Courses and Dishes Recipes Channel

Courses & Dishes serve up the best appetizers, salads and main dishes for any appetite. And don't forget the drinks and desserts that complement every meal.


Why was a peanut butter sandwich originally a high-class meal? Do Americans prefer crunchy or smooth? Find out these and other tasty peanut butter facts.

Whether it's a sheet cake from the grocery store or an elaborate chocolate gateau, cakes are the go-to treat when there's a celebration going on. But how did that start — and what's the chemistry behind your favorite creation?

Ketchup is one of the most popular condiments in the U.S. and the world. But as people begin to prefer spicier sauces, what's the future of ketchup?

Walnuts, cashews, almonds and other nuts usually sell removed from their shell, but not pistachios — that's due to an event that happens during the growing process.

Whether you're into craft cocktails, or just like Jack and Coke, you're sure to be stimulated by our list.

The American Civil War was a time of horror, loss and division. Plus many soldiers had to endure a vile, evaporated coffee sludge known as "The Essence of Coffee."

A new study says eating pasta may help you lose weight. We were skeptical too — until we looked at the evidence.

A study showed that people are heavily influenced by the picture on the cake mix box when it came to guessing serving size and calories.

If you’re a clean freak, the thought of a meal cooked on an ongoing basis in a vessel that’s never washed may horrify you. But some swear by nosh prepped in perpetuity.

Egg in your coffee? It may sound odd, but it’s part of an old but enduring method of brewing that devotees say yields a better cup of joe.

What happens when you substitute a blender and a molecular gastronomy ingredient for dairy and steam?

Check out this Cayenne Cinnamon Baby Back Ribs with Maple Glaze Recipe!

Check out this Flank Steak with Tomato Salad Recipe!

Whether piled high on a banquet table or highlighted in an entire episode of Alton Brown’s Food Network show Good Eats, the tenderloin is a versatile cut of meat that creates a variety of moist, delicious sandwiches.

When it comes to sandwiches, which is more important: quality or quantity? While most of us might argue the former, humankind’s quest to continually set the record for the world’s largest sandwich is no small feat. It seems people have been doing this for years now without an end in sight. Let’s look at some recent—and competing, in many instances—records, shall we?

Whether you call it a hoagie, a grinder, or a sub, one thing remains: the hero is about as American as a sandwich can get. And while the nomenclature might vary by region, the history of the hero is pretty straight and narrow, much like, well, the sandwich itself.

So how do you actually go about making one of these culturally cool creations at home? Keep in mind the panini isn’t just some average sandwich to be hastily slapped together. You’ll need an acumen of ingredients, a bit of creativity, and patience.

Sandwiches vary from simple to intricate; healthy to downright artery-clogging.

What's the strangest sandwich you ever ate? Learn about the strangest sandwiches in world in this article.

Can you imagine have your sandwich be made by a famous chef or restaurateur? Check out what famous chef or restaurateur made which sandwich in this article.

Hungry for a grilled cheese sandwich? Here are 5 tips for making a grilled cheese sandwich.

The history of the grilled cheese is a fascinating and delicious story.

Where does the peanut butter and jelly sandwich actually come from? And what makes the trio of ingredients we’ve accepted as totally mundane so utterly divine when layered together?

Hard as it might to look past one's own personal history with the sandwich—say, the paper-bag-lunch sandwich Mom always made or day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches we always scarfed down with Dad—the evolution of that humble food begins long before the modern era.

Sure, you eat within the dark confines of a movie theater (and arguably more than you would in any other venue), but how often do you pay special attention to what’s being eaten on screen? Over the last two decades, sandwiches in particular have played a starring role in some of the country’s most notable films.