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The Only 3 Knives You Need

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 3:47 PM

by Rhoda Boone

Has this happened to you? It's 2 a.m., you've cleaned the freezer out of gelato, maybe had a few beers. Without warning, a gentleman on TV starts cutting through a tin can--with a kitchen knife! Or maybe it's the other guy, the one hawking an entire set...

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9 of the Best Winter Soups to Pack for Lunch

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 11:56 AM

by Sheela Prakash

With winter in full force, the standard brown-bag lunch just won't cut it. A sandwich filled with cold deli meats? A salad of chilled lettuce? Let's revisit that stuff in the spring. Right now, we need something hot that will warm us from the inside out. In...

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6 Superseeds to Sprinkle on Everything This Year

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 3:15 PM

by Gabriella Vigoreaux, EPICURIOUS


Last year supergreens were all the rage, but this year we're thinking a little smaller -- we're thinking superseeds. Never have such tiny foods packed such a nutritious punch. Superseeds (like flax, chia, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds) are chock full of dietary fiber, protein,...

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It's Time to Up Your Instant Ramen Game

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 11:39 AM

by Sheela Prakash, EPICURIOUS


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Courtesy of Amazon

We served ramen realness all day in preparation for Ramen Weekend (Jan 10 & 11)--a national holiday we completely made up.

Earlier today, my colleague Gabi noted that most people kick off...

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Broccoli 'Breadcrumbs' Will Take Your Casseroles to the Next Level

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 8:30 PM

by Gabriella Vigoreaux

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Romulo Yanes

I first encountered veg-crumbs (vegetable breadcrumbs) in a post on Heidi Swanson's blog 101 Cookbooks in which she topped mac-and-cheese with a broccoli-basil-breadcrumb crust. To say my curiosity was peaked is an understatement. I immediately wanted...

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4 Tasty Slow Cooker Cocktails for a Crowd

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 12:57 PM

By Gabriella Vigoreaux, EPICURIOUS


We've been praising the slow cooker lately as the unsung hero of quick and cozy weeknight dinners. And while that gentle, consistent heat is brilliant for braising stews and simmering oatmeal, it's also perfect for gently infusing holiday spices into your favorite warm cocktails....

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You Won't Believe All These Cookies Came from the Same Dough

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 12:13 PM

By Rhoda Boone, EPICURIOUS

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Photo by Tara Donne, food and prop styling by Diana Yen

If there's one thing that you can customize to any occasion, it's cookies. Whether you're baking some love into Valentine's Day bites or serving sweet treats to...

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Throw a Hanukkah Fry Fest

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 4:27 PM

By Leah Koenig, Epicurious

Eating foods fried in oil is one of the greatest pleasures of celebrating Hanukkah. In America, the most beloved Hanukkah foods include latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts). And these two deep-fried hors d'oeuvres are certainly a great place to start....

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Why You Should Switch to Dried Beans

(2) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 11:57 AM

By Gabriella Vigoreaux


Let's talk about beans. They are so nutritious and elemental to our diets. They're cheap, versatile, and as easy to cook as opening up a can, right? We're here to tell you to put aside the can opener and start cooking more with dried...

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Dress up Onion Dip for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 11:31 AM

By Leah Koenig, Epicurious

Onion dip is the belle of many a holiday season ball, and for good reason. Creamy, piquant, and so so shamelessly rich, it adds an air of festivity to any appetizer table. And it is equally at home scooped up with potato chips at a casual...

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The Year of the Spatchcocked Turkey (and Why You Should Do It All the Time)

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 9:55 AM

By Matt Duckor, Epicurious

There's zero question that 2014 was The Year of the Spatchcocked Turkey.

Literally everyone wrote about it: Bon Appétit, Serious Eats, The Kitchn, and Tasting Table, just to name a few. And, of course, we featured the...

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Marinated Olives Are The Ultimate DIY Holiday Snack

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 5:36 PM

By Sheela Prakash

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photo by Diane Fields

A bowl or two of marinated olives are an essential part of any good cocktail party, whether it's your annual holiday bash or just a casual gathering with friends. You can find olives marinated...

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Freeze Your Cookie Dough To Get Ahead

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 5:35 PM

By Sheela Prakash, Epicurious

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photo by Lara Ferroni

With the holidays approaching, your kitchen is probably heading straight into overdrive mode. There are cookies to bake, cheese balls to roll, cocktails to drink, and of course, actual dinner to cook. But there's no...

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Spotify Uses Science To Match Music With Thanksgiving Turkey Cooking Times

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 9:55 PM

by Matt Duckor

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If you've ever stood idly by in your kitchen on Thanksgiving and thought to yourself, "If only there was some way to use a digital streaming music service to determine the length of a playlist to perfectly...

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The Key to the Best Chicken Fingers Ever

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 9:45 PM

by Matt Duckor

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Photo: Romulo Yanes

"Aren't chicken fingers basically just fried chicken?" you might ask.

Absolutely not.

The chicken fingers of our childhood were glorious sticks of white breast meat, coated in a dubious, yet totally delicious breading that contained who-knew-what...

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5 Edible Holiday Gifts To Start Making NOW

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 10:56 AM

by Gabriella Vigoreaux

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Hot and Sweet Mustard | Photo: Hirsheimer and Hamilton

Do you like to surprise friends and family members with edible gifts around the holidays? If so, you know that a lot of these gifts, especially the ones in jars,...

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The Secret to Thomas Keller's Roast Turkey Is Doing Absolutely Nothing

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 5:13 PM

by Adina Steiman

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When we asked renowned chef Thomas Keller to share his favorite recipe for roast turkey with us, as a kind of sequel to his insanely popular My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken,...

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Why Turkeys Are So Much Better Roasted Upside Down

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 5:33 PM

By Stacy Adimando


Once you've salted, tied and buttered that Thanksgiving bird, you'd think the cooking part would be easy. But there's just one thing that can trip you up: Overcooking the breast meat (and/or undercooking the thigh meat).

It's a flaw...

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Think You Hate Negronis? Think Again

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 3:57 PM

By Matt Duckor

By now, you've heard of the negroni. Note that I didn't say "probably". By now, every last cocktail drinker on Earth has crossed paths with the classic cocktail, famously made with equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. I've evangelized on behalf of the cocktail...

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All the Mexican Candy You Should Be Eating on the Day of the Dead

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 5:50 PM

by Gabriella Vigoreaux

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As candy enthusiasts, we get our fair share of international sweets here at the Epi office. (You have to hide me away from green tea Kit Kats.) No one quite does candy the way Mexico does, though. Mexican sweets toe...

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