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5 Tricks for Tasting Food Like a Master Chef

Tim Ferriss | Posted 04.03.2013 | Taste
Tim Ferriss

Like many people, I'd watched the Food Network for 1-2 hours a night after work to unwind, but I'd never made a single dish. If I was going to be using ingredients, I needed to be able to recall them like song lyrics. I needed a working vocabulary.

Game Day Recipe: Homemade Nacho Cheese

Food52 | Posted 04.03.2013 | Taste

Lara Ferroni shows us how to make a smooth and creamy nacho cheese dip and pickled jalapenos in a flash.

How to Make Heart-Shaped Fried Potatoes in 22 Minutes or Less

Anna Sandler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Anna Sandler

Step 4: Realize the recipe has too many steps and is way too difficult for someone who only has one Sponge Bob (i.e., 22 minutes) to make the insane adorable heart potatoes and the rest of breakfast.

10 Recipes For A New Orleans-Themed Super Bowl Party

Food52 | Posted 04.02.2013 | Taste

The Big Game is in New Orleans this year: a city of jazz, of tipsy streets, of boozy slushees, of seafood and jambalaya and rice and lots of alcohol.

Easy Homemade Yogurt With Bananas Foster

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 03.30.2013 | Taste
Kathy Carter Woods

I'd been wanting to make homemade yogurt for years. After much trial and error, I finally figured it out and found the perfect recipe for me: a small batch of unsweetened yogurt.

Whole Grain Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 03.30.2013 | Taste
Kathy Carter Woods

My kids call this cinnamon squirrel bread, you'll call it delicious! This easy homemade bread is ideal for first time bread makers and freezes beautifully!

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 03.28.2013 | Taste
Kathy Carter Woods

Break cooled granola into pieces -- store in an air tight container. Check out my blog for more recipes!

The Taste: A Unique Blend of Mentors Wins the Night

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.27.2013 | TV
Charles Karel Bouley

Part The Voice and part American Idol, The Taste pits home chefs against top chefs in a competition not about presentation or flair but, well, the actual taste of the dish.

The January 28th Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.27.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The first Dinner Party of the second season is around the corner and kicks off with an incredible line-up.

Rosemary-Brined Fried Chicken

Food52 | Posted 03.27.2013 | Taste

A fried chicken that will not fail you, that is speedy enough to fit into your busy, tired, chicken-deprived lifestyle, and that is more than worth what little trouble it asks of you.

10 Winter Comfort Foods

Food52 | Posted 03.27.2013 | Taste

Let's just resolve to make some comfort food, shall we?

The 5 Best Gluten-Free Super Bowl Bites

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 03.26.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The Super Bowl is not the most gluten-free friendly of events. But since eating salad and Kind bars might get you even more flack than cheering for the wrong team, I've put together some gluten-free Super Bowl options that are simple to make at home.

How To Make Homemade Mozzarella

Michelle Won | Posted 01.24.2013 | Taste
Michelle Won

Mozzarella is one of God's greatest creations. I recently spent some time with Chef Giulio Adriani from Forcella and watched him make mozzarella from scratch. This is his best outline of how to do it.

Get Down & Dirty With Sweet Potatoes And Yams

Food52 | Posted 03.26.2013 | Taste

Native to Central and South America, sweet potatoes are one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world -- going as far back as 8000 BC!

Game Day Recipe: Fried Avocado Tacos

Food52 | Posted 03.26.2013 | Taste

Like no taco you've ever seen, it features creamy, crispy breaded avocado at center stage, supported by a sesame cabbage slaw, cilantro-kissed crema, and simmered pinto beans.

Cooking Off The Cuff: Pork Sirloin With A Sauce Built On Faded Memory

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.26.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

The onion-pear sauce for this pot-roasted pork has its origins in an imprecise recollection that has been rattling around in my memory since some time in the late 1990s or very early 2000s.

In the Kitchen with Ludo

One For The Table | Posted 03.24.2013 | Taste
One For The Table

It was a bit surreal to find myself standing with Ludo Lefebvre, a top chef, and have him ask me to separate dozens and dozens for a multi-course dinner for 80 people.

10 Chili Recipes For Game Day

Food52 | Posted 03.24.2013 | Taste

There are few things as lovable -- as comforting, as forgiving, as deeply soul- and body-satisfying -- as chili in the winter.

Secrets Of California Wine Country

Tamar Lowell | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Tamar Lowell

I recently went to visit a dear friend, a long time resident of Sonoma, who happens to be very plugged into the Sonoma culinary scene, and I got to see just what makes insider-Sonoma so special.

Self-Taught Chef Becomes Cooking Show Star

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Taste
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Chef Josh Marks, also known as "The seven foot Chef," is taking America by storm with his passion for the culinary arts and his ability to make food taste better and be healthier for all of us who to love to eat.

Get Down & Dirty With Dark Leafy Greens

Food52 | Posted 03.19.2013 | Taste

We're taking a nose dive into the salad bowl with a half-dozen varieties of dark leafy greens.

10 Warm Salads

Food52 | Posted 03.19.2013 | Taste

We're turning to warm salads this January: salads that are comforting, filling, and (bonus!) can be stretched throughout the week.

Pro Chefs. Your Kitchen.

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 03.18.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Kitchensurfing brings the chefs to your kitchen The home-field advantage - any bookie or stats geeks will tell you it's a real, even if they can't te...

Cooking Off the Cuff: Very Oniony-Mushroomy Soup

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.18.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

It was clearly an onion soup, and it was clearly a mushroom soup: All the key elements, including the sage, were there for the tasting.

Sunday Fundays: Making the End of the Week Meaningful Again

Jason Taylor | Posted 03.17.2013 | Miami
Jason Taylor

During my NFL days, my idea of Sunday Fundays -- suiting up to take on an opponent -- was much different than the current take that many Americans have. But now, the concept of Sunday Funday has taken on a whole new meaning.