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Con-Artist Cooking: How to Fake it if You Can't Really Make It

Janice Harper | Posted 10.07.2012 | Taste
Janice Harper

There comes a time in every bad cook's life when guests arrive for dinner. And just because you don't know your way around the grocery store, much less around the kitchen, is no reason to despair.

Kitchen Ninja: Mastering Leftovers

Food52 | Posted 10.06.2012 | Taste
Food52

We like to cook smart. We like to cook economically. We like to cook with grace. And cooking intelligently, economically, and gracefully means making -- and using -- leftovers.

Get Down & Dirty with Apricots, Peaches & Plums

Food52 | Posted 10.06.2012 | Taste
Food52

Just think of peaches, apricots, plums and nectarines: delicious flesh on the outside, hard pit on the inside, tiny seed inside of that.

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Rozanne Gold | Posted 10.06.2012 | Books
Rozanne Gold

It was with avid interest that I devoured Julia Child's life's story whole. Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child -- told with affection and reverence by author Bob Spitz -- lifts an American icon from the cauldron of celebrity into a dish of comfort food.

WATCH: Chef Danielle Whips Up Risotto Jambalaya And More Weeknight Recipes For Back To School

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.27.2012 | Black Voices

When The Huffington Post last caught up with Chef Danielle Saunders, she was still relishing in her Food Network "Chopped Champions" win and showing u...

How to Make Mascarpone Cheese

Laura Kumin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Homemade may take a bit of time and a few supplies, but in my book, the rewards are frequently worth the effort. And so it is with mascarpone.

Seattle Nonprofit Celebrates 20 Years Of Rehabbing Drug Addicts Through Cooking

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | Impact

SEATTLE -- A Seattle nonprofit that uses cooking to teach life skills to the homeless and people who have struggled with alcohol and addiction turns 2...

7 Peachy Summer Recipes

Food52 | Posted 10.02.2012 | Taste
Food52

Although the simple pleasure of biting into a perfectly ripe peach is satisfying in and of itself, peaches can also be an inspiring ingredient.

9 Two-Handed Sandwiches

Food52 | Posted 10.01.2012 | Taste
Food52

There are sandwiches, and there are sandwiches. These, we believe, fall into the second category.

Sandwich Crafting: A Creative Guide

Will Levitt | Posted 09.23.2012 | Taste
Will Levitt

Some of you may have heard of the gourmet sandwich shop chain 'Wichcraft. It's a pretty appropriate name for a sandwich shop, not only because its so clever of a name, but because sandwiches really are crafted.

Pierre Thiam: Senegal's Culinary Ambassador

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Like a lot of other countries in the developing world, Senegal is under pressure to modernize, adopt new cash crops and conform to what everyone else is doing. In the process, much that is valuable is being forgotten and a whole culinary heritage is in danger of being lost.

New Cookbook Says Pop a Dessert in a Jar

Laura Weiss | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Laura Weiss

Come on. Can't we just make really good desserts without relying on gimmicks like cakes on sticks and pies in jars? But after sitting down with this new cookbook, I'm pretty much wowed.

The Black Sheep College Chopped Championship

The Black Sheep Online | Posted 09.19.2012 | College
The Black Sheep Online

With four chefs, three judges and an emcee, we set out to form the whitest rap group of all time. Failing that, we were exerted ourselves to prove that it's possible to get good grub for less.

How To Cook If You Don't Cook

Janice Harper | Posted 09.17.2012 | Taste
Janice Harper

What works for experienced cooks is not going to work for kitchen-resistant cooks. So here's my advice to people who don't cook.

Space Agency Cooks Up Menu For Mars-Bound Astronauts

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 07.17.2012 | Science

HOUSTON -- Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1960s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the early years of U.S. space ...

Fit to Be Fried. But Boiled?

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Robert L. Wolke

Henry VIII decreed that anyone convicted of poisoning another person would be put to death by being boiled alive. Now I hate to spoil a king's fun, but as all cooks know, oils won't actually boil.

Hottest Summer Kitchen Gadgets

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.15.2012 | Taste
The Daily Meal

While the heat rises and our culinary juices start to flow, now is a better time than ever to stock up on some of the latest and hottest kitchen gadgets.

What Do You Feed Your Family in a Pinch?

Megan Rosker | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Megan Rosker

As the old saying goes, when life hands you a lemon, make lemonade. Well, Heather Stouffer did, but it wasn't beverages she created. It was meals. Lots of them. Healthy, organic, hormone-free meals that families could reach for in a pinch.

Chinese-style Peanut or Dan Dan Noodles

Laura Kumin | Posted 09.12.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

I don't know whether my version would be recognizable to a Sichuan food connoisseur, but that isn't an issue when my family is helping themselves to huge portions of these noodles. They are a great hot weather main course with toppings.

Low-Sodium Seasoning Tips, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer shared ideas for low sodium seasonings that will make food tasty without much salt when she met with me on Monda...

7 Boozy Summer Desserts

Food52 | Posted 09.11.2012 | Taste
Food52

There are two foolproof ways to celebrate: dessert and booze. It's summer, so why not have both? Together? Here are seven desserts to keep you celebrating all summer long.

5 Ideas for Cooking More Often

Amie Valpone | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Amie Valpone

Why not learn how to make your own yogurt or take a break from your morning omelet and try a baked egg frittata? Get creative with your everyday meals and snacks try whipping them up into a more mouth-watering dish.

American Fast Food Changing Eating Habits In Asia

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Andrew Lam

America manages to sell its "superior" lifestyles to the rest of the world in ingenious ways, from food to movies to clothing to music -- and in the area of food at least, our obesity problems as well.

The Iconic Weber Kettle Grill Turns 60

Meathead | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home
Meathead

There are better designs for grills, among them the top end Hasty Bakes, and there are cheaper grills, but the modern Weber Kettle has achieved icon status.

Upstate South Carolina (Culinary & Sentimental) Road Trip

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 09.07.2012 | Good News
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

In the South, the South I thought I knew, the times they are a'changin' . . . and it's about time. The mills and moonshine are gone. What's replacing them -- big-box Walmart stores, Pizza Huts and enclaves of rich, northern retirees -- are fast-changing the landscape I (and all the Bolemans, Smiths and Shirleys before me called home).