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Seduction by Cooking

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

There are only two human activities that involve all five senses simultaneously. One is eating. The other is sex.

Valentine's Vittles: Vegan, Gluten Free and Va-Va-Voom Recipes

Carolyn Scott | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Carolyn Scott

You want a romantic evening but you don't want to deal with reservations. You want to knock your socks off of your Valentine with your mad, slick kitchen skills. Well, this menu will be your chance to shine and get your romance on.

9 Edible Valentines

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Valentine's Day is a wonderful mid-February excuse to celebrate, indulge, and nostalgically recall the grade school days of exchanging paper cards and carnations.

Should Everyone Avoid Gluten for Good Health?

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

So many people in recent years have been completely eliminating gluten, which is found in wheat and grains, from their diet. And while for some people this is important to good health, most of us can be more moderate. My advice: Instead of wheating yourself out, vary your carbohydrates.

6 Dinner Sandwiches

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Whether it's a wrap or a panini, on a baguette or a bun, nearly every culture has recognized that there's something to be said about putting the perfect combination of ingredients on bread.

The Soup-er Bowl

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

At the parties you'll all be throwing this Sunday, give the chili a year off. Because 2012 is the year of the chowder: New England vs. Manhattan, clam vs. clam.

10 Super Bowl Classics

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

If you're going to be parked on the couch for several hours heavily invested (or not) in a sporting event, might as well have some great food to keep you company.

Bark Butter: Why Every Hot Dog Needs a Little More Pork Fat

Liza de Guia | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

"We're in New York. We have dirty water dogs. But, I'll be honest, I don't love a boiled hot dog. I'll probably never eat one again." Meet Josh Shar...

Gourmet Gridiron: Healthy, Vegan and Gluten Free Super Bowl Menu and Recipes

Carolyn Scott | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Carolyn Scott

The holidays are behind us but an all American tradition is coming up quick -- Super Bowl Sunday! No matter if you actually watch the game or are just there for the commercials, the best part is the food.

8 Super Bowl Drinks

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

From the classic Bloody Mary to more exotic spirits, we've got you covered for all four quarters. Here are eight drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the big game.

44 Square Miles of Forgotten Men

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago
Linda Novick O'Keefe

The word "Food Desert" was coined to describe Chicago. Can the Emanuel administration truly make Chicago the city in a garden? Can they make the city that works, work for everyone?

Cooking Is Where the Heart Is

Robin Hoffman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Robin Hoffman

It wasn't about the food -- it was about how I was preparing it and what was happening in my own mind and heart at the same time. I cooked to heal myself -- and through healing myself I extended my healing to others in the form of food.

Turn Up The Heat

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Here are nine recipes to give you that kick in the middle of winter, that necessary jolt when it's gray outside.

5 Ways To Use Leftover Bread

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

There's a reason they call it the daily bread -- it's never the same after 24 hours. Fortunately, thrifty cooks are always coming up with ways to make use of whatever's left over.

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

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

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?