Food and Recipes
Here is a place for you to play with your food -- literally: enjoy, have fun with and celebrate food -- but don't worry, we'll still help you get dinner on the table every night.
Want a Perfect Cuppa Joe? Roast Your Own Coffee Beans
How Escargot Evolved From Snail Snack to Treat for the Elite
Capicola: The Italian Dried Meat Tony Soprano Called 'Gabagool'
Spread Holiday Cheer With a Good Mulled Beer
What Is Candy Corn and How Is It Made?
Why Restaurants Are So Loud These Days
How to Cut a Pineapple in 4 Easy Steps
Butter Boards Are Creaming Charcuterie Spreads This Season
5 Ways to Open a Can Without a Can Opener
Does Chicken Soup Really Help When You’re Sick?
5 Fall Foods You Can Forage in Your Own Neighborhood
Sardines: The Stinky Little Fish You Should Be Eating
What Is Imitation Crab Meat? Is the Crab Substitute Vegan?
Macaroon vs. Macaron: Differentiating Between Sweet Treats
Mezcal vs. Tequila: A Guide to Agave-based Spirits
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Foraging is the practice of searching your native environment for edibles — and anybody can do it. Here are five commonly found foraging favorites.
By Kate Morgan
Charcuterie boards featuring processed meats and cheeses are so yesterday. Swirl some fresh butter on a beautiful board and go to town with sweet and savory toppings.
Franken Berry, Count Chocula and Boo-Berry have been resurrected just in time for Halloween. And Frute Brute joins them on the shelves for the first time in nearly a decade.
By Jeremy Glass
Sardines are a great source of protein, vitamins and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, while also containing almost no mercury, so start loading up on these power-packed little swimmers.
By Lauren David
Your mom may have told you to put bananas or peaches in a brown paper bag to help them ripen faster. But does this really work? And why would it?
The fruit of the jabuticaba grows on its trunk and branches and is as sweet as a grape. But it's very perishable once it's picked.
You've undoubtedly heard about heirloom tomatoes, but what's so different about them, and why do they taste so good?
Does your mouth get all excited at the thought of eating a juicy grapefruit? Well, pucker up, because grapefruit is loaded with the vitamins and antioxidants your body needs.
Yeast is the magical component of baking that makes dough rise. But there are lots of kinds out there. Which one is right for your recipe?
By Lauren David
Casu marzu has been called the most dangerous cheese in the world. But Sardinians have been eating it for centuries, so why is it banned and is it really so bad?
America just can't do without Mexican avocados. And the Mexican cartels want a piece of the pie.
They're two popular types of long-grain rice, both with roots in Asia. But what makes them different from each other?
By Alia Hoyt
Winter squashes are abundant this time of the year. Each has a different flavor profile and they're all super easy to prepare.
By Muriel Vega