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38 Ways to Be a Better Cook in 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 12:30 PM

by The Epicurious Editors, Epicurious

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PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE

Some people make New Year's resolutions to start running five miles a day. Some folks vow to never touch another pepperoni-covered French bread pizza. But if you're anything like we are,...

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The Best Kept Secret to Better Pork

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 12:02 PM

by Matt Duckor, Epicurious

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PHOTO BY CHRISTINA HOLMES
It's crazy. But not as crazy as you might think.

You know what that perfectly fine piece of pork sitting in front of you needs? A nice cold glass of milk.

...
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Why We Were Sweet on Sugar Alternatives in 2015

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 10:33 PM

by Anna Stockwell, Epicurious

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PHOTO BY TARA DONNE

In response to the increasing demand for alternatives to refined white sugar, unrefined sweeteners have become commonplace on grocery shelves. But this year, the conversation shifted in a way I can totally...

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Easy 3-Ingredient Appetizers Perfect For Your Holiday Party

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 1:31 PM

by Matt Duckor, Epicurious

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PHOTO BY DANNY KIM

Holiday entertaining is great--in theory. Friends, drinks, a bevy of snackable items that seem to never end. Who wouldn't love that?

I say "in theory," because it's all fun and games until...

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11 Things You Didn't Know You Shouldn't Put in the Dishwasher

(8) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 10:48 AM

by Sheela Prakash, Epicurious

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PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, FOOD STYLING BY ANNA STOCKWELL

The beauty of a dishwasher is that you can just toss everything in it after dinner, let it run, and sit back and relax, right? Unfortunately, that's...

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The Ingredient You Didn't Know You Should Be Adding to Your Steak

(33) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 10:48 AM

by Matt Duckor, Epicurious

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PHOTO BY TARA DONNE

So you're ready for summer grilling. You've purchased the perfect grill, and you've procured the latest, greatest cuts of steak.

Cut to you throwing that glorious piece of meat onto a blazing...

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6 Great American Sandwiches

(46) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 9:52 AM

by Tommy Werner, Epicurious

The best way to make a sandwich: Bread. America. Bread. Read on for our favorite lunch picks from sea to shining sea.

1. North Carolina Pulled-Pork Barbecue

Whether it's mustard sauce in the South, vinegar in North Carolina, or white...

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How to Tell If Your Steak Is Cooked Without a Thermometer

(22) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 1:17 PM

by Sheela Prakash, Epicurious

My tiny New York City apartment doesn't have any outdoor space, so when I recently spent some time in a rental house in Florida, I cooked on the grill.

A lot.

Like, for every meal.

One night, when I was grilling steak, I ran...

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How to Make the Perfect Five-Minute Dinner

(5) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 5:44 PM

by Katherine Sacks, Epicurious

Getting home late tonight? This is what you want to cook.

Look, I'm just as big a fan of cooking projects as the next guy. Spend all day preparing a big pot of soup, roasting a slab of meat, or grilling giant racks of...

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How To Make Homemade Pasta In One Minute

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

by Sheela Prakash, Epicurious

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Making fresh pasta from scratch sounds impossible on harried weeknights, when even boiling water for a box of spaghetti can feel like a strain. But not only is...

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How to Keep Ice Cream Free From Freezer Burn

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 3:15 PM

by Tommy Werner, Epicurious

You've picked up the finest pint at the store. Maybe you've even made your own ice cream. You've sampled a little (or maybe a lot) before shutting it into the freezer. But when an ice cream craving strikes again, what will you find...

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Your Complete Guide to Drinking Rosé Wine All Summer Long

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 1:46 PM

by Matt Duckor, Epicurious

Think pink, drink pink.

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PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, FOOD STYLING BY ANNA STOCKWELL

"YES, ROSÉ IS A LIFESTYLE"
Rosé isn't just a beverage--it's lifestyle.

At least that's the idea behind Yes Way Rosé, the

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The 4 Ultimate Slow Cooker Summer Sandwiches

(2) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 6:10 PM

by Sheela Prakash, Epicurious

Like thick wool sweaters and heavy rubber boots, slow cookers belong in the back of the closet when summer rolls around. Right?

Wrong.

I'm here to tell you that kicking those appliances to the curb when the sun starts shining is a fool's...

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The Margarita-Rosé Cocktail Mashup Your Summer Needs

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 12:58 PM

by Matt Duckor, Epicurious

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PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, FOOD STYLING BY KATHERINE SACKS

As soon as June hits, my drinking regimen undergoes two seismic shifts.

First, I start making pitchers of margaritas. Mine only have three ingredients: Tequila, lime juice, and agave...

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5 New Ways to Use Olive Oil in Your Cooking

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 12:42 PM

by Katherine Sacks, Epicurious

I recently bought a fantastic bottle of olive, a delicious smoked oil so incredible that I couldn't help putting it on everything I ate. First, I whisked it into a salad dressing. Then I drizzled it over my coconut sorbet dessert. Then I had a little...

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6 Non-Beef Burgers So Good You Won't Miss a Thing

(3) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 12:01 PM

By The Editors of Epicurious

With some kitchen smarts and great flavors, you don't need beef for a good burger. Read on for 6 incredible burgers, minus the beef.

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Photo Credit: Photo by Romulo Yanes

1. Turkey Cheddar Burgers

Turkey...

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Can I Use My Wood Board for Meat? And Other Cutting Board Conundrums

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 1:28 PM

by Sheela Prakash, Epicurious

I've broken every unwritten cutting board rule there is: I don't wipe my wood board with mineral oil. I let my boards soak in the sink. I don't use a separate board for prepping raw meat.

So when I recently decided to replace the...

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The Secret to the Best Ever French Onion Dip

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 11:24 AM

By Matt Duckor, Epicurious


The last thing I expected Cortney Burns to make was the best French onion dip I've ever had.

A bit of background: Burns is one half of the duo behind San Francisco's Bar Tartine. Along with co-chef Nick Balla, the pair...

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3 Ways the Home Cook Can Help Solve the Water Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 5:51 PM

by Tommy Werner, Epicurious

"You did the cooking, I'll do the dishes."

Those golden words are generally how I get relieved from dealing with the post-dinner pile of dirty plates. Epi's Associate Food Editor, Anna Stockwell, isn't always as lucky--she shares dishwashing duties with her boyfriend. They've...

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How to Defrost Any Meat

(26) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 3:49 PM

by Matt Duckor, Epicurious

You've got three options.

The freezer is one of our favorite assets in the kitchen. We've constantly got ours stocked with frozen sausages, fish, ground beef, and other proteins that make quick weeknight meals in a pinch, all without having to run to the...

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