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The No-Fail Way to Cook Steak (Hint: It Involves Butter)

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 10:53 AM

by Adina Steiman

By the end of summer, you've probably hit your fair share of barbecues, spent a fair amount of time at the grill, and made your way through an avalanche of (often contradictory) advice on how to master the time-honored art of outdoor cooking. But there's a truth...

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Serendipity 3's Recipe for Frozen Hot Chocolate

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Danica Lo, photo courtesy of Serendipity 3

Happy Birthday Serendipity 3! This summer, the iconic Upper East Side New York City eatery celebrates six decades of making kids (and grown-ups) smile with its celebrated Frozen Hot Chocolate.

On tap? A special-edition collectible T-shirt by fashion designer Anna Sui, a...

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Party of One: A Guide to Successfully Flying Solo When Dining Out

(2) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Matt Duckor

When I tell people I like dining out alone, they usually wrinkle their nose, give me a funny (or, in some cases, almost offended) look, and ask "why?"

Judging by the number of bewildered, shame-inducing stares I've experienced in my life, it seems that most people don't go...

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Guess Which Condiment Oprah Winfrey Carries Around In Her Handbag

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 12:07 PM

Danica Lo

At the New York premiere of The Hundred-Foot Journey -- which stars Helen Mirren as a proprietor of a restaurant in the south of France -- Oprah Winfrey, who is a producer on the film, dished on what she considers...
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The Best Tequilas Of 2014: Epicurious' Official Taste Test Results

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 1:23 PM

by Gabriella Vigoreaux

If there is one thing we like here at the Epicurious offices, it's great tequila. In fact, Nilou Motamed, our EIC, keeps a rather expansive selection of artisanal bottles in her office bar at all times. Needless to say, no arms were twisted in conducting this taste...

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Did You Know You Can Do THIS With Aluminum Foil?

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 2:48 PM

Danica Lo

2014-07-21-106370.jpgSomething I always have on hand in the kitchen is a roll of aluminum foil -- it's super-convenient for baking (and sometimes, after a long day at work, I'll wrap my fish in it before popping it onto my George...

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Impulse Buyer? A Food Label Designer Shares the Tricks of the Trade

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 3:32 PM

Joanne Camas

Art and commerce collide powerfully in the grocery store, and half the time we're not even aware of the mix. Product labels go a long way to selling products, and they aim to catch our attention and interest instantly. Colors, wording, psychology, design, "feel" -- they all have...

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How Crumb, Crumble, and Streusel Toppings Make Every Pie Better

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 3:20 PM

Rhoda Boone, recipe by Ian Knauer, photo by Quentin Bacon

Want to make a good thing even better? Add a crumb, crumble, or streusel topping to your pie! It's week 4 of our Pie Day series and this week we explore the delicious world of...

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The Secret to the Perfect Double Pie Crust

(1) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 2:28 PM

by Rhoda Boone

Summer has officially started! And nothing says summer like pie. For the next four weeks we are celebrating summer with Pie Day Friday, featuring pie tips and tricks every week. First up: the double crust.

So what is the secret to the perfect double crust? Here are...

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The Definitive Crumble-Crisp-Cobbler-Buckle + Ice Cream Pairings

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 3:07 PM

by Gabriella Vigoreaux

When it comes to summer desserts, there is nothing more satisfying than bubbly, warm fruit topped with a cool scoop of vanilla ice cream, especially when it comes out of a cast iron skillet. Add a streusel or pastry on top of that, and you've made all...

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30 Commonly Mispronounced Food Words (and How to Say Them Correctly)

(247) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 7:36 PM

Alessandra Bulow

We can understand that people frequently mispronounce words like quinoa, gnocchi, and Sriracha -- but how about "ravioli"? The menu at Giada De Laurentiis' new Las Vegas restaurant phonetically spells out the pronunciation of each of her pasta dishes, like the Lobster Ravioli ("rah-VEEOH-lee") and Rigatoni ("ree-gah-TOH-neh") with...

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Is Cold Brew Coffee Always Better?

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 3:11 PM

by Adina Steiman

2014-06-03-6a00d83451cb0369e201a3fd13f391970b450wi.jpgLike switching your climate-control thermometer from heat to A/C, there's always a distinct tipping point every spring when you switch from hot to iced coffee. I look forward to this moment with just as much glee as the arrival...

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These Are the 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Home Kitchen

(5) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 3:11 PM

by Alessandra Bulow


"People think that the bathroom is the dirtiest place in their house," says Cheryl Luptowski, a Home Safety Expert at the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), an independent public health and environmental organization. "When in fact the kitchen has...

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No Assembly Required: What To Eat At IKEA

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 2:49 PM

Alessandra Bulow


Any trip to an IKEA for a Billy bookcase and Rens sheepskins isn't complete without a trip to the cafeteria for its awesome Swedish food. We think there should be a museum erected in honor of its savory Swedish meatballs--and now...

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Where to Find Free Food at the Supermarket

(4) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 3:25 PM

by Kemp Minifie


Check out the beautiful greens in the photo above. Gorgeous, right? Would you believe I pulled those greens right out of a trash can in the produce section of my local supermarket this morning? Workers there were systematically...

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Why Cilantro Tastes Like Soap, Nutmeg Is a Hallucinogenic, And Chocolate Is Toxic to Dogs

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 5:05 PM

by Alessandra Bulow

You've told us about your love/hate for cilantro before, but have you ever wondered how come cilantro tastes soapy? It comes down to chemical makeup of the ingredient but instead of boring you with a blah, blah, blah explanation, there's an anonymous chemistry teacher from the UK...

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10 Restaurants Rome Locals Won't Tell You About

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 7:32 PM

by Elizabeth Minchilli

An insider's guide to where to eat now in Italy's capital city

It used to be very easy to keep up with Rome's restaurant scene since nothing ever changed. The same comfortable and reliable trattorie and ristorante where you could dependably order up heaping plates of carbonara...

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You Could Get a DUI From Spiked Ice Cream

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 9:50 AM

Alessandra Bulow


The latest alcohol-related crackdown by Louisiana lawmakers isn't aimed at New Orleans' famous drive-thru daiquiri joints--instead the regulation of selling boozy ice cream is in question, reports the Associated Press. The best part of the debate? The epic sarcastic remarks...

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Is It Okay to Eat Roadkill?

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 6:09 PM

by Alessandra Bulow


Would you ever eat roadkill? There's a growing number of roadkill cookbooks on the market, but UK police are telling people not to make roadkill cuisine -- especially after a UK surgeon recently offered some tips to the

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Calling All Kids Chefs: Enter Now For The Chance to Have Your Recipe Served at The White House This Summer!

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Tanya Steel


Quick--which top chefs created Alaskan Ceviche with Mango or Spicy Tofu Lettuce Cups? If you said 9-year-old Rowan from Alaska and 9-year-old Jessica from West Virginia, you'd be right. These are just two of the winning recipes...

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