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Eat Like a Local in New Orleans

What Chef Justin Devillier craves on his days off in the Big Easy<p>With nearly three hundred years of history under its belt, New Orleans has had plenty of time to perfect its culinary scene. And although serving the city alongside such storied establishments as Commander’s Palace and Antoine’s might …

Practicing Medicine In Autism's Diagnostic Gray Zone

By Lisa Shulman, M.D.<p>When I was much younger and trying to decide what to do with my life, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. That changed the day my high school civics class held a mock trial and I was selected as the "prosecutor." Almost immediately, I discovered I didn't have the makeup to be a …

Autism

'An inspiration': Dogs with special needs help kids heal in physical therapy

When little bodies and spirits need to heal, a dog can do wonders — especially one that knows all about overcoming challenges.<p>Kids who undergo intensive therapy at Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio as they recover from serious accidents or surgeries get an extra dose of motivation thanks to furry …

Why every new mom needs physical therapy

After she gave birth to her son, Valerie Orsoni knew what to expect: a prescription from her doctor for 12 sessions of physical therapy to rehabilitate her pelvic floor muscles.<p>“Even when you’re a little girl in France, your mom always tells you to stay stretched and to always tuck in your tummy …

Our Essential Meatball Guide

There are few foods out there as dependable, comforting, and versatile as the humble meatball. You could easily go ahead and give your mama's beef and breadcrumb meatball a home in a pot of red sauce and a bowl of spaghetti, tuck your napkin into your shirt collar, and call it a night. But much …

Cooking

How to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Save Money at a Restaurant Supply Store

I recently emptied my entire kitchen of all its contents in preparation for a complete renovation. In the process, I managed to fill not one but <i>two</i> rooms with all the gear I own.* Those piles of cookware, appliances, tools, and utensils are the result of a longstanding kitchenware shopping …

Watch Chef Jacques Pépin Demonstrate 7 Mesmerizing Knife Techniques

Chef Jacques Pépin is a culinary legend. Take his master class in knife skills with this collection of how-to videos.<p><b>Chef Jacques Pépin</b>: This culinary master has done more to shape the way we eat today than we'll ever be able to quantify. His books and recipes are classics, but it's his cooking …

New York City

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Cooking

The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

How a Unique Approach to Physical Therapy Helped My Daughter Feel Healthy for the First Time in Her Life

There's not much that can get my daughter Amy out of bed at 5 a.m., but running through Disneyland, her favorite place on earth, is one of them. Shivering in the dark from both cold and nerves, Amy waved wildly to her physical therapist Dustin as he arrived at the Star Wars 5K start line.<p><i>Dustin:</i> …

Anti-gravity

Stir-Fried Ginger Shrimp

These are wonderfully messy shrimp that were meant to be eaten with fingers, chopsticks or forks. Since this stir fry is so good cold on a salad of …

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

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, 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 …

Cast Iron Skillet

A Genius Trick for Fluffier Buttermilk Pancakes (No Whipping Egg Whites!)

It's Sunday morning and you're out there on the internet again, looking for the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes. A lot of fancy recipes will tell you to separate your eggs, whip the whites, and fold them in gently at the end. This one isn't going to.<p>It's a move that makes sense—if you were to add …

Breakfast

You Can Do Better Than Subway Tile

Too much of a good thing can ruin it for you, as anyone who lived off flavor packet ramen in their 20s can testify.<p>So it is for me with subway tile. The 3-inch by 6-inch glossy white ceramic tiles rose to popularity after they were used in turn-of-the-century subway station designs in New York …

Kitchens

Eggs en Cocotte: An Easy (But Often Forgotten) Egg Breakfast

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>It's a shame people don't think to prepare eggs <i>en cocotte</i> way more often—it's such an easy, elegant way of serving eggs. If you're not familiar with it, "en cocotte" is a method of baking eggs individually in small vessels. …

Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs With Cabbage and Bacon Recipe

Some people have fallback recipes. The ones that they pull out again and again when they can't think of something new to make. I've got a couple of those, but I also have fallback techniques—basic blueprints for constructing a dish that can be infinitely variable depending on the specific …

How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate, According to the Experts

With January comes the excitement of a new year, resolutions, layers, and the inevitable moment the temperature reads, “Feels like -4° F." For those freezing mornings and cozy winter nights, there's warming, filling, silky, chocolate-y hot chocolate to make us feel better and help us thaw out.<p>To …

Dessert

Why Cheesecakes Crack (& How to Stop It)

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: How to make a cheesecake that won't crack under pressure.</i><p>An uber-decadent cheesecake can make your reputation as a baker and host(ess). Cheesecakes are almost too easy to …

Dessert

This Kimchi and Vegetable Soup Makes Your Stomach's Dreams Come True

This kimchi and vegetable soup is healthy, sure. But it's also really darn good.<p><i>During this post-Thanksgiving, pre-holidays week, BA staffers are sharing their favorite hit-the-reset button meals. This isn't diet food—it's the stuff that we eat when we just need a ever-so-slight detox. First up,</i> …

Onions

The Ultimate Cheesy, Eggy Breakfast Requires Only Two Ingredients

You might've thought there wasn't <i>another</i> way to cook eggs—or a strategy lazier than ordering an egg and cheese. You might've also thought you couldn't possibly be hungry after your Thanksgiving feast.<p>But here we are, with empty bellies and fridges and no desire to eat another leftover.<p>Do you have …

Breakfast

How to Stock a Home Bar | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from AoM reader Jeff Trexler.</i><p>For the gentleman who enjoys entertaining, a properly stocked bar is a must. A …

This Incredible Wheelchair Can Climb Stairs Like a Tank

Technology has been making wheelchairs more convenient and easier to use, but this crazy amazing model that actually <i>scales staircases</i> is a …

Doctor is Just a Title: How to really experience your #DPTstudent education

The collective here at PTTT appreciate the insights, contributions, and struggles of the #DPTstudent. And thus, we present a new guest post by a …

Learning

Negroni Week: A Good Drink for a Good Cause

Your first time is always a memorable experience. Did it live up to the hype? Was it all you expected? From sex to your first time doing anything (driving, flying, drinking), there are expectations and sometimes, let down. I remember my first time drinking Campari, an Italian bitter aperitif. It …

5 Family-Friendly Dinners You Need to Try

Is it time to branch out from the same few meals you make over and over again? <i>Everyone</i> in my family gave these recipes an enthusiastic thumbs-up.<p><b>1. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli</b><p>This delicious pasta dish is adapted from <i>Lidia's Italian Table</i> by Lidia Bastianich. Not only is it quick and easy …

Timehack: 5 Delicious Dishes, Less Than 20 Minutes of Your Day

We're all slammed. Family, job, Little League, errands, car trouble, furiously typing 140 characters on social media - and the neverending desire to spend a few minutes in the park with your toes in the grass. Who has time to cook? You do! It's totally possible to eat a fun and varied diet with …

How To Grow Every Single Herb You've Ever Wanted, Indoors

Great news, everyone. The days of throwing down $4 for a sprig of thyme are behind you. Never again will you have to fork over your last bills for some wilting basil to make a pesto, because you can grow those herbs <i>at home</i> -- yes, even if you don't have one square foot of yard to call your own. …

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Mastering the Old Fashioned, One of the World's Finest Cocktails

Fitz seems like he knows his way around an old fashioned. He should. He’s been a daytime fixture behind the long piece of mahogany at Manhattan’s Old Town Bar on 18th Street for years. I am a little apprehensive mind you; this is hardly a temple to mixology and there are certainly several ways to …