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47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

The Nordic Food Lab - When Science Meets Gastronomy

<b>On a houseboat in Copenhagen harbor, in front of noma, they have turned gastronomy into science. The Nordic Food Lab is working to discover new</b> …

Baking 101: Why We Use Unsalted Butter

Let’s talk about butter! It’s my go-to. It’s my boo. It’s my sweetheart.<p>I’m not shy about sharing my affection for butter, but you may have noticed …

Ramen Hacks: 9 More Ways To Upgrade Your Instant Noodles

We like to think that we take our ramen seriously here at Serious Eats. We like to think that, but the fact of the matter is, our past performance has painted a decidedly more nuanced picture. Sure, we've written about everything from where to find the best ramen in New York to how to make a vegan …

How to Trick out Pavlova, the Easiest, Classiest Fruit Dessert for a Crowd

Quick! You have 20 people coming over for food and drink tonight and you've forgotten about dessert.<p>You want to bake, you over-achiever you, and none of this cookie or brownie business. That's for bake sales and office parties. You want a showstopper.<p>Can I suggest pavlova? I have a few reasons …

24 Essential Kitchen Tricks and Tips

What Kitchen Short Cuts Am I Missing?<p>I have owned a food processor for almost a decade but only recently tried out the cheese grater attachment - and instantly felt like a complete idiot for wasting countless hours of my life grating cheese by hand. I am sure there must be many other techniques i …

I've got the hots for you: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's red pepper and chilli recipes

Peppers and chillies: they look ace and taste even better<p>Some fruit and veg advertise themselves with colours and shapes too lovely to resist. And once in the kitchen, they become upmarket home decor. Squashes and pumpkins always do it for me, as does a bowl piled with at least two shades of plum. …

The kitchen of the future: self-cleaning cutlery and food pills

In 50 years time we'll be cooking from hologram cookbooks, eating a much more varied diet and sharing 3D printed food, predicts a new study.<p>Kitchens in 2063 will be 'intelligent' and multifunctional, says a study published by the forecasting agency Trendstop for Miele, the appliances company.<p>We'll …

A-Z of unusual ingredients: juniper

Rachel Smith continues her world tour of exotic ingredients. This week: J is for juniper, a bitter, bold spice that will liven up autumn dishes.<p>Now is the time of year to bid farewell to summery green herbs. Goodbye to the mint which lifted a Mediterranean salad, to the basil leaves nestled amongst …

4 Burgers With A Twist

Everyone loves a savory burger hot off the grill—and I mean <i>everyone</i>. From diehard carnivores to dyed-in-the-wool vegetarians, few among us can resist …

5 Delicious Flour Alternatives

5 unconventional flours to give any dish a nutritional boost<p>When it comes to flour, there's no longer a one-bag-fits-all policy. Products made from nuts, soy, and ancient grains have sprouted on store shelves, and they're worth a second glance. "Not only do the different types of flour give you a …

The Cooking Trick That Makes You Healthier

New research suggests that how you cook your food is just as important as what’s in it<p>If boiling an egg is the closest you get to gourmet cooking, congrats: You’re already on a healthy path. Turns out cooking food at a low temperature—through techniques like boiling or steaming—can help fight …

How to Make Veggie Desserts

Find out which fat-free ingredient makes this dessert so moist<p>The newest (and most unexpected) place to get one of your five servings of vegetables a day is the dessert tray. Although veggies aren't as high in natural sugars as fruits are, they add earthy flavor—as well as vitamins, antioxidants, …

8 Substitutions for a Healthier Kitchen

<i>Easy substitutions for a plant-based lifestyle.</i><p>One of the nasty pitfalls of becoming vegan or pursuing a more plant-based, healthy lifestyle is the …

Recipes

How to Prep Kale

<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><p><i>Today: Stop avoiding kale. All it needs is a little massaging to reveal its soft, sweet -- well, sweeter -- side.</i><p>You can't avoid kale. It's in salad! It's in …

Hot Avocados Are Ruining Everything, Here's How (PHOTOS)

Avocados have a dark side. We know this is hard for you to hear, but bear with us.<p>We are well aware that just about everyone loves avocados. We love eating them the conventional way (in guacamole and in salads), and we're not opposed to getting a little crazy with avocados every once in a while. …

16 Great High-Fiber Foods

<i>By Nick English</i><p>Despite its popular association with trips to the restroom, fiber is no joke. The benefits of an efficient bowel aside, a high-fiber diet can also reduce the risk of stroke, hypertension and heart disease. Unfortunately, fiber consumption is currently at an all-time low, with less …

10 Proven Cancer Fighting Foods

Your best defense against cancer is a healthy diet combined with an active, nontoxic lifestyle. You <i>do</i> have incredible power over your health. While …

7 Unusual Culinary Herbs You May Never Have Cooked With...Yet

<i>There’s a world of unusual culinary herbs out there waiting to be explored that goes far beyond rosemary and thyme. This summer, try out a few new</i> …

Living Well: 7 Secrets To a Beautiful Cheese Board

If you’ve ever stood in the cheese section in any grocery store, you’re well aware that creating a fantastic cheese plate can be super intimidating. …

slow cooker spiced pear sauce (gf, df, v)

<i>Slow Cooker Pear Sauce with warm spices. Set it, forget it, then enjoy it.</i><p>My grandma makes the most divine spiced pear jam. It smells and tastes just …

Roasted Tomatoes with Polenta & Spinach

I really love going over to other people’s houses for dinner because I usually find new tips & tricks from other people’s cooking repertoires. A few …

TellSpec identifies food ingredients and calories using science, magic

Some of us can't eat gluten, while others need to stay away from certain fats. Mealtime can be incredibly stressful for people with dietary restrictions -- especially when dining out -- since manufacturers aren't always required to report all ingredients, specifically when dealing with trace …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, 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: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …