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Make a Better Chicken Stir-Fry with This Pro Tip

Let me introduce you to a chicken technique that has revolutionized how I stir-fry at home: velveting. This Chinese technique is most often used in …

The 3-Ingredient Pizza Crust That Rocks Our World

If you've ever made your own pizza crust, it was probably either for a special occasion or during a cooking class. It just feels so... gourmet. Which …

The “No-Knead Bread” Chef Now Has the Secret to Sourdough

How do you explain America’s ever increasing obsession with bread, even as the ranks of gluten-free adherents continue to expand?<p>Credit one pioneer …

General Tso’s Tofu

This past Friday, the chef many believe was responsible for creating the titanic Chinese-American favorite, General Tso’s Chicken, passed away. …

Food & Dining

7 Staples Of Your Childhood That We're About To Ruin For You

We're an internet generation. As long as there's a vast, nearly infinite network of information at our fingertips, we're going to use it to dig up …

Charlie Brown

Our Favorite BA Recipes of 2015

The BA recipes we loved most this year.<p>Picking a favorite year-end recipe when you publish a food magazine is like playing favorites with your kids: You're not supposed to do it. But some of the recipes make themselves indispensable, earning the high honors of landing in our everyday meal …

Real Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Once upon a time, soda bread was baked over hot coals in a covered skillet, trapping steam from the dough to produce a wonderfully crusty loaf of bread—a setup anyone can re-create in a Dutch oven. Teamed up with low-protein all-purpose flour and volatile baking soda, buttermilk hits the sweet spot …

Baking

16 Vegetarian Mains for a Festive Holiday Table

The holidays can be be an isolating time for folks who don't eat meat—prime rib and glazed ham are wonderful festival centerpieces for meat-eaters, but anyone else is going to get stuck cobbling together a meal from side dishes. We don't think that leaving guests out of the most exciting part of …

Salted Dark Chocolate Puppy Chow Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> If dark chocolate isn't your thing, feel free to substitute semisweet or milk chocolate chips. I used Justin's Classic Peanut Butter in this recipe, but you could use any nut butter you prefer. —Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm<p><b>Serves: 10 to 14</b><p>9 cups Chex or Crispix cereal<br>• 1 cup bittersweet …

Dessert

10 Insanely Good Food Pairings You'd Never Think to Put Together

These duos may seem like a bad idea, but one bite, and you’ll make them a regular in your kitchen<p>Salt, pepper, and lemon. Many chefs say that’s all …

Zucchini Fritters

4 Servings<p>Squeeze out as much liquid from the grated vegetable as possible. The little bit of cornstarch that the recipe calls for in the batter also helps these zucchini fritters get nice and crispy.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Soy Dipping Sauce<p>3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1 tablespoon reduced-sodium …

Recipes

How to Make Fridge Pickles 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: Michael Anthony, executive chef and partner of Gramercy Tavern and author of The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook,</i> …

Sichuan Pickles

4 Servings<p>“Summer squash is the perfect canvas for this spicy, floral pickle.” –Sue Li, recipe developer<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 Tbsp. sugar<p>1 Tbsp. kosher salt<p>1 Tbsp. Sichuan peppercorns or 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes<p>2 whole star anise<p>1 large summer squash, thinly sliced<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>…

I discovered the best flour for homemade pizza. My kid and dogs agree it is awesome.

I bake a lot of pizza. I have a seven year old daughter. I'm also a type A obsessive personality, and I work hard, obsessively so, to perfect what I …

The Food Lab: How to Roast Fall and Winter Vegetables

I associate different appliances with different times of the year. The vacuum cleaner comes out in the summer as the dogs start to shed their fall coats. (Ironically, the vacuum cleaner <i>also</i> comes out around November when my building decides to kick in its …

One-Pan Singapore Noodles Recipe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles<p>What you’ll need to make 4 to 6 servings:-<p>4 eggs<br>• Salt & pepper to taste<br>• Cooking oil<br>• 1 onion<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 inched thick …

Recipes

50 Tips to Help You Make the Best Soup You've Ever Had

Have you ever added a Parmesan rind to your soup? Or V8? Have you ever wondered how to make better matzo ball soup? Or how to cool homemade soup …

How to Cook Octopus

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef Camille Becerra will go beyond the basics to help you tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Never make</i> …