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How a Chicana Finally Learned to Cook

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 07.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I remember I once tried helping my aunts and mom make tamales for Christmas, and when they all complained that I was making the tamales "muy gordos," I threw my spoon on the table and left in a huff.

Exercise Your Love 'Mussel' Part 10: Have You Ever Dreamed of Going To Culinary School?

Heidi Brod | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

I realize the truth behind my reasons to go to culinary school. It wasn't about turning 40 or about reaching a new level of skill or perfection. For me, cooking makes people happy.

PHOTOS: Your Mom's Worst Dishes

Kitchen Daily | Posted 05.08.2013 | Taste

Unless you're the child of Martha Stewart or Nigella Lawson, you've most likely suffered some culinary injustice at your mother's hands. No matter how...

Cooking With Paula Deen: The Difference Between Food Mags

Anna Brones | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

I subscribed, in the hopes that maybe Paula Deen would provide some insight into why the food world has become so divisive.

8 Mother's Day Edible Gifts

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

With less than a week to go, we're closing in on Mother's Day. In the spirit of crunch time, we've searched our archives high and low for DIY gifts that will make for happy mothers everywhere.

Your Mom's Best Recipe

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

With Mother's Day approaching, many of us have mom on the mind. Memories of our mothers are often dominated by food, especially if your mom was a spec...

Chef Art Smith's Common Threads Brings Us Back Together

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.08.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Last Thursday evening brought one of those rare events where you feel that you have been transported to another dimension in time.

PHOTOS: The Big Winners Of The 2012 James Beard Awards

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Compost, "crack" and something called cereal milk – unlikely ingredients that have propelled Christina Tosi to the head of her ...

Live Updates From The 2012 James Beard Awards

Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

UPDATE: Here are all the winners: Best New Restaurant Next, Chicago Outstanding Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in New York Outstan...

The Beginning of the End to My Journey Through Culinary School

Heidi Brod | Posted 07.07.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

I made 84 recipes and spent over 100 hours in the kitchen. I did it at the risk of my marriage (Con Ed turned my electricity off twice), my children's well-being and in the face of turning 40.

No Need to Cry Over Onions

Hillary Mickell | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Hillary Mickell

Many onion varieties seem interchangeable -- considering most recipes call for something less-than-specific, like "one onion, chopped" -- but you can make a dish sing that much more by using the right onion for the job.

Cinco De Mayo

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, we've planned a Mexican fiesta full of spicy cocktails, guacamole, tacos, and more!

13 Smashing Recipes For Derby Day

Food52 | Posted 05.04.2012 | Taste

Place your bets, put on your finest hat, and make room for a smashing Derby Day feast. We've got plenty of Bourbon (for drinking and cooking with) and other Kentucky favorites.

6 Essential Kitchen Tools

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure For years I lived in tiny Manhattan apartments with microscopic...

Are You There, Chef? It's Me, Menopause

Gillian Clark | Posted 05.03.2012 | DC
Gillian Clark

I'm pushing 50 now and Mother Nature is about done with me. It's Father Time's turn and he is determined to make a man out of me.

The 'Steaks' Are High When it Comes to Relationships

Heidi Brod | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

When I arrive, she's giddy as a schoolgirl, and I'm forced to remind her that the only thing extra-virgin in the room is olive oil.

9 Eggy Dinners

Food52 | Posted 07.02.2012 | Taste

Eggs are healthy, cheap, and quick-cooking. They can be prepared in any number of ways: poached, scrambled, fried, frittata-ed, or any combination of the above.

Asparagus, At Last!

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

We've watched the days get lighter, felt the sun get warmer. We've been going to the farmers' market, eagerly grabbing (and gobbling) those hallmarks of spring: ramps, artichokes, and now, asparagus!

Useful Hacks For Beginner Cooks Who Work During the Day

Quora | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Make it a habit to spend 30 minutes on the weekend to sit down and dream up some dishes for the coming week.

What Soufflé and Sex Have in Common

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

One crème brûlée, two caramel custards and three types of buttercream later, we have officially cooked our way through Lisa's depression.

Bake Biscotti or Finish the Book?

Debra Weiner | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Debra Weiner

I really, really want to make parmesan black pepper biscotti. But I also want to write more. My blog is seriously envying the amount of attention I am paying to my kitchen.

Food and Music: Perfect Partners

Susan Feniger | Posted 04.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Susan Feniger

For me, the story that music tells is not that different from the story that food tells. In the kitchen, just as with a composition, there's a build up as you near the completion of a dish, a crescendo of everything coming together

Cock-a-Leekie Soup

Laura Kumin | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Amazingly addictive, this soup is a great weekend one-dish supper and freezes well. It has a few steps, but the result is well worth the effort.

The Knish Lives In Israel

Laura Silver | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Laura Silver

Israel, on my first visit in 1994, was teeming pitas, tomato-and-cucumber breakfasts and fresh-squeezed Jerusalem juices. Still, I could not find a cornerstone of my culinary upbringing.

'The Art Of Cooking' Will Make Your Mouth Water

Posted 04.26.2012 | Arts

Although the perfect burger is like a work of art in itself, we are especially excited about a new exhibition opening tomorrow at Royal/T in Los Angel...