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On Food and Memory

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Charlotte Safavi

In addition to being a serious cookbook with more than 50 Polish recipes (from pierogi to poppy-seed cake) taken from Beata's grandmother's handwritten notes, Rose Petal Jam is also part memoir and part travelogue.

My Love Affair With Cooking

Robin Hoffman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Robin Hoffman

This is the feeling I have been missing the past 10 years -- the feeling of soul alignment, and the feeling of home. All of my creativity and quirks and silliness and talents -- all have a place when I am in the kitchen.

Tom Can't Believe That Grayson Made A Chicken Salad Sandwich On 'Top Chef: Texas'

Posted 03.27.2012 | TV

Feisty cheftestant Grayson went head-to-head with "Top Chef: Texas" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on Bravo) head judge Tom Colicchio over her decision to serve c...

Slow Cooking: Maidu Indian Style

Carole Carson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Carole Carson

As I gathered and shelled acorns under our tree, it was easy to imagine Maidu women in the same place, doing the same thing many years ago. It gave me a great feeling of kinship with the Native Americans.

Learning How to Cook? Here's The First Thing You Need to Know

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Jenny Rosenstrach

These are exactly the questions I asked when I was her age, when I wouldn't have been able to identify a Dutch oven; when I bypassed recipes because they called for an exotic ingredient called chicken stock; when I almost ordered sweetbreads thinking they were some form of pastries.

A Grand Tour Of Italy

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Today, we're taking you on a culinary Grand Tour. Here are nine recipes from the regions of Italy -- from Sicily to Lombardia, Tuscany to Veneto. Buon appetito!

Burns Night Supper

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Every year on poet Robert Burns' birthday (January 25th), lovers of all things poetic and Scottish come together to share a meal and toast (many times over, and make it a single-malt, please) the man himself

Diet, Diabetes And Paula Deen: The Case For Loving Food That Loves Us Back

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Pretending that food doesn't matter to health is at best denial, at worst a serious delusion. We should not mortgage health to pay for culinary delight, any more than we should give up culinary pleasure to purchase health. We can love food that loves us back.

Raw Zucchini Pesto Pasta

Carolyn Scott | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Carolyn Scott

Looking to get all the flavor and satisfaction from your favorite pasta but looking to cut out the calories and starch? Eat all the pasta you want with this raw zucchini pasta!

'Top Chef Texas' Makes Charlize Theron An Evil Feast

Posted 03.19.2012 | TV

In honor of guest judge Charlize Theron's upcoming role as the Evil Queen in "Snow White and the Huntsman," the cheftestants on "Top Chef Texas" (Wed....

Six Steps to a Healthy 2012

Deborah Chud | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Deborah Chud

Everyone I know is recovering from December. Too much of too many good things left us with that morning-after feeling. New Year's resolutions followed, as did 24/7 ads for diets and gym memberships. Now what?

Obesity Epidemic: Spurring a Revolution

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

For our kids to combat the obesity plague, no single strategy is adequate. We need easy access to affordable good food, plus physical activity, plus kids who are not intimidated by kitchen utensils and raw vegetables.

The Non-Foodie's Guide To Throwing A Great Dinner Party

Posted 01.17.2012 | Women

Patti Sewall | The Daily Muse It's your turn to have the gang over for dinner, and - well, let's just say your oven might as well be used for stora...

Freezing Your Way To More Home-Cooked Meals

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

The chest freezers of old, those massive, hulking objects reminiscent of Victorian-era steamer trunks, have been joined by a younger, sleeker breed. It was this stainless steel beauty that caught our eye last week and convinced us to finally take the plunge.

Keep It Simple, Stupid! How to Make a Rice Cream Sundae

Kris Yenbamroong | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home
Kris Yenbamroong

My mortar-pounded nam priks are the best I've had and my pork rinds are like crack, meaning there are a few things I do well. That's because when it comes to matters of the kitchen, I keep it simple, and you should too.

How to Live Without a (Gasp!) Microwave

Organic Authority.com | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home
Organic Authority.com

Tossing that microwave for good might not be as difficult as you think. As you transition, try these tips for easy microwave-free living.

6 Cheese Questions For 'Top Chef All-Star' Fabio Viviani

culture magazine | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
culture magazine

Most people will recognize Fabio Viviani from his appearance on "Top Chef," where his charisma and unparalleled cooking style made him a fan-favorite on Season 5.

CauliMash

Carolyn Scott | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
Carolyn Scott

If mashed potatoes are a weakness, you'll love this veggier, less carbier alternative to your favorite comfort food! Even if you scoff at cauliflower, you'll never know that this dish isn't made from a spud!

Lindsay Drives Women Crazy On 'Top Chef: Texas'

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

Lindsay must have picked up a few kitchen techniques from Gordon Ramsay, the way the foul language flies so casually from her lips on "Top Chef: Texas...

9 Ridiculous Cooking Myths You Probably Believe

www.cracked.com | Posted 03.11.2012 | Comedy

We don't expect all of our readers to know everything about cooking. At least some of our readers probably aren't expert chefs (though, yes, we assume...

Creative Caffeine

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Here are five ways to get your daily buzz -- hot, iced, spiked, coffee, tea and everything in between. Time to wake up!

9 Great Winter Grains

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

The new year has passed, and we're now in detox mode. Resolution mode. Eating more whole grains, happily, falls into these categories.

An Everlasting Meal: Cooking With Economy and Grace

Monica Strawbridge | Posted 03.06.2012 | Miami
Monica Strawbridge

An Everlasting Meal is less a cookbook with page after page of recipes, and more a book full of the author's thoughts about her favorite ways to feed, and even spiritually nourish, people with great food.

The 5 Best New Year's Resolution Foods

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

We're not the biggest believers in New Year's resolutions, especially ones that have to do with vows to go to the gym or to stop eating dinners over 500 calories.

Reason for Not Eating Out #49: Getting Over Your Food Fears

Cathy Erway | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Cathy Erway

Seeing the unsightly necessities of eating eel is a visceral experience that may change your perception of the dish for good. And then you realize that any creature that gives its life so that you can eat is beautiful -- and if you ate it, then it's a part of you now, too.