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The Best Ever 'BBQ Pitmasters'

Meathead | Posted 08.04.2012 | Food
Meathead

Like a hungry farmer raised on real Southern smoke-roasted pit barbecue, for the last two years this franchise has a been serving me boiled ribs, and when presented with the real deal, I am gobbling it down.

Retirement RX: No Shortcuts and Whole Cashews Only

Martha Nelson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

Now that I'm retired, I should have enough time to treat everyday projects with tenderness and care. I should be able to do things without rushing, to create a life without shortcuts.

The Secret Diary Of A Foodie: Part Two

Anna Brones | Posted 08.01.2012 | Food
Anna Brones

Whatever happened to the foodie that was in search of love and a good greens blog? We snagged her journal for a follow-up.

7 No-Cook Salads

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Get yourself a pile of fresh vegetables, slice a bit, chop a bit -- and ta da! Lunch, dinner, an appetizer, a side dish: all in less than 10 minutes.

Finally, BBQ Pitmasters Gets It Right

Meathead | Posted 07.31.2012 | Food
Meathead

After three seasons of practice, BBQ Pitmasters, a reality cooking competition that is decidedly not Top Chef, has finally found the recipe.

10 Sensational Summer Sandwiches

Will Levitt | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Will Levitt

There's something about taking fresh summer produce and placing it between some good bread (and maybe a smear of mayo or goat cheese) that is simply irresistible.

7 Weeknight Shrimp Dinners

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

The word "shrimp" in a main course promises a dinner that's fast, healthy and protein-packed: a savior on a weeknight, an elegant companion at a party and every role in between.

7 Gorgeous Spring Pea Recipes

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Each part of the pea plant -- the tiny peas themselves, their shoots, even their pods (which can be simmered to make a broth) -- tastes of the sweet, sunny days of spring.

How To Core A Head Of Iceberg Lettuce In 3 Seconds

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Saveur Magazine is at it again. We're sure you remember their ten second garlic-peeling trick from a few months ago. Well, this time they've shaved se...

Cooking Holidays Keep You True to Your Diet, and Budget

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Food
Karin Kloosterman

If I had bags of money I would eat out at good restaurants every day. But the cost of eating really healthy organic food where I live and roam is next...

How to Raise a Chef

Gillian Clark | Posted 07.29.2012 | Food
Gillian Clark

My father's food needed to survive him. We discovered that we were all cooking his food. Before we even knew his time on earth was coming to an end, he was living on in all of us.

7 Lemony Twists On Memorial Day Drinks

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Tired of plain old lemonade? These chilled drinks take this classic summer quencher for a spin with the addition of the season's favorite ingredients.

10 Recipes For A Memorial Day BBQ Feast

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Memorial Day signifies the start of summer, and to start it off on the right foot we're throwing a backyard barbecue feast.

Are You a Rachael or a Martha?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.24.2012 | Food
Natalie Thomas

"I'm a better baker than cook." That was my go-to party line while dating when asked about my kitchen prowess. I imagined myself a Martha: all cakes and confections. Talk about delusions of grandeur!

Jamie Oliver Speaks With People Around the Globe on Food Revolution Day (VIDEO)

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 07.22.2012 | Food
Robyn O'Brien

Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide. To address it, Jamie Oliver launched the first-ever, global Food Revolution Day which took place in 620 cities around the globe.

The Spice Wizard That Sells To The Country's Best Chefs

Food & Wine | Posted 07.21.2012 | Food
Food & Wine

Sercarz's custom blends are his form of loving attention -- not just to a client's culinary tastes, but to her cravings and curiosity; her past, present and future; her off-the-cuff associations; her mundane routines and dreams.

Cooking With Mayonnaise

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

"Your grandfather hates mayonnaise." My grandmother looked right at me, and that's when I deciphered the code. He had behaved badly. And she was leveling the marriage field.

The ‘Make It Or Break It’ Age For Your Health (And 8 Ways To Revamp Your Routine)

Nancy Deville | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

The early 40s are the years to make significant changes to head off accelerated aging. It's a "make or break it" time of life. You can tailspin into aging, or you can revamp and renew yourself.

7 Sweet Strawberry Recipes

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Strawberries have arrived! They have finally burst into the stands of the Greenmarket, gracing us with their sweet and delicate perfume.

Food 101: Why College Students Should Learn How to Cook

Will Levitt | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Will Levitt

Too many students leave college without any knowledge of how to cook for themselves. Learning how to microwave instant ramen is not a cooking skill. When we enter the real world, we need to be able to provide for ourselves.

7 Dressed-Up Chicken Breasts

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Here are seven reasons to give chicken breasts a chance -- 7 ways to turn a blank slate into a wonderful meal.

What's New From the National Restaurant Association

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.11.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The National Restaurant Association show is a force to be reckoned with, representing a significant inflow of tourism dollars for the city of Chicago.

9 (Mostly) Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Whether you surprise her with breakfast in bed or a leisurely brunch, here are nine ideas for a feast that will leave everyone contented, well fed, and wishing every day was Mother's Day.

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.