Thomas William Strandberg

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How to Make the Best Brisket (and Why It Makes Excellent Leftovers)

Red wine-braised brisket has all the makings of a family classic.<p>We’ve been on a bit of a bender lately. A meat bender, that is. Last week we were all about the meatloaf. And now we're diving directly into a pot of big, beautiful, beefy, braised brisket. Whether you make this for a crowd, for a …

4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

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19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked goods and thick Greek yogurt.<p>Yep, it's a pretty …

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15 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need to Know

In order to compile this list of need-to-know classic cocktails, I relied on advice from four of my more knowledgeable colleagues. (Perhaps that should have been a warning sign that I was not authorized to write this.) Here is a transript of part of the ensuing converation:<p><b>Sarah</b>: by "martinez" do …

Learn The Secret Trick To Cooking Salmon

All you need is a lot of wine and a little time.<p>Salmon takes a beating. Grillers often slap a salmon fillet on the grill, torch the holy heck out of it, and serve the fish adorned with the gnarly char. Roasters crank their ovens to 450°F and then sweat the salmon until the fillet relinquishes its …

The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers In 2014

If there's one thing the world doesn't need more of, it's food bloggers. The Internet is packed -- stuffed and basically bursting at the seams -- with thousands upon thousands of food blogs. After a while, they all sort of look the same and if you spend too much time browsing, you run the risk of …

50 Amazing Wines for $15 or Less

Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds of wines to find these 50 bottles.<p><i>Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds</i> …

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

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The Best Scotch to Buy on a Budget

I've always felt intimidated by Scotch. Unlike some other spirits, it has an air of prestige, like you can't belong to the club of <i>true connoisseurs</i> unless you have oodles of cash to dole out on rare bottlings and have a smoking jacket or two hanging in your closet.<p>Luckily, as a member of the …

Indian Kitchen Essentials

Diwali is just about upon us (it starts tomorrow), and the best way to celebrate the five days of the Indian Festival of Lights is with an epic meal. …

Penny Blue XO Mauritian Rum

Nearly 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Madagascar lies the island nation of Mauritius. Known mostly for its beaches and lush mountains, Mauritius is also home to a long tradition of rum-making, utilizing the island's rich sugarcane crops. The Medine Distillery has been producing rum since 1926 …

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The Easy Way to Make Awesome Beer Nuts

Snack smart: Fire up a batch of these for game day.<p>When summer ends, football season begins. But, unfortunately, so too does the season of lackluster snacks. As football fans head to their living room couches and sports bar stools, they’re susceptible to gross-flavored potato chips and mounds of …

The 10 Taco Commandments

On the first day, God said let there be light. On the second, he said something about water or something. And, lo, on the third day, he brought forth the taco tree. And they were good. As long as they followed these rules.<p>The following maxims might not have come verbatim from a deity, but we …

Going Ham on Tennessee Prosciutto

American-made prosciutto is ready for its closeup.<p>La Quercia and Benton's are two of the most popular brands—and the ones you probably recognize if …

Make the Perfect Old-Fashioned

Each year when the first cool autumn breeze signals the change of seasons, I know it's time to rearrange of my liquor cabinet. It's a simple process: gin and white rum are pushed to the back as the whiskey comes front and center.<p>When talking whiskey and cocktails, the conversation must begin (and …

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The BA Burger Deluxe

Makes 4 Servings<p>Five ingredients and five steps will get you to burger heaven. Want to take this summer cook-out staple to the next level? Check out our recipe for the Butcher's Burger, which includes three different cuts of beef. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential …

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Canal House Green Goddess Dressing

Makes about ¾ cup<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>This dressing is equally good drizzled over hard-boiled eggs or with crudité for dipping.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ bunch watercress, tough stems removed, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)<p>4 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained<p>½ cup mayonnaise<p>2 …

Mushroom Lentil Tacos + Old Fashioned

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Pair the high with the low.</i><p>Nothing says "I'm a learned and sophisticated person well-versed in irony" like pairing the high with the …

Root Vegetable Gratin

8 Servings<p>The key to gratins is having all the ingredients—whether they’re basic potatoes or the mixed root vegetables below—sliced the same thickness so they cook at the same rate. Make friends with a mandoline: It quickly yields precise, even slices.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons …

Chocolate-Stout Brownies

Makes 16 Servings<p>A rich dose of stout adds big flavor to these fudgy, chocolate-glazed brownies<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup stout (such as Guinness)<p>16 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped, divided<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter<p>1 1/2 cups sugar<p>3 large …

Best-Ever Potato and Leek Soup

This potato and leek soup from Andrew Zimmern is a riff on the classic vichyssoise and makes a large batch perfect for freezing.<p>Yes, I know, this is …

This Is The Ultimate Vegan Pot Pie

Everyone deserves to relish the hearty taste of pot pie. Its flaky crust so perfectly pairs with the creamy, lush stuffing, and fall's crisp air demands its warmth and comfort.<p>This particular pot pie recipe from Luminous Vegans is meat-free and entirely vegan. It uses a phyllo dough that is …

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> …

Cornbread Tamale Pie Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could cornbread tamale pie—a quick and spicy chili topped with cornbread—be the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this new series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them.</i> …

How Long it Really Takes to Chill a Bottle of Wine

F&W chilled red and white wines in the fridge, the freezer and an ice-water bath to determine exactly how long each method took to do the job.<p>F&W …

Happy National Coffee Day! 4 barista-approved ways to make the perfect cup

Most coffee geeks agree: You can’t make the best cup of coffee using an electric drip machine. Sure, it’s efficient, but the machines get very dirty over time, and that tends to ruin the flavor of the coffee. Plus there’s no way to control the water temperature—two factors that also drastically …

5 Best Beer-and-a-Shot Combos

In anticipation of our big reveal of the People’s Best New Bar, we’ve been chatting with some of the mixologists who inspire us most about what they …

All About Queso Fresco

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i> <i>This article was brought to you by our friends at Real California Milk.</i><p><i></i><p>You see queso fresco in so many Mexican dishes -- a glorious sprinkling of snow atop a …