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16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

The best restaurants in Tokyo and Kyoto – chosen by Japan’s top chefs

These Japanese chefs work at some of the most exciting restaurants in the country – including two listed in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 – but where do they go to eat and drink when they’re off duty? They take us to their favourite local counter restaurants and noodle bars in Tokyo and Kyoto • …

10 Underrated Tequila Cocktails

So, after watching this video from Panna, you’ve mastered the margarita. What’s next for a budding tequilaphile? Turn your attention to these 10 …

6 One-Pot Comfort Food Recipes by David Tanis

Cooking

How to Cook with Fire—Actual Fire

What most men still don't know.<p>Given that fire makes up most of the earth—and, in fact, the universe—you would think we humans would understand it better. And yet we don't. We burn ourselves on popped cinders. We forget to douse our campfires. We think we can start a blaze using a stick and some …

Cooking

Build The Ultimate Lobster BLT

It’s massive. It’s meaty. It’s really damn delicious.<p>Every now and then a recipe hits you in the head with its obviousness: “Why the #%[email protected] didn't I think of that?” The feeling is doubled when the recipe is as simple as combining two of your favorite foods.<p>In this case, those foods are …

Sausage and Chard Mini Breakfast Galettes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: You can find recipe inspiration in all kinds of places. Start with these savory galettes, wrapped up in</i> …

Recipes

6 Easy Weeknight Dinners That Chefs Like to Cook

These easy weeknight dinner recipes from 6 talented chefs turn up the flavor while saving you time in the kitchen.

Cooking

Shrimp Rolls

Keep summer going just a little bit longer: Serve these with a pile of steamed, buttered corn.<p>Ingredients<p>1¼ pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined<p>Kosher salt<p>1 large celery stalk, peeled, finely chopped<p>3 scallions, thinly sliced<p>¼ cup mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon …

Seafood

These 18 Culinary School Recipes Will Save You $40,000 in Tuition

Master these 18 classic culinary school recipes, from beef stock to roast chicken, and you'll save yourself $40,000 in tuition

Cooking

The Best Pizzas in America

Ask the average person who makes the best pizza, or read articles, blogs, and best-of lists by pizza "experts," or wade into online comments, and you'll find that there is a light side and a dark side -- two flavors, if you will -- of Pizza Opinion: The positive, passionate, all-consuming love for …

7 Ways to Cook with Tequila

Here, seven tequila-infused recipes.<p>Our favorite thing to make with tequila is, of course, a margarita (preferably made using Jim Meehan’s expert …

The 'Ramenritto' Combines Burritos and Ramen: Here Is the Obligatory Recipe

If you were thinking of hitting the eject button after seeing the Ramen Lobster Roll, hold on a second until you try the Ramenritto we spotted at a New York teahouse a few months back. Burritos, the pride of Mexican cuisine, and ramen, the pride of broke college students can now be enjoyed together …

13 Fresh Herbs to Use More Often

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: These herbs want to get fresh with you -- let them.</i><p>Basil<br>This herb can elevate even the simplest summer dish; just remember to keep it out of the refrigerator, or else it’ll turn …

Lemon Balm

13 Cheesecake Recipes, from Chocolate to Pumpkin to Greek Yogurt

Dessert

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Cooking

How to Handle Dough in a Hot Kitchen

<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: We're taking the heat</i> and <i>staying in the kitchen -- here's how to work with cold dough in the peak of summer.</i><p>In the peak of July, with an abundance of …

Baking

23 Summery French Recipes for Bastille Day

From bistro steak to clafoutis, 23 summery French recipes to celebrate Bastille Day (July 14) or any day

Cooking

A Cookbook of Explosively Good Recipes

The 'summer porridge' recipe in Laurie David's new book <i>The Family Cooks</i> (see below) is so delicious, it's dangerous. I didn't realize just how dangerous till a TSA official confiscated the Mason jar containing my latest batch and tossed it in the trash at LaGuardia airport last week.<p>Admittedly, …

Dublin Iced Coffee

A delicious mix of caffeine, dessert, and danger.<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>2 oz. stout (such as AleSmith Speedway or Guinness)<p>1½ oz. Irish whiskey<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>1/2 ounce heavy cream<p>Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix coffee, stout, whiskey, and simple …

Coffee

5 Strange Hangover Cures That Really Work

The <i>Perfect Hangover Cure</i> is the sort of thing that people argue over with zeal usually reserved for politics and religion. Probably because a bad hangover feels just as much like a matter of life and death.<p>But it's not only people that can't agree on what works and what doesn't—entire cultures have …

Best-Ever Hot Dogs for Father's Day

Here, seven killer dogs to make this weekend.<p>1 of 7<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>3 of 7<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 7<p>Loaded Hot Dogs with Chipotle …

How to Make Crispy Fried Avocados for Tacos

1/9<p>I’ve been on a taco quest in the past couple of weeks, playing around with breakfast tacos and trying to come up with a great vegetarian taco that …

5 Steps to Grilling Any Steak for Dad this Weekend

<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: How to grill any steak like a pro.</i><p>Some of the best steaks I’ve eaten in my life were not cooked in New York, …

The Only Mac & Cheese Recipe You'll Be Eating This Summer, Because... Lobster

If there's one pitfall of summer it's the absence of our favorite comfort foods. Butter gives way to salad dressings and potatoes get replaced with tomatoes. We're grateful for the abundance of fresh produce, really we are, but sometimes we want our meals to feel like a hug from the inside out -- …

The 'Supperbowl': A Hamburger Bread Bowl Hybrid

Food hacking and conjoining is spilling over into the savory arena, and it looks like the GD BRO truck's hybrid bread bowl and hamburger is the next to make some serious waves. It's called the <b>Supperbowl Burger</b>, and it apparently lives as an upgrade option for any burger available on their Orange …

Easy Jicama Fries We Know You'll Love

Jicama, or Mexican Turnip as it is sometimes called, is an edible root that has always baffled me just a little bit. How, I wonder, did anyone ever think to taste the very ugly-looking root of a poisonous plant in the first place? I'm glad, however, that some brave soul was willing to take the risk …

Butter-Basted Salmon with Hazelnut Relish

Cooking the salmon skin side down maximizes its crispy potential; brown butter carries nutty flavor into the flesh.<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts<p>1 garlic clove, chopped<p>1 cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems<p>½ cup (packed) fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves with tender stems<p>1 …

Seafood

Summer BBQ spread: Marinated shrimp, corn & bean salsa, more

It's time to fire up the grill! From gulf shrimp to jalapeño hummus, chef Tim Love shared a spread of recipes for the perfect summer barbecue.<p><b>Chili-marinated gulf shrimp</b><p>2 pounds gulf shrimp<br>• 2 red onions, minced<br>• 2 cups cilantro, finely chopped<br>• Juice of 4 limes<br>• 6 cloves roasted garlic, finely chopped<br>• 1/4 …