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How to Wash, Season, and Maintain Cast Iron Cookware

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 9:43 AM

After a recent trip to Woodstock, N.Y., David Cicconi (our creative director) brought two well-used cast iron pans into the test kitchen. Cast iron cookware holds a special place in our culinary hearts because it is economical, durable, versatile, holds heat well, and cooks food evenly. Properly seasoned and maintained,...

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The 8 Essential Biscuit Archetypes

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 1:57 PM

by Gabriella Vigoreaux

What makes a perfect biscuit? If you live in the South, everyone will tell you that you're making them wrong.

Biscuits, perhaps more than any other Southern food, are heirlooms steeped in a family tree of kitchen secrets. A perfect homemade biscuit, straight from the oven,...

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Why You Should Put A Can Of Milk Into Your Chocolate Frosting

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 1:43 PM

Adina Steinman, photo by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton


It sounds absurd, I know. But Jane Hornby, author of the new What to Bake & How to Bake It, is wise in the ways of chocolate fudge frosting. We all know that a simple amalgamation...

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Plating for Pleasure: Culinary Tricks to Impress Your Date, Feign Competency

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Josh Scherer


They say the way to someone's heart is through their stomach. According to WebMD it's through the thoracic cavity, avoiding the ribs and breast plate if at all possible.

Who are you going to trust, the internet or an overwrought cliche?...

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How to De-Clutter Your Kitchen: Tips From a Professional Organizer

(9) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 9:14 AM

by Joanna Camas

Spring cleaning gets all the PR, but anytime the seasons change it's a good excuse to take stock of things on the home front. We get lazy over the summer and schedules are out of whack, which often lets clutter gain a foothold. Now's...

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스테이크 완벽하게 굽는 비법!

(7) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 2:50 AM

이 글은 허핑턴포스트 US에 기재된 음식 블로그 사이트 Epicurious의 글을 번역한 것입니다.

회식에서 고기를 먹거나 캠핑에서 바베큐 요리를 해 본 경험자는 알 것이다.

태우지 않으면서도 육즙이 남아있어 부드러운 맛을 지닌 스테이크를 굽기란 얼마나 힘든 것인가!

푸드 스타일리스트이자 요리책 저자인 다이애나 옌이 알려주는...

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Three Categories Of Italian Wine You Need to Know About (And Which Bottles to Buy)

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 10:57 AM

by Matt Duckor

The world of wine is large, confusing, and filled with unpronounceable words. It's difficult to know where to start when setting out to learn more.

It's tough to argue with honing in on Italy, one of the world's preeminent wine producing countries. With such a wide variety...

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

(34) 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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