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The Elvis

Bitter notes from grapefruit and ale balance the floral sweetness of the gin and liqueur—one sip and it will all make sense.<p>Ingredients<p>3 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice<p>1½ oz. London dry gin<p>¼ oz. St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)<p>India Pale Ale (for serving)<p>Grapefruit twist (for serving)<p>Recipe …

India Pale Ale

Mancakes - Bacon, Green Onion, & Cheddar Corn Pancakes Recipe - Father's Day Brunch

How to Make Twix Bars at Home

<i>All week long, our very own Jennifer Steinhauer from Weeknights with Jenny will be sharing recipes from her new book Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love Today). Follow along to win one of five copies we’re giving away -- and to take a trip down memory lane.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

Dessert

Marijuana News · High Times

Stay in the know with breaking marijuana news and insights on cannabis legalization, state laws, and political movements.

Cannabis Legalization

Introducing Food52 Works and a New Cookbook!

Cookbooks are as much a part of us as our favorite chef’s knife: They stay with us, from kitchen to kitchen, from house to house; we rely on them daily, we read them nightly. We let them take over our site for two months each winter. We trade them like baseball cards, lend them like a cup of …

Recipes

5 Links to Read Before Cooking Asparagus

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Asparagus season is upon us! Celebrate accordingly.</i><p>You've probably noticed asparagus popping up at your local market or on the menu at your favorite …

Recipes

How to Make Fresh Pasta from Scratch

<i>It's always more 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: With a little assistance from Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit, making fresh pasta doesn't have to be im-pasta-ble after all.</i><p>Making fresh pasta is …

Italian Food

Lamb Meatballs and Freekeh Salad

Lamb may not be on your regular rotation of easy weeknight meals, but we bet it will be after tonight -- ground lamb is affordable, flavorful, and versatile, and it makes for a home run of a weeknight dinner. Pair it with a minty, Greek-inspired salad, and you have yourself the perfect spring feast …

Recipes

How to Make Chocolate Babka at Home

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Call it bread or call it dessert -- this babka will bring you nothing but good things.</i><p>I first made babka a couple of years …

Baking

Big Mama's Fried Chicken

<i>Every other week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes brings us a timeless fried chicken recipe.</i><p><i></i><p>My Big Mama's (grandmother) recipes are the epitome of timeless. While growing up, …

Cooking

Self-Sustaining Beer: World Saver

<b>The Alaska Brewing Company has changed everything.</b> Not only has it almost completed a brewery powered by beer—it's a brewery that will be powered by beer without using up any of its beer. The craft beermaker, with the help of a North Dakotan partner and a federal grant, developed a furnace that …

Anheuser-Busch

5 Ways to Make a Manhattan

In which we acknowledge the recent surge in popularity of the 130-year-old drink, establish guidelines for making it, and offer a few ways to mess with the formula.<p><i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><b>We don't have any hard numbers</b> for you, but countless hours of observation lead us to believe that …

Cocktail of the Week: A Drink Fit for The Matrix

Cocktails

Cocktail of the Week: The Rum Drink You Make with Bourbon

<b>"For our winter menu,</b> I wanted to build a drink that had some of those warm, seasonal flavors while also being pretty powerful. The Fair Thee Well is a cross between a Manhattan and a Fair and Warmer, a rum-based cocktail made with vermouth and curaçao. Pierre Ferrand Curaçao is really phenomenal. …

Cocktails

Cocktail of the Week: A Smoky Rum Drink to Sip from Your Armchair

Cocktails

Cocktail of the Week: A Rye Drink for Folks "In the Perimeter"

Cocktails

Cocktail of the Week: A Gin Drink You Can Mess Around With

Alcohol

Game of Thrones Beer: Should I Be Drinking This?

<b>I'm not sure</b> there's a beer any nerdier than the new Ommegang Iron Throne ale, which is a collaboration between two entities with passionately nerdy fan bases: HBO's Game of Thrones, which returns for a third season at the end of this month, and Ommegang, a New York craft brewery known for pretty …

TV Series

14 Chefs Reveal Their Secret Hangover Cures

Unlike most of us, chefs know how to whip up a remedy fast.<p>It happens, even to—some would say, <i>especially to</i>—culinary experts. Chefs keep weird hours. The work is hard and the nights are late. Plus there's the inherent sense of community found both intra- and inter-restaurant. A late night, lots of …

Alcohol

Juice Cleansing for Men: A Guide

<b>We know the perception</b> of the Esquire staff is steak-gobbling he-men, but if you look in our fridge, you will see bottles and growlers of low-calorie, vitamin-rich juice. It's true: Esquire cleanses. Openly.<p>LizzyJaysJuice founder Casey Sabol claims juicing's ease of digestion allows maximum vitamin …

Healthy Eating

How to Make Milano Cookies at Home

<i>It's always more 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:</i> <i>Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is sharing a recipe for cookies that are as elegant and sophisticated as you are.</i><p>I have eaten more Milano …

Dessert

30 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I have 30 amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes for you, one for every day of the month! Grilled cheese …

One Easy Base, Three Awesome Peanut Butter Ice Creams

I love making ice cream and I love cooking like a lazy bachelor. No, those aren't contradictions.<p>There's a big misconception that ice cream is hard to make, that you'll be dodging curdled eggs at every turn and left with a sink full of dishes to wash at the end. I've done what I can to prove that's …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Potato Hash

In my line of work, you end up with lots of leftovers, and lots of leftovers means that I make a lot of hash. I mean, a <i>lot</i> of it. What better way is there to recycle that little hunk of bacon, that half onion, and that just-about-to-get-wrinkled pepper than to chop them up, fry them in a skillet …

Daughter's Controller Hack Creates Portable PS4

<i>Controlling a Vita and Dual Shock 4 improves the experience more than you might imagine. Hack them together like my daughter did and you have a new way to play PlayStation 4 games on the go — big bright screen, controller sticks, lights and rumble.</i><p>While console battles excite and drive avid gamers …

Homemade Starburst Candy ( Kool-Aid Taffy )- with yoyomax12

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate truffles are an indulgence that I don’t just save for Valentine’s Day. They’re easy to make and homemade truffles are almost always more …

Dessert

28 Delicious Things To Cook In February

Face it, February is rough. Eat to make it better.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live.)<p>Brussels sprouts<p>Cabbage<p>Carrots<p>Cauliflower<p>Chicory<p>Clementines<p>Cranberries<p>Grapefruit<p>Kale<p>Leeks<p>Lemons<p>Oranges<p>Parsnips<p>Pears<p>Persimmons<p>Pomegranates<p>Shallots<p>Spinach<p>Sweet …