Tom Pitman

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How to change your life in 15 minutes a day

Our recent post, 24 ways to make 2017 great received many eye-opening comments as to how much time getting up 15 minutes earlier each day can add to …

Productivity

How killing a Cartel member in Ghost Recon Wildlands impacts enemy AI behavior

There are games that claim to provide gamers with the freedom of choice and within that choice, lies a mechanism for affecting the world around them. …

Gaming Industry

The Black Gold in the Freezer

The subject of food waste has never been more popular, generating vigorous discussions about the amount of edible food that ends in the trash. The emergence of enlightened practices including recipes for commonly discarded remnants, embracing visually imperfect produce, rescue for food pantry …

The Intriguing Politics of Asian Food

Photo: Japan National Tourism Organization<p>Asian food has become such an important component of the American diet that we often take it for granted. Staples like sushi, Thai curries, and Chinese dumplings belong to the everyday culinary vocabulary of many Americans. As we easily find them in …

Spring Rolls - How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls - Rice Paper Wraps

3 easy no-cook summer dips that aren't guacamole

Tired of serving the usual chips and guac at your summer barbecue? Bored with the standard picnic fare of store-bought hummus and baby carrots? These three inventive, no-cook dips make the most of fresh summer produce and are a snap to whip up on a hot day. And they’re much more impressive than …

TT Culinary Institute: Jerk Chicken

On hot summer afternoons, it's not unusual to smell a whiff of smoke in the air wafting from a backyard barbecue. But if you get a billow of smoke …

8 Essential Pasta Alfredo Recipes

Did Roman restaurateur Alfredo de Lelio make the first pasta Alfredo in 1914? That’s what the origin myth says, with a detour to 1920s Hollywood …

Recipes

Grilled Squash with Chorizo Vinaigrette - Pattypan Squash with Hot Chorizo Dressing

The Food Lab: The Best Meatloaf

Here's another recipe excerpted from my book, <i>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science</i>. I hope you enjoy it. You can order the book here or on Amazon, and sign up for The Food Lab Newsletter for news about upcoming events.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$33.92from Amazon<p>In …

The Science of Melting Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. …

Cooking

11 Reasons Chocolate Lovers Are Winning At Life

Chocolate lovers know that each piece they eat -- of the dark stuff -- might be making them smarter.<p>There are two kinds of people in life, those who love chocolate and those who don't really care for the rich, deep flavors of this sultry dessert. (We don't really trust the latter, BTW.) Anything in …

Dessert

Everything You Can Do With a Jar of Mayo

Two faces or a vase? Young woman or old woman? Blue-black or white-gold? The world is full of these optical illusions, and usually the way such things go is you stare and stare and can only see one of the two possible forms until, one day perhaps, some neuron in your brain finally fires and blam! …

Cooking

3 Ways to Preserve Like the Japanese Do

<i>Nancy Singleton Hachisu, author of Preserving the Japanese Way, gives us three ways to preserve—from beginning to advanced, fast to very slow.</i><p>Once you've pickled all the cucumbers and onions in sight, what's next? Nancy Singleton Hachisu's new book, Preserving the Japanese Way, gives us loads …

Babysitting

Gorgeous Recipes That Save Canned Tuna's Reputation

Canned tuna gets a bad rap, and understandably so. It's fish that comes in a can, it often appears with way too much mayonnaise and it can be reminiscent of cat food. While not quite as bad as canned chicken -- yes, this is a thing -- canned tuna can often be pretty frightening. Even just one bad …

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee Sting Cake

<i>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: With two layers of light, yeasted cake, a sticky almond topping, and a pastry cream filling, this will be the best bee sting you've ever …

Dessert

11 Pasta Sauces That Hold the Tomatoes

<i>Header image: Basic Garlicky Spaghetti from CHOW</i>Dear marinara,We promise there's nothing wrong with you. You're there for us when we need you most: …

Tomatoes

What's for Dinner: Shoot for the Stars

<i>Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.</i><p>We're used to hearing about stars in the culinary world—Michelin stars, that is. …

Cooking

The Secret to a Not-Bland Cucumber Salad

<i>Alexandra Stafford shows us how to help cucumber salad live its best life.</i><p>A few weeks ago, a cucumber salad I brought to a neighborhood gathering threw me into a tizzy: <b>It tasted bland. It looked tired. I couldn’t handle it.</b><p>I asked myself what went wrong again and again as I periodically made my way …

Food Preservation

Why Leftovers Are a Logical, Lovable Kids' Lunch

<i>How does Katie Workman—author of Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook and creator of themom100.com—save time and reduce food waste?</i><p><i>It's easy: She packs leftovers for her boys to take for lunch.</i><p>My kids are older now, so if I was going to feel guilty about not packing them lunches with sandwiches …

Healthy Eating

Eric Ripert Will Show You the Way to Perfect Crispy-Skinned Fish

Fish can be expensive. Treat it right with these pro cooking tips from chef and seafood master Eric Ripert.<p>When it comes to expertly-cooked fish, few chefs own the game like Le Bernardin's Eric Ripert. He's known for executing seafood dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious and balanced …

Flavors

9 Ways to Eat Well—Really Well—While Camping

Planning an end-of-the-summer, last-hurrah camping trip? Lucky you! Just remember that hunkering down in a tent doesn't mandate the roasting of hot dogs on sticks (unless, of course, you want to). Pack your bug spray, your flashlight, and your GORP—but eat well, too!<p>All you'll need to eat well in …

Cast Iron Skillet

12 Cookies Worthy of Cookie Monster

When we heard Sesame Street's big news this morning, our thoughts went first, of course, to Food52's Muppet-y, blue doppelgänger: Cookie Monster. Good for you, Cookie! We'll be munching these 12 of our favorite (kid-approved) cookies all day in your honor.<p>Honey-Almond Sesame Cookies by …

Dessert

Freeze! Here's How to Keep Summer Fruits Good Through Winter

<i>By Jillian Kramer, Glamour</i><p><i>Photo: Romulo A. Yanes</i><p>If, like us, you've been spending every weekend at the farmers' market, stocking up on berries, peaches, tomatoes, and plums, you're likely saddened as you see summer--and its edible bounty--nearing its end. But you can still savor summer fruits well …

The Gooey Story of S’mores

Though nobody quite agrees on where s’mores came from (or who gave them their silly name), it’s clear to me that the things could only have been invented by a kid. Nobody over ten years-old would ever think of squishing together a chocolate bar, a toasted marshmallow, and a pair of graham crackers, …

Dessert

Everything You Need to Know About Classic American Ice Cream

Like many of the world's most coveted and crave-able foods, the invention of ice cream was an accident. The Chinese are credited with pouring snow and salt over flavored syrups in 200 B.C. Not long after, the Persians poured sweet grape juice over snow, and notorious Roman emperor Nero sent …

You're Going to Need More Tomatoes

<i>Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella shares 5 ways from her instagram feed to cook with tomatoes, stat. Take her ideas, then go play in your own kitchen.</i><p><i>Coat sliced or torn stale bread with olive oil, salt, and Aleppo pepper, and toast it in a 300° F oven until crisp and lightly browned. While it cools,</i> …

Italian Food

Browned Butter Banana Bread

Very few people get excited about banana bread and I happen to be one of those people. Whenever I am at a potluck and I see poor old banana bread sitting in a corner by itself, I kind of feel sorry for it. What did it ever do to me? Well, nothing-and I suppose that's the problem.<p>Perhaps I am not a …

Check Out These Metal Gear Solid 5 Sneaking Boots Being Made by Puma

You may soon have the chance to further perfect your cosplay version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Snake, thanks to a new pair of boots being created by Puma.<p>Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima sent out a tweet today with photos of the new Phantom Pain-style "sneaking boots" that Konami is …

Metal Gear

Drug testing is coming to e-sports

The Electronic Sports League, the world's largest e-sports league, said Thursday it will begin randomly drug testing players at its competitive video …