sensation this year?<p>The Toronto Maple Leafs and …