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How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Macaroni and cheese expert Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make this American classic -- and a top</i> …

Cooking

How to Make Gazpacho Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Turn stale bread and rogue produce into a cool, refreshing gazpacho -- all without a recipe.</i><p>Remember that …

Recipes

A Hands-Free Frittata

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: A simple, flexible frittata for brunch -- at any time of day.</i><p>You tell a lot about new parenthood by the relentlessly advancing hour of …

Recipes

Low-Maintenance Fish Tacos

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: Amanda shares her recipe for low-maintenance fish tacos -- no frying required.</i><p>I came late to tacos, which I long associated with too many bowls and a marathon of chopping. And while I could …

Recipes

Community Picks Recipe Testing -- Avocados

<i>It's that time again -- help us pick the contest finalists for Your Best Avocados! This contest was brought to you by our friends at Avocados from Peru, who are just as obsessed with avocados as we are.</i><p>Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on …

Recipes

Memphis-Style Barbecue Nachos, and Some Thoughts on Sauce

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: Rethink your nachos with a tangy-sweet barbecue sauce straight out of Memphis.</i><p>Great barbecue is about the cut of meat, the …

Recipes

How to Make a Summer Fruit Galette (And Why You Should)

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Pie is great. Galettes are better. Associate Editor Marian Bull is here to explain why.</i><p>We all know how wonderful and lovely and perfect pie is. It is butter’s highest …

Baking

How to Spatchcock a Chicken, Step-by-Step

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Meet your summer-friendly hack for roast chicken: the spatchcock</i> …

Cooking

6 Nontraditional Pie Crusts + What to Fill Them With

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: If</i> …

Baking

How To Make Fluff 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: Quit scouring the supermarket aisles for canned fluff. Sydney Kramer from The Crepes of Wrath shows you how to whip up a homemade version of this</i> …

Dessert