Category: How to Cook

Please Stop Putting Noodles in Your Noodle Soup

A couple months ago, I was developing a recipe for two-ingredient chicken noodle soup. This is just the sort of challenge that my weekly column, Big Little Recipes, loves—making chicken stock about the chicken, not the onion and celery (and carrot and bay leaves and peppercorns). And yet: What turned out to be the most…


The Best Roast Chicken Is Made With Smoked Salt

If I were drafting an all-star team of pantry and larder staples, there are a few jars, bottles, and boxes I’d earmark for first-round picks. Like, I’d toss a jersey over to my Huy-Fong Chili Garlic Sauce right out of the gate. I’d pat my Hungarian paprika on its smooth, metal back and mutter, “Welcome…


Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Butter – A 3-Ingredient Vegan Spread from Bubble, called Hella

It’s no secret that I love dips, spreads, and condiments of all kinds. I regularly return from a grocery trip with a bag filled solely with cylindrical containers. (Almond butter, hummus, tahini, labneh, and chili garlic sauce; the five main food groups.) I run out of spoons even more quickly than I do clean socks…


Best Guacamole Recipe – An Easy Trick for Best Guacamole

Guacamole is like chili: Everyone has their own secret, best-ever recipe. And I’m not here to mess with that. Go ahead and keep making guac your favorite way—I’m sure it’s excellent. I am here to share with you a little trick for taking your guacamole, whatever your formula may be, to new heights. It’s a…


16 Pantry Staples Our Test Kitchen Never Wants to Be Without

Let’s be real: This isn’t the most inspiring time of year when it comes to fresh ingredients. But when the produce aisle is lacking, the pantry saves the day. (Go, pantry, go!) In the latest episode of Dear Test Kitchen, our test kitchen chef Josh Cohen shows us how to use fridge and shelf staples…


How to Roast a Chicken, According to Chefs

It’s the ultimate comfort food, the epitome of home cooking. The dish you turn to when you need an impressive crowd-pleaser or a week’s worth of meals; a humble exercise in homey resourcefulness, the ideal example of simplicity at its very best. I’m talking, of course, about roast chicken. “I’ve always thought the great mark…


Why I Cooked Every Single Meal for 7 Days (Well, Almost)

In C’mon, It’s Just 7 Days, members of the Food52 team share what it was like to take on a personal challenge for one week: skipping caffeine, going plastic-free, and more. (Spoiler alert: We all survived.) 2018 was the year I avoided exercise at all costs, got drinks with friends after work (like, a lot),…


3 Secrets to Easier Meal Planning, Straight From Our Test Kitchen

In a perfect world, we would all have 10-minute commutes to the office, chocolate chip cookies that magically appear in moments of need, and fluffy-warm towels greeting us right out of the shower. We’d exercise every morning (with gusto! and joy!), wrap up each workday with Inbox Zero, and effortlessly prepare a week’s worth of…


Best Instant Pot Guide – Which Instant Pot to Buy

When it comes to the Instant Pot, there’s a lot to love. Primarily, the electric multi-cooker—which is a fancy term for “all-in-one pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté pan, steamer, and more, that plugs into your wall instead of cooking over an open flame”—can create the type of deep, caramel-y flavor typically associated with an all-day…


Actually Useful Cheese Board Tips, According to Our Favorite Certified Cheese Professional

If you’re hosting any get-together between now and 2019, you probably have a to-do list, and that to-do list is probably long: Plan the menu. Grocery shop. Make the latkes. Bake the chocolate cake. Find those cloth napkins in the attic. Ooh, and the tablecloth too. Buy holiday gifts. Buy flowers. Buy candles. Tell someone…


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